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Ok. The red Turbo rings are gapped and ready to go in. Waiting for the .010+ mains and ends bearings now. Then I can get on with it.... 

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I accidentally bought this today....the dream colour scheme for me. Needs some attention but I'm getting the hang of it now. ??✌️

Yep, Thank you Wayne its a superb example of an Esprit Turbo! Coming to meet soon!

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4 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

Have you thought about going into the engine reconditioning business, Wayne?

Yes Ian, I would like to do this for a living but building a customer base is very difficult when you have such good engineers as Gerald, Sparky , Kemp, and Dave ( changes) not to mention many more enthusiastic amateurs like myself.

I would be happy to rebuild an engine for anyone... but need to get my 2 done first... lol ?✌️

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15 hours ago, Steve V8 said:

Great job, and I bet your Mrs winges about the missing tea towels too! :whistle:

You blokes really don’t miss anything do you. Ha ha ha✌️

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Bearing shells finally arrived. 

Shiming all measured and read to install.

new crankshaft thrust washer ordered to bring back a little as we were on top limit of .008 

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Ha ha... the crank still not in on that pic so the piston was rotated in the liner ✌️

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You should have feigned great surprise on that one, mate.

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Lapping and adjusting the exhaust shims. 

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Oooooo... look what turned up from Gary Kemp’s... 

Blue belt and adjuster upgrade for the white Turbo... oh the joy...✌️😎

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Progress...

nearly forgot to torque down the red car head...

2 engines at once.... you have to keep the brain switched on. 🤪

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Bottom end completed apart from sump. Top end completed and re shimmed. If I get a good run at it this weekend maybe...just maybe..might be ready to go back in the hole... ✌️

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On 08/03/2018 at 20:33, Barrykearley said:

Yes Wayne - I’m very impressed - looks great ??

Thanks Barry. Read your thread on the yellow S4s start to finish last night... very nice my friend... very nice indeed. ✌️

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I can only imagine that the guys that installed the manifolds on these engines must have had some weird shaped spanner’s or deformed hands. Fekking mission. 

The S4 manifold for the white turbo engine will be much easier as the design is some what different and I have removed these in situ. Anyway timed up and nearly ready to go back in.

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2 minutes ago, Dave Eds said:

Did you get  the splinter sorted mate?

Yes Dave thanks for asking. Pair of tweezers out of the Boots shop around the corner. Splinter was about 1/4 inch long when I pulled it out. Michelle said it was sore but all ok. Cheers fella. ✌️

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