'67 Square continued.....

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Re: '67 Square continued.....

Post by 937carrera » 28th January 2019 - 4:19pm

Penetrating oil or diesel is much better than WD40 for freeing off rusty bits
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Post by purplepeter » 28th January 2019 - 7:12pm

I dealt with a seized one recently, on Dereks Razor
Wire brush the exposed ends, make sure you've removed the circlips at each end, then a little gentle heat/not so gentle swearing & copious whallops with a hammer
Measure the cooler galleries & let me know- I have a couple of spares with diff size galleries

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Post by sparkywig » 28th January 2019 - 7:32pm

OK, thanks Peter.
I removed the circlips and washers and administered copious wallops earlier after dosing with WD40.
Didn't know whether heat would be OK, but I'll try that tomorrow.

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Post by purplepeter » 28th January 2019 - 10:18pm

At risk of stating the obvious, You can wire brush the spindle at the back of the housing too
First having ascertained that it's a 12V fanhousing!

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Post by broady_6 » 31st January 2019 - 7:37pm

My oh my! Well im glad you're on the mend! I hadnt realised you were so ill. Its nice to hear from you again.

The only thing I have to add, its be careful with the hitting as the fan housing is ally and will crack easily, as im sure you know yours already looks to have suffered a bit of corrosion. Ive use mole grips before and super crack ultra from euro car parts. Its a graphite penetrating spray. The name is a literal translation from German. Im not setting you up :lol:
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Post by sparkywig » 31st January 2019 - 7:51pm

Yes, I'm taking the softly softly approach and using grips to work the shaft back and forward.
No success so far though.

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Post by sparkywig » 10th February 2019 - 5:43pm

Thanks for the oil coolers Peter.
Gave the engine a good clean, so a bit more progress, but it's painfully slow. I really need to pull my finger out next weekend and get on with it.

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I'll strip it down to a long block and then pull the heads just to check.

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Post by sparkywig » 22nd March 2019 - 1:44pm

So, progress stalled due to a couple of things.
New daily was one.

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And then an extended trip to the Freddyfiles via Calais and Gent.

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Post by sparkywig » 22nd March 2019 - 1:54pm

I'm back home with new enthusiasm.
Heads off to check it's not another duff one.

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Seem OK for a temporary engine that's been sitting for quite a few years.

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Quick clean up and back together, just waiting on some bits to finish.

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Post by broady_6 » 23rd March 2019 - 8:43am

Nice to see you back at it! Hope youre feeling better! If youve got any mates in the airforce, for future head decoking ask them to get you some OM15. its amazing stuff!
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Post by sparkywig » 23rd March 2019 - 11:28am

Thanks Jim, a soak in my parts washer helped.

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Post by broady_6 » 23rd March 2019 - 2:10pm

:thumbsup:
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Post by sparkywig » 20th May 2019 - 8:42pm

Well, I appear to have a running engine again.

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It's been quite frustrating really. Wrong parts supplied, right parts supplied but damaged and a saga with GSF about clutches....

Oh, and now this.

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:roll: :lol:

A slight timing and clutch adjustment to do tomorrow , fit a breather and then a good clean.
Next on the list is to have a go at the handbrake and fit the proper dynamo.

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Post by sparkywig » 20th May 2019 - 8:48pm

Engine case and parts still at machinists, that will be a year today....
Hopefully can collect all the parts next week and send it off for building, then swap the gearbox and axles.

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Post by 937carrera » 20th May 2019 - 8:50pm

1.5 bar on idle doesn't look too shabby if that's a hot engine :thumbsup:

Your engine looks very blue, but are you sure you want a fuel filter there ?
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Post by sparkywig » 20th May 2019 - 8:58pm

It came out of a buggy, and it's not warmed up there.
It's only temporary though, so I can actually use the car rather than it just sit by the kerb rotting away.
When the stroker engine is finally built I'm fitting an electric pump under the tank and redo all the pipework and filters.

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Post by broady_6 » 20th May 2019 - 9:50pm

Glourious life! Glad you can finally move the thing around again :D
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Post by 937carrera » 20th May 2019 - 10:23pm

Giving it a decent blast now & then will be good for the car, maybe you as well :)
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Post by sparkywig » 21st May 2019 - 10:28am

It certainly will, was thinking of getting rid of it recently.

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Post by sparkywig » 21st May 2019 - 8:36pm

Gave the old nail a good wash tonight, first one for over a year. Got a bit of love back.

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Post by broady_6 » 21st May 2019 - 8:56pm

Need the love, dont sell it! youve done so much work. I feel your pain though. after all that work ive got little interested in mine because its all over the road.
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Post by 937carrera » 21st May 2019 - 9:39pm

Local snow shower ?
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Post by sparkywig » 21st May 2019 - 10:57pm

Yep, snow foam works a treat on 12 months worth of grime and bird sh*t.

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Post by sparkywig » 8th June 2019 - 8:45pm

It looks like the square may be my transport to EBI in a couple of weeks.
So the refurbed ignition block is back from Simon Kelley with a new switch and wiring, and fitted, along with my EMPI VDM steering wheel.
Nearly ready for MOT on Tuesday, then Bristol Volksfest next weekend.

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Re: '67 Square continued.....

Post by purplepeter » 9th June 2019 - 4:24pm

Those are proper Bristol toes if ever I saw some!
Nice pic & Really nice to see it going into use!
I'll direct Darin to this pic!

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