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Hi All,

Couldn't do much today as had a later start but,
Managed to seperate the hard brake pipes from the flexi's and with a bit of persuation got the flexi out of the caliper. (y) So I've got two spare sets of front calipers.
Cleaned up all the hard line connections, I was going to make up new pipes, but now I've cleaned up the pipes I'm going to re use them for the time being.

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Cleaned up & sprayed the flexi retaining clips.
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Had deivery of the remaining connectors I need for the PAS cooler, built up it fits into the grille space really nicely,
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Still not fully decided on the bracket design,
Had delivery of new grearbox mount, transfered powerflex bushes

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Hi All,
Well I've had a fraut morning, @MarkP80 was dead right about the nitromores, it been on 3 hours and has only started to bubble some of the paint. i'll leave on overnight and repeat tommorrow morning.
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As the front of the car is off I thought I'd replace the Horn unit, got hi/lo horns, but not sure they will both fit in the same area as the old one. Not a massive big deal, I'm sure I can find somewhere to mount them.
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Had to rethink the brackets for the PAS cooler. I had planned on welding the brackets to the bumper, but after finding out the bumper appears to be SS this wont be an option.

Planning on opening out the two existing holes in the bumper, fitting captive nuts and bolting up two brackets each side, not as pretty as I would have liked but hopefully they will support the weight of the cooler

Sorry about the rubbish artwork

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anyway off to work now for a rest :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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it been on 3 hours and has only started to bubble some of the paint
It used to contain dichloromethane but this was banned by EU legislation in around 2011 due to its toxic properties if used in a confined space. I hadn't used it for years but bought some recently and found the new formulation to be very time consuming to use and not very effective.
Apparently you need to keep stippling it into the item you're stripping. If you just leave it overnight, it's unlikely to penetrate lower layers.
 

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It used to contain dichloromethane but this was banned by EU legislation in around 2011 due to its toxic properties if used in a confined space. I hadn't used it for years but bought some recently and found the new formulation to be very time consuming to use and not very effective.
Apparently you need to keep stippling it into the item you're stripping. If you just leave it overnight, it's unlikely to penetrate lower layers.
Hi Mark,
Maybe I can do that tommorrow, off to work now so havn't got any more time today 😢
 

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Discussion Starter · #727 ·
Hi Mark,
Maybe I can do that tommorrow, off to work now so havn't got any more time today 😢
Hi @ MarkP80.
Yeah this "new" Nitromores is rubbish

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Anyway, worked my round with wire brush attachment in drill and paddle in grinder and its as good as I can get it

Sprayed with Ispon zinc 182 primer, still looks pretty horrible

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No prizes for anyone who can guess who I work for :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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Hi All,

Well I cleaned up most of the runs and re primered, then sprayed with K2 silver caliper paint ( which is a pretty good match to moondust silver )

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It used to contain dichloromethane but this was banned by EU legislation in around 2011 due to its toxic properties if used in a confined space. I hadn't used it for years but bought some recently and found the new formulation to be very time consuming to use and not very effective.
Apparently you need to keep stippling it into the item you're stripping. If you just leave it overnight, it's unlikely to penetrate lower layers.
I added trichloromethane (chloroform), when I used it a few years ago. Worked a treat. Dichloromethane is effectively a weaker version of chloroform.
Hence why using the old stuff in enclosed areas makes you drowsy haha.
 

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I added trichloromethane (chloroform), when I used it a few years ago. Worked a treat. Dichloromethane is effectively a weaker version of chloroform.
Hence why using the old stuff in enclosed areas makes you drowsy haha.
:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: I won't ask why you have chloroform :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:, but I've had enough of this tray.

Started pulling the wining loom apart to route behind, round the engine
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If I've understood @Marv_st instructions the cable marked with the yellow arrow will go under the coolant bottle to the starter.
The wiring that connects to the multiplug ( green circle ) will go around the back of the engine

I think I will need to make up some brackets to hold the PAS pipe away from the aux belt.
 

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Started cleaning up the area round the engine mount.
As on the n/s the earth connections were siezed solid. Ground the head off the bolt
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Hoping I can get the siezed bolt out from underneath, but if not I'll just drill out and replace with bolt
 

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:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: I won't ask why you have chloroform :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:, but I've had enough of this tray.

Started pulling the wining loom apart to route behind, round the engine
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If I've understood @Marv_st instructions the cable marked with the yellow arrow will go under the coolant bottle to the starter.
The wiring that connects to the multiplug ( green circle ) will go around the back of the engine

I think I will need to make up some brackets to hold the PAS pipe away from the aux belt.
That routing is correct.
Chloroform is a plastic weld. It welds acrylics and more shock resistant abs/styrene. It's readily available to buy.
I keep MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) on the shelf in the garage, it's like bottling brain damage.
I was a prop maker/ set builder and architectural model maker for a decade.
 
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Hi All,

Only a short time to work on the car today before work. Finished cleaning the surface rust off the area under the engine mount. Drilled out the siezed earth bolt and ground the remains of the captive nut off the underside.
Not sure if I'll stay with a bolt up through the panel or fit a captive nut

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Hopefully the zinc oxide primer will be dry by the time I need to go to work and I can get a layer of top coat on.
 

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Discussion Starter · #737 ·
Looks good!
Thanks Mate 😁

Trying to get a bit done each day now, bit frustrating how long its taking but I'm trying to resist the temptation to chuck it all back together without dealing with the underlying issues.
Hoping tommorrow to get the brake lines, clutch line, calipers & new inner wings fitted
Are there any more earth bolts that I should be checking/replacing whilst the front end is apart ?
Cheers
 

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HI All,

I was tempted to forget the car tody ( and watch motoGp practise :ROFLMAO: ), but cracked on.

Cleaned up Engine mount refitted, had a pig to get bolts to line up but a big bar repositioned engine )
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Refited hard brake lines, replaced flexis and calipers ( with luvly new pbs pads )

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Replaced Clutch hydraulic line ( new one was about 6" longer than the old one but went in ok ) managed to loose both the fixing clips ( had kept the ones off the gearbox I bought to refurb - phew )

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There was an aluminium adapter between the slave cylinder and the old pipe ( even off the car I couldn't get the spring clip to fit, so as the new pipe is longer anyway decided not to refit )

Just thought, have I made a boo boo fitting the brake lines before the inner wings ? :eek::eek::eek:
 

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Discussion Starter · #740 ·
Hi All,

Got in too late to start playing with aux belt tonight, but I've been chatting to @blk_yell.fez about injector cleaning/refurb.

Injector rail came off realy easy, I was expecting the injectors to come with it but they didn't

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How much force should be needed to get them out ?

Thx
 
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