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  1. While I continue to slowly rebuild my heater box - going on several weeks, I got a few other things done today. - Raided the parts car (orange car in pics) or a few things Removed and installed radio antenna circle clip that keeps the roller on the hood release bar end. I pulled out my rear door cards from the attic, Cleaned and painted them with sem products to match the cardinal red e21 Recaros and and e24 rear seats that are awaiting installation. grinded all the rust of my license plate frame and began painting that. ordered new fresh air duct hoses (the ones under the dash and connected to the heater box). Ordered these from a vow shop. Thanks to a quick search of the faq found the hose for 8.95 plus shipping. Love it.. if you need to do the same it’s a .50mm fresh air duct hose - google that and you will find what you need. all that’s left now on the heater box is final assembly. And installation. If if you followed my earlier post about the 10:1 pistons I'm chickening out. Ordered 9.5:1 instead. So those Ross forged 10:1 will be on sale soon in the faq classifieds.
  2. I realized as soon as I posted the picture that my twilight alignment is a bit challenged. That will be a small satisfying correction in the am. Cheers
  3. I’ve just completed over a week of business travel. I couldn’t wait to get back home and pull off the car cover of my freshly painted 1600 so that I might start the rebuilding/reassembly. So while the engine is being rebuilt I decided to just work on a few little satisfying items. -tried to polish and installed rear trim -installed seals for door handles -Assembled installed rear tail lights with new URO lenses and new gaskets. -installed my old 1600 horns -started to clean the headlight housing/ bucket. It will need more work. I know this isn’t much, but it was quite satisfying.
  4. Engine out - next disassemble and clean!
  5. Hi Kevin - sounds like we are going to have similar set ups. My head is machined my metric mechanic, korman intake, 292 cam (was going to go 304 but chickened out) I also have a lightened flywheel and a stalh header finished off with a 123-tune.
  6. Gathering components for engine rebuild. The pistons arrived this week - here are the pics from unboxing including tech data.
  7. So the cannibalization process has begun.
  8. Major milestones achieved. 1. While I’ve only seen it in side a building the paint is fantastic! Derby is grey once more. 2. Head built. Next big big milestone is the bottom half of the engine! Stay tuned. More pics to follow once it’s back home.
  9. Dionk

    Bottoms Up

    Where did you source your exhaust? Thanks
  10. Another package of goodies arrived today for W&N - pics of said goodies attached. Decided to have a professional rebuild my head instead of doing it myself because I tend to break things, over tighten and take twice as long as it should. So Friday afternoon I dropped off the metric mechanic head, Korman intake and associated bits to a local engine builder RAC engines in laurel MD. I’ll be dropping off the new cam for him later this week. So - Slowly coming together. paint update - there is none. its been a few weeks since I dropped the car off for paint and quite honestly- I’m nervous. My my worst fear of is that they close down and I lose my car and deposit - like I said Worst fear. Second to worst is that they take forever to finish. I don’t want to be a pest by calling every week - but I’m going to anyway. Over the the weekend, I got a few seals replaced on the getrag 245 (input shaft, and selector shaft seal). Had and some troubles getting the selector shaft seal in because of a prior guibo/flex disk failure damaged the transmission case. Pics of that in the general discussion area. I still need to change the output shaft seal- but I don’t have the right tool to get the bolt off - think it’s the thin walled deep impact 30mm. That’s it for now - wish me luck
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