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    Sticky: Ah ok! Now I see! That would work a treat, I'm...

    Ah ok! Now I see!

    That would work a treat, I'm sure! I was imagining a normal dial gauge with a magnet on the bottom! What a useful tool!

    I'm sure they'll be ok, mine had next to no wear but...
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    Sticky: Chris, The issue would be getting it to fit...

    Chris,

    The issue would be getting it to fit over the brake disc.. The bracket needs to be very precise in its length in order to have the dial gauge situated correctly.

    I'm not saying you...
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    Sticky: View Post

    Certainly!

    I used a dial gauge- first time I'd used one actually!

    The 814 manual has a description on how to make the bracket up to hold the gauge; the fixture attaches to the handbrake caliper...
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    Sticky: Thanks Sven..! I've been watching your thread...

    Thanks Sven..!

    I've been watching your thread with interest- great work and the experience is certainly one to be savoured!

    Work always gets in the way, another reason progress has been a...
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    Sticky: Well- please excuse me for the lack of recent...

    Well- please excuse me for the lack of recent updates. I thought Iíd best wait until I had some success to share!

    This has been by far the largest piece of work Iíve undertaken on Celia to...
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    Sticky: Nothing more than some gratuitous pictures, more...

    Nothing more than some gratuitous pictures, more for my records than anything else.

    The other nice discovery was the distinct lack of any rust hiding along with the rear height corrector!
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    Sticky: Yesterday, my rebuilt hydraulic pump I'd ordered...

    Yesterday, my rebuilt hydraulic pump I'd ordered arrived. My old one.. Which was the original (Bless that comprehensive service history!) had started leaking from the main shaft seal.

    I had a good...
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    Sticky: Well! Celia and I have had a great couple of...

    Well!

    Celia and I have had a great couple of months- a few nice trips out, like this one down the Southern Highlands:

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    Maintenance wise?

    Well, I did say Celia was a 'rolling...
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    Sticky: So, oil change and valve clearance adjustment...

    So, oil change and valve clearance adjustment complete!

    I followed the process described in the video linked above to change the two o-rings in the filter housing.. I'd changed them when I did my...
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    Sticky: Fantastic video Chris! Thanks for posting.. The...

    Fantastic video Chris! Thanks for posting.. The assembly makes sense now! Much easier to see why it is the way it is when it's all out of the engine!
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    Sticky: Not a problem! These threads exist to promote...

    Not a problem! These threads exist to promote discussion and the sharing of ideas!

    Ironically, that's the next job I've got planned for the next few months anyhow, so it's a particularly relevant...
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    Sticky: Thanks very much! its clean not through lack...

    Thanks very much!

    its clean not through lack of use.. Just more through the hours I spend keeping it clean! :roflmao:
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    Sticky: So- I made up my road trip capable toolkit today...

    So- I made up my road trip capable toolkit today in my new leather tool bag!

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    Inside, I made up a toolkit comprised of:

    - A pair of latex gloves
    - A role of '100mph' tape
    - Long nose...
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    Sticky: Celia's been playing daily driver the last week-...

    Celia's been playing daily driver the last week- a role she plays well!

    Always easy finding her in the sea of black and silver corporate car parks!

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    Sticky: Chris- sorry for forgetting! Yes- I certainly...

    Chris- sorry for forgetting!

    Yes- I certainly can.

    The Michelins, without doubt, are the way to go. Don't think anyone could really argue, convincingly, otherwise.

    HOWEVER...

    You'll see,...
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    Sticky: Hi Chris, Thanks for the nice words- Sorry...

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the nice words- Sorry I've taken so long to respond, it's been a busy few months. Not always possible to get as much work done as I'd like on Celia and update my thread at the...
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    Sticky: Well, Another long time between updates!...

    Well,

    Another long time between updates! Again, certainly doesn't mean I've been doing nothing!

    For those that are interested, I embarked on the journey of rebuilding the other hooke joints of...
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    Sticky: Well well.. It's been far too long since an...

    Well well.. It's been far too long since an update with a large amount of work occurring! I blame this on life.. It's been a busy few months and time to jump on to AF has been at a scarcity!

    So- a...
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    Sticky: Thanks guys. Looking more and more like engine...

    Thanks guys. Looking more and more like engine removal might be the go!

    On the plus side, 270km done today taking the scenic route to the hunter valley for tomorrow's festivities at nightingale...
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    Sticky: Hi Shane, Yeah- I'm beginning to hear that;...

    Hi Shane,

    Yeah- I'm beginning to hear that; the only thing is that I've already checked the starter and replaced the engine mounts.. So if that's the not reason to pull the lot out, I'm quite...
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    Sticky: Me too. Me too.. I'm nearly there in rectifying...

    Me too. Me too.. I'm nearly there in rectifying most of it I think!
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    Sticky: View Post

    Thanks guys- I think I'll try and leave the engine in, barring any major reason to endure the pain of removal!

    Well, we're inching closer to perfection.. The driveshafts are back in! Bit of a saga...
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    Sticky: Matthew, I'm not sure yet. I was intending to...

    Matthew,

    I'm not sure yet. I was intending to leave it in.. Depends how much other stuff I need/want to change.

    I'll have a really good look over the next month and make my decision then.

    If...
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    Sticky: Will do! I could always use an extra set of...

    Will do! I could always use an extra set of hands!

    HRE- the timing chain would be a good thing to check I'm thinking.. especially because of the difficult accessing it normally.

    I've already...
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    Sticky: View Post

    Matthew,

    Yeah, I will. I've had trouble finding someone who can provide the professional and quality workmanship I'm after. Someone who won't keep her outside and put greasy handprints all over...
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