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Winter rebuild day 8

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:23 am

Dear all

Well,the gearbox is in and ready for the engine..

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slipped in a treat ( you can't beat a block and tackle ) leveled out with adjustable engine mounts..

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and the exhaust manifolds are still a pig to fit,had to remove an engine mounting and cant it over



now for the ancillaries...

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:52 pm

John, now it's officially Spring, will the ancillaries be Spring rebuild 1 or Winter extended rebuild 9 ?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:59 pm

Extended winter rebuild....I'm sure the engines were designed to be level...except in the case of the elan...

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:07 pm

John, what exactly is the set up for the engine? Does it have a set angle or would it matter as long as it didn't contact the bonnet?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:52 pm

I've got adjustable engine mountings,before the rebuild it was canted over a little ( no good for the dipstick calibration etc.) now it is level and with 1/2" gap between same and bonnet..

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:51 am

Kev, get off line and back to work on the Elan. :lol:
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:40 pm

Well, I'm at a bit of a flat spot at the moment, I ordered my new chassis from Spyder and I collect it next Tuesday. (very excited :D )
So soon I will be boring everyone with questions about everything I forgot to photo. In the meantime, I spend all my time reading up on old posts. Fascinating how much info there is to learn (including the fact that I didn't know about adjustable engine mounts)
If I look like I'm always logged on, it's because I leave my notepad on and don't log out, I'm on ebay the same way. Sad really :(
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