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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Starting to get the engine bay ready while the weather is horrible, quite comfy sitting in the engine bay tinkering!

Trying to get all the bits in that will be awkward with the engine in.

Going to have to clean the heater blower again as its sat on the shelf too long, is bugging me now so much I might take it back out grr !!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:49 am 
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John, it looks like the front part of the blower assembly needs to be turned to the next screw, if you see what I mean. The bracket should be further down.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:51 pm 
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I see ya point Martin, that is how it came off.

I'll take it off and change it, and also give it a clean as it sat on the shelf to long.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:51 pm 
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Thought I'd get the pipes ready as the new rad is on its way.

Time to get the engine in soon and free up some space in the garage as want the interior out next.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:56 pm 
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A few more bits done, and hopefully put the engine/ gearbox back in tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Finally the engine/gearbox is back where it belongs and I have space in my garage again.

Getting the engine mounts to line up and in was a real pain in the a**e


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:28 pm 
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Getting the engine mounts to line up and in was a real pain in the a**e
Everyone moans about that, especially with new mounts! Personally i've not had a problem, just lucky I guess!

Is that Nightfire red?

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It's Ruby red candy over a silver metallic base coat, hopefully it will look good when I spray the whole car

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:17 pm 
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A few more bits done, starting to take shape !!


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Been busy removing dents as it seems someone had a party on the bonnet and three of the four doors are rotted along the bottoms. Gutted the inside of the dolly so that when I get a spare day I can replace the drivers foot well. Seems an endless quest to find good metal. I need to get the motivation back and crack on as ideally I want to paint it early summer. But the worst rust is at the back along the chrome trim areas not looking forward to that as have to make the repair pieces too.

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