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Old 7th February 2010, 05:35 PM
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Ginge did you use the green string to lift the engine out or is it just proping it up and where can you get those handy big green boxes?

Chassis is looking good
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Old 7th February 2010, 05:35 PM
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I see someone else has found a good use for government issue ear defenders . They've come in so handy for me when grinding, and i see you're taking advantage of more government issue green boxes .

The progress is looking really good. May I ask why you haven't gone for the steering column support that in the book (using 25x25mm box), or are you and I'm just being silly?
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Old 7th February 2010, 05:46 PM
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Tatey,

I will be using the standard steering column support in the picture the steering column is just resting there it is tomorrows job.

Those green boxes have been salvaged by legitimate means and are not on anyone’s UET, the ear defenders are my current issue ones I really must get another set.
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Old 7th February 2010, 05:51 PM
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Legitimate means my arse . Although the saying does say 'There's only one thief in the army, everyone else is just trying to get their stuff back' .

Who decided to paint the rocker cover that ghastly shade of gold? .

Will you be stripping down the engine or just giving it a lick of paint?
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Tatey,

I intend to strip the engine down and replace bearings etc. As I have found out it has done 186000 miles not 86000 miles.

The rocker cover is my first ‘engine’ project.

The boxes where in a hanger that was just about to get knocked down, and I mean JUST. The wrecking ball was about to be lifted and the QM said just have one last check in there, I ran around found them and through them out of the window!
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Old 7th February 2010, 07:37 PM
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Before you spend a lot of cash on a cvh ,( i priced mine and was looking at over £500 ) check this LCB smithwrecker has 65k cvh + type 9 for £ 150.
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Mike,

It’s the old, ‘slightly newer engine that’s unknown’ verses ‘the old engine that I have driven’ debate. I must confess that I have not priced anything up but how much can some bearings cost? Oh and piston rings...and a gasket set....yeh that’s about it.

In my defence, your honour, the Sierra only cost me £150 and it pulled really well with no smoke, I know that doesn’t qualify it as a good engine, but it’s a start, also I currently have no money as I have just spent £900 on roadster parts!

I see your reasoning though.
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Old 7th February 2010, 08:13 PM
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I'll be completely rebuilding my CVH, including getting a head skim due to a blown head gasket, i've priced up all of the parts and it's come to a total of £150:

• Engine degreaser - £5
• Engine paint - £6
o Black enamel for block
o Print red spray paint for rocker cover
• Piston rings - £32.50
o http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-SIERRA-SA...t _1306wt_939
• Big end bearings - £17.50
o http://www.enginestuff.co.uk/product...ducts_id/66593
• Head gasket set - £30.50
o http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-1-8-CVH-H... t_1357wt_1165
• Head skim - £20
• Oil - £20
• Spark Plugs - £10
• Thermostat - £5
• Oil filter - £5
• Timing Belt - £10
• Sump Gasket - £8.46
• Core Plug Set - £7.50
• Air Filter - £10
• HT Leads - £12
o http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-SIERRA-1-...ht _643wt_939
• Water Pump - £10
o http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ford-Sierra-Sa...h t_840wt_939

Total = £150

Which to me seems like a bargain, since I'll have a completely rebuilt engine which i know should last a good while + I get the joys of getting it started for the first time as I got the engine for free with the rest of my bits. I have however contemplated just scrapping this engine and buying one which should be a runner, but then i'll be wanting to strip it down and replace bits it in anyway, so why pay money for a new engine and rebuild it a few months down the line, when i can just rebuilt this one now and get more satisfaction from doing so, or possibly waste my time and money and go for the second option anyway .
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Tatey,

That list is awesome; if I had the cash I would click every link now.

Thanks for posting it, it has saved me an evening looking it all up.

Cheers Ginge
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Old 7th February 2010, 08:36 PM
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You're welcome Ginge, it took me ages to find all of the parts I needed for a complete rebuild, so it's always good to know i can save someone some agro.

The parts which haven't got links for are either easy to find or easily available on ebay.

Hopefully i'll be rebuilding my engine in a few months.
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