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Pete B

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July not much changed went away on a holiday and trying get engine rebuild in place.Fitted sound deadening to inside of floor along with carpets


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Pete B

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August 2018 seats and belts have gone in .Door waist seals and the mirrors


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Pete B

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September 2018 not surprizing couldn't reach the switches when strapped into the seats so made up a new housing and moved fog light switch with brake level check light
So that is up to date so far my engine is in the process of being rebuilt then going to rebuild the gearbox run it N/A untill run in and then have a go at adding turbo/ intercooler


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Excellent effort. It's good to see it nearly completed. Nice choice in colour to.

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wayne miller

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Agree with Phil on the colour choice. It looks great


Pete B

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Thanks for the comments think colour choice has been hardest part of the build so far was going to be almond green originally then started liking the way tweed grey looks a bit green in the sunshine so looked for a green/grey . Similar to this think its actually tweed grey.


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wayne miller

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I'm thinking Olde English White for mine next year.......but I really do like Grey too. Don't worry I'm gonna stick to White :)



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Pete B

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Not had much time for the project so far this year and had been waiting for my cylinder head to be overhauled which is now all done .also have been saving money up for gearbox parts and decided to go for minispares clubman straight cut set and and complete bearing kit which I have just finished putting together this morning surprized how well it went apart from firing syncro hub balls around the room.



Pete B

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Have finally found some time to put the engine and gearbox together had to take a trip to Somerford Mini spares to get replacement bolts for the ones I put in a safe place about 2 1/2 years ago and can't find them just as well its a 5 minute journey.
Decided to change the block colour to green to match the head and thanks to one of will h old posts checked my centre main cap as had a centre main strap fitted and common problem is losing the retaining lugs so drilled and bolted the thrusts hopefully save me an engine rebuild.
One other slight problem is the water pump pulley is just catching on the thermostat housing seem to remember reading about having to grind a bit away to use the large pulley on a 295 doesn't need much taken off . All being well should hopefully get the engine back under the bonnet at the weekend.



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Radí fan on backwards?

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Pete B

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Thanks for pointing that out it was late did try it both ways and got confused .I've had another look today the pulley is slightly buckled so about 1/4 of a turn just rubs on thermostat housing part of the head will have to take a hammer to it .


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Sorted the water pump pulley at work today used the old pump with a bolt in it as guide then tweaked it with pliers now got a nice gap between the head also turned the fan around the right way *smiley*


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No surprize not quite gone to plan engine is still sat in the house got messed about with a speedo drive and have put together an RTS clutch that I started months ago its now together but been to busy to go and get re balanced hopefully find time next week.Also had a scare when adjusting the tappet clearances something went rattle rattle clonk fearing something had gone horribly wrong I left it for a day borrowed an inspection camera and was relieved when I looked inside the wok to find it was just the c clip for primary gear had fallen out



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Flywheel and clutch assembly has been balanced it was 12 grams out .Managed to get the engine back into the car today and trial fit the manifolds carb and plenum was expecting to have to change the bar across the wings but only had to bend it to miss the top of the plenum chamber .Also cleaned up a manifold and carb to use to run it in. Need to mock up the turbo and intercooler next


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