Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

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Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby Retro morgs » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:57 pm

I'm about to commence work on my recently aquired E which on first glance doesnt seem to need a great deal to get it roadworthy. The car has been sitting in a dry garage for 10yrs so i'm going to start with an engine service,new battery and fresh fuel to see what happens! Shall i drain/clean out the fuel tank before filling it up with fresh juice and would fitting an inline fuel filter be advisable?
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby droopsnoot » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:40 pm

Maybe the thing to do would be fit the inline filter, and if it keeps getting clogged up, remove the tank and clean it out.
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby Retro morgs » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:06 pm

droopsnoot wrote:Maybe the thing to do would be fit the inline filter, and if it keeps getting clogged up, remove the tank and clean it out.

Sounds like the more favourable option!
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby hbpeter » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:08 pm

I would rig up a temp fuel supply to start engine, anything in the tank is going to be horrible.

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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby fistfullofV5's » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:34 am

HBPeter wrote:I would rig up a temp fuel supply to start engine, anything in the tank is going to be horrible.

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I agree with Peter 100%. If you've got clean fuel and a clean fuel line,at least it's one less thing to complicate the job. If you're worried about the health and safety side of things,look up something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Au ... 232ef660c9
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby Retro morgs » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:45 am

Ok,what are the best methods for flushing the tank and fuel lines?
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby fistfullofV5's » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:04 pm

Well, to clean out the tank I put a gallon of solvent degreaser and a pot of ceramic baking beads (ask your good lady) and shook the hell out it. It got rid of the old fuel gunk and lifted the loose rust that might clog the lines and or filter. I used baking beads as they don't leave any grit behind like gravel might. After that I filled the tank with a solution of Bilt Hamber De-0x to leave the tank as clean as I could possibly get it. Fuel lines were filled with degreaser and left to soak overnight and then blasted through with an air line. I wouldn't claim it's the best solution, but it worked ok for me.
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby Retro morgs » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:31 pm

Well i didnt get very far with this car as another car came up and i had to have it (72 2dr SL in silver!) but i have sold the E to my stepdad who has already started work on it and has it running! It'll be on the road in no time he assures me and he is filling out a membership form to the club as we speak so good news all round! :D
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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby hbpeter » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:49 pm

Good news, whats the SL then?

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Re: Viva E recomissioning and light resto work

Postby Retro morgs » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:18 pm

It's reg no: BKT 251K. It's already in the register,it got offered on here and was local so i popped to have a look and found it to be one that i knew of and liked so bought it! :D
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