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S3 Restoration

PostPost by: glennmoule » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:01 pm

Body ready for the paint shop.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm

A late night gets me a finished diff.
With the exception of the output shafts, it is fully rebuilt and looking great.
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PostPost by: S3FHC » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:06 am

Hello Glenn,

the diff looks great!
(by the way, how did the painting of the body-shell go and was green the original colour?

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PostPost by: glennmoule » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:39 am

Hi Mark, the body is currently being prepped for paint. Not rushing it.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:39 am

Hi Mark, the body is currently being prepped for paint. Not rushing it.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:53 pm

It is time for the cylinder head to have a make over.
Just fit new guides, touched up the seats, now have new valves and springs, and given it the lightest of skims.
I was lucky enough not only to have a matching numbers cylinder head, but it also had never been touched. It all measured perfectly as though it had never been on an engine.
Let’s see if I can capitalize on that.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:57 am

Front hubs done. Now I have a bit more time on my hands, this should start moving forward instead of the more recent snail pace.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:05 am

glennmoule wrote:It is time for the cylinder head to have a make over.
Just fit new guides, touched up the seats, now have new valves and springs, and given it the lightest of skims.
I was lucky enough not only to have a matching numbers cylinder head, but it also had never been touched. It all measured perfectly as though it had never been on an engine.
Let’s see if I can capitalize on that.

I hope the Guides were fitted using Liquid Nitrogen to cool them and Head warmed up :wink: :wink:
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:14 pm

"But admitting it is half the battle..." ;-)
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:22 pm

Cylinder head was done more than correctly. My anal approach to everything can be a fault sometimes. Well, so my wife says anyway.
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:21 pm

The brake lines all on, so now the dry fit is underway.
All coming together well.
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:52 am

Hi Glenn

It's looking good!
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:37 am

Finally I have been able to allocate time to my Elan again.
Here is the result of last week’s work.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:30 am

I imagine you'll fit a Diff Brace.
Do you think you will stay with Rotoflexes or fit CVs.
I must say you are doing a very nice job
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PostPost by: glennmoule » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:34 am

Hi Alan, thanks for your kinds words. It is turning out very nice indeed. I think only because it is such a pleasure to work with and ‘most’ of it makes sense.

I am not fitting a diff brace. I am a purest so I am building it as per factory spec. I want to experience it as it was originally designed, then understand why the upgrades were made.

More pics to come this week once I get the engine/gearbox in.
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