MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:59 am

Hi All

Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year

Not mega amounts to report, I've unpacked all the powder coated stuff, its nice to get some shiny bits !! ...

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Also had a little victory, I thought my Brake servo had had it, however on closer inspection it was just the bracket that was gone, the servo had a lot of rust on it but I have caught it just in time,

this is before...

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On inspection the inside still looks brand new so hopefully should be good to go, this will now be mated to a new stainless steel bracket so nice and strong.
I have put in a parts order with Arran so when the chassis comes back possibly next week there should start to be some progress on the re-build :D :dance:
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Rissy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:16 pm

mec wrote:Look I've been galvanized !!! ...

Powder coat is going to be done on the week commencing the 7th Jan :mrgreen: :dmcdoors:


Looking amazing. What a transformation!

My understanding is that powder coating can't be done on galvanized metal, so the frame would have to be spray painted or dipped or hand brushed. Unless my understanding is incorrect, or out of date!?
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby cis6409 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:03 pm

Class mec great to see the progress and the speed of it!. love the powdercoating job absolutely brilliant feeling to be able to put shiny bits back on :jzd:

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Thanks shane!

As for powder coating over galv, it can be done rissy, sometimes the galv can "vent" which can cause small bubbles in the p coat, this can be reduced by good prep and also pre heating the chassis before p coat, the same company is galvanizing and p coating mine as they have with alex's other 3 frames hes made/repaired, these all turned out very well
Hope this info is useful ;-)
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby bandit » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:55 pm

Yeeeeewth those parts look mega :D :D Brings back memories of when I did mine, it’s dead satisfying when you’ve got all nice clean stuff & it’s going back together. Keep on keepin’ on Mr Mec
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:34 am

Thanks Me Julie I'l keep on and soon i'l be :spaxed: :D :D
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Rissy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:11 pm

mec wrote:As for powder coating over galv, it can be done rissy, sometimes the galv can "vent" which can cause small bubbles in the p coat, this can be reduced by good prep and also pre heating the chassis before p coat, the same company is galvanizing and p coating mine as they have with alex's other 3 frames hes made/repaired, these all turned out very well
Hope this info is useful ;-)


Aaaah. Nice to know. Thanks for the explanation. Looks like I've been believing inaccurately due to not having a full appreciation of the process. I believed the galvanizing process interrupted the ferrous metal characteristics, therefore reducing the adhesion of the powder coat during application. I think you can get passivated galvanizing done on metal. I'm sure that has an adverse effect on trying to powder coat. So maybe there wasn't a clear enough separation of the two galvanizing processes....?
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Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

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1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Rissy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:15 pm

Is it easy enough to remove the brake booster? Do you just have to unbolt it from the tub and unbolt the master cylinder from it too? Presumably you have to break into the brake lines connected to the master cylinder to be able to remove it from the booster? My booster isn't looking too bonny these days either. I guess i'm just looking to know if I can remove it "dry" or if I have to do it "wet" (by pulling apart the brake lines to do it).
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Admin-bloke » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:42 pm

It's a brake servo, not booster (as Americans call it).

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Rissy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:28 pm

Well, it does "boost" the push on the cylinder by helping your foot with the vacuum. lol!

Anyway, servo then.

What's the answer?
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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