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 Post subject: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:28 pm 
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Good evening ,
my dolly 1850 has a new sister in the garage :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:52 am 
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Looks good! Where did you find it?


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:36 pm 
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one hour from my home , from an other enthusiast who wanted to find someone able to make all the work it needs
- engine needs rebuild
- gearbox a little bit noisy
-needs a kit of new bushes
-brakes need attention

a few hours to spend doing all these jobs :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:59 pm 
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if somebody can help me to find quality timing chain and tensioners , please pm
the engine doesn't look so bad , compressions avec close to 10.4 kg:cm2 cold and hot
So maybe we will focus on the Bottom engine rebuild .


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:29 pm 
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That's a lovely looking car!

Robsport have a quality timing chain kit with a decent tensioner and they give a discount to TDC members.

If you need decent bearings for the bottom end, I have a good selection of mainly AE Glacier and some Vandervell of different sizes.


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:33 pm 
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good evening ,
does anybody know if this is a good quality one ?


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:50 pm 
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It's a good old one and Unipart rebranded them ..... So a good chance it might be a genuine one :D I think the brand to avoid was "Rolon" Just check the tensioner.

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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:17 am 
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good evening ,
question for the front pulley big bolt (38 mm head) , which looks very difficut to unscrew
is it a normal thread or is it an inverted thread ?


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:25 am 
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It is a normal thread. You need to block the flywheel (you need to remove the starter motor), and, probably, best to have as much room as you can to ensure the big spanner will fit, i.e., remove radiator and fan, at least the fan.
To block the flywheel I used a ford item, only had to slightly enlarge one hole to make it fit the dolly stud pattern for the starter motor. I used this item here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1.

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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:45 pm 
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thanks ,
other question , i need to improve engine cooling .
Considering i can't use an electric waterpump for FIA historic rules , what would ou do ?
i already have a 12 elements waterpump .


Laurent


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:00 pm 
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thanks ,
other question , i need to improve engine cooling .
Considering i can't use an electric waterpump for FIA historic rules , what would ou do ?
i already have a 12 elements waterpump .


Laurent
Hi
If your not alouded to use a electric water pump, what about a belt driven water pump from Ford Essex engine

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:37 pm 
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i will double check , but i think i've got to work with original components , that i can modify with same materials


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:13 am 
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You can only use std.

There's only an updated cooler.

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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:29 am 
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Ok , do you know what is the he difference between the updated one and the original ? Is it possible to modify the original ?


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 Post subject: Re: Froggy dolly 2
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Ok , do you know what is the he difference between the updated one and the original ? Is it possible to modify the original ?
There is a std heavy duty production cooler fitted to some export countries as standard equipment. No need for homologation as it's a standard part. Fortunately nobody knows these dimensions and to what export countries these were fitted. :lol:

There are more of these standard heavy duty items for certain export countries that were fitted on paper and not in real.

The good thing is that you can fit a cooler of your liking as long as it doesn't involve modifying the shell.

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