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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #255 on: August 14, 2017, 09:44:45 AM »
All good stuff sealysonic. Looking forward to some updated pics  :)
Drives: an original SE6 auto, 86,000 miles (approx) and still going strong......(but some work is needed!). Now my second car.

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« Reply #256 on: August 14, 2017, 09:55:18 AM »
All good stuff sealysonic. Looking forward to some updated pics  :)

Thanks mate....photobucket have stopped third party hosting so im on the look out for a alternative.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #257 on: August 14, 2017, 10:20:38 AM »




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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #258 on: August 15, 2017, 09:24:02 AM »
Looking good indeed  8)
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #259 on: August 15, 2017, 12:44:16 PM »
Looking good indeed  8)

That was quite a while ago...before i took it for the MOT

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #260 on: September 03, 2017, 19:09:59 PM »
Hi all...managed a few hours on the Calibra today...not been down for three weeks due to commitments etc.....managed to get the Crank Sprocket off today as there was a bolt sheared off in it....now I`ve seen scary videos on youtube about the Crank bolt and using a breaker bar and turning the engine over to crack it lose....no way was i going to try that....I have a 12v Inpact Wrench I got a few Christmas`s ago...so i thought i would try that....OMG it worked !!! I held the sprocket by hand and buzzed it off in two attempts...now i know the Cam belt was done about 10k ago so maybe they had it off then.....     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbAcz-jBp24

So cleaned up the side again and painted it again in VHT paint...

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After....








Not bad for just over an hours work....be beck soon


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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #261 on: September 07, 2017, 10:55:59 AM »
Excellent looking good indeed!
Keep on plugging on, it'll all be worth it when you're blasting those b roads  ;)
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« Reply #262 on: September 10, 2017, 18:57:17 PM »
A few more before and after pics...

Exhaust hanger.....



Shotblasted at work..



Painted 20,000 times





Fuel tank straps...blasted n painted





Crank pully....





Engine....






Rear subframe brace..







Now...one of the mail issues i had was the coolent leak from the Thermostat housing....that had a crack in it



After a shotblast you can see it better....weather it leaked from here or the seal failed i dont know....



Managed to get one on german ebay...



So that is now fitted...just need a few clips for hoses then fill up with coolant.

Managed to pick up 4 new grooved disks front n rear for.....£10 on ebay..a bloke down the road had them in his shed unfitted for a few years...!!!! just a bit of light surface rust on one.

Also picked up a new/old stock thermostat on ebay for £3.50

Happy days !!














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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #263 on: September 10, 2017, 19:01:44 PM »
The shotblasting is amazing mark, what material do you use? Glass or grit?

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« Reply #264 on: September 11, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
The shotblasting is amazing mark, what material do you use? Glass or grit?


It's fine grit....but then painted with vht paint after.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #265 on: September 12, 2017, 15:02:14 PM »
Looking goodly :D
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« Reply #266 on: September 25, 2017, 11:17:31 AM »
Looking goodly :D


Fankoo oh great one lol

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« Reply #267 on: September 25, 2017, 12:42:34 PM »
Right went AWOL yesterday..(sunday).Down to the callycave for a few hours.....Relocated the blocks of wood and axl stands at the front...then started to re-fit the hoses....





So the top and bottom hoses are back on...with a new thermostat (£3.50 ebay/new old stock)....Ive got a Brand new Headder Tank to fit...Fitted the Rad bottom hose too...New CTS....New Water Temp sender too....The only thing that stopped me from filling it all up was a missing hose clip on the rear of the Thermostat Housing (hose goes to the Heater Matrix) ffs lol

So as the old Timing cover was dead Brittle and i have a New one i had a Trial fit.....

Old one....



New one....



As you can see a new water pump has been fitted also.







Not bad for a few hours...Like i said i had hoped to fill it up with water and see it all leak out lol

so...next is fill it up...look for leaks....put the new oil filter on and fill.






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« Reply #268 on: September 25, 2017, 12:56:12 PM »
Great progress - Getting dangerously close to firing up!?

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.
« Reply #269 on: September 25, 2017, 13:29:25 PM »
Great progress - Getting dangerously close to firing up!?

When its all back together I wont have the balls to turn the key lol