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    Quote Originally Posted by N5GTi6 View Post
    Looks like a crack in the bottom of the mount socket - you need to plate that and weld it up.

    Cheers

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    Nice pickup Justin!
    I did notice something but hadnít had a chance to get in there with a wire brush to clean it properly yet to check the extent of the damage. Iíll report back on what I find, from the photo I agree.
    The car is having some welding done soon so it will go on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEyssens View Post
    Nice pickup Justin!
    I did notice something but hadnít had a chance to get in there with a wire brush to clean it properly yet to check the extent of the damage. Iíll report back on what I find, from the photo I agree.
    The car is having some welding done soon so it will go on the list.

    cheers
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    I had the same issue with the 306 cab. Just weld a plate over the top.

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    Nice big solid washer fits well and is easy to weld to!
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    The mount is definitely cracked, I didnít bother cleaning back the whole area as itís clear thereís work to do there.

    Nice new Bosch timing belt in and all the covers going back on. Yet again more bolts and nuts wrong or missing. Iíve spent a considerable amount of time just sorting out wrong or missing parts in this car.

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    And it looks like someone had a go at welding that crack before.

    I wonder what can possibly crack the body there and how? Looks like a fatigue crack, so possibly repeated flexing, but how, because a flexible rubber mount shouldn't transmit force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    And it looks like someone had a go at welding that crack before.

    I wonder what can possibly crack the body there and how? Looks like a fatigue crack, so possibly repeated flexing, but how, because a flexible rubber mount shouldn't transmit force.
    I didnít see any old welding. Itís a rubber mount but itís still transferring load. Also once the buffers are worn the load on the bottom area is increased due to increased travel. Its certainly fatigue failure. Considering the strength of the mounts and loads in play that flat plate is in my opinion under designed.

    Also we donít know the history of this car, itís had some type of strut brace in the past and has modified suspension so has likely had harder than average use and acceleration and gear changes etc. all the mounts Iíve touched on the engine/transmission have been shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    And it looks like someone had a go at welding that crack before.

    I wonder what can possibly crack the body there and how? Looks like a fatigue crack, so possibly repeated flexing, but how, because a flexible rubber mount shouldn't transmit force.
    All 2 litre 306's will crack there as well. Just a design fault. Later models have MUCH stronger engine to chassis arrangements for that mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N5GTi6 View Post
    All 2 litre 306's will crack there as well. Just a design fault. Later models have MUCH stronger engine to chassis arrangements for that mount.

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    Cheers Justin, thanks for the feedback and input I definitely agree itís a weak point. Luckily an easy fix.

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    Default Little Silver 205GTI

    Another short stop to work on little silver and finally found all my bolts, nuts and washers to assemble the timing covers (some searching and parts nicked from spare engines)



    One thing Iíve been constantly challenged with on this car is finding all the right parts. These two bolts belong on the bottom of the lower timing cover that sit under the crank accessory belt pulley.

    All new belts and idlers (existing were all shot)



    Even the alternator belt tension adjuster was cactus and missing bolts.

    Fuel leaks finally fixed. I had to replace the washers supplied by BakerBM with the new fuel line and banjos as they wouldnít seal. New flat washers worked perfectly first go. Iíll have to email them.

    Car started so easily and ran smooth, nice idle.

    This is all a bit pedestrian Iím sure, however I feel that getting a project car going for some people with busy lives is a bit like this and can sometimes stall for what feels like an eternity. So I thought it good to share.
    Bit by bit Little Silver is coming back to life!
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    You put the A/C belt the wrong way around the idler/tensioner. The lack of grooves in the idler should be a hint which way the belt goes around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    You put the A/C belt the wrong way around the idler/tensioner. The lack of grooves in the idler should be a hint which way the belt goes around it.
    ha, heck yes thanks schlitz good pickup... how did I miss that!?... looks like I may have been a bit tired last night
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    After a stringent review process I decided to revert back to the more ďconventionalĒ method of tensioning the AC belt



    Some other new parts that went in the other day


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    Lots more little items ticked off including the door lock & latch adventure. Filled with incorrect parts, faulty parts, bent and bodged parts, missing parts.

    Like this door handle link rod bent enough that it fouled the mechanism


    Easy fix


    But I only found that one as I had to pull a latch mechanism out as two other link rods were on backward and wouldnít function. Like the door exterior lock which I found didnít work because the plastic arm wasnít there and when I went to fit one I couldnít because the rod it connected to was on backward and badly bent. So many little things


    Even found and fitted lock gaskets!


    End result is all locks and latches are working very nicely. And original central locking fixed on drivers door and tailgate, just need to repair wiring on passenger door and that will be sorted also.

    How do cars get so badly stuffed with?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEyssens View Post

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    How do cars get so badly stuffed with?!?!
    Retards modifying them.
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    Moving out of the shed under its own power after more than six years of neglect
    Wow just a bit dirty


    Time for a quick shower



    Looks great from a few meters away

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    Time to get some Gtechniq C4 onto that plastic work.

    Lookin good !

    Cheers

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    Test drive farm style



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    Default Little Silver 205GTI

    Little Silver 205GTI has parted ways with me ending our journey.

    Off to its new home with a stop off at Grahamís workshop for some suspension work.

    See you on the black top Little Silver





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    Nice work! So many people just don't have the patience to repair a car in such detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Nice work! So many people just don't have the patience to repair a car in such detail.
    Thanks Bluey! Itís easy to underestimate whatís involved. Iíve done heaps and thereís still quite a bit for the new owner to do. Now Iím excited to get onto my next car in the queue

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