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Old 13-02-2018, 02:31 PM   #101
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Fantastic work!

Some advice though - the powder coating looks to lack coverage in places - I'd look to get some protection inside those areas - perhaps some BiltHamber products.
Which parts in particular did you notice?
I have 2 cans each of bh cavity wax and dynax ub that need using.

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Old 13-02-2018, 03:35 PM   #102
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Which parts in particular did you notice?
I have 2 cans each of bh cavity wax and dynax ub that need using.

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Sometimes the blaster is more enthusiastic than the coater!

Particularly inside the cavities and anywhere you can see the blasted surface without powder coat - it may just be dust/residue but I can see some white areas in your images.

With any chips as well - they may look nothing now but they soon develop into worse.
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Old 13-02-2018, 04:13 PM   #103
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Sometimes the blaster is more enthusiastic than the coater!

Particularly inside the cavities and anywhere you can see the blasted surface without powder coat - it may just be dust/residue but I can see some white areas in your images.

With any chips as well - they may look nothing now but they soon develop into worse.
The white/faded areas are dust and lots of it!
I'll definitely see to getting some protection inside the cavities before it goes back on the road. There are a few chips as well that will be touched up soon🖒

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Old 02-04-2018, 09:55 PM   #104
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Time for an update.

I'll start by saying progress is slow, really slow!
I'd set my self the goal of having the the car painted and back in one piece by the end of May leaving me the summer to sort out things like having it tuned (big plans here ). starting the interior, MOT etc etc but realistically I can't see that happening.
This is further complicated by the fact that last month the land owner of all the units including the one where my car resides decided to change the lease terms from 12 months to five years! At the same time increasing the costs of said units so effectively making the overheads unaffordable for the guy who does my car.
Btw said lease runs out this june!
So with this spanner thrown into the works I'm not sure where the car will be come summer time.

With that off my chest I'll move onto the small amount of progress that has been made.

The rear brake lines have been shaped trial fitted and just need painting.



New hand brake cables have been purchased and fitted along with new retaining clips.







The fuel tank has also been cleaned up and trial fitted along with some stainless steel straps.

If you look carefully at the last pic you might be able to see two retaining bracket things hanging off the cables. Two holes need to be drilled into the chassis gussets for these to fix into.

I think that just leaves fitting of the exhaust heat shields and the underside is pretty much there.

Next up was the painting of a new fuel filler neck. Along with the cleaning up of the drive shafts which will also be painted.




Hopefully I'll have some more pics of these soon along with the rest of the brake and clutch lines being prepped and painted.

Rear brake caliper carriers following one treatment of BH deox gel.



Then re applied and wrapped up for a second treatment.



They should be pretty clean after this and ready for paint along with the new rear calipers.
The front calipers will be given to BCS in a couple of weeks time to be rebuilt and painted. The alloy wheels will also be given to BCS for a refurb.

And now the part that I've been planning since the start of the new year. My big power engine build

To start with the engine and gearbox were split along with the engine being stripped down to just the head and block.



This left me with a boot load of parts to put into storage.



So to build an engine your going to need parts, lots of lovley shiny new parts lol.

Forged rods and piston kit.


ARP head stud and bolt kit.


High flow oil pump with billet steel gears.






Heavy duty timing belt kit.


With these parts collected the engine was loaded into my mondeo and taken to the builder over the easter weekend.
Final specs were discussed which included custom spec camshafts, Up rated valve springs, a ported head and a lightened and balanced flywheel/clutch assembly.
Time frame should be around 4-6 weeks so hopefully the engine bay is somewhere near ready for it.



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Interesting times ahead then buddy.
The underside looks brilliant. Will be stunning when finished.

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Interesting times ahead then buddy.
The underside looks brilliant. Will be stunning when finished.

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