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#21 MaygZ

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

Well something's happening.  There has been a lot going on in the last couple of months.  Not much of it on the Zed.  For those that don't know, I've changed jobs, moved from near Kilmore to Bairnsdale.  The new house has a small shed, as yet with no power  :'( but as you can see from the first photo it's possibly a good move.

The second photo shows my Lab, Jake, who has just had a shoulder reco @ $1600 and the next photo shows my Kelpie, Teddy, who had a fight with a Hilux.  He's currently in ICU at Werribee @ $800/day.  He'll cost about $5-6000 to get back now.  This has cut into the budget more than a little.

The next photo shows a man wedged tight into Martin Brundell's F1 car.  Took nearly 10 minutes to get him out even though he wanted to get out.  No they wouldn't let me start it  8)

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:34 PM

two words..... nice shed ;) try to keep it on topic simon!!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:43 PM

But I have managed to squeeze in a little work on the Zed between work and trips back to the farm.

As you can see the shed has shrunk  :'(

The engine and auto are out of the parts car.  I forgot how much oil comes out the back of on of these boxes, so a bit of clean up to do.  The block is a 54 and the head is a P90.  No idea of the engine internals as yet.  It will be interesting to see.

The box is an auto, so who cares about it.  I'll give it a clean up and then it can be an artificial reef!

Everything looks good so far.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:45 PM

Can someone tell me if these are the standard front calipers?

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:32 PM

they look the same as the ones on mine, so standard!!

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

The second photo shows my Lab, Jake, who has just had a shoulder reco @ $1600 and the next photo shows my Kelpie, Teddy, who had a fight with a Hilux.  He's currently in ICU at Werribee @ $800/day.  He'll cost about $5-6000 to get back now.  This has cut into the budget more than a little.


Geeeeeeeeeeez

I appreciate you are an animal lover Simon BUT !

That could have gone towards a lot of work and bling on the Zed.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:05 PM

Know how you feel Simon. I only have 1/4 acre and needs attention that I could be giving the Z. ;D

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:58 PM

Good to see some movement at the station Simon!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:05 PM

Never seen the bank balance rise so quickly since all the pets have passed away. My brother in law's brother is a vet and he only gets around in a Merc SUV when he is not in his plane. So much for being prime minister. Be a vet instead. Look at Tony Quinn and he feeds the animals and drives some of the coolest cars around along with his son. No good making pet food these days as Tony has that all sown up.  8)

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:13 PM

Well the engine is all but striped now.  Was happy to find flat top pistons.  There is still some cross hatching in the bores, so all Good on that front.  No lip on the top of the cylinders, so the pistons slipped out nicely.  It appears the motor has been rebuilt at some stage as the end caps had been number stamped.

I need advice in two areas:

all the big ends are 24mm wide except the centre one which is 30mm.  Is this normal??  What it means at the moment is that I can't get it out as there is no room to tilt it.  Any ideas please?

The other is much smaller; does anyone now of a good cleaning product that will clean the baked on oil gases off the inside of the rocker cover, top of the head, conrods, etc?

Those that know me know I like things shiny.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:16 PM

mate give me a call will help you out with the build have lots of spare parts for a stock L28  ;D

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:49 PM

Those that know me know I like things shiny.


Thank Christ I took my time on those Weber's !

I think 10 of us should get together and come down and do a 10 hour stint / 100 man hour day and help do some work on your old girl, was a hoot on Sunday working with you on that fuel pump catastrophe.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:22 PM

+1 I'm up for it!
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:56 PM

Without a word of a lie, it would be great to see you guys and even better to see you do some bodywork on the old girl (Zed that is).  A weekend after easter??

It was good to catch up.  Dimitris beast has given me some inspiration. ::)

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 10:05 PM

OK, so I'm willing to assist in coordinating this! I think I'll start a new thread and put up a proposed date and list of skills, tools and materials needed.  We need to look at accommodation etc to see if we can make this work.
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:25 AM

I can't make it the weekend after Easter :(

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:25 AM

Guys

I definitely meant what I posted and its great to see the response, and cheers REV for taking the lead on coordinating it, I think Lurch would be the best one to advise what is immediately doable in the allotted time, I'm on body detail for the day so maybe its a case of breaking the works down into area's ?

This is great to see and maybe a regular initiative which I'm more than happy to contribute to.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:05 AM

I can't make it the weekend after Easter :(


Lurch, not The weekend after easter but a weekend after easter.  I'd never be available on the last weekend before school goes back. 

To be honest I'm quite taken a back by this amazingly generous offer.  Thanks guys for even thinking of it.

I got some good advice last night from PeterMc so after my sleep today, I'll get the crank out and then should be able to give the block a golly good wash.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:32 AM

I'd be happy to join in when I'm needed...put me down!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:51 AM

ohhhh this is so tempting

whereis: tells me it 807 km and 8 hr 10 min ( i know i can do it in 7hrs 30 mins


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