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Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:13 am
by hana 5284
MikeWard wrote:Nice one Mec, looks like it is coming along nicely, looking mint so far!


mec wrote:My lower wishbones have had the treatment with the reinforcing plates and collars added and p coated so same as the dukes (unless you mean the billet alu ones), i cant afford them :dance:

I think Tyson means the control arm supports, i.e. these: https://www.deloreango.com/uk/front-low ... -pair.html



yes you are correct mike I was unsure the tec name for them but I must say they look mint and if they do what they say should improve handling.

cheers
tys

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 3:31 pm
by mec
Hi All

Sorry for the lack of updates of late, its been a bit hectic this end, anyway what have I been doing I hear you ask...

Fuel Tank Cleaned and installed inc internals

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CV joints and caps refurbed

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Rear Discs cleaned up and installed

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Front and rear calipers Refurbed

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New Fuel lines and original vac lines Painted

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Drive Shafts Re-assembled

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I have chosen a slightly different set of fans for my car, these are made by Pro Alloy for a Sierra Cosworth however with a few small mods they fit the De nicely, they use Spal Fans which are very nice quality..

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Modded the corners of the frame to fit the De Rad..

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Repainted and fitted to a new Rad

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Lines fitted
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Front and rear calipers installed
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All new brake pipes made by hand
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Right onto the gearbox, it has been stripped and checked internally and all new seals replaced but the cosmetic side was letting the side down so heres before

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During after many many hours of wire brushing

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Etch primed
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Painted With POR15 Detail paint
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I'l continue on the another post as i cant add any more pics :lol:

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 4:00 pm
by mec
OK CONTINUED FROM LAST POST

So then we come onto the engine, there was nothing really wrong with it before it was removed just like to leak oil from various places so thats been addressed

The Sump has been removed, cleaned and refitted with a new gasket, also the rocker covers, front crank case have had the same treatment, cleaned with all new gaskets, the rear main sill replaced along with the housing gasket and the front crank sill also replaced.

Whilst i was there the block was looking a bit tired from when i painted it so thats now had new paint and also since the attached pic its had 2 coats of high temp laquer too.

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I have installed all new exhaust studs and of course new manifold gaskets too

Before the chassis went to be dipped i traced the original number off the back of it so it could be reinstated, Gem traced it back on for me so i could re write it in marker pen just like the factory did..

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Then Yesterday the Chassis rolled on its wheels for the 1st time in over 6 months

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So then we come to today, the engine and box are now together

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This is now in the chassis and my old mate Alex came over this morn for some "Body" Action ;)

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So the Eagle has landed !!

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Now i just gota work out how the rest of it goes back together !! :shock: :dance: :dance: :dmcdoors: :dmcdoors:

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 4:42 pm
by TheScAtMaN
As said by many others -Inspiring stuff. You two are legends!

Final stretch now, will it be ready for June tech??!!

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 4:58 pm
by mec
Fingers crossed, we will see :pray: :pray:

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
by Admin-bloke
Excellent work :thumbsup:

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 5:26 pm
by MikeWard
It's looking mint mate, really great work there, keep it up, you're on the finishing straight now!

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:22 pm
by Dan 6511
Bloody hell mec that is quick work. It's going to be back on the road before mine at this rate, dunno how you find the time!

Great work though, looking really good. Bet its a weight off your mind having the body back on and it rolling again instead of a pile of bits.

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 6:50 pm
by mec
Thanks guys, yea ive put in some long hours particularly this week to try and move things on a bit :mrgreen:

Re: MEC'S EPIC RESTORATION

PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:25 am
by bandit
Looks shit hot mate, nice touch with the marker pen