Vin6409 engine rebuild

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby Rissy » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:23 pm

Lovely lovely!
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"LEX" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
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Engine: #2839

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby dmc4087 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:40 pm

Love the chassis colour Shane
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby bandit » Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:30 pm

That looks great, love that dark grey. All looking great there
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby jerzybondov » Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:55 pm

Also loving the proper battleship grey!
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:27 pm

Thanks everyone!, much appreciated :thumbsup:

The ral code for it is 7016 I forgot to mention
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:13 pm

I eventually found a pic of that tap / socket modification for the rear upper link threaded hole that I mentioned earlier in case it helps anyone..

1/2" 20tpi tap welded to a 9mm socket from a narrow or deep 1/4" socket set.
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:24 pm

Next on to the rear outboard shafts. My original ones were previously butchered off and were damaged on the machined race surface.

Thankfully arran had some ready to go and sorted me out in double quick Time. Brilliant service as always :thumbsup: :dance:

Gave them a clean, and wire brushed the splines with a dremel very carefully to get it all back to clean metal. Also thread chased all the female threads.
Then a bath of deox c from bilt and hamber - really great stuff non toxic and no chemicals just easts rust and leaves good metal behind. Brilliantly simple science but it works! 8-)
Adding hot water speeds up the process alot
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:39 pm

Hopefully the paint will give it some degree of protection from the elements
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:46 pm

3 to 4 coats later and they were done
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:53 pm

Had some spare paint left over so used it on the engine mounts . Some more Cleaning, degreasing and wire brushing back to bare metal ..
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