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Car-19 and the road to recovery

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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:34 pm

So then... holes. Lots of them...different size ones too. Problem is.... how to make them :think:

Lets make some tools... good bit of fettlin and more importantly, no cost. Rummage... ah-ha, this will do.... ohh, so will this :geek:

Need to make neat holes like this.
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Socket, vice, file...go to work:
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Let's sharpen this hollow point punch too:
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Let's test:
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Alreet but to no big stottie... some fine adjustment needed:
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Result :dance:
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Woo-hoo all cut nice and neat like
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Job done:
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Now to crack on making the KGW surround and fit all me lovely pilot bulbs....
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby DavesBRG5 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:39 pm

That looks damn fine :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby nedski » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:27 pm

:handgestures-thumbup: top marks
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:55 pm

Does anyone know what the current draw is from the standard w5w bulbs in the binnacle?

Reason I ask is that I am testing various bulbs, but as I am doing it on the bench I am using a 12v charger (for a torch) to illuminate the binnacle - the output is 12v 200ma. So the ordinary bulbs in the binnacle are dim when all 4 are lit. LED's are no problem... but I am after the warm glow of 'old' style bulbs.

Sorry for poor quality pic... but I prefer this old warm glow as opposed to cold white LED. Can you get LED's that look normal instead of bright white...? Sure I saw somewhere you could get them

Nice vintage glow (but dim due to lack of power)
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Cold White LED
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If I remove two bulbs, this is how I think the normal bulbs look still vintage and not bright white. If I could simulate this with LED's I would be happy :)
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:11 pm

Get some Phillps blue vision 501 bulbs ,also bang some in as your side if they are not detangoed, :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:39 am

Big win today... spent the past 8 hours stripping most of the car in the engine bay, cleaning and putting back together. I was putting off oily bits... but prepped underneath last night and since 4pm today, been underneath, in the bay...and even changed the oil and the (god dammit) easy to get at oil filter...

Worst job was getting 20 odd years worth of grime and oil and crap from the steering rack and subframe... no other way, it has to come off... clean, and put back together. Must remember to bleed this.

Need to fit my new cam cover and the air filter and air filter gubbins... but I was well knackered by midnight so came in. It's not to my usual standard, but that is for another day....

Some pics...

From this...part way through stripping down:

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Many hours later....ti this (ignore the cut off aircon pipes - they will come out when I remove the heat exchanger inside the cabin :) )

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Well pleased, it's presentable... but will be done again when I whip the engine out over winter.

Biggest win was getting the underneath done. This has about an inch thick load of crap all over it... could barely make out the rubber boots. The subframe, sump...everything under there was covered, solid. Good old gunk to the rescue followed by tarpaulin down and wash... some spanner work and it's all looking nice and.... clean :)
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Right...sleep.

Night drivers :)
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:43 am

Also removed permanently the carbon catch can and bridged the vent pipe :)
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:57 am

Found a tiny split at each side just behind the B pillar in the hood, right at the bottom when I had it apart. Had a brainwave last night how to repair it cheaply....will post later on.
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby paggers » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:42 am

Looking good. Some serious dedication there. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby flea » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:32 pm

That looks lovely H :bow-yellow:
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:54 pm

Thankyou kind folk :)

Monumentally HUGE milestone reached today..... I am soooooooooo excited... I wanted to achieve this today and I ahve. Much prep.... in fact loads. I got all the Gravitex on the bottom half of the car, the arches, fuel tank, underneath..... yeeeehaaaa.

After a lot of prep and a lot of sanding and masking (including finding a use for the car cover the previous owner left in boot) I got my big air gun with 2.4mm nozzle, warmed the gravitex up in hot water and set too.

It is hard to photograph, but I think I ahve the manufacturers texture back.... just need to to dry now. First coat was neat, the next coats were watered down with a drop of tinners on each coat, to get the final coat which was ...how can I say... the right amount of 'bobble' ::lol-1::

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Now when I say prep - I mean anal prep. To the extent I took all the previous stuff off so the spot weld thingys appeared on the bottom of the sills... anal I know. However, you can see it all looks neat :)

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I am not doing the black line on the sills as it's going to be all red, apart from the very lower edge of the sills - the bit that sticks down...they will be black.

Right, shower, then beer




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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:50 pm

:handgestures-thumbup: :clap: :coffee:
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby Hamish » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:52 pm

Well, today I took the engine area apart again... and finished it properly :) refurbed loads of bits, fans, bottles, coil pack, inlet, air box, pipes, polished bolts, fitted my gold cam cover, cleaned properly the ht leads...had a fantastic day fettling with this. Really enjoyed myself... got a bad back now though..

So it now looks like this (strut brace not fitted but in place just to see what it looks like :)

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Also went through all the paperwork that came with the car.... found the receipt for the timing belt and water pump kit which was done only 5km ago last year :) WHooppee...saves me a job.
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby flea » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:14 pm

She's looking well nice mate :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Car-19 and the road to recovery

Postby paggers » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:23 am

That's impressive. :handgestures-thumbup:
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