SE5A Project - Swindon

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Post by willholderogri » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:53 am

as phil said drill it out to the core diameter of the thread and retap never failed me yet.


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Post by Rev Light » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:01 pm

This is of course if you managed to keep the drilling centred. Its actually the easy one at the back that is not blind. I will run the next size through and see if I cannot pick the threads out.

As far as the dipstick is concerned, I am sure I tried rotating it. They are quite long studs.

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Post by willholderogri » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:38 am

i see :)


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Post by derekoss » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:56 am

The way to keep a drill on centre when drilling out a stud. Get a piece of flat plate at least 1/2"( but thicker is better) and drill two holes using a vertical drill to keep it square. One the size you want, i.e. tapping size, and one to accommodate an adjacent stud. The second with a bit of clearance.
Bolt down said plate making sure the hole is centred over the broken stud. That will keep your drill in line.

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Post by 747PETE » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:30 am

The drill guide plate idea works too,one way to get those two hole centres spot on:
Trying to judge a hole centre by eye is tricky but if the holes are the same diameter..viz the manifold studs,just measure from edge to adjacent far edge.i.e. the three o’clock position on each adjacent hole,then you have the centres spot on.Centre pop two spots on the plate this distance,drill one hole a tight fit on adjacent stud,then say 1/8” on the broken one.Then graduallyopen That up .It is quicker to do than it took to type.Good luck.Pete......slowly getting sparks now😀



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Post by Rev Light » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:40 pm

Got the stud in, although it is very slightly askew. Thought I would hang the exhaust just to see what it looked like. Now it's time to clean and paint the lower engine bay.

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Post by Rev Light » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:52 pm

Time to sort the engine bay out. Lots of oil and dirt. But the most important thing is to do next is to extract the nose support that was in a very poor state. Typically, we had to resort to the grinder. Triangular sections are reusable, but the rest is junk.
Luckily I have already source a replacement. Off to the powder coaters.
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Post by willholderogri » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:01 pm

steve i made my own and still have a drawing (a club member is making them now forgot his name im afraid )


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Post by Rev Light » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:12 pm

Yep, that's the fella I sourced my nose support from, back in the summer.

It's painted and ready to go in.

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Post by scimjim » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:23 pm

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Post by willholderogri » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:35 pm

Glad you have. It sorted


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Post by Rev Light » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am

Amusingly, when we removed the triangular side supports we snapped one of the securing bolts to the top of the chassis rail. When Jim centre punched the broken bolt, so that we could drill it out, the captive nut and bolt broke off and fell out into the chassis. So we have another little repair to do, down the line.

The thick layer of caked on oil and mud has kept the rest of the chassis in good order. I did momentarily consider not cleaning it all off :wink: But it will make the re-installation of the engine and gearbox less messy.

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Post by willholderogri » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 am

look forward to seeing it steve


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Post by scimjim » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:21 pm

Rev Light wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 am
Amusingly, when we removed the triangular side supports we snapped one of the securing bolts to the top of the chassis rail. When Jim centre punched the broken bolt, so that we could drill it out, the captive nut and bolt broke off and fell out into the chassis. So we have another little repair to do, down the line.
Little repair completed today :D

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Missing nut
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Cut some slots
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So that a new nut will fit inside
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Weldy weld weld
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Grindy grind
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Splash of paint - job done :D
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Jim King

Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Post by Rev Light » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:30 pm

Blimey Jim,

Cheers!

I will be up to finish the cleaning and start painting the lower sections of the engine Sunday.

Thanks again.

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