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Showing content with the highest reputation since 23/03/19 in all areas

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    Taxed, reconnected battery after 6 months Sorn.. Started up first turn Moving was the challenge... Seize rear caliper (though left in gear., no hand brake).. after a lot of shunting, and a cut up driveway.. FREEDOM Still looks good for a 25 year old, and couldn't stop smiling as I blew away the cob webs..
  3. 5 points
    From Sat When I got my car back from the bodyshop
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    I had M-Tecs fitted four years ago, no squeals but the special rust prevention silver colour coating is a debatable joke; 48 hours from fitting they started rusting with the first drop of rain. Painting the hub parts before fitting is a very good idea, painting them after-fitting is a lot more faff. IMO Rose gold is the best colour - well chosen! Photo from July 2015
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    Spent my saving on getting my car back from the painters
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    finished off setting up the shifter for the sequential box , bit of tidying with cables to do yet
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    I ran out of gold paint; again. So only managed to get halfway though. But it was much needed; it looked so tired when you opened the bonnet. But I am impressed with the rivnuts and aluminium washers. I can't understand why I didn't do this sooner! (They have not been tightened in this picture which is why the panels don't sit flush )
  12. 2 points
    what did you guys get for xmas I was so lucky this year...look see
  13. 2 points
    After several months up in the air on a lift whilst I did several upgrades and a bit of maintenance I finally got her onto her wheels again Mapping on Monday ready for some track time
  14. 2 points
    Today new wheel bolts came so put them on car. Different shade of green to the caliphers but may paint them a different colour or shade some other time
  15. 2 points
    Well today I took a drive to sunny Arbroath and met jim7564. It was great to finally put a face to the messages and especially all the great help he has passed on. And....... I got new alloys and tyres. Also he kindly gave me a headlight and rear strut brace. Btw guys the Lego oil tog is truly one massive project. This guys talent is next to none. My daughter who had come with me was memorised with the amount of Lego he hasn’t and all the models that he has made. it was all she talked about on the way home and has decided she will do the same with her Lego lol. His car is a beast!!! I’m amazed at how he has with his own hand made up mods for his car and I think it will truly be a work of art once he has finished it. Thanks again jim and hopefully catch up again soon and no doubt will be bombarding you with more questions The new wheels really change the look of the car. I’m so chuffed with them
  16. 2 points
    I’ve reduced the weight in my car by over 30 kilos. By losing weight. Compared with that, removing the sound system and using a gen 6 space saver spare wheel instead of the full size spare counts for very little.
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    [emoji38] By dumping the gf I will also be saving money not just weight [emoji848] [emoji38] Sent from my PRA-LX1 using Tapatalk
  19. 1 point
    What have I done today - changed car oil ( ahead of service interval as usual) - obsessed with cleaning atm - Meguiar’s G3626EU Ultimate Waterless Wash & Wax 768ml - only use this the day after a wash never for a full wash (even though this is what its intended for) Meguiar's G8216EU Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner 473 ml - great product Sonax Xtreme Brilliant Shine Detailer 750ml - used this after reading about it here on these forums - addicted to it now. I have always loved paintwork in prime condition, that smooth creamy feel that relects all your hard work, however the best is on a gorgeous summer day and the paintwork looks like you could dive into it. (Oh and does anyone else get gently excited when you hose the car and the hydrophobic quality are clear to see - the water runs off like its allergic to the paint - or when driving down the motorway you dont need the windscreen wipers as the water just beads off the windscreen) Thanks
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    Painting them Black so no colour matching needed. They were Chilli Red before so would have looked odd on my grey and black car. May still get wrapped but I want to see them on the car first. Thanks for the offer tho'
  21. 1 point
    For the best results go to a professional car paint supplier not your local Halfrods If you have a professional car paint supplies near you they will make rattle cans up to your paint code, if so you can produce a professional finish. I have a supplier local to me, in Bexleyheath that I’ve been using for years. http://www.bsbgroup.co.uk/contact.php if your going to Silverstone I could always pick them up for you and take them up to the show, if it’s any help.
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    MOT for me today also, came back clean. So this leads me onto the jobs that I'll be doing now the test is out of the way. She needs a new rear shock, so I'm thinking of going aftermarket. Will be doing the discs and pads all round too, and maybe while I'm at it change the brake lines and look at refurbishing the calipers.
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    Today she went in for mot and major service. First of both since being in my possession. So 600ish later including new brake hoses a new tyre new handbrake shoes and new exhaust hangers she should be ready to pick up at the end of the week for another years trouble free motoring. 'touch wood' Sent from my EML-L29 using Tapatalk
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    When I first got my G7 I fitted Ferodo disc's and pads. Over the years I've tried most of the alternatives in various combinations. What's on the car now I hear you all ask . . . . . Correct . . Ferodo disc's (not drilled or grooved) and Ferodo pads - OK it's only for road use and I guess the track guys will shake their heads,but for "normal" use Ferodo are still hard to beat
  25. 1 point
    I went for Eicher in the end because I left it too late to get the discs. I only had 24 hours to get them on before the M.O.T so had to pick what was in stock local with enough time to get the coats of paint on. My own fault completely. I'm probably going to get shot for this; but I didn't think it would make much difference performance wise. The calipers are small and are nothing special on these: my thoughts being they should be enough to stop the car. For as much as I love Celicas i think the standard brakes do the job for a sub 200bhp car. Braking performance has increased 10 fold even though they are bedding in; however the old pads were nearly shot, piston seized in the calipers and the discs were warped... I did put brembo pads on them though! +1 rep for the faith in rust!
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    The only coating we could tell is the oily film that gets wiped off with the brake cleaner I dunno if the gold and black colour coatings are any different [ i suspect not ] It's probably the case all discs rust cos they be made of steel, so we may as well paint some protection on, only aesthetically pleasing but nice to keep things smart and tidy. Which make of discs did you buy ? Next time i need discs i'll probably buy Ferodo, i rather like their pads. They will probably rust just the same but the price is good value for money.
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    That looks so much better against your alloys. It might be as mine are anthracite; the colour doesn't pop as much. The contrast is great against those calipers; they are spot on I'm just glad to know i'm in good company with my brakes I'm surprised to hear that about the rust though... I wonder what they coat it in.
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    New discs and pads on... After spraying the hubs and vents of course. I opted away from the M-Tecs as unheard a few users and the neighbour opposite me's RX-8 squealing when braking. I should add. I'm my effort to paint these in rose gold; it actually looks like they have rusted regardless... so a waste of time and resources
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    Fitted new 18inch alloys so the arch gap is now more adequately filled. Then decided she needed a much needed wash and polish so she is all shiny and even more lovely now Sent from my EML-L29 using Tapatalk
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    Hehehe ... They usually charge for it... well Kev does anyway
  32. 1 point
    I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes...
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    If anyone's interested I've just measured how much the sound deadening weighs in the front of the car, as I chipped it all off I put it into a bag and it came out at 7.8kg not inluding the sound deadening in the boot. No idea what it will be like on the road with it gone, for me it doesn't matter as the car doesn't see much road, but I imagine it won't make it a particular pleasant experience on long journeys
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    If you want to change the seats, bucket seats are around half the weight of the stock seats, at least 14kg to be had here. Not a cheap option. Could dump the misses and take the passenger seat out, good 14kg+ saving there Floor mats? get them heavy fuel eaters out! Cone filter instead of airbox, 2.5kg Cut sugar from your diet and walk an extra 20mins a day, might be some weight saved there. But then you could be a 0% fat road cyclist for all I know. Only wear race boots when driving, every kg helps so leave the doc martins at home. Run with the screen wash only half filled. Have to top up more quickly but it's another 2kg saved. Add all the ideas in this thread together and there is loads to be saved Just added them up.. 97.5kg of savings! about the weight of a larger passenger. SAS 7 AC 7 battery 10 spare 18 wheels 8kg half tank 20kg plastic trim 2kg plastic windows 3 seats 14 mats 3 boots 1 washer 2 airbox 2.5
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    I have used a free software tool called paint.net which uses layering image tools like Photoshop. It's works well enough for me to see a change. You can spend hours making it look perfect or 5 minutes changing alloys etc to see if the combination suits.
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