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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 08:35:35 AM »
Looking good! Don't forget the 'D' seals!

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 09:46:15 AM »
No haven't That pic was taken before I had properly fitted the cam cover, I still had to do the cam timing, the exhaust needed a 4 degree (at cam) offset dowel.
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday,October 27, 2015, 03:04:40 PM »
Questions:-

1) As you have gas flowed the head, who did it, and are you changing the jets in the Webers?

2) Where did you get the offset cam dowels? My exhaust needs 10 degrees.

Alex in Norfolk.

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday,October 28, 2015, 07:46:59 AM »
Alex,

I used David Knight engineering for the head work, near silverstone.

On the offset dowels I asked Richard at Banks Engineering, but all the lotus engine bit suppliers do them, I think they are the same dowels in cross flows too.

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday,October 28, 2015, 08:49:29 AM »
gearbox rebuild on the 365. I got the casings blasted. I had to take great care cleaning  them after the blasting to remove ALL evidence of any material. I should have got them soda blasted. but they look great now. rebuilt with new seals, gadgets (which I had to make the rear one, because it is different from the Renault one) set up diff end float the diff bearings.
The first picture shows the wrong gasket, renault one, so I had to make a new one.
The second picture is after initial cleaning before strip down
The third picture, cleaned casings
The four, internals laid out ready for assembly
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday,October 28, 2015, 09:20:57 AM »
Very nice!

That is the downside to blasting something - that must then be very carefully cleaned. Many years ago, I saw how nice combustion chambers looked after they were bead blasted but the guy at the machine shop I took my head to would not blast my chambers because he said he would have to disassemble the head. I said, just mask off the areas we don't want beads to go. He assured me that that was only a nice theory. Obviously, he was right!

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #21 on: Thursday,October 29, 2015, 01:41:31 AM »
Yes my blaster would only do it with bare castings and then masked off. And I took a lot of care cleaning as the stuff gets everywhere, making sure all the recesses, blank hole, threads and corners were clean. As any grit left in will wreck the box.
To be honest I think I would soda blast next time tho.
He also does polishing and I got him to polish the rear uprights, which look good, I'll post some pics later.

Dave
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 01:07:55 AM »
A few more pictures.
The chassis built up with the closed cell foam fitted and the front suspension fitted up. I still have to fit the antiroll bar as I need new drop links.
And with the engine and box fitted. It was a tight fit to get the mountings to align up, but eventually it all went in ok.
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 05:10:07 AM »
Looking good!

It looks like some of the bolts on the front suspension don't engage the nylon on the stop nuts. Is that just an illusion from the picture or are they just test fitted?

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 06:11:09 AM »
In order for a nylock nut to work properly, there needs to be at least two threads exposed.

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 06:11:48 AM »
BDA you are sharp... did you notice the steering rack taper not done up too! ;)
I will check now you have mentioned it, but was during trial fit.

Dave
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 06:12:53 AM »
And the trunnion bolt..
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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday,November 03, 2015, 09:45:14 AM »
BDA you are sharp... did you notice the steering rack taper not done up too! ;)
I will check now you have mentioned it, but was during trial fit.

Dave
Nope, I missed that one!  :)

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday,November 04, 2015, 05:41:11 AM »
Your work looks fantastic, and I love the shade of the wheels...not really gold but a touch of brass adds to the effect. What color did you use? I have three sets at the moment and would consider refinishing one to match yours. ld

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Re: 2112P Restoration
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday,November 04, 2015, 07:28:40 AM »
Lou,

Thanks on the work and gland you like them. The wheels are Subaru wheel gold. They were finished in silver originally, but felt they should match the black and gold colour of the car so a bit of bling for the wheels.
They were not in a good enough state to reclaim the diamond cut finish of the original wheels.

and a picture of the polished rear uprights 8)
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