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Apologies if this has been done to death before I have just purchased a GTV V6 and thinking about spending a few quid on engine detailing as it really needs a makeover. interested from those that have had this done. How much and where? Thanks
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Apologies if this has been done to death before I have just purchased a GTV V6 and thinking about spending a few quid on engine detailing as it really needs a makeover. interested from those that have had this done. How much and where? Thanks
Autolusso, 300 to powdercoat everything in a colour of your choosing. If you strip yourself then you may be able to find a cheaper powdercoater.
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Autolusso, 300 to powdercoat everything in a colour of your choosing. If you strip yourself then you may be able to find a cheaper powdercoater.
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I did this to mine. Probably the most useful bit was the DIY zinc plating kit. I've blasted and plated loads of bolts and brackets. Stripped it down to the cam covers, blanked inlet and exhaust ports, degreased washed and painted the block, crackle paint on the cam covers. New plastic sleeving and boots for the injector plugs, re-wrapped the sub loom. Done the same with the gearbox and starter.
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I did this to mine. Probably the most useful bit was the DIY zinc plating kit. I've blasted and plated loads of bolts and brackets. Stripped it down to the cam covers, blanked inlet and exhaust ports, degreased washed and painted the block, crackle paint on the cam covers. New plastic sleeving and boots for the injector plugs, re-wrapped the sub loom. Done the same with the gearbox and starter.
Thanks Chris.....that is a work of art. Thanks for sharing and I have few ideas on the way forward. I pick up my new (to me) GTV V6 on Friday!!
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It helps to have such a great 'canvas' to start with! Very few non exotic engines come close to looking as nice as a Busso.
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Not sure if still needed but ive not been about for a while but here is my engine in the tidying up stage. still lots to do yet. But all has been done by me and on the cheap by just looking for bargains on fleebay and getting a engine braid dress kit,
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Just over a year later(!) and I finally reached the stage of starting the V6 in my project. Generally fine, although it's a bit clattery as the lifters are a bit dry after sitting all that time. It'll quieten down I'm sure.

Took 3 attempts though - first go and it was dead. Realised I'd managed to mess up the plumbing on the Toyota/Lotus fuel pump i'm using and had the vapour recovery port going to the engine, and the actual fuel outlet going all over the floor....

2nd go was better in that it fired, but was unhappy. Realised I'd forgotten to blank the brake servo port so it had a big air leak.

3rd go was fine.

Spent some time yesterday sorting out a MIL. I'm using a very cut down loom from a donor 166 and the ECU was flagging a lack of an A/C control relay and the vapour recovery solenoid. A 220 Ohm resistor is all it needs to spoof each of those, so that's done and no more MIL.

Finally purchased a full copy of MES to help with this - excellent tool.
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I did this to mine. Probably the most useful bit was the DIY zinc plating kit. I've blasted and plated loads of bolts and brackets. Stripped it down to the cam covers, blanked inlet and exhaust ports, degreased washed and painted the block, crackle paint on the cam covers. New plastic sleeving and boots for the injector plugs, re-wrapped the sub loom. Done the same with the gearbox and starter.

I live in Worcester...are you avaiable to do my engine(s) - have a few for you to experiment with - looks fantastic
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