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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:38 am

I'm now tempted to have a go at the dowel hole with a 1/4" burr in a die grinder as I can move metal off the driving face with a file, hopefully it's just surface hardening on the walls of the dowel hole and a bit of attention with the die grinder may allow the reamer to get some purchase................
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PostPost by: promotor » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:57 am

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[Now need a second engine plate !!!


Available here :

http://www.historicracing.org.uk/parts/engine.html

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:34 am

Len's out of those ones. They are not quite the same, I've got one of them headed my way & will use it if I can't get hold of a "Racing Engine by" one.

Thanks for the tip in any event.

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PostPost by: promotor » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:41 am

No worries James - I didn't notice the subtle difference in the plaques!

I'll know which one to look for now - if I see one I'll let you know.

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:13 pm

Painted the new cylinder head today.

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:11 am

Original timing chest, cleaned up & about to be repainted.


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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:49 pm

call me a non conformist but I think the alloy bits should stay alloy - don't know why Lotus ever painted them. Maybe it helped stop the oil leaks !

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:19 pm

I like the bare alloy look as well.
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:59 am

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Too late!

Making 'em look original can constrain one a bit!

At least the Escort's cam cover is largely in the bright!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:25 am

ha ha. The cam cover is the only alloy piece I like painted. Black with the lettering in alloy looks good in the engine bay, a straight alloy version looks a little plain I like the red, green and blue versions if it matches the car colour also !.

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:10 am

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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:16 am

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Did I mention how much I've grown to love paint stripper & acetone over the last few days?
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:00 am

SJ Lambert wrote:Did I mention how much I've grown to love paint stripper & acetone over the last few days?


Stop sniffing those solvents. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: SJ Lambert » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:12 pm

I think I'm gonna have to get used to it as there's fibre glass work & fuel tank re sealing on the to do list after this ............
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Ahhh! Nothing like the smell of polyester resin in the morning!! :roll: :lol:
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