Tweed's 78 bay resto

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Twe-d, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. I'm starting my restore thread because a few family and friends have been asking me how i'm getting on with my German mistress, also due to this being my first restore I might need a bit of advice from you guys so a few pics to show where i'm at should help:)

    To recap its a 78 Kombi, an abandoned project found in a garage 60 miles up the road. 169k on the clock, fitted with a 1.6 AS single port tho says 2.0 on the reg.



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    Collection from PO
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    Few pic's of body work and subframe
     
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  2. Wow that's a big project, good luck mate! Keep the pics coming
     
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    Started removing as much rust as i could also dropped the engine to take into work

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    Alt after wire brush
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    Wire brush on drill for the block
     
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    Off to the shot blast
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    Made this to keep the shot out of the inside of the tubes
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    After shot blast..
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    clean and paint all the SB steel
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    Remove valves and start cleaning 35 years of crud.
     
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    Defiantly could do with being re-lapped
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    Small grinding stone took a lot of the rough stuff off, then used fine sand paper.
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    Learn to love the wire brush ;)
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    Few before and afters
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    Meanwhile back at the ranch..........
    Removed both cross members
     

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    Started removing the floor
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    And dodgy repairs
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    Removed both rear top hats and sections of the front.

    Also removed Heat XC conduit as i plan to fit aux heater.
     
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    Cracking work, keep it up, oh and keep the pictures coming - TLB loooooovvvveeeeesssss pictures :)
     
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  9. Not sure what most of those 'engine bits' are :oops: - but it looks like you're doing a cracking job cleaning it all up. Well done that man!
     
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  10. Nice work mate your going at a good speed
     
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  11. Good to see another resto thread. Good luck :)
     
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  12. some good work going on fella - well done with the engine rebuild, your doing a great job!
     
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  13. Bit more engine work
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    Lapped in piston tubes
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    and valves useing a drill (leave the stick spinning to Ray Mears)
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    Painted the block in high temp paint :)
     
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  14. At a catch 22 with this restore, work at the body on my days off or do overtime to pay for the parts so I"m taking the overtime while i can get it, but at least I'm getting somewhere with the engine:)

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    Fitted new rings then heated up pistons on hot plate slightly
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    Tubes fitted
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    Thread-locked and fitted studs
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    Heads on with new push rod tubes
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    Torque heads down
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    New oil pump fitted
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    Set tappets
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    The bolts supplied with these covers were far too big, starting to see a pattern with all this aftermarket gear:mad:
     
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    Bult up alternator
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    Oli cooler on
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    Head shrouds
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    Went for the pertronix flamethrower coil
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    And accuspark plugs
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    Changed the dizzy to Accuspark electronic ignition and fitted the rest of the bits with new gaskets
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    Getting there, hopefully bench run it soon:thumbsup:
     
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  16. Nice work!
     
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  17. Coming along nicely mate
    Word of warning though those transaparent dizzy caps cause all sort of problems
     
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  18. Remember the saying "chrome don't getcha home" too.
     
  19. First post in a good while, managed to lose my camera (and a little piece of myself) in Ibiza, so these pics aren't the best quality.

    So the engines finished and is in storage, lost all them pics unfortunately.

    I now have the gearbox is work cleaning it up
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    Back home i started removing all the waxol from the chassis
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    The plan at the start of this build was to have someone do the welding for me but after a guy came out and made a b@llox of a crossmember i decided i was just going to buy a welder and do it myself. So i done a bit of research, adjusted my budget a few times and ended up going for this machine
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    I got a few hours practice in with different gauges of metal till i was happy before going near the bus

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    Inner torsion bar

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    Started the Jacking points

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