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Offline Etches

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2014, 08:07:55 pm »
Dan Knight made up a bunch of those Taylor, I've had one in the shed for 2 years haha! Looking good Martin, I'd be patching those holes mate forget replacing the whole thing. Still mega jealous of the Gaz rears  :P . Keep cracking on pal! Ps I'm going back to uni now haha

Offline physicsfool

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2014, 09:36:24 pm »
Talking to my fabricator chum tomorrow and seeing what I can do! Yes lad, university of Cumbria?

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2014, 10:06:59 pm »
The stage 2 arrived today, so I thought I would paint it with por15


And now it's nice and shiny

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2014, 10:29:51 am »
Looks nice  :)

Make sure the paint isn't too thick on the TCA mounts, otherwise you'll have to open them up (or remove paint) so it slides on.

Cheers

Pete

P.S- Did you prep with metal ready from POR-15 too?

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2014, 10:45:21 am »

P.S- Did you prep with metal ready from POR-15 too?

Aha did warn you martin :P

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2014, 11:12:51 am »
Haha, it looked pretty good this morning, sadly no metal prep. But brushed the TCA mountings pretty finely so hopefully wont be too much bother.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2014, 11:50:20 am »
Hmm, see how you get on, but in my experience it will flake off  :(

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2014, 01:03:13 pm »
Yeah, it's pretty particular, doesn't like going over paint either and has to be heavily scotched

Ah if it does martin I'll just prep and paint it when I do the car :) no sweat

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2014, 11:34:28 pm »
Yeah, it's pretty particular, doesn't like going over paint either and has to be heavily scotched

Ah if it does martin I'll just prep and paint it when I do the car :) no sweat


Rule of thumb I should just leave the painting to you :)

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2014, 12:19:56 pm »
When is Taylor spraying it for you? Top restoration going on here. I'd love a full respray.....hopefully next year.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2014, 01:58:20 pm »
June I think, keen to get mine back together. While its with Taylor will give me a good 6 weeks to concentrate on the engine

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2014, 02:56:33 pm »
That's quite soon :D

What are your plans for the engine?

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2014, 03:43:34 pm »
Bit of porting in the head but apart from that just a bearing refresh and re-bore for fresh piston rings. Trying to keep the car close to standard.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2014, 04:19:50 pm »
Bit of porting in the head but apart from that just a bearing refresh and re-bore for fresh piston rings. Trying to keep the car close to standard.

If you are going to the trouble of getting it sleeved/bored, would you not consider fitting larger pistons? Saves you doing it later if you wanted more power. Its a little expensive for the pistons but you might save a little in re-boring it to fit larger pistons than getting it sleeved/bored for the standard ones? I'm pretty sure that's more expensive than re-boring for larger pistons. Just an idea haha.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of a cheap G40
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2014, 05:09:21 pm »
i think he means honed not rebored!