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Mistamist
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26th Feb 10 at 20:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all, has been a while since i was on here last, hope everyone is well and is having a good start to 2010.

Just thought i would post a few pics of my XE Tigra spring clean.

Thought i would take the lump out and give it a good clean and service, new gasgets, belts, lifters and to tart it up a bit.

After being ripped out of my corsa and thrown into the tigra with little attention to detail, i think its time to neaten everything up.

heres my tigra :



and when i swapped the engine into it from my corsa:




My filthy redtop:



into the Tigra:


all done:




that was a fair while back, since then i have been using a barge of a merc, and now a rust bucket of an astra.

having missed the smell of grease, oil and petrol, i wanna get the tigra show worthy to an extent.

so out came the engine last weekend and i gave it a clean:



getting there:





and the bit my missus hates the most





heres the bit im not too happy about...a big fat dirty chunk out of the block!!:



it looks like it was filled with instant gasget in the past and it seemed to be alright as it wasnt leaking, i was thinking of filling it with chemical metal and tapping a thread into it to see if it holds.

I have some Unibond Repair metal for good here but wasnt sure if it would be any good for use on a block as it said it suitable upto 100 degrees, would i be better getting some plastic padding chemical metal or you think this will be alright.??


*JonnyG*
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27th Feb 10 at 01:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Liking the Tigra, different from seeing corsa's all the time.
AlexW
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27th Feb 10 at 10:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Makes me wish i was keeping my tigra.

Thats a nasty bit missing out of the block!
jr
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27th Feb 10 at 14:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Always Nice to see an engine on the stand in a kitchen

I put my cylinder head in the dish washer too
Mistamist
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1st Mar 10 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hello James, has been a long time. how are you mate?


Fad
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Laney
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Mistamist
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Fadrick and laney!! how the devil are you hansom specimines of manhood!!?!
Laney
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quote:
Originally posted by M15T XE
Fadrick and laney!! how the devil are you hansom specimines of manhood!!?!


Honestly? Erect due to your presence xx
Mark.W
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White cesaros on the tigra would look nice
Mistamist
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painted the engine this weekend






just need to sort the gearbox now. think i will re-build it.
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nice that

 
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