The joys of the cologne V6.... WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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The joys of the cologne V6.... WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by STOCK...tm » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:43 pm

As stripped....one dirty bast**d..... the 'black death' had covered everything...

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But now..... its starting to look something like....

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:D
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by capri dave » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:42 pm

jesus christ :o

what do you use to get it that clean :shock:

looks like a new engine :D

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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by seatofmepants » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:30 pm

capri dave wrote:jesus christ :o

what do you use to get it that clean :shock:
its gotta be a time machine :lol:
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by Beakster » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:03 am

Good job stock. Love reading about your engine projects. 8-) How do you clean your bits? Got a hot tank?
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Post by STOCK...tm » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:35 am

i wish i did have a hot tank..... no, its been done the old fashioned way..... by hand...and brushes and compressed air.... and with this engine about 2 gallons of thinners!
With all the oil gallery bungs removed i have a spray gun type devise to blow through all the oil ways with a high pressure jet of thinners ( dissolves the black gunk pretty well) and comes in handy to wash everything off.

started like this...

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once stripped the wash down begins....

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and continues.....

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once fully cleaned off is given a couple of zinc primer...

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then a top coat....

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and finally some new core plugs and a coat of petrol resistant laquer...

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Next..... the heads :)
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Post by caprifan » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:26 pm

:cool: looking good, wonder what lucky fella's getting that :whistle: :applaud:

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Post by STOCK...tm » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:34 pm

had the delights of cleaning up the rocker assemblies today......... :roll:

as removed...

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they were stripped and cleaned.... the rockershaft being totally blocked with the black death, had the engine been used it would of run dry of oil..... luckily they hadnt worn..

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Collect the 'unleaded' heads up from the engineer at the weekend :D
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by STOCK...tm » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:57 am

well i picked up the heads from the engineer this weekend, it now has hardened valve seats fitted.

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So the next job is the heads..... a little port work then get the assembled and fitted....

I sat a head on just to give a little sneak preview :D

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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by Bristol Red » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:58 pm

Hey Stock that Cologne lump is looking well tasty 8-)

Need to re-fit timing cover/new waterpump to mine and was wondering where you got your allen bolts from and if you know the thread size

....are they stainless?

Any info appreciated mate..Andy
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by STOCK...tm » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:22 pm

Bristol Red wrote:Hey Stock that Cologne lump is looking well tasty 8-)

Need to re-fit timing cover/new waterpump to mine and was wondering where you got your allen bolts from and if you know the thread size

....are they stainless?

Any info appreciated mate..Andy
Hi there,
they are stainless , i got them from a local supplier, the thread size for the cover is m8, the waterpump is m6.

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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by Bristol Red » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:30 pm

STOCK...tm wrote: Hi there,
they are stainless , i got them from a local supplier, the thread size for the cover is m8, the waterpump is m6.

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Thanks Stock... ;)

You gonna paint the heads as well mate...got some black VHT high temp spray for mine, thought it was worth tryin..

Guess I will have to wait and see how long it lasts :D
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by BMWcapri » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:29 pm

That's a professional-looking-block-finish :applaud:

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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by STOCK...tm » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:12 pm

BMWcapri wrote:That's a professional-looking-block-finish :applaud:
A recent pinto was my favorite block finish so far.....

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Re: The joys of the cologne V6....

Post by STOCK...tm » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:13 pm

Bristol Red wrote:
STOCK...tm wrote: Hi there,
they are stainless , i got them from a local supplier, the thread size for the cover is m8, the waterpump is m6.

Stock
Thanks Stock... ;)

You gonna paint the heads as well mate...got some black VHT high temp spray for mine, thought it was worth tryin..

Guess I will have to wait and see how long it lasts :D
Yes, i will be painting the heads after ive finished the port work..... found some VHT in a similar colour to the block.
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6.... UPDATED

Post by STOCK...tm » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:39 pm

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i put some paint on one of the heads today..... shame it wasnt the same colour :roll:

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infact...... the colour looks different from photo to photo :shock:

the last one probably looks closest to the real thing
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6.... UPDATED

Post by capri_turbo » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:39 am

looks fantastic... What's the going rate for one of those then?
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6.... UPDATED

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:47 am

Nah it looks good that two-tone colour Stock, like a Calypso Capri.
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Post by STOCK...tm » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:54 am

Major_Tom wrote:Nah it looks good that two-tone colour Stock, like a Calypso Capri.
I used to have a calypso capri ! :D
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Re: The joys of the cologne V6.... UPDATED

Post by Bug » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:12 pm

My 'financial controller' had a Calypso when I first met her.

So tatty it was commonly referred to as the 'Collapso' :roll:

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Re: The joys of the cologne V6.... UPDATED

Post by STOCK...tm » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:16 pm

capri_turbo wrote:looks fantastic... What's the going rate for one of those then?
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