Mk1 827 Si Saloon

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:05 am

All good stuff there! There's another downside to getting the stuff on your face and arms - it's a waste! They don't need water and rust proofing!

Don't know what the weather is doing in your neck of the woods today but it's calm here, will we see more pics later?
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:34 am

It sunny but still pretty windy. Hopefully some more photos tonight or tomorrow. I’d like to have it mostly back together by the weekend as I am back to work next week 🙁

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:12 pm

I did a second coat of stone chip after the wind died down. This time i wore a full length coat, hat, gloves and used gaffa tape to tape my cuff to the gloves. Still got it on my face though.

After that i started to think about putting it back together. In readiness i sprayed anti corrosion wax on the front inner wings and all over my fairly recently renewed fuel filler neck.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:16 pm

Now you've had some practice, when can i bring mine round? :lol:

Joking aside, you're doing a great job there, at least it shouldn't rust any time soon! :wink: :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by austinpowers » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:18 am

Missing these updates!!

Cracking job as usual :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:16 pm

Stuffed a load of Dinitrol Cavity spray in the sills using my compressor and a long lance thingy. I shot it from both ends through the inspection holes and then put the rubber bungs back in. Whilst i had the kit out i also put loads of Dinitrol in every orifice i could find under the car, every chassis rail etc.

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Then i started to pit the car back together. Thats when i remembered about my proposed washer bottle modification. Since i have had the car, the windscreen washers have been really feeble. So much so that i think it got an MoT fail or advisory for them. I had experimented with one way valves and moving the T-piece but it didnt make much difference.

Anyway, when i was stripping the front bumper off, i found that the washer bottle was moulded in such a way as to accept two washer pumps and yet only one was being used. So i bought another washer motor and rubber bung seal (think it was a rover 200 or 400) with the idea of running each washer jet from an independent pump.

Washer bottle with 1 hole for 1 motor

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Second hole drilled with 20mm hole saw

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Loom modified with extra connector for second pump

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Fitted!

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All i have to do now is run an new length of hose to the jet.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:44 pm

Try fitting a pair of these as well :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Two-2-Pair-Mi ... SwQJhUmFsv

They don't look out of place (if anything they look more "Rover" than the originals) and give a nice fan shaped mist onto the screen that really shifts the dirt. Uses less washer fluid, cleans better and is a definite MoT pass.

Also the price for the pair (£6.48) is cheaper than ONE genuine Rover jet from Rimmers! Then Rimmers put their P&P on top as well! :shock:

I did have some photos of them in use but like most people, i was Photobucketed - they're on a USB stick but where i'm not sure!

You should have said you wanted a double hole washer bottle, think i have one in the shed, certainly got a pair of washer pumps.
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by CHR15E » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:32 am

MK1 jets are different though?
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by Nuts4my827 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:27 am

Good amount of work there. Remember reading up on this whilst doing my Coupé Sills.
Where abouts in Surrey are you, and the car? I'm Surrey too :)
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:41 am

CHR15E wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:32 am
MK1 jets are different though?
D'oh! :roll: Of course they are! :oops: Thanks Chris! :wink: :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:15 am

Nuts4my827 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:27 am
Good amount of work there. Remember reading up on this whilst doing my Coupé Sills.
Where abouts in Surrey are you, and the car? I'm Surrey too :)
I live in smallfield near Gatwick but the car is now kept at my Dads place in Cranbrook, Kent.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by n1tr0_9 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:14 pm

Reassembly time.

Started with the offside front wing and again i put plenty of Dynax Underbody wax on the backside of the arch lip. I had already put epoxy on it and on the lower rear part that bolts to the sill.

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Other wing on, then indicators and headlights.

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Thats when i remembered the battery clamp bolt was seized into the battery tray. I tried to free it off with wd40 but it sheared off anyway. With the battery tray out, i attempted to drill the old bolt out. That didnt work, so only one option left... weld on a new captive nut. Easier said than done on this car as the captive nut is behind the mounting point, so i had to cut that off, grind off the old captive nut, weld the new one on, the weld the bracket/mount thing back on. Etch primed, satin black and back in the car. Was surprised just how rust free the front inner wings are.

Battery tray
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Bracket cut for access, old captive cut off, new one ready
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Etch primer
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Satin black
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Under the battery tray
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Then carried on with putting it back together

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All done. Well not really done, it still needs filler along the door aperture where the top edge of the sill is and a complete respray, but close enough. I quite like the mongrel look with green body and beige front wings!

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While i was digging around in the car i found a blue piece of car sticking out between the rear of the back of the dashboard in the glovebox area. Its an old christmas card, addressed and with a stamp but never posted. God knows how old it it. Might post it anyway.

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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by scoobyh123 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:40 pm

Probably a fiver in the card! Not that you could spend it now, would be too old!

You've certainly done a great job there, it should last another 25 years at least now! :wink: :D
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by Manalishi » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:05 am

Excellent effort! That dinitrol-treatment Will keep it nice and rustfree forever! A very spacious garage you have there aswell.
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Re: Mk1 827 Si Saloon

Post by Nuts4my827 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:37 am

n1tr0_9 wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:15 am

I live in smallfield near Gatwick but the car is now kept at my Dads place in Cranbrook, Kent.
I know Smallfield. I'm down that way often :)
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