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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:24 pm 
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The car is looking Great :D :D I see your fuel hoses are stainless,are they rubber hoses or the teflon hoses,on my car i used the rubber hoses but changed them for the teflon type,how did you get on with fitting the fittings

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they are Teflon :)

the fittings can be a bit annoying....but overall ok.

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:26 pm 
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It’s turning into a wonderful thing Pete. Keep the updates coming please.

I hope you don’t mind being the centre of attention? That is green! Love it…… :D


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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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It’s turning into a wonderful thing Pete. Keep the updates coming please.

I hope you don’t mind being the centre of attention? That is green! Love it…… :D
Hi Bish,

Thanks for the kind words :)

The idea is for it to be loud and noisy and stand out. Also, it needs to stand up next to the vermilion and mimosa cars also in the family.

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:20 pm 
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Hello All,

Happy New Year!

We've had some sporadic progress on 'Kermit' recently, hopefully you will enjoy the pictures below.

Along with thinking about what specific specification I want the engine to be (it's narrowed down to two camshafts, one from SBD the other QED), the engine(block, head, crank etc) are with a machinist based just outside of Aylesbury for the general machining work.

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freshly skimmed head :eyes4u:

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The block was ceramic coated by a company based neared to Bicester, however when it came back the machinist refused it due to the quality. He is now going to do it himself.

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some slight workshop envy.....

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we do not need to bore the block, meaning there is potential to use the original Vauxhall forged pistons(if i go for the QED option)

Our good friend Alan has also completed the fabrication on the uprights for the front brake setup. The disc is 280mm from a VW Corrado, along with the caliper.

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I have also done the infamous 'breather mod' on the plate which sits in the cam cover. This is to prevent 'oil hangup' in the head, where it gets stuck on top of the plate and cant return back to the sump. Instead, it exits the engine either through the oil catch tank or down the inlet valves, causing puffs of blue smoke. The small plate is left to act as a baffle to stop the camshafts chucking oil out of the breather.

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Thanks for your time in reading this, and dont hesitate to ask any questions!

Pete

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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What is the purpose/idea getting the engine block ceramic coated ?

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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What is the purpose/idea getting the engine block ceramic coated ?

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Looks good and theoretically, shouldn't flake off.

Have a look towards the end of this video, the finish is superb

https://youtu.be/g3zVJemKulM

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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Why did you weld the Brake caliper mounting bracket to the yoke,and not just bolt it to the yoke ?


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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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Why did you weld the Brake caliper mounting bracket to the yoke,and not just bolt it to the yoke ?
i imagine its because we couldnt bolt the adaptor to the yoke and then bolt the caliper to the adaptor whilst keeping it under the wheel

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Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:12 am 
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Just read through this whole thing, what a journey! The colour is really incredible, good call on the vinyl roof, and I think Yellow sprint badges will work really well on the green too. Your mum popping in every so often had me chuckling to myself. Great work Pete, keep it going!

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Just read through this whole thing, what a journey! The colour is really incredible, good call on the vinyl roof, and I think Yellow sprint badges will work really well on the green too. Your mum popping in every so often had me chuckling to myself. Great work Pete, keep it going!
Thanks Jake! Cheers for stopping by.

Honestly, the pictures don't do the colour justice, it is really something in the 'metal'.

More progress soon.....

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Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
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 Post subject: The Supergreen Sprint
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:54 pm 
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Hello All,

I hope you are doing well :)

Various things have happened since my last update, let me know what you think.

First thing is restoration and fitment of wiper assembly and some washer bottle refurb.

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Various other updates will follow shortly.....

Let me know what you think!

Thanks,

Pete

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Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13
Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 11:07 pm 
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When i did my washer bottle bracket , i powder coated the bracket and used rivenuts to hold it together


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It's ashame you scratched your freshly painted wiper motor, they can be a bugger to fit.

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When i did my washer bottle bracket , i powder coated the bracket and used rivenuts to hold it together
more on this to follow :P
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It's ashame you scratched your freshly painted wiper motor, they can be a bugger to fit.
it really was a bugger to fit, that's why it's scratched! considering the scratch is so visible i may get busy with a brush and some black paint....

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Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13
Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 9:54 pm 
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Hello All,

This is another random progress picture dump, in an effort to try and get us back up to date.

Enjoy :)


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Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13
Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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