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Here we go again

#1 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:43 am

Saw this rather sad looking, destined for the scrap heap 216k coupe in flame red and just couldn't let it go.

All the usual faults on a car that has sat for 2 years.
seized brakes
water leaks
hgf
lacquer peel
Bonner catch release cable snapped

But it will give me something to do :cool

As always, blog will come when there is something to post. I'm going to do something different to this one.

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#2 Post by crepello » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:08 pm

Funny how the rest of us look, but you just see!

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#3 Post by 1234dist » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:17 pm

Its like a puppy (or a tomcat) wagging its tail at you in the pet shop window. :laughing2
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#4 Post by 1234dist » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:27 pm

Yay update time :cool

Sorry for the lack of photo's on this one, tbh its in its early stages so more will come.

News so far.

hgf, water pump, thermos, radiator and new roof glass covered so far.

After a lot of electrical work today i finally managed to get the car to turn over, probably for the first time in 2.5 years.

Just need to dial the timing in a little (no marker on the crank pulley, so will have to do it manually) and fresh fuel (bet its forgotten what it tastes like) and we should be good for a fully running engine by thursday.

I will then let the cleaning solution do its business though the cooling system, drop it and do it again to get rid of anything scummy left and then we can start looking at the other problems like brakes.

I will soon be upgrading my cabby to Legend 282mm brakes on the front and a disc conversion on the rear so my nearly new front discs, pads and calipers are going to be put on this car. Waste not, want not.

Then i think its time for an mot and see what else is required.

More updates to follow :headbanging
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#5 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:34 pm

You just can't help it, can you ! :laughing2

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#6 Post by 1234dist » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:57 pm

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POL IS COMING

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#7 Post by crepello » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:28 pm

1234dist wrote:I will then let the cleaning solution do its business though the cooling system, drop it and do it again to get rid of anything scummy left
I've got this coming up in the next few days too. What do you use?

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#8 Post by 1234dist » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:50 pm

A lot easier to do hgf, before the fail :laughing2

But if you already at chicken sandwich time, i use Forte' Bio Degreaser & Cooling System Flush

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#9 Post by Numptey » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:31 am

You have a thing for red?
Your getting no closer to clearing your drive then :*laughing my fat rear end off*

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#10 Post by 1234dist » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:57 am

You sound like the wife :tt2

Drive way clears every time she goes to work.
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#11 Post by Numptey » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:44 am

Maybe I am the wife finding extra methods of telling you to "clear the bloody driveway" :*laughing my fat rear end off*

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#12 Post by 1234dist » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:07 pm

Well, she lives. Video is first fire up and running in near 3 years on old ass fuel from the bottom off the tank.

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You know its cold when you can't get a k-series up to temp and open the thermostat on tick over, even after 20+ minutes of running (on fresh fuel).

Ripped off the old front brakes with my 1.5mtr breaker bar :o ready for the new stuff to come on the next dry day.
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#13 Post by 1234dist » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:50 am

More updates, brakes off, testing paint, bonnet catch

Brakes:
As per previous post i have a near new set on another car which are getting upgraded to 282mm discs so i'll be putting them on this car. Takes time to strip brakes so got it out of the way.

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There are section of the paint that look like they were not professionally painted and potentially just rattle canned. mainly passenger side door strips and the spoiler. So been testing it with t-cut to see if a respray is guaranteed...it is :glare

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Shiny bootlid vs not shiny spoiler
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todays test #round 2
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Cosmetic bling, because the covers where faded like the spoiler and i had these in stock.
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Overall, not bad considering its not even been washed.
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#14 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:40 pm

Brrrrrr! you working outside? :S
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#15 Post by 1234dist » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:33 am

with barely 6 weeks till pol and a lot of work still to do i'll be out in the damp soon.. :laughing2


An old man once told me if you are working outside and you are cold, work harder. :slapme

Besides we are 1800ft above sea level, so its usually cold here, with storm force wind ect... you just get used to it.
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