Wasa's snail like build diary.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby bgkast » 19 May 2015, 10:42

That looks awful nice for an engine donor. :P

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 23 May 2015, 03:46

bgkast wrote:That looks awful nice for an engine donor. :P


It does but the rot has set in, it has a foot long crack in the windshield and four bald tyres along with the engine needing a refresh. So in reality its an economic write off.

the worst corner
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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 23 May 2015, 03:50

Now where cooking :D

Refurb of the donor parts has started. An electrolysis bath first.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby Midlana1 » 23 May 2015, 08:27

Are those the brake slave cylinders? If so, it seems like chemically messing with the bores is going to cause leaks.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 23 May 2015, 10:29

slave cylinders or callipers will be fine as long as the pistons are pulled out afterwards and blown through the with an air line. The electrolyte will not hurt the bores unless it's left in there.

They will either get rebuilt with a service kit or used as exchange items. Either way they are just for mock up at the time being. I don't want to get filthy every time I handle them. I found with my last project that all the seals where ten years old by the time it went on the road.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 23 May 2015, 11:51

These are next.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 24 May 2015, 11:05

Yuk 36 hours latter.

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First out of the bath. A quick scrub and rinse and a light coat of paint to prevent the rust returning whilst in storage.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby ChrisS » 24 May 2015, 11:20

They came up nicely.


....you building two then? :)

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 25 May 2015, 11:35

ChrisS wrote:They came up nicely.


....you building two then? :)



Nope, one set of mk1's and a set of mk2's I only got them to compare to the mk1's


Ive had the mk2's with diff and steering rack and column for sale on locostbuilders for £65 with out a sniff so thought I may as well give them scrub up for ebay.

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Re: Wasa's snail like build diary.

Postby big_wasa » 16 Apr 2016, 11:06

Oh dear it's been 11 months since I last added anything.

In that time I was very unhappy at work to the point it was making me ill.
So I moved jobs.
I've been at my new place just over 6 months and I am much happier. But I have been doing some serious hours. No good for getting anything done, this project or jobs around the house but great for sourcing bits and even treating myself to new mig.

So to the project. I have a prety complete donor package and I wanted the drive train ready to plonk on the table. I've been mocking up my turbo zetec/st170 hybrid. On a test trolley so I can see where all the bits will go and what space I will need and even make some brum brum noises with the built in battery tray and fuel tank.

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