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Stu_22
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11th Sep 14 at 17:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bought this off of Steve just over a week ago now



I now it's a track car but there were a lot of rattles and noises so my aim has to been to reduce some



Think this was one of the worst manifold right on the anti roll bar even with lowering blocks on the antiroll bar brackets. So I lowered the tie bars



This worked but the anti roll bar was now way to low so will make up some new blocks which want be as thick. Want to keep the anti roll bar as it a bit of a sum gaurd



Changed the wheels as well as old ones were catching the arches

Not sure what to do engine wise. Love the 2ltr power but have a 1.6 engine with throttle bodies sitting in the garage. Also when these engines get wired in does the eml get connected? It's on all of the time but not sure weather that's because it's not wired in properly



*CorsaCal*
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11th Sep 14 at 21:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Some people connect it but alot dont. If it wasnt connected i think itd be off all the time. Plug a code reader in n see if there any faults
Ian
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11th Sep 14 at 21:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks well on the white wheels.

Good to see it live on.


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M Sutton
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13th Sep 14 at 07:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks good! 1.6 on tbs only because its what i have!
SeanXE
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13th Sep 14 at 12:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking nice! I'm from houghton regis, hopefully see this about
jameswalshe1990
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Looks good like the yellow are you in kensworth area.
Stu_22
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16th Sep 14 at 21:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by jameswalshe1990
Looks good like the yellow are you in kensworth area.


Yeah I'm in kensowrth
Stu_22
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16th Sep 14 at 21:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Standard battery moved from boot to behind the passenger seat and replaced with a smaller racing type

Just need to tidy up the cable
Also fitted a battery kill switch in a panel where the ash tray used to be

Jason x
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16th Sep 14 at 22:59   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks great on the white wheels
Stu_22
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8th Oct 14 at 20:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

New fuel system in. Next up is a dash swap

Steve
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Registered: 30th Mar 02
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8th Oct 14 at 20:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So nice to see someone putting the battery in a better location, so many people seem obsessed with putting it in the boot when that's worse than just leaving it in the engine bay!
--ToM--
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8th Oct 14 at 20:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Whys it worse ?
VrsTurbo
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8th Oct 14 at 20:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by --ToM--
Whys it worse ?


Weight distribution & COG
--ToM--
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8th Oct 14 at 20:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Surely can't make that much difference compared to the amount of weight up front with engine and driver etc ?

Wouldn't having the fuel tank further back be worse too then?
Stu_22
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8th Oct 14 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes there is the argument that the standard fuel tank is in the perfect place but the alloy one weighs quite a bit less. I will try and get the old one weighed when I remove it.
The battery was in the boot but now lower and smaller
SteveoBC
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8th Oct 14 at 21:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good to see you're looking after bumblebee Stu

Good move on the battery and fuel system, I had the battery inside as it's a god send when you have to adjust/remove the gear linkage, gives loads of room to work round the back of the engine

[Edited on 08-10-2014 by SteveoBC]
Stu_22
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16th Oct 14 at 17:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got some 4 pots on

But no need for them

The engine is out and going this weekend
birchieboy
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Good work so far!
Ian
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22nd Oct 14 at 13:39   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

WTF get better axle stands you mad bastard


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Stuarrrty
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22nd Oct 14 at 13:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I wud not like to be laying under that lol
Stu_22
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Don't work I didn't get under it like that it was just to get the engine out
SteveoBC
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23rd Oct 14 at 07:32   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i feel sick







only joking, keep up the good work Stu
Stu_22
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29th Oct 14 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dash changed for a black one

Bit of a pain as I couldn't get the roll cage to split
Smaller denso alternator on engine just waiting on bracket before I can fit it


[Edited on 29-10-2014 by Stu_22]
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4th Nov 14 at 22:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

whats happening with the engine coming out.
Surprised you lived working under the car with the axle stands like that !!
--ToM--
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4th Nov 14 at 22:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't get why it's came out through the bottom? Unnecessary hassle, and as allready said that axle stand set up is asking for trouble ,bet that wobbles like mad, would be a shame to splatter blood and guts all over that nice block paved driveway

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