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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #285 on: November 04, 2019, 04:23:18 PM »
Thanks for the reply @Schalk ! I will chat to you on email about my plans. Let me first get the plating redone. I will need to check the 303 chassis as well as that is already partially assembled.
Herman

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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #286 on: November 05, 2019, 02:21:33 PM »
Dang ... the 303 chassis has also corroded, so I had to strip everything I have assembled from it. It will go back to the platers as well. Dunno what the heck they did but the coating IMHO is way too thin to offer any protection.
Herman

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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #287 on: November 06, 2019, 09:33:24 PM »
I handed the parts in this morning and got an email this afternoon to please come and collect. Let's trust that this time round it will be done so that no rust will appear!

In my rush this morning I forgot the 33's chassis. Will take it in when I collect the others. Too many things ... :sweat:
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #288 on: November 08, 2019, 04:35:52 PM »
Crazy world we live in at the moment. Load shedding saw our supply being switched off at 2h00 and when the supply went on at 6h30 it immediately shut down. In this time, some brave gentleman offered to clean the main sub-station of old equipment and copper ...

Supply only came back on now after 14h.

Anyway I spent the time in town, making my water purification skid's shopping list a bit shorter and collecting the replated Quad 303 and 33 parts. Looking good this time round.

Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #289 on: November 10, 2019, 03:49:31 PM »
Just to be double sure I am not running into an oxidation issue again I dunked the 303 and 33 chassis into @Family_Dog's SAF-DEM dupa.

I am hoping this will seal it just that little tiny extra bit required.

All nicely dried and ready for assembly. The rest of the parts I will coat with a layer of primer to make sure that those are seals as well.

Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline Family_Dog

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #290 on: November 10, 2019, 03:59:55 PM »
Interesting, not sure if it will assist against oxidation as this is hardly a problem up here ;)


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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #291 on: November 13, 2019, 05:31:40 PM »
Call me a tad crazy but @Michon sold me another Quad 303. Oh well, while I am busy I can just as well do another in tandem.





The PCBs I will replace, the rest looks in rather good conditions compared the one I started off with.

Herman

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Offline williamkelly

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Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #292 on: December 02, 2019, 06:53:02 AM »
Out of interest what did you plate with? I did MGA manifold in nickel and it a) looks great and b) will outlast the car.
and the sign said "vinyl fans need not apply"...

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #293 on: December 02, 2019, 08:00:37 AM »
Out of interest what did you plate with? I did MGA manifold in nickel and it a) looks great and b) will outlast the car.

Normal bright zinc plating.

Where did you have your nickel plating done? I am looking for a quality plater for nickel plating.
Herman

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Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #294 on: December 02, 2019, 05:12:29 PM »
I have to admit that I was thinking I would be asked that. It was some time ago, via a friend. I understand them (remains beyond my brain cells to recall the exact name) to have gone belly up subsequent. It was a matt finish, but specifically done to handle high heat. It probably hinders you more than helps you I'm afraid, but I would have thought nickel would have been pretty good as a material for longevity and corrosion prevention?
and the sign said "vinyl fans need not apply"...

Offline Jaws

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #295 on: February 17, 2020, 02:48:35 PM »
Bump for update

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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #296 on: February 18, 2020, 12:37:01 PM »
Alas @Jaws I spent the last 30 days completing my Pajero restoration. I will post a photo or two to show, but at least she is now brand new underneath.

I was offered a job in NZ which I could not really refuse, so it is all out completing all the outstanding projects in my life. This water purification one I will tackle in this week and get it done as well!
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline Jaws

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #297 on: February 19, 2020, 11:32:49 AM »
O wow. I learnt last week that a good friend of mine is on his way to NZ as well. During my run this morning another mate told me he got a job offer from NZ that he accepted.

Good luck with the move

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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #298 on: February 19, 2020, 11:54:22 AM »
Yeah, currently 23 SAffers land in NZ per day @Jaws ...
Herman

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Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #299 on: February 19, 2020, 12:21:32 PM »
There he is ... all rubbers, seals, bushes, bearings, universals and ball joints, brake, clutch and steering hydraulic systems replaced and or rebuilt. Was fun but took a loooong time and quite a bit of money.

Next to finish onboard dual air system (low pressure for diffs and gearbox pressure and high for pumping wheels and of course air mattresses) and dual battery system with PV panels on the roof rack.





Herman

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