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Have made the most of the good weather this weekend and have removed the old gearbox, fitted the new AP clutch and cover and waved the magic hammerite wand at some of the corrosion.

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Great time to do it while you have such great access I did my rear subframe lying on my back under the car - still got the front to do
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Great time to do it while you have such great access I did my rear subframe lying on my back under the car - still got the front to do
Bet your face needed a wash after that!
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For those of you worried about my corrosion problem, things are starting to look a lot more shiny.



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Taking it apart into quite so many pieces is a very extreme way to make sure the hammerite covers everything

I love seeing all your stripped down pics
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Is the supercharged engine going back in Clive?
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Looks good

Out of curiosity and then need to do a rather large selection of bits How much Hammerite did you need to do all that?
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Is the supercharged engine going back in Clive?
I wish. The project is a long way off yet. I am going to have to organise taking my engine down to Suffolk to get the conversion done, now that I have all the bits.

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Looks good

Out of curiosity and then need to do a rather large selection of bits How much Hammerite did you need to do all that?
Not much really. Bought a medium sized (or biggest they do in Halfords) tin of black and a medium small blue. Still got loads left.
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There's a witty remark to be had in there somewhere.
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Why suffolk? I thought you were doing all the work? Im interested if theres a firm out there that still supercharges our mg tf's
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Why suffolk? I thought you were doing all the work? Im interested if theres a firm out there that still supercharges our mg tf's
No, but I'm having some dynamic balancing, the head gas flowing, a bit of machining and a 1.9L conversion done. All in all about 1200 worth of work. I have had to save up while buying all the bits they need to do the work, including flywheel, clutch cover, bolts, crankshaft, pistons etc etc.

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Not really, maybe some simple waxoiling would have saved me all this work.
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And today, you could have been out with the roof down
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You forget, I'm in the same boat

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Nothing is escaping the Hammerite brush.

Was surprised that the clutch slave cylinder was cast iron rather than aluminium. Anyway, a bit of wire brushing and a slap of paint later.

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The latest to get the wire brush and hammerite treatment are:

The coolant pipes. Quite corroded and one of the brackets is almost rusted through. Should be OK as it isn't load bearing and is still ok.



Sprayed with dark blue hammerite, surprised how close the colour is to Royal Blue, looks ighter in the pic.



The starter mtor is quite badly corroded too. It has now been wire brushed and the ally has been sprayed with clear laquer. Will hammerite the body tomorrow.

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interesting colour scheme you have going there CJJ
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Yep, I was going to go with yellow, but I think you can go too far
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