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#31 Hegnirst

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:20 PM

Well driven? Tell my mom, she worries haha


its gone now im afraid
i want to get "behind every great man, there is a women rolling her eyes"
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

then i just took some photos LOL

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then some emptying happened LOL

i then decided I wanted a center dial :P
so i bought a second hand one which had some wiring that came with it and a speedo cable :)
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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

more flashing tape under the bonnet :) stop that rattle LOLPosted Image

LOL!

back to the dial.....some more stripping....(as you may off noticed i got distracted and started doing stripping LOL)

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then i painted the old metal plate that covers the hole
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.. and fitted it
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through doing so i decided i need to replace all the wiring as its just nuts!! sooooo many relays and fuses!! its ridiculous! whilst fiddling with all the wires and pipes that were inevitably in the way i decided to cut the center of the bottom dash rail out so i had more space to work with :P but first...drained the pipes and took them out the way before cutting LOL
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then.....

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wiring madness!

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so i gave up with that till the next day and looked underneath the car and spray some black stuff around
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looks good under there now :)

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

more photos underneath

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i then prepared the wiring harness of the dials for a center dial

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and made the soldered the wires longer for the bulbs

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all connected
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and in it goes with some foam to hold it in place for now ahahha

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 07:37 PM.


#35 Alex_B

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

If i were you i would get some practising on that soldering, it should be fine but it can be done a lot neater, mines really improved now i have done a lot of it, and you dont want it cracking or splitting and shorting out :)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

meanwhile.... the exhaust was blowing

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LOL

moving on....
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the badge that came with the car...
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was a bit messy to be honest so we stripped it and then out it back on for now
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then I sanded al the arches i took off and repainted them
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and put them back on

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

i then took the back bumper off to spray a bit of sunshine on it and made my self think it was a good idea to get the rear bumper smoothed, so i mocked it up...


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mocked up..
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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

So i then forced myself to gut the car of electrics and start again, it had to be done they werent very good at all, sorry chris!

so it started...

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mmmm nice and bear
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all of the wiring!

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and a sneaky pic again :P

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

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nice and bare in the engine bay
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he looks so sad in the garage :'(
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then i bought a good second hand wiring loom from good old Cols

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so i then i went round labeling where everything goes, i used the haynes manual for this as i had never seen any of the connectors for anything! i now could recite the colours to you :P

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Needless to say all of this wirig did come in handy as i have used a lot of it else where LOL

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

Just before gutting the car for electrics, i forgot to mention the biggest part of the this clubbie LOLS!

i took bruce up to D&G rolling road! :P
he is absolutely amazing, the reason i took him up is because the car wasnt pulling correctly kind of felt like it had massive turbo lag ahaha and sounded like a bag of bolts, so i went up there and he confirmed my worst fears the big ends had gone :'(
so knowing this i then gutted the electrics ahaha


after i put the electrics in i took it up to Col's mini center to have another engine fitted and my old engine to be surcharged against it.
he had on of these lying around :)

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and where the engine was :P

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 08:08 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:08 PM

And yes you saw right 32K on the clock! bonus!!!!!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:08 PM

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and the engine
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I then ordered a 3.105 FD for it and a Kent 276 camshaft for it :P
the gear box needed to be rebuilt hence why they were separate at the time :) new synchro's and idle gear.

so whilst that was being done i carried on with the electrics!

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:20 PM

carrying on in the engine bay, laying it all out through the body first...
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and made a nice neat loom for the front section

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wiring the headlights in


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some more wiring in the car

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and then used some more tubing to cover some wires i ran up the brace bars

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which i thought looked quite neat :)
as far as DIY goes LOL

piccie at night after another day
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next day...
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Can you tell he's angry at me for me leaving him in there with nothing hooked up :(

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:23 PM

oh isnt making loom fun woooooooo
steering wheel looms made up and went on nice and easily :)
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..a quick check ..

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...and electrics FINISHED!



so after that to waste the rest of the day i sprayed the spare wheel black and sprayed the inside of the booty black

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peakabooo!!

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And also made and fitted a new wiring loom to the Sub i took out

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:29 PM

i then fumbled around with the centre dial again :P

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AND BINGO!

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I got given some underlay for carpets, a lot of it..

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too much?..

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.. naaa
LOL! so i cut a load and put it all in underneath the carpet

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and then i bought a cowling for it and put it it along with the rest of interior...

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and bought a mk1 type boot lid handle for good measure :P

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Nearly there with the engine...

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duplex timing chain as well mmmmm

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ready to go on

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its in there somewhere :P

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 08:51 PM.





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