What's happening in your garage this weekend ?

What's happening in your garage this weekend ?

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adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Monday 11th January
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They look heavy Alan - drill some holes in them!

rev-erend

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20,908 posts

248 months

Monday 11th January
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hehe

Skyedriver

11,619 posts

246 months

Monday 11th January
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Sod all, it's too cold and damp

KelvinatorNZ

357 posts

34 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Replacing the worn wheel bearings, new rotors and braided lines. Of course, being a TVR nothing is easy thanks to previous bodges.



KKson

3,144 posts

89 months

Wednesday 13th January
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Too cold in the garage so as it looks like I'll be working from the home office for some time decided to brighten the place up. A new poster, mounted a few of my Wedge brochures, a few pictures of past and present cars owned plus the blue SEAC sign that came with my car and was the sign at Goodwood when the car was displayed there back in 2003.




rev-erend

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20,908 posts

248 months

Saturday 6th February
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Job for tomorrow. Bit of a clean up around the gasket area and lube spindle area as it's a bit sticky. Nice indoor job as weather looks crap for Sunday.

Waiting for a new cam from kent cams. Engine stripped ready for it.



Edited by rev-erend on Saturday 6th February 17:05


Edited by rev-erend on Saturday 6th February 17:07

KKson

3,144 posts

89 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Following a thorough inspection a few issues have come to light on the 390SE which I've made a start to sort.

1. On the off side front engine mount one of the three mount bolts has sheared the head off. I'll get the bracket off and see how much thread is sticking out, and see if I can weld a nut on the remaining bit of bolt to get some purchase and remove it.

2. Front crank seal has sprung a leak. This was replaced about 5 years ago. Tried to get the crank pulley bolt undone this afternoon with a 24" extension bar and ended up bending the bar! New air ratchet gun now ordered so we'll see how that gets on...

3. Near side back/ top exhaust manifold bolt has sheared the nib on the cylinder head that it bolts to. About a 1cm bit has disappeared! Spoken to our professional in house welder who does aluminium as well as other fancy alloys and he reckons he can clean and replace the metal, with the head in-situ, so then I can carefully drill and retap the hole. I'll have to jack the engine up so I can get the drill at the right angle.

If any one has any top tips then please let me know. Cheers.

rev-erend

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248 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Re the crank nut, I undid mine with the bar front the trolley jack, its about 5 feet. Luckily I have a trigger wheel on the crank
so I held a screw driver against a slot in that wheel under the water pump housing to stop any movement with one hand and
put pressure on the 5 ft bar with the other.

rev-erend

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20,908 posts

248 months

Monday 22nd February
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Removed old cam and checked it against new



Managed to spill the bottle of cam lube on the floor whilst doing the tricky job of cam installation with the rad in situ. It can be done but it's tight. Damm that lube is messy to clean up.

Timed up cam. New vernier looks good.





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adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Alan, camshafts are so yesterday....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9KJ_f7REGw&fe...

rev-erend

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Friday 5th March
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Timed up cam again last weekend and been putting everything back together.

Should be able to start the engine tomorrow, neighbours will love me running it at 2500 for 20 mins.

rev-erend

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Monday 22nd March
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Great news.

Cam is now run in.

25 mins at 2500 rpm .. neighbours loved it.

Got to work through the snag list now ..

Rear brakes are very sticky, not sure its its regular brakes or the handbrake calipers.

KKson

3,144 posts

89 months

Monday 22nd March
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rev-erend said:
Great news.

Cam is now run in.

25 mins at 2500 rpm .. neighbours loved it.

Got to work through the snag list now ..

Rear brakes are very sticky, not sure its its regular brakes or the handbrake calipers.
Great progress. The rear brakes on my SEAC also keep dragging and it's the handbrake mechanism, which I rebuilt last year. The self adjuster just keeps adjusting... I've order a set of the Jaguar return springs which I'm going fit, to try and hold the brakes off the discs. Getting a bit fed up with the slight burning smell each time I park up! Cheers.

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Monday 22nd March
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Splendid - ready for BBWF then?

rev-erend

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Tuesday 23rd March
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Is there a BBWF this year?

rev-erend

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Tuesday 23rd March
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Next job on the snag list for next weekend is to reseal my exhaust manifold of the passenger side
as its leaking and could be affecting my lambda readings.

I'm waiting for a supplier to have a set cut out of copper but he is taking forever despite my chasing so it
looks like high temperature silicon it is.


adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Tuesday 23rd March
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I made my own with a drill and tinsnips, from sheet copper, not difficult.

rev-erend

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20,908 posts

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Tuesday 23rd March
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adam quantrill said:
I made my own with a drill and tinsnips, from sheet copper, not difficult.
Unfortunately not possible as my heads are Wildcats and not RV8, so the shape / size is different.

Manifolds are not easy to remove either..

adam quantrill

11,264 posts

206 months

Sunday 28th March
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Today went into the garage to start the car.

We are making more red pektron relays and one needed testing, so ran the V8 at 2k RPM for a few minutes to get the oil up to the camshaft and the other bits.

BlueWedgy

128 posts

66 months

Sunday 28th March
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@ rev-erend

I see it mentioned here:
https://roverv8wildcatheads.home.blog/2019/04/
09/1989-tvr-450-seac-special-equipment-aramid-composite-5-3-litre-street-track-day-car/