1981 Green 345 in Ely

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Post by S10NPH » 10 Oct 2011 07:05 pm

Hello

Just a quick update on this, here's a photo that Nick sent to me today of the repaired car:
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The number plate panel isn't quite perfect, but it's certainly looking much better than the last time I saw it!

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Re: S.O.S. - rear light clusters needed! - Now Fixed!

Post by MCHUDD » 10 Oct 2011 08:02 pm

Hi mate.
Its great to see it fixed. Well done that man.
The car is looking realy well.
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Re: S.O.S. - rear light clusters needed! - Now Fixed!

Post by foggyjames » 10 Oct 2011 09:33 pm

It's a shame they didn't do a slightly more thorough job, but great to see it looking happier!

If you remember Steve's moody "two mk2s" picture (his ex-GLS and the 83 GLT scrapper I had in), that car is now sporting a good chunk of the back of the GLT!

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Post by V6 Man » 10 Oct 2011 09:39 pm

It looks like it's suffering from 'O'Rly' Rear Light Syndrome........ :wink:
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Re: S.O.S. - rear light clusters needed! - Now Fixed!

Post by foggyjames » 10 Oct 2011 10:06 pm

The left-hand one looks a bit low...but the right hand one appears to be pushed in under the tailgate lid a bit...presumably because (judging by the position of the plate) the rear panel hasn't been fully pulled out.

Certainly passes the 6 foot test, though! Not many of these left, so good to see it's been repaired.

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Re: S.O.S. - rear light clusters needed! - Mission accomplis

Post by SteveP » 11 Oct 2011 07:01 pm

foggyjames wrote:(must try to get all three together before I sell the 345!)...
Plenty of time, I'm guessing your 345 is parked in exactly the same spot as that picture you took in summer ;)

Great team effort getting this repaired, nice to see it didn't get written off :D
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Post by foggyjames » 11 Oct 2011 07:17 pm

It's not actually! :-p

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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by S10NPH » 09 Jan 2013 12:46 pm

I have just had a text message from Nick, the owner of this car, asking for some more help.

He says the car was wheezy, the radiator was losing water and the oil slightly frothy on the dipstick, so he suspected the head gasket. Having taken the car to the garage, the mechanic confirmed that it was in fact a cracked cylinder head. The engine is a B14.2E, and he is looking for either a replacement head or a complete engine. His mechanic is happy to do the work.

Does anybody have a spare head or engine to help keep this lovely car going, or know where we could source one?
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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by Hell Driver » 09 Jan 2013 02:13 pm

I have one in the 343 (JAK 74W) which will be coming out, assume it must be the same head? Would be nice to think it went to keep another 343 going! Especially as they repaired their car after the accident and kept it on the road.
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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by macplaxton » 09 Jan 2013 02:33 pm

Doesn't need to be a B14.2E head. Unless I'm very much mistaken, the later ones will go on too.
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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by volvodspec » 09 Jan 2013 07:16 pm

Do yourself a favour and place a B14.4E head, no more lead replacement needed! :D

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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by Nimminz » 10 Jan 2013 12:23 am

What a nice looking car, the colour is lovely.
Hope it goes well and gets sorted :)
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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by S10NPH » 10 Jan 2013 02:48 pm

Thanks for the offer Andy, do you know how soon the head might be available?

Otherwise, given the other replies it seems that any B14 head would do, so does anyone else have a spare one?
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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by Hell Driver » 10 Jan 2013 09:12 pm

S10NPH wrote:Thanks for the offer Andy, do you know how soon the head might be available?

Otherwise, given the other replies it seems that any B14 head would do, so does anyone else have a spare one?
Yes, I think any head would do. Mine will be NOT unleaded compatible then? I thought maybe too early for unleaded but at least authentic aged part to keep car original! :)

I'm kind of clearing the decks to 'start' on the car this spring. I was counting on having the car movable under it's own power for a bit longer but if it's an emergency I could remove the engine.
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Re: 1981 Green 345 in Ely - cracked cylinder head

Post by classicswede » 10 Jan 2013 09:43 pm

I do have a head about bit it has been off for a long time and would need a good clean up and refurb
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