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Shorty
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:45 pm

And now for my new steering wheel! You'll maybe remember that I got this new one for my birthday back in January from my wife after she had consulted with Mr Scoops! Good work to the both of you, I think it looks brilliant now I finally got round to fitting it this afternoon!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:47 pm

very very cool .......whens it back on the rd?
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:49 pm

It is back on the road now.. I drove it to work last Friday....

I still have a new exhaust (well, Scoops' old one) and some heat exchangers to fit... and I have some chrome baby moons I bought last week at VoWo to put on - I think they would look better on white wheels so they may have to wait till after CTTP!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:51 pm

Ahjust in the last pic ,....ther eis no ignition barrel
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 01, 2011 4:59 pm

Someone at some point moved it to the dash....
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 02, 2011 5:38 pm

Today's work


1) paint heat exchangers...

I bought them in this condition.. these are OG heat exchangers, so worth the extra money and a bit of TLC...

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Wire brushed them all over...

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and gave them a lick of paint with some high temperature exhaust manifold paint.

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2) Fitted a nice shiny new door mirror

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Got to do the other heat exchanger and door mirror tomorrow... once the heat exchangers are done, I should be ready to fit my exhaust.... watch this space....
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 03, 2011 1:01 pm

Other Heat exchanger painted today and old Zorst off... Pictures taken, will be posted later!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 23, 2011 6:38 pm

Engine out!! it was easier to get out than I expected!

Should get that broken exhaust bolt out in the next few days... going to change all the usual service items while its out and nice and easy and clean all the tin ware - looks like it's been a long time since anyone has...

Need to get some new rear engine mounts too.. one was completely broken when I took the engine out...

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 6:27 pm

The bolt is now out of the head!! Game on!!

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 8:06 pm

How did you get that bugger out in the end?
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 8:40 pm

Pics or we don't believe you!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 8:48 pm

Pics to follow!

I welded (arc) a nut on the end of the remaining stub and wound it straight out...

Now going to do all the usual service items, plugs etc on the engine while it is out, and then hopefully next weekend, I'll be rolling again!!

Whoop! Whoop!

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 8:50 pm

fair play ........nice job dude .....but we do need pics.....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 8:51 pm

I bet it came straight out from the heat of the arc weld.
Nice one though!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 25, 2011 8:53 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I bet it came straight out from the heat of the arc weld.
Nice one though!

and me ....good call dude
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyWed May 04, 2011 9:10 pm

I thought changing a CV boot was going to be easy.... I was wrong Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyWed May 04, 2011 9:14 pm

Get some bloody pics up ya big homo!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyThu May 05, 2011 5:38 am

Do you really want a picture of a CV joint????? Hardly interesting, but OK... Maybe after the weekend!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyThu May 05, 2011 6:01 am

I meant of the other stuff you've done...

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptySat May 07, 2011 1:29 pm

Engine work is done and back in the bus!!! Very Happy


(just got to plumb it all back in now - that's tomorrows job!)

(I took some photo's earlier.. I'll post them up later on when I've got more time!)
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptySat May 07, 2011 8:22 pm

Well done!!! Good luck with the plumbing..

oh..

and..



PICS!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon May 09, 2011 7:48 am

Right then, more pictures!!

You've seen the heat exchangers I bought and painted.. well, once I got round to fitting these, and the BugPack exhaust purchased from Mr Scoops, I ran into trouble... A bolt which was holding the J-Tube to the head, which should have been a stud(!) snapped off Sad

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To get this out, I ended up taking the engine out of the bus, welding a nut on the end - out it came.... phew!

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I did a few other jobs while the engine was out:

fitted new spark plugs
fitted new HT leads
fitted new inline fuel filter
adjusted the valve clearances
cleaned down all the tinware of acculated grease and grime
fitted new engine mounts on the cross beam - one of them was completely fooked when i took the engine out...

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While the engine was out I inspected the CV boots.. the offside had a large split in it - so with MOT pending next saturday I took the opportunity to fix this and fit a new boot.... pardon my french, but what a c*#t of a job this is!! getting the CV joint off of the driveshaft splines was unbelievably hard - if you are going to attempt this, undo both ends of the driveshaft, take it out and work on it on a bench, DON'T TRY TO DO IT ON THE VEHICLE would be my advice... anyway got it all back together:

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the other thing to watch out for when doing this job... I bought a complete kit, but the cap bolts were much longer than what were fitted to the vehicle - too long in fact so I ended up re-using what was originally in situ.. so you probably don't need for fork out for a whole kit, just buy the boot and grease..

With all that done, It was time to put the engine back in... definitely a two man job - did try it on my own to start with and quickly thought better of it!!

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With the engine back in, I fitted a new oil strainer and sump plate - got one of those with a central drainage bolt...

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and put new Morris oil in...

Put it all the tinware back on the bus and hey presto!

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I have bought a few other things for my bus too recently...

retracting inertia seatbelts - mainly so I can fit the rear facing baby seat in the front.. I had to get a T4 front seat belt for the passenger side - the T2 belts are not nearly long enough!

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and just to be on the safe side, I've bought a fire extinguisher too..

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That's about it for now.... MOT next saturday so got a few little things to do including horn and windscreen washers...

Also, watch this space to see what I'm going to do with my wheels!!

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon May 09, 2011 7:53 am

Forgot to mention - I've got a new quality inspection assistant!!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon May 09, 2011 7:33 pm

Lol, nice work by the way.



"so what do you think about the quality of the work that has been carried out on the engine??"

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's '71 Early Bay   Shorty's '71 Early Bay - Page 2 EmptyMon May 09, 2011 7:44 pm

lol! lol!
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