‘74 DS Resto

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Mmmmm, my preference is to cut about 10 mm below the crease..... then fold the crease back inside the door. The new piece also gets a 10mm inward lip.
I then clamp, the 2 lips together.
Fully weld the inside edges of the lips, and only tack weld the outside, about every 25mm. Then filler finishes the crease shape between the tacks.
 

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Happy New Year to all, it’s been awhile.
I solved my stuck sleeve issue by outsourcing to an engine builder in Preston (Vic). Graham, very elusive, rarely answers his phone but looks like a great outcome at a very reasonable price. 😊
Whilst there I had the head checked, that was ok.
Progress to date:
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Head on, tightened, and valves adjusted
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Dressing the engine
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While I have it out a bit of Gearbox maintenance
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Clean, inspect, remove 5th gear and ensure oil feeders are clean
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General rummage around the other gears. Have to lock them to remove the 5th gear (to clean oil feed), replace Speedo cable whilst there
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Tighten up 5th gear
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Then reassemble. Easy peasy.
Hand brake spring compressor was very handy getting the springs aligned to get the gear selector back on.
I highly recommend the DS-TT English Toutube videos, ‘Preventative maintenance on 5 speed gearbox’ it was my guide through this process.
Next few jobs will be mating the engine to gearbox (new clutch installed), final checks and eventually hoist the engine & gearbox unit back into its proper home.
A big thank you to those of you who have lent me the tools and advice that has got me this far.
Be back again soon…
 

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Did you add the extra oil feed that is often suggested for 5th gear (or is it already there ? :) ).
 

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Service your front brake calipers too. Put new seals and felts in there. Replace pistons if there is any rust spots on them. Don't ask me how I know this!

Cheers, Ken
 
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