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3.5 Year Shell Restoration, build finally started

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by strugrat, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. strugrat

    strugrat
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  2. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Oops, missed replying to this :

    Indeed they have ; these are handmade and somewhere along the line, the set-ups have either moved or the hands trembled - all sorted now BUT theses were always conceived as no-compromise competition performance upgrades, it hasn't been easy to modify them to fit todays' road performance cars !

    Ryan - why all the tin foil inside ?
     
  3. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Is there an air leak somewhere along the inlet manifold for it to be popping like that ?
     
  4. strugrat

    strugrat
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    [QUOTE="
    Ryan - why all the tin foil inside ?[/QUOTE]

    Hi Sean,

    The Tin foil is just modern sound deadening. Supposedly quite efficient, while being quite thin..

    Ref the popping, yes could be an air leak on the inlet manifold, troubleshooting it now (well this weekend). The HT leads don't connect properly on the coil pin, I have crimped them down as best I can (I have proper DIN connectors which will be fitted this weekend) so my working assumption at the moment is I am not getting full spark, so hopefully the popping is just unburnt fuel from that right now. We will see.
     
  5. stiffi240z

    stiffi240z New Forum User

    Looks epic chap. Dont suppose you have any set up info regarding the Kameari twin idler do you? I'm just about to instal mine. Many thanks in advance. Tom
     
  6. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Thanks. Sorry but I cant offer as setup tips as I didn't build the engine.
     
  7. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Fit it, doing up fully the outer 3 bolts and just losely the 4 on the sliding part. Tension the tight side by turning the crank and take up all the slack on the Slack side by pushing and holding your thumb on the sliding part. Do up the remaining 4 bolts.
     
  8. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    The Tin foil is just modern sound deadening. Supposedly quite efficient, while being quite thin..[/QUOTE]
    Why would you want to sound-proof it ?
     
  9. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Why would you want to sound-proof it ?[/QUOTE]

    Because I intend to use it. Its 2mm thick so hardly overkill.
     
  10. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Front and Rear Bumpers on, off for a trip to get its interior sorted so I can have a few weeks off. To my mind that rear three quarter view is perfect.

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  11. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Agreed on the view! Those wheels in that colour look luvverly ...
     
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  12. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    i do like your choice of wheels
     
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  13. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Thanks all. I am very happy with the choice of wheels.

    Had to be genuine Rays as well for me.

    Interior progressing pretty well too. Hoping we have a mild Q1 2019 so I can take it out. Cant be long now.

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  14. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Peanut butter on the centre console - will bring it up luvverly!
     
  15. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Yeah I haven't tackled that yet. I included it with the rest of the interior just as a guide for vinyl fitment, it needs some cleaning and polishing plus the PO drilled a massive hole in it for a red starter button. :puke:
     
  16. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    Yeah I haven't tackled that yet

    Like most restoration work the job is simple but tedious.
    Hard vinyl needs to be scrubbed thoroughly with a 50:50 solution of TFR:water.
    Small areas at a time. A nailbrush is ideal. This will remove all the ingrained dirt.
    Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Then use Autoglym Vinly Rubber Care to give it a nice long lasting protective finish.
    I have done countless panels using this process.
    If you like peanut butter then make a sandwich to eat with it as its hard work.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Autoglym-Vinyl-Rubber-Care-500ml-Vrc500/1104541429
     
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  17. strugrat

    strugrat
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    Thanks Pete, I have the Meguiars equivalent which also seems to work well. That's what I was going to use on this, will give the TFR solution a try.
     
  18. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    You need to get the panels 100% clean BEFORE applying any coating/treatment. Otherwise you are just sealing the dirt in.
     
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  19. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Will give this a go also then pmac - the peanut butter was just in the cupboard, so I though, why not? Doesn't last as long though I should hazard ...
     
  20. Ian

    Ian
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    The wheels do look great. I hope to have a couple of sets of wheels eventually and would like a set of TE37V's to be one of them.
     

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