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Hey Alex, you will have to take the coating off the outside edge of the wheel centres as they wont fit in the wheels. I used a dremell with a small sanding wheel. Real pest actually.

Rims look amazing.

Wayne

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Right firstly go tell the misses you'll be a while .secondly grab a beer fellas sorry this may take some time pic heavy .

 

firstly the lotus engine has moved location so i can get properly stuck in

 

so started striping 

 

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and then 

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end float is perfect but what the hell new ones coming 

 

started the cleaning 

 

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cut up the misses bed cover so the lotus parts have some where warm to sleep and the new bat cave is ace 

 

night night bits lol

 

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How do you find the steamer works, Alex? My missus has got one In the cupboard she never seems to use, and I always wondered about hijacking it for just that kind of job. Don't think she'd notice if it was gone.

Not sure if I'd get away with using her bed cover, though. Full marks for that!

Margate Exotics.

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It works better with something it certainly melts the grease and starts to move the oil grim but with a proper de greaser it works amazing I used the spray from muc off and I was rather impressed but don't inhale it or spray your cuppa it tastes like ass

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So shells and bearings have arrived for my build .There are some little sharp bits and rough sections I guess where they have rubbed together in the box from delivery am I ok to gently rub these off with wet and dry to get them smooth ? Also have my engineering guy making my liner tool so I can get honing and cleaning the goo inside the block .

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Hi Alex would not recommend wet or dry as you don't want the possibility of the particles being left embedded in the bearing. I would probably suggest a jewelers file or similar.  However due to the softness of the material it may not matter if you simply fit asis. 

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Great write-up. How close do you think you are to getting it back together?

Soon I hope but I am being anal about everything

They were in bags together not packed individually so the marks and rough buts are where they've rubbed or knocked together

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Don't know if it matters to yo but you should paint the block and other bare aluminum parts with POR 15 aluminum color.  It looks great and easy tot clean all the grime of later as you have closed all the pores on the surface per se'.

 

Good stuff on the rebuild.....

 

Are you going to do any port matching in the intakes?  Any head work in the works?

If the only thing constant is change, then why do we resist change the most?

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