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I'm sticking with the black, might go back at some point to redo the silver lines but that will be at a later date.

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Small update time Guys & Girls, picked the engine up from the engineers yesterday, after sending off for a honing it ended up needing a re-bore, so it was .3 now it's up to .5 and has some new pistons as well to go with, so much for a quick strip, clean and re build lol, now just got to pop some new core plugs, paint it and put it all back together :)

 

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Cheers For Following :thumbup:

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Time for another update, the Engine rebuild is moving along steadily in between the rest of life, here is the current state of play, all painted, Head and bottom end together pretty much, just got to join them now and sort out getting it in the car, hope you like the pic's.

 

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My Buddy Carl masking up the head

 

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Cheers For Following :thumbup:

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Howdy all, time for an Update on this as well, Engine is almost there, sump on, head is now on block, Cam belt on and valves adjusted, i even shelled out on a new water pump lol had to file one of the bolt holes a little as good old pattern part fits so well, here are the current progress pics, hope you like.

 

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Hopefully finally get round to fitting it in a few weeks, cheers for following,

 

Mike

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......its the new core plugs that do it for me

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Nice one mate. Those are the door cards I sold you last year aren't they? Nice job on the bumper, cant believe how well that has come up.

 

Engine looks a treat.

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......its the new core plugs that do it for me

 

 

They are sexy lol

 

Nice one mate. Those are the door cards I sold you last year aren't they? Nice job on the bumper, cant believe how well that has come up.

 

Engine looks a treat.

 

 

Cheers Dude, yes they are the very ones, come up well, very happy with how the inside's coming together now, Thanks, i'm well chuffed with how it came up, good old elbow grease lol.

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Hi all

 

Well it's in, Grace is now running her new heart and damn i'm chuffed to bits, we stripped the ancillaries last night and pulled the old and fitted the new this morning, no real issues as well, went pretty smoothly, got the timing 180 degrees out but once we sorted that first tun of the key and damn she runs well, still needs a little tune up but hey i still class this a s a big win, Massive thank you to my Bud 's Carl, Moggey, Jono & Trigger who with out wouldn't have happend, Here's some pics and if i'm lucky a little vid of her in action.

 

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We even found time to celebrate Jono AKA Cortinaboy's birthday with a home made cake

 

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The Video

 

Cheers For following

 

Mike

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I'm sticking with the black, might go back at some point .

 

Once you go black , you never go back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think thats about car painting :headscratch:

 

 

 

 

 

isnt it?

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top job there chaps, looked a good laff too. happy bday cortina boy :thumbup:

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I went along to help, well i say help, more like point and ask stupid questions! Proper old school mechanics though, engine out and new one fitted and up and running in a morning on the driveway, class!.

 

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Here's a video here of it's first road test, it's sounds better in real life.

 

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Nice one Mike you have been a busy bee.

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