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Today I did something to my car (volume 2)

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  • CianRyan wrote: »
    156 estate in the back ground?

    Maybe..... ;)




  • dgt wrote: »
    Maybe..... ;)

    6 cylinder? :D



    Today I took my radio out to see if it had an Aux input somewhere in the back. Despite having the Aux setting, there's no input.

    Another thing that seems to be missing is a pollen filter...




  • CianRyan wrote: »
    6 cylinder? :D

    I wish! A rather small 1.8..... :pac:

    A lazy day up here, just trial and error :)

    First, source a suitable silicone pipe and pikey it to suit the oil return :)
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    The olde XUD on a pallet....
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    Glow plugs out, needed to clear the chambers of any fluids....


    Once that's done, gearbox off!
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    And a seriously crappy clutch is unveiled :pac:

    Glow plugs seemed ok so back they went :)
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    Original thermostat gets the bin :rolleyes:
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    More to do! :cool:




  • dgt wrote: »
    The olde XUD on a pallet....
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    Diesel engined shotgun! Nice :pac:




  • dgt wrote: »
    The olde XUD on a pallet....
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    I just love the spent cartridges all over the shop. One way to deter unwanted guests!!


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  • shaaane wrote: »
    Diesel engined shotgun! Nice :pac:
    renofan wrote: »
    I just love the spent cartridges all over the shop. One way to deter unwanted guests!!

    Oopsie :o Yeah we like shooting up here :pac:




  • Few minor visual adjustments. Yellow tint's on the reg lights. Got new mats too, good hoover and scrub :D put carbon around the internal light on the roof. Ordered German plates too. Pics to follow




  • Just trial and error..... But the oil feed pipe is on :)

    Standard K14 line and all just bent slightly to fit ;) I also wasn't happy with my return pipe so I pikeyed in a Fiesta thermo hose. Much better fit :cool:
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    Cleaned up the engine some more
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    Just the downpipe to sort...!
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    Almost there..... ;)




  • So I was having massive power lag in the RX8 at around 4 and 7k. So I talked to a dublin based rx8 guru and he said get a decatted midpipe so thats where I was this morning.

    So this afternoon i took the midpipe out:

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    A bit blocked eh...

    Anyway heres the old and new against each other:

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    Only issue was that the clamps and springs supplied with the midpipe don't seem to suit my catback as the springs were too short. The Original springs look spurious to me (in yellow). Also the pitch of the bolts and my original (flanged) nuts were different and I needed those to hold the larger diameter springs:

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    Anyway a couple of washers sorted that:

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    Apart from that no issues at all. The car is a different beast. It has a deep rasp and the car is much quicker to rev. It pops and bangs all the time and smells like f**k. Feels more torquey then when I got it too. I'm chuffed with it to be honest.




  • Brilliant and you don't even need to do anything for the nct!


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  • No cats! :D
    What kind of back box and resonators do you have?
    Please say none.




  • Nothing very interesting but I took a lot of photos doing it so now you lot have to endure them:P
    Thanks again to Toyotafanboi for pointing the ad out to me:)

    So I picked up a new left tail light and some floor mats for cheaps

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    As you can see the drivers mat is a bit worse for wear but I have a Blue Peter plan for that ;)

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    Needed some cleaning. Had to scrub them out three time to get them as clean as I wanted:o I then dried them with the trusty Lidl wet vac.

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    Next for the tail light. I needed to replace the one on the car as one of the bolts that holds it on broke off so I had to use tape to hold it on for the last few months. I was hoping to use the lens of my light because it is in much better condition but it is bonded to the back so I'll have to make do with the new one.
    You have to be careful with the black lines on the lights as they can be polished off very easily.
    Here's a before:

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    Afters:
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  • Jaysus, a Black+Decker power driver! Haven't seen one of those since the mid 90s!




  • colm_mcm wrote: »
    Jaysus, a Black+Decker power driver! Haven't seen one of those since the mid 90s!

    Shows you how long it's been since the work bench was cleared :P

    Just under that there is 2 trackrod ends for a Toyota MR2 that was sold in 1993:eek:




  • changed the pollen filter today - also gave the seats a bit of a clean. There was a few stains on the seats from when my OH was spilling drinks.




  • Ded_Zebra wrote: »
    Shows you how long it's been since the work bench was cleared :P

    Just under that there is 2 trackrod ends for a Toyota MR2 that was sold in 1993:eek:

    In the turf shed is a corner full of Mk2 Cortina parts, undisturbed since the mid 70s.....

    Sure you see our bench in some of the pics, there's a very battered tool chest resting there since the 70s.... In the other turf shed are paints in a cupboard there since the early 50s :pac:




  • dgt wrote: »
    In the turf shed is a corner full of Mk2 Cortina parts, undisturbed since the mid 70s.....

    Sure you see our bench in some of the pics, there's a very battered tool chest resting there since the 70s.... In the other turf shed are paints in a cupboard there since the early 50s :pac:

    Nothing quite that old here!

    We do have one shed with a loft that I've never been in but it's full of things that the previous owner of the house had. From the lower level you can see that there is a few cinema type chairs up there :confused:




  • Ded_Zebra wrote: »
    Nothing quite that old here!

    We do have one shed with a loft that I've never been in but it's full of things that the previous owner of the house had. From the lower level you can see that there is a few cinema type chairs up there :confused:

    Few led torches, and get up there, nothing like a good pillage...of your own property :pac:




  • Ded_Zebra wrote: »
    Nothing quite that old here!

    We do have one shed with a loft that I've never been in but it's full of things that the previous owner of the house had. From the lower level you can see that there is a few cinema type chairs up there :confused:

    Last previous owner of this place was in 1940 :pac: no excuses, go investigate! :cool:




  • Few led torches, and get up there, nothing like a good pillage...of your own property :pac:

    The wood is very rotten so I think it'll fall down to me fairly soon :p

    In the same shed there is a tub that's about 25l and it's full of antibiotics of some kind. I think the tub cost £3!!


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  • Ded_Zebra wrote: »
    The wood is very rotten so I think it'll fall down to me fairly soon :p

    In the same shed there is a tub that's about 25l and it's full of antibiotics of some kind. I think the tub cost £3!!

    Lads....Ded_Zebra's sellin pills.... :pac:

    We have a shed like that too, been here before the house apparently, found an empty bottle from 1850 in it one day, some mechanic owned it, so I'm sure I'll find more fun things!




  • CianRyan wrote: »
    No cats! :D
    What kind of back box and resonators do you have?
    Please say none.

    There's a single resonator on the midpipe and a backbox on each tailpipe. Its plenty loud.




  • Ferris wrote: »
    There's a single resonator on the midpipe and a backbox on each tailpipe. Its plenty loud.

    I have to say, I'm am jealous.
    Nothing quite like a loud rotary up in the revs.




  • So I had to make a flange adapter (giggity)

    I'd prefer a similar setup to what was on the Merc and will do so in due time :)

    Out with the slab
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    A new angle on drilling holes :)
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    And I got it welded up, more on that later ;)

    Meanwhile, I decided to fiddle with the dynamic advance on the frankenpump :cool:

    For those with some sort of interest or those wondering what I'm sh*tting on about this time, here's a self explanatory diagram :)
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    As revs climb, fuel gets pressurised into the chamber more, the piston moves over, advancing when diesel gets injected into the chambers. Shims in the timing piston chamber control how far and advanced the timing can go. XUD shims are 0.8mm thick
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    Yet banana Transits have shims 0.6mm thick ;)
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    The result is even better response with full boot and a slight increase in economy as a side effect ;)




  • dgt wrote: »
    And I got it welded up, more on that later ;)

    I got distracted shining up my E34! :pac:

    Boot, roof and right rear quarter this evening. Just the 2 doors left to do :D

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    Bravo city is alive and kicking :pac:
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    Really should get some daylight pics up! :)




  • Want to see that Bravo up and running ;)




  • Instead of going to karting today I said I'd go at replacing the breather valve on the bmw.
    I got the newer vortex type sent over from schmeidmann.
    Easy job overall just a lot of stuff to remove to get at it.

    Biggest suprise was when I opened the valve cover and found there to be no filter in there! Explains why it was smoky since I got it.

    With the new type in there the smoke has gone completely so I'm happy with that bit of work.

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  • Polished it one last time.

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  • Looks good but the bumper / side trims need doing. A heat gun can restore them if you use it carefully. Or back to black but try not get any on the paint.


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  • dgt wrote: »
    I got distracted shining up my E34! :pac:

    Boot, roof and right rear quarter this evening. Just the 2 doors left to do :D


    Bravo city is alive and kicking :pac:


    Really should get some daylight pics up! :)

    dgt do you have flash on on your iphone? If so turn it off.
    Theres also a focus setup that focus's the photo by tapping the screen for a couple of seconds. Theres no reason why those photos should be so grainy in even in the current light.
    And if its neither of them, is your lens dirty?


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