Pigeon Restoration

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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by JayW » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:41 pm

Looking top dollar!

More rust than i expected, but i suppose the harder you look the more you find. Having said that, it's been nearly 2 years since i've been under it.

Should last another 20 years with those repairs!
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by BX Bandit » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:39 pm

Most of it was hidden mate but gladly mostly surface.
The only failure point I can think of s this darned white/greyish smoke.
I'll hopefully be able to check the timing again tomorrow since I moved the pump but I may have to bite the bullet and re shim the cam followers. But I'd expect an uneven idle if a too thick shim prevented a valve from closing.
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by Des Smith » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:32 pm

BX Bandit wrote:I have to say that this bx is really very very good for rust. It's in stark contrast to Des's St Tropez (no bragging or smugness intended) but it is coincidentally the same year and colour.
Would that be rust-coloured, then?

Excellent work on dealing with the ravages of the tin-worm. I would never have had the tenacity to get to grips with that level of corrosion and you've done a fine job. I particularly like the photo of the hole big enough to read a paper through. No doubt about the lesson though... The St Tropez experience has taught me that prevention is better than cure and I am lining up the Terrano for a good honest underbody clean and wax. It's as solid as a rock but there are some surface patches appearing and they will be eradicated!
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by BX Bandit » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:11 pm

I think you can read the paper through most holes!

She is now, as far as I can see, rust free (with the exception of the sills at the A, B and C pillars which I will do after the MOT.
I shall be putting the passenger seat, air circ fan and rear wheels on tomorrow and she can finally rest on her four rubbery corners.

The white smoke has settled down a bit, to the extent where it's worth trying for MOT as is. However, I noticed that the white - or rather greyish smoke is only emitted when the throttle is released after the engine momentarily hitting the governor limit. I know air is getting into the pump and air in a Lucas affects timing, so fingers crossed once I sort the air leak and bleed the pump properly, then I could be smoke free!

Anyway, which rear lamp is better you think?

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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by Des Smith » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:35 pm

I had a similar dilemma as I had one green, one smoked rear light, so I went for smoked. It works better with white, I think.
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by JayW » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:38 pm

..that_
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by MULLEY » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:04 pm

I've got green fitted to mine, its class :) Smoked are so common ;)
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by BX Bandit » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:30 pm

:mrgreen: smoked is common?! I have to say that the smoked set I got from either Jay or Doc or possibly Vanny, but all of my cars have even fitted with the alternative. Is the alternative actually a green tint though? I find it difficult to tell the difference between them all. There is even a red tint isn't there?

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Is that them?

I thought the smoked ones too. Cool car, über happy
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by JayW » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:03 pm

Blue as well i've heard ! ? !
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:19 am

Yes, i've seen the blue one's once. You could fit the phase 1 valver clear lights?
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:37 am

Or maybe one of these very rare lights?
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by BX Bandit » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:21 am

What's that? A very early mk one?

I did wonder about fitting the normal mk one type as Mulley was alluding to. Did you say early valver because mk one types won't fit Mulley? Different connections on mk one types?

I want to fit mk one wings and indicators. I'm hoping that with the valver bumpers and mk one wings she'll look a bit different, special (like me :-)) and perhaps a bit like a BX Sport.

What do people think? Not one for the purists I know
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:35 am

It's a VW T4 van light, for some reason sold to fit a BX!
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by BX Bandit » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:17 am

Bloody hell, I can see why the mistake was made though!
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Re: Pigeon Restoration

Post by MULLEY » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:21 pm

BX Bandit wrote:What's that? A very early mk one?

I did wonder about fitting the normal mk one type as Mulley was alluding to. Did you say early valver because mk one types won't fit Mulley? Different connections on mk one types?

I want to fit mk one wings and indicators. I'm hoping that with the valver bumpers and mk one wings she'll look a bit different, special (like me :-)) and perhaps a bit like a BX Sport.

What do people think? Not one for the purists I know
I must admit to not knowing whether mk1 rears are the same as phase1 valver rear lights? I'm sure i have a set of the clear lights brand new in my stash somewhere, but have nothing to compare them to so can't answer that question.
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