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Old 13-06-2013   #16
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Re: 1992 Tipo 1.7D

Oh dear.. very severe rust in the front bumper supports on my 1.7D project.. whats left of them! mostly stripping at the moment when I have time. The car is 40 miles away from where I am living so opportunities can be limited for working on it. On the plus side I changed the rocker cover gasket, glowplugs and the tailgate gas springs, removed the complete handbrake lever setup from the car and cleaned the gear gaiter and centre console. I'm also trying to remove whats left of the steel water pipe from the water pump that runs along the back of the engine, not the easiest job in the world.
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Old 17-06-2013   #17
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Re: 1992 Tipo 1.7D

Glad to see you're making progress and plans are taking shape. If you've got to get the door welded properly the so be it I guess, at least you should have a tidy interior and everything else stratightforward apart from derusting and painting and replacing.

Waiting for the verdict on this year's MOT for mine - fingers crossed! Will report...
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Thanks for the support Bluejohn, I hope yours gets through the MOT ok! I would say my progress is very gradual, lord knows when I will get mine through a test! All I am getting done are bits and pieces at the moment. Every time I look at it I keep seeing more worn out components, all the engine and gearbox mounts are shot.. Plenty to do and least its avoided the crusher!
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Well today I decided to remove the front subframe seeing as I had the front of the car jacked up and on stands anyway. Its not too bad rust wise, and the anti roll bar looks pretty ok too. I might get it sandblasted and repaint it if I can find some spare cash! the rear engine/gearbox mounting rubber is completely shot along with the other 2 mountings as well, hopefully I can find replacements. How on earth is one supposed to make up a new brake pipe to replace the one pictured? (its the driver side front) there are more bends than a twisty road! As usual I will let the pictures talk.
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Re: 1992 Tipo 1.7D

No real constructive work to report on this project, I dropped out the engine and gearbox having previously removed the front subframe. I thought it was the easiest way to change the engine/gearbox mounts and to remove the steel brake pipes for replacement with lovely new copper pipes. While I'm in here I will treat any rust and paint up the bay to prevent further rust. I will also do the timing belt, clutch and water pump while I have the engine removed, the water pump looks quite new but I will stick in a new one anyway. Progress is slow as I only get at this car every few weeks. I might also add that the tipp-ex marks on the timing belt sprockets were not put there by me!
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Re: 1992 Tipo 1.7D

stephen, just thought id post on your thread to bring it back up in the list again, as nothing appears to be happening lately(?). i hope the work is still progressing ok.
<|> my thread on rear subframe mounting bushes will continue as soon as im clear of work on other cars, ones that are either on the road or which are attempting MOT shortly. meanwhile it would be nice wouldnt it if the active bluejohn would respond to my shouts in his direction on there, asking for a little RSF related info.. takes all types though as they say and i have nothing but praise for him when hes paying attention and providing that erstwhile support hes famous for (on here at least).
<|> anyways stephen get to it !! (with your project). as the old fellah from middle of last century crucially said "if youre going through hell.. keep going"
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Thank you for the support yaztaz, I would dearly love to be devoting more time to the tipo but it is located some distance from where I am living, also lack of time and money is not helping the case! I had a poke around the tipo today, it's parked at my grans place and oh dear oh dear the rust is scary. I found some misguided souls attempt to patch up the rear chassis leg and boot corners with fibreglass... I really need to just get the old girl on her side and work from front to back with the welder. My parts car on the other hand has a perfect floor pan but the roof looks like a piano was dropped on it. Time is non existent so progress and updates infrequent. Also a number of Rover P6 on the go has the tipo well down the priority list. I wish you the best with your tipo and I will update when I can.
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