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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
    Coming on slowly John, but getting there. I see you're poly bushing everything and nice job of the brake pipes
    Yes, only a few years behind schedule , slowly beats not moving at all! I thought polybushes might save ever having to do it again, time will tell though... I got a useful thing for straightening copper brke pipes at the NEC last year, it is surprising what a difference it makes, wasn't particularly cheap even with the 'show discount', but does a good job of getting rid of all the little kinks & makes the pipe look like it belongs there..https://www.kwixuk.com/ make them, a relatively local product!

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    • #17
      Got a bit more done, fuel tank and brake cable are a doddle to fit when the car is upside down on the jig. It is starting to get a bit heavy now, so gave the underside and box sections a good coating of waxoyl & left it upside down. My theory is that it should soak into the crevices that it'd be running out of if done the right way up...time will tell! I was glad I'd gone over the top with the ppe, the air fed mask is more for two pack than for waxoyl, but it did save me from waxoyling myself..
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      • #18
        You're going for solid pipes around the tank rather than normal fuel pipe John?
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
        1965 Ford Zodiac. A free car given to me
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
          You're going for solid pipes around the tank rather than normal fuel pipe John?
          Yes, my theory is that the smaller the area of rubber that is exposed to ethanol laced petrol (even though the new rubber claims to be ethanol 'resistant'), the less chance there is of a porous pipe. Doubling up on the number of connections is a downside, but will see what happens. The filler pipe will be the biggest likely problem I guess. Hopefully it will go the way I hope & if it is a disaster, at least all the bolts will be easy to get out as they are greased up to the eyeballs

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post

            Yes, my theory is that the smaller the area of rubber that is exposed to ethanol laced petrol (even though the new rubber claims to be ethanol 'resistant'), the less chance there is of a porous pipe. Doubling up on the number of connections is a downside, but will see what happens. The filler pipe will be the biggest likely problem I guess. Hopefully it will go the way I hope & if it is a disaster, at least all the bolts will be easy to get out as they are greased up to the eyeballs
            It'll take ages to rust the fuel filler pipe after you've painted it. Will last you out lol
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
            1965 Ford Zodiac. A free car given to me
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post

              It'll take ages to rust the fuel filler pipe after you've painted it. Will last you out lol
              I'd like to think so...it was the rubber hose joining it to the tank that I'm wondering about, it contains petrol for most of the time & is a shaped piece of pipe, so not an off the shelf straight length like the van. I'll find out later & I guess worst case make a flattened metal joiner & use two short bits of new hose at least it won't dribble petrol over the exhaust from there!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post

                I'd like to think so...it was the rubber hose joining it to the tank that I'm wondering about, it contains petrol for most of the time & is a shaped piece of pipe, so not an off the shelf straight length like the van. I'll find out later & I guess worst case make a flattened metal joiner & use two short bits of new hose at least it won't dribble petrol over the exhaust from there!
                Nar should be ok as it's not continuously in petrol, only when filling and vapours
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                1965 Ford Zodiac. A free car given to me
                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                • #23
                  A bit more progress, refurbished calipers fitted, so it should stop ok, just need to make it go now.....
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                  • #24
                    Very good, getting there slowly


                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                    1965 Ford Zodiac. A free car given to me
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                    • #25
                      A bit more progress, sound insulation fitted (came from a diesel, as petrol cars didn't have it under the bonnet), brake servo fitted, reservoirs cleaned & fitted, brakes filled with silicon brake fluid and preliminary bleeding done. Cleaning the brake fluid reservoir was a bit of a learning curve, normal brake fluid being alcohol based I tried a variety of aqueous solvents, only thing that worked was domestos zero limescale remover, it was very efficient & washed off easily with clean water. Drying the water out took a while, a hair dryer on low heat setting did the job though.
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                      • #26
                        Came up ok that didn't it
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                        1965 Ford Zodiac. A free car given to me
                        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
                          Came up ok that didn't it
                          Yes, I was quite surprised that the limescale remover was the only thing that shifted the deposits from the brake fluid, but will know what to use next time. It worked in seconds & doesn't seem to have harmed the plastic, definitely need gloves on though!

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                          • #28
                            Giving the sunroof a quick clean up & check over didn't go according to plan...think I've made one working one out of three with various faults! Amazing how much surface rust was inside the new old stock door, especially under the anti-drumming pads, hopefully "Rust Anode" will do what it says on the tin & make the door last for ever (or thereabouts)..
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                            • #29
                              Thought I'd get the front doors pained, couldn't decide whether to rub down the bits that showed signs of surface rust & leave the rest, or take it all back to bare metal. Lucky that I chose the second option, it involved a lot of hard work, but revealed that there was a lot more surface rust that there looked to be at first. Having removed the paint I decided to try a coat of 'rust-anode' cold galvanising, in theory it should protect against rust better than 'ordinary' paint, and should be easy enough to put ordinary paint over it. I'll know how easy it is to paint over very soon, but won't know how rustproof it is for a few years!
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                              • #30
                                Coming on a treat Dr D
                                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                                1965 Ford Zodiac. A free car given to me
                                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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