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Sep 11 14 6:27 AM
£5.00 to the DVLA and they will provide the current owner with a full list of all previous keepers and addresses, get the form down loaded on line or available from a post office, lucky you more than one Marcos,
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Oct 11 14 7:31 AM
Having a lot of stuff to clean up the time had come to try one of these cheap blasting cabinets. In the past reasonable success has been found with Deox C, electrolysis and a the plain old wire brush but none of these seem to be the ultimate solution. The unit took forever to build, the vague and sometimes incorrect instructions did not help. However the first brief test was very encouraging. It is still not the fastest of processes but the result is very pleasing. Blast fest to follow.....
I would like to know if anyone has any experience with this type of unit and could recommend best media or even how often you should change it?
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Oct 13 14 4:29 PM
Thank you for the very useful information. The unit came with some media described as
Glass Beads, 180-300 micron, round, density 1.54g/cm3, hardness 6-7 (Mohs), max pressure 5 bar.
I have no idea how harsh this is but it does not mark the steel I have been cleaning. My previous experiences, where parts have been sent to be blasted, they come back dimpled. I am curious if a different media, say the oxide you mention would make things easier?
Reading the manual on the thing there are a number of warnings regarding Silicosis and Aluminium Oxide. With that in mind what kind protective gear do you wear?
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Nov 4 14 8:52 AM
MG JOHN wrote:Not safe?? I used kiln dried sand from Jewsons £40 ish
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Oct 27 15 8:18 AM
Even though the postings seem to have dried up for my own records here is an update.
Not so long ago there were 4 of us working on five cars. The orange car we retrieved never had the chassis completed as we managed to find a new one. That was at the point where parts were ready to be put back onto the chassis when it was sold to an enthusiastic gentleman who is rumoured to be making good progress. Of the others in the shed XYN 4G had the chassis virtually completed and the body repaired. It was time at the weekend for that to depart to continue a more local restoration with the friend who had helped bring it this far. His son had Q606MPP and had put in many hours of work to remove the body before deciding a Mantula Spider project was more his cup of tea so Q606MPP made it's way back to the shed in the same weekend. AOY302H is sadly still waiting some chassis work which is not likely to get done for a while and 3622R is still sitting on its wheels with the body on, as it has for some time. Sadly there are some small parts which should have been painted as they are starting to rust now, track rod ends a good example. So now down to three but will be keeping close tabs on XYN4G. Planning is in progress to get stuck into this again when the mini Marcos is completed. Fingers crossed that will be Easter next year.
Oct 17 16 7:31 PM
Well at long last I have managed to find time to get back into the shed the neighbours call Soweto with the view to restarting work on a chassis. Decided the best way forward was to make some space by clearing out all the rusty bits of metal which I will never use. There is quite a lot and I am not sure what to do with some of the heavier items such as engines, axles and gearboxes. Not sure I could lift them into the skips at our local tip.
Oct 31 16 8:15 AM
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Dec 16 16 4:45 PM
After some serious soul searching I have decided to let another car go after being put in touch with an enthusiast, looking for a V4. The reality is a few more cars have come along since purchasing these four projects. Keeping all of those on the road is taking up so much time that my project cars were progressing too slowly. With some sadness AOY302H left today without even being advertised for sale. It has come such a long way since it arrived here. The engine is being rebuilt and the new owner seems keen to get things finished off sooner rather than later. To see it back on the road long before I could have got it there will be a great consolation. I have to say I thought it looked a really fine thing all together on the trailer, with its newly refurbished alloys, even though the back of the body still needs to go down another couple of inches (currently blocked by some seat belt brackets which need holes in the body cutting). As XYN4G is now with a good friend only 2 remain. Q606MPP remains largely untouched and as things are now getting sorted I hope to get the engine and gearbox back in 3622R.
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