Vin #1373 - it's alive again!

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Vin #1373 - it's alive again!

Postby priesh » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:10 am

Hey all,

Reassembled the engine yesterday in the garage (had some electric heaters on full blast so was actually alright).

Turned the key and car started first time :thumbsup:

For people that might not know, my clutch slave went a couple of weeks ago, so thought it would be a good time to take the car down to the valley (!) to change the distributor cap, rotor arm, leads, plugs and put new bolts in for all the ones I removed as I went (with a great mate - always good to do it with another pair of eyes and arms!).

Considering I've only had the car since the end of November, I didn't think I'd be doing such a job so soon, but it was good fun (apart from the clutch slave, that was a pain in the ass to change even with the intake off!)

Succesfully replaced all of the above - very happy to get it running again. Needs more work in the idle department, but that's a job for another day!

The rotor arm was in a right state (pictures on another thread), the cap only had one clip so wasn't flat, and a couple of the plugs were only finger tight! They were all gapped well past 1mm as well - not really sure how the car actually managed to start at all before!


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After.JPG (1.18 MiB) Viewed 1023 times

Thanks to all the members on here that helped with advice and getting the right parts - especially Arran for guiding me on what bolts and washer and brackets etc I needed!

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Re: Vin #1373 - it's alive again!

Postby Admin-bloke » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:40 am

Result :jzd: :thumbsup:
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Re: Vin #1373 - it's alive again!

Postby jerzybondov » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:06 pm

Great work!!
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Re: Vin #1373 - it's alive again!

Postby DJK73 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:23 pm

Nice one, well done
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Re: Vin #1373 - it's alive again!

Postby priesh » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks all - I am glad there were no major issues along the way. Amazingly I was trying to put the pipe of agony back and then my mate put it back in in like 5 seconds - was really random!

Still a long list of other stuff to do but this was a big item!
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