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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:33 pm

Great when the pump kicks in and then it just starts and idles steadily though :D


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:54 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:30 pm
I know what you mean, but you just have to say sod it some times! It’s all fused, what’s the worse that could happen? :lol:
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Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:51 pm

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Post by lozzzzzz » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:13 am

Fantastic work Mike, you're doing a cracking thorough job! keep the updates coming!


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Post by superleggo » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:37 pm

Mikey

At some stage you have just got to turn the key. I had 4 goes on my Zetec camper. The first three not much happened. but I was caught out when it started and then idled.

Wear a hard had as you will be leaping around the garage and the roof will be lower than you think!!!

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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:43 pm

So I am progressing but its bit of a mini front end restoration.

Anyways

Therapy. I bought an old school pipe flanging thing tool and its great. I love making brake pipes.

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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:52 pm

I'm cleaning up the chassis. Only doing the front end first, before engine goes back in.

It was disgusting. 40 years of 20W50 all over it with grit and dust hard packed.

But boy did it preserve the chassis well. :D :D :D This is the only rust and its surface rust.
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and a bit of a snack to keep me going
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and yes Beacham is my surname....

So i needed those because this little bugger
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was an almighty challenge. It holds the suspension mounting on and it was completely and utterly seized in. No amount of heat etc would shift it. So i dug out the drilllllllll
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got there in the end.
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you can see the rust damage is a hole just to the left of the bolt hole. No doubt from the radiator leaking prior to my ownership.
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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 pm

impressive drilling eh ? This was the 4" bolt
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Post by MadMax » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 pm

Swiss levels of bolt drilling precision.Bet that took a while, good work. :shock:

I have an area in my toolbox at work where I keep parts that almost ruined my life. (very stuck bolts etc)


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 am

That’s an impressive use of a drill, Mike! :shock:


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:56 am

I've bin lookin' at yer recent pictures an' must comment on the pipe-bender. Very nice tool which suits your style o' drivin' perfectly, on the handle thingy O (original) R (radical) an' L (loopy)!😁

Yer drillin' skills are impressive, reminds me of a pal who had three kids with the same birthdays. He was a precision borer😜



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Post by Alan SS1 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm

philhoward wrote:
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That’s an impressive use of a drill, Mike! :shock:
especially when still attached to the chassis :D


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Post by MikeyBikey » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:55 pm

Despite loads of effort the wipers have always been rubbish. Memories of pelting rain and the single wiper lifting at 100mph whilst trying to negotiate the anglesey circuit still haunt me.

So i'm going with a mk1 golf unit. I have one of those and the wipers are fantastic. Smooth, solid right pace . So I mocked it up in my head and I thought, blimey its made to fit.....

So I brought one


drilled a few holes
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Went to fit but poo, the ends are different and the lhs fouls the windscreen.

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but rhs (passenger is ok)
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So i bought another
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cut em up
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welded it together ( to embarrassed to show my welding) :oops:


fitted it but its a bit tight so I did some sculpting using an angry grinder
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Job done.

Where's the red stripe, It is friday after all.


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Post by philhoward » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm

If it’s doesnt fit at the first attempt, deploy the angry grinder until it does..


Like your style, Mike :mrgreen:


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Post by spegru » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:48 am

I've yet to test the wipers on my SE6 but since the Leyland/Lucas system is so common I can nevertheless report from 3 other vehicles that a new motor does absolute wonders for wiping performance



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