Rosie's return to glory

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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 11:49

You’re in to some satisfying work now, cool! I’d post you the spark-plug-gas-omatic but if you have a welder now then you’ll be able to build one much quicker than I can get it to you.

Where did you get your Turbo rebuild kit from? My compressor is slightly damaged, so will need a rebuild at some point. I’ve been considering one or more of the following options, but quality is more important than price on parts for a job like that:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 12:14

Problem after fitting a new compressor is that the shaft assembly needs to be dynamically balanced. Not a job for in the shed i'm afraid...
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 12:19

Ah yes, that makes sense. So you’d recommend I do the cleanup and then give to a shop to do the reassembly?
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 12:37

Why not post a picture of the compressor wheel damage first?

What I reccomend depends a little on your rebuild skills. :D
Anything is possible. You could do the rebuild and bring the shaft assembly to a shop that is able to dynamically balance it
After that you can do the rest. But probably it is economically just as interesting to let them do the lot.

If you don't need a new compressor wheel and you marked the relative position of shaft vs. compressor wheel, then it is very well possible to do everything yourself and save a lot of money.

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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 12:51

Done - I’ll put it on the Steve thread so I don’t crash Matt’s party.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 12.01.2021, 16:03

:bananasex: Party time!

378S2 wrote:Where did you get your Turbo rebuild kit from?... quality is more important than price on parts for a job like that.

Err, I only got a bearing kit (like your first option) and just went with el cheapo ebay special. :oops: Blades on compressor and turbine wheel look good (compared to yours) when I took them off. I'm even thinking of reusing many of the original pieces. and just replacing the bearings, circlips and oilseals from the new kit. :|
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby dapinky » Tue 12.01.2021, 16:28

When I did mine I was fortunate in that I managed with 'just' the bearing/seal kit as per the first picture.....

.... my compressor was good enough to re-use, so I could scribe and rebuild it at home.

I have to say, though, that if I'd seen the new compressor wheel at the time I'd have changed it for the hell of it.

We've spoken previously about the Holden units, and I'm still of the opinion that the centre cartridge *should* be okay to use, with the Lotus end bits.... but I don't know if the compressor ratios are the same. It is certainly an option, but would need someone to try it :poke: :poke:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 18:05

TorqueHorse wrote::bananasex: Party time!

378S2 wrote:Where did you get your Turbo rebuild kit from?... quality is more important than price on parts for a job like that.

Err, I only got a bearing kit (like your first option) and just went with el cheapo ebay special. :oops: Blades on compressor and turbine wheel look good (compared to yours) when I took them off. I'm even thinking of reusing many of the original pieces. and just replacing the bearings, circlips and oilseals from the new kit. :|



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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Wed 13.01.2021, 07:59

dapinky wrote:It is certainly an option, but would need someone to try it :poke: :poke:


Why do I feel as though you’re all looking at me just because I live in Holden land?
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