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Old 14-03-2009, 20:46
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Following a little bit of engine 'trouble' last time out, I have been busy the last few weeks dismantling repairing and generaly working to rebuild the engine.

John Cunningham has rebuilt a complete exhaust port on numer 4 cylinder, and I'm now grinding in all the valves as the ones on the afected cylinder were very coked up.

Next will be the block out of the boat and bring that home for a new sump fitted and as the old sump is comming off I'll fit new big end shells as the old ones are 22 years old and it would be an oportunity missed if I don't and its what I did no an old Cavalier years ago and proved very successful.

I have obtained a couple of Euro pallets, one has the outdrive on it the other for lifting in to my brothers waggon with the marinas forklift and transporting the engine block back home. Another one of Mr Stampers very good ideas, cause if I get stuck one call to Steve and he tells me how he did it (why reinvent the wheel).
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Old 14-03-2009, 21:03
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I'm lucky to have power and light, just that space is always a problem in my garage!
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Old 16-03-2009, 08:38
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Rob , I've blown a couple of those pictures up and they were really good as I've managed to compile a complete list of all your tools I might need to borrow. That's a very nice saw up the back there!

Things are moving on quite swiftly now then. Is that the engine lifting block there I see with the shackles on?
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Old 17-03-2009, 01:58
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Well Steve thatís the plan. Bolt the wooden block down with cylinder head bolts and chain attached to the shackles for an easy trouble free lift out, (wonder if thatís what I'll be saying on the day?).
You want to borrow any tools mate - just ask.
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Old 17-03-2009, 09:52
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I'm lucky to have power and light, just that space is always a problem in my garage!

In Picture 6 of first post i think i see a way to increase your garage space

is that not a case of 24 cans of beer

sure some members of pontoontalk could help you out removing that

Have you set yourself a time scale for when you would like to have the engine back and the boat running again?

The trailer boaters were all out on Sunday sun was out with little wind but still a 3 foot swell. Managed a good run to the pier and back though
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Old 17-03-2009, 19:58
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Now there's a funny thing, I went out to the garage and checked, and do you know every can of 'Old Speckled Hen' has my name on it!

As for time frame? Well I plan to be back out ASAP but I want the engine to be as good as I can get it before putting it back in.

I've just ordered the next round of bits, a new manifold, gasgets, fuel pump, I'm ordering the new starter motor soon when I can get more money released from the Bank of England.

This is the engine block still in the boat (rusty pile of poo - lets see what it looks like when it goes back in).
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Now there's a funny thing, I went out to the garage and checked, and do you know every can of 'Old Speckled Hen' has my name on it!
Mustav gonna astray...

We'll be round at the weekend boyo.
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Old 18-03-2009, 21:50
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Looks like a serious overhaul Robbie. Look forward to seeing more pictures as it progresses.
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Old 26-03-2009, 23:10
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Re: Garage boating

nice! love pulling engines apart bah 22 years for a volvo its only just run in ;) the block looks identical to the ones in the older cars alhogh pentra blocks are larger stroke or something as i know some volvo tuners use the pentra crank to gain 200cc ;)
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Old 02-04-2009, 20:16
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Ive managed to find a bit of space. I had a bit of a clear out under the stairs!

J.C. made me up a Stainless top for the bench and a drip tray for the Generator.

I'm bound to over fill it with petrol or cock up draining the oil out of it one day. Just need to install the flexi-exhaust pipe through the floor to stop me going off on a cloud.
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Old 02-04-2009, 20:27
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Steve, Looks very impressive

But when will the Donzi be back on the water
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Old 02-04-2009, 20:36
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Yes I'm happy to give you a firm date of tomorow afternoon.

What did you expect?
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Old 02-04-2009, 20:40
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Well will have to set you a challenge,

see if you get the Donzi back on water before i sell my house.........
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Old 12-04-2009, 22:59
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Garage space has now hit Def-Con 3 levels.
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i know the feeling
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