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PostSubject: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:26 pm

I started getting Superdry ready for it's makeover.
I'm not touching the bodywork or the paintwork, however, I wanted to have a change of rims on there from the Fuchs it came with, as well as have a little work done on the engine to give it a little more zip.
So, it's now in my garage on axle stands with the Flat4 Fuchs off ready to take to Dubfreeze next week. Whilst I'm there I'll be picking up the JGE Kosmics I ordered in October and can they get tyres refitted.


Then round the back (ooooh-errrrr).
Off with the valance and rear tinware and I popped the Bugpack single quiet pack off ready to take in for DubDreams tomorrow for him to fit to his Westie.






Next step is to drop the engine out to take up The Old Dub Shop, and to get the counterweighted crank, rods, pistons, pulley and clutch plate all balanced up at Bowden Engineering, this is to be fitted in along with the SCAT C25 cam, 1.25/1 rockers, Weber 34 ICT's and Vintage Speed Exhaust. Also got a billet Pertronix dizzy and electronic set-up and Bugpack breather kit to get on there.
Also got the Autometer Tacho to wire up as well as the Autometer voltmeter and oil temp and pressure gauges.

The new exhaust will have better clearance so I can get the back end back down again. I also have a repro Westie tow bar to fit that I bought from Gadget on Restowagen. My other job is to get a rear facing seat sorted for the back of the bus that I can stash the tv in........

Not very much really, just tinkering, but it's stuff I wanted to get done. I am sure I will find other jobs to do along the way, like finding the rear n/s brake needs adjusting.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:55 pm

cool ...i thought early bays didn't have the rear support bar on the motor
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:58 pm

I forgot to mention. Joker lent me his Fuchs so I could roll SuperDry around, however, with them wearing 205's there was no way they were ever going to fit the back of my bus, so I fitted his 4.5's on the back and the deep 6's up front.
The front well sat on they tyre but there was just enough movement to allow me to turn it round on the drive.
Thanks for trusting me with a brand new set of rims Andy, much appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:59 pm

nomates wrote:
cool ...i thought early bays didn't have the rear support bar on the motor

Mines a 71, which IIRC is the first year of the bar.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:24 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I forgot to mention. Joker lent me his Fuchs so I could roll SuperDry around, however, with them wearing 205's there was no way they were ever going to fit the back of my bus, so I fitted his 4.5's on the back and the deep 6's up front.
The front well sat on they tyre but there was just enough movement to allow me to turn it round on the drive.
Thanks for trusting me with a brand new set of rims Andy, much appreciated.

no probs mate, glad i could help.
i did wonder about the 205's if they would fit.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:50 pm

Looks nice and solid! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:40 pm

I had a quick poke around and it is super solid. Never been welded.....!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:20 pm

We like that! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:34 pm

It must have been welded ......or else it would be a flat pack Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:35 pm

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:12 am

if its never had any manafacture welding, get some wax oil in the box sections and inside the the rear wings as fast as you can otherwise you will be welding it.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:25 am

Already been fully waxoiled mate, perhaps a bit more wouldn't go amiss though...

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:33 am

paint still looks a bit flat fella and reckon that rear bumper needs replacing, at least a new lick of emulsion Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:05 pm

Had a trip to Dubfreeze today and got a few things for the bus.
First off was the new wheels.








I also picked up an oil cooler/remote filter kit.


I needed some other bits and bobs too, exhaust fitting kit, oil take off kit, heater pipes (I got 3 in case I bugger one up) and a bottom pulley (see below).



So, tomorrow the bottom end I have is off to get balanced.


One thing I can't decide on is which rocker covers to run with when it's back together. Ignore the fact the EMPI's are looking ropey as I am going to get them vapour blasted and coated and the ribs polished.
I don't know whether to run with these of the clip on SCAT ones.
Any opinions?


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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:10 pm

Empi ones are a pain in the ass, you have to use a special gasket with them, and, if you over tighten the bolts, they split. I have bolt on rocker covers which use the stock gasket.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:31 am

i think the empi look better, we had the bolt on ones but like big al says thay can split!! so the scart ones are the ones we got on are bay now.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:39 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Had a trip to Dubfreeze today and got a few things for the bus.
First off was the new wheels.







feck en ell, thats some low profile tyres on you got on them silent
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:44 pm

I got rid of my empi bolt on rocker covers because they were a pain in the ass to stop them leaking. I've now got the same scat covers as you for the engine i'm rebuilding to go in the sqaure Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:59 pm

Cheers Dude. SCATS are defo staying then.
I'll get the EMPI's cleaned up and bang 'em on Ebay.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:01 pm

Lush!! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:09 pm

SimonABT wrote:
Lush!! Wink

You're pretty cute yourself Dude!! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:14 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:27 am

Looking nice..

Is that some tyre rub on the chassis I see there? Fairplay!! punk
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:14 am

Very cool rimage dude. afro
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:13 pm

I've just picked up the bottom end from Bowden Engineering.
The crank wasn't too bad, the flywheel needed a skim and the brand new pistons were VERY different in weight.
So, I now have a fully balanced bottom end ready for the engine rebuild, this isn't going to be until after Sandown now as I simply won't have time to run the engine in in time for the show.

Next job will be to bolt up the exhaust and get the tyres fitted up and get her back on all 4 wheels again for the time being.

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