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« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2013, 11:23:04 PM »

I think it will still end up a bit half baked compared to some of the posh jobs done on here but it will be as good as my modest funds and skills allow, it's not an especially original car anyway and has done over 100k
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« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2013, 11:40:13 PM »

windscreen out today

not at all bad for a beta but will need some repairs







offside bottom after some rust eater.....


as said will still need repairs but really not too bad (unlike the rest of the car so far...)

thankfully unless I find a lot of filler under the paint the sunroof area looks even better.

Found evidence of at least two resprays one windows out one with windows left in  
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« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2013, 08:50:05 PM »

That's a good result with the screen out. Our HPE ("Lulu") was quite a bit worse than that before we tackled it!
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« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2013, 09:06:35 PM »

Yes

 It has always been good there I don't know why because the rest of the car wasn't particularly good and the car has also had a ridiculous number of owners too 9 or 10 I think so the likelihood of careful ownership is slim!
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« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2013, 10:10:52 PM »

Your VX seems similar to mine - there was no rust around the windscreen surround but that has been more then made up for elsewhere!
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« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2013, 12:44:01 PM »

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« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2013, 04:19:10 PM »

https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=274741849333381" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0"
test assembly without bolting anything together, seems to be running quite smoothly.
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« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2013, 06:57:21 PM »

Fascinating - I've never seen one of those in detail before.

Will you be replacing the bearings?
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« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2013, 07:12:34 PM »

I had to dismantle it because there was light corrosion on the rotors from standing/bad storage (I failed to oil the rotors when it was removed) plus it is impossible to get all the general dust and so on out and it turned with a rather gritty feel. The rear bearings will be replaced they have only a small amount of contaminated blackened grease in them (should be a larger quantity of red grease I believe) so prudent to do so, the front ones are unobtainable in the correct tolerance (C2 I believe) except at massive expense as a reworked bearing from GC but as they run in a permanent bath of oil are probably OK. I can't strip the unit to inspect because the rotors are not keyed and they can't be reset without a jig.
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« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2014, 10:54:54 PM »

I have been somewhat lazy but a few pics.......need to stir into action this year



















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« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2014, 11:10:40 PM »

Hmmmm can't seem to post any photos via iPad damn Apple!

Eventually success but what a pain!
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« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2014, 02:48:06 AM »

Looking good, the block came up nice.
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« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2014, 09:09:46 PM »

A bit of shiny paint makes a lot of difference!
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« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2014, 09:36:08 PM »

Some (scary) progress hope I don't cock anything up not really very good with this mechanical stuff at all.......if it goes well might get the car done this year though!
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« Reply #77 on: May 25, 2014, 01:26:50 PM »

Well engine is part way assembled, at the moment I feel like I would prefer this to be practice but sadly I only have one engine! Hoping that it works will need to rig if up some how and see because it can't wait until it's in the car to find it doesn't!
Will start on bolting the head parts together soon and boggling over cam timing. I have a pair of adjustable cams sprockets but may well err on the side of safety at first and use the original vx ones as that way at least the valves and pistons should be safe from each other , then swap over and possibly fine tune later.
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« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2014, 06:16:44 AM »

Alan

Great progress  Grin On the vernier cam wheels and timing the cams. Speak nicely to Guy and give him the cams in their boxes and have him do it for you. It will be far better to have the cams in the right place from the start and you will have timing marks on the cams and housings once GC has done his magic. I assume you have a Beta 2000 cam or Strada 130 exhaust cam for the inlet side rather than the very lazy VX OE item?

It took me years to get my head around timing cams and felt like 3D blindness. Keep going and if in doubt walk away and then check again and or clean it again.

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« Reply #79 on: May 26, 2014, 11:26:34 AM »

I worked out the timing on paper a while back, still have my notes somewhere  so I'm sort of OK with the theory. Using 130tc inlet cam not sure how to set the timing but I am thinking that it needs to be similar to vx in that the overlap should be less than on an ie, as regards peak lift the standard timing mark on a VX cam sprocket is about 8 degrees different from an ie . The car this block came out was running ie inlet cam and 40dcoe  and had very bad flat spot and low end response, I now suspect this was because the previous owner fitted a complete ie cam carrier with cam and sporocket and timed the cam belt accordingly, as revs increased the car suddenly went off like a torpedo....   
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