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Post by janner on Thu Sep 05 2013, 15:39

Hi all, sort of fallen for this ol girl, really has grown on me, always creates lots of interest, so decided to give her some lovin, going to do more and more as time goes on , but heres the latest pics of some of the detailed polishing, not going to polish the whole engine but pick out different parts and paint the rest, either ruston bronze green or ruston maroon, Thanks



The original condition of the castings can be seen in the picture

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Post by janner on Fri Sep 06 2013, 17:13

Been at it again today , took the AC oil bath air filter off and stripped it back to bare metal and primed and top coated it and put fresh oil in and re fitted.





After the gauze was thoroughly cleaned



And re fitted


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Post by Foden on Fri Sep 06 2013, 19:12

Looking good, one of our club member's has one and that never even gets wiped over let alone polished!Smile  It does run well though, once it starts.

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Post by janner on Fri Sep 06 2013, 19:18

Foden wrote:Looking good, one of our club member's has one and that never even gets wiped over let alone polished!Smile   It does run well though, once it starts.

Pete.
Pete , I heard all the stories regarding their poor starting and have yet to see what they mean !! if the engines got good compression and you crank it over half a dozen times to richen the chamber it starts as soon as the decompressor is released , thanks for the comment though, appreciated

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Post by Foden on Fri Sep 06 2013, 19:30

It starts fine during summer but at our December lightup it takes a little persuading with a flare!  Once running though it knocks away nicely running a generator or a large pump.
 
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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by janner on Fri Sep 06 2013, 19:35

Later version than mine, slight differences too , mine has the breather on top, and your mates one has a mechanical fuel pump to draw up the fuel whereas mine is gravity fed from new, also his rocker is flat and not domed , also has one oil gauge whereas mine has two, pressure and temp , subtle differences , but they are quirky little buggers. Thanks

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by janner on Fri Sep 06 2013, 20:34

Done a bit more today , stripped the gauges off and resprayed the shells of them , also while off fitted new o rings that fit between the bezel and the housing, then polished the governor/gauge plate as shown, think that will be it for the polishing and the rest of the engine casings painted to emphasise the polished parts.



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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by Villiers on Fri Sep 06 2013, 22:07

Can't beat a good hard polish on a Friday:lol: 

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Post by seniorengineers on Fri Sep 13 2013, 19:13

Villiers wrote:Can't beat a good hard polish on a Friday:lol: 

Nice engine Jon, but I can think of many better things to do on a Friday afternoon  Hows that pump shaping up? cheers David.

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by janner on Fri Sep 13 2013, 21:29

seniorengineers wrote:
Villiers wrote:Can't beat a good hard polish on a Friday:lol: 
Nice engine Jon, but I can think of many better things to do on a Friday afternoon  Hows that pump shaping up? cheers David.
Davis , i haven't touched it yet tbh mate , not had time lately , nothing unusual there you might say !!!

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Post by janner on Fri Sep 13 2013, 21:30

Well, actually I have been doing stuff to the Enfield though , got the aircowling off and degreased and ready for the treatment, the flywheel has been undercoated tonight ready for top coating, so while the cowl and flywheel is off will get cleaning behind there too now.

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by kevjhnsn on Fri Sep 13 2013, 23:39

never seen an enfeild get so much loving
usually just as found, or blasted over the dirt ,with cheap silver paint with yard brushes the few ive ever seen
looking very fine mate
cant wait for the final finished look that enfeild thats carved out is just asking for paint colour to fill it in ,will make the polishing easyer too Smile 

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Post by janner on Sat Sep 14 2013, 09:01

kevjhnsn wrote:never seen an enfeild get so much loving
usually just as found, or blasted over the dirt ,with cheap silver paint with yard brushes the few ive ever seen
looking very fine mate
cant wait for the final finished look  that enfeild thats carved out is just asking for paint colour to fill it in ,will make the polishing easyer too Smile 

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kev, The Enfield is a fairly rare sight on the rally field and on top of that if you ever get the chance to look inside one they were beautifully engineered , they're bad press for being difficult to start is down to poor maintenance and no fault of the design, if they are in good order and everything is kept in spec they usually start with a few swings, and then when you start looking into the different models and realise just how many are left of this particular model then it worth the effort, like I said , the silly thing has grown on me lol !!!!

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by Villiers on Sat Sep 14 2013, 11:11

Just goes to show Janner that you can polish a turd!!! sterb lol! lol! lol! lol! 

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by janner on Sat Sep 14 2013, 20:36

Very true Rob, but this turd seems to attract attention, must be the sweetcorn !!!!

Anyway, been out today and stripped the rocker off and head and barrel as to clean the fins it needs to be stripped properly, pleased to report no bore wear at all and everything in very good condition inside, so it looks like this ol girl's rally season is over for 2013 as it'll take a while now to get it all sorted, also an engineer mate has bee here today and took the stub shaft away with a twin v groove pulley I had and is going to machine the pulley to fit the shaft so next year it'll be driving the big Pullen water pump bought from Dave Seniorengineer.

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by janner on Sun Oct 13 2013, 22:18

Well, been a while since I put anyhting on here , but I have been busy to say the least , anyway, here's some proof that "Turd polishing" can work !!







These shots are about a week old and have made more progress since, but give a general idea whats going on , Cheers Janner

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Oct 13 2013, 22:36

That looks really good janner:D 

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Re: Blinging the Enfield VS1

Post by kevjhnsn on Sun Oct 13 2013, 23:51

janner
when you think your going to start cleaning the turd up then Laughing Laughing 
love the detailing and multi colour combination ,all works well together with the gold arrows
beats the usual all over in silver as i see them around my circuits

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Mon Oct 14 2013, 00:08

Is it diesel'?

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Post by kevjhnsn on Mon Oct 14 2013, 01:42

Lewis MacRae wrote:Is it diesel'?
yes mate its a diesel

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