It's been a while. Time for an update.
Bent the rest of the brake lines to shape and got them, along with the beam, fitted to the car...
Along with new brake cables from the Peugeot Museum
The holes in each rear wheel arch...
... were repaired and painted with zinc primer, epoxy mastic and finished in body colour Raptor paint.
I'd removed the rear carpet & trim for the welding (had some exhaust heat shield studs replaced too) so decided to remove the sound deadening from behind the front seats
Saved 2.5Kg and I can't hear any increase in road noise or panel drumming
Engine had been leaking oil from somewhere so I put some UV dye in but didn't have to shine the UV torch in the bay to see where it was coming from.
I was using the Thermotec gaskets after having the cam covers machined down to get rid of the protrusions that stop you from crushing the original seals and oil spray bars. The gaskets never really sealed that well and I know the rear cam cover was leaking. I'd tried some Loctite RTV in addition to the seals but clearly it wasn't working.
Removed the cam covers and scraped the RTV off
And bit the bullet and bought some NOS cam covers from the Peugeot Museum
Had a spare inlet vapour blasted and bolted the shiny bits back to the engine
You might notice the absence of the PCV near the cam cover in the above pic. That's been taken out and a catch can plumbed in.
Mounted it down here...
... after making up a bracket that bolts to the manifold support
I'd be really interested oin hearing views on the mounting position as I'm not 100% on whether mounting it below the level of the cam cover is a good idea.
Also, I'm guessing the PCV thing, that's usually by the cam cover, is a vacuum regulator so that not too much vacuum is pulled on the PCV system (drawing oil out?). Maybe removing it is a bad idea but I'll be keeping an eye on how much residue is collected in the catch can.
Finally got out and enjoyed the car. Had a few good drives and went to a show with PSCUK
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