Another long overdue update.
So got the engine out, separated the gearbox which has been sent to GasnGears to have a Quaife fitted.
Removed the clutch and flywheel and started removing everything else from the engine ready to clean it up and paint it.
The bottom aux belt pulley belts were an arse to remove, 3 started to slip but luckily still came out and the last one stripped completely.
After hammering various different sizes of torx, splines etc into the head in a vain attempt to remove it I was about to admit defeat and drill the head off.
After a bit of moral support and encouragement from Tom via messenger I dug out my welder and tried welding a nut into it, this didn't really work as I couldn't get it to form a weld inside the nut and anything outside would just get in the way of the socket fitting on.
I then managed to weld a bolt onto the end of it pretty well but the bolt then sheared off, at least my weld proved to be strong
So I had to drill out the welded on bolt and weld a bigger bolt on which did the trick, not the prettiest weld in the world and I definitely didn't have the settings right but I was happy with my first ever attempt at this.
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