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    I am a bloody thicko, must be going troppo ( again...) I seriously could not remember how I got the pump off last time. Groan.

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    As I expected this engine is far from happy, years ago I managed to cook the head and had it repaired, the bolts were never tightened up again however, I think this engine is coming out! Might as well.
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    Whilst I'm pointing out faults here's another which might inspire anyone to see if their engine mounts ( unless it's your H frame) are not in a good state!
    See if you can access the fourth cylinder plug tube from the scuttle hole with a plug socket...
    luckily I have you beaut Richo mounts with which to solve this little dilemma, hoping the chassis hasn't cracked...
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    Found the perfect humidity solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Found the perfect humidity solution

    Assuming you drill a hole in the cork rather than just shove the pipe in - at the risk of getting small fragments of cork in the hydraulics.

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    Yes all done carefully, aware of cork residue getting in but as long as no one comes along and buggers round with it all good, I'll probably blow air through them anyway, hoping to pull motor out in next week, get it on a stand, want to have rebuilt by end of January, getting bit bloody hot here unfortunately

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    The engine came out today, no dramas on hoist, the downpipe on the exhaust was a shit ( as I always read : ) ) ended up sawing off a nut with a dremel... Found some curious things, exhaust and inlet manifolds not tight, timing chain cover all bolts nuts virtually finger tight, might explain the anount of crap from a to breakfast all over the place, and a blocked passage in the head in jacket, crudded up. Took it local super revhead Peter Mc Iver to see what needs to be done to keep it happy, it wasn 't as bad as I thought it might be. Still tomorrow will see how crap rings/pistons are, I'm still daydreaming of 21 pistons. Couldn't loosen the dizzie, fear it is corroded on, anyone have a suggestion how to free it up kindly?
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    Separated the gearbox yesterday, took most things off, distributor freed after some energetic wrangling, a piece landed on the deck which I have yet to identify, looks camish! But what? Guesses for entertainment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Separated the gearbox yesterday, took most things off, distributor freed after some energetic wrangling, a piece landed on the deck which I have yet to identify, looks camish! But what? Guesses for entertainment...
    I've no idea, but if we are guessing it looks like a pin to set TDC (hole is just under where the alternator sits on the gearbox housing) and has been lost when last used

    Going well there Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Separated the gearbox yesterday, took most things off, distributor freed after some energetic wrangling, a piece landed on the deck which I have yet to identify, looks camish! But what? Guesses for entertainment...
    Is it 6mm is diameter
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    I'm not near it at present but what are you thinking? : think it was closer to 8mm
    while I'm gassing on, the timing chain is probably worth changing , new tensioner and guide looking at the distance the tensioning block has gone out, couldn't be much more distance left in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I'm not near it at present but what are you thinking? : think it was closer to 8mm
    The TDC set pin is 6mm, as is the corresponding hole on the flywheel, if the pin you have is 6mm there is a good chance you have a useful addition to your toolbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I'm not near it at present but what are you thinking? : think it was closer to 8mm
    while I'm gassing on, the timing chain is probably worth changing , new tensioner and guide looking at the distance the tensioning block has gone out, couldn't be much more distance left in it

    You're looking at it - you may as well change it rather than find out later you should have.

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    Figured out the random piece posted previously. Its the cam piece for the fuel pump. Stripped down the block some more, the parts bill is rising,
    new water pump and head connection
    new cam followers, a few as worn,
    new pistons/sleeves/liners
    gasket set obviously
    new timing chain
    new tensioner
    new guide
    seals,
    filters
    hoses
    clutch plate (shagged)
    its going up, bolts nuts studs
    btw does anybody have ball joint removers prepared to lend, I've figured it would be much easier to whip off the hubs and do shafts all together and then plonk straight back in, not sure if I need a steering arm ball joint remover, probably, i think theres a ball joint there!
    if you have these tools and are ok to lend I would get them back pretty quickly,
    costs rising!
    ah the results though, it's going to be totally shmick!

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    Just for confusion I looked at the Nuancierds site by Yves and the paint for BOTH LHM components and engine blocks plus assorted parts is AC 502. However as he has communicated to me the blocks seem to come out a different tone. So there you go, can of worms. I had a look at 73 model options too and DSpecials were available in a colour I REALLY like, Bleu de Orient, with Meije roof and tabac targa, it's a really nice scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Just for confusion I looked at the Nuancierds site by Yves and the paint for BOTH LHM components and engine blocks plus assorted parts is AC 502. However as he has communicated to me the blocks seem to come out a different tone. So there you go, can of worms. I had a look at 73 model options too and DSpecials were available in a colour I REALLY like, Bleu de Orient, with Meije roof and tabac targa, it's a really nice scheme.
    Me too Steve, Bleu de Orient can look stunning. I'm battling with myself, stay with Bleu Lagoon or de Orient

    For panels and prep de Orient would require more work like black very unforgiving of any imperfections, I also prefer for the roof to be the same colour on a D but that's just me





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    It looks unreal, so the question I struggle with is go original or make it a really cool colour and possibly raise its value as well. What do you think of AC502 vs 501 info, Yves is the genius! It would be good to get the specs right .

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    74 DSpecial Renewal-image.jpgThis photo has me scratching my head, interesting to see the whole engine being fitted, note the suspension is in place, how the blazes they could access the engine mount bolts is the thing that gets (to) me!
    Maybe because its a leftie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    It looks unreal, so the question I struggle with is go original or make it a really cool colour and possibly raise its value as well. What do you think of AC502 vs 501 info, Yves is the genius! It would be good to get the specs right .
    Resale value is not a consideration for me, I have no plans to sell my car - I might be leaning more toward authentic than original, there is not much left on my car that is original. Bleu de Orient is a colour that was used and correct for the year models and if I could go back to that time and was choosing a colour for my 'new' D I would no doubt have chosen de Orient over Lagoon. Still undecided, with the black vinyl sunroof the darker colour has even more appeal, a decision I need to make before I paint my roof.

    With regard to greens for hydraulics and engine there doesn't seem to be a definitive answer, especially with the hydraulic components. I've seen genuine original parts in varying shades (steering racks/ pumps and spheres all different on the same car) but that is just my own experience. If there is a consensus it appears to favour satin 502 for the hydraulics and 501 for the engine.

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    That could start an argument tres grande with M.Yves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    That could start an argument tres grande with M.Yves!
    I'm up for it

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Flick him an email via his site, he's quite amiable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Flick him an email via his site, he's quite amiable!
    It's not that important to me, if it were a concern I would obviously be as pedantic with the rest of the car, and I'm certainly not!

    I do though admire those that can carry through with this depth of detail

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Yep all good fun

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    Steve,
    This is possibly one of the better preserved original DS we have access to on the net.

    DS 23 Pallas 1973 (19 151 Km)

    Even given the lighting conditions I can easily discern at least 3 different greens in this pic, close but they are certainly different. . .



    . . .but yes, all good fun

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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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