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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:42 pm 
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That turret is a scary thought, id better get rust treating mine lol. I can't wait to get some coilovers for mine.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:46 pm 
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:shock: @ the turret!!

good work tho buddy :thumbsup:

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Good work mate :thumbsup:

That turret was pretty bad! :o

Looking nice and low now :chill:

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Bloody hell thats low :lol: :lol: Hell though at the rear turret :shock:

Looking good :thumbsup:

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Hard luck bou the turret, im sure it gave you a fright when it went!

How much did the coilys set you back mind me askin?



lovely car mate, hope all goes well! :thumbsup:

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Hard luck bou the turret, im sure it gave you a fright when it went!

How much did the coilys set you back mind me askin?



lovely car mate, hope all goes well! :thumbsup:


Think we haggled them down to about £250ish if I remember rightly.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:25 pm 
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Yeah they set me back £250 :) They was in perfect working order, just very mucky and needed a good clean and some new bushes :)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:38 pm 
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You did well there mate :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:54 pm 
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Hey guys, just a small update and I shall keep these coming hopefully! TTF Si is slowly getting a very good once over before she comes back out onto the road. Basically here is whats going to happen in the next 3-4 weeks.

It's going to get a full service, spark plugs and leads have already been changed, but its going to get oil and filter change, fuel filter change, check the brakes and change anything if necessary - don't think anything needs changing from when I last looked, coolant change, check brake fluid and change if needed. Other things that will be changed that I have ordered are things like anti-roll bar drop links as the bushes on both sides are split, lower arms too as a bush in each one has failed - luckily I can get the replaced free under warranty. New tyres all round, possibly with an alloy wheel refurbish in gloss white - not sure if im going to do this now or later, aux drive belt is to be replaced, cambelt has been done not too long ago, then all other fluid levels checked - power steering be the only other one I think. Thats all I can think for general all round stuff.

Thennnnnnn!

- The whole engine bay itself is going to get a VERY good once over, wether it be cleaned, polished or painted - its the main focus at the moment, everything else is just general stuff really, well thats how I put it.

- All silver engine bay components will be taken off, cleaned up and re-sprayed silver. This includes things like rocker cover, exhaust manifold heat sheild cover, suspension top mounts, maf sensor, throttle body, inlet... ect ect.. You get the idea.

- The same goes to black bits too, not that there is alot of it, just things like engine hooks, coil pack mount, battery tray and other black things, anything plastic and black will be treated and either sprayed or just cleaned up and made shiney with help of back to black spray... maybe even lacquer.

- Then everything else will be thoroughly cleaned - header tank being one as it's FILTHY, all yellow caps, black ones... just everything lol.

- Slowly working my way back, brake calipers will be cleaned up, maybe given another coat of flourecent orange. Might replace the standard ST150 discs with some groved ones, not sure yet, I will see how I feel when I come to it, if I do, I'll be putting some fast road pads on there too.

- Front splitter will be repainted in satin black - done once already before, going to give it a few more coats.

- The whole of the underneith of the car will be checked for rust, cleaned and fixed however necessary, then it's going to get undersealed/painted with hammerite black under body sealant, might even polish the stainless steal exhaust while there lol. While under the car, everything else will be checked and fixed - things like bushes, brake lines ect ect.

- Rear turret... well we all know that rusted through, so thats going to be re-done profesionally, wether it get a whole new turret or a new top or what, I'm not sure, I will discuss it with the body shop when I take it down there in the next couple of weeks.

- 2nd rear anti-roll bar is going to be put on and then given poly bushes like the one already on there - might have sourced one, might not, but I'll get one :)

- Pop-out rear windows are going to be added - getting from Jon on the Isle of Wight hopefully :)

- FRST spoiler will be sourced and colour coded to replace my plastic colour coded one as the paint has cracked on it. Again, might be getting from Jon.

- Might paint up my skirts and arches which have been in primer for over 2 years now lol.

- Repaint rear strut-brace.

- Source 1x new poly bush for my one of my coilovers.

- General once over to check and replace anything else needed.

I think thats it, I'm sure I will think of something else later, you always do! So yeah not lots, but just lots of little bits really.

So today, I started on the engine bay clean up and paint process, couple of pics.

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I think they came up alright! Going to lots more tomorrow :)

Thats it for this update, will post more pics as more gets done! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:19 am 
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looks like you got sum good plans there mate :thumbsup: wouldnt bother with the 2nd arb tho cos its just a reason to get pulled over for and its not really worth it unless ur gonna be goin on a few track days

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have you thougt about welding the back axle? putting a plate all along the bottom to stiffen it up? i hear its a good job :hmm: :) cant wait to see the bay when shes all cleaned up, will be sweet as :crazi:

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looks like you got sum good plans there mate :thumbsup: wouldnt bother with the 2nd arb tho cos its just a reason to get pulled over for and its not really worth it unless ur gonna be goin on a few track days


I've had these plans all along, just been too fat and lazy to do anything about them ;) :lol:

Why would I get pulled over for another rear ARB? Makes no sense to be honest, yeah it can hang down, but the car is low enough to not see it anyway, also you can mount it so it faces upwards too which ive seen before. Lots of people have added a 2nd one and not been pulled over lol.

And yes, I plan on doing alot of track days, only done a couple last year, thats why the whole car is polybushed and on coilovers :thumbsup:

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have you thougt about welding the back axle? putting a plate all along the bottom to stiffen it up? i hear its a good job :hmm: :) cant wait to see the bay when shes all cleaned up, will be sweet as :crazi:


No ive not thought about welding the rear axle, personally I dont know why you would want to add all them exta kg's of weight in metal and welds when you can get a ARB which doesnt weigh half as much and does the same job :lol:

In all the years of being a mechanic and building kit cars, ive not known anyone to weld a plate to the bottom of their axle to stiffen it up lol. Chassis perhaps, yes, rear axle no. I mean, its does make sense, but at the same time it really doesnt, thats what ARB's are designed for :lol:

Yeah I cant wait to see the engine bay finished either, should look fairly smart 8-)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:30 am 
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here you go buddy, i hopebridge end boy dosent mind me useing his picture :insanity:

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I've seen it done, ill admit, i've just not known anyone personally to do it, thats what I was getting at. Plus, I bet that weighs enough on its own.

I know it works too, but the way I see that situation, unless your properly serious then there is no need for it, you can go out and get an extra ARB with bushes and brackets for like £10, fit it, bobs your uncle. Poly bushes for a few quid on top, and you have the same thing but cheaper and less weight :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:11 am 
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good work dan :) silver painted parts have come up really well, looking forward to the updates :) keep it up dude :)

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Nice work Dan, i look and think i could do this, but then i cba :lol: Keep up with the minty ness :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Nice work mate good to see ya back posting again. :thumbsup:

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Good set of plans there Dan :thumbsup:

Painted parts looks really good too :chill:

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Looks really well man,

Its amazing what a clean and a lick of paint can freshen things up!

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