Restoration era 1097

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era1097
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Restoration era 1097

Post by era1097 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:08 pm

After a few weeks i completly dismantelled the era 1097 to a bare shell.
This will be fixed up ,while i sort out the rear and front subframe.
The rear subframe needs to be replaced.
All bearings and seals will be new.
The only problem i have for the moment are the front calipers.
Al beleed nippels are broken off.
So i need to look for good replacements.
Soon i will post some pictures of the subframe's
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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by prop » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:28 pm

Hi, I thought I had a job on my hand but I think you have more of one.
Is there any chance of a photo of the petrol tank fuel return. I would like to know exactly where it enters the tank. Also the dimensions and photo of the body kit mounting brackets.
Good Look
Martin

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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by G96LUE » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:39 pm

Hi Martin,

I have some drgs i made of the front and side kit mounting brackets.
I managed to get these 2 from my rover dealer ages ago and i had some stainless ones made for mine (didn't fit all of them), Unfortunately the rear ones were not available at the time.

I'll dig them out and pop them in the post complete with the rear cross member drgs.
Send me a PM with your postal address as i only have your email.

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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by era1097 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:57 pm

a small update on the 1097.
It is now stripped and ready for sand blasting.
The engine needs some TLC.
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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by era1097 » Sat May 07, 2011 4:25 am

As the subframes take longer to get painted i started with the engine.When i started it looked like this:
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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by era1097 » Sat May 07, 2011 4:56 am

Then i started getting all the aluminum parts of the engine cleaned and glass blasted.
After that i got all bolts and nuts and other parts cleaned and got them a new zink plated coating.
Then i started rebuilding the gearbox and changed everything needed.
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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by era1097 » Sat May 07, 2011 5:00 am

Got me some straight cut primairy gears(with the central bearing)and the x-pinn diverential was already in the gearbox.
Then i took the engine block appart vleaned and painted it,changed all bearings but also the oil pump wather pump and got me a duplex cam chain(the cam stays standard).
And also a new modified cilinder head.
For now I'am waiting for some parts to finish the engine and for the paintshop.
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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by G96LUE » Sat May 07, 2011 8:33 pm

Looking really good.

You are putting in some very good work on the restoration.
well done

I look forward to the next pics :)

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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by millermilla » Sat May 07, 2011 9:52 pm

Loving this thread, keep the pics :D
Keith Miller

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Re: Restoration era 1097

Post by era1097 » Sat May 14, 2011 6:32 pm

A small update.
The next job will be rebuilding the hif44.
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