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PostSubject: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:18 am

EMO - '06 Resto
(Get that thing back on the road, NOW...)


Ok, here she is.



No doubt you've all read the story of getting her back (http://blitzen.editboard.com/viewtopic.forum?t=118), now gotta get her ready for an MOT. Target is to be on the road for the next meet, theres still a LOT to do!


Plenty of welding work to keep Dave busy. The more we poke about the more we find. Check out his handy work -

From this:

To This:Dave's a welding god!!!! Laughing



The sills were completely gone, but plating them seemed too bodgy for Dave. However, I did promise a full body off resto at some stage, to keep him happy! Wink He's causing himself a lot of headache in the future with fantastic welding like this, how is the body ever coming off?!


I love Dave! Laughing


more to come...
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:00 am

well done.....are you on target for getting it MOT'd??
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:26 pm

heres the welding work to the drivers inner sill. Again, welding the body to the floor, hiding all the rust underneath!!! Razz Should look fine when its cleaned up and painted.


Dave rocks! Laughing


I wish EMO was as good as Dave's 66 Laughing

Dave rules! Laughing


No way is Mr MOT inspector finding a problem with any of that work. However....
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:34 pm

....there appeared to be a slight problem on the passenger sill on the underside. Dave thought he'd give it a little poke, now theres a big pile of rust on the drive where Emo used to be!!!







Slightly worrying.

IF that can be taken care of this week and IF the engine casings come back by fri all sorted and IF theres no problems with sorting the brakes or wiring, it might be MOT'd for the next meet.

Best get back to it....!
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:15 pm

good work guys!.........that sill will be no probs going on the quality of welding so far (wish my weldin looked that good! pale )
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:43 pm

Check this out, there might be a huge rust problem but after fitting a new light lens and cleaning up the number plate I'm happy cos he looks much nicer.



Has anyone else noticed how the passenger side looks higher than the drivers?! pale
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:48 pm

Yeah thats cos the drivers side is welded up and the passenger side has just fallen apart. lol! lol!


Great work guys keep it up Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:00 pm

Looking good mate keep it up Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:11 pm

Progress has slowed down a bit tonight due to the shitty MIG playin up! No
At first it seemed like it was the thermo switch trippin it out! But after a bit it started trippin out more and more, without really gettin goin! Suspect Then we discovered with a bit of a kick it would work again! scratch
So kick it we did! lol!

This was fine for a bit. But after a while it needed a kick every time I wanted to ark up! And by the time Sid kicked it so far down the drive the torch would no longer reach where I was workin, it was time to take a look at it!
Took it apart to take a look. Can't really see anythin wrong with it, just full of dust and shit! I'll give it a blow out tomorrow and just fiddle with the conections, see if that works!
Anyone got any ideas? I can weld, but I'm no f#ckin sparky!!!!!!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:26 pm

Emo is looking pretty damn good Laughing Dave is going to be busy for a long time to come if he welds like that Wink I don't know whether dave will be pleased by this or not No
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:40 pm

It was good to see you guys today. EMO was in a bad way when you got him, you and Dave are doing an outstanding job (Well mainly Dave) only kidding I am sure you are doing something (only kidding again). Cant wait to see EMO on the road and I am sure if you keep your current pace up its only gonna be a matter of weeks Cool
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:39 pm

He's getting there, slowly. Pretty much took care of the electrics today, just gotta tidy them up a bit. Hopefully with get the last few bits of welding done tomorrow (i keep saying this but we keep finding more) and bleed the brakes.

The big thing is we're still waiting on the engine casings. The news as of this morning is that they had the engine casings back yesterday but are waiting for the bearings to come in. Apparently that'll be tomorrow at the latest. Hmmmm, we'll see...
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 pm

Sorry about the poor quality of the pics! You might just be able to make out the pistons, cam, followers and crank, freshly cleaned up in the parts/dish washer! All ready for when the casings turn up!Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:14 pm

Dave, I take it from your last comment that the cases have yet to arrive No
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:48 pm

They should arrive at my work tomorrow. Should be building the motor this weekend. About freaking time! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:12 pm

Hows EMO dude Question

Thats the car not the music lol!
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:11 am

Sid, hows it going? have the cases arrived, if they haven't you better fire some f@*!s into them afro

Do you reckon emo will be at the next meet Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:09 am

With EMO, work and trying to do the new website I've been a bit slack with updating this thread...

EMO is getting there, albeit slowly! The electrics are all working, could just do with a bit of a tidy up. The welding was stopped cos of a problem with the welder, but Dave called SIP support and they've sent the bit FOC, which was nice of them! Get that fitted and can finish the little bits that still need doing.

The Engine casings did come back. They sent the wrong cam barings but thankfully Dave had some spare oversized lying about. If all goes well (nothing has so far!), the engine should be in at the weekend. I personally cant wait to take him for a spin. Dave cant wait to have some arse end fun with him! Rolling Eyes


If we sat around less drinking tea we might get more done to the cars!!!
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:27 am

Got the engine casings back...


and set about building the motor




Daves awesome gear removal tool:



It works by clamping it over the gear, and torquing up the long bolt up against a plate on the end of the crank. This slowly moves the gear off the crank without damaging anything. Really clever i thought, especially for dave! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:31 am

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and DAVE set about building the motor
lol! good work lads afro
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:31 am

Time to get the new bearings on and rebuild the crank.

Heating the gears up makes them expand ever so slightly...


...so if you're quick you can just slide them on.




Sometimes a good whack with a huge piece of bar adds peace of mind!


And here we have a finished crank, ready to mount
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:44 am

spennyp wrote:
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and DAVE set about building the motor
lol!
lol! lol!



sid_the_geek wrote:
Really clever i thought, especially for dave!

I'm not just a good lookin chap! lol!




Spence, if I dissed your tools the other night, I'm very sorry! My garage is such a mess, I cant find my tools!.... Embarassed And some of the engine parts!!! Shocked lol!
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:51 am

lol! to be honest its a right pain trying to find anything in that old tool box of mine...i have promised myself some new spanners and a tool chest at some point....started sticking things in a box for powder coating this morning afro
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:52 am

Some action shots of Dave putting the motor back together. I maintain that i helped, but obviously i cant take photos whilst im workin. Honest! Embarassed













It may not be the pretiest thing in the world, but hey, niether is Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he's pretty powerful and been going a long time!! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: EMO Resto   Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:12 am

sid_the_geek wrote:
It may not be the pretiest thing in the world, but hey, niether is Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he's pretty powerful and been going a long time!! Razz

lol! lol! lol!
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