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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
« Reply #195 on: 18:54, Thu 18 February 2010 »
hey jimmy lovely job mate wheels are awsome aswell something completely different,thats whats its all about,are you gonna be painting under the bonnet blue or keep it satin black? i just cant wait to see this all back together and looking fresh keep up the excellent work bud  8)

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
« Reply #196 on: 08:56, Fri 19 February 2010 »
under the bonnet is going to be a different colour also, the black is just stone chip to protect it. spend last eveing on it and my bro is coming over again today to get the engine mocked up in the bay

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (09/02/2010)
« Reply #197 on: 01:20, Sat 20 February 2010 »
todays work - 19/02/2010

smoothed the strut tops





ready to be trial fitted





seam sealed





bulk head smoothed









gearbox in





engine in





hoses on



mock boost pipes made up







the end result



next step is remove it all and finish the bay and paint

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
« Reply #198 on: 09:24, Fri 26 February 2010 »
Nice work mate, I was Pervin on this and the orange one at French car show last year lol! Duno if ul remember my old car from last years show it was a c2 code on modernlines..

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
« Reply #199 on: 19:13, Fri 26 February 2010 »
I can smell the Tax and MOT  :wink:
to Big to Big, will find another soon!!!

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
« Reply #200 on: 19:27, Sat 27 February 2010 »
long way from mot yet. its still taxed though lol

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
« Reply #201 on: 22:31, Sat 06 March 2010 »
Hi there i started to work for carrilion last year in bury st edmunds and i have noticed this car is always parked outsided on the main road is this the car.   :D  :D

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
« Reply #202 on: 23:43, Sat 06 March 2010 »
salahithe1 - yes thats the one. im a mechanic at mazda opposite carillion.

ive been busy todayand heres what ive done :

decided to give the other blue renualt in my life a good clean and polish
(my gf's dci clio)



first up on the 5 was to get the engine back out. took all of about 2mins without a crane on my own



after a quick clean i masked up the bay



then on with some primer











then on with the paint



thats after two coats, then i ran out of paint. another couple of coats of paint, a wet flat and loads of laqure and it should be a job done.

i'll get some better pics tomorrow in the light

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (06/03/2010)
« Reply #203 on: 00:50, Sun 07 March 2010 »
Good stuff dude  :D

Are you changing the colour of the whole car or just the bay?

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (20/02/2010)
« Reply #204 on: 10:43, Sun 07 March 2010 »

Holy crap :!: How did you get you gearbox that clean? I took mine down my local jetwash - was a total waste of time and 2.45, I sealed the diff off 1st, don't want water in there but there's too many nooks and crannies to get into to clean? Did you strip yours? :?:
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first up on the 5 was to get the engine back out. took all of about 2mins without a crane on my own
I'm guessing you're built like a brick sh*thouse then?

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (06/03/2010)
« Reply #205 on: 19:15, Tue 09 March 2010 »
sctacher - just the engine bay is changing colour

5-mission - im just getting used to lugging that engine around lol.
i steamed the gearbox off at work and then gave it a lick of paint lol

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
« Reply #206 on: 22:59, Mon 15 March 2010 »
finally another update

first up is the steering wheel. out with the old and in with the newer





then next was my bargin of polished parts. cleaned up and fitted





i also have polished alternator mount and bottom pulley. i decided i didnt want to use he timing chain cover and rear lifting eye though

the block in process of being built







freshly wrapped manifold



inlet fitted





and a better shot of the manifold and turbo



next up is to wrap the downpipe and turbo elbow

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
« Reply #207 on: 23:15, Mon 15 March 2010 »
o and hers how the 5 sits atm






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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
« Reply #208 on: 23:51, Mon 15 March 2010 »
veeeeery nice...i can see the haynes manual on the table
great work!!!

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Re: my '86 restoration - keeping the dream alive (15/03/2010)
« Reply #209 on: 00:04, Tue 16 March 2010 »
that table is my car lol