scam75Ha ha, nearly! Some more progress. Turbo water pump done and water system is now pressure tested and leak free. Front end all built up (and tidied up) and moved onto replacing starter motor. The 1.7KW one is about an inch longer and the heat shield no longer fits! (It bolts onto the starter ok at terminal end but is an inch short at the bellhousing end) Is there a longer version of the heat shield available? Not a huge drama if not, can do something to secure it. Also the solenoid seems to have been bolted on incorrectly oriented, meaning main wires not reaching/routed incorrect. Possibly a result of the rebuild process. Had a quick chat with Martin (Waylander) on the phone there and he kept me right on some electrical stuff, many thanks Martin! In the end we unbolted the solenoid and re-oriented it as the main wires were not reaching any of the two big terminals. As ever we ran out of time and tomorrow we will have to slightly widen the ring connector on the small terminal to fit over the post, and then we should be ready for another start-up! Stuart
scam75Thanks lads! Yeah Dan, 4 years, that's a lifetime! I'm off the road a year now and with the car being 25 miles away at my mates place, I quite often have genuinely forgotten I own the thing! Was great to sit in the car and hold the revs at 2k today, and monitor all the dials, feel the heaters get hot etc. while my mate was doing all his inspections underneath. Even better when he confirmed nothing was leaking anywhere after all the stuff we've had to deal with. It is starting to feel real again! Worth mentioning the 1.7KW starter (though as noted an inch longer than the old one, leaving the heat shield an inch short) is an absolute beast compared to the old one. Super strong and quick. Glad you've been busy, be great to get yours running soon! Stuart
scam75Some more progress, inching closer! Turbo aux water pump wiring is done. MAF wiring fixed properly. Gearbox and cooler back on and topped up. More heat shields and bits and bobs done. Still to do: refit exhaust, run up to temp again, tension belts, front covers back on, PS belt, full check over, undertrays, MOT. Mate says weekend or early next week for it be ready. Ironically I go in for knee op on Tuesday (just a clean up, cartlidge and stuff) and probably won't be able to drive for a couple of weeks! Hopefully have it back on the drive for Monday and after a very long drive I can polish it for weeks whilst limping about! Stuart
Waylandergood luck with the op stu, the car will be waiting instead of you waiting for the car!
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