Viva 2300SL "Barney"

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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Went up to Shipdham yesterday to meet "Les the Paint"just before he brings Barney back to me.
Doors have now been fitted and little welding job around rear suspension turets in boot area,and painted.Just waiting for rear rubber to come(Off a roll :( But will get a Cullam special when there made--Front was very good Paul :wink:)
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Terry :D :D
PS as im posting this just twiged Barneys the same colour as the Carlsberg larger can im drinking :lol: :lol:
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby MYDADHADONEOFTHOSE » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:59 pm

CARLSBERG DON'T MAKE VAUXHALL VIVAS...

... BUT IF THEY DID, THEY'D PROBABLY BE THE BEST VAUXHALL VIVAS IN THE WORLD...! :D
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby hbpeter » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:04 pm

:party2: See if they will sponser the repaint!!

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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:30 pm

Barney`s back from the paint shop in Shipdham Norfolk
"Barney" allways said "I`ll Be Back" :lol: :lol:
Post the pics tomorrow as i start the refit
Terry :D :D
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:28 pm

Started refit today after getting him back, took alot longer refitting than i thought and still alot more to do and rebuild original engine,a few pictures below
Terry
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby hbpeter » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:20 pm

Going to be a very smart car. Well done on saving him.

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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby MYDADHADONEOFTHOSE » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:40 am

It's looking good, Terry.

Nice to see you breathing life back into him.. :D

- Keep up the good work.

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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby viva2300 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:16 pm

looking great Terry.....cant wait to see him back on the road....
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:41 pm

This is my first post since september,just got off my backside and letting you all know the progress to date.
I started with the engine which was totally seized since being laid up in 1991,after stripping sump and head,got a gallon of wd40 and soaked it twice a day for a week,then was able to start to take crank and pistons out.
Pistons were still stuck on gugion pins,soaked these to no avail(piccy below)rings would not move/stuck big time and basically have taken to a recommended place for rebore and pistons that steve(shamm)had located for me.
So while im waiting for block to come back have started on anti roll bar,the drop links were approx £5.50 delivered from someone on ebay,just had to buy two shorter bolts.
terry :thanx:
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pistons soaking in diesal for a week
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roll bar and super flex bushes
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Roll bar drop links,adapted astra ones
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Re: Viva 2300SL "Barney"

Postby bluemoontezza » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:01 pm

Just arrived back from engine reborers in Chelsmford,engine has been rebored to +40thou and new pistons that Steve Hammond (Shamm)had sourced for me.
Worked it out and think its 2324cc now,
The big rebuild now starts.Will post as i build.
Terry :D
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Block to +40thou
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