Thank you both. I hope for many many years to enjoy my almost as new 164 QV
Flywheel taken to machine shop. 0.4 mm had to be taken off. I know I should take out plugs and take same from outside, but plugs don't want to go out. And I don't want to drill hole in back to "kick" them out. So it will have to be ok. It will start to slip a little bit faster when thinner, but this wont be anytime soon.
Bolts broken, while tried to take them out
Bolts, holders, pulleys, etc ready for gold anodizing
Not even complete list for only around engine and suspension
4 rear control arms custom made. Only need paint plus middle bushes gold anodizing
Complete car striped underneath. No surprises with rust. Only few little spots. So great to see that
Finally made right thickness sims for intake vales. So all valves are now exhaust 0.229 mm and intake 0.483 mm.
Working on, but not for long..oil pump shaft broke off.. Somebody before me must have overturned it bad!
Distributor cap, rotor, new oil pressure sensor
Thermostat bolts enlarged from M7 to M8 and flatten surface
Tensioner lower spring fixed
And open bottom again
To take this fucker out
And I fix one, other thing goes to hell
So so many holes in oil pump housing. Very bad casting.
Even M8 hole still had many holes in thread, but I was able to put normal torque on bolt plus for sure some loctite.
For shaft drive gear I decided to go with M6 bolt+spring washer+loctite. Plus 9.5 Nm torque.
Timing belt up
Stupid thermostat pipes. 3x 28mm plus one side 30 mm. Of course there was nowhere this dimensions to get. So by luck I found silicone 90°C hose 28 mm 2x150mm. Price 5.5€
It is blue, but fuck it. It is not seen so I don't mind as long as it holds water
Cut to right length
Modification of thermostat housing to fit thermostat insert, so no need to buy complete ever again.
A little grinding and it fits.
Modified vs stock
Flatten surface again
Well after check assembly, thermostat was too big (to high) and was blocking flow between heads and water pump, until thermostat opens. So again 2 days of searching in catalogue and checking dimensions to fit. Finally I found right one. THE ONE!
Checked all dimensions for sure, even cook it stock one and new one to check all dimensions, opening and closing. All perfect. If anybody will want to do this also. You need thermostat insert from VERNET, part number TH6581.82J.
I must have tried this
Both covers in red plus intake manifold red will be perfect!