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Post by Aussiboris on Mon May 06 2013, 01:09

So after freezing the crank through for a few days in the freezer, I popped the timing gear into the oven at 250degs and it slid straight on over the key way. So much easier than I was expecting Very Happy
You can see how cold the crank is with frost on its surface! Quickly starts to thaw though



The crank was brought back to the workshop to fit the spacer, brass dizzy gear and circlip



The crankcase now back from the machine shop with thread tapped for the plugs. I set about cleaning the swarf away with a degrease and jet wash then inserted the plugs for the full flowing.






Then stuck in these new oil pressure relief valves.




After a morning on the beach where I hung out with daz, Lisa and Ceara I got on with some degreasing


Ill need to see if I can borrow a weighing scale to help with balancing those con rods.
I'm also waiting for delivery of full length headliner. Will see how I get on with the application of that. Eek
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Post by Grizzly on Tue May 07 2013, 23:53

Good to see you Rob I am a bit sunburnt and well done on the van progress catch you soon.
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Another big delivery...

Post by Aussiboris on Thu May 09 2013, 14:15

Today I took delivery of these items...

Some steel bows


And a big bag of off-white perforated material.

This was probably the biggest vinyl purchase I have ever made and I can't even put it on a turntable for a listen!
Wish me luck in installing...eeek
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Post by Big Red on Thu May 09 2013, 20:56

I guess that will cover a lot more than your usual order from 'Wonderland Vinyl'....

Good luck!
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Perforated Vinyl

Post by Aussiboris on Tue May 14 2013, 20:58

So made a start by giving the inside a good sweep and hover followed by degreasing the top areas.


Then opened up the material


Threaded the bows in


Then started the hanging bit








Started fixing some bulldog clips I stole from work (well stocked stationery cupboards are quite useful)




Some more shifting of bows and lifting stretching...


A bit of heat to get the creases out and make it a bit more flexible






To be continued...
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Post by Big Red on Thu May 16 2013, 16:45

Good work - that looks fiddly!

Thank goodness for stationery cupboards...
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Post by Aussiboris on Fri Jun 07 2013, 12:58

Well, I said to be continued but I've only gone and finished installing the headliner now. Found that I wasn't able to take many photos as my fingers were very sticky from all the spray adhesive. Only problem I had was getting the fabric in the rear to look right. I sat in the back after installing the cab section and realised that the aft sections were sagging a bit and put this down to the rods I had. Think they were too short so I got ordering some 4mm diameter rod off tinterweb and threaded thosed through the sleeves...the difference was amazing.

So here are some pics of the completed headliner...




















Now I can start putting the windows in Smile
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Post by Grizzly on Fri Jun 07 2013, 18:31

Well done Rob done a cracking job of that . . .

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Post by Lisa on Wed Jun 12 2013, 22:17

Wow cheers

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Re: Boris

Post by carl & helen on Sat Jun 15 2013, 18:24

Are you sure you don't want to do this professionally Rob? What an amazing job - well done
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Post by Aussiboris on Sun Jun 16 2013, 21:06

carl & helen wrote:Are you sure you don't want to do this professionally Rob? What an amazing job - well done

Would love to do it professionally, not sure it would pay as much as the day job as Im quite a slow worker!
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Post by Big Red on Tue Jul 09 2013, 09:34

Orb,

Just saw your latest photos on Flickr so I'm pre-empting your update on here!

Great work on the engine block, looks like it's all coming together, saw you had the dissy back on and were starting putting the ancilliaries on. Is the engine back in the van yet?

What’s the stripy fabric? Is that for the door cards etc – looks cool

Good luck for your impending MOT…
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Post by Aussiboris on Wed Jul 10 2013, 23:56

Aaah yes, it looks like an update is overdue mostly I can see light at the end of the tunnel and have been getting on with a lot in the workshop to get to the point where I can drive the buss out. 

In general since the installation of the headliner I have been concentrating on fi sighing the engine. Here's a few pics if the build ...











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Post by Aussiboris on Thu Jul 11 2013, 00:07

Cam followers in then onto lubing all the bearings and getting the crank in there.




 




 
And the cam shaft










Engaging those case halves












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Post by Aussiboris on Wed Aug 14 2013, 14:08

I must confess that I haven't had a chance to update this thread for some time although the intention was mostly there and I have been taking a few pictures.
As far as I can see the last pic on here was of the case halves being put together.
I have since moved the block off the stand and onto the bench for assembling the B+Ps and heads...


Setting the deck height I had to purchase some barrel shims = more expense GRRR


Then after a good clean in the washing up bowl installed the B+Ps


 Here is a new dizzy


And the bolting on of the heads




Oil pump in and with a cover for the external filter bolted on.


A little bit of internet shopping...


 And some bolting on of the ancilliaries




After a day in the workshop which was one of the hotter days this summer the engine was back in the van!  I sweated buckets doing this with Ian my faithful helper...



I did encounter a bit of difficulty getting the moustache bar on as I had tapped and drilled the block and now the pipe and fittings needed extra clearance.


Also had to be concious of the routing of the pipe to keep it away from the exhaust


Spent quite a lot of time about here kneeling and leaning into the engine bay


After the engine was installed attention was diverted to the windscreen.  This was the last piece of glass that needed to be put into the vehicle so I was looking forward to getting it in and pulling the string along the home straight.  When it didnt really want to sit onto the lip I suggested tapping the top with a rubber mallet.  Ian tapped it.  It cracked (A LOT) and resulted in a head in hands moment I can safely say was the biggest of the resto.  I have learnt not to use a rubber mallet when installing the windscreen.  On the side windows it has been fine as this was all toughened.  On the windscreen it (nearly) ended in tears Sad


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Post by Grizzly on Thu Aug 15 2013, 22:04

Well done Rob, done  . . . cracking Laughing job
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Post by Grizzly on Tue Aug 11 2015, 14:16

The finished article ...


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Post by carl & helen on Tue Aug 11 2015, 15:06

Hey nice pic. Wonder where Boris is now - hopefully in Scotland !
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