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Old 17th January 2013, 11:32 AM
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yep ,that is true Ash, but I cleaned all the pipes and thoroughly checked them and any suspect ones I will be replacing.....up to now there have been 2 with slight splits near the ends luckily these were straight bits so an easy replacement with hose that I already had. I very much doubt whether I will keep the car long enough to worry about the pipes perishing.
I am working on the turbo at the mo....tearing it down and using a rebuild kit, forgotten how much I hate circlips... and a turbo has a few.....once this is done the engine will be going in for the last time I hope.

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Old 17th January 2013, 08:19 PM
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I like the overbraid kev. Have you seen the rubber hose end finishers?
http://www.absngroup.com/hose-end-fi...acturer-uk.htm
They do come in all sizes and just cover the cut off hose end and braid.

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Old 18th January 2013, 11:11 AM
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yep....seen those Rob, but I am going to make my own ally ones and anodize them blue or red at a later date, I would really like to try and get the car in for IVA in spring or at least summer so I am going to cut back a little on detail ....well those things I can get away with until post iva.
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:42 PM
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I have been busy with a few other little jobs that needed doing before I chuck the engine in.....made myself a clutch alignment tool for when I am about to refit the flywheel and clutch and also took 1/2 inch out of the clutch release fork as it would have fouled the chassis as was. Now with those done I am just about ready for engine install within the next few days...wuuu..ooooohh

clutch alignment tool out of wood and acrylic


clutch fork shortened and rewelded ready for paint


couple of engine shots

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Old 20th January 2013, 12:57 PM
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WOW that engine looks mint! Want to do my one next?

Can you do me a favor and list the paints used for different parts?
Red turbo paint
engine block paint
intake plenum

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Old 20th January 2013, 03:35 PM
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Hi Alex.....turbo paint came from halfrauds some years ago ....aerosol HT manifold paint.
block and plenum were painted with Hycote HT paint followed by Hycote HT engine lacquer these were from McCormick tools who are local to me, but who are also on ebay. All aerosol paint that I have bought came from them as it was cheaper than buying paint and thinners, no setup or flushing to do and chuck cans when finished
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nk...mccormicktools
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Old 20th January 2013, 06:41 PM
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Far too pretty too put on the road !
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Old 20th January 2013, 06:58 PM
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That engine is a work of art a job to aspire to

Well done
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:43 PM
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Phwoar!

Now theres a couple piccies that'll keep me company through the long cold snowy nights...

I agree with flyerncle, far too pretty to put on the road. How about as an art instalation in your garage?
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:55 PM
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Great thanks for the info! cant wait to get my one nice and clean
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