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Offline Gmg31

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #15 on: Friday,July 24, 2015, 07:54:56 AM »
Took the radiator and oil cooler to our local specialist today expecting a hefty bill.  Apparently both in excellent condition passed pressure test with flying colours, cleaned, re painted and looking like new £20.  I hope I have many more such bargains, but I doubt it ....

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #16 on: Friday,July 24, 2015, 07:56:59 AM »
It sure is nice to pay less than you expected, isn't it!  :beerchug:

I hope your good fortune continues!

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #17 on: Friday,July 24, 2015, 09:18:34 AM »
Took the radiator and oil cooler to our local specialist today expecting a hefty bill.  Apparently both in excellent condition passed pressure test with flying colours, cleaned, re painted and looking like new £20.  I hope I have many more such bargains, but I doubt it ....

£20 ?  I must have spent more than that on bandages, plasters and anaesthetic (beer) when I did mine.....  bargain !!!!!   

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #18 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 08:45:28 AM »
Fantastic service from my friend Max who has a vapour blaster, which cleans parts with absolutely no surface damage at all.

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #19 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 08:47:04 AM »
4 branch manifold blasted and painted with UHT

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #20 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 08:47:55 AM »
Fuel pump vapour blasted and serviced.

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #21 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 08:48:56 AM »
Rocker box painted with wrinkle finish.

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #22 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 08:51:43 AM »
Beautiful finish with wrinkle paint.

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #23 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 10:07:43 AM »
A work of art.

WTF is a vapour blaster? Something from Star Trek?

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #24 on: Sunday,July 26, 2015, 12:31:34 PM »
4129R, here's an explanation of vapor blasting: http://www.arnoldsdesign.com/Vapor-Blastin.html

Gmg31, those look really nice! She'll be a beauty when you're done!
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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #25 on: Monday,July 27, 2015, 02:50:24 AM »
That link says it all.  My friend Max showed me the machine in action and it is a joy to behold.  large blast cabinet with high pressure water, air and tiny glass beads. the finish is amazing.  Not sure if I'll get into trouble for advertising but if you want to check it out its Romax on Ross Road Stockton -on-Tees.  I still have another batch to pick up but I've had 2 boxes of stuff done and it cost me £55 for the lot.  I'll post pictures of the next batch when it arrives. 

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #26 on: Monday,July 27, 2015, 12:42:00 PM »
My first bit of bad luck tonight. Turns out the radiator I got with this project is n't the correct one. Shame I spent money having it pressure tested, cleaned and painted. The guy from Motorcool has worked there for 40 years and told me it looked like it was off a Woolsey, now I know why.

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday,July 29, 2015, 06:54:49 AM »
Bad luck on that one, there will be more I am sure!  but keep going.
My recent challenges, got a non std flywheel that can't take a 8.5" clutch, that's balanced with the crank. fortunately Richard at Banks Engineering has sorted me a smaller comp clutch to do the job. I have an odd rear hub.... missing odd little parts and now looks like the new cams I have had put in the head appear not to be ground properly (differential on valve timing between 1,4 and 2,3), which I am now investigating. Oh the joys of restoration!

Dave
Dave,

Other cars. Westfield SEiW. BMW E90 Alpina D3. BMW 325 E30 convertible and Range Rover CSK

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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday,July 29, 2015, 10:08:18 AM »
 :Welcome: Gmg31  Looks like a cracking project
all the best
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Re: Europa restoration 2015
« Reply #29 on: Monday,August 03, 2015, 01:16:49 PM »
Sent of my carb and manifold to be recon, what a fantastic service