So it was arranged a week ago, "we'll make it Wedensday" and once again like clock work Ray walks down the driveway with an arm full of "spare parts and man-cave treasures" right on 7.30am to begin turning some spanners on Monty.
The timing cover and gasket was to come off and a new gasket installed to stop a small oil leak which I had cleaned up the week before in preperation for today and this picture below shows what it was like after I removed the radiator and also over the past 12 months I have degreased and pressure washed down in here a good few times before so it was rather dirty and covered in greasey crap to begin with.
Also while we were at it and the radiator was out of the car it was decided that the water pump come off also as there was a 3mm bit of forward and back movement on the water pump impeller shaft when you pulled the fan in and out, fix it now and fix it right, but the first thing to do was remove the lower pulley...
Then the water pump came off by unbolting 4 x bolts with all seemed in good condition..
Next we were off to dad's factory to use the big press to press out and remove the water pump impeller shaft but this is where things got off track for the day. We cracked and broke the water pump housing as it twisted just so slightly in the press and some of the casting broke off.. #%*@ - anyway not to worry as Ray said he has about 6 others at home to replace it with and will take it back there to do the repair on and fix the front and back movement of the shaft.
- 1. Changed housing (pressed 2 at home the same way no problem, so may have been cracked already)
- 2. Changed Impeller (Monty's was corroded on the inside)
- 3. Replaced Shaft (Monty's was corroded and bent)
- 4. Replaced Fan Belt Pulley (Monty's was a bit warped)
- 5. Replaced Fan Blade Hub ( Monty's was a bit loose once the rust let go, that would have been fun down the track)
- 6. Replaced front and rear thrust washers
- 7. Fitted New Internal Baffle (Monty's had hole)
- The main bush (Stripped out gland packing and replaced)
- The front bush (Not drilled for lube, would have failed. Drilled and reamed)