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  1. GT ROCK

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    #1 GT ROCK, Aug 14, 2015
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    FORMERLY 3500 GT PROJECT
    Work has now started on the frame, the car came to me with the left hand sill cut off and separate new fabricated one which seems to be very well made.
    Yesterday we blasted the exposed frame on the left hand side, this was then etch primed and today we fitted the sill supplied, work is now continuing. I made a floor repair section with the correct fluting which will now be butt welded to the remarkably sound remaining floor.
    The other side has been heavily patched over and I suspect this will require a complete panel.
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  2. GT ROCK

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    #2 GT ROCK, Aug 21, 2015
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    The nearside sill area is almost complete now and we are about to replace the right hand one.
    The engine block has now been bored and honed.
    I came to clean the threads in the block for the head studs and it seems that the thread is different. The thread on the stud base is M14 x 2 and the block thread seems finer than this, can anyone tell me the likely thread profile in the block?
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  3. GT ROCK

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    Forget the thread question, It turned out the studs are correct and threads were exceptionally clogged
     
  4. F.Engineering

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    Keith,
    M 3500 GT is a my dream classic car ....
    Your is a carburetor version or injection?
    I will never buy one .... patience ...

    You have a good work! :)
     
  5. GT ROCK

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    carburettor version......my dream car also, but some dreams include nightmares
     
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    Ahhh ... Also I would like to have the carburetors version with three great weber ....!!!
    good work!
    I have an engine AM 107 n° 2222 4.2 litres of Qp dated 1968
     
  7. GT ROCK

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    #9 GT ROCK, Sep 18, 2015
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    The axle is nearing completion, I have fitted new wheel bearings, wheel cylinders, adjusters and shoes, looking for new u bolts then I can fit the leaf springs all ready to pop into the freshly painted car in the distant future.
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    #13 GT ROCK, Nov 7, 2015
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    The machine shop recommended removing these plugs to facilitate cleaning of the crank oilways, not sure if this was a good idea as the thread is a mysterious size.
    I managed to re-plug them successfully after a few scary moments
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    #17 GT ROCK, Apr 25, 2016
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    Repair sections were let into each wheel arch and the valance edges were replaced all around the body, this pic shows a wheel arch repair before linishing.
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    #20 GT ROCK, Apr 25, 2016
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    Meanwhile I have pushed on with the engine work.
    The crank was balanced and installed, new oil pump parts were fitted along with new flywheel and clutch, eventually the bottom end was complete and it was a treat to install the sump and turn the whole lump the right way up and put it into the patiently awaiting trolley specially made for this purpose.
    It is my intention to get the engine running and tested before installation in the car.
    When my reconditioned starter returned home I was able to check the oil pressure in the bottom end. First step was to block the feed to the as yet non fitted cylinder head and to fit a pressure gauge to the gallery.
    After priming I turned the motor by hand and the gauge climbed to 10psi, a quick spin with the starter and I had 80 PSI, so all looks well down below.
    I have documented all of the work done on this car in a separate file to be kept as part of its history for future guardians, I am up to 60 pages so far.
    The engine work involved many steps and I have only skipped through them on the forum but here are a few pics to show some of the work done.
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  21. MK1044

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    Great job. Keep the photos coming.
     
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    Wow. Thanks for sharing with us. John.
     
  23. GT ROCK

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  25. 71Satisfaction

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    Thanks for sharing!
    Beautiful - what is the exterior color called - and what color will the interior be??
    Cheers,
    - Art
     

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