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cRaig

[car_restoration] My Longwinded 1.9 Laser Project

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cRaig

Thanks, it has been a fairly painful process thus far, and its nowhere near finished yet lol!

One day.. :lol:

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Peetypug

Ayup matey

Haven't read through the topic, but how did you get on with the beam problem that your dad was telling me about when I dropped those hubs off?

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cRaig

I cant rememeber how far along the comic tradedy that has been my beam saga we were along back then- but to cut a long story short, they accepted it was bent, and they covered the labour while I had to source another beam tube and new bearings for the tube.

Considering I took it to a *precision engineering shop* being told that they "had had a go at straightening the beam tube, and it should be alright" and then for them to deny responsibility for their mistake, I cant say I was impressed with their service at all.

 

So anyone wants any engineering done in Shrewsbury, I can strongly recommend people not to use! :lol:

 

Still, I have a beam in once piece now which *should* be straight. Havent had a go at fitting it to the car yet.. so time will tell :s

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Peetypug

its gonna be awesome when its done!

How long do you think till its finished?

If your up this way anytime on the first Thursday of the month we have a meet near Holmes chapel if your interested!

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cRaig

Thanks, I'll certainly keep that in mind if Im back up north anytime around the first tuesday, its always nice to meet like minded pug people, and Im sure I owe you a beer for dropping off those hubs! :P

 

Heh, Im going for a "when its done approach" but next summer should see a big push forward, will be back on its wheels running all new standard suspension. Once that is done I may go back to working on the mg midget (have to keep the girlfriend happy, shes not quite as interested in the 205, its not convertible and pretty enough :lol: Plus she thinks its a bit.. chavvy lol.

 

Once that is done, should see the 205 done hopefully in time for 2012 spring/summer :D Considering I havent driven it since June 2009, I think that will be long enough lol.

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cRaig

Another year, another pile of parts smile.gif

Collected a recent peugeot order, have nearly got everything i need from pug now smile.gif

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Sourced a new wiper mechanism off ebay to replace my tired rusty one, as I wasnt looking forward to trying to refresh bits of it serperately

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New 406 master cyliner with a new reservoir, will have to clean up the cap due to cost new!

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Ceramic coated (inside and out) exhaust manifold, after the usual crack was tig welded up, and the manifold was refaced. (Has not stove enameled for 5 quid, as my friends helpfully pointed out tongue.gif)

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Brand new afm and sad to aid smooth efficient running smile.gif

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Got back first lot of electoplating, a few more bits and pieces to do but am very pleased with the results so far smile.gif

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cRaig

Have nearly finished cleaning up the block and all the mounts so that Miles can get on with rebuilding the engine :lol:

 

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Some progress! Still slow though..

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dale205mills

Nice bit of work there, keep it up

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Miles

Was just going to see how things where coming along, I won;t even need gloves for this

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cRaig
Was just going to see how things where coming along, I won;t even need gloves for this

 

Heh, am nearly there, just waiting on the last bolts to be plated then I shall be down with the engine, possibly next weekend or slightly after if thats alright :)

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Daviewonder
Was just going to see how things where coming along, I won;t even need gloves for this

 

You better wear gloves Miles, wouldn't want to get any finger prints on anything :)

 

 

 

This is one amazingly detailed project, it will be better than new when finished!

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swordfish210

Looks luverly, excellent work :)

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cRaig

Thanks chaps :lol: Ive nearly got bored with collecting shiny bits, am starting to look forward to putting them all together to make a car again :)

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Peetypug
:ph34r:

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Daviewonder

What paint did you use to paint the block craig?

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cRaig

Went for Frosts Engine Enamel in the end, does go on well and goes a long way, but it is quite pricey for a little tin. Would do a at least a couple engines though. Frosts

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allye

Just building my engine in the kitchen, and what!? :rolleyes:

 

Looks fantastic mate really looking forward to seeing it done now.

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cRaig

It was all going well, as I was painting the engine in my bedroom as it was the only room in the house warm enough to stop the enamel paint seperating in the cold. Then I kicked the tin over on the carpet :s

 

The landlord is not going to be impressed :rolleyes:

Wish I had a garage lol

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allye
It was all going well, as I was painting the engine in my bedroom as it was the only room in the house warm enough to stop the enamel paint seperating in the cold. Then I kicked the tin over on the carpet :s

 

The landlord is not going to be impressed :D

Wish I had a garage lol

 

I know what you mean about the paint, I did my block in my friends workshop on the engine stand, looked good but then dried and just flaked off! :rolleyes: I'm taking a big heat lamp down today to keep it warm and paint it again.

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cRaig

Mm, I tried all sorts, oil filled radiator, standing the paint tin in a bowl of hot water etc.

 

Another tip is using an acid etch primer of some kind, this was recommended on the Frost website, seemed to work well and theres enough to last for years of all kinds of jobs, as its very watery.

 

Metal Ready

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rallyejames

really nice job of that mate, i like alot!

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welshpug

what are you wanting to sell James, that's the 5th post exactly the same today!

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rallyejames

haha well i wanna get on the forsale section i wont lie! also got a SD roll cage for sale and want to upload my build thread of my rallye

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cRaig

Miles has worked his magic on the 8v engine, box and the (spare) Mi16 box to go with SuperJosh's old minty Mi16 engine B)

 

Gearbox porn!

 

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One rebuilt engine, just needs the head cleaning and painting, and the cam cover polishing to a mirror finish :D

 

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1.9 8v Rebuilt Gearbox, this one will be painted with engine enamel to match the engine

 

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cRaig

One step closer to working on the 205.. an organised garage :)

 

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Managed to squire all the shelf brackets and decent quality plywood (for both the bench and sheves!) from uni for free!! looks pretty good I think :D

 

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For extra geekiness, have got some framed midget/205 posters up, even got a pinboard for all the receipts lol

 

Its nice to have the 205 home safe, should be working on it in a month or so :)

 

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