Ghibli II winter works

dickygrace

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Astonishing attention to detail, what a car this is going to be when you’re done. Great work and thanks for sharing.
 

sionie1

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This is the sort of thread that makes me want to get a project car. Then I look at the actual descriptions and realise I’ve no idea what 3/4 of the items you talk about actually do or where they go. Mind you with the level of detail in the descriptions I probably could do more than I think.. Hats off to you, I’d be rocking in a corner quietly sobbing by now.
 

spacecadet

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I'd say your removal tool looked like a modified Q-max cutter from the good-old-days of metalwork, but it looks too shallow.
It's the factory tool. But you just need a stud in the place of crankshaft bolt, smaller diameter without threads. Thick flat iron attached to the pulley, plus some nuts and a big bolt pushing against the stud.

Further to your starter motor rebuild- do you still have the rubber-boot that goes over the back of it? Mine had perished when I swapped mine out- I think I used some heat shrink to cover it up...
Yes, still have the rubber boot, fortunately in a good condition.

was there any sign of wear on the old chains? And do the new ones come linked-round-in-a-loop? You don't have to fit a link, to join it up, or anything..?
They had some slack. Don't remember anymore about the exact values, but timing was slightly off. News chains are the same, looped by the factory, no need to fit a link.
 

spacecadet

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This is the sort of thread that makes me want to get a project car.
and this wasn't even a project car... I don't wanna thick about how much work that would have been, although since I now touched pretty much everything probably the same :D too much "while being there let's do this as well"
 

sionie1

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and this wasn't even a project car... I don't wanna thick about how much work that would have been, although since I now touched pretty much everything probably the same :D too much "while being there let's do this as well"
And that would be my thinking as well, while I’m here... I’ll stick to reading this great instead.
 

ZAM400209

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the timing was slightly off- are you serious?!

Do you mean; there was 'enough' slack in the chains to knock it slightly out???

I'm shocked and astonished & shocked to read that...

(if that's what you meant..)
 

ZAM400209

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yeah- that's what I thought you meant

I'm astonished to learn there could be enough 'play' to result in measurable degrees on the cams...