1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:45 pm

Bottom of the driver’s door has rotted and the outer skin is not attached at the bottom any more so metal plates have been bonded over the holes and then the door skin bonded to the inner frame

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Found secret map on door card :)

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New bottom ball joint on drivers side the rest are ok

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New front spring bush fitted, the old one is a bit worn :)

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:01 pm

Work finished in engine bay

First job was to clean the sump
When the oil was first drained it was so thick and congealed that nothing came out when the sump plug was removed, i had to poke a hole through a thick crust at the bottom of the sump to let the oil out.

I didn’t want to remove the sump, so to clean it a little tool was made to put through the sump plug hole and scrape the sludge out, once the thick stuff was removed from the bottom petrol was poured through the dipstick and left to soak in the sump over night.

After soaking overnight compressed air was used to blast the petrol around the inside of the engine, this was repeated until the petrol came out clean. An endoscopic camera was used to inspect engine after and it looks spotless ready for new oil

Radiator removed and flushed out, also flushed the engine out

New heater hoses and a used top hose fitted

New oil and filter

New plugs, points, air filter, fan belt and thermostat fitted

Dynamo wasn’t charging but a jiggle of the control box wires and it is now working again

Heater fan, wipers, lights, fuel gauge are all working

Master cylinder removed and rebuilt, all the brakes are now done on the car

Battery clamp made as it didn’t have one

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compression test

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pics of engine bay finished

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby pbottomley » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:13 pm

All coming together very nicely :D
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby hbpeter » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Compression readings are amazingly close for an engine of that age thats been stood.

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:59 pm

pbottomley wrote:All coming together very nicely :D


Thanks, hopefully if all goes to plan it should be going for its MOT this week :)
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:59 pm

HBPeter wrote:Compression readings are amazingly close for an engine of that age thats been stood.

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Lowest is just over 140psi and the highest is about 155psi so all within 10 percent of each other
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:02 pm

more welding

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:37 pm

MOT booked for Thursday :)

Jobs left to do
Weld the spare wheel well and finishing off waxoyling underside and cavity wax chassis, sills etc


rubber mat repaired by glueing rubber patches over the splits on the underside
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floor painted
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memory foam sheet to protect rubber mats
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rubber mats and seatbelts fitted
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front and rear seats fitted, interior is now finished
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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:57 pm

spare wheel well welded, all the welding in now done :)

went for its MOT today and passed with no problems :woohoo:

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finished off waxoyling underseide

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Re: 1965 Viva HA Standard Barn Find

Postby MTV-VIVA » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:49 pm

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