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#1 Simples

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 09:52 PM

Thought it was about time I started a thread - I've had the car about 18 months and not touched it yet!

Here it is as I got it
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Brought some wheels
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Some mk2 rear lights
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Test. Polished a wheel
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Brought some panels
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Made access on the car a little easier
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One oversill
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What remains underneath
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Most of it cut out, rust treated and started cleaning it up
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This is the reason it took so long
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Got a few things planned that are a bit different to the norm (hopefully), will reveal them as I get to them.

#2 Kam

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 01:09 AM

Good choice on engine and front, goes well and better choice for final drive and gearing (important)

 

So not too much work needed then...

 

Whats the plans or is all top secret  :D

 

Mk2 is too mint! I had two mk1's both supersports, one black red stripe then got a red with a black stripe from a work colleague, then bought my sisters mk2 popular plus and it pretty much fell apart a couple of days later (never buy from siblings!)  :shifty:

 

Lovely example there



#3 Simples

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:40 AM

Cheers! Nothing secret really, I'm taking a lot of inspiration from the VAG boys - smoothed bay, lots of little touches that won't be too obvious, lot of smoothing and generally making it look cleaner. D series helps with room in the bay, it's the wife's car so she doesn't want ridiculous amounts of power anyway.

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#4 tommy boy

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:59 PM

Hi

Here`s my D series conversion

Believe me, if you want the fuel injection , there ain`t a lot of room. As for "not too much power" This makes it`s power very low down and then kicks in the v-tec. Very nippy indeed

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#5 Simples

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 10:28 PM

Tidy looking conversion - looking at running it on early dizzy and carb....I'm a long way from that though!!

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 06:04 PM

When I got mine, it was running susuki 750 carbs and a carb dizzy. I have still got it all in the shed somewhere. Also have the one off manifold too. Interested?

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 12:13 AM

How much for the dizzy on it's own and both together?

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 04:52 PM

Hi

You can have the dizzy for £20. If you want the carbs, manifold and dizzy then its £50. All plus postage though.

Now that's a good deal I think.



#9 giacomo

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:26 AM

what subframes are there for the d-series? or is it a home made job?



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:33 PM

It'll be home made. I think your only options are mini-tec or modify an allspeed frame to fit.

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Posted 01 December 2015 - 09:37 PM

It'll be home made. I think your only options are mini-tec or modify an allspeed frame to fit.

 

always liked the idea of a d-series. surprisingly quick engines. The only thing thats put me off is not being able to make a subframe :(

 

look forward to seeing updates !



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 10:03 PM

Did a little work for the first time in ages, at least it's a start

Took an angle grinder to my brand new rear valance
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Edited by Simples, 13 January 2016 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:54 AM

looking good buddy :)



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 12:22 PM

nice fog light! whats the donor vehicle?



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:20 PM

MX5 brake light. I cut the rot out from the inner sill
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Tacked a plate in
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Welded a blank in for the filler neck
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Filled in the screw holes for the arches
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Also had a look behind the flitch repair
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Edited by Simples, 21 January 2016 - 09:21 PM.





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