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Ford Sidevalve Re-Build
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Greg



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it'll be a real bobby dazzler when its all back together!! Smile

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Greg



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rick, I hope so.
Just want it running again. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

How far away from having it running are you?

Cheers

Dave
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you sand blast the lot or did something else??
quite interested how you achieved that finish on alloy parts!!
I spend lots of time and elbow grease doing them by hand!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buzzy bee wrote:
Hi

How far away from having it running are you?

Cheers

Dave


Hi Dave, the main parts of the Engine are still at the Machine Shop but I'm hoping to find out tomorrow, ( Tuesday), if all their work is done.
Then all that is left is to buy a couple more bits and wait for the Con-Rods to come back from re-furbishment.
After that it's paint the block and re-assemble.
I would like to think within the next Month it'll be back on the road. Laughing Very Happy Very Happy
It seems to have taken ages, but what with Christmas and also a change of Job other things obviously have more priority. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
did you sand blast the lot or did something else??
quite interested how you achieved that finish on alloy parts!!
I spend lots of time and elbow grease doing them by hand!!!


Hi Bob, the parts in the photo, I just stripped down to the bare casings rubbed them down with a wire brush which got all the old paint off, then cleaned with either 'Brake & Clutch Cleaner' or a 'Gunk' type product. For the 'cast' objects I Hand-Painted with 'Smoothrite' and the tin-ware I used the Spray 'Smoothrite'.
Just a warning if you haven't used 'Smoothrite' before the 'Spray' version and the 'Paint-on' version are not compatible! I did find out the hard way Crying or Very sad
I hand-painted the oil-filler with a brush and although the finish was good, I wanted it better, so I thought wet-flat it then a coat of spray, it should do the trick. Looked fine first of all, but when I went back to check on it some time later, it had all Pickled-up!!! Shocked Evil or Very Mad
So it was back to bare-metal again!! Laughing Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg your last post re incompatibility came in the nick of time!

I was going to do the very same thing tomorrow Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old-Nail wrote:
Greg your last post re incompatibility came in the nick of time!

I was going to do the very same thing tomorrow Rolling Eyes


Very Happy Very Happy I'm glad I posted now Laughing Laughing
Just remembered as well, to clean brushes use their 'Brush-Cleaner' as white spirit doesn't work. Their one seems to be like Nail Varnish-Remover' or something,(not that I use a lot of that of course Embarassed Laughing )
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
Just a warning if you haven't used 'Smoothrite' before the 'Spray' version and the 'Paint-on' version are not compatible!


Rather odd......Glad you told us all
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

47p2 wrote:
Greg wrote:
Just a warning if you haven't used 'Smoothrite' before the 'Spray' version and the 'Paint-on' version are not compatible!


Rather odd......Glad you told us all


I thought that at the time, so much so that I phoned the 'helpline' number that's on the can to check and they said 'definately not, you can't use the two together'! Surprised
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
Their one seems to be like Nail Varnish-Remover' or something,(not that I use a lot of that of course Embarassed Laughing )


Not painted any bulbs lately, then?

(nudge, nudge, say no more) Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Not just lately, the next thing to paint is going to be the Block.....It's going to take ages with the little brush you get in those nail-Varnish' bottles! Shocked Rolling Eyes Embarassed Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Go to a beauty salon, they may have bulk bottle, then see if you can spray it, remember to get a job lot of nail varnish remover, incase you need to thin it, and to clean up.

He he Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At last! getting nearer to re-assembling the Engine. The work has been done, just got to grind the Valves in, I have painted the Block and the Head.
After a lot of hassle and let-downs with the Con-rods I have managed to get a set of Genuine Ford, New,Old-Stock Rods so just got to take them to the Machine shop to check with the Crank then get a couple more bits and it's ready for putting back together. Rolling Eyes
.............and yes I am having to do it indoors!....in a forth floor flat!....with NO Lift! Shocked Rolling Eyes Very Happy


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