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Old 02-10-2019, 09:40 PM   #176
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Man, you have got to be happy! Looks straight as an arrow.
starting to get excited; like this might be a car that I actually get to drive before I need Depends.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:46 AM   #177
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:08 PM   #178
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Looking great! It is funny how projects snow ball like you mention. Mine is going he same way!
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Old 03-03-2019, 06:44 PM   #179
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Painting has begun. Trunk and engine compartment are in color/clear:

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Focused on detailing engine bay parts. On the fuel rail I wasn't sure whether it should be painted red or what looked like anodized; one 1970 1800E brochure shows it red, the other gold.

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Turns out it isn't anodized, but shiny new brass....

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After a soak in vinegar, brushing, and polishing with 0000 steel wool:

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Old 03-04-2019, 08:01 PM   #180
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Painting has begun. Trunk and engine compartment are in color/clear:
Looking good, its going to start looking great soon.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:46 PM   #181
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Looking good, its going to start looking great soon.
Thanks! Am now wishing that I'd been plugging away at the parts detailing; in a time crunch and all my free time is spent over buckets of Simple Green and 35% vinegar concentrate. When I want to get some fresh air I spray Rustoleum.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:41 PM   #182
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I'm amazed at the cleaning power of the 35% vinegar. Never used it before but I'm now sold on it; parts that looked like junk are shiny new after a good soak and some gentle brushing.

Before:

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After soak, brush, spray with high temp clear and repaint of the bracket:

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Old 03-05-2019, 09:36 PM   #183
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Very impressive! I started working for a dealer when these were almost new. E f I was a total mystery. But with the help of the little cartoon book some actually got fixed. These were a very high cost to produce. Steel came from West Germany,sent to Plate Steel Stamping in England.. Is the plate still in yours? Body was built then sent back to Sweden for completion.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:54 AM   #184
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Do yourself a favour and connect the fuel system. Pump, lines including regulator (fpr) ,damper, filter and injectors. Run and flush it. Nothing won't stay the vinegar. I prefer to use high quality fuel and add two stroke oil 1/150. Get out the water and rest of the vinegar. You are able to check for leaks on the bench. Especially cold start injector and the 4 injectors. At 12v to open them. Do it outside!!!!! Fire at your workshop otherwise. There is "testfuel" available, expensive and won't burn. Bad part: this stuff tacks/glues the valves if stored too long. Prepared of leaks and fire
Good luck, very good result in cleaning. I'm impressed, Kay

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Old 03-06-2019, 08:06 PM   #185
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VIs the plate still in yours?
I'm no expert but I believe the body production shifted to Sweden with the 1800S models and later.

As for the FPR and the vinegar: I figured acid would be no good for the guts of it so I looped a piece of hose between the two nipples and clamped it down before the vinegar soak...
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:37 PM   #186
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I'm no expert but I believe the body production shifted to Sweden with the 1800S models and later.

As for the FPR and the vinegar: I figured acid would be no good for the guts of it so I looped a piece of hose between the two nipples and clamped it down before the vinegar soak...
Bodies were still stamped by Pressed Steel in Scotland even into 1800S production. Final vehicle assembly shifted from Jensen (P1800) to Volvo (1800S). But by 1970 the body stamping may have moved home to Volvo as well, I don't remember.

This thing is looking significantly nicer than a "driver restoration." Exciting!
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:51 PM   #187
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Thanks for clarifying Duder....and yes, thread title is misleading at this point. There's obviously been significant scope creep since this got (ever so slowly) rolling. I'm now aiming for a ~Condition 2 vehicle that can be driven in nice weather.

To that end, got the air cleaner assembly finished today with the arrival of a nice repro sticker from Deanoko on Ebay:

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Have a parts order coming in tomorrow and should have the heater assembly put back together this weekend.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:52 PM   #188
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[IMG]1800E Ready for Body Paint[/IMG]

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The only really visible progress....spent the weekend cleaning and scrubbing over vats of vinegar and Simple Green again. Nearing completion of the parts detailing.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:33 PM   #189
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Stunning!
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:06 PM   #192
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Now I’m really pumped! Thanks for the sneak peek Eric!
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:22 AM   #193
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What cam are you using?
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:19 PM   #194
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It's getting a D cam because it works best with D-Jet injection.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:29 PM   #195
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The D-Jet case could certainly hold a stealth Megasquirt install.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:15 PM   #197
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The D-Jet case could certainly hold a stealth Megasquirt install.
I'm pretty sure that he wants to keep the car as original as possible, hence the request for good used hose clamps in the Wanted thread.
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:54 PM   #198
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I'm pretty sure that he wants to keep the car as original as possible, hence the request for good used hose clamps in the Wanted thread.
As the Norse Gods intended.

I hope they approve of the 123 dizzy...��
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:56 PM   #199
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Absolutely amazing, first the paint looking perfect and then the engine looking brand new! This will have been a great restoration, I can't wait to see more progress.
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