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jimmy_b

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #255 on: 11:24, Sat 22 May 2010 »
small update, passed its mot on wed with only a brake light bulb needed.
small problem on way home though resulting in a snapped rocker shaft  :(

main thing is its got the green ticket and ive got all the spares to have it back in a few days

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i'll update pics soon

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #256 on: 21:48, Sun 23 May 2010 »
engine problems

i think the liner seals have spung a leak





snapped rocker shaft clamp





head off to inspect for any damage, and all seams ok





sump removed to clean out and gain access to conrod bolts to remove liners



will remove liners one eve and inspect them and refit everything

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #257 on: 22:36, Sun 23 May 2010 »
What a PITA!

That's what happens when you make the engine bay nice and clean, it plays up and everything gets covered in oily hand prints again.  :roll:

Good luck!

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #258 on: 23:09, Mon 24 May 2010 »
now built back up. not bad for an evenings work.
oil and coolant tomorrow and then its running again.

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #259 on: 23:20, Mon 24 May 2010 »
What did you find in the inside of the engine?

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #260 on: 07:27, Tue 25 May 2010 »
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What did you find in the inside of the engine?

Oil , rods , cam , connectors , a little bit of swarf...


( sorry couldnt resist ! )  :D

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #261 on: 11:42, Tue 25 May 2010 »
Haha, ok, what did you find 'broken' in the engine. hows that

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #262 on: 18:23, Tue 25 May 2010 »
only thing broken was the rocker shaft end cap. my spare rocker shaft sorted that problem out.

also took out liners etc. found some corrosion around where the liner seals go, which would explain the coolant and oil mixing. all cleaned and rebuilt and hopefully have it running this eve

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #263 on: 18:25, Tue 25 May 2010 »
Nice, nothing major then :D

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (16/05/2010)
« Reply #264 on: 15:22, Sat 19 June 2010 »
bit of an update for you all -

since my last post i found that the cylinder head had a crack which was the cause of the oil and coolant mixing. i have since replaced the head with a spare that i had presure tested and skimmed. i didnt want to take any chances this time with it only a week before fcs10

the running in period is going well. roughly 200miles covered now (almost a full tank already!)

its first proper drive was to fcs so it was abit of a test for it after a few teething problems. luckily the journey there was eventless

heres a few pics from fcs10











also last nite i picked up some new seats for the 5. i plan on getting them retrimmed in cream leather with cream suede centres



and after a clean, heres my current interior









and the 5 safely home again (wheels havent got too dirty yet)




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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
« Reply #265 on: 17:26, Sat 19 June 2010 »
Looks really smart!  8)

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
« Reply #266 on: 11:35, Sun 20 June 2010 »
lookin brilliant m8  :wink:

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
« Reply #267 on: 22:22, Thu 15 July 2010 »
not really an update but it should soon be going for a full respray as im not happy with the current paint on the car. the roof chequers have gone now also

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
« Reply #268 on: 13:15, Sun 05 September 2010 »
what where the old wheels u have in the pic on there they well nice ?

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (19/06/2010)
« Reply #269 on: 14:21, Sun 05 September 2010 »
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what where the old wheels u have in the pic on there they well nice ?

The original graphite coloured wheels?

If so, they are the wheels that come on the Clio Williams.