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Offline RobFairbrother

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Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« on: January 22, 2018, 16:01:56 PM »
Hello, Newbie Alert
I'm currently in the process of returning a 20 year old V6 to roadworthy condition. It came into my possession last September and prior to me getting it, it had been sat for a number of years (poss 10) and needs the following work

New Fuel pipes (old one rusted through)
New Brake lines (as above)
New Rear Subframe Bushes
New Bonnet (rust on front corner)
New Wings  (Both rusted)

The engine started up first time with a temporary fuel line added (I did change and flush the oil, fitted new plugs and filters prior to this)
It will need a cam belt (purchased) and exhaust (also purchased)

I have replaced the suspension and brake components and all bushes (apart from the monster rear subframe ones)

Structurally the car is sound with strangely no rust in any of the important places (hence taking on the work in the first place)

The car has covered 81,000 miles so seem relatively low.

I'm looking for some advice,
- does anyone know if fuel lines are still made or will I be making these myself?
- Same for brake lines
- are new front wings and bonnets available?


I'm quite enjoying myself working on the Calibra as I always wanted one 20 years ago but ended up with MK3 astras and C20LETs. Anyway thats another story.

Thanks
Rob

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 19:47:52 PM »
Welcome Mate....looks like you have a few jobs to do.....so ok right lets look at what ya need...

Fuel lines....there no longer made......but i have used rubber reinforced hose for use with petrol....insde dia 8mm outside 15 mm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUBBER-REINFORCED-FUEL-HOSE-ENGINE-UNLEADED-PETROL-DIESEL-OIL-LINE-FUEL-PIPE/142385890358?var=441402090495&hash=item2126dc4436:m:m942eyIF1GWVVJnecCYq6sA

you need enough to do two runs..flow and return....i think i got 10m and used plumbers pipe clips to secure it.

Brake Lines.....easy to do...there are kits of ebay with tools to make them(flare tool)

Wings and Bonnet.....Second hand is ya best bet....doubt if you will get new...Ebay and Facebook groups are good for this.

Anything else...let me know

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 20:29:34 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.
I'm thinking of using 8mm copper pipe for the fuel pipes as this is long lasting and easy to get hold of (8mm micorbore heating pipe from screw fix) and using rubber reinforced pipe for the joins. I have also had to get 2 new pipes made up to join to the fuel rail (Pirtek) as mine were leaking under pressure.

I have asked around at breakers yards for the panels but they all seemed to be in worse condition than mine.

I will see what ebay brings up over time.

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 21:01:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.
I'm thinking of using 8mm copper pipe for the fuel pipes as this is long lasting and easy to get hold of (8mm micorbore heating pipe from screw fix) and using rubber reinforced pipe for the joins. I have also had to get 2 new pipes made up to join to the fuel rail (Pirtek) as mine were leaking under pressure.

I have asked around at breakers yards for the panels but they all seemed to be in worse condition than mine.

I will see what ebay brings up over time.


I have heard ppl using this....but not sure of the resistance the copper would have with petrol in...and water/salt on he outside.

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 08:02:33 AM »
On doing some research into copper, its a very good metal for being resistant to a large number of chemicals.
it is resistant to Petrol and salt water.
However I might just go with the rubber pipe as this is significantly easier to work with.

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 11:59:17 AM »
Ok let us know how you get on....how is the hand break dare i ask...?

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 14:46:29 PM »
Are you on Facebook...?

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 09:29:16 AM »
Yes i'm on myface, I have joined the group. Some very nice projects there.

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Re: Returning 2.5V6 to the road
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2018, 19:13:41 PM »
Rob if I can find you on arsebook I'll add you to a small SW owners group page :)
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