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Aussie Testarossa rebuild

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by uzz32soarer, May 1, 2012.

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    Putting the rack back in was no fun at all. And to make matters worse, I got six of the eight parts bolted up, and then remembered the damn sway bar.

    Did I take it out before the rack or after. Which way does it go back. I must say I was sweating on this as I might have to pull the rack again.

    I managed to drop the control arms on the LHS and this gave me room to get the sway bar back in with the rack in place. Whew!!!

    So the rack is in but not tightened as this involves now pairing the rack to the column inside the car and then bolting it all up which sets the rack angle. Then it can be finally bolted into place and then the sway bar can also be finished as it's seriously in the way of the two primary clamps on the steering rack. On my car it too three hours to get the rack out, and about four to get the bastard back in again. Serious PITA job!
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    Clearly the bolts and washers on the rack clamps were replaced or re-coated, but they had to sit there for a bit before they were bagged and tagged.

    Really happy with the coating on the brakes. The blokes did a great job, not too much colour, more green than gold, but seriously close to the original colour. One thing I haven't been able to come to yet though, is grabbing an old brush and dabbing cold gal grey paint over the nuts as per the factory to reduce corrosion as one of the previous poster put up. Hard to make a mess when they look so nice!!
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    I'd been trying to get the car finished for our annual concourse here in Melbourne, but it just wasn't to be.

    But then I figured, why not take the engine. It's all done (except the rear brakes) and nobody seems to go to the effort to take resto projects to our annual event.

    So I modified my bike trailer and loaded up the old wagon and off we went. Here's some images of the day.
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    Magnificent job, Rob
     
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    Thanks Pete. She's coming along now. I keep looking at the blue one and convincing myself that I'm never going to do this again, but never say never!
     
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    pretty good job robert :)

    and the idea taking the engine on a trailor to the annual concourse has been great
     
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    Great! my favourite thread has restarted!!
    nice to see more shiny bits going back together Robert. Please keep posting your progress.

    Cheers.

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    fantastic mate
     
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    Wow! We have Newman for the BB and you for the TR. Super nice job, I love to Watch these threads and makes me want to do the same but I won't.

    Engine is real eye candy.
     
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    Thanks lads.

    I actually started ripping the engine bay apart, removing pipes and radiators and coolers etc. Then I looked around the shed and realized I had no where to put this stuff. So figured I had better put the front end back together, reclaim the benches and then keep on going. Easy to get lost and venture down the wrong path when doing a build like this.
     
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    Gorgeous Rob, but where are the superchargers? :)

    I tried to fit them in my 65 degree Vee, but you have heaps more room with your flat 12.
     
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    Only a matter of time John. Remember, I have another to restore yet!!
     

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