Friday, 5 February 2016

Near run thing.

Hello, hello, here I am. Got lots to post and not been as regular as I could with my usual mix of nonsense, about Ms Skyline herself. I suppose I am the Watson to her Holmes, always playing second fiddle to her more glamorous and interesting lifestyle.

What have I been up to? Well lots, little and large things. There are posts of the usual disasters and errors. Possibly even a couple of wins. But they are to come, for now will ease into things with this...

I have been working on diverse parts like headlights, room mirrors and a small engine rebuild. 

Lets have a quick look at the impressive stuff left like a ticking bomb after my last work. 

So the engine is coming out for rebuild (no not yet, more on that later). When I dropped the car in I mentioned that something was not right, that I could hear the exhaust blowing a bit although the manifold looked okay. I had half convinced myself that this was just my imagination as the car performed as it should. 

Turns out I was looking in the wrong place. It was the turbo clinging on by a bolt.. Yep the other had left the building (or was forgotten on build). 

The bolt has 'bolted'
Couple to the the joy of a cracked weld in my 6 Boost manifold 
Having a cracking time
The result was as shown in the video (yes we have gone 21st century here). Of course in this instance I got away with it.. Fair makes me shudder to think about it though.


video

So.. Okay it is rebuild time and yes this isn't because the engine is dying, but more because it is a mountain I want to climb and spit off the edge. Just so I can.


Am sure it's simple? Ermm!

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