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    58 years old, sporting rebuilt engine. ;)

    Finally got the tractor at home going again today. Good to hear her running again. New big end bearings, head gasket, engine totally cleaned out internally and decoked, and a new exhaust.

    Only slight issue was the repair job I did to the block to repair the leak in the water jacket failed to stop the leak. But, it's just a small weep now, not a gusher that I had before.

    Pics later once the camera recharges.
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    lol cool
    whats the quarte mile time?
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    Let's see...18hp, weighs in at about 1.25 tonnes. Top speed is 22mph, but it'll start in top so goes from 0-22 in about 2 seconds.

    Oh, and only runs on unleaded with lead replacement additives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS
    Let's see...18hp, weighs in at about 1.25 tonnes. Top speed is 22mph, but it'll start in top so goes from 0-22 in about 2 seconds.

    Oh, and only runs on unleaded with lead replacement additives.
    Sounds like a beast!!!! Any plans for it, turbo, chip ect!!!
    199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!

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    I was thinking turbo, but it's already hard enough on juice.

    1.8 litre petrol engine outputting 18hp. Recon a turbo might make it hit 50hp?
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    Nah, just get a 100bhp shot of gas on the go
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
    Other Vauxhalls: 2001 Vectra 1.8 16v| 2003 Vectra GSi 3.2 V6 | 2005 Signum CDTi 150

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