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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 May 2017 :  20:07:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Not had chance to do much of late but did start to have a go at cleaning up the engine bay and have decided that I will have to take the gearbox out to make a half decent job of things.(I wish I had done that in the first place).
During the initial clean I found these little chaps next to the engine bay floor beneath the drive shaft.I hope they are from a previous job which has been done and not the joints that are in place.They didn't seem to be noisy when I was driving it but then again the engine didn't sound bad either.
I think I must be going deaf.

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Andyinthegarage
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
357 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2017 :  20:54:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I guess you'll only know once your box is out and the cv joints accessible...but surely you don't need all of them all the time, there's probably a couple of spares in there from new!!



Edited by - Andyinthegarage on 22 May 2017 20:55:51
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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2017 :  22:13:51 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yeh I know what you mean, it's the same with wheels, you only need two most of the time!

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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2017 :  17:54:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well the gearbox is also out now.Very dirty in there,it seems to have been coated with a mixture of bituminous under-seal and wax-oil which seems to have worked pretty well, but I'm concerned with whats going on underneath it all, so i'm stripping it off.
I think it took me longer to remove clutch slave cylinder than any other operation.I must be missing a trick somewhere.
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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2017 :  11:57:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just thought I would try to add an image using Flikr as opposed to Photobucket.
The photo of the OS Rear inner wing also appears under my post in GenTech., but using Photobucket.
Thanks to John-Saab's post

More rust pictures to follow!


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Edited by - Dynorog on 07 Jul 2017 12:04:05
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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2017 :  12:02:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
More rust to follow!

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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2017 :  11:40:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I didnt think the rust shown in the following picture looked to bad but being as the rear wing was off and I was patching the wheel arch I thought I would check it out.There was a lot of Waxoyl about.



After removing the under seal I found a repair had already been done, comprising of the galvanised strip shown (after removal) and copious amounts of seam sealer.



Leaving this:











The repair I am presuming was from the 1986 "rebuild!"




Dynorog

Edited by - Dynorog on 14 Jul 2017 11:44:01
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 21 Jul 2017 :  12:43:01 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Not bad, it lasted more than three decades!

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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2017 :  19:08:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Some progress made:
Fab'd up a basic repair strip

Plated up the hole.Tried a butt joint which was rather ambitious I think. I've never welded bodywork before, only unimportant objects that are never going to be seen. Looks like pigeon muck but seems strong enough.



I then cleaned up the wheelhouse and applied hydrate 80.
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A coat of Electrox zinc primer, seam sealer and then
a coat of 2pack epoxy grey finish.
I don't know if this is Kosher but I thought I would experiment,
because after all I'm only supposed to be replacing the sump gasket not blowing bloody the wings off!


I'll have to sort the wing out internally now , fill and paint but that can wait.
I want to put the wing back as it is for now and start getting the engine back together.

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 Aug 2017 :  21:41:07 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
That doesn't look bad at all.Only two things really matter when welding car body panels: cleanliness and fit. The rest, like heat distribution in the material, is what you pick up along the way. Some very good info here: http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/70135/panels (Better make a pot of tea before you start reading!)

Not sure how you hold the material in place, I find magnets and "intergrips" very handy:



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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2017 :  22:07:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Melle I've not heard of intergrips. I'll look them up.
Cheers

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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 Aug 2017 :  23:16:54 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
They're the small square clamps in above pic if you missed that. You can make them yourself, or if you're lazy get some off eBay.

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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 09 Aug 2017 :  21:08:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Went back to looking at engine bay- wished I'd only looked.
Started cleaning up the joints between engine bay floor and bulkhead , removing under-seal etc. as I knew there had been water penetration to the inside of the car causing some surface rust which I cleared up.During this process I also started on the inner wing and found this:



From the outside it looks like this:




Its not a good shot but basically 2 holes ( the second hole is below the drive shaft aperture. in a plate which I think had been added over the existing inner wing in 1986.
I'm now in the process of removing it.
Anyone know if this is an original part? or is it as I think plated over. I'll find out more when I have it removed.

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melle
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United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 09 Aug 2017 :  22:58:42 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Double skin is original. Count your blessings, I've seen much worse in that area!

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Dynorog
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
64 Posts

Posted - 10 Aug 2017 :  08:00:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Melle. I will proceed with caution now Ikmow it is double skinned.
Cheers

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