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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #90 on: April 22, 2011, 01:04:05 AM »
I would say it is definitely worth doing Mav. It will get a lot more out than just water! The rust is a kind of insulator, and slows the transfer of heat to the coolant.

Unfortunately I didn't take any before photos, but imagine orange mud all through the inside of the block. An overnight soak and a good flush with water and compressed air, and it looks pretty clean again.


I haven't used vinegar, so can't comment. But any of the rust treatments should do a good job as long as you don't leave it in too long (in case it eats away something it shouldn't like the core plugs).

I'd also replace the water pump, even if the bearings are okay. They always seem to leak after being left dry for a while.


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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #91 on: April 22, 2011, 09:53:12 AM »
Hi MD
you mean like this



I need a new water pump, as the end bit where the hose goes on is pritty rotten.
that may be the reason it was getting a bit hot on very warm days....

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #92 on: April 22, 2011, 09:59:09 AM »
viniger removes the scaling and other crap as it essentially is a very mild acid. people use it to clean scalling out of kettles and a mirad of other reasons.

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #93 on: April 22, 2011, 10:01:24 AM »
I just put a liter of it in

will clean it out tonight

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I used red wine vinigar as I what it to be classy  ;D
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #94 on: April 24, 2011, 10:05:09 PM »
I don't know how these things happen...... but what started out as a quick water pump and radiator swap has turned into a full engine tidy up. :-\ :-[

Stripped the engine bay out and degreased it all yesterday, and fixed the leaking oil filter head.


Today it got masked up and a couple of spray cans of paint.


It's not perfect, but a lot better than it was. Also didn't want to spend too long on it - being school holidays there are a couple of kids waiting for it to be finished.

Because all the bolt on bits will look really crap against the new paint, I have been blasting and painting them to go back on. The distributor came up really well!


Just a quick bead blast and coat of clear lacquer. The clamp plate is a spare I had plated a while ago.

So tomorrow is re-assembly day - before I forget where all the bits go (or the family kills me!).


Cheers, MD.

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #95 on: April 24, 2011, 10:14:57 PM »
I painted mine today too.....Yep all black too.

looks sweet  in black...some silver bits and bling you go......

looking good MD.
what colour for the rocker cover ?
Yellow ?

if you ask me you spend more time on the photos then on the cars  ;D

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2011, 10:50:02 PM »
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what colour for the rocker cover ?

Sorry Mav - plain old black for that too... :( I know it sounds boring, but I'm trying to keep it fairly original. Also keeps the local Mr Plod happy if he ever looks under the bonnet. ;)

But it is a deep glossy black, and will get brightened up with a sticker and chrome bolts. I wouldn't mind some yellow plug leads tho - if I could find some!

I do spend a bit of time on the photos, and would like to take more if it didn't slow things down so much. But I have a pretty good system for taking ones like the distributor, and if you could see how simple it is, you may be suprised!


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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2011, 11:00:42 PM »
Hi MD
 minisport uk has yellow leads for $20.0 bucks engine bay looking good

regards JM


thanks jm

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2011, 11:12:17 PM »
Thanks JM, I will have a look. 8)

Already have a bit of a basket going there... :-[


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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #99 on: April 24, 2011, 11:16:48 PM »
Sorry Mav , but I'm trying to keep it fairly original.
MD.


But by painting the gearbox Black it's not original anymore :P

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2011, 11:26:23 PM »
You can't fool me Mav - the gearbox was definitely black at one time! ;D


I knew someone would ask, so took a photo. :P


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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2011, 05:30:34 AM »
looking good MD - be careful of tidying things up, it gets out of control.

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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2011, 12:16:54 AM »
In between moke rebuilds and the boring paying jobs, this week I had a more interesting and urgent job - helping my Father get his 1942 Ford army jeep ready for the local ANZAC day parade.

While it has been fully restored, it isn't licenced and doesn't get used that much, so had a few minor issues. Main problem was a blocked fuel pipe inside the tank, which was fixed using an old speedo cable in a cordless drill like a drain cleaner.

It also runs on 6 volts, so getting a new battery was near impossible, as well as finding some silicone brake fluid at short notice. The hardest part though was getting a permit to drive in a parade from someone who had no idea what ANZAC day is!

But he made it in the end, and carried the town's oldest veteran to the service.





Cheers, MD.
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2011, 07:04:53 AM »
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The hardest part though was getting a permit to drive in a parade from someone who had no idea what ANZAC day is!

Were you doing it through a call centre?

How is this possible?  You must explain!

Great to see such participation in the Anzac parade.  Good photos md
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Re: In The Kennel - The Dog Blog
« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2011, 10:45:25 PM »
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Were you doing it through a call centre?

How is this possible?  You must explain!

Ha ha - I know you've dealt with this kind of thing before TLP! ;D

The Police were very good and would turn a blind eye, but for insurance reasons suggested a parade licence. The local licencing centre didn't know how to do it, so rang licencing in Perth - who didn't know either, or what ANZAC day was, and actually asked if it would be a regular event! ??? :o In the end it was all too hard, and quicker to get a temporary permit, 48 hrs for $21.

Good news is the local vehicle inspector has said he will licence it - despite being left hand drive, no indicators, no seat belts, no wipers etc, etc.....plus having an axe and a shovel bolted to the side! Just need to get a vintage/veteran concession sorted out.


Cheers, MD.
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Mickey 81 Californian Arnold 82 Californian Baldy 82 Californian Ron 79 Califakian Eskymoke 82 Californian

I always wanted to die in my Moke at 100......... unfortunately it won't do more than 80!