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Post by ctwg60 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:06 am

Yeah your right swapping clocks would do it! Whistle

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:18 pm

Thought I'd just add the latest pics:

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As you can see, not much left in there now! Very Happy

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Post by ctwg60 on Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:33 pm

Well you might as well take the block out and strip it down, have the bores honed re ring the pistons and replace the bearing shells and give the block a nice lick of black paint! Very Happy

By the way you can fit a block in the dish washer, does a cracking job!! You have to modify the dish washer temporarily though... Whistle


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Post by mic_VR on Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:52 pm

ctwg60 wrote:Well you might as well take the block out.....

Don't tell him that, I not sure he's happy with Stu and I for spending our spare time telling him to take the block out! Laughing
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Post by Toad on Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:56 pm

Cheryl.

Take the block out.

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Post by ctwg60 on Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:12 pm

At least paint it! Very Happy

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:49 pm

Thing is, and I'd just like point out that I have reached this decision entirely independantly, Laughing that I don't want to do all this work just for the bottom end to explode.

I was always planning to paint it. Can't have a rusty old block with a nice shiney cylinder head!

Bottom end is coming out! Very Happy And I won't change my mind this time.... Again.... Laughing

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:54 am

Woohoo! It is the way forward. I must confess I totally agree with Chris here. The cost of getting the bottom end done wont be prohibitive, and well within your capability Shanine.

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:15 pm

Thought you would be happy with that Stu! Very Happy

Like you and Mic said. Pointless not to do it now.

Here are today's pictures! cheers


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Everything now ready for the gearbox and block to come out.

Oh, just need to get the power steering pump off first.

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:47 am

Block and gearbox are out! cheers Getting a block out without the head really is easy after all. If a little awkward....

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Found a use for the old head bolts. Very Happy

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Almost there!

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Touch down! cheers

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Can start cleaning everything now and I've got some paint for various bits. Gonna start with the calipers.

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:48 am

Oh yeah, how much play should there be in the clutch release bearing? Mine has loads....

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Post by dirtytorque on Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:44 am

unless you have a recent clutch on there then maybe a new clutch kit would be wise anyway?
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Post by Sonicriot13 on Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:50 am

Yeah, I have quite a bit of work planned for the clutch and related components. The clutch was sooooo unbelievably heavy on this car. It's gonna be getting a big overhaul. I was expecting the release bearing to be really stiff but it's the complete opposite!

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:26 am

Bit of an update. As many will know from the other forum we frequent I have the block out. I've cleaned up the arches and am rebuilding some of the bay before I crack on with the engine itself. I thought Stu might be interested to see how his subframe turned out!

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Post by dirtytorque on Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:53 am

taking shape.
I should clean my bay really. Smile
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Post by Sonicriot13 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:19 am

I'm glad that's in there. Bolting something back on has made me feel less like I'm just breaking it! Laughing

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Post by ctwg60 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:37 am

Looks good! Get yourself some loom tape and retape those wires. Makes a big difference to the engine bay.

Rayon cloth harnessing tape is just like the genuine loom tape.

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:47 am

ctwg60 wrote:Looks good! Get yourself some loom tape and retape those wires. Makes a big difference to the engine bay.

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Cool, nice one. I've started to tidy up the wiring already and was looking for something like this.

Any news on the cylinder head buddy? How's the hand coming along? Very Happy

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Post by ctwg60 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:50 am

My mate is going to give me a hand, literally, hopefully one weekend this month. Smile

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:56 am

Sweet, keep me posted mate. Should start stripping the bottom end in the next week or so. Should finish most of the stuff I want to do to the bay and get the front struts, hubs and brakes back together on Sunday.

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Post by ctwg60 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:10 pm

When are you hoping to have it back on the road? Seems your getting stuck into it!

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Post by mrbeige on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:23 pm

Ooooooh, that looks goooooood. Pleased with it?

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:28 pm

Soon as mate! I'm missing this car soooo much. All I want to do is drive it! If it's not back on the road by the end of the year I'm gonna go crazy! Laughing I'm loving the work though. Whenever I have a day off work I'm wide awake at about 7 thinking about what I'm going to do to it.

mrbeige wrote:Ooooooh, that looks goooooood. Pleased with it?

Oh yeah I'm pleased with it! They've made really sure it's had a good coating inside as well as out. Proper job. Just need an engine to put on it now.... Laughing

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Post by ctwg60 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:25 pm

Sonicriot13 wrote:Soon as mate! I'm missing this car soooo much. All I want to do is drive it! If it's not back on the road by the end of the year I'm gonna go crazy! Laughing

Yep i know that feeling. I had to wait 4 months once to get my car back on the road. Couldn't afford the tax and insurance after spending so much on rebuilding the engine plus I had another perfectly usable and insured car to get about in. I'll never run another car as well as the Corrado again. Limits what I can do to it at weekend though!

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Post by Sonicriot13 on Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:42 pm

Shhhhhh.... I'm trying not to think about tax or insurance at the moment! Laughing

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