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Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! #1295139
06/12/2011 23:00
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As required by da management!!!

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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295153
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Superb!!! Really impressed with your work. Are the parts your using re'furbed by yourself, a company re'furb or brand new?? They look quality.
Im going for a similar look with my restoration.

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295166
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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295167
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Seriously though... WOW laugh

Great work thumb


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295169
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Thought you'd been unusually quiet, now I see why laugh

Your Da would be proud of you, immaculate work thumb

New horns, or just copper top refurb?


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295178
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Nice work Duffy. I know Duncan would be very happy to know his old pride and joy has found even better hands!!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295181
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Fantastic work mate. This will be mint when done. Funnily enough, my new plus is going through something very similar at the moment that I'll post details on later this month.

Rust does seem to adversely affect these later Plus's!

Really nice job though thumb

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295182
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Sugar, I just posted in the wrong thread then - see the other one! Can my comment be moved here mods?

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295192
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Great stuff. Looks superb, and you must have worked bloody hard on this labour of love love

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295199
07/12/2011 09:14
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Originally Posted By: patch234
Sugar, I just posted in the wrong thread then - see the other one! Can my comment be moved here mods?

Yes, consider yourself told off. Along with Mario, Hovedan, Edinburgh and Tim42 nono


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295201
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Thanks for the comments!

Everything has been refurbed by myself, down to replating everything metal, with the exception of the powder coating and vapour blasting.

The horns were an ebay bargain!

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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295239
07/12/2011 11:26
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With cadmium plating you refresh all engine metal parts, or?


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295347
07/12/2011 18:54
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Anything metal, if it's sound, gets stripped by electrolysis, zinc plated in a tank and is then anodised in a 2 step process, anything shiny in the photo's (with the exception of the oil pipes and horns) was done this way. It's time consuming but gives good results.

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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295351
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and how much per part is charged for this Duffy? Also, where on earth do you get this carried out? At your local powder-coaters?

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: Begbie] #1295352
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Sugar, I just posted in the wrong thread then - see the other one! Can my comment be moved here mods?

Yes, consider yourself told off. Along with Mario, Hovedan, Edinburgh and Tim42 nono


Well, if mods insisted that the second post on a 'project' thread included a link to a discussion thread ....... maybe no-one would get told off? tongue

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295381
07/12/2011 20:55
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Nice work there Duffy.



Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295396
07/12/2011 21:28
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Originally Posted By: patch234
and how much per part is charged for this Duffy? Also, where on earth do you get this carried out? At your local powder-coaters?


No it's a DIY process, the kit costs about £110

Google gateros plating!

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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295585
08/12/2011 12:47
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Gateros plating - now that was an education smile

Workshop definitely required for this game, but what results for the fastidious and/or someone who apparently doesn't eat or sleep laugh

Does the zinc eventually "wear out"?


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1295610
08/12/2011 14:15
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Good to see that you're looking after my next car so well Duffy!
Seriously though, It looks like you're doing a seriously impressive job & I'd guess you're intending to keep it for a while yet.
Oh, where did you manage to get hold of the new Oil cooler pipes please?
Cheers,


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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: Edinburgh] #1295680
08/12/2011 17:56
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Originally Posted By: Edinburgh
Gateros plating - now that was an education smile

Workshop definitely required for this game, but what results for the fastidious and/or someone who apparently doesn't eat or sleep laugh

Does the zinc eventually "wear out"?


Yes it's a sacrificial process and you need to buy new anodes (Which I've just had to do) it's well worth it though

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: NoGatsos] #1295681
08/12/2011 18:01
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Originally Posted By: NoGatsos
Good to see that you're looking after my next car so well Duffy!
Seriously though, It looks like you're doing a seriously impressive job & I'd guess you're intending to keep it for a while yet.
Oh, where did you manage to get hold of the new Oil cooler pipes please?
Cheers,


Thanks for the comments, the last car I did to this standard (A Mark V Cortina 2.0 Ghia 'S') which I spent years on and fitted a 2.0 Zetec, Granada gearbox, Cosworth ABS, engine management, bare shelled and retrimmed etc etc, I sold immediately after finishing (It had been the cover/centrefold/feature car in Classic Ford magazine)so everything has a price!

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The pipes were an ebay purchase. Bought for £100, sold the old ones for £75, cheap upgrade! The cooler is the original one which has been vapour blasted (Which is a gentle enough process that the plastic Fiat part's number sticker survived).

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Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1296802
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Looking very good Duffy, nice to see a few coupes now getting this attention as they now genuinely approach classic status!
Doing the same to mine (when remember to take camera with me will add some pics to my steel grey thread honest!)

They may rust a bit but still not too bad compared to other older classics.

I also have a mk2 RS2000 which was a full total strip and rebuilt, and a mk2 XR2 which was similar resto to my coupe not total strip but still quite comprehensive, its quite enjoyable to see the cars transform from used to as new!

The plating kit looks good (i used some purchased plated parts on the RS and all new plated bolts) the coupe parts arnt as available so will paint mine but do like the factory as new look it gives, top work!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1297512
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Good work Duffy,
You have the same motto with your project as i have with mine.

If the jobs worth doing it's worth doing right,

it's the little things that take the time but they make the end result WELL DONE.

I'll will be updating my thread soon on the back end refurb.

Johnny

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1297521
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Leckypete,
I envy you having a Mk2 Rs2000; I had one as a company car for a year and it was enormous fun. I just wish that I could have bought it off the company and stuck it away in my garage for a year or twenty.

Back to the topic, I have just had my Moon 20VT6 resprayed and am now in OCD mode regarding the small bits and pieces in the engine bay that annoy me. Marco is sending me a pair of sand-blasted horns, and I need to sort the rusty patches on the slam panel. I am sitting in my bedroom listening to 5Live sorting out the fuel cap (wet 'n' dry and Autosol) - very sad, but Katie Perry had other plans this evening frown

Duffy, keep up the good work and might compare Moons at a meet sometime thumb ; just a great colour!!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1297536
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Thanks for the comments folks, they make it worthwhile!

Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1297605
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Looks love Would love to do that to mine laugh


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Duffy's Moon Grey 20VT Plus 'refresh' discussion! [Re: ] #1297692
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Thanks!

I'm lucky in that it's a toy and not a daily runner, ergo I can be as self indulgent, time wise, as I want to be.

No pressure for it to be back together for the Monday commute!

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I'm so glad I bought my car off you lol! car is immaculate EVERYWHERE!!!

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Thanks jonny, attention to detail is my thing!

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My god that's good work Duffy!

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