What's happening in your garage this weekend ?

What's happening in your garage this weekend ?

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pac1uk

262 posts

155 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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Full restoration of my 400SE started, with the usual rot and bodges. Will keep my busy over the next few months. Body came off with no drama, used my 4 post ramp and engine hoist to lift body off.


adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Saturday 14th September 2019
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What that needs is a hovercraft skirt!!!

KKson

3,144 posts

89 months

Sunday 15th September 2019
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Spent 30 minutes under the dash yesterday changing the brake switch which had become intermittent. Spent 4 hours today having a right good tidy up of the garage and the ever increasing pile of spares in the upstairs garage room. Must remember NOT to buy things off eBay after too many red wines, late at night. I think five spare AFMs, four ECU's, five dissies, six coils and two complete EFi setups might be excessive.

eesbad

1,318 posts

166 months

Tuesday 17th September 2019
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KKson said:
Must remember NOT to buy things off eBay after too many red wines, late at night. I think five spare AFMs, four ECU's, five dissies, six coils and two complete EFi setups might be excessive.
laugh We've all been there!

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Sunday 3rd November 2019
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Fettling for the MoT...

- Handbrake adjusted but I broke the warning switch so that needs sorting out.
- Play in rear driveshaft turned out to be looseness at the diff end so nipped up the nuts - fixed!
- Play in steering was in the first UJ, so nipped up the bolt f-tight - also sorted!
- Small bodge on cracked indicator lens.
- Globbed some paste on some minor exhaust leaks.

Hmm looks like teh warning light is only and advisory... "Parking brake warning lamp is a failure if its indicating a fault , if it does not illuminate then its a advisory,some parking brake warning lamps work in conjunction with the brake fluid warning lamp this has to illuminate, if it does not then its a fail." The low level function works so may as well book it in.

Edited by adam quantrill on Sunday 3rd November 17:27

philburch

194 posts

133 months

Monday 25th November 2019
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Yesterday was spent refitting my newly refurbished throttle bodies , just got back from having them all balanced and set up. Dom said that I would notice the difference and he was right , I reckon we are back to the full pony count as it absolutely fly's.




Teamred

20 posts

25 months

Monday 25th November 2019
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Fitted new kunifer fuel pipes (flow and return) all the way up into the engine bay so that I can easily change the rubber pipe connection to the engine if it ever needs doing again. Sleeved the flow pipe with Goodrich heat/fire proof sleeve. Waxoyled central chassis whilst exhaust is off. Skinned my knuckles.

Next - re-route pipe from filter to kunifer, re-assemble connections to tank, check for leaks, install tank, checks for leaks again.

rev-erend

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20,908 posts

248 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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I tack welded on the replacement drivers side out rigger yesterday and all seems aligned.

Edited by rev-erend on Sunday 9th February 15:57

BIG DUNC

1,830 posts

187 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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Thats good.

I did nothing as I am working. Had I not been I would have poured some oil into the Diff of the Griff, so I can move it off the ramp in order to get my wife's daily on it in order to do some, err, MOT correction work....

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Sunday 9th February 2020
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My first weekend foray into the garage today to do some fettling.

One of the driving lights was out but seems it's just the plug in the loom behind the light. It might need a bit more of a clean.

A thorough clean and then Rain-X for the windscreen - as it was a bit yucky at night.

Fettle a couple of exhaust leaks.

Some scabby areas of lifted laquer picked off and re-laquered.

mk1fan

9,898 posts

189 months

Monday 10th February 2020
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Airbox out, plugs out then a first dose of easing oil followed up by a dose of fresh engine oil down the bores.

Upgrade to workshop lights next weekend and then on to stripping the intake off the engine.

May get a chance to give Wendy a short run today or tomorrow if things align.

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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Another quick trip to the garage this time with the MiG welder to slap a bit of weld onto the nearside manifold as my previous fettling with exhaust paste didn't hold. Seems a bit less "ticky" so hopefully now sorted out.

rev-erend

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20,908 posts

248 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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It's the weekend, anyone doing wedgy things in the garage?

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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I have to look at mine and give it a wash. Maybe wash on Saturday as it's pissing down and I'll get a free rinse!

KKson

3,144 posts

89 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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Cleaning, wire brushing and painting the fuel pump and swirl pot. Forming new 8mm kunifer fuel lines front to back, running under the sill cover and hopefully plumbing it all up with new rubber fuel lines.

IamWedgend

137 posts

20 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Scrubbing down, wire brushing and and repainting a few rusty bits and bobs (front grill looking a bit furry).
RainXing to try and deal with the insane fogging I get in winter. Have to drive it top down and with the fan on.

colin mee

1,050 posts

84 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Just ordered my poly bushes. A job for cold winter days

Skyedriver

11,621 posts

246 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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Progress on the re-veneering.....

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Well I managed to give it a wash on Sunday in the end.

IamWedgend said:
Scrubbing down, wire brushing and and repainting a few rusty bits and bobs (front grill looking a bit furry).
RainXing to try and deal with the insane fogging I get in winter. Have to drive it top down and with the fan on.
Oooh don't RainX on the inside of the windscreen - it'll fog up really badly if you do that. Outside only for RainX.

rev-erend

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20,908 posts

248 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Some wedges have better ventilation than others. A few of the earlier cars have the air inlet in the engine bay. Some with a pipe thru the inner wings. Mine just takes it from in the car. Nuts. No wonder why they steam up.keeping the windows open 1 inch and never park the car with warm air.. fan off, windows open to get rid of it.

Also leave an aero 360 in the car to get rid of moisture.