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Old 03-18-2013, 04:12 AM   #341
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Go Hendo, Go Hendo, GOOOOOO!!!! Successfully complete what ever meaningful task you decide upon... mechanical - or - personal!!

Lol my own personal cheerleader? In saying that tho, Please don't post a pic of you in a skirt and pom poms hahaha

Lets just leave it at comments. Lmao :-D
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:13 AM   #342
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One step at a time she's coming together. Good on ya, I'm rooting for ya Hendo!
Cheers CP. I appreciate your support
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:00 AM   #343
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Hey Hendo...I saw the dipstick...so what keepin' yah from firing her up..?
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Hey Hendo...I saw the dipstick...so what keepin' yah from firing her up..?
Hey Pete.
Yeah dipstick all sorted. Am aiming to fire her up next week.

The below schedule is what will be happening If all goes to plan:

1.) Degrease the engine, chuck a wire wheel on it to strip it back to bare metal, pressure clean it, bolt the tranny on (Tuesday)
2.) Spray two coats of 2pak primer (Wednesday and Thursday with sanding in between)
3.) Apply three coats of colour (Friday, Saturday, Sunday with sanding in between)
4.) Bolt the starter motor on, install new hoses, fit the three fuel filters (Monday)

Then and only then will she be good to go...

I can start her now I guess but I want her looking schmick for her movie debut.

You only ever get one "first start" so I want her looking good :-)

Yes I'm a bit of a perfectionist with OCD I know but meh, but this my game so i make the rules lol.

I'm so exited about starting her up tho. Been watching videos on YouTube of the 6354.4's and sticking my head out of my car window when I'm behind a truck to get a wiff of the diesel exhaust lol.

Well now that I have made myself sound like a right crack head I might choof off.

Stayed tuned for some painting pics this week and thanks again for your support. The comments mean a lot and give me the dive when all I want to do is lay on the lounge.

Thanks again.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #346
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Lol phew. Here I was thinking I was the only one! Lol

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:12 AM   #349
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Hey gang!

Well the motor and tranny are all painted now and I'm really happy with how it has come up.

I wasn't happy how the injector tubes would have looked being painted so I thought outside of the box and put some heat shrink on them. Was a PITA getting the heat shrink small enough to have a snug fit around the injector tubes and big enough to fit over the nut heads. It Took a lot of manipulating and swearing and i almost chucked in the towel and put it in the to hard basket but the results speak for themselves I think.

Obviously its not what the heat shrink was designed for but I think they came up great and will look great for many years to come.

Tomorrow I plan on putting on all of the filters, the injector tubes and hoses, put ATF in the tranny then she's all done ( minus the alternator and starter which I am trying to find new ones for ATM )

What's your thoughts on the paint job and injector tubes?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:26 AM   #350
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Looking good Hendo. That dog seems to be ready for a boat ride too.

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Looking good Hendo. That dog seems to be ready for a boat ride too.

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Yeah it's amazing how many mates you get when they find out you've got a boat lol.
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Mr. Hendo. Impressive! The only potential problem I can imagine is regards the heat shrink (HS) on the inj' tubes. Any salt water/corrosive that gets under the HS via the open ends will be trapped there possibly causing rust and the "clips" that hold the tubes rigid may not fit properly.
OK, now where's that vroom, vroom video? You fully realize the accompanying audio HAS to start with the phrase "Here mate, hold my beer and watch this..."
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Mr. Hendo. Impressive! The only potential problem I can imagine is regards the heat shrink (HS) on the inj' tubes. Any salt water/corrosive that gets under the HS via the open ends will be trapped there possibly causing rust and the "clips" that hold the tubes rigid may not fit properly.
OK, now where's that vroom, vroom video? You fully realize the accompanying audio HAS to start with the phrase "Here mate, hold my beer and watch this..."
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Hmmm corrosion. Didn't really think about that being an issue. The paint had all but disappeared and was looking scabby and tatty with bits of paint missing but no corrosion or rust. They are alloy tubes but now I'm thinking my clever idea is not so clever after all :-/.

The clips won't be an issue. There's only two tubes that run through two clips and they can be manipulated to fit.

Hahaha no video yet. The Solenoid on the starter is chattering and not engaging the drive pinion. On the hunt for a new one atm.

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0, YES - She's a Beauty to Behold!

Glad you have a ferocious guard dog protecting it so no one shoulders that engine (like you did in a picture of months ago when removed from boat) and absconds with her right off your property.

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Matt - Me Mate!!

0, YES - She's a Beauty to Behold!

Glad you have a ferocious guard dog protecting it so no one shoulders that engine (like you did in a picture of months ago when removed from boat) and absconds with her right off your property.

VROOOOOOM - - > VROOOOOOOOOM - My ears ate piqued!
Thanks mate!
Yeah she's a vicious old Girl that'll lick you to death lol

Oh FYI Thanks heaps for your email, its been 5 days now!
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absolutely fabulous. Beautiful job, looking forward to the video with SOUND. Vroom vroom.
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absolutely fabulous. Beautiful job, looking forward to the video with SOUND. Vroom vroom.
Thanks PG. I fear the wrath of the supporters and followers on TF of AXE will banish me to the realm of silence should I not post a video of her running hehe

Once I get a new starter motor there will be noise .... Oh yessss ... There will be noise Ba ha haaaaaa *queue evil laugh*
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