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3,3Li project in Norway

kkro

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My first project post.

I am in the early phase of restoring a 1977 Reseda green 3,3Li. Black leather. Has been left in a garage for 15yrs.

Status:
-Almost complete
-Seized engine
-Body rust of course
-Paint is cracking
-Seats reasonably good

Will post more info later

Some pictures
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kkro

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A little update.

I like the classic look of the older three spoke steering wheels, so I will put my pristine genuine 3,3Li leather steering wheel on storage and replace it with an old three-spoke.
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The wheel was in a medium condition, with some rust on the horn button frames. I wanted an even more classic look, so I sanded and polished the frames.

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Before:
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After:
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The finished result:
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Removing red paint from engine block yesterday. Will be painted black. 20191121_225829.jpg20191124_215940.jpg20191124_215926.jpg

Also cleaning the pistons. Note the two overheated big ends. Those rods will be replaced.20191122_011451.jpg


And cleaning the valves.
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Peter Coomaraswamy

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That's so cool, and now that I think about it I think I saw an Li in California last time we went to the vintage. I am looking forward to starting on my SI!!
 

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Today all aluminum parts were delivered for vapour honing. It was a big job to clean all oil and dirt manually. I am looking forward to seeing the results. It is the first time I use this process, so I am excited to see if it is worth the cost.

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Picked up my parts from vapour honing today. I am very pleased with the results. In my opinion this process gives the nicest finish on raw aluminium.

The parts look amazing.
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Valve cover before:
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After:Screenshot_20191207-191835_Facebook.jpg

Combustion chamber before:Screenshot_20191207-152642_Gallery.jpg

After:

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I paid around 300USD for this job in Norway. I guess it would have been less expensive in most other countries.
 
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