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#16 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:49 AM

Time to wire in the Fuel Pump.

 

First i picked this spot to mount the pressure switch.  It keeps it away from everything and its a good earth point.

 

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Next i wired up the relay (on the right), left is for the spot lights.

 

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bolting the fittings together and getting ready to connect to the oil pressure gauge

 

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Front part done.

 

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Now to mount the fuel pump - I decided to mount it under the tank on the rear sub-frame.

 

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I protected the powered wire from the rubbing of the chassis by feeding it through a vacuum hose

 

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#17 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:59 AM

Hammered the breather on the timing cover so the fan could clear it, then gave it a lick of paint

 

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Now to the Gearbox....

 

I bolted the gearbox back on and sealed it with the gasket paper and RTV.  I also placed the half moon seal in place first but didn't use any sealant there.  Lucky for me there is no leak.  I also blanked off the Mechanical Fuel Pump hole.  I also gave the crank a scutch up with a 3M paint and rust stripper attachment to remove all the old grit and muck.  Much smoother now!

 

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While the RTV sealant was setting I started to fit a new main crank oil seal.  WOW,that's a tight fit.  I soon realised I needed a tool to press the seal in place, but I didn't want to buy one so I found the perfect home garage solution!

 

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Fit perfectly! - Job Done!

 

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I also replaced the old rod change seals (two crust plastic bushes wedged together - no wonder it leaked) and replaced with a new anti-leak kit.

 

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#18 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:17 AM

I decided a while back that, because i had a water pump with the bypass on it, that i would use it, but the cylinder head had the port plugged up (from what I could gather the Austin Allegros did it another way, of which i stripped off.)  I didn't really want to do the whole drill thermostat thing as one day I may not be the one sorting a thermostat problem out and someone will replace without drilling the housing.

 

As the plug was basically cold welded in place I used a dremel and cut the top off the bung and drilled it out, then I tapped a new thread in place.  This was my first time ever tapping a thread and i severely screwed it up.  I managed to get the bypass adapter screwed in and I used a bit of sealant to stop(or so I thought) any water leaks.  Turns out I was really wrong about that too and it leaked like a sieve.  The pic below is of it with just sealant - it looks terrible too.  Later which I don't have a photo off, is the fix which was to clean the sealant off and use QuikSteel epoxy to plug up around the adapter.  once it was hardened it was like steel and no more leaks!  That stuff is magic!

 

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I also cleaned off the top of the block and pistons and wound in some new head studs as the old ones were pitted and stretched.

 

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More Painting.....

 

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I set the length of the adjustable tie rod arms to the standard length (I had to convert to metric to understand..  No matter how much I worked on this project, I still can't wrap my head around imperial).  These things are double the diameter of the standard arms, so should be less likely to bend.  The ones that were on it were super bent out of shape.  no wonder the car never tracked right.

 

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#19 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:30 AM

Time to reattach the transfer gears and housing.  this by far was the hardest part of reassembling.  I must have bent a stud just enough by accident that meant the 1st motion shaft pilot bearing would not go into the housing flush.  I was so super tempted to bang on it to go in, but this would have been a bad idea.  As I couldn't see what side was catching on the pilot bearing i had to guess.  it took a long while to finally get it to line up and the transfer housing just dropped on. All of this while making sure not to damage the crank seal.

 

Certainly not for someone with little patience.

 

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All attached - new lock washers in the flywheel housing and I was good to go.

 

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Clutch, pressure plate, flywheel and diaphragm all bolted and torqued back up, new lock washer of the flywheel bolt too.

 

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Bell housing reattached

 

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Timing Cover reattached - starting to come together now!

 

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Crank pulley bolted up

 

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And now the engine has been taken off the stand for the rest!

 

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Water pump, harmonic balancer and fan reattached, starting to look more like an engine!

 

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More Painting - front of the engine now.  better clean off that overspray!  Serves me right for painting in the dark!

 

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#20 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:55 AM

Head gasket placed

 

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Water Bypass tube - see the fan clearance :)

 

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Cylinder head placed on the block, loving the colours!

 

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Push rods installed

 

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Roller tip rockers placed on cylinder head

 

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Time to check my valve gaps, I went in sideways to check and set but front for the photo op!

 

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More painting........

 

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#21 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:22 AM

Exhaust mounts being installed

 

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Exhaust fitting.. measurements and more measurements.

 

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CV Joint cleaned up

 

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Joint all greased up, CV Boot attached and ready for insert

 

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Now its getting serious!  Engine is in!!!!!!

 

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#22 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:40 AM

Line up exhaust headers to the engine

 

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Basic fit of inlet manifold and carb, distributor, alternator, starter and oil filter installed

 

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Fill the engine up with oil time

 

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get some water into the engine for a start, will replace with coolant later.

 

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First time out of the shed in months!  Mr Bean in the backseat was enjoying the daylight!

 

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Exhaust mounted up -cut,fit,cut,fit......

 

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Fuel Pressure regulator added in at the last minute the night before the dyno tune!

 

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And here she is, initial time in complete and ready loaded up on its way to the dyno

 

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Parked up waiting for its turn to be tuned up!

 

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#23 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:18 AM

So I had a call from the tuners the same day saying it was all done!  I couldn't believe it, I was expecting something to need to be done or something i did wrong, but no.  they said it all went well.

 

When I got there to pick it up the tuner had a big smile on his face and told me it goes good now!

 

he took me to have a look at the results and OMG....  it was more than I was expecting!

 

79HP at the wheels, 98HP at the flywheel!  a 36HP gain from previous tune!

 

Cam doesn't come on till 3000RPM but after that is on! and boy is it!

 

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I got to drive the car home albeit not legally as it still didn't have a warrant of fitness and what a blast!

 

it screams along!



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:26 AM

Let us know ASAP how she did...  Can you tell me what pressure fuel pump you are using?



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:27 AM

Let us know ASAP how she did...  Can you tell me what pressure fuel pump you are using?

I looked away for 10 minutes and there it is



#26 MordredNZ

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:27 AM

I took the car in for a warrant at the testing station today and no issues.  The car is road legal now and I am stoked!

 

Also there are no oil leaks, water leaks or any kind of fluid leak!



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

Let us know ASAP how she did...  Can you tell me what pressure fuel pump you are using?

 

Its a sytec pro 54 1-5 PSI Fuel Regulator.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 10:46 AM

Here is a video of me taking it for a quick run down the road.  It sounds awesome!

 

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#29 Twilton

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:52 AM

Looks great!

And well done for putting the effort into something you wasn't too sure about, I'm sure your chuffed to bits.

#30 James_eaton_thewholething

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:58 AM

Looks good. Like the engine colour





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