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Post by easy » 29th April 2008 - 10:02am

Yey new beam arrived! fitting soon, gearbox coming out tomorrow :D to be sent of for refurb and tweek ;)

Slowly getting there, you know what its like, to much stuff to do and no cash :roll:

Hopefully getting all of the engine bits in the next couple of weeks, so its on that aswell. 8)
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Post by easy » 2nd June 2008 - 8:56am

Bean busy getting bits for the notch and finally this lot turned up!

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Recon gearbox with added strengthening and wider first gear and longer 4th ;)

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Then some cheeky engine bits ;)

1776 barrels n pistons

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this little lot

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new 40idfs with CB performance carbs n manifolds with the type 3 hex linkage :D

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Blasted and painted tinware all done

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and a new dynamo thrown in to the mix

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Just got to steam and seal this void! then its gearbox in and build the engine and get to work on the stainless system 8)

As they say in the papers.....watch this space ;)

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Post by easy » 16th June 2008 - 9:51am

**Update time!**

Right then, been busy on the notch.

First job was get the old boy up in the air, handy when you have access to one of these!

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Then it was wings off (not rot atall and no seized bolts!!!weird!)

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Beam coming out.

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Then its wheel well out and get happy with the grinder as there had been some shoddy repairs to the front bumber mounts and inner & outer valance.

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all cut out and ready for bumper mount repair panels to go in 8)

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Next up was to clean and sort my track rods. New joints in and all copper slipped up. 8)

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Cleaned up the steering box and cleaned out old oil and replaced with new and all is ready to roll! Took out the steering coupling and found that it was split 90% of the way through! :shock:

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New one now fitted and bumper mounts fitted, just got to adapt the new beam (bumper mounts being removed and the tow eye taken off ;) ) and its new beam, brakes etc back in and the front end is finished (hopefully by the end of today ;) )
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Post by DongKG » 19th June 2008 - 1:09pm

Man, that Type 3 engine is damn HOT!

Nice one!
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Post by easy » 19th June 2008 - 2:36pm

DongKG wrote:Man, that Type 3 engine is damn HOT!

Nice one!
cheers dood! tho case is being machined then its build up time 8) gonna be about 95bhp hopefully :D
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Post by DongKG » 26th June 2008 - 9:42am

easy wrote:
DongKG wrote:Man, that Type 3 engine is damn HOT!

Nice one!
cheers dood! tho case is being machined then its build up time 8) gonna be about 95bhp hopefully :D
Sweet!

Soon to be a fast-notchback!
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Post by easy » 26th June 2008 - 1:38pm

oh yes! 8) and hopefully reliable aswell! 8)
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Post by easy » 6th August 2008 - 8:44am

Getting there ......slowly!

Just finished painting all of the tinware / fan housing etc, decided to go for Black & Silver as a colour scheme for the engine.

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Post by easy » 12th August 2008 - 10:08am

Spent another day on the notch, with the usual few problems :roll: I had 2 bolts shear off from the old spindles which took ages drilling and picking out :x cut off the bump stops and towing eye for lowering purposes ;) Sorted out temporary ride height and packed beam full of grease.

Put in new steering coupling and sorted out steering box and all wired up again, just got steering arms and damper to go back and nearly there :D :D

New beam in!
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steering, good as new ;)
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Post by easy » 30th September 2008 - 1:44pm

Been busy on the notch 8) Me and Jase (the quality vw dood from Interpro) have been finishing things off. 8)

So its, gearbox back in 8) and height adjusted.

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All welding finished and wings put back in.
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Brakes sorted and bled and all renewed. so front end....done!
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I also had time to take the orig washer bottle apart and the hand pump (not stock) mech apart to look at why it was rubbish. Needed a good clean and new pipes etc and now works like a charm 8)

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Engine is being put together as we speak 8) Heads ported and polished by end of play today and its on!! also managed to get a refurbed oil cooler from the states to add to the list of engine bits :roll: Should all be finished by the first week of November :D just got to order that stainless exhaust header and we are finished.............hopefully! :lol:
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Post by easy » 3rd October 2008 - 8:58am

Just had a look at the engine build and its going great guns :D the bottom end is built and the heads have been ported and a cheeky polish ;)

Managed to get a type 3 oil cooler as good as NOS from CB Performance via Cool Air which was super cool, I didnt realise how hard it was to get a decent one in the UK. :roll:

Oh and by the way the case is now satin black ;) got to be different havent you :D

Just got to get the CSP bolt up rocker covers and a Scat deep sump and we are off! luckily its me birthday next week so fingers crossed :lol:
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Post by easy » 17th October 2008 - 1:05pm

Getting there on the engine build 8)

Got to fit the dizzy and a few odds and ends. plus the new high torque starter motor and of course some of these ;) and its good to go!

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This is how the engine is at the moment :D

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Have just sorted a complete type 3 custom stainless exhaust and header system, so once that turns up it will be rolling road time and MOT! 8)

Getting exciting now ;)
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Post by easy » 21st November 2008 - 1:43pm

Been a delay on the header of 5 weeks, but cant be helped 8) looking forward to getting it back next week and then its custom fit the back box and rolled tail pipe ready for the rolling road tune up :D

Should be back for Christmas! ;)
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Post by easy » 15th December 2008 - 1:20pm

Look what turned up today! :D

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Really nice job done well pleased ;) Just got to get the back box welded up and the rolled tailpipe and then its all good to go 8) just a couple more finishing bits n pieces and we are set to rolling road 8)
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Post by unclemoom » 15th December 2008 - 7:38pm

Looking good dude.

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Post by Crimbo » 23rd December 2008 - 5:13pm

8) 8) 8) .. .. :arrow: .. .. .. 8)
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Post by easy » 24th December 2008 - 7:53am

Crimbo wrote:8) 8) 8) .. .. :arrow: .. .. .. 8)
cheers doods 8)

Its all steam ahead now, should be back on the road by mid Jan Image
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Post by easy » 26th January 2009 - 11:55am

Right then a cheeky update.

Engine....................in!!! after allot of hard work from Jase at Interpro and myself, the engine is in and firing...just!

New battery, leads and a high torque starter motor going on today, to give it that extra little bit of beans and its off and running! :bounce: :bounce: :clap:

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before the heat exchagers were on, they have now been cleaned up and fitted ;) fogot to take a pic :roll:
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check out the sexy turbo thomas header 8-) stainless rules!
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Its all wired up now and we have oil pressure! everything is working like a dream, just got to fit the last few pipes and engine mount at the front, bellows etc and its done!
Jase has sorted the stainless back box today (getting welded up) and its getting welded this week, then all thats left is a small ignition barrel problem and its off and rocking :mrgreen:
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Post by easy » 26th January 2009 - 11:56am

Oh and before anyone notices, i didnt cut the engine lid surround it was done before i had it, but to be honest I would have had to do something as the twin 40s are huge in there! ;)
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Post by purplepeter » 26th January 2009 - 1:25pm

Looking good!
Cant wait to see him out & about..

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Post by easy » 26th January 2009 - 3:50pm

purplepeter wrote:Looking good!
Cant wait to see him out & about..
Cheers :D hopefully by the end of next week ;)
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Post by easy » 29th January 2009 - 12:59pm

Guess what?! ......Brooom Broooom!! exhaust mocked up :thumb: old school stainless scorpion anyone! its gonna be tig welded tonight and believe me it sounds siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicccck!!! 8-) Fits like a dream dont you think :read: :king:

Was gonna put a rolled end on, but i prefer this :thumb:

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Post by easy » 13th February 2009 - 12:49pm

Massive boo from me!

After the notch being all ready for an MOT the following happened.

After testing the car for a good few miles, it has a problem......... it wont stay in 2nd! after endless amounts of adjusting etc, it still wont stay in. (comes out on reving and when driving along) To cut a long story short, engine out and the gearbox is now waiting to be collected and sent back to the builder...............not a happy bunny! :evil:

Oh well should all be sorted and back with me in a few days, so until then will have to enjoy looking at my new rev counter! All fitted and works like a charm 8) plus ive now got my original brake pads relined so will fit them next week.
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Post by easy » 19th February 2009 - 3:26pm

Quick update!

To cut a massive long story short, I have a brand new upgraded gearbox being built and should be with me by the end of next week! Image

Then will be fitted back in and on the road hopefully by mid the first week of March 8)

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Post by squareback simon » 19th February 2009 - 7:10pm

Thats wicked mate. I can see the big grin already :D

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