Vin6409 engine rebuild

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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:52 pm

With some fantastic trojan help from Thomas we got some great movement forward, she s now back on her 4 wheels instead of the dollies. Helps an awful lot moving the chassis around and in and out of the garage.

We fitted the original shocks just to have it completed a bit more but will be changing these next for new ones. A couple of them are a bit past it to say the least lol.
Onwards and upwards hopefully :think:
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby Admin-bloke » Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:59 am

That's looking superb :)
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby Domi » Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:31 pm

Really nice job :)
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Mon Feb 26, 2024 3:25 pm

Thanks guys, hopefully can make some more good progress now with a few more parts to get :thumbsup:
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:51 pm

Does anyone know what the best options for spring compressors for installing lowering springs. Front and rear.
I can get my hands on the 'normal' spring compressors like these :
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:53 pm

But is there better, safer options everyone uses?
I assume the hard part is getting them evenly spaced with the strut tower on the frame being in the way alot especially on the fronts ?
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby Derfel » Mon Mar 04, 2024 4:54 pm

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I tried those spring compressors and found them to be a bit dodgy to say the least. I ended up investing in the following from ebay which made the job a lot safer and they are not that expensive. ( I removed the plastic sleeves to make sure that the spring was properly seated in place before starting the compression)
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Re: Vin6409 engine rebuild

Postby cis6409 » Tue Mar 05, 2024 3:05 pm

Excellent, thanks I will have a look out for them ones :thumbsup:
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