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 Post subject: Re: Si 1.6 16v
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:47 pm 
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you can put 60mm springs on standard shocks but for the sake of safety and the ride quality your probably best buying a full kit buddy. i think 40mm would look spot on tbh but i suppose 60mm would look sweet, slammed look like

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 Post subject: Re: Si 1.6 16v
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:09 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:59 pm 
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id go for a full set up bud... bouncy is more fun anyway :P

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:23 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:05 pm 
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thanks for all the kind comments shes scrubbed up well but up close its easy to spot the fillered rear arches and rust starting on the front ones


anyway first goodies collected today,...

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new wishbones got the pinch bolts etc for them too (any tips for fitting?)

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and standard 1.6 inlet/sandwich plate bought to port out a bit, thanks to ben0307 for these


also prior to meeting Ben i popped down one of my fave local B roads oh what fun it is to be in an Si again :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:33 pm 
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fitting wishbones;

1) jack up car
2) put on axle stands
3) take off front wheels
4) next undo the pinch bolt (behind the flange, under the hub) its a torx bit. place torx socket in head and hold it still (on the rachet); get a socket or ring spanner to fit the nut on other end of pinch bolt and slacken the nut. losted bolt by the nut end. don't slacken by the torx head end or else it'll round out easerly!
5) take out pinch bolt. drive a wedge into the gap (where the pinch bolt was pinching) a leaver bar is what i use (or old flat screw driver)
6) pull/ leaver / hit the old dead wishbone downward this will pull the joint out the bottom of the hub.
7) next undo the two bolts holding the wishbone to the carrier this is held on by two 18mm bolts with 19mm nuts (i think, don't quote me to the size!)
8) remove the bolts and pull the wishbone (wriggle wriggle wriggle yer) off.


9) put new wishbone back in carrier, put bolts in and do up tight. (yer a bit of a fight putting wishbones in sometimes)
10) pull wishbone down under hub and aim the ball joint into underside hole in hub.
11) get jack under ball joint end of wishbone and jack up the jack (this effortless method pushes the joint in)
12) renew and replace pinch bolt. do up visa nut not the head (don't fancy rounding out!) torque it to the setting do not overtighten or youll take the thread off the bolt (i did this once!)
13) ensure all 3 bolts are torqued up, put road wheel back on. (road wheel torque- 100nm)
14) do same for othe side.
15) lower car onto floor and get the tracking done.

jobs a good'n!
Get yourself a cuppa tea!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:49 pm 
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thanks for that :D ive bought new bolts too so at least i can grind the old pinch nut off if it wont play nicely, just ordered new drop links and ARM bushes on ebay so will wait till they arrive and do it all in one go

the wishbones on it there doenst seem to be any rubber left in the bushes :| handles fine just knocks alot on bumpy roads


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:55 pm 
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thanks for that :D ive bought new bolts too so at least i can grind the old pinch nut off if it wont play nicely, just ordered new drop links and ARM bushes on ebay so will wait till they arrive and do it all in one go

the wishbones on it there doenst seem to be any rubber left in the bushes :| handles fine just knocks alot on bumpy roads

know how to do the drop links?
the anti roll bar bolts for the bushes, wd40 them loads, same with drop link arms!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:39 pm 
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going to whip the wheels off tomorrow and WD-40 all of them, hopefully hit it all at the weekend or through next week

i want the mrs to help me or watch as shes just got in to a 2 year apprentice ship in motor mechanicing been teaching her all i know over the last few weeks and on her interview she beat all the guys on the basic mechanic test :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:10 pm 
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good progress buddy... just put it on full lock and spray em, saves u faffing about jacking car up and taking the wheels off.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:25 pm 
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Took the wheel off to oil them up then thought what the heck, so drivers side now has it's new wishbone in, might do the other tomorro

One problem I slackened off one of the drop links and the nut got near the end of the thread now it's just spinning if that makes sense? How can I tighten it up again?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:51 pm 
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the nut will spin the whole thread on drop links

theres a couple of flat edges behind the rubber bit that you can fit an open spanner on to hold the thread still while tightening the nut mate think its either a 10, 13 or 15mm that should fit it

if any of that makes sense? lol

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:38 am 
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Sometimes they have a allen key slot which makes life easier.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:16 am 
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i will give it a go with a spanner cheers, theres no allen key bit :(


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:57 pm 
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well the fiesta has served me well this weekend we had a roadtrip to wales and its been spot on there and back and really good on fuel too

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Black Rock Sands, just next to Porthmadog, and she might look all innocent there but she was leaning out the door throwing up in the early hours after lots of cider and some dodgy vodka top weekend well done lil fezzy :D


also been busy on ebay and got some green stuff brake pads and 60mm springs


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:29 am 
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Glad to hear she did you well!

That first pic looks like a ford magazine advert!

Not been to black rock sands for years, really nice round there :chill:

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Both first pics of the last 2 sets you posted look like ford advert pics lol.

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