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by colin7673 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:21 pm

After some thought and removing another post I thought .what the hell, I'll place some photos on here about the engine rebuild that UJD is having to get some new life into the old girl. Make a little bit of a story about this adventurer. Me, learning along the way

6th October the car was taken to a Boston to a secure unit where the work began. The following weekend and the engine was taken out.
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This was the first time that the engine had come out of the car in nearly forty years, as the car left the Jensen factory on the 19th November 1973
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Unfortunately there was a couple of weeks delay before the next stage.
26th October... Started to clean the engine bay and engine
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Both Engine bay and Engine have been steam cleaned.
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This week the engine will go to be checked and the bores will be sized for new pistons. As we only have Saturdays to work on the car, this will be a long winter job, but next Saturday I will be in the engine bay again, getting to the more.....Not so easy places.
Plus, today the decision was taken to take the gearbox out as well. Next weekends job
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by cantona7 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:36 pm

brave man colin, looks pretty good in that engine bay to my eyes, all the best with it and keep th0se photos coming.

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by colin7673 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:33 am

Just a little update,

Although this isn't a full RESTO for the car, we have now taken the gearbox out and cleaned all the chassis Tubes down, not taken the break pipes off or the fuse box out, but there are still one or two bits to take out.

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Not sure if you can see a difference in the photos.
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by colin7673 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:08 pm

Have now taken the servo out to be checked and now have taken the wiring and fuse box out.

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The engine bay will still be black in colour when it all goes back together, but at least it will be a shining black and not a dirty black
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by DPP » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:54 pm

Looking good Colin but best be careful it starts to get addictive taking more parts off then thinking well I might as well do this as well now its stripped, thats how I started. :shock:
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by zacmarshall » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:57 pm

You have got me worried Colin, that looks like a Rostyle in the top left of the picture, you haven't gone out and bought a mark 1 or 2 have you?

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by colin7673 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:37 pm

No Zac have not got a MK1. just a spare wheel.

Have now taken all the Grud of the inter wings, rubbed down and treated with a rust additive.

Also have painted the bulkhead and chassis tubes with a sealant.

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The good news is that Diane even got time to help...

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Wire brushing, down the radiator and cover which has also been primed.
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by VFK44 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

Now that's a real woman!
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by Johnfromholland » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:34 am

Hi Colin & Diana, very nice to see your updates. Keep on posting, and whenever you feel there's no end on this job: sit back & have a nice plate of Dutch nasi :D (for the other readers: as an former international truckdriver Colin has fallen in love with Dutch nasi while crossing the lowland)
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by colin7673 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:33 pm

Happy Days today.

Went to pick the engine up, its now been rebuilt, with re-con heads ( OUCH ) and brand new iners after a re-bore.

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All I need to do now is dress it. Not In a Summer dress either before anybody thinks of being funny

Not to much has happened lately, as the car is to be moved to a new a different workshop, it can be pushed, as its close by, but all the workshop goodies, Car Lift, Machinery, Crane ect. need to be moved as well, so the car has taken a bit of a back seat for a few weeks.

When in the new workshop, the front suspension will be coming off.... Where to stop ?????
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by DerekCV8 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:50 pm

Can't let you be the only one sitting in an engine bay Colin…..?!! Me and the P66 today!!

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by Phil Hayes » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:23 pm

Hey Col,
Just noticed that your front Off - side tyre appears to be running in the wrong direction. (second photo down) Could be wrong but thats what it looks like by the tread pattern. There should be a direction arrow on the tyre wall.
Keep up the good work.
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by Per » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:21 pm

Is it not strange Colin how "not resto" tends to creep up on you and turn into, errrr, something else? You must have it back on the road for the international though. I want to see it running. :-)
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by colin7673 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:48 pm

Well, looks like we have nice weather again and after a late start back working on the car.

Not much has happened in the first two months of this year as the car had to be moved to a new warehouse, then of course the warehouse had to be made use-able, electric put in place to be able to use the machinery and four poster lift, the I broke my wrist ( No Jokes thank you) so this has put us behind a little.
But last Saturday managed to get so much done. fuel lines was taken out, as was the front brake pipes, these are to be renewed, but while taking the fuel line out, looking up under the car at the back, guess what we found...

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So off came the whole exhaust plus the silencers hangers ( cradles ) both sides and both sides need welding, have you seen the price of the cradle rubbers and for four...... still will not need new ones again for a while
Then started on the front of the car again, didn't want to worry about the welding just yet.......
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So now running gear is off both sides, ready to start cleaning and respraying and sand blasting all the bits and pieces
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Do not think it will be ready for the International... :(
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by Mark1Stu » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:28 pm

Blimey Colin and Diane. You're not holding back.

I'm sure it will look (and drive) fantastic when it's finished.

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