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  • in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23792
    LD50
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    yeah actually that result is impressive. I will have to try that on something.

    I wonder if they use something similar in the “rust converter” stuff which you’re supposed to paint onto rust to stabilise it before painting? Though tbh the vinegar seems to produce a cleaner finish than rust converter (which normally turns things kinda black).

    Very interesting!

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23786
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    ok wow I didn’t expect that… way to do the build-up xD

    that’s actually pretty impressive. I thought vinegar was acidic so would eat away at it or is that that effect, like leaving a penny in coca cola?

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23763
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    hmm… doesn’t look all that different from here. isn’t vinegar acidic, so wouldn’t it be etchign the new steel ready to accept some moisture and make new rust?

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23747
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    bump!

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23737
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    this weekend.. new coolant tank (with sensor this time), a very tedious repair on 30-year old wiring for said sensor. still no idea whether it’s working but no temp still.

    Also somewhat restoration of the clean grille I found. It’s not perfect but it’s looking reasonably tidy all things considered.

    I think once the front half has had another coat of paint we should be about ready to turn her around and work on the back end. There’s a little filler needed on each flank where the new wheel arch meets the old and a little bit of other fillering/shaping needed but let’s see. Am not trying to go nuts.

    Interestingly the last couple of times I’ve run it there hasn’t been any smoke from the manifold/downpipe…and if that trend continues then it might be enough to get thru an mot. Not sure I’d want to go racing on that downpipe but sometimes these things last longer than you’d think.

    I’ve got a spare wideband o2 sensor from my bike which I’m going to put in place of the narrowband that’s there currently and that should give me some better feedback on what’s happenign fuelling wise. She pretty much starts up right away now which is also good. Confirmed the charging circuit is charging too.

    On the grille you’ll notice there’s no zipties holding it on too 😉

    (well I mean obviously there are but they’re hidden better 😉 )

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: Rust – prevention & treatments? #23736
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    cmon you can’t keep us in suspense!

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23728
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    car now approximately 50% painted…

    fixed the driver’s mirror the other day, soem bits on doors, found a better grille in the archives, cleaned that up etc. I ran outta paint again (naturally) so bonnet and driver door etc need another coat before they’re even but hey..I got a lot more prepped and first coat than i expected to, and it’s all still progress.

    If i only show half the car in the camera shot it looks like it’s finished xD

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: Tornado red Golf country light restoration #23719
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    heh! sounds about right 😉 3 syncros doesn’t even need an assessment…straight to the loony bin haha

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    in reply to: Tornado red Golf country light restoration #23717
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    I think you may have crossed into “syncro rescue centre” 😉

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    in reply to: The end of an era #23706
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    so they’re all collected and shipped out then.. :'(

    but hey you built some fun cars, not just your own either..I mean all the ones of the people you’ve helped 🙂

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23701
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    New mechanic.. very cute but doesn’t seem to be getting much work done, pretty sure he’s asleep under there

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by LD50.
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    in reply to: You can now subscribe to ALL forums #23671
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    So this functionality broke a while back…it now appears to be fixed!

    So you can *once again* subscribe/unsubscribe to all forums…and never miss another post!

    \o/ at last!

    Do it HERE

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23657
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    thanks yeah the finish came up better than expected. Baby steps still but it’s encouraging 🙂

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    in reply to: LD50’s syncro… attempt #2, now #3 – It moves ;) #23653
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    so I just meant to test out the paint on the wing and see whether it went on ok and it did! A can does about 2 coats on a door or wing panel and whilst the finish will never be amazing, it’s more or less the same colour and actually the finish is not bad considering.

    It’s actually already been useful as having thigns the same colour means I spotted that some fo the seams don’t quite line up – i need to see if i can adjust the door hinge up or down everso slightly and/or see if there’s any wiggle room in the wing fitment. It’s not off by much but once it’s all the same colour it’s very noticable.

    I’ve got enough paint to finish this side i think but there’s still loads to do. I’ve got plenty of matt lack 2k but so far I’ve been spraying on the drive so can’t really go bigger than cans.

    I also put the alloys back on it. The rears are a bit cracked so will need replacing but the fronts are newer and still in good shape (yokohama s-drive). No need to worry abotu that till mot time though.

    I have however also fixed my compressor so now have airtools again and as soon as I find my little air sander then this might get a bit easier.

    I was sorta deluding myself that the’re’s only a couple of things to fix before it’s mot-ready but that’s still quite far from the truth, but I’m trying to not think abotu that too much and just do whatever’s next on the list. Atm I’m in reasonably stable employment (praise be!) so am tearing through my to-do list every chance I get but it’s a very long list.

    I’ve also realised a bunch of stuff I’ve been doing re mapping motorbikes would also apply here. Atm i’ve got a narrowband O2 sensor in the syncro but I’ve actually got a spare wideband setup from the bike whcih i’m not using and could go in there and should help with getting the fuelling right (which it’s not atm).

    Workshop development is still progressing too – I’m still hoping to get some sort of welding table or something set up so i can have the TIG set up permanently. I’v ebeen testing with leaving less expensive electrical stuff out in the workshop and as long as it’s covered from rain (plastic bag) thigns seem to do better than in the damp shed even… so that bodes well.

    both main bikes are now up and running again and basically as “done” as they need to be (I crashed one last autumn hence the rebuild) which means I can focus time and funds on the syncro and scooter projects again \o/

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by LD50.

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    in reply to: Got there, doing it again! Golf country rebuild. #23648
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    oh wow! you had a proper coverign of snow there. ace 🙂 We had a little bit but not really enough to count. Looks great 🙂

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