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  1. A complete cooling system

    Some 13mm pipe that links the heater matrix to bottom of the radiator, via the drain tap.

    A fan connected to the back of the radiator.

    A pipe between the bottom of the water pump and the radiator.

    What do all these things mean?

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    Yes - A complete cooling system. I could fill it with water now!
  2. safety first

    There's a tray under the carbs that collects any petrol and directs it way from the alternator. Tonight's job was to install a pipe to ensure the petrol is sent in the right direction.

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    A better view from my other engine...

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    it seems to make sense to route the pipe to the exhaust side of the engine. Could anyone confirm?
  3. Pipes!

    The person who removed the heater matrix from the car didn't bother to unscrew the jubilee clips, they just cut the pipes.

    So I had to replace the pipes. I measured the outlet on the manifold and purchased three metres of 16mm pipe. Some how I managed to cut the pipe about 10cm too short. Just as well I'd purchased more than needed.

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    Then I made another nasty find. The return pipes are a smaller diameter than the flow pipe. Back ...
  4. Missing Senders

    My spare engine didn't come with a oil pressure sender or a water temperature sender. Instead of robbing them from my good engine, I managed to get some spares (thanks Simon!).

    Then I realised that that I was missing something. I had three senders,
    • a water temperature sender for the gauge,
    • a water temperature sender for the electric fan, and
    • a oil pressure sender

    but I only had two wires. A black one, and a yellow and black one.

    I also couldn't work ...
  5. Final front brake pipes

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    The drivers side is now all plumbed in.
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