Where to start?

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Re: Where to start?

Post by Fatlemon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:54 pm

Spent some time reassembling this afternoon :D

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Perhaps I should not have sprayed the rocker box cover, the rest of it looks awful. :(

Is there a way of cleaning up items like the alternator, fuel pump and fuel reservoir thingy without spending a fortune on new bits?

This was the remains of the carburetor mount,
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Makes me wonder if the actual carb was fine. too late now, broke one of the hose connections. :?

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Re: Where to start?

Post by Brunty » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:57 pm

Water pump looks nice ;)

You could rub down the alternator etc. and hamerite I suppose.
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Re: Where to start?

Post by ianaudia4 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:11 pm

And whip off the fan housing, rub it down and give it a spray job.
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Re: Where to start?

Post by Fatlemon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:30 pm

ianaudia4 wrote:And whip off the fan housing, rub it down and give it a spray job.
Yes that will be off tomorrow, not sure about Hammerite, I may well have a go at stripping the alternator and rubbing back to remove the oxide coat before polishing and lacquer coating. To be trialled on the fuel pump first maybe.

Brake servo will be rubbed down in situ and painted as I am planning to replace it in the next few years.

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Re: Where to start?

Post by Fatlemon » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:27 pm

Fan housing removed.

Can any one think of a reason why water should be coming from one of the retaining screw holes that does not involve a new radiator?

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Re: Where to start?

Post by Brunty » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:16 pm

Fatlemon wrote:Fan housing removed.

Can any one think of a reason why water should be coming from one of the retaining screw holes that does not involve a new radiator?
Trapped water? Do you use a load of coloured coolant? You'd be able to tell if it was water or coolant then.
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Re: Where to start?

Post by Fatlemon » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:08 pm

Brunty wrote: Trapped water? Do you use a load of coloured coolant? You'd be able to tell if it was water or coolant then.
Now there is a positive thought :thumbup: , Unfortunately the antifreeze is not really clear but I am now watching intently. Was also surprised at the replacement radiator costs. Has any one got any experience of using a make called 'Nissens' for replacement radiators?

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Re: Where to start?

Post by Brunty » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:32 pm

I did get a cheap radiator for my last Impreza WRX, it failed after a very short period of time when the end tank crimpings opened up.

Depending on how you feel about the car, I'd strongly consider one of the all aluminium (racing) rads. They might not really be proper racing items, but they are a higher capacity and tougher than the original type. You usually find them on ebay - user 2fast2cool(something or other).
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Re: Where to start?

Post by ianaudia4 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:09 pm

There is a company on Ebay (based in the north east), can't remember their name but they do MK2 radiators for £29 delivered. A bloke on the Scirocco Register bought one and has had no bother with it.
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Re: Where to start?

Post by Fatlemon » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:55 pm

Back from Christmas Holidays to find the sonic shock wave from Santas' sledge must have dislodged the petrol strimmer from its shelf that has fallen to ground taking the LHS wing mirror with it. :(

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