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  • Bottom end ready to put back together tomorrow after the paint dries
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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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    • Conversion from 105 carb engine to Turbo all done and now waiting for the head to be done
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      Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 22nd December 2021, 12:31.
      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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      • Well that was a waste of time and effort. Picked up the head today as he's taking far too long to finish the job. The replacement has been stripped and skimmed but nothing else so I picked it up this morning and will finish the job myself. Can't trust any one any more so will finish everything myself from now. This was supposed to save me the job of doing it but i've ended up doing the whole thing any way so I should have done it in the first place but hey ho.
        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 3rd February 2022, 12:17.
        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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        • Told me two weeks but very little done in that time as it was when I picked up the engine, all he had to do was make one good head out of two so not a difficult job
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          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 3rd February 2022, 13:02.
          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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          • It is amazingly difficult to get people to do things these days, on the plus side at least if you do it yourself you know it is done right! I guess you'll have checked manifold mounting face for flatness? Last one I did was like a banana.....

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            • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
              It is amazingly difficult to get people to do things these days, on the plus side at least if you do it yourself you know it is done right! I guess you'll have checked manifold mounting face for flatness? Last one I did was like a banana.....
              Yeah, once I've removed the manifold studs I will use my tried and trusted paving slab method to get it flat.
              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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              • Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post

                Yeah, once I've removed the manifold studs I will use my tried and trusted paving slab method to get it flat.
                I thought you might have a cunning plan

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                • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post

                  I thought you might have a cunning plan
                  Have to finish his ZS180 first. The front of the car has to come off for me to replace the air con system in the engine bay as it's knackered, then find the petrol leak at the rear of the car. I've already sorted the MOT, welding it needed so it's a good job I love him
                  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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                  • Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post

                    Have to finish his ZS180 first. The front of the car has to come off for me to replace the air con system in the engine bay as it's knackered, then find the petrol leak at the rear of the car. I've already sorted the MOT, welding it needed so it's a good job I love him
                    rather you than me...aircon is no fun at all, mystery petrol leaks can be a horror show too...

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                    • Yep, can concur with that, compressor, condenser, dryer and two pipes knackered. Fuel leak is the fuel filler pipe and i'm not looking forward to doing that as most of the bolts and screws haven't been moved for 20 years
                      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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                      • Had a bit of time to clean up the head before putting back together.
                        Won't win any awards but has to be done.
                        All threads cleaned up, valves cleaned enough, new bolts found, all surfaces flattened. Bolts are the same as a Morris marina head.
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                        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 12th February 2022, 14:30.
                        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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                        • And ive managed to nearly finish the zs. Finding the correct parts is a challenge as the condenser I was send is for a 120 so no good. I've now gone to my local radiator company to make one and finally located a new air con pipe that was damaged. The car is only 21 years old but a lot of parts are no longer available with is part of the norm for montego and maestro parts
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                          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 12th February 2022, 21:22.
                          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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                          • Heads back together and what a pain to put the collets in as the holders were mixed up, one bolt at the back isn't long enough to tighten so I have put an old bolt in for now and will replace it later. Waiting for the sealant to go off before the next bit
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                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 22nd February 2022, 20:34.
                            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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                            • These days there are three sorts of stem seals. Original has the brass surround and cup underneath, new are without the brass surround, face lift with later engines have all as one piece. Unfortunately the new stem seals I had were the older type so I had to strip down the old head and get the cups out as the existing were the later type.
                              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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                              • Well more things for me to find that the 'engine company' lost. The lower sensor for the carb cooling fan. That was a challenge finding that part number. Some good things though as the little things matter, some rare part for the engine and a trial fit before adding the bolt washers and tightening to the first torque stage and added the new thermostat housing
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                                Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 24th February 2022, 14:02.
                                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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