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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:12 am

Fantastic, I can't wait for the next photos. Keep em coming Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:42 pm

Walls lined, drafts blanked but still plenty of ventilation.
Bodywork ready, Wish I hadn't rushed it but the body comes off easy enough so can be sorted on a later date.

BEFORE


AFTER


Those two photo are stills from a video
Almost every day is recorded on an interval setting on the camera, 1.5 seconds every 30 seconds.
about 200 videos.
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:50 pm

Soon be time for it o get dressed

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:19 am






Wonder what it would look like with cycle wings.
Have to play around in Photoshop
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:45 am

Wings, lights, electrics all went back on so quick, day and a half, I forgot to take progress photos.

Note the woodrim steering wheel Laughing Laughing Shocked Cardboard Rolling Eyes

Thought I had lost the original wheel so had to try and get another.
Found one on fleebay, but was too big, turned out to be 16 inch my old one was 15 inch Less Leston woodrim.
But that was not the problem it was the centre hub, try as I could no one had a hub to suit my steering column.
Had given up and was going to have to make a new column when I found it in a chest poked away in the corner of my shed.



The wheel centr/hub as can be seen is also a hybrid to the car, at least no one seems to have seen one like it before.


And the wheel, it is a woodrim but it started to split so I had to lace it with leather.
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:48 am

Shocked Shocked MY GOD IS THAT WHAT I LOOK LIKE FROM BEHIND Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:06 am

The paintwork looks a really nice job Roger, Cool
I'd like to have a go at spraying a car one day, what type of paint & what compressor did you use?.



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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:33 am

Now in Classic Car Weekly
And the club/website has been mentioned this evening to the journalist with a mention of the christmas cruise.

Fame at last bounce bounce Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:53 am

Hatch DLM wrote:
Now in Classic Car Weekly
And the club/website has been mentioned this evening to the journalist with a mention of the christmas cruise.

Fame at last bounce bounce Rolling Eyes

Will try and get a copy and have a nose ohh and thanks for the mention! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:11 am

Hatch DLM wrote:
Now in Classic Car Weekly
And the club/website has been mentioned this evening to the journalist with a mention of the christmas cruise.

Fame at last bounce bounce Rolling Eyes

Well done Roger, cheers cheers cheers bounce bounce I will get a copy 1st thing in the morning and I will post the article up at the Red Arrows Club for the members to see that don't have tin ter net, and I'll put you on the wall of fame. Wink

As Lee has said, thanks for the Christmas cruise mention Cool Very Happy

Oh can I have your autograph please, its not for me you understand.... its for my sisters husbands, cousins, friends daughters, brothers, mate. Ta Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:58 am

When I mentioned the Christmas cruise he sounded very interested.
The Photographer is freelance and contributes to a number of magazines.
So with some luck the word will go round.
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:08 am

Now Booked in for it's MOT.
A change of steering wheel as I had found the old one.
Found this one to big, I don't bend like I used to
This one is 16 inch the tother is 15 but later found to still be a bit tight.
To be sorted later



Business end, looking better

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:21 am

So now booked in for MOT, a steering wheel I could get behind more easily.
Two day to MOT BLEEP head gasket blew AAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH
When the head was removed just a pair of copper plates no innards.
So it was thought to be because it was old, it had been in the box of bits, but still original wrapping.
So MOT Cancelled new gasket ordered and fitted MOT re booked for the following Sunday.
MOT
Sailed through AAAGGGGGGGHHHHH then this on the way home




The Aquaplane head was found to be too far gone for repair, so the trip to Conningsby was cancelled.
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:03 pm

Hatch DLM wrote:
So now booked in for MOT, a steering wheel I could get behind more easily.
Two day to MOT BLEEP head gasket blew AAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH
When the head was removed just a pair of copper plates no innards.
So it was thought to be because it was old, it had been in the box of bits, but still original wrapping.
So MOT Cancelled new gasket ordered and fitted MOT re booked for the following Sunday.
MOT
Sailed through AAAGGGGGGGHHHHH then this on the way home

The Aquaplane head was found to be too far gone for repair, so the trip to Conningsby was cancelled.

Shocked Blimey how frustrating.

Nice big photo in Classic Car weekly Cool

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:59 pm

Could have been better.
Hadn't combed my hair. Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:16 pm

Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:19 am

Ohh still haven't bought it!

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:56 am

Beeing the tight git I am I reluctantly bought one.
First time I've opened their page, CCW that is.

Have a look through it first, I find it's more an advertising paper.
Tony bought one nudge nudge etc.
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:51 am

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Beeing the tight git I am I reluctantly bought one.
First time I've opened their page, CCW that is.

Have a look through it first, I find it's more an advertising paper.
Tony bought one nudge nudge etc.

I quite agree, its mainly adverts,
but why is it so expensive? they must make a packet from ads so surely by dropping the price it would increase sales.
or am I missing something Smile

Your welcome to have a look at mine Lee..........errrr Only there's a big hole where Roger's article was Laughing Laughing Laughing
Cut out for the wall of fame Wink

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:57 am

In the Black museum hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:45 am

Tony's wall of fame is very good! Well last time I saw it, it had one picture but yeah!

Is it above your sewing machine?

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:45 pm

Split-Lee wrote:
Tony's wall of fame is very good! Well last time I saw it, it had one picture but yeah!

Is it above your sewing machine?

~Lee

Haha, 3 pics now, we are slowly taking over the Red Arrows notice board Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:04 am

Another day another, enough of that CR&^
So Second head gasket blew, thought “oh fiddle sticks“, or go forth and multiply. or similar.
Head was removed and taken to a specialist in Romford, Gosneys engineering.
"Might be able to re-metal but can't guarantee it will take, the head has been re-metal once before.
The price for the "Maybe" job was about half the price of a new head so not worth the worry of waiting for it to blow again.
So stand the car up and start saving the pennies??
Who's a lucky fellow then.
Rob, the neighbour who got me going again, has three spare engines for his Ford 103e Pop.
So he loaned me a head from one to get me running, Not as pretty as the ally head but it runs.




Replaced his Cylinder head with one from an auto jumble for £20, £330 cheaper than an Aquaplane head.
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:10 am

Back on the road.
The first Long trip was down to Thorney Island, Portsmouth. 130 miles
Found the car to be running a bit rich so when in traffic it was coughing and spluttering due to fouled plugs.
Was accompanied by a friend with his camper


Stripped out to do running maintenance, note the feet
Flintstone eat your heart out.



We ran together in case I broke down, I got there and back he broke down on the return trip.
Been there myself following a sick car home, he did I didn't
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PostSubject: Re: My DLM rebuild (photo heavy)   Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:13 am

Two rebuild kit for the SU's later, a tune up all seemed ok.


Then the gearbox dumped its oil.



Missing a thrower ring, well most of it
Found a bit of chewed metal
On the old E93 gearbox, and engine, there is no 'oil seals' as such just oil throwers.
New part fitted , to date so far so good.
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