Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:33 pm

td99 wrote:Agree with Steve, no advantage in brazing oil supply to turbo, just increases problems. S12 has solid oil lines and different routing which could make brazing idea more appropriate in that case.
Re ex manifold, I would suggest getting the turbo mounting face machined flat.

i am not sure what his reasoning was - i will email him and find out- the unit will be picked in a fortnight - i will keep the oil pipe at home!!...thanks folks.



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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:02 am

The S12 manifold is different (the turbo sits at the back) so access is different. Don't braze the pipe on or you'll never be able to fit it.


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:45 am

scimjim wrote:The S12 manifold is different (the turbo sits at the back) so access is different. Don't braze the pipe on or you'll never be able to fit it.

thanks Mr King! noted

Today if i get the chance i will soak the manifold in some vinegar over a few days - hope fully that should help removing rust\grease quite effectively and then tackle the web.



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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by scimjim » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:09 am

Just a thought - you bought this with the manifold in boxes IIRC? May be worth double checking you do actually have a Reliant manifold and not an S12 (that won't fit)

Edit - ignore that - I hadn't seen your pictures on the previous page.


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:47 am

Good day all

just got the following message from the Turbo repairer..

The cause of failure was that the Turbine Housing had failed; it has corroded and cracked to the point where the shaft has been damaged by contact with the cracks. This will be down to manufacturing defects in the housing combined with excessive heat.

We can replace the housing as advised and when you were in Reception along with replacement shaft etc...

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:24 pm

good day all,

having got my recon turbo back on Friday - i only got to check it out today ( as i write) and i can still move the shaft less than 0.5mm side to side - is this within limits or should there by any play at all? i cant see it touching the turbine housing and the play is a lot less than when i took it in...I have emailed the company asking for the expected limits. There is no axial play just side to side wiggle..
I am probably worrying needlessly - hopefully one of the experts can ease my mind....it does look and smell shiny. :)

i have ordered some exhaust gaskets (Adby) and the turbo elbow gasket ( link from sticky)- the recon came with a metal manifold gasket- i also checked the sticky regarding the turbo cooling hoses and will go with the cut banjos and braided hose \clip that Corky posted as an idea :goodpost:

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:03 pm

When its all fitted, ideally you need to crank the engine with the coil disconnected to ensure the turbos primed. If your unsure, crank it with the rubber turbo drain hose off the sump to ensure oil flow through the core


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:47 pm

whilst i wait for the rest of the turbo bits- braided hose left..

i have been soaking the ex man in white vinegar ( 5 days) - this has loosened and removed some of the carbon deposits - followed by oven cleaner and paint stripper. It's getting there...

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will give it another 5 days of oven cleaner and paint stripper and then possibly burning the rest off. I will finish the outside by blasting to ready the VHT paint as suggested..

the heat shield has been receiving similar treatment -

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:51 am

good day all,

some pics of the manifold\heat shields- are the cracks in the manifold as expected ?
Most of the carbon has been removed after i took a plastic bottle brush to it -but i am currently hacking together a laptop camera to peer inside..
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hopefully re-assembly will start after i get the manifold bleadblasted and the mating surfaces trued..next weekend :)

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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by Corky » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:03 pm

Hopefully that crack on the turbo port isn't too deep. Once you start grinding out the other material you should have a better idea. It is possible to MIG some weld into the cracks. I did mine on fairly low power to prevent blowing holes in it. It was quite a successful repair and is still going fine as far as I know.


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:07 pm

Corky wrote:Hopefully that crack on the turbo port isn't too deep. Once you start grinding out the other material you should have a better idea. It is possible to MIG some weld into the cracks. I did mine on fairly low power to prevent blowing holes in it. It was quite a successful repair and is still going fine as far as I know.

okay...thanks ...it does look a bit scary- i will ask my mate to weld in any cracks afterwards.



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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:02 pm

Good day all,

I have started grinding the manifold webs today - i take it there is no quick process here...just use grinding stones and lots of effort

I am using these of Ebay Grinding stones - i assume these will do the trick?
Will upload progress later today..

Ta

Manny

PS on another note - i have been given a free!!!! red hardtop for my SS1.... a passer by got chatting to me when i was tinkering with the GTE...( last weekend).. mentioned my SS1 and low and behold ...will take a pic later today...they cant be cheap\plentiful!!! ..i did offer £50..but he was not interested.. :D :D
It has a heated rear glass screen - and looks good - no idea how it attaches yet...the SS1 is stored elsewhere..



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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:22 pm

I usually use a die grinder and carbide cutting tools such as this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matco-Tools-1 ... SwzvlW~VIw

most of the stones are crap quality, but if you can drop on a 'proper' make they will do too, but most are naff in my experience


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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:06 pm

I will chance it with these first - I only have a drill - so may look for an engineering shop in the area instead..

Carbide 8MM Rotary

thanks for the suggestion -where's the Sun gone!!!



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Re: Manny's SS1 1800 Ti

Post by manny » Sun May 01, 2016 12:17 pm

Good day all,

progress on the manifold so far- hopefully on the right path...?

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so far this has used up one and half grinding stones- but as the remaining metal is a lot thicker - i have ordered the carbide light sabre jobbies recommended in the last post

Ta Manny

PS was the manufacturing of manifolds still under progress - I saw the thread ...
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