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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Lawry my car has been rear coilover since I built it 7 years ago, thats why my cage is the way it is, I just removed the spring receiver this time around as the car needs to go on a diet :lol: just offseting the weight of my aluminium panels, car will never run oem springs.

B, there is not much room in the turrets to reslot when using 65mm ID springs, I have added camber into my solid strut tops and I've slotted the holes on the suspension arm to move the hub out, that was much more effective in gaining camber.


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:37 am 
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I like your lateral thinking.
I was going to alter my strut top housings to do the same, but that's for a street car not a racing compliant class of regs :-k


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:58 pm 
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Should change the thread name to 'What I did on my car yesterday'
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About to buy some top coat soon, I think I am going to use Nascar Gloss grey this time around instead of white.


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:11 am 
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Suzi13 helped me with swapping over from a 3.72 to a 4.1 fd and also installed a welded diff.
This will take some getting used to :shock: :mrgreen: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:17 pm 
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Fuel tank is almost finished, just needs some tags to mount it, I'm sure you can see where this is heading :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
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Converted to rear discs with S15 pad mod and upgraded to HEL braided lines. Started bracket for catch can

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:51 am 
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Fuel tank is almost finished, just needs some tags to mount it, I'm sure you can see where this is heading :lol:
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Interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:07 pm 
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All in one solution using a subaru pump assembly, tank has baffles and foam, obviously no surge tank is required, holds about 15L
Filled from the outside and therefore fumeproof inside the car, added a sight guage so I can see how much is left, mainly for weight distribution but will be lighter, quieter and use less power than my old external bosch setup.


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:58 pm 
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Replaced all the rear bushes yesterday. Not sure the hub bushes have ever been replaced when looking at the crush tubes that came out of them :shock:
Replaced the front 2 engine mounts today with items bought from Budget Racer. 70 duro solid mounts and top quality. Very easy to fit due to split design once the old rubber was removed. I think the longest time spent was getting the passenger side mount out of the car and then back in with a billion bolts to remove :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:29 pm 
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Salt air will do that to them.

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:35 pm 
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Plugged the hole in the manifold for the pcv. Found a 3/8 bsp plug is perfect. Just tap the hole, no need to drill

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
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Put orange indicator bulbs in my mk3 tail lights. Now to remove the front bar and start trial fitting everything as i bought a turbo kit.


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:09 am 
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Buzuki wrote:
Plugged the hole in the manifold for the pcv. Found a 3/8 bsp plug is perfect. Just tap the hole, no need to drill


Hope you cleaned the inlet manifold of all the swarf!

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:29 pm 
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Grease is your friend for that one, very minimal swarf would of went in, hole doesnt have to be tapped right through as manifold is quite thick there

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:25 am 
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Seat Reconditioning:

Here's something I'm in the process of doing but the attached photos should explain to people what is going on, and maybe give the 'diy'ers something to consider in their spare time as this problem more than likely affects all old Mk1 cars.

Basically, ive always wanted to replace the 30yo driver's seat which has greatly softened over the years as well as the material looking worse for wear. Swapping the hardly used and barely sat-in passenger seat would make the job easy but unfortunately, the side mounts/bolt holes are specific for each side and unless you seriously cut the console and fart-arse around, the chair wont fit and the levers will be in the wrong spot.

I picked up another Mk1 passenger seat some time ago and the other day managed to dismantle it. Conveniently, it seems left and right foam/material are clones of each other and once removed, can be swapped across once you undo those dozens of stiff brass wire ties holding everything in place. Once the parts are separated you can soak the cloth covers overnight in nappysan and once rinsed and dried, the material seriously looks like brand new. I've washed the upright but not the base yet and the difference in colour (and smell!) is remarkable. Oh, remove those wire supports in the material first so they don't rust and get damaged in the washing process. While everything is apart fix up any slight tears in the foam. I used silastic.

When I come to do the swap I will probably use good cable ties instead of those wire clips to make the job easy, and refer to my original passenger seat as a guide to make sure I haven't missed a spot where the ties go. Can't wait to try the finished product!

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:36 am 
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Great work on that! Gives me a good idea for what to do with the mint seats I have in my Mk1 wrecks :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
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While car is away at tuners I thought Id get all glossy with the prop shaft.

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hopefully get to fit it back up soon!

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:39 am 
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Are you going a turbo engine in the awd?


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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:53 am 
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No,
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Big cammed, quad throttle bodied goodness

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 Post subject: Re: what did you do on your car to day
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:31 am 
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Sorry was thinking of a different car. That car will sound great


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