Rosie's return to glory

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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 20.04.2021, 18:17

Blah! Just been cleaning all the other million hoses, brackets and hardware that is off right now while I wait for that SJ order to arrive to replace the worn bearing and flywheel bolts. Bottom end rebuild start this weekend? I hope, I hope!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Thu 22.04.2021, 16:12

Proof that I'm not just sitting on my duff
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Sad and chipped

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Refreshed :)

A little mineral spirit wipedown and 2000 grit sandpaper to freshen up the Aluminum too.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Thu 22.04.2021, 19:20

super nice!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sat 24.04.2021, 20:38

Units

Checked the torque wrench three times I was at the right setting. Just didn't check I was in the right units :(
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Bolt head collar popped off and bearing cap cracked at bolt seat. Really mad at myself right now :banghead: . Anyone have a lead on where I could get new main bearing cap bolts? And/or tips on how to fix this? I'm thinking take to a machine shop to see if they can salvage this bearing cap?
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Simon_P » Sat 24.04.2021, 23:13

All the newness has worn off!
That's what my friend John says at such moments.

Let us know what the machine shop says - that's definitely your first port of call. In times past you would need to have it line bored, but I'll guess that Japanese manufacturing methods were accurate enough that a replacement would be interchangeable.

Don't do anything expensive or in a hurry.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Sat 24.04.2021, 23:22

Nooooooo!!! :chair:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Sun 25.04.2021, 00:52

Ah mate that’s awful, so sorry Matt. I’ve done the same thing a few times but never on such a hard to replace part. I hope it is not too hard to source a replacement.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Sun 25.04.2021, 02:43

Thanks all! I'm hopeful it'll sort out. I'm moving on to rebuild the head while I figure out next move on those bearing caps. I knew something was crazy when I'm using all my might and the wrench still didn't click. That's why I kept checking and resetting the wrench to be sure. After the bolt popped and after my initial meltdown, when I went to go throw the wrench in the trash, that's when I saw it was on Ftlbs not Nm. If I say never again, will that just jinx it? :roll:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Sun 25.04.2021, 05:41

Does it help if I say, “it could have been worse?”

https://www.simscale.com/blog/2017/12/n ... er-metric/

I was working for Lockheed when this happened, we all got a memo that said “state your units in all engineering documents.”

Feel for you buddy. Bad luck.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Fri 28.05.2021, 03:24

Let the 5 year countdown begin

Timing belt is on. Cycled it through a couple of revolutions. No bangs or clanks. Guess I did it right. Really hoping to put some miles on to force me to change this even sooner :)
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby FunElan » Fri 28.05.2021, 05:22

That's a pretty lookin' engine!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby Rambo » Fri 28.05.2021, 06:37

TorqueHorse wrote:Let the 5 year countdown begin

Timing belt is on. Cycled it through a couple of revolutions. No bangs or clanks. Guess I did it right. Really hoping to put some miles on to force me to change this even sooner :)
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Getting closer!


Well done. But you'd better do more than 12,000 miles a year every year for that to happen :shock:

So, 138,000 or end of May 2026 :burnout:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Fri 28.05.2021, 07:16

That’s great to see well done Matt. I bet the timing belt is pretty straightforward once you’ve got the engine out!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Fri 28.05.2021, 07:34

:agree:

Never had that luxury position before!
Almost :burnout:
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Mon 05.07.2021, 02:47

I've been busy, but here are a few teasers:
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Load leveler made this relatively easy

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All secure and standing under her own weight!

Just all the million last steps before the finish line (for this part) :)
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Mon 05.07.2021, 02:49

Very cool! Congratulations!
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby HJ2 » Mon 05.07.2021, 10:40

Wow, what a marriage!
Congratulations! :smt041

What would be the estimated weight of the assembly
(I want to test if my home built crane is up to the task.)

Did you measure how high you needed to lift it (top of assembly) so it goes over the clamshell perhaps?
(I need to know it I need to raise my garage roof :shock: )
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 06.07.2021, 01:51

HJ2 wrote:What would be the estimated weight of the assembly
(I want to test if my home built crane is up to the task.)

Did you measure how high you needed to lift it (top of assembly) so it goes over the clamshell perhaps?
(I need to know it I need to raise my garage roof :shock: )


Sorry HJ2, I never had anything to measure weight while it was out. Just looking at the manual though, Kerb weight is ~1100kg, so it can't be more than that ;) FWIW, I had my hoist set for 1/2 ton and it did fine.

As to the height, sorry, I didn't measure that either at the time :(
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby TorqueHorse » Tue 27.07.2021, 20:31

Eeking along. All the hoses and wires seem to be in the right spots so on to filling up with Coolant, Oil, and Pwr Steering. First up was to refill the coolant. I had hoped there might still be enough meat to hold the o-ring in place, since it didn't leak before the tear down, but I guess the corrosion had been helping seal it up before (in a bad way).
So, typical coolant by-pass pipe failure at the aluminum housing connection at the water pump/block. No drips up to that point though :|
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All the Turbo versions of this pipe seem long gone from looking through past threads here. I think I've sourced an NA one though and will fettle the fresh end onto the old pipe, fingers crossed. That was a bear to get off now that the engine is back in the car, so I've had to wait on putting the Oil and PAS fluid since it required moving some of those things around too.

Working on the other little jobs while I wait for parts. I had picked up a recirc pump, but had to solder the leads from the old pump to the new terminals. Just checked it and that the fans still work using the paperclip short on the thermostat sensor :). Also, finally got around to installing my DaPinky special ARB replacement joint.
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And I've put down a deposit for a new windshield 8) . Triple fingers crossed it makes it OK.
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Re: Rosie's return to glory

Postby 378S2 » Wed 28.07.2021, 02:47

The Lotus giveth, and it taketh away! Hope you’re rolling soon.

I plan to overhaul my pressure regulators this weekend with the o-rings you kindly sent.
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