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2 hours ago, Bowie69 said:

Electrolysis would get that to bare cast in less than a day with the right set up. 

 I'm keen to try this. Would you mind doing a little write up? :D

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@lo-fi , not much need really, it is all over the internet, this is about the closest to my set up I have come across:

http://antique-engines.com/electrol.asp

 

Though I use an old plastic dustbin, and a piece of stainless exhaust for the anode (and ignore the warnings about chromium etc).

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30 minutes ago, lo-fi said:

 I'm keen to try this. Would you mind doing a little write up? :D

Youtube it. Loads of how to vids. 

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I've ordered 2kg of soda. Think I'm going to hook it up to the welder as a power supply :ph34r: I'll report back! 

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A simple, low capacity car battery charger would be better.  The welder could overdo it and be a bit of a risk, I imagine.

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Got home this evening and cracked out the soda, all set up and on at the moment, within 10 minutes you could see it was working 

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Exciting :)

A stainless or brass wire brush is great for getting the loose remains off :) 

Obviously a normal brush will end up rusting given how damp and soda-crystally everything is :) 

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Getting there, this is 3.5 hours. Have turned it off as not sure i want it going over night.. 

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Just use one wire on the part, more just makes it less effective.

What current are you running?

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1 hour ago, Bowie69 said:

Just use one wire on the part, more just makes it less effective.

What current are you running?

Did have one to start, added a few more after 3 hours, will go back to one. 

And I am using a 14v output battery charger. 

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Does the charger have an ammeter on it?

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Lovely motor is that. She should keep you busy sorting it out. Some very very knowledgeable members here to help you if you get stuck. Helped me loads.

Yes stay away from britpart but also..i have had the odd dodgy bearmach part. When you look at the box, you sometimes find the parts are made in china !!! or the such, so..be careful.

My landy is like the forth bridge, i just get one part sorted and then....something else needs fixing . A constant work in progress, if you will. But we love em.

Dave.

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52 minutes ago, skirky dave said:

Lovely motor is that. She should keep you busy sorting it out. Some very very knowledgeable members here to help you if you get stuck. Helped me loads.

Yes stay away from britpart but also..i have had the odd dodgy bearmach part. When you look at the box, you sometimes find the parts are made in china !!! or the such, so..be careful.

My landy is like the forth bridge, i just get one part sorted and then....something else needs fixing . A constant work in progress, if you will. But we love em.

Dave.

Exactly that isnt it. I have just had a failed trip to it as all the pipes id bought for the cooling were all wrong.. Oops

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Electrolysis done on the part of thermo housing. Popped radiator back in just to see what it looks like. 

Tested thermostat, all working. 

Will slowly get it back together over the next week 

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That came up well.  I don't rate Hammerite at all fr chassis or axles, but it does well on engines, in my view.  A couple of coats of black Hammerite "Smooth" will have that looking very clean.  Don't paint the inside - rust prevention is don't by correct application of antifreeze, which also helps prevent limescale and other mineral deposits and lubricates the water pump.  Important stuff, not limited to just its name.

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38 minutes ago, Snagger said:

That came up well.  I don't rate Hammerite at all fr chassis or axles, but it does well on engines, in my view.  A couple of coats of black Hammerite "Smooth" will have that looking very clean.  Don't paint the inside - rust prevention is don't by correct application of antifreeze, which also helps prevent limescale and other mineral deposits and lubricates the water pump.  Important stuff, not limited to just its name.

I think who ever has owned this previously didn't know what antifreeze was, as it was not to pretty inside... One coat of smooth black on it and it's back on the engine with the cleaned thermostat in., new gasket and wellsealed. 

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That hose does look a bit short, but if you have already determined it's wrong, then nothing bad is coming at you!

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I did exactly the same thing .. MANY years ago ( bought the wrong pipe ), however,..all may not be lost!!. An elder land rover enthusiast said to me..Don't throw it away Dave, if you cut the pipe 2 inches from the end and keep the short off cut .. you can then place some stainless tube inside the pipe and then force the short off cut onto it, all you need then is a couple of hose clips and away you go. Not for the purest but... hey ho if it gets you out of trouble and it works. I kept that part in my emergency parts box in the back of the landy for 5-6 years, along with spare fan belts hose clips, cable tie's etc etc etc .The list went on and on. It eventually got used by a stranded landy follower near Mam Tor , Castleton in Derbyshire.

Dave.

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Another Saturday another day on the truck. 

The thermo top housing all back in, got the water pump fitted, all with new hoses, and have filled water up inc anti freeze.. 

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Lookong at brakes a bit more after coming back from holdiay, and there was what looked like condensation on the master cyl, but is the hydrolic fluid, so will be replacing this. But do it spend an extra £20+ on oem or have the bearmach one thats alot cheaper(both supplied by bearmach).

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