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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2014, 04:23:48 pm »
Been painting suspension and steering parts today whilst the engine bay got some paint too. Progress!

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2014, 08:20:03 pm »
Inner wings and sills stone chipped plus some under bonnet stuff like brake lines, servo, steering rack, arb and control arms re-fitted. Once the legs are in it can be wheeled back for the rest of the spray job.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2014, 10:29:47 pm »
Its rolling again! Been painting engine mounts, bumper bar, brakes etc. while I wait until my main painter man clears his backlog so he can get stuck in into it.


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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2014, 05:32:00 pm »
Been busying myself with doing a load of stuff that won't be seen this week. Please excuse the hideous colour of the calipers - they will be replaced with anodised silver ones when I get round to sending some for refurbishment.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2014, 10:30:38 pm »
Been cleaning the engine and gearbox so I can decide what to paint and what to leave as is. The sump is coated in what appears to be stone chip type paint - I have no idea if this is factory or not. Gearbox will come up nice once its been steam cleaned. Check out the peculiar little reduction gear that the standard speedo cable screws into. I believe the other 2 T reg cars now run UK spec clocks.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2014, 07:38:51 pm »
Paint job will commence within a week. Next job is to get the motor spruced up. Been wrestling with dirty oily stuff today. On the plus side it seems that only the starter motor has been replaced in the past. On the negative side the cambelt and water pump appear to be the originals! So much for having had a charger rebuild and cam belt and water pump back in 2010 - either the reciepts were fake or the guy paid good money for stuff that wasn't done. Anyways, no nuts or bolts were rounded or studs snapped during the strip so I dont feel too pissed off! Couple more bits to come off then it can be cleaned up and probably painted.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2014, 11:38:02 pm »
Looking good, got a NOS water pump if you are interested

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2014, 06:47:00 pm »
Cheers for the offer Martin  - I've been kitted out with  a pump and belt thanks to Pete's hoard though! I'll be in touch soon.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2014, 07:28:33 pm »
All the crap is now on the floor. Too hot to be arsed at the moment but should have the engine painted by the weekend.  8)

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2014, 05:07:37 pm »
Cambelt and water pump sorted. Block, engine mount and water pipe painted with engine enamel.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #70 on: July 27, 2014, 01:32:41 pm »
Inlet manifold ready to go on. Need to clean shite encrusted alternator next. :(

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« Reply #71 on: July 27, 2014, 08:50:00 pm »
The blueness has begun! No idea when it ends though.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2014, 07:12:05 pm »
My stickers from DKnight arrived today. Also went to OCD to pick up my rebuilt charger. Not a right lot can be done now until the paint is done. :(

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #73 on: July 31, 2014, 07:02:01 pm »
Just got to throw the new clutch and the cleaned gearbox on and its ready to go in.

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Re: T323 JHB
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2014, 07:25:03 pm »
Finished cleaning the gearbox, then unwrapped and re-wrapped the wiring loom. Actually quite enjoyed it!