As can be seen the engine mounts were the wrong type and totally worn out .
The brakes are stripped off and a note taken of the various colour splashes which indicate the spring specs, the check marks (yellow and white) for the bolts which were applied in the factory to show that the bolts were tightened correctly.
After stripping down,inspecting and repainting everything the Front axle is reassembled with new parts as required.
Front brakes have been converted to discs and the hubs are fitted with new rotors.
The various colour splashes are redone
New Brake hoses are in the red plastic bags to protect them while the front axle is reassembled.
The reconditioned parts are laid ,plus two new bearings, O rings for the housing and concertina seal for the Pump shaft .
The armature was tested and the commutator polished ,the mica seperator segments were cut down slightly and the new bearings fitted.
There are several washers,spring type drive plates and packing seals under the impeller,all designed to last a long time and prevent fuel leaking into the motor housing.
The motor housing contains the field coils and brushes these were all checked and found to be OK. it was then fitted with new O rings and tested to ensure it was OK electrically.
Lastly ,the pump mount rubber and metal bracket are fitted. As this is a very early injected car ,the pump is mounted on it’s side hence the odd bracket. a new fuel pressure hose is shown here ,A New hose from the tank to the pump will have to be made .As this also differs,in that the hose is screwed into the tank,not simply slipped onto a nipple as the others are.
The horns were both stripped and the rust and dents removed. the bodies were reassembled after being repainted.
After reassembly they were tested and adjusted for tone. There is a high tone and low tone horn .
The Bonnet has been stripped to the metal and primed several times and is at last getting smooth enough .
The Roof however is a different matter. It has sever damage all over it some of which i hammered out and metal finished but some is too badly damaged to completely remove so it has been leaded . The darker spots are Low spots and the lighter spots are high spots revealed in the first primer and guide coats. It’s as if someone had gone over the roof with a ball pien hammer
The boot Lid is similar but not as bad as high spots made by things being carried in the have hit the skin . In the meantime other panels are also getting the primer ,sand,Primer,Sand,Primer routine too..