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So here we are after 8 years. As you can see it's nearly finished as I've put the tank rubbers on now. 

 

 

Actually a forum member who's name will be secret in case he gets inundated with jobs built the engine up for me.

 

 

So nearly there, just another 8 years or so to go.

 

Out of interest does anyone do a copy loom? Mine's a bit manky and if I can get a cheapo copy I'll do that.

 

 



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Looking good! Interesting to see an oil cooler too!

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Ha ha, I always put the tank rubbers on first too!
I rechassis a lot of Land Rovers at work and the first thing I fit to the new galvanized chassis is the rubber radiator bottom mounts. Psychonalysis required?

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Something about "always fit the rubber before you get too far in"?

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Looking good! Did you spray the engine or is that the original finish on it?

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It will be built one day. The engine is powdercoated as close to original colour as they had.

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Hey Spud - you can't leave it like that!

How the heck did you get it powder coated????  Do tell us please biggrin

I had an engine wet sprayed in two pack and it looked great but was VERY expensive. I had it sprayed whole and of course the paint overlapped the joints between the casings. Nightmare getting it apart for further work coz it was too easy to damage the paint surface no 

Can you give us the full story pretty please?

Did you have it blasted first and, if so, what media was used and how did you make sure it didn't get in the oil galleries?

Was each casing powder coated separately?

How were the surfaces that you didn't want coating masked?

I am sure others that are doing a restoration, or have it mind to do, will be very interested!

Brian



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Hi Brian it's no secret as far as I'm aware. This was done by the chap who built my engine but every restoration I've done before now I've had the cases barrels and head powdercoated. They mask off all the essential bits and plug anywhere with a thread. They blast it 1st as well.
Oh course it all depends on where you go as to how much it all costs and how much stripping you can do for them 1st to make it easier. Personally unless it is a concours build after painted factory finish powder is the best way to go. It's more resilient to the weather and even petrol than paint and far cheaper to get done.

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