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#31 72clubman

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:16 PM

so if any of you were wondering how mad I am I think this sums it up nicely.

 

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#32 AVV IT

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:04 PM

You mean you have three GT's all to your self !!  :ohno: ..... Now don't you think that's being just a bit greedy!! :P

 

What's more, you've managed to pick up a half decent genuine GT for just £1,500??....... S'not Fair!!  :(



#33 minbin 69

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:29 PM

Gotta love it when you spend £1500 on a set of wheels and get a free mini :lol:

nice work..nice collection..Cool wheels :shades: :thumbsup:



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

i almost bought this gt but my holiday got in the way nice project mate



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Utopia :-)



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:27 PM

Utopia I wish! Sadly while on the way to Gaydon in the Yellow GT it started making the most horrendous noises. We think coming from the bottom end of the engine. The car then died at 50mph and left us on the side of the road! I think the expression is the engine is Mullered. Not what you expect from an engine with only 300 miles since a complete rebuild.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:25 PM

What colour of yellow is that gt as it looks awesome but not a horrible standard colour

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:31 AM

It is a standard colour I'm afraid, it's Inca yellow. The white car is glacier white. The green one is currently BRG, but was originally Astral blue.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

Now I've hit a rather large obstacle. Is there a hope in hell of me getting a whole exhaust system into the car with engine in situ?

 

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I've removed the driveshafts, but I'm still struggling, any advice?



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

losen the bulkhead steady, and the bols that hold the engine so it can move a bit forward and backwards

 

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:14 PM

I think you'll struggle without a lift unfortunately



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

I managed to fit full exhaust with engine in, a LOT of wiggling about and cursing, job done in the end. Had the front end up on axle stands on top of some block paving slabs, arse end on ramps on top of slabs again. That extra inch and a bit allowed em to rotate the front end up towards the head while lifting the elbow up.

Only got my hand stuck once!

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:30 PM

So it took a long time, a lot of brute force but i got the exhaust on. I'm so stubborn, I have a newish stainless RC40, but i really don't like it. So chose to subject myself to this just to fit a Janspeed! 

 

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only had to take off the offside hub off, driveshafts, all engine mounts, petrol pump, and the clutch slave cylinder.

 

Now I just need to work out why the ignition system doesn't work! 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:52 PM

So after a week of fighting the car, I have a result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's my first experience with a ballast ignition system, so that was a learning curve! solid 185psi across all 4 cylinders which i'm very happy with. The Janspeed exhuast sounds exactly as I wanted, a lovely mellow roughty note. 

 

Very happy chappy.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

So after having the car running, I stop it to refit the outer cv joint with a new gaiter. When trying to start it again, sound like I've got no spark. I check the ignition, and the points are way off. I try to adjust them back and they don't go in far enough to touch the spindle. Very odd. New points and it fired again. Im now failing at setting the ignition timing.

I also have a frozen engaged clutch. The clutch arm moves but doesn't disengage the clutch! This car is fighting me on every turn!





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