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pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
edited April 2020 in The bottom bracket
Day 1 of engine extraction. Had to first get it going.
(I doubt i'll be doing this marathon with cocktails).
All ancillaries on the upper half + radiator are off.

4 weeks eye reckons...
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,973
    Pics?

    Also do you reckon you will make a profit on it?
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,533
    Thought it stood for Pinno's Profitless Popup Porker Project? Oh hang on, I may have miscounted...
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,774
    Stevo_666 said:

    Pics?

    Also do you reckon you will make a profit on it?

    Don't think the used car market is that buoyant at the mo for some reason.
    Maybe he's found a niche market for clapped out German bangers though?
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,533
    That is no way to describe Angela Merkel. I have taken offence. On the internet. This is the modern world. 🥳
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,774
    orraloon said:

    That is no way to describe Angela Merkel. I have taken offence. On the internet. This is the modern world. 🥳

    Are you going to put her in the Inexplicable thread?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    orraloon said:

    Thought it stood for Pinno's Profitless Popup Porker Project? Oh hang on, I may have miscounted...

    Hang on...
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    Stevo_666 said:

    Pics?

    Also do you reckon you will make a profit on it?

    Pinno's Project Porker. [Now edited]

    Pics will happen but with the engine in bits and wires all over the shot, won't make for anything aesthetic.
    I suppose that could make for before and after shots.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    edited April 2020
    Up, up, up and away...





    Old engine harness - bye bye



    This is going to be a long haul...
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,432 Lives Here
    Hope it's more successful than 579DYN
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,973
    edited April 2020
    I never knew Scrapheap Challenge was coming back.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    What happened to 579DYN?
    What was 579DYN?

    DVLA didn't recognise it. That would be an expensive private plate.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,432 Lives Here
    pinno said:

    What happened to 579DYN?
    What was 579DYN?

    I have no idea, but the plate is nailed to a beam above your porch. I'm guessing whatever it was on didn't survive.
    I say nailed, it could be screwed up there for all I know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    edited April 2020
    Oh yeah, oops³. I wondered why it rang a bell.

    That was a VW Beetle sold for pittance before they went silly.

    Day 3.

    Didn't get too much done today, though borrowed a hoist*



    ...made up a trolley to place the engine on, which should be out tomorrow, i've only the cross member to do (sort of):



    Extension for the breaker bar for pesky, stubborn nuts and bolts:



    Not much to do before the old lump comes out:



    Decided that the clutch slave cylinder was looking a bit Ropey, so ordered a new one.
    Steering rod ends gave me jip so I sorted them with the angle grinder and they're on order too.

    *Some social distancing rules may have been compromised in the making of this post 'cos the damn thing is heavy.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,973
    pinno said:

    Oh yeah, oops³. I wondered why it rang a bell.

    That was a VW Beetle sold for pittance before they went silly.

    Didn't get too much done today, though borrowed a hoist*

    [img]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/12/1d/b4/121db4560466dbf8b26c7da9d1b5b96a.jpg[/img]

    ...made up a trolley to place the engine on, which should be out tomorrow, i've only the cross member to do (sort of):

    [img]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/67/e2/0f/67e20ff31ebfb5d8dfb75cb8a9f04dc2.jpg[/img]

    Extension for the breaker bar for pesky, stubborn nuts and bolts:

    [img]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/06/86/52/068652f774ad9db8b207a9b4bd9fc191.jpg[/img]

    Not much to do before the old lump comes out:

    [img]https://i.pinimg.com/564x/f7/64/b1/f764b17c9ec4eb02c8665f06c517ad22.jpg[/img]

    Decided that the clutch slave cylinder was looking a bit Ropey, so ordered a new one.
    Steering rod ends gave me jip so I sorted them with the angle grinder and they're on order too.

    *Some social distancing rules may have been compromised due to the damn thing being heavy.

    Links don't work for me?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    Damn internet was playing up last night. I tried the old method of posting a pic but failed.

    Edited this morning.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,973
    pinno said:

    Damn internet was playing up last night. I tried the old method of posting a pic but failed.

    Edited this morning.

    Works now. Good way to kills a few weeks of naff all to do. Main car related challenge for me is keeping enough juice in the batteries of our cars.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    Yeah, i'm almost at the point of disconnecting the battery in Porker#2 and just using the van.


    Day 4.

    Wahey:





    Gearbox removal tomorrow then weekend 'off'. Tides are conducive to beach walks with toots. I might even take the OH.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    Day 5:

    Gearbox out and some sprucing up:















    More sprucing up tomorrow.

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    Day 8:

    Spent the last (filthy*) two days refurbishing and cleaning.

    *Not as filthy as Stevo's imagination (I bet).

    Front cross member:





    Now i've started the steering rack:





    Getting there:






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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,973
    edited April 2020
    Speaking of filthy, out of interest what are you using to get those parts clean and shiny?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,173
    edited April 2020
    The cross member and Bell housing (alu*) - copious quantities of petrol and a stiff brush, followed and interspersed with a copper plated brass wire wheel on a dizzy (steel is too harsh), then Autosol chrome polish + wire wheel, then detergent, then back to wire wheels to finish (after you cleaned them!)



    The rest, wire wheels, rust preventer, paint.

    The steering rack has some way to go. Have to replace O rings, seals, paint it, new SS bolts...

    *Sorry T47, ran out of Spinach.
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