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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby ROVER-25X » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:57 am

Well i'm drunk, got the dates wrong, was going to turn up on Tuesday. :blink
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:50 pm

Stripping of the donor, day two.

Takes a hell of a lot longer when, no matter what, you can't snap a bolt.
Powder coater is not going to have to worry about his boat payments this year :unsure

Already found parts i don't want to reuse.
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:57 pm

Unravelling the mysteries of the universe would be easier than this transplant, looking at the last picture.
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:17 pm

the last pic, basically ready to pull. Just need to disassemble both front suspensions now to get the drive shafts out and tatdahhh.

One engine.
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby ROVER-25X » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:03 pm

Don't be cutting into the foggy loom *laughs*. :laughing2
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:07 pm

Fog loom is part of the main engine loom :tongue
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:07 am

First pallet! Yes pallet of powdercoat dropped off and one more to go....
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:25 pm

Well, every now and again you get a win.

Engine was pulled from the donor car today and as with all my builds whether they require it or not the head gets rebuilt.

So we pulled the head off the donor car engine and was happily surprised to see fresh honing marks :D :clapping

So dug a little deeper with the sump off and can confirm i have a freshly rebuilt engine already :thumbup

Oil leak around the sump was due to the usual over tightening of the bolts which pinch the gasket.

I even have a refurbed gearbox and, if i chose to use it (i probably won't) a relatively new clutch.

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That must be close to £300+ and a days labour saved right there.
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:18 pm

1234dist wrote:That must be close to £300+ and a days labour saved right there.


Yes, but £300+ would be at least your daily rate if you were going to do this as your wage-earning job, surely? DIY is just a way of finding gainful employment for yourself, i.e. earning money by not spending it...

Still, a freshly rebuilt engine and no major snags with the heart of the beast - things are looking up :)

You're moving faster than you said you would :clapping Rain due on Monday, so time for a tea-break. I'm sure there's a Rimmer order you need to be working on...
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:22 pm

ah ha, this is just getting the parts ready.

and i have planned for the rain, much to my wifes complaints (who helped me lift the engine into the k1tchen) i'll be cleaning it down and getting it ready for paint. Head will be off to Brian my rebuilder tomorrow.

So i'll be busy.

I also have few more parts to disassemble like gear linkages that need taking apart ready for powder.
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby ROVER-25X » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:36 pm

1234dist wrote:much to my wifes complaints who helped me lift the engine into the k1tchen, i'll be cleaning it down




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peBsZ0T9QyE
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:06 pm

Powder coater has been very busy.

This is batch 1 of 3 :clapping
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:25 pm

1234dist wrote:Powder coater has been very busy.


Can't recognise anything in the cling film. Obviously much more to a 220 than a 216 - can't think there's much beyond sub-frames and lower arms I need to plan for...
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:14 pm

where to start :slapme

Radiator frame
Fan frame
ABS mount
ps bottle mount
expansion bottle mount
Lower coolant pipe
Middle coolant pipe
Upper inlet manifold (see below)
Front slam panel
and pretty much anything made of metal from the engine compartment.

Subframes haven't gone yet.

Only been in the house 5 minutes and i'm playing already.

First layer of enamel paint.
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Re: K785OAT - Project Black Panther

Postby 1234dist » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:19 pm

Posties been and brought me more shiny

Water pump to lower coolant pipe, Genuine :clapping
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Replacement dim dip relay as i didn't trust the old one.
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Another original coolant pipe
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New tensioner as the old one looks rusty
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Brand new genuine battery tray
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And the bracket to hold it.
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testing the boundaries of the New old stock out there this week.

:clapping


Next box is from the autofactors, and it was very expensive :slapme
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