Vin6409 engine rebuild

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:04 am

The return fork springs themselves seem to be not in great shape either. At first glance they seemed OK but closer inspection they were not.

I'm not confident they ll work as intended with those weird bends so Will replace them with new forks to be sure, another thing to add to the list lol
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:13 am

As an add on to that was talking to a few of the jag e type guys here, seemingly the wisdom is to replace the the hold down bolts, and return spring forks whenever your replacing the pads as they wear as a set.
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun Mar 19, 2023 12:31 am

Managed to get the lower rear suspension arms powdercoated and bushed up. Also made them adjustable so can change the rear camber if needed when the the time comes for the tracking and alignment to be dialled in.
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Sun May 14, 2023 9:49 pm

Time to start putting things back on the frame for a change. Started with the accumulator and shifter mechanism and bell crank rods and then onto the hard brake lines and anything else I had ready to go back on.
Hopefully restart a bit of progress again..
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Bell crank shifter rods with all new bushings kit from d go! , should make the shifter action alot smoother
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby A Van » Wed May 17, 2023 9:35 pm

Looks fantastic mate … nice


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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby mec » Mon Aug 07, 2023 12:42 pm

superb mate !! keep going !
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:04 pm

More stuff starting to go back on, lower and upper control arms and rear hubs
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:09 pm

Radiator and stay brackets and rest fitting the upper control arms, need to get new ball joints fitted for them aswell
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:21 pm

When fitting the rad noticed that one of the fans wasn't quite right when compared to the other one. Sure enough drivers side fan was stiffer and didn't spin as easily and was wobbly with a bit of a squeak out of the bearing inside . The fan was hitting the cowling ever so slightly to because of that.
Motor on the way out it looks.
I'm hoping that explains why when the fans were on the air on, the drivers side was noticeably less vigorous than passenger side when feeling for the air flow.

Sourced some new motors and fitted them.
Had to change over the crimp connectors and housing which was bit of a nuisance but all good in the end
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New fans all fitted
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:35 pm

Got some heat reflective tape to try and keep the fuel tank cooler from the heat of the coolant hard lines that sit besides the tank. Don't know if it works but I thought I'll give it a try..
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