The Current State - A Lotta Hope

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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by Alan 480 » Tue May 08, 2018 5:27 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 pm
I can now see everything up to 13th Aug 17 and 1st April on. Nothing in between
ditto

PS oil leaks are good, saves rust developing :wink:
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Tue May 08, 2018 6:20 pm

Thanks.

Hopefully all the pictures on this thread are now visible. Will do my other posts over the next few days.
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue May 08, 2018 7:56 pm

All there now.
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Thu May 10, 2018 7:05 pm

Sub-frame, front suspension and steering rack are now out.

Engine mount must be an Auto design.

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As can be seen cracked at the top, don’t think that's anything to worry about.

Sides have some minor cracking but looks generally ok and there is a gap underneath the metal and lower bit of rubber which I take it is in case the sides break and it stops it resting on the metal while you drive to the stealer and have the mount replaced.

Now the mount is made of unobtainium was thinking of reinforcing it by filling said gap with polyurethane as seen on the never wrong internet.

What does everyone think?
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 am

From what I've learnt recently, this design lasts forever. It is the later oil filed one that fails. You can likely leave it and it will be fine in your car.
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by Alan 480 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:49 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 am
From what I've learnt recently, this design lasts forever. It is the later oil filed one that fails. You can likely leave it and it will be fine in your car.
tend to agree. . . .
whilst not 'pretty' might worth doing when box is out? only you can confirm. and a wedge of some PU can't do any harm
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:30 pm

I may have gone a little further than originally planned. :nuts:

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Not a nut, bolt, clip or grommet left in the engine bay. :roll:

Goes to show what time and no money for the car does for you (after my list of daily chores is complete of course ;) ).

Well it’s now ready for some surface rust treatment in a few places and then painting (the engine bay that is, not the car).

I’ll be glad I went this far in the end, I hope. :wall:
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:59 am

Just a quick update.

A new job and a holiday have kept progress down.

Engine bay rust treated and painted and subframe wire wheeled and partly sand blasted but at least I’ve been able to get more parts and tools for when I do get more time.
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 pm

Glad to hear its progressing nicely. Keep up the good work and maybe we'll see it at a meet next year.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:05 am

Thought it was about time for another update. Sadly little has progressed due to new job giving me very little time in more ways than one.

Engine bay looks good and now has stone chip protection in the area most vulnerable.

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I have also decided to take renovation one step further and been experimenting with home rust removal and plating on parts that can’t be easily/cheaply replaced with new.

Before

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After

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Some have come up really well others not so but still ok. If the rust has eaten into the surface and made it uneven it is never going to be perfect.

I also now have a pile of new parts waiting to be fitted when it all goes back together.
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by eye of ra » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:06 am

The only other progression is the cylinder head is off and dismantled and valves have been cleaned.

Before

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Arrow is what I hope was causing a sticking valve, it was certainly a b***h to remove.

After

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The valve clearances are all within spec although one is right on the limit but can’t find supplier of shims to replace anyway.

Picture only show 4 but all 8 have been done.
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Re: The Current State - A Lotta Hope

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:47 am

How's the refurb. going? Will be epic when done with all the detailed work gone in so far. See you on the 26th!?‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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