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Post by Crouchie_b » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:27 pm

First attempt at flocking!
The dash binnacle was badly warped from a previous repair where the mounting had been re-glued to the cover. This was flatted down with the DA & the 2 holes filled. Hence the need to refinish it. The flocking has gone reasonably well on this so should be a good improvement in the area I hope to see most!
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The centre consul was badly marked so I have remove the vinyl covering from the fibreglass, rubbed it down & flocked it. This was the first attempt and I’m not as happy with it, but I can always rub it down and do it again. I’ll decide at a later date.
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Now I’ve done the 2 smaller pieces I’m going to do the dash and then it’s fixing the new switch gear & controls in place.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm

Well, it certainly does look like you've well & truly flocked those bits!


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Post by rebel alliance » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:13 pm

You could buy wallpaper like that in the 70s...very popular in indian restaurants



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Post by Crouchie_b » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am

rebel alliance wrote:
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You could buy wallpaper like that in the 70s...very popular in indian restaurants
But more relevant is the ability to prevent reflections onto the windscreen, which is why it’s used in motorsport.


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Post by stevecrosby63 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:41 pm

nicely done....looks spot on


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Post by BigBobPilot » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:07 pm

Crouchie_b wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am
But more relevant is the ability to prevent reflections onto the windscreen, which is why it’s used in motorsport.
Indeed so. Good job that man.


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Post by Crouchie_b » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:09 pm

So more flocking - the Dash this time and I’m very happy with the results!
Originally I was going to put a carbon tape or a gold stripe where the wood trim used to live but looking at the results I’m not sure I’ll do anything now?
The centre consul was the first piece I tried and it was only partially successful so it’s been re-cleaned and I’ll do it again.
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Post by Crouchie_b » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:14 pm

Quick update, I’ve been over at Paul’s today mocking up the engine ancillaries but, as usual with custom engines, nothing is simple.
The new manifold from Max fits very nicely. I’ve spaced it away from the head with a set of 12 mm flanges as I did with the standard manifold & T25 turbo. Unfortunately the T28 is bigger still and when fitted, it was touching the block on the middle defunct mounting bolt holes at the front of the block, even with everything just finger tight.😕
So everything off again and then a bit of artistic sculpting with the angry grinder. This has gained enough space that everything should fit, snug but it should fit.
On the plus side, I should be able to brace the turbo at the bottom to the block.
Moving to the front, the water pump pulley has been removed along with the impeller. A little alloy plug has been turned and sealed in place to blank the front of the housing. The electric water pump will be driven by a dedicated controller with a link to the ecu to ensure that the engine can’t run without the pump.
The crank pulley has been lightened by removing the 3 pulleys as I only need a single drive for the alternator. An alloy spacer was milled to accept a pressed steel pulley with the trigger wheel bolting to the front.
Unfortunately with the first version put the pulley way to far forward for the alternator to mount effective.
Luckily a bit more machining will complete the flipping of the pulley and that moves the belt v back 45 mm and means it’s now in the right place.
More bits to order and the engine is still not in the car, but progress has been made.
Sorry there’s no photos but more to follow as it gets bolted up.


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Post by Crouchie_b » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:03 pm

Spent some time on the engine today, progressing in preparation for getting it dropped into JPS, although it felt like a 1 step forward & 2 steps back kind of day. Considering that at the start of the day I had an engine & gearbox together and I finished the day with them separate again some would question my understanding of the word progress! :roll:

So to start with I needed to split the box, clutch, flywheel & cover plate off so I could get the sump off to paint it black instead of the Ford Blue it was. When I got it off, it was a bit of luck as there was a fair bit of sump sealant in the sump. It can cause failures if it gets onto the oil pick up strainer so I’ll take that as a win. While it was off it gave me a chance to take a couple of pics of the crank & crank brace, flywheel & clutch, just for the record.

I also had a problem trying to fit the timing gear covers & on closer inspection i found the tensioner spacer block fitted the wrong way round! Tensioner off (while holding the cam belt in position on the pulleys) flipped the spacer & tensioner back on.

All good, but when I rotated the crank the 2 turns clockwise the timing belt migrated backwards on the vernier cam gear by about 8 mm! With the straight edge on the front it was clear the pulley was fitted backwards which also explained why the timing marks were on the back! So, rocker gear off, cam belt off, cam gear off, cam gear disassembled & reassembled correctly, refit cam gear, refit timing belt, refit rocker gear, tentatively turn by hand & all turned smoothly! And finally fit the timing covers.

The only real step forward today was the trigger wheel is now drilled ready for mocking up the mount for the sensor, although it’s got to come off again for the spacer behind the front pulley to be adjusted so the pulley will sit further back so the alternator lines up! :w

More ‘progress’ tomorrow but hopefully of the 2 steps forward variety!
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Knife edged crank
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Post by scimjim » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Much better to find these issues now, rather than 30 seconds after startup!


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Post by Crouchie_b » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:16 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Much better to find these issues now, rather than 30 seconds after startup!
TBH Jim, I think 30 secs is being generous! The cam belt isn’t designed to run 2/3rds engaged & the expensive internals aren’t designed to run with reduced oil pressure!
You’re right though. It was only the thought that I’d found them before it went bang that stopped me having a proper rant about the F’ing thing not ever wanting to be completed :lol:


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 am

That's a bit of a big turbo!

Is that one of "Craigs" crank girdles?


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Post by Crouchie_b » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:24 am

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:57 am
That's a bit of a big turbo!
Nah, it fits - after I’ve spaced the manifold away and relived a redundant mounting boss on the block! :D
reliant-reviver wrote:
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Is that one of "Craigs" crank girdles?
Yes, part of the plan to add longevity to the engine.


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Post by Crouchie_b » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:35 am

So a bit more progress from Friday

It doesn’t look like a lot but I now have the parts to the aluminium trigger wheel sensor cut so that they can be rigged together for my next visit. Getting the angles right took 1/2 a day, but it should be solid enough to ensure no vibration at the sensor and is still follow the Chapman mantra of added lightness.
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I also got the gearbox back on the engine with the strengthening brackets all bolted up.
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And I got the alternator mounted & the fan belt ordered
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