Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by candy red, Sep 22, 2012.
Thanks Rob yes it has been a massive job and mot man couldn't believe it
Keep those fantastic pics coming
You should be chuffed some of them have appeared from here on Z Shop Premiers Face Book page when they visited the site
They are from North Carolina
now time for the engine this is what it looked like when removed from car
I've got a lot of work to make this look good
time to start stripping down clean and polish every part:unsure
plenty rusty bit hoses cracked corrosion of alloy parts :rofl
god look at all the yellow bit well naff
think I've got my work cut out for a while as every nut and bolt will have to be sorted
what do you think guys
stripped of injection rail along with injectors thermostat housing ready to be cleaned polished and painted
lots more to do
Inlet manifold removed just hope i can remember how it goes back together as never done this before
oil filter mounting taken of for cleaning and polishing
inlet manifold needs a good clean
Think this is one of the best threads of its kind that has been on the forum showing picture by picture the process of restoring a car
Personally sometimes i get lost by the more concise technical explanation of doing thinks that i enjoy although it takes my a long time to understand and digest them
This to me is a bit like the Sun and the Times one you look though and see things easily and the other is for when you have more time to delve into
Derrick big thanks for doing this I am really enjoying it
thanks for your great comments STEVE thanks to everyone else that has commented it dose take a lot of time to keep a thread like this interesting for other to look at,if you have viewed this thread please leave a comment good or bad i don't mind just good to know what you are all thinking
I agree with Steve's comments above. I am in absolute awe of anyone who has the patience and ability to what you are doing. Keep going.
heres a few more pic of engine before clean and polish
now to start cleaning ,polishing and painting this engine will now only look better and better as parts are completed and bolted back on now for hours of polishing
Engine painted in heat resistant paint after much cleaning now for the pulley wheels
Brilliant work so far. Inspiring stuff!
Pulley wheels painted and put back on along with new water pump,fan mounting polished and polished this took about 8 hours to get like this shame as you don't see it when fan is fitted
A few more parts polished and painted
now to strip fuel rail and injectors clean up and pain with heat resistant paint
now painted injectors polished ready to fit :
rocker cover of to polish and fit new gasket
back soon with engine back together,but more polishing to do first
thermostat housing before and after polishing
after hours of polishing this is the end result
what do you think guys
Fiddly time consuming jobs those, if you are like me though you actually enjoy working with all the smaller details like this.
thanks Ian yes it dose take a lot of time but very satisfying when done. And even more so when i get great comments from you guys out there
Looks great. What are you using to polish up all these engine parts?
Hi Tim I've been using polishing mops on a bench grinder with different polishing soaps from course to fine, on difficult small areas a big pot of elbow grease and a cloth:lol::lol: when
using the mops wheels you must wear a mask and goggles because you end up black it is very time consuming it can take a couple of days just to do the smallest of parts
throttle body before polishing
back soon with throttle body polished
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