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Old 8th February 2018, 12:35   #136
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Are you going to balance it before fitment?

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Hi,

It's already been balanced and trued. The weights are probably not visible from the angle the photograph was taken.
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It's already been balanced and trued. The weights are probably not visible from the angle the photograph was taken.
Well, I can see a weight, but going by the colour that is the old one?
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Well, I can see a weight, but going by the colour that is the old one?
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There are two new ones on the opposite side (which were not facing the camera earlier).
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There are two new ones on the opposite side (not facing the camera).
Strange, normally one would always remove the old one first.

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And finally the car is out of Javed's workshop...

Lots of niggles still to be attended to, but nevertheless...
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Looks gorgeous, love the red!

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Following is the link to a vintage car exhibition that was recently conducted in Chennai. Definitely a good one with not just vintage cars but also some classic scooters and motorbikes. Review the link below for some good pictures.

http://everythinginnature.blogspot.i...tage-cars.html
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And finally the car is out of Javed's workshop...

Lots of niggles still to be attended to, but nevertheless...
Awesome pics Ani! I am in love! a drive in this please when i come next?

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Updates from 11th February, 2018

Started to attend to the niggles. The brake rotors were rusty, and I could feel the brakes dragging while driving.

Here is what a closer inspection revealed. The brake pads had broken into two..

New brake pads were installed..

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Next item on the To-do list - fix leaking hose to clutch slave cylinder..
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Updates from 18th February

The damaged power steering and clutch hoses were repaired. New hoses were crimped in place of the old brittle ones.

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The headlight relay had been acting a bit temperamental and hence was replaced.

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The card inside the fuse box was also laminated to extend better protection against elements.

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Hows the car? no updates for a while..
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Been following your thread closely and in the process learning a lot from your experience. Awaiting more updates...

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Hows the car? no updates for a while..
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Been following your thread closely and in the process learning a lot from your experience. Awaiting more updates...
Apologies.
Work has been keeping me busy.

Shall share further updates over the weekend (hopefully).

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Updates as of 22nd April, 2018

I had been planning to post updates for quite a while, but could not due to a crazy work schedule.

Apologies for the delay!

Had noticed that the clutch was quite worn and wanted to remedy the situation. Found a place near Swargate which replaces clutch linings at quite a reasonable cost.

End results can be seen below.

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A bolt securing one of the engine mounts had fallen off - this was remedied by a new M10 X 40 mm allen bolt.

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Was gifted a Becker Europa head unit, courtesy fellow bhpian kevinephraim. Thanks a million Kevin.

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Fixed a broken seat position adjuster with some help from a local fabrication shop.

Before

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After

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A few random snaps
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Posting a second update in order to upload additional images -

The injection pump had been leaking diesel. This was rectified by replacing the O rings and copper washers near the injection pump outlets. A serrated socket had to be specially ordered for this.

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I had always felt that idling was a bit erratic especially after replacing the timing chain. Had checked valve train lash and had corrected it but there was no improvement in the way the engine idled. Used my compression gauge to check compression in each cylinder, but couldn't spot anything amiss.

Finally decided to calibrate the injection pump and noticed that fuel delivery to the first nozzle was much less than the other three. This was corrected at the local Bosch service centre.

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The injection pump timing was adjusted using a drip tube Feroz had helped fabricate.



The engine feels much more refined now.

The battery wasn't being charged. Problem was traced to a faulty voltage regulator on the alternator. This was duly replaced with another Bosch unit.

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The glow plug timer was faulty. Replaced with a commonly available unit.

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Sourced an used warning triangle through a common friend.

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The accelerator cable had snapped and was replaced.

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Cleaned up a used vacuum pump sourced from the local scrapyard. This will be kept as a backup in case the existing pump malfunctions.

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Finally, got the car detailed at 3M car care.

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