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Title: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 04 June, 2019, 09:00:46 PM
For those of you who are wondering why I have started a new thread? It's basically because I'm superstitious! My old thread is on page 12 at the moment & I don't want it to go any further. Stop laughing you boys at the back  :D. Anyway the Delta's getting close to being back on the road & the next jobs on the list are - a) give the engine a thorough service, b) fill the braking system with fluid & bleed, c) refit the bonnet, wheel arch liners, side skirts, door mirrors etc. Hopefully it will be sat outside my garage again looking just like it did in this picture 19 years ago (minus the white ribbons!).

Cheers, Rob


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: tzf60 on 05 June, 2019, 01:18:57 PM
I'm betting it will look even better, Rob  :)
 
Nearly there!
 
Tim


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: sparehead3 on 05 June, 2019, 07:24:20 PM
What we need to do is take exactly the same picture when it's done ! :)


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 05 June, 2019, 09:52:22 PM
Unfortunately Tim the paintwork won't be quite as good as I've used rattle cans on at about 50% of the bodywork, but at least there's a 100% less rust  ;D. With regards to recreating this old photo Steve, I was thinking the same thought!


Title: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: A1.6HPE on 12 June, 2019, 10:46:23 AM
Hello Rob and thank you for the detailed info. Much appreciated the one on my nephews car is seized (and 21 years old).

Leo



Hi Leo,
The original brake compensator is very difficult to find, I did find one on an Italian website but they wanted 380 ::). I gave Tanc Barratt a ring & he said you can use the one from the early integrales (Part No : 82407503) you just have to swap the metal forked arm that goes through the rubber boot. The end of the Delta HF turbo's forked arm is vertical whereas on the early integrals it's horizontal as in the picture. Hope that's helpful  ;).
Cheers, Rob


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 18 June, 2019, 07:55:38 PM
Haven't been able to do much on the Delta recently as I'm still patching up my VW camper! I did have a bit of spare time today as it was raining so I gave the engine bay a good clean & replaced the warning stickers.


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 19 August, 2019, 05:43:20 PM
My wife & I are on our hols in Lake Garda (Bardolino) at the moment  8). We've seen lots of Ypsilon's, Musa's & a very tidy Fulvia coupe which has reminded me I really have to get stuck into my Delta when I get home!  ;)


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 02 September, 2019, 08:53:14 PM
I saw this little Delta tucked away at the side of a petrol station as we were leaving Lake Garda  :D.


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 02 September, 2019, 09:23:16 PM
Got the Delta out of the garage over the weekend & fitted the plastic side skirts. Also had a go at bleeding the braking system which took quite a while & are still a bit spongy so I'll have to have another go. Feeling fired up again about my Delta after having a few months off to work on my camper (which is now finished, for the time being  :D).


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: GialloHPEIan on 02 September, 2019, 10:17:25 PM
Hi Rob,

Getting close now and Autumn Classic at Castle Combe is not far away. Sadly, mine won't be ready but it will be back on my drive this week. Keep up the good work.

Regards

Ian (6610)


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 03 September, 2019, 11:00:17 PM
Thanks Ian & glad that you'll soon be reunited with your Delta HPE  ;D. It would be great to have mine back on the road for this year's Autumn Classic especially after missing it last year!

Cheers, Rob


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 26 September, 2019, 04:52:35 PM
Well last Friday was a momentous day in the MacFarlane household as my Delta was finally ready for it's first MOT in 17 years! The journey over to the garage was probably one of the most exciting & nervous drives I've experienced since I passed my test  :-\. It felt strange actually driving it on the open road instead of working on it in my cramped garage. Anyway apart from a few niggles like the speedo not working, a slightly worn rear wheel bearing & wipers that refused to wipe my Delta passed his MOT ;D (cue imaginary round of applause!). It also happened to be the last day before my daughter Molly set off for university & we were having our family round to give her a good send off. Unfortunately when our family arrived in the evening the main topic of conversation was of my Delta being back on the road. Sorry Molly! I later took my father in law for a drive round our town as it was on his bucket list  ;). "So that's it then, it's finished" I hear you say. Well not quite... At sometime in the future I'd like to give it a decent respray & get the seats retrimmed but as my wife pointed out recently "Our bathroom needs sorting out first!"

Cheers, Rob


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 26 September, 2019, 05:17:20 PM
Yesterday was another big occasion... I actually turned up at our monthly LMC meeting (The Bull in Hinton) in my Delta  :D. The guys were really surprised when they saw it parked outside the pub & congratulated me for getting back on the road. Bless 'em  ;). I thought I'd have a photo taken of those present on this historical day  :D. From the left there's John, Paul, Andy, Steve, Richard, myself & Peter. Unfortunately Ian & Simon couldn't make it but I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their words of encouragement over the years!

Cheers, Rob


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Kevinlincs on 26 September, 2019, 06:57:54 PM
Yes!
Well done indeed Rob.
I've been following your build whilst doing mine, glad you managed to get it on the road before winter sets in.
Did it feel just a bit strange? Like you'd gone back in time?
And a club monthly meet too, perfect  8)


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 26 September, 2019, 07:30:01 PM
Thanks Kev, much appreciated  ;). It's been great to follow your thread while restoring mine & I'd have to admit that your integrale needed a lot more commitment than mine. Yes it certainly did feel a bit like stepping back in time, it's only when you see the modern cars on the road around you that you realise you're in 2019!


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Kevinlincs on 29 September, 2019, 06:33:36 PM
Went to work in mine Saturday morning and sat in trafic on the towns dual carriageway really made me feel like I was in a tiny car! Everything else was so much taller ;D


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 13 October, 2019, 09:03:42 PM
Went & picked my son up from Bristol this evening in the Delta as he'd just got back from a weekend in Manchester. It's the first time he's been in the Delta since he was 3 years old  :o.


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Kevinlincs on 14 October, 2019, 07:56:04 PM
Brilliant end to the story Rob  8)
Car looks fab


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 18 October, 2019, 01:35:12 PM
Thanks Kev  ;). I've done about a 100 miles since it's been back on the road & I'm still a bit apprehensive when driving it. My son said I was driving like I'd just passed my test! Have you managed to use yours much since you've finished it?


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: lancialulu on 18 October, 2019, 03:34:59 PM
Rob, you need to put a 1000 miles on it for a proper shake down IMHO.


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Kevinlincs on 18 October, 2019, 07:29:14 PM
Thanks Kev  ;). I've done about a 100 miles since it's been back on the road & I'm still a bit apprehensive when driving it. My son said I was driving like I'd just passed my test! Have you managed to use yours much since you've finished it?

After the big effort it's understandable to be a bit careful Rob, it'll be great to stretch its legs eventually.

My own car is now well and truly settling in.
After the issues tracing the fault, now done with the crank sensor replacement, it's getting a good thrashing now and again  ;D
Went out for a ride this last Wednesday down some local B roads I know well to see what it could do, twisty roads, straight line speed doesn't interest me, the thing grips like nothing I've had before. The power is addictive, loves to have its neck wrung, so I do!
People might be surprised that it gets used like it does and not pampered but I built it to use it, not oluah and look at. Saying that though, it does need a good wash and polish now!  ;D
Damn cat threw up in the bonnet vents the other day >:( :D


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 10 November, 2019, 05:04:29 PM
Hi Kev,

Glad to hear that you're getting some good use out of your integrale & putting it through it's paces. Can't believe that a cat was sick on your bonnet, how rude!  :o. I took my Delta out for a spin the other day & I'm starting to feel a bit more relaxed. I was giving the turbo a bit of use, only to free it up after many years on inaction of course  ;).

Cheers, Rob


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: Rob on 18 November, 2019, 09:00:53 PM
As it was such a sunny afternoon & my son Callum was having a day off work, we decided to get into our cars & take them out for a drive  ;D. Callum has a 2004 Honda Civic Type R which has about 200 bhp so quite a bit more pokey than my poor little Delta! We went for a spirited drive along the A46 & stopped for a drink in The Egypt Mill in Nailsworth. So glad that my son has inherited the 'petrolhead' gene  ;).


Title: Re: My Delta HF turbo ie restoration (part 2)
Post by: DavidLaver on 18 November, 2019, 11:52:43 PM

Smiles per hour is the important measure.