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1 hour ago, DVD3500 said:

Matthew: Stop showing us shop Pr0n!  My wife will ask why MY workshop isn't that clean! 😄

You let your wife see the workshop!!!!

Usually its messy with bits everywhere, every so on i have a big clearup. Rest assured by the end of the weekend it will be a tip again!

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1 hour ago, alan.gilbert_6384 said:

Hi Matthew, I did think that gearbox you brought was far too clean, would make me suspicious 😏 have you checked the overdrive? The layshafts look like they have been made by different manufacturing processes, so may be different ratios etc

Yes it looked like it was power washed. The description was an all cover , will not guarantee job. Sold as needing reconditioning ect. Funny i can't leave feedback on only his item! I have tried.

Anybody feeling the input shaft would know that it was shagged . He could have been a bit more honest but implied it was without saying. I paid 122 pounds, basically for an overdrive and a good mainshaft. Expecting to rebuild it. The previous weekend i picked up two good gearboxes for a total of 55pounds. I used the 35 pound one as spares as it had a better input shaft.

I will be using the complete gear set from the good spare, including some of the shafts and new bearings.

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Waiting on two bearing factors to get back to me, so i thought i get back onto painting.

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Rubbed down with 600 grade then three coats of top.

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A bit of refinishing where a bug landed and a couple of small runs! But looks ok.

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Yellow has to be inca, bold statement warning "all other yellows look wishy washy" there i have said it! I have had an inca yellow gt6 

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Sprayed as it was emerald green now a white spitfire will be inca. I sprayed a java green spitfire tahiti blue, then sapphire blue. The time for inca yellow has come. 

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1 hour ago, Mathew said:

Yellow has to be inca, bold statement warning "all other yellows look wishy washy" there i have said it! I have had an inca yellow gt6 

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Sprayed as it was emerald green now a white spitfire will be inca. I sprayed a java green spitfire tahiti blue, then sapphire blue. The time for inca yellow has come. 

Did some one say Tahiti blue ;)84872EC8-A258-40CD-9F6B-585E8F7BDA1E.heic

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1 minute ago, alan.gilbert_6384 said:

Its a shame i can't see it! I will have to photo my old spitfire photo for tahiti as it was pre digital!!!

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My tahiti blue spit, many years ago, 16242017717906874915458453716025.thumb.jpg.1f96e431f30268664a1b3a8e67693e79.jpg162420183278833363715430110165.thumb.jpg.00d76983078eae0a2b46e33118a4a22b.jpg

I smashed it up going round a corner a bit too quick. Used the parts to make a good sapphire blue one.

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Thats how i got it, full of filler!

arr the first one! Now on 14th.

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1 hour ago, Mathew said:

My tahiti blue spit, many years ago, 16242017717906874915458453716025.thumb.jpg.1f96e431f30268664a1b3a8e67693e79.jpg162420183278833363715430110165.thumb.jpg.00d76983078eae0a2b46e33118a4a22b.jpg

I smashed it up going round a corner a bit too quick. Used the parts to make a good sapphire blue one.

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Thats how i got it, full of filler!

arr the first one! Now on 14th.

Wow looks really good, was it the mid 80's, judging by the cars in the background?

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16 minutes ago, alan.gilbert_6384 said:

Wow looks really good, was it the mid 80's, judging by the cars in the background?

Late 80's early 90's. Funny but the mk1 fiesta and mk3 escort were mine! As well.

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My brother bought a new xr2i in 86, he only let me drive it once, when he had tooth ache. He bought a new subaru in 99 that he still has, never been allowed to drive that, 44k miles from new. My mate had the 280 capri and a 3litre one.

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News on the gearbox front. I have tracked down and ordered two original main bearings . Make RHP ENGLAND 49 pounds each, not cheap but i dont intend to be rebuilding again. I could have got a Japanese bearing KSM at 26 pounds each which i would have gone for if the RHP ones had not been available. Expensive but not anywhere near a rebuild gearbox with unknown bearings. Should have them ready for the weekend.

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1 hour ago, johny said:

Are they new needles and what sort of end play have you got on the laygear?

Give us a chance! Not new needles  . Taken from good box.

Had to find springs from another gearbox to put load on the bush! Non on the other boxes i had .

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Slow progress .

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