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Thanks MyGasser, Ivanheow, Mylesdw.
I found it extremely stressful doing the critical breaking in of the cam. Dunnit several times before, so maybe the fact the I knew I had spent money i didnt really have, and the niggling thought that if it didn't go right i could ruin the engine and void the warranty.
Anyway, all done without trouble, today put a fresh MOT on it and 6 months road tax.
it did feel quite nice, hearing the cries of the schoolboys "your car is sick" etc!
Perhaps now my anxiety levels have dropped I'll enjoy it for a while before attempting to sell.
Now need to get out there and do that 500 miles so I can say its really run in.
Fit an oil thermostat in the cooler lines, best of both worlds.
oooof , thats going to be wheelspin central
look at all the room you have now
The man at Roadcraft said i was better off without an oil cooler, if the oil is too thick from being cool it can bypass the oil filter.
The reason I fitted this originally was because I was having such a struggle keeping the 400 from overheating ( prior to finding out about drilling steam holes)
Here it is, fitted at the back, and very dusty
So I removed it, and then the new engine arrived (with the old 305 in the background)
Unfortunately too late in the day for me to do anything with it.
Anyway, waiting for new gearbox seal before i proceed.
Thank you Paul L, Grizz, Ivanheow, MyGasser, Blackpopracing, and everyone else.
On reflection i decided not to rebuild the 305.
yesterday I phoned Roadcraft and ordered a Crate 350, GULP!
Ive seen this on numerous Hotrod TV programmes but never thought I'd be doing it myself.
Good news - truck should be back running soon,
Bad news - Credit card balance!
TaxiRod – Great to see that your new garage is helping your build mojo to return.
Good luck, Paul.
Not checked in on a while.
This still is one of my favourite builds, just so wrong and so right, every time I show people and say.... London Black Cab 🤣
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