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#8521 Ben_O

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:44 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.

Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D

That's so good to hear.

 

Ill tell Bill next week when I see him, he will be delighted too!



#8522 Algordo1100

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

MOT passed. No advisories.

Nice to here comments from mr tester like "clean underneath" and "nowt wrong with that at all"

Looks like all that refurbing during lockdown was worth it.

Smug mode.

#8523 ads7

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.
Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D


Great isn't it? I experienced exactly the same thing myself today - so many smiles from everyone at a time when people really need cheering up.

Amazing fun to be had from these little cars, mines a lot slower being an 850 but my solution was just foot to the floor on the faster stretches! Challenging and engaging trying to maintain the legal limit but she whizzed along so smoothly once up in the higher rev range!

#8524 cal844

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 10:43 AM

Yesterday I got a chip in the windscreen repaired and fired it up after 7 weeks of rest. First try and ran sweet, just need to work out my carb settings again as it idles slightly too low whilst on Choke and she's stuttering if I go quickly on the gas when cruising. I Might turn the idle up then change to a slightly richer needle.

Engine is a 998 A+ on a DAM5626 box, stage 1 kit with RC40, AAU Needle currently fitted, I have been advised on the forum to try an AAM needle. CO is set to 0.76 (tried richening 1 turn but hasn't made a difference)

Do I need to try another richer needle or is it a setting issue?

#8525 Tones61

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 07:42 PM

Sprayed the fibreglass boot lid green on my road/race mini 🤘

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#8526 84sprite

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 03:53 PM

Put the coppers on the front subframe

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#8527 Ol timer

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Posted 27 October 2020 - 08:28 AM

Cleaned the starter motor as it was gunked up and not engaging .

#8528 Algordo1100

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 06:27 AM

I've been trying for ages to track down this annoying, tinkling, gentle sort of rattle my Spi has at certain revs. Suspects included everything from a loose grill to the alternator.

Well I found the culprit last night on my way home.
It's the aftermarket rev counter. The springs inside it rattling away to themselves 🙄

#8529 Shep76S

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:06 AM

Realised I’ve only done 102 miles in the last year........



#8530 cooperd70

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 10:26 AM

Realised I’ve only done 102 miles in the last year........


I've done less...just miles to MOT centre and back. The insurance company must be rubbing their hands together this year!

#8531 Verderad

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 02:28 PM

Cleaned, Prepped and welded in Cantrail.

Now ready for roof panel to go back on 



#8532 Tornado99

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Posted 28 October 2020 - 09:58 PM

Had the rear bearings replaced with tapered roller type as the original ball bearings were starting make noise. While at the shop. had them undercoat the whole car with Fluid Film. I found it on sale by the Gallon at a local store and brought my mechanic the whole can. He only needed about 1/10th of the can and asked to keep rest for other cars he wants to use it on. I said "that's fine, just don't charge me for the next ten applications I get over next decade "  ;-)


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#8533 Hamstein

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:44 PM

Welded in the drivers side doorstep / a pillar, fairly painless process for a change, did have to stick my reading glasses on to my head with insulation tape to stop them falling off when I'd got the welding mask on though!



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Posted 02 November 2020 - 12:01 PM

Removed all the glass and the dash in order to get at the rust and asses just how bad it is, next stepp is either the subframes or cut out and replace the floor. god this is turning into a deep rabbit hole lol I was only going to clean it up and drive but it is fast becomming more than that, worryingly the wife now thinks I shold do a full resto and is talking shot blasting and crazy things like that. I thought she had been upto no good and was feeling guilty but it turns out she sees this as a trial run for when she gets a willy's or Bronco :)



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Posted 08 November 2020 - 10:39 AM

Put the coppers on the front subframe

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Does this match the colour of your car or is it contrasting?






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