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Old 05-04-2020, 11:00 PM   #561
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Surely it will only need one earth strap, as the engine and gearbox are a unit construction?
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Surely it will only need one earth strap, as the engine and gearbox are a unit construction?
That's what I thought but I'm sure I have seen something about both requiring one - will double check!
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Fitted the pipes to the metal Y pipe for the heater channels. Then fitted the concertina pipes so near enough all ready









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03.05.2020

In-between other jobs decided to put the steering stuff back in - lost one of the pics (deleted by accident) where a couple of connections soldered on the indicator stalk thingy snapped so had to weld them on.

So - column in place ready for the steering wheel to be mounted.



While in the gagare sorting a few bits and bobs out, the cat sneaked into the van and quickly dozed off……



Steering wheel now on - although I have a circlip leftover so need to work out where its from - about the width of the shaft at the top…..



Bought a few bits last week such as the earth strap for the gearbox which I will try to fit next week then start the task of putting the flywheel back on the engine followed by the clutch.
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Continue with the engine build - bought new points etc so fitted them and installed the coil:



Installed the plug leads also using the old plugs, but due to get new plugs tomorrow so will get them fitted:



Fitted the engine support bar too:





Cleaned up the flywheel so ready to add this and the new clutch to the engine this week.
Got the old battery on charge so will look to install that also.
Started to get worried now, if after all this hard work, nothing works (I feel the wiring will need to be replaced……..) as I have made a mistake with the engine rebuild!!!
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Good and not so good today

Good - serviced the wife's car this morning so should be good for another 8K miles or so.
Finished the decorating also, so the hall, stairs and landing finished - phew.
Put 1 litre of engine oil in and so far no leaks (I know when the engine is running things will be different due to oil pressure!!)

Not so good - swapped the old spark plugs with new and may have cross threaded 2 of the holes (1 in each cylinder bank).
Plus, couldn't find the gearbox earth strap I bought last week - put it down somewhere and now gone !!
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