Monthly Archives: August 2011

The chassis arrives

After a slight scare (chassis had to go back to the powdercoaters the day before I picked it up as it wasn’t satisfactory), I picked the chassis up today as scheduled. We spent some time going through the kit making … Continue reading

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The donor stripdown draws to a close

With the engine head away for inspection, I could ignore any thoughts about that for a while and finish off the shell. The first issue was I couldn’t lower the diff (still clinging onto the powerplant frame) through the rear … Continue reading

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Engine stripped

Sunday was all about stripping the engine down ready for investigations into this coolant leak. The first thing I noticed when taking it all apart was this injector: I guess that was what caused my injector sealing issues a few … Continue reading

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Engine and box out… and more discoveries

Got a few mates over on Sunday and we managed to extract the engine and gearbox. Initial plan was to remove the box separately but getting to the top bellhousing bolts proved a right pain so we just removed it … Continue reading

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Good progress and a nasty surprise

Managed to get everything I wanted to get done err… done today. First up was removing the other driveshaft. It really wasn’t playing ball, so I gave it a rest and removed a couple of wishbones instead. Attacking it again … Continue reading

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Oi! Driveshaft! Off my motor!

Getting somewhere again now. After the week off, it’s time to get back on it and I’ve had a medium amount of success tonight. I wanted to get both driveshafts off, and managed to do one. Reason being the bottom … Continue reading

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A slack week

Actually, I’d say slack wasn’t the problem here. I’m already a fair way ahead of schedule, so not getting much done this week hasn’t really had a negative effect. I’ve been thwarted removing the rear hubs, specifically, the hub nuts. … Continue reading

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