MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby jerzybondov » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:29 pm

Top job Mec!! You’re on the final straight now! :D
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:19 am

thanks everyone, I've not had much garage time since its been back, i have managed to start tapping some of the threads though, im about half way through them at the min so il soon be bolting things on :-)
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:50 pm

Hi All
Its been a while since my last update, progress has been slower than I would have liked but Im getting somewhere now, there has been a lot of refurbing stuff and a few cockups on the way, I started off by refurbishing bolts and washers...

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I also had to extend the nut serts that fit in the frame as they spun when a bolt was turned in them..

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I then went onto suspension Assembly, I adopted the Dan Stacey Spring compressing technique which luckily didn't go wrong ! lol

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Cleaned up the Gear Shift..

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this was followed by a regreasing and installing along with the now straight gear linkage which also now has all new bushes and pivot bolts, whilst we are on the subject of transmission, by gearbox has been gone through by a company Alex uses and they found no faults at all so it must has been the bent linkage/bad adjustment causing my gearshift problems, the gearbox is now all back together with a complete new sill kit installed so this should be good to go.


the steering rack has been refurbed however the coat of paint they applied was very thin so i rubbed it back and gave it a coat of POR15, superb stuff i must say ...

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did the new track rod ends and new brackets too..

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In between all this i had an ebay bargain too...

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that gets rid of my old pea shooter exhaust !


So we come on to what it looks like today...

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For the 1st time in nearly 10 years of ownership I'm :spaxed: :dance:
I'm very pleased with how its turning out, just gotta keep the momentum going now !

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby cis6409 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:13 pm

Absolutely lovely seeing the all the reconditioned parts back on to the chassis again looking a1 like that!
Inspiring stuff mec keep going :jzd:

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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby bandit » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:21 pm

Great stuff mec, looks shit hot
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Dan 6511 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:41 pm

Looks really good mec. You'll soon have it back on the road!
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby Admin-bloke » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:44 pm

Fantastic work there Mec, very impressive :D
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:20 am

Thanks Guys, I'm glad you all approve :-)
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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby A Van » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:10 am

All good mate! And done the right way


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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

Postby mec » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:01 pm

A Van wrote:All good mate! And done the right way


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Thanks Al :thumbsup: :mrgreen:
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