And so it begins...

And so it begins...

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GreenV8S

26,318 posts

220 months

Monday 8th January
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mk1fan said:
Fixed that for you wink
laugh

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Tuesday 9th January
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Todays work done smile
Clutch bearing and outgoing axle ball bearing ( is it called that?) replaced.
"Maffe button" wiring replaced, the quick-fix I made 11 years ago on a parking lot in Poland with out any tools other then a scissors now nicly done.
New fuel lines ready to be put back in place.
Sparkplugs fitted and oil filter changed.

Lots of stuff not going to be ready in time, back screen will have to wait, Gaffa will save us from rain on the Eurotour... frown
Tomorrow the new clutch will be fitted and gearbox mounted back on engine.

TIme for a pint!

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Tuesday 9th January
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Maffe said:
Todays work done smile
Clutch bearing and outgoing axle ball bearing ( is it called that?) replaced.
Spigot bearing?

Edited by phillpot on Thursday 11th January 09:10

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Thursday 11th January
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Slow day yesterday, it was just to nice morning to not be out in the sun!

-6°C, Shot 10 in the morning
10012018-DSC03779.jpg by Manfred Svärd, on Flickr

We managed to get some work done :P
Changed thermostat, resulted in 1h extra work since the surface needed to be grinded/polish. Needle bearing changed and it was a well needed work!
After that it was dinner with my parents-in-law angel

Today -17°C getmecoat

shalmaneser

3,462 posts

131 months

Thursday 11th January
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phillpot said:
Maffe said:
Todays work done smile
Clutch bearing and outgoing axle ball bearing ( is it called that?) replaced.
Spigot bearing?

Edited by phillpot on Thursday 11th January 09:10
That's a roller bearing

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mk1fan

9,400 posts

161 months

Thursday 11th January
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Does it bear on a spigot?

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Thursday 11th January
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shalmaneser said:
That's a roller bearing
Indeed it probably is, commonly referred to as a spigot bearing ... wink

mk1fan said:
Does it bear on a spigot?
Who mentioned Bears? This is a Bear............. he's not on a spigot but he was on telly.


Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 12th January
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phillpot said:
shalmaneser said:
That's a roller bearing
Indeed it probably is, commonly referred to as a spigot bearing ... wink

mk1fan said:
Does it bear on a spigot?
Who mentioned Bears? This is a Bear............. he's not on a spigot but he was on telly.

Does that statement have any bearing? jester

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 12th January
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Flintstone engine installed hippy

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Friday 12th January
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the old 'uns are the best wink

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Saturday 13th January
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Last day of work for this time.
The flinstone unit replaced with a mighty 2.9l v6, took a few tries and a pair of extra hands ( might have used some cursing also)driving
Rocker covers changed to "new" nice once. That created a new problem, they are a few mm higher then the old so noe the alternator bracket don't fit...

"New" rocker cover

Engine mount

Mans best friend?


Hope my father sort all the "small jobs" out until next time I go north to work on my S-fighter!

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Sunday 25th February
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To summarize last two days of work on the S-fighter:
https://youtu.be/Lixm0ajWCi8

Might post some pictures tomorrow :P
Right now I'm busy with making sure a bottle of whisky not getting to olddrink

greymrj

2,956 posts

140 months

Sunday 25th February
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As Philpott rightly said, 'Indeed it probably is, commonly referred to as a spigot bearing ... wink'.

Out of curiosity I decided to check what the definition of a spigot was ............ I learnt that it was a 'male section of pipe' idea Time for bed I think. wink

mk1fan

9,400 posts

161 months

Monday 26th February
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A mention of 'male section of pipe' and Mike goes running to bed?????? Dirty boy. biggrin

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Thursday 1st March
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Back home after a few days up in a cold Umeå. -20-24*C and lots of snow smile

View from garage


The making of a pin


Brake pedal and bracket modified here with the custom made pin, bushes and washer


Perfect fit!
Darn impressed by the oldtimer who made the parts. Hole in the Brakebooster was 11mm and a bit ( inches I guess) so hi drilled it up to 11,5mm and after that made the parts from scratch to fit!


Cat helped warming up my brain


What could possibly go wrong?


My father working och front assembly


Front brakes upgraded to 260mm


ARB and droplinks in place


Thx Mike for lending me a Spigot bearsilly


Why did I find that darn Autosol-tube?



Thats it for this time, lots of work still needed to be done before Monaco :P


TFL!

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Thursday 1st March
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Coming along nicely Maffe, brake pin could have been 7/16" although never a "precision fit" !


I like to have a spare or two...................... wink


Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Thursday 1st March
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I have upgraded the s3 with Volvo 440 partsrolleyes

phillpot said:
I like to have a spare or two...................... wink
How can you possibly need so many spares?


sebackman

83 posts

19 months

Thursday 1st March
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Hi Maffe,

I have a bunch of S3 parts in Stockholm if you need something. As Always I probably don't have what you need but give me bell and check.

Kind regards
//Rob

Maffe

Original Poster:

461 posts

195 months

Friday 2nd March
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sebackman said:
Hi Maffe,

I have a bunch of S3 parts in Stockholm if you need something. As Always I probably don't have what you need but give me bell and check.

Kind regards
//Rob
Thx, thats really good to know Rob!

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Sunday 4th March
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Maffe said:
How can you possibly need so many spares?
Nothing worse than the job grinding to a halt all for want of an odd bolt, nut, pin or whatever!


Not having the luxury of a lathe (and stock of metal) to hand a plentiful stock of "consumables" is the answer.


....... and I got the whole box for £1 at a boot sale wink