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  1. resto_d1 replied to the thread Steep learning curve.

    I think what your referring to is known as a head saver shim? I don’t see the point to be honest unless you get good rates! I’d rather get a fresh turners one and not f about.

    Apr 3, 2020 at 12:16 AM
  2. resto_d1 replied to the thread Steep learning curve.

    As above the gasket doesn’t denote your head skim. If you skim the head you cut the valves back down to spec. But yes, I think there is a max. I wouldn’t be keen on taking much off one. It gets quite thin around injector seats and I’d bet they’d...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 12:14 AM
  3. resto_d1 replied to the thread Steep learning curve.

    Cheers. Yes, it looks like it’s had a skim but I assumed so by the no hole gasket. Incorrect assumption as this doesn’t actually relate to the head, more the tolerances on the block. Either way I don’t really want it skimmed so I’m ordering a...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 12:11 AM
  4. resto_d1 attached a file to the thread Steep learning curve.

    this is my thoughts James. I don’t like that corrosion on the head but I obviously asked you and when the gasket is up against it it doesn’t encroach on the cylinder edge rings of gasket. Tis close though! It was coming in at 200 odd for the...

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  5. resto_d1 replied to the thread Steep learning curve.

    I know what you mean!! I work from home half the week anyway but I like the social side of going out and seeing people as I’m a hermit here. Going a bit loopy with no interaction. Shame the dog can’t talk. Wonder if he’d have a German accent?

    Apr 2, 2020 at 11:51 PM
  6. resto_d1 replied to the thread Steep learning curve.

    Lol! I still haven’t mowed. Saving it lol. That and the hovering! I did paint the front door to be fair haha

    Apr 2, 2020 at 10:55 PM
  7. resto_d1 liked suew's post in the thread 90 REAR CROSSMEMBER RECOMMENDATION.

    I got a fantastic heavy duty one with built in recovery points from Ian Dixon. He seems to be able to make them how you want. There is a bit of a wait as he’s very popular. Dixon Fabrications But I contacted him on Facebook...

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  8. resto_d1 liked Gmacz's post in the thread 90 REAR CROSSMEMBER RECOMMENDATION.

    Just get a new rear cross member, if chassis is good, it will be an easy weld job. It slides on and you weld around the join, easier than messing about with plates and little panels etc.

    Apr 2, 2020 at 10:24 PM
  9. resto_d1 replied to the thread mech engineers/cnc machinists - straight edge.

    Yeah it’s an impressive thread mate and proves that the td5 isNt the devil!!

    Apr 2, 2020 at 8:50 PM
  10. resto_d1 replied to the thread mech engineers/cnc machinists - straight edge.

    The coolant system was in a nasty state and didn’t know the history of the car. Engine is on 160 odd so wanted to see where it was at and yes it was a spur isolation project

    Apr 2, 2020 at 7:06 PM
  11. resto_d1 liked raywin's post in the thread mech engineers/cnc machinists - straight edge.

    Should be more than adequate, if you are going to lay it on the surface and test by trying feeler gauges under it,. Dont get one that's too light it makes checking more difficult.

    Apr 2, 2020 at 4:49 PM
  12. resto_d1 replied to the thread mech engineers/cnc machinists - straight edge.

    I was actually going to ask you as been following your thread and noticed you had some nice tools! Especially your mic! Is the motor all running nicely?

    Apr 2, 2020 at 4:49 PM
  13. resto_d1 liked RangeRoller dt's post in the thread mech engineers/cnc machinists - straight edge.

    You can get a little seat to sit a dti gauge on too. Can see the different values as you move it along the head

    Apr 2, 2020 at 4:48 PM
  14. resto_d1 replied to the thread Steep learning curve.

    Bit tricky right now. Only shop was a high quote, I think it’s been skimmed before due to 0 hole so wouldn’t want to skim again and if paying that much labour I’d get a fresh one from turners I think! How you getting on?

    Apr 2, 2020 at 4:47 PM