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  • Turbo sorted
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    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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    • Today was clean up day
      Attached Files
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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      • All black metal parts were cleaned, rubbed down, primered and painted with a first coat of matt black
        Attached Files
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

        Comment


        • New gearbox seals in, torn seatbase replaced, MG engine plate painted, everything else now done so now waiting for the engine to be completed
          Attached Files
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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          • Looking good! Interestingly those plates look to be the same as the MG badge on the 1600 air cleaner cover..I've resisted the temptation to try to unglue one & find out though...

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            • Its a piece of plastic just over an inch long and sits on the boost pipe bracket. Getting a rare part now
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

              Comment


              • Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
                Its a piece of plastic just over an inch long and sits on the boost pipe bracket. Getting a rare part now
                Thinking about it the 1600 air cleaner badges are probably just as rare these days, they look pretty much the same, epc doesn't list it as a separate part though.

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                • Been awhile. The guy doing the engine has had problems but it has been stripped down and needed much. But with a stroke of luck I've managed to buy a new old stock engine. It's an efi engine so I will have to change the pistons, con rod bearings and oil pump but happy days
                  Attached Files
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                  Comment


                  • That's certainly not something you see very often these days! Great find & I guess the efi parts won't be too hard to move on either, as they seem to be getting harder to find now.

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                    • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
                      That's certainly not something you see very often these days! Great find & I guess the efi parts won't be too hard to move on either, as they seem to be getting harder to find now.
                      Yep, friend of got in touch about something else and got talking, he has this spare after buying it in 2013. Managed to locate the correct con rod bearings and the seller has two sets so will buy both, all else should crossover. Happy days so far and picking up the engine Saturday, that should save quite a bit of money for my son. Will be selling the efi pistons and conrod bearings once i've stripped it down to find out if they're any good or not
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                      • Oil pump gasket sorted as Rimmers sell those for just over 5, new sump gasket, rear crank seal, oil filler tube gasket, new core plugs all found in my spares. Con rod bearings now on way to me, the guy could only locate one set but only one set is enough, and quite cheap at that. Doing your research goes a long way as does actually talking to people instead of emailing. Will also be picking up the stripped engine next week
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                        • That's the new engine stripped down, unfortunately the piston rings are not the same, the con rod bearings are though so that's a bonus. Lovely clean bores and crank. I've also taken both blocks to the fabricators I use to have the new block drilled and reamed for the turbo oil return pipe the runs from the rear of the block, I've also asked them if the can't remove the existing pipework as i believe it's sweated in, then please fabricate another and braise it in.
                          Rimmers sell new piston rings and a woodfuff key as I knackered that trying to get it out so I could remove the oil pump, so some good news some not so good.its also a carb engine and not efi as I thought
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                          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 26th December 2021, 10:22.
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                          • New block all done, so it's cleaning time. Pistons and oil pump, also started painting the block. Trip up to Rimmers for the piston rings but they only had two in stock so I've ordered the other two, also picked up the new crank key. With my 10% discount that was quite a saving. Will be selling on the new oil pump and pistons that came with the engine so if anyone is interested let me know. Pistons include piston rings and is part number UAM1366 for single carb models, Advantage, early carb engines, VP etc. The oil pump, GLP132/LPF000132EVAP for carb and EFi models, Maestro and Montego, will be much cheaper than the 117 Rimmers are selling them for https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-LPF000132EVAP
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                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 17th December 2021, 15:37.
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                            • Turbo return pipe, I'm very happy not to do this
                              Attached Files
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                              Comment


                              • As there isn't anything wrong with it I cleaned the waterpump, made a new gasket, re-tapped all treads on the block, cleaned and painted both pulleys (crank and waterpump), painted oil feed tubes, cleaned all nuts, bolts, washers and cleaned up all threads, cleaned flywheel, painted sump with 6 coats of black and will do some more yet. Ran out of red engine paint that I use so will have to wait till that gets here next week to carry on.
                                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                                Comment

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