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Project front end mechanical - Discussion #1661473
28/10/2022 16:08
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Fire your comments here smile


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662191
30/11/2022 16:43
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Take it you do welding for a living Frazer? Looks nice solid work and I like that muckle tackle-anything vice on the corner smile

Those eiffels are in excellent condition for their age!


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662194
30/11/2022 20:43
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Sound idea, I have gone over to putting all my larger workshop items on wheels, makes a real practical difference that one does not appreciate until done.


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662200
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I only learnt gas welding years ago. I much prefer it but it’s not very practical for diy use.
I switched to arc as the units are cheap and will weld heavy stuff. Never tried mig.
Most learning was YouTube and trial and error. I’m not good still but getting the hang of it now.


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662201
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Yes, the Eiffel’s are in fantastic shape. Very pleased not to have to replace these.
It is down to no salt on the roads for most of the cars life and being garaged.


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662202
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I highly recommend putting benches on wheels. Makes life much easier. I put two locking wheels on the front and it’s enough even when beating metal in the vice. No movement at all.


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Re: Project front end mechanical [Re: french_coupe] #1662453
18/12/2022 13:41
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Looks really good Frazer. I did some of those bits on mine but I didn't take engine/gearbox out, so won't be as comprehensive as yours.

Looking forward to seeing the finished article.


Last edited by Edinburgh; 18/12/2022 14:37. Reason: moved this over to Discussion Toby:)
Re: Project front end mechanical [Re: french_coupe] #1662457
18/12/2022 19:55
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Looks great


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Re: Project front end mechanical [Re: Edinburgh] #1662461
19/12/2022 06:31
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It’s one of those jobs trying to decide where to stop. I ended up thinking to paint what I could get to without taking more stuff off and live with it. It’s not a full restoration after all.
I will do the same on the other side once I do the cambelt. It’s worse so needs doing but access will be more limited to.


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662669
31/12/2022 14:28
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The freshly-painted engine bay looks great and apart from protection it just makes it so much easier to spot any discolouration or leaks.

Can't believe what good nick the eiffel towers are in cool


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662672
31/12/2022 15:23
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It’s way more work than I intended to do but I am glad I did.

I thought the eiffel’s would have been worse too. Just surface rust. Now treated and painted so should last many more years.


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662674
31/12/2022 15:35
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I watch a lot of restoration videos (my mechanics, Hand Tool Rescue, AT restoration, LADB etc) and the electrolysis tank crops up frequently - the resulting gunge always reminds me of the homebrew kits I used to attack in my mis-spent 20's laugh


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Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1663285
31/01/2023 18:00
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Only just seen this Frazer.
Good work going on there mate.
I hope life is treating you both well out there.



Re: Project front end mechanical - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1663334
02/02/2023 14:01
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Hi Joe,
All very good here thanks. Time has flown by. Been here over 2 years now.
How are you two doing in France? Hope everything is going well and that you are still getting on the track as much as you can.
Frazer


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