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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:29 pm 
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It’s been a busy couple of days for my mate and me fitting the outer repair sections.

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Had a bit of trouble early on when the curve of the new arch was quite a bit smaller than the arch we’d just cut off:

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Which meant that when fitted with one side lined up properly:

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...the other side did this:

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No huge matter because we did this:

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Then some extra bits to go forward under the washer bottle:

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And then the passenger side:
Cutting...
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Fitted. As always I cut a bit too short and we’ll will have to add a slither.

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Next up, the inner arches!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Car Model: 900T16s, Daihatsu Charade GTti
Damn that's good even with the gaps :) Looking forward to the next steps, you're like me, wait until the weather gets worse and then get to grips with it lol


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Not had chance to do any more bodywork but last night I fitted a new water pump, thermostat, ECU temp sender and fan temp switch along with fresh red antifreeze. I'd already done the gauge temp sender and the radiator looks pretty new so that's all of the cooling system overhauled. The old pump was binding at certain points and it was weeping slightly because the mounting face hadn't been cleaned up properly last time. Hoping the temp sender helps the wonky running and the others are just for luck but it should all go towards better reliability once she's back on the road.

Quick question - what's the sensor type thing in the intake manifold between cylinder 3 and 4 with two barbs coming off it? They're not connected to anything.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:35 pm 
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edtownend wrote:

Quick question - what's the sensor type thing in the intake manifold between cylinder 3 and 4 with two barbs coming off it? They're not connected to anything.


It sounds like the temperature sensor for the EGR actuation. I have one on my 1990 900i. Once up to temperature this allows vacuum through to open the EGR valve.
As far as I know, it was only fitted for a short time, and it is OK to leave it disconnected.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Ah, that’ll be it, thanks Geoff. It definitely doesn’t have EGR so no problem there.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:41 pm 
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Well, I've forgotten to update this in ages. Though progress has been slow, it's not stopped. The front inner arches have been repaired, etch primered, seam sealered and schutzed. The outer arches are primed, filled and awaiting paint. I might leave them rattle canned for now and paint properly when it's a bit warmer. Pretty much completely forgot to take any photos while this has been going on. Here's the pathetic one I managed to take during.

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She was struggling to start after being stood so I've fitted a new Varta D24 for good measure. I'm really pleased that the new temp sensors seem to have done the trick, she starts almost instantly and idles perfectly now.

Yesterday I rebuilt a spare driver's seat to repair the stitching, so I've got a lovely fresh full interior minus carpets ready to go in now. I'll save it 'till the outside is tidied so she feels like a new car.

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After:
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The marks are just where I've leant on it before taking the photo, they've come out on their own.

Hoping to get the front back together so I can use her for a bit this weekend!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:48 pm 
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Oh, here's a little thing I've been getting up to - drew up the missing 16v badge for the bootlid. Not delighted with the print quality but it looks okay painted.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Really enjoying the work.
I'm looking forward to seeing it come together.
The wing looks very impressive.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Thanks very much, it pales in insignificance to many of the projects on here but it’s testing me and my friends.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Thanks very much, it pales in insignificance to many of the projects on here but it’s testing me and my friends.

I think you underestimate what you do.

Were the badges 3-D printed?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:19 am 
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Nice work 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Thanks guys. Yeah the badges are 3D printed, I drew up the files going off photos then sent them to a 3D printing service. Keep looking for more bits to replicate!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:16 pm 
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She's back! Spent Saturday with help putting her back together so I can use her for a bit until it gets warmer.

Started, naturally by taking the interior out. The carpets were sodden, looks like water has been getting in behind the pedals past where the cabin air intake thingy meets the bulkhead. Fixed the missing vacuum line for the heater controls and put the interior back minus the carpets for now until I'm happy the leak is fixed.

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While this was going on, the insides of the wings were undersealed and all the stuff that fits inside the wings refitted. The APC box, washer bottle, horn etc.

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More filler on the front wings, and a coat of filler primer. That'll keep it protected until it gets warmer when we can address the paintwork properly.

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And home! Looking very scrappy but she made it no problems.

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Took her to work a couple of days later and found that she's misfiring under boost. My current theory is that replacing the distributer cap and rotor has changed the timing slightly (the old one wasn't seated correctly) so the next job is to check that. I was told the vacuum capsule has had the modification to allow more retard under boost so I'll have to pressurise it and see what the timing is under boost. Suspect it's going beyond TDC at the moment from the huge flame I got from the exhaust :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Good job, well done...

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