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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:57 am 
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As I will be fitting the twin tail pipe exhaust system with single large back box I need to remove the spare wheel well which is a pity but will get a spacesaver maybe...
So cut the floor section out and welded in and sealed up the hole, finally with a few coats of my stealth grey :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:33 pm 
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I loosely bolted the rear axle together and mounted on the car with all new bolts and greased the sleeves etc so hopefully won't corrode up for future dismantling.. will get fully tightened when everything is in place...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Until these arrived at the door....
Had to order these in advance as it takes 6 weeks to build to your preference and ship out... hopefully well worth the wait..
Gaz coilovers fully adjustable shocks for focus st....
So I unbolted the rear mount bolts where the rear adjustable seats fit and fitted with the longer bolts supplied by Gaz...
A good days work...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Quality work Mike, coming along nicely if a little slow. :corn:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:35 am 
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SaabnScotland wrote:
Quality work Mike, coming along nicely if a little slow. :corn:


Your more than welcome to come help.. cheeky fe-ck-er :lol:
Might get it running for my birthday.. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Car 55 wrote:
SaabnScotland wrote:
Quality work Mike, coming along nicely if a little slow. :corn:


Your more than welcome to come help.. cheeky fe-ck-er :lol:
Might get it running for my birthday.. :D


i came across on Monday evening but got no answer at the
door.... let me know when you need canbus and lead and laptop and i will pop across and
do the technical stuff for you :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:25 am 
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Pmsl..... I'll be doing a full weekend on it as of lunchtime today.... bring the ovies etc..
Maybe Kev will come help..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:31 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:37 am 
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Will be using the 40mm alloy radiator with the PC180 powercool..
And the larger alloy intercooler with 2.5" outlets, find its easier than having to use reducers etc for 3".. need to get froggy to weld some mounting lugs on the cooler.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:40 am 
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beardydave wrote:
If you think progress on this one is slow, you should see my 96 restoration...


It's never easy is it... I want to start my 96 after this, but need a o/s/r wing and front valance.. hopefully someone will come up with them soon...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Will this see the light of day this year??


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:23 am 
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Will this see the light of day this year??


Pmsl..... I'm sure it will venture out one day this year Fraser, don't forget your ovies :lol:
Then maybe get the kadett done.............
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:24 am 
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Got 2.3 engine all stripped down, ready for clean up and new shells, bolts, gaskets etc... Engine was running ok in previous car and found nothing untowards when I stripped it down.. can was going to scrapyard..
Will get block decked and rods and pistons balance and polished up ready for rebuilding it..
Also balance shaft delete as normal..


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What a project! Loving this!

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Paul L wrote:
What a project! Loving this!

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Thanks Paul...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:47 am 
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A nice day to push the car out on the trolley remove all necessary bits and pieces and get the engine rubbed down and some stealth grey applied..
Finished result for now...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:49 am 
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Also got the fuel tank fitted back up with uprated pump and return pipe done...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:39 pm 
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Car 55 wrote:
Pmsl..... I'll be doing a full weekend on it as of lunchtime today.... bring the ovies etc..
Maybe Kev will come help..
:corn:


Sorry Mike,
I did try, but didn't give you enough notice for Sunday.

Be good to see the work in progress though...

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Pmsl..... I'll be doing a full weekend on it as of lunchtime today.... bring the ovies etc..
Maybe Kev will come help..
:corn:


Sorry Mike,
I did try, but didn't give you enough notice for Sunday.

Be good to see the work in progress though...

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Sorry Kev, had to go to Falkirk to collect my 9000 #4 then headed up to Kirrimuir....

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