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Re: Katie
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2016, 10:08:30 pm »
Picked up with my dad a set of new (to me) steel wheels. They've got a decent set of rubber on them, should hopefully last 1-2 years. Plan is to re-paint them the correct limestone color as they're currently defender white. Then when the rubber wears down on the current set I'll swap them over.



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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2016, 12:13:54 am »
Been a while but good to get back to work on the S3. Been a good day, I removed and inspected the transmission brake. The expander feels like it needs a good clean and a bit of grease.



Also the brake shoes look they've got plenty of material left so they'll be going straight back on after a quick cleean:



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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2016, 08:40:10 am »
Expander unit cleaned and rebuilt. I'm not surprised the transmission brake got stuck on with the amount of crud that came out! Hopefully they'll be no issues when I refit it.



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Re: Katie
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2016, 02:26:33 pm »
Took me ages trying to reassemble my transmission brake. Very fiddly trying to get those springs together.
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Re: Katie
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2016, 02:59:43 pm »
Yer, it was a real pain! I spent about two hours trying to stretch the springs at all sorts of angles. I gave up in the end and pulled the output flange about 1-2 inches to get better clearance past the expander and the shoes simply dropped into place!  Celbrt Lost a bit of oil but no biggy. Need to re-torque the bolt when I go back later.
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2016, 11:49:03 am »
Been quite a productive weekend, picked up the engine Friday evening. Then removed the right hand wing and front panel. Disconnected the engine so it's now ready to be swapped over.

First made a trolley to cart the engine around when it arrived:



Transporting the engine back home:



So it begins...,



RH wing removed:



Front panel removed and engine ready to lift out:

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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2016, 10:51:26 pm »
New (to me) engine all cleaned up:





Alternator bracket transferred across to new engine:



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Re: Katie
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2016, 09:28:11 am »
Well done.

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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2016, 11:08:45 pm »
Thanks  Celbrt
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2016, 11:39:19 pm »
Bit of a big update. Been very busy over the last few days putting the new engine in, welding the new repair section onto the chassis. and putting the car back together. Took her for a short test drive around the front field, all is looking very well. Lokking forawrd to getting out to a local show this weekend.

Old engine on it's way out:





Preyy sure I've lost something, just can't quite work out what...,



New engine fitted:



New repair panel:



Welded up and a layer of dinitrol to protect it:



RH wing back on and wiring nearly connected back:

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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2016, 11:19:47 pm »
Just a few pics from last weekends show (Earls Barton festival of transport). Makes all the hard work with the engine change worth while. On to the next jobs  Chhrs



5* accomadation ;)





Had a few nice fires to keep us warm on the Saturday evening:

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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2016, 11:58:16 pm »
No pics of the S3 today. But a friend dropped off my new Sankey trailer :D The long term plan is to convert it into a camping trailer with a roof tent, water container, gas, leasure batteries etc that is unless my dad pinches it first...,  whstle

It needs quite a lot of work but I'm not in any hurry for it to be finished. :)

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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2016, 10:11:06 pm »
Went for a quick spot of green laning tonight, fortunately just before a massive hail storm.

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Re: Katie
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2016, 12:17:51 pm »
Helping move the girlfriends stuff to her new place:



Then moving myself out, there was just a few more things than I thought there was...,



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Re: Katie
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2016, 12:33:00 pm »
It will be so much easier when she has a 101 of her own.   wdesmle
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