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Re: LE 30 Project Thread [Re: Edinburgh] #1514260
03/11/2014 13:24
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Begbie is too good at getting my references, or my clues are rubbish so i`m hiding them better I hope with a wink(s) at the end of a post containing ref/refs.


Yes Begbie seems to be on track most of the time tongue

Oooh, saucer of milk for you wink


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Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514333
04/11/2014 02:33
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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514729
07/11/2014 14:48
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Why didn't you rotate compressor housing on turbocharger to avoid that 180 degree pipe? Is some hose of coolant in the way or something else? smile

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Keep up the good work mate! laugh

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514730
07/11/2014 15:23
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Good idea to rotate housing but until I decide which cooler i`m using the pipework is just a rough guess made of bits I have lying around.

Also I don`t know how to rotate housing yet, is it a simple matter of removing the water pipe to rad., undoing 6 bolts, rotate housing and replacing bolts/pipe?

Thank-you for the ideas and support. smile

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514740
07/11/2014 18:16
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Yeah, it's dead easy, in theory. Don't touch any of the oil or water pipes, undo the bolts on the comp housing, then rotate the housing. The only thing is that you'll need to relocate the waste gate actuator.

I say it's easy in theory because the little buggers can be stuck and a spanner isn't quite man enough.

Keep up the good work thumb

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514743
07/11/2014 19:41
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I will be replacing the oil feed and return, hoping to get a carbon heat shield for the return pipe at the weekend - if I can afford it.

Water pipe to rad. might get customized, i`ve got into the wiggins fittings in a big way. They aren`t cheap but you only live once. I need to be able to weld aluminium and I need a lathe, then I can make real progress.

Weather is rubbish but i`m going out to look into this now, might manage a project update later tonight.

Thank-you for the info. cool

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514752
07/11/2014 21:28
07/11/2014 21:28

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I didn`t finish but managed to whip the housing off.
Thank-you to you both, what an easy mod. which I wouldn`t have otherwise attempted.
love idea

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1514813
08/11/2014 20:00
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Hello starkness bye u-bend....

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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1515017
10/11/2014 22:12
10/11/2014 22:12

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My uncle died at 7.30 this evening.

Having a break from frivolity as a mark of respect, back soon.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1516493
24/11/2014 17:28
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I have to travel tomorrow to the funeral on Wednesday.

Hoping to get back to work on the car this weekend.

Last edited by KBT; 24/11/2014 20:45. Reason: It just sounds wrong.
Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1518410
13/12/2014 04:53
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Wouldn't paint thinners be better to remove the overspray?

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1518428
13/12/2014 11:56
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Thinners would work but care would be needed to prevent the plastic from softening. There is a tough primer under the red also.

I can just pour on Nitromethane, leave for 5 minutes and then remove completely with scotch type washing up cloth.

In fact I started already using the nitro as it damages my p.p.e. less than brake fluid would and cleanup is also easier.

Will update project with results later.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1518633
15/12/2014 18:40
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Sorry I have also placed this in the "project thread", but I use oven cleaner for these jobs.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1518747
16/12/2014 19:46
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I`m proud to say that i`ve never cleaned the oven so no oven cleaner in stock, but handy to know of products that work.

I have seen projects where the owner just resorted to black paint on an area like this as they didn`t know how to get rid of the overspray so....

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1520750
08/01/2015 12:50
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Re rear under arch rust, comparing my coupe with my marea, it seems that the coupe rusted at the seam where the bottom edge of the arch liner finishes.
Looking at the marea a which has no rust at all in the same seam, and it doesn't have an arch liner at all.
I'm surmising that the lower edge of the arch liner, being so close to the seem, collects mud and road cr@p and holds it against the not so well protected seam which then leads to rust. If it had just gone another couple of inches further down it would have protected the whole area.

An awful lot of the seam sealant has not covered the joints properly, like there was some jig alignment issue at the factory.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1520776
08/01/2015 16:30
08/01/2015 16:30

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Good info. Steve, your analysis of the problem may be more accurate than mine as in all honesty I am currently unable to fully inspect the area and my thoughts are only based on what I have seen of the spread of corrosion at the four mounting holes.

Don`t read on if you are of a sensitive nature folks.

I haven`t done any further dismantling as it isn`t safe for me to work on the car at present - I am wearing an eye patch over my left eye as I can`t close it, it is oozing pus and I have tried to claw it out in my sleep. I hope it will improve but only time will tell.

I am limited to refinishing parts already removed and even that is a challenge as I can`t judge distance. I know someone who lost an eye a long time ago and I gather you get used to it.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1520781
08/01/2015 17:16
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Bloody hell. I had conjunctivitis once that was close to your description. It was awful, and my left eye has never fully recovered. Sometimes I have to hold the lid off the eyeball as it feels like there's a razor blade stuck in there.
Usually it happens if I've woken up too early and not adjusted to the light.
Hope you recover from it soon.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1520807
08/01/2015 19:59
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Thanks Steve.
The infection is in the tear duct and is very uncomfortable, but the patch is driving me bonkers. A positive side effect is my right eye grows stronger. I realize my troubles remain minor compared to some but I find it very hard to slow down - currently giving some brackets an acid bath in my living room.
Can`t understand why i`m single....
All the best.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1520888
09/01/2015 13:20
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Originally Posted By: KBT
...acid bath in my living room...
Reminds me of when I lived in a shared rented house. I was charging the battery from my Fiat 850 in the lounge, and knocked it over, spilling acid on the purple (!) carpet. My bio-chemist house mate shoved some bicarbonate of soda on it and we ended up with lots of white spots on the carpet. I tried to cover them up by snipping off tufts of carpet and gluing them over the spots, but needless to say, we weren't able to pull the wool (or even the carpet) over the agent's eyes and had to pay something for the damage.

So be careful with that acid bath, don't get in it for example...


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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1520894
09/01/2015 13:34
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Re rental carpets: an ex-girlfriend taught me that a 303 cartridge case makes an excellent cutter, when used under, say, the wardrobe, to make inserts for cigarette burns...


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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: DaveG] #1520904
09/01/2015 14:01
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Originally Posted By: DaveG
Originally Posted By: KBT
...acid bath in my living room...
Reminds me of when I lived in a shared rented house. I was charging the battery from my Fiat 850 in the lounge, and knocked it over, spilling acid on the purple (!) carpet. My bio-chemist house mate shoved some bicarbonate of soda on it and we ended up with lots of white spots on the carpet. I tried to cover them up by snipping off tufts of carpet and gluing them over the spots, but needless to say, we weren't able to pull the wool (or even the carpet) over the agent's eyes and had to pay something for the damage.

So be careful with that acid bath, don't get in it for example...


Your house mate wasn't Walter White was he smile

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526170
18/02/2015 07:36
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Some nice cleaning going on there, KBT - my washer bottle is (a) still dirty and (b) stops the water sloshing out with a milk carton lid... so if you find a replacement lid that fits, please let me know!


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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526230
18/02/2015 16:00
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Apart from the fact that it is blue...Alfa 145.
Whip the brake/clutch fluid res. out at the same time as they don`t seem to yellow.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526242
18/02/2015 17:13
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Oh Bingo!

According to Eper, part number 7798958

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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526259
18/02/2015 19:18
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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526265
18/02/2015 19:56
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I've got a thing like that to put washing liquid in the washing machine...


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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526266
18/02/2015 20:03
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Keeps the newts and pollywoggles out when filling up from a stream.

I separated them as the filler isn`t needed on the Coupe and it bites the tank a bit too, so I wouldn`t fit to a brittle tank should you have one.

I used a 4mm ally rod with a sponge grafted to it to clean the tank.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526563
20/02/2015 20:51
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Also from 145. I think it will fit the 16v engine.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526583
20/02/2015 22:32
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It would need a further bush, I think - the 16v engine has two rubber bushes at right angles, separated by a short bar.

Top back right in the picture: click to enlarge


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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1526634
21/02/2015 11:34
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I see. I only have the Lancia 16vt for comparison, which has the engine side bush fitted to a housing bolted to the engine.

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