Sagaris Project returns to the UK

Sagaris Project returns to the UK

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phazed

17,546 posts

145 months

Sunday 10th February
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If it is similar to the older Griffiths and Chimaeras then after unbolting it you need to twist it through 90° in one direction to remove it. They do not drop straight out.

I have never removde the prop shaft on a sag but if TVR still used the same bolts at the diff flange, they are 9/16 not 15mm

philburch

166 posts

110 months

Sunday 10th February
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When I did my Tamora I removed the gearbox first , the engine then lifted straight out . I did take the o/s engine mount off as well , assuming you have access to a crane . I also found the steering rack fun to get out . Great thread .

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Sunday 10th February
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Thanks guys the chassis is just about stripped now. Just the diff and a few bits and bats. Engine is laying on a small dolly and gearbox just held up with wood. One engine mounting was completely free of its rubber and the same for one gearbox mount. A few more bolts were seized in place so had to be cut off but no major dramas. Chassis will just lift over the engine now. Not sure why the pictures on its side and can’t seem to get it right way round.

richard sails

768 posts

200 months

Thursday 14th February
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Chris, when rebuilding it have you considered using low strength threadlocker rather than copperslip? It keeps the threads dry and stops any form of corrosion.

I gave up using coperslip for protecting threads a long time ago when I realised that everytime I remove caliper bolts for the first time on a vehicle there is no corrosion on the threads.

I do have some very sticky weatherproof grease that I apply to any exposed threads once parts are assembled, I never have problems taking things apart a second time.

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Thursday 14th February
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Thanks Richard the threads on the bolts were all OK it’s more the sleeve that the bolts fit through that had corroded and welded itself to the bolt. I will be using thread lock on the Caliper bolt threads though.


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Matthew Poxon

5,190 posts

114 months

Thursday 14th February
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Well done sir, good to see the Sag being repaired and put back on the road.

I will follow this with interest. Good luck with the project.

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th February
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Chassis fully stripped down and off to RT for its outrigger sorting.



Engine cleaned up a bit ready to go back in.

I need a little help with the steering rack. When I pulled off the passenger boot off it was full of fluid so I presume the seal has gone. It was the passenger side that was leaking so pretty sure it’s not related to the accident. I removed the steering arm and the plastic spacer which reveals a circlip which I also removed revealing a seal located behind a spacer/washer. It looks a bit tricky to get out. Has anyone done this? Any tips or suggestions appreciated.
Chris

phazed

17,546 posts

145 months

Sunday 24th February
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Considering the cars age, it having stood around and the quality of the rack, I would send it to a specialist and have a full set of seals fitted.

Kielly Clinton are recommended for Tivs.

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th February
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Ye appreciate that would be the best way forward. But I like to learn new things so would really like to have a bash at it myself.

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Tuesday 26th February
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New front end now made by Plasticman will be here in a week or two. New one piece bonnet also made and on its way to me. Chassis should also be back in a few weeks so time to clean all the other parts ready for the rebuild.

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th March
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Well not much has been going on at the moment as the chassis is still away and won’t be back for at least a couple of weeks. So just been gathering everything ready for the rebuild. Today I decided to check the Valve clearances so whipped of the rocker cover all the inlets were within tolerance clearances of between 5 and 6 thou and all the exhaust were out, they were between 14 and 16 thou So had to re-shim them all. A fiddly little job even with the engine out. All done now and all exhaust are now between 10 and 11 thou

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Saturday 4th May
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Well it seems like an age ago that the chassis went away for the outrigger repairing but got it back a couple of weeks ago and dropped it of at my local powder coaters and picked it up today. Must say the job Richard has done at RT is second to none it’s now basically a brand new chassis. The powder coating is also immaculate and now having a Zinc primer will it will outlast me. All wishbones and roll bars were also blasted zinc primed and powder coated so the rebuild can now start. Looking forward to this part of the project.



Edited by chris52 on Monday 13th May 20:48

s6boy

1,248 posts

166 months

Sunday 5th May
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Always good to read an update, I love these threads. Best of luck with the rebuild thumbup

philburch

166 posts

110 months

Sunday 5th May
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That is looking good,it's a pity you have to put the body back on and cover it all up, but at least you know how good it is looking underneath. Keep up with the pictures and your progress.

brownspeed

289 posts

72 months

Sunday 5th May
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Oh that DOES look good- credit to you Chris.
Did you resolve your steering rack seal issue?

chris52

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1,489 posts

124 months

Sunday 5th May
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Yes luckily it was the easier seal to do so no major problem at all.

chris52

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124 months

Sunday 5th May
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Had a good couple of days on the car. Managed to fit the engine gearbox manifolds diff and started on one corner of the suspension.

chris52

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Sunday 5th May
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chris52

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chris52

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