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#31 Alburglar

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:13 PM

Finally I have made a start. Well more of a false start actually. Engine and rad have been draining for a couple of days.
and here is pic of engine minus alternator, coil, starter motor, horn, air box and carb. Plus stuff like clutch servo, wash/wipe reservoir and engine brace are tucked out the way, with fuel lines dis -connected etc.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:24 PM

Nice 1 mate!! :tongue:

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:33 PM

So this morning I go and buy a ball joint separator, ready to finish the job.
Shouldn't have taken me long at all even though this is my first a-series removal ever.
So next I wedge some ply wood above the re-bound rubbers on both sides.

I then go about the 5 minute job of removing the sump gaurd. I didn't account for the nuts holding sump gaurd on, burring and turning from nice hexagon shapes to smooth round ones. So an hour of fiddling and an angle-grinder later. The sump is off.

Then I take the wheels off and start to try and separate my first ball-joint, but it won't budge. It took me half an hour to realise that I hadn't packed enough wood above the rebound rubber and so the damper was still applying pressure and holding the ball-joint in place.

I gave up at his point (for today) as McD's was calling me.

But now I know what I was doing wrong and after my day off next week, I should have some pics of an empty engine bay.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:38 PM

Anyone want a 998 with superflo inlet manifold and 3-2-1 exhaust and 2" center section.
Comes with starter, coil, alternator. - ready to drop straight in to your car
£30 -availble after next week

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:42 PM

starmags look cool, but don't know why this pic is black and white?
It's just one of those days today.

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 07:21 AM

When I've built stuff in the past, I've realised that aslong as you get progress, even if it's only small progress then it doen't matter. Some days you just fart around trying to solve a problem until it gets to the point where you need a break, so I just do something else on the car even if it's just a realy simple thing, then at least you're going forward.

Sorry about getting Philosophical, but in my early days of car building there was one or two unfinished jobs and projects. But know I'm getting older and hopefully wiser I know understand what my old Man useto say.


Sorryagainoldfartcomingoutinme... :) :) :cheese: :)

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 08:39 AM

That's what I do :) I try to do something hard, and when i can't i cool off by doing really small stuff (putting arches back on, screwing in some screws etc.). After a few times you'll be surprised how far you've moved forward even though you never do what you planned :)

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 10:08 AM

Ideal mate :)

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:28 PM

If you are still looking for starmags i think the only place that sells em is Mega Minis, i bought some at the stamford hall show last year (just looked for a phone number but cant seem to find one)

How much are you wanting for your 12's as i would like some for mine as i have a runaround car on steelies :sad:

heres a pic of my mini with the starmags neways

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:52 AM

sweet :cool:

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 01:43 PM

looks nice

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 01:49 AM

How much are you wanting for your 12's as i would like some for mine as i have a runaround car on steelies :sad:

£150 for the minilte replicas pictured. They are immaculate. Loads of tread on tyres. Although front tyre walls a slightly scuffed form a bit of arch scrubbage. I'll take an individual pic of each one.

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 01:53 AM

Plus I want MOT-able arches. Will Sports pak arches do the business with 13x7s (ie wil the arch stick out further than the wheel?)?

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 10:18 PM

Found this......

http://www.proshift.co.uk/proshift.php

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 02:13 AM

That is exactly the shifter I want, but when I saw £875 +£19 p&p I actually pooed myself.
But I e-mailed them to see if they have a solution for getting rid of button controls.

...then I cleaned up.




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