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Author Topic: GMBs Daily - Quick Tidy Up  (Read 330 times)
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« on: April 28, 2020, 02:09:00 PM »
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Was using the car as my daily until a few weeks ago when we were going to put a new seal & gasket kit through the motor as the rear main was leaking quite bad from sitting around for 10 years with minimal use.

Motor out and found we had a faulty water pump and broken thermostat housing so decided to pull the motor down to be safe.  Turns out it had never been opened and in amazing condition.




Motor is currently with the machine shop and he was shocked that it had never been opened and all as it was from factory including the plastic timing gears.

Its getting a quick once over and will be rebuilt to  XU1 spec with the head tickled and will try and source a 390 Holley set up for it.

In the mean time Im Im tidying up the engine bay and a few small areas on the car during this isolation & unemployment period so I dont go stir crazy!!!

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Quick elbow grease clean:


Not sure if I want to open the can of worms and cut the small sections of rust out of the guards & doors or just leave it be for now.

Need to replace all door seals and belts, front & rear glass rubbers, boot & bonnet seals etc

Interior needs some love and have already started tidying up the wiring harness and need to work out why the speedo stopped working just before I pulled it off the road.

I will make sure I update with more progress shots soon.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 02:19:35 PM »
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Just a quick tidy-up?

I'm willing to bet it'll turn into a paint job.

Rob
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 02:31:29 PM »
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Just a quick tidy-up?

I'm willing to bet it'll turn into a paint job.

Rob

No paint job, just a tidy up.  If I repaint the car it defeats the purpose of keeping it a little old & ratty as it currently sits.

No point going to crazy with mods/upgrades as id more than likely have to then have it engineered and defeats the purpose of what Im trying to achieve with it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 11:10:12 PM »
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Found a set of 13x8 steelies that need some love but should come up sweet when Im finished.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2020, 07:56:28 AM »
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Wow nice find
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 08:22:30 AM »
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You going to bring the chrome back or too far gone? Theyll be tight but look nice.


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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 08:59:02 AM »
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better get the steering geometry manual out  ..
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2020, 03:19:47 PM »
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You going to bring the chrome back or too far gone? Theyll be tight but look nice.


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Chrome is too far gone sadly so will get them blasted/cleaned up and a lick of paint/clear and they will do the job for now.

I got a lead on a pair of 13 dress rings today so hopefully it comes good.
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