Toby's project thread

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cam cover

Postby tobyholland » Sat 26.09.2015, 17:01

Getting along quite well really, I'm going to get my cam cover powered ,is it just six bolts to release it.
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cam cover

Postby tobyholland » Sat 26.09.2015, 17:05

Getting along quite well really ,pleased anyway.
Going to get cam cover powered ,is it just a matter of undoing six bolts ?
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby Rice crispy » Sat 26.09.2015, 20:11

There is a baffle on the inside which everyone says to remove by drilling out the fixings and cutting threads and bolting back after stripping and powder coating as the blasting media could get stuck in the baffle and then damage the engine
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby tobyholland » Sun 27.09.2015, 10:09

Hi going to do tomorrow what was suggested ,could the fixings not just be undone,?
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby Rice crispy » Sun 27.09.2015, 20:06

I think they are rivets so no :D
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby tobyholland » Sun 27.09.2015, 21:01

Great than you
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby cliff » Mon 28.09.2015, 22:33

Toby,

yes they are rivets which can be drilled off and the holes tapped to take new fasteners. This is for piece of mind more than anything else, as the cam cover has to be sand or bead blasted to clean the surface before powder coating, there is a possibility that particles of whichever medium is used could be trapped behind the baffle. Sod's law states that it will be released at the worst possible moment.

I will post some pics when I do mine in a couple of weeks when I am back in the UK.
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby tobyholland » Mon 12.10.2015, 15:58

Hi
Onwards and upwards, is the inlet manifold bare alloy or paint I know mine is original but can't quite work it out,also quite a few brackets are lotus green is there a list of the green ones
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby dapinky » Mon 12.10.2015, 16:43

Hi Toby,

The manifold is just bare alluminium (unless it's been painted!) - I find that the best way to clean it is to use aerosol brake cleaner and a toothbrush.

If you take it in sections it comes up really well with minimal effort. Just spray an area, let it fizz for a second or two, scrub with the toothbrush, spray it again and mop with a piece of paper towel. Repeat as necessary. A couple of applications should be good enough (unless it's really crabby in areas) - when the liquid comes up clear, it's done!

If the brake cleaner is evaporatring too quickly, for the first clean you can use meths or cellulose thinners, and 'rinse' it off with the volatile solvent at the end.

As far as the brackets are concerned, I just used VHT paint on whatever I wanted to paint - either Black or Aluminium.
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby tobyholland » Mon 12.10.2015, 17:15

Brilliant help,thanks Dave
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Re: Toby's project thread

Postby tobyholland » Sat 31.10.2015, 09:48

Hi I am getting along reasonably well with my car,next I would like to remove front bumper, any useful tip on access to fixings please ,would be appreciated
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