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Old 17th September 2019, 05:07   #10891
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Doing the timing belts on my ZT190 today.
Good progress made with everything apart and ready to put the new bits in tomorrow.
One nice surprise is what fell out when the wheelarch liner was removed.
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Old 17th September 2019, 07:29   #10892
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Since the new shocks went on all the front end knocks have gone..so undertray back on and going in for mot Wednesday, as it runs out while we Will be in The Netherlands, will see if the new lower arms are needed? Along with what ever else is found
Wish the old bus luck..
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Old 17th September 2019, 17:27   #10893
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Doing the timing belts on my ZT190 today.
Good progress made with everything apart and ready to put the new bits in tomorrow.
One nice surprise is what fell out when the wheelarch liner was removed.
I guess that somebody got a bit over enthusiastic with the rodding! I didn't do anything on my 75 today apart from move it so that I could tidy the garage shelves. Three hours work and "she" can't see any difference! I can though, which was the object of the exercise. It seems that I have two of most things and even more of others! I've banned myself from shopping for a while!
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Old 17th September 2019, 18:45   #10894
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Emptied all the water in the coolant bottle and replaced it with new coolant. Also had the system bled.
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Old 17th September 2019, 20:14   #10895
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Fourth and final coat of chassis black on the new lower rear arms.
Tomorrow's little job will be taking the paint off the upper arms in preparation for fixing/supplementing the crappy spot welding...
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Old 17th September 2019, 22:56   #10896
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Started to restore the leather on a couple of wooden steering wheels, bought from a friendly member here.

Takes more patience than I generally have! Hopefully, will be done for installation on Saturday by Astraeus in Tayport. Then my changeover to wooden walnut from Black Oak will almost be complete!
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Old 18th September 2019, 00:20   #10897
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I guess that somebody got a bit over enthusiastic with the rodding!
Believe it or not there was a tampon in there as well (New in the wrapper)
I wonder what the story was behind that?
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Old 18th September 2019, 12:20   #10898
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Seems a bit big for an applicator...but who knows what those Belgian girls are like!
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Old 18th September 2019, 12:39   #10899
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So sunday is the meet in Boxtel, and obviously I'd like my car to be properly dressed for the occasion (even though it is washed weekly). It'll be the first "show" my car goes to, as I usually get sponsored showcars when I'm on shows with a stand.

Nothing has seriously broken down for a long time, and everything has been working flawlessly for a while.... so something had to break down, just days before a show . The angel eyes decided to go to heaven (get it.... angels... heaven?... ?).
So a new set has been ordered which should arrive on thursday. Hoping I can fit them just before the meeting in Boxtel. Very, very little spare time at the moment.
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Old 20th September 2019, 05:30   #10900
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Did you ever have one of those frustrating days?
Today, working on my ZT things went well, I removed the cam covers and resealed the gaskets, installed a new set of metal engine coolant pipes and continued putting the engine back together to finish the cambelt change.
Things stopped going well when, after installing the R/H engine mount assembly I looked at the remaining parts and saw the dip stick...which should have gone in before reinstalling the auxiliary belt idler and the engine mount.
Turns out you can actually fit the dip stick tube with the aux belt in place but just try getting the securing bolt in place!
Off came the engine mount assembly and the pulley, dipstick bolt in, reassembled the engine mount then....dropped the NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD-NAUGHTY WORD- hydromount nut!
I heard it go clink, clink, thud but didn't see where it went. It isn't on the floor, and an exhaustive search of any visible places it could have gone has proven fruitless. If it's sitting on a suspension bit, or somewhere out of the way that's not a big deal, but if it is lodged amongst the belt or pulleys that's not good.
Right now I am having some rum and coke therapy and tomorrow I will have another look for the nut with fresh eyes. If I don't find it the engine mount has to come off again to make sure it won't cause any damage. sigh*
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