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  1. #541
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    Quote Originally Posted by KugaWestie View Post
    Steering column route complete. Needs dismantling for a clean and tidy and then paint





    Looks good Gary! Like the bushed column support with grease nipple. Where did that come from?

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    Thanks Dek

    The pillow block bearing came from here
    https://www.bearingsrus.co.uk/np17-rhp

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    Hopefully you have enough clearance to allow for engine rock on accels?
    On my Contemporary I had to put a ding in one of the header tubes just give enough clearance for the lower shaft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdavies3 View Post
    Hopefully you have enough clearance to allow for engine rock on accels?
    On my Contemporary I had to put a ding in one of the header tubes just give enough clearance for the lower shaft.
    Hopefully!
    I guess there is only one way to find out on that one. I have used the Range Rover engine mounts as they are supposed to be much better at reducing engine rock than the SD1 equivalents.

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    Looks great, however, the grease nipple plastic dust cover... do you not think that may be a fire hazard, right next to the mainfolds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu J View Post
    Looks great, however, the grease nipple plastic dust cover... do you not think that may be a fire hazard, right next to the mainfolds?
    Thanks. I may well cut the plastic cover off!

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    Exhaust manifolds/headers cleaned and sprayed with Rustoleum stove paint which is supposed to be good for 650c, so it will be interesting to see how they fare!




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    A little job for today (I wish!) was to fit the exhaust manifolds. What appeared to be a straight forward job of running 16 bolts into the heads took me just over two hours! The manifolds were slightly distorted, I had to file a weld away in an awkward spot that was fouling a bolt head, and the two central lower bolts as well as the two rear bolts on each bank were painfully slow to run in, only a quarter of a turn at a time was possible and that included a spanner flip to achieve each 1/4 turn.

    If ever they have to come off once that body is on I think a fair amount of swearing will be involved

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    Drivers side

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    They can be very tricky to get at what with all the pipework etc getting in the way. You might find it easier if you use Coarse 12 Point Spline Bell Flange Head Bolts. (Bit of cut & paste there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KugaWestie View Post
    Hopefully!
    I guess there is only one way to find out on that one. I have used the Range Rover engine mounts as they are supposed to be much better at reducing engine rock than the SD1 equivalents.
    I would recommend controlling engine rock by use of an engine steady or torque bar. Rover P6’s used to have a nice plate that bolted to the front of a head and a rod that went to the inner wing.
    Jaguars did it at the bellhousing.

    Without this, part of your engine movement will be controlled by your exhaust system which in the case of side pipes can cause the mounting brackets to break off. You will also be able to reduce your chassis to pipe clearance for an underfloor system with the engine movement properly controlled.

    The tricky part is finding chassis frame to use for the job. Pilgrims had the top rail around the engine that lent itself nicely to the job. I have taken a rod from the head down to the ladder frame on a Dax before.

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