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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: January 9th, 2007, 21:12:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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As the title says very busy wit maintenance of the Mini Marcos.

First of  is the heather  it was leaking.  I let it repair, and the radiator was not ad his best.
So I let it also repair.


I also want to replace the water hoses with samco sport hoses.

Next up is the cylinder head, the valve seals are gone so I have to put in new one's.
The exhaust, will be replaced. I am going fore a full system maniflow .
It will cost something, but I recon you'll get something.




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Posted on: January 27th, 2007, 19:24:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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To day start it with the cylinder head, I did not get very far >. I need to remove the exhaust first.
For this I need to build a ramp or something.

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Posted on: January 28th, 2007, 20:00:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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What sort of manifold has it got? If it's a cast iron one you should be able to remove the clamp, disconnect the pipe from the transmission so that it drops down a bit and remove the manifold. If it's an lcb exhaust it should come out through the top but you'll need to take the exhaust system off first, including the Y-piece. So you'll need a jack and axle stands at least. It is easier to remove the exhaust system before you undo the manifold studs!
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: February 24th, 2007, 16:21:32 Quote Report to Moderator
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For this I use a little ramp.



So that the exhaust can be removed.



Den there was enough clearance to remove the cylinder head.



A little jiggling



And there is the whole exhaust.



There is the trouble oil traces, on the inlet valves.
So we need to chance the valve stem seals


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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: February 28th, 2007, 20:26:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hello very busy; little problem wit valve seals, the old one are of nylon and the new  are of rubber but thy won't stay on.

I haven't  seen these types before.

Any one!!! Help! ! !

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 17th, 2007, 17:04:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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Today was time fore  grinding the valves.







A fresh coat of paint make's a difference.

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That radiator looks very small! Whats it from?

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened!!!!
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 18th, 2007, 19:49:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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I am told, that it was from the italian mini innocenti.
I fits very snug, in the front.

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: March 25th, 2007, 16:53:40 Quote Report to Moderator
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Little big problem, whit the new valve seals.  When I wanted to put them on, they tore up. Something went terribly wrong.


this is how it shut be.



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Bent Larsen
Posted on: March 26th, 2007, 06:52:56 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi
There are normally a grove in the valve guides for the rubber type.

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Yes I was thinking that. They're not the valve guides I'm familiar with, or the seals for that matter. I haven't seen valve seals with metal collars before. They're usually black rubber with a spring round the neck for the inlet valves or small O-rings for the exhausts. You really only need to control the oil going down the inlet valve stems, and limit the amount of exhaust blowing out through the exhausts.

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Mercedes use that kind, but the are hard on the valves
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Gert-Jan Westerveld
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Sorry fore de late reaction, the reason is I was on a holiday  .
So the latest update is as follows:
My cylinder head is ready to be fitted / mounted . I do not now which is the correct word.

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This weekend I am again working on my Marcos, I came across the problem of a sticky clutch. Also the hose from the slave to the pipeline was broken, this I knew. I have replaced this with a metal wired one.



While dismantling the clutch hose I had to remove the top engine stabilizer, here I noticed the rubber bushes where in bad shape. These are going to be replaced with polystyrene bushes.  




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Sadly, I am having a slight problem with acquiring some silicone hoses fore the coolingsystem. It seems that the distribution in Holland is very slow en difficult?
Who good help me to get these hoses, so is will be able to take the car out for a good run.  Can anybody give a solid address where I can order and ship these parts to the Netherlands.
I would be very grateful.

   

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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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You should use the Goodridge hose with the banjo bolt ends that goes directly from the mastercylinder to the slave cylinder, the hose you have is for the non-verto type clutch slave cylinder, I think.

 

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Eh? What's the clutch hose got to do with cooling?

G-J - you needed to be at the Stoneleigh Show this weekend. There were several companies selling blue silicone radiator and heater hoses. I have the show guide so I may be able to find some names.

The next big kit car show in the UK is at Newark on June 16th and 17th.

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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Sorry, posts 1-15 were on the previous page so I didn't see them.

I've had a look through the Stoneleigh programme but many of the traders haven't given any details. One possibility is Auto Hose and Restoration Products, 9 Bagnall Road, Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. ST2 7AY Tel. 01782 542486

You could also try Europa Spares - http://www.europaspares.com/
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Yes, finely got the last parts. So I will be able to finis one of these days.  

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
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Another sunny  Saturday, finally all the parts are accounted fore.


First thing I need to do is some TLC to the electrics behind the dashboard.




End den the heater can be put beck in his place.


My dad is also a big help, here he cleaning the front of the Marcos where the radiator is mounted. There was a lot of debris to get rid of.

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
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Pre fit exhaust, looks very nice.






I also fitted a new fan, I hope this one has a bit more capacity.


With a little fiddling and thinking, we made some new brackets. I think it looks   very nice.


The lower radiator hose, is a bit modified. But I still managed to obtain the titanium pipe




We also fabricated some radiator supportbrackets, these are glued with " KIT " to the body. This is a very strong type " KIT " but easy to remove if necessary



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So I have bin very busy the upper hose is also finished and I again kept the titanium pipe.

Photos will follow.

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The exhaust is fitted in a way that I like.

End it sounds great.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8E-Cjgbf9M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yixofSC-ieM

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The last tings to do is to bleed the brakes and a very longtest drive.  

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So the following problem aquurt one of the brake calliper was leaking so this needed a little T.L.C.
I have just mounted my brake calliper and it doesn’t leek anymore so tomorrow its test day.

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Hello, to day was the brake calliper so this needed a little TLC and now it isn’t leaking anymore.

Next up, on to the test drive end this is a lot of Fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVXY7sGkyE0

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Yesterday and today busy with fitting of the seats. Only problem is there wasn’t enough head clearance, so this was in need to be modified. We made a little chance to the sub frames of my seats.
we had to cut them in halve, end presto there is head room we needed.
Altogether it was a nice days work.






only thing now, is fitting of the seatbelts.
Wednesday is dyno-day  

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Gert-Jan Westerveld
Posted on: August 22nd, 2007, 18:59:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hallo ,

today we went to the dyno, it was very exiting. everything went wel and I got 70 BHP at the wheels    
It makes me very proud.

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Drive it as much as possible!


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hey,

Nice very nice thats seats are superb and 70bhp is nice too I hope i will see it soon  .

cheers
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