Project: Repair of Broken Metal Casting.

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Will this repair work?

Yes, it looks good.
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It might be OK, time will tell.
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Are you kidding?
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No, it will have more leaks than Julian Assange's website
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Andrew 2.8i, you are an idiot for wasting our time with this.
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Hi Andrew,

Really sorry to hear about the Sump.... Hope you manage to get this sorted out soon!!! But, onto your engine, WOW!!!! Are you going into competition with a certain Lacquer red Capri on here??? If not you should consider this.... your time & effort are really paying off in Wads!!! keep up the great work, take care, cheers,

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P.S. Mind that screwdriver???
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Taff50ish wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 1:16 pm Really sorry to hear about the Sump.... Hope you manage to get this sorted out soon!!!
Hi John,
Thanks for your kind comments.
I've had the sump baffle welded today by the chap in my local garage. He did it while I waited and wouldn't take a penny in payment. I owe him one! :D
There's a few cars on this forum that are my inspiration, including your own. I'll post proper photos of the engine soon.
Taff50ish wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 1:16 pm P.S. Mind that screwdriver???
I the words of Vic Reeves, "You wouldn't let it lie...!" :lol:

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Here's what I've been up to.....

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Stay safe everybody,
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Bloody hell, that looks amazing, :applaud: wanna sell it? :D
If you're ever thinking of doing this as a sideline Andrew, can I be first on your list please ?
Nice work.
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Stunning, very impressed! I was thinking about doing this with the 3.0 but needed some motivation which I think I've found now!
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Caprifan Rob wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:57 pmBloody hell, that looks amazing, Nice work.
D366Y wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:03 pmStunning, very impressed!
Thanks chaps! I'm pretty pleased with how it's ended up after all the work that went into it. :)

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:applaud: That looks like a work of art rather than just an engine. Well done Andrew!
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Impressive looking work Andrew. Bit extreme for just a cracked casting but there you go!
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Paul G wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:52 pm :applaud: That looks like a work of art rather than just an engine. Well done Andrew!
Peter-S wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:05 pm Impressive looking work Andrew.
Thanks chaps, it's good to hear such kind comments.
Peter-S wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:05 pmBit extreme for just a cracked casting but there you go!
The trouble is Peter, once you make a bit of something look OK, it makes the not so good bits look terrible in comparison. We can't have that now, can we? :lol:

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:37 pm Here's what I've been up to.....

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Stay safe everybody,
Andrew.
Andrew, that engine looks absolutely brilliant!!! ;)

Where did you buy this white Motorcraft oil filter? I buy it from Motomobil (Germany) regularly, but this year they sent me black ones Motorcraft instead of white. They probably don't have white ones on stock no more. Black ones are newer, I think.

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Only just seen the update from June 1st :?

Wow that's amazing work Andrew :cool: It will be so easy to keep clean now should you ever decide to drive it again :lol:

Look forward to seeing it sometime, will have to keep my bonnet closed to conceal the :turd: engine bay :roll:

:cheers:
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T.M. wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:45 pm Where did you buy this white Motorcraft oil filter? I buy it from Motomobil (Germany) regularly, but this year they sent me black ones Motorcraft instead of white. They probably don't have white ones on stock no more. Black ones are newer, I think.
Hi Tom,
The last time I went to a Ford dealer to check on stock levels of the white ones, the parts man told me that they had a new FINIS code. No problem I thought, until he brought out a black filter. It looks as though the white ones are obsolete now.
I bought a box of 10 from a Ford main dealer that was selling them on Ebay. They worked out at £6.50 each, I think that was a bargain.

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andyd wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:03 pm Wow that's amazing work Andrew :cool: It will be so easy to keep clean now should you ever decide to drive it again :lol:
Thanks for your comment, Andy!
I'm pleased with the way it's ended up but there was more work involved than it looks. It wasn't a quick spray over with some aerosol, I completely stripped the block back to bare metal to be repainted. I have also replaced all the core plugs, bar one, and replaced all of the seals and gaskets. All the nuts and bolts have been re-zinc plated and look as good as new. All the ancillary parts have been stripped back and repainted. I have also treated myself to a new inlet manifold that has been blasted back to a new appearance, and finally some powder coated rocker covers. I've even gone to the trouble of reproducing a sticker for the oil cooler.
I have plenty more upgrades that I will post details about at a later date.

I don't believe that you need to keep your bonnet closed though, as your car is one of the very best out there.

Cheers,
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:11 pm Hi Tom,
The last time I went to a Ford dealer to check on stock levels of the white ones, the parts man told me that they had a new FINIS code. No problem I thought, until he brought out a black filter. It looks as though the white ones are obsolete now.
I bought a box of 10 from a Ford main dealer that was selling them on Ebay. They worked out as £6.50 each, I think that was a bargain.

Andrew.
Thanks for info. ;)
I still have 3pcs of white ones (and 2 new black ones), but I will check ebay.


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T.M. wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:45 pm Andrew, that engine looks absolutely brilliant!!! ;)
Thanks Tom,
See the post above... :D

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I must have missed this post looks really nice sir a grand Job :cool:
So will we see your hard work on eBay as your fitting a pinto now :lol: .
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Jasonmarie wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:49 pm I must have missed this post looks really nice sir a grand Job :cool:
So will we see your hard work on eBay as your fitting a pinto now :lol: .
Thanks Jason.
Yes, I looked everywhere for a Pinto but they are so sought after I couldn't find one anywhere. I suppose I'll have to stick the old Cologne back in now! :lol:

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:23 pm
andyd wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:03 pm Wow that's amazing work Andrew :cool: It will be so easy to keep clean now should you ever decide to drive it again :lol:
Thanks for your comment, Andy!
I'm pleased with the way it's ended up but there was more work involved than it looks. It wasn't a quick spray over with some aerosol, I completely stripped the block back to bare metal to be repainted. I have also replaced all the core plugs, bar one, and replaced all of the seals and gaskets. All the nuts and bolts have been re-zinc plated and look as good as new. All the ancillary parts have been stripped back and repainted. I have also treated myself to a new inlet manifold that has been blasted back to a new appearance, and finally some powder coated rocker covers. I've even gone to the trouble of reproducing a sticker for the oil cooler.
I have plenty more upgrades that I will post details about at a later date.

I don't believe that you need to keep your bonnet closed though, as your car is one of the very best out there.

Cheers,
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It's certainly paid off Andrew! Fair play for going to the effort of doing it, I can't imagine it was an easy job getting it done and all credit to you for taking it on - very jealous!
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D366Y wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:46 pm It's certainly paid off Andrew! Fair play for going to the effort of doing it, I can't imagine it was an easy job getting it done and all credit to you for taking it on - very jealous!
Hi Danny,
Thanks for your kind comments. To be honest, with some of the more laborious tasks I get fed up half way through, but it's the thought of the finished project that helps to get me re-motivated. It's incredibly satisfying when I can stand back and look the end product and be pleased with myself. I don't want to sound arrogant, but I think I can be pleased, and dare I suggest proud too, with how the engine looks now compared to how it was.

Keep up the good work with your Capri fleet, I enjoy reading your updates.

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Great effort Andrew, well done.
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