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Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:29 pm

Must have had this one for nearly 20 years now. It had a lot of love in the early days of ownership and has always been a bit pampered but about time for some more serious TLC now.

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Plan is new rear tyres, refurbished subframe, tubular lower wishbones, sort the oil leaks, coil over suspension, stonechip the chassis, alloy rocker covers, new brake lines, gear change bushes and remove seized filler. New fluids all round. Should keep me busy for a week or two!
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby miles thomas » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:19 am

Looking forward to seeing you on the hill at Prescott this year then. It would be great to have the President doing a demo run. ;)
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:59 pm

It might just be ready for Prescott but it won’t be driven with anger with my eyesight :-(
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby miles thomas » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:27 am

I know Stephen it's not nice or much fun :?
But still get those racing excuses in early :sarcasm
Would be great to see you in a working GTA at any point this year.
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:31 pm

Building up a replacement rear subframe ready to swop over. Will probably only use the uprights from the existing ones as they were refurbished and fitted with new bearings.

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Wishbones painted and drying off. Gone for tubular lowers.

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Replacement subframe painted and ready to fit. From a turbo car but easily the best one I could find.

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Refurbished wishbone pivots. I’ve ordered new 12.9 bolts but these ones are actually pretty good.
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby miles thomas » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:34 pm

All looks really good, I like the tubular lowers. :up
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:26 pm

All metalwork treated with POR15 and all fibreglass fresh stonechip.

Just need to work out how to do the bit behind the pipes!

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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:06 am

Everything out today

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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:08 am

New subframe starting to come together

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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:12 am

This was the reason I wanted to change the subframe. I knew one of the wishbone mounts was rusty directly under the water pipes but now I can see it properly it was much worse than I thought so pleased to have caught this.

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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby miles thomas » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:42 am

Well done Stephen it's nice to see it coming together. Also nice to have all those parts to hand :)
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby clee » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:42 pm

stephendell wrote:New subframe starting to come together

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You've got your lower wishbones on backwards numnuts ....
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:30 am

They’re not fitted. Just laying there for a photo. The tubular ones aren’t handed. You just flip them over.
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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby stephendell » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:17 am

Thought I’d also look at an engine upgrade while it’s all out.

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Re: Time for some love for the white one

Postby eastlmark » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:50 pm

engines upside down you numpwhatist! :up
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