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Post by veryverydarkblue » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:26 pm

Petahgreen wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Hey VVDB, H1 *** is mine!! It’s in RBM for a few small bits getting done! 3.0si E85’s in dark blue are the best 8)
Part of me was hoping they'd get confused and I'd get yours back instead. Looked very tidy with some trick undercarriage on display!
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Post by Big Andra » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:27 pm

Had the RTAB's changed for powerflex ones today.
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Post by CrazyBaptie » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm

Big Andra wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:52 pm Hunter alignment but turns out my rta bushes are knacked. All rear bushes ordered to save any further grief later on. Then got quoted £500 to respray both sides and bonnet which I think is very reasonable so that'll be next on the list after all the geometry is sorted and I've fitted my replacement wings. If this rain stops I'll change my drivers side bowden cable.
Was that John at ProGrip? Where did you get the paint job quote if you don't mind me asking sounds very reasonable

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Post by Big Andra » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:59 pm

CrazyBaptie wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Big Andra wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:52 pm Hunter alignment but turns out my rta bushes are knacked. All rear bushes ordered to save any further grief later on. Then got quoted £500 to respray both sides and bonnet which I think is very reasonable so that'll be next on the list after all the geometry is sorted and I've fitted my replacement wings. If this rain stops I'll change my drivers side bowden cable.
Was that John at ProGrip? Where did you get the paint job quote if you don't mind me asking sounds very reasonable
Yes mate, john at pro grip. Got it booked back in now to get the rear sorted out. Got the paint quote from centreline in Larkhall. It was my mates father in laws business but he's retired now and the guy that worked for him took the business on. That was my original quote before he retired and the other guy said he'd keep it the same as I suspect it would've been a bit more than that. Going to get another quote elsewhere for a comparison.
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Post by True-Blue » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:29 pm

Ordered some Textar rear disks and pads. One of the rear disks was an Advisory on the MOT, they’re ok, but I’d rather do them.

As the car is currently on axle stands, with no wheels anywhere to be seen, seemed like a sensible job to get sorted :thumbsup:
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:41 pm

mgrlane wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:51 am
Z4C_er wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:17 pm
Z4C_er wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:11 am You could probably get rubber caps to block off the holes. I'll have a look.
I've ordered these:
https://ebay.us/7zPLEs
I'll let you know how they fit.
Yes please. I am interested to see how they look.
OK, they arrived today and I tried them out. They fit well! I doubt they would come out in normal driving.
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Post by mgrlane » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:31 pm

Z4C_er wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:41 pm
OK, they arrived today and I tried them out. They fit well! I doubt they would come out in normal driving.
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They look great mate! I like the look of them.

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Post by Nictrix » Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:42 pm

mgrlane wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Z4C_er wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:41 pm
OK, they arrived today and I tried them out. They fit well! I doubt they would come out in normal driving.
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They look great mate! I like the look of them.
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How will this go at MOT time?
Will it be noted that part of the caliper is missing?
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:59 pm

Nictrix wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:42 pm
mgrlane wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Z4C_er wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:41 pm
OK, they arrived today and I tried them out. They fit well! I doubt they would come out in normal driving.
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They look great mate! I like the look of them.
How will this go at MOT time?
Will it be noted that part of the caliper is missing?
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So apparently if you fit brass bushings, you don't need the retainer. Maybe that can be explained? Surely others have done this?
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:24 pm

Z4C_er wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Nictrix wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:42 pm
mgrlane wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:31 pm OK, they arrived today and I tried them out. They fit well! I doubt they would come out in normal driving.
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They look great mate! I like the look of them.
How will this go at MOT time?
Will it be noted that part of the caliper is missing?
So apparently if you fit brass bushings, you don't need the retainer. Maybe that can be explained? Surely others have done this?
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I get that fitting this brass bushing probably takes out a lot of the movement between the caliper and the carrier but it would then not be as designed. Maybe a tester would not bat an eyelid about it not being there, maybe they would if it was spotted, but what about legal implications if there is an accident? It could be argued that the clip is there for safety.
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:47 pm

Nictrix wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Z4C_er wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Nictrix wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:42 pm They look great mate! I like the look of them.
How will this go at MOT time?
Will it be noted that part of the caliper is missing?
So apparently if you fit brass bushings, you don't need the retainer. Maybe that can be explained? Surely others have done this?
I get that fitting this brass bushing probably takes out a lot of the movement between the caliper and the carrier but it would then not be as designed. Maybe a tester would not bat an eyelid about it not being there, maybe they would if it was spotted, but what about legal implications if there is an accident? It could be argued that the clip is there for safety.
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Not sure, so we'd have to refer to the MOT manual. Plenty of ppl do it.
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Post by bigwinn » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:08 pm

An afternoon of enjoyable works today:

New wipers (first time its rained properly)
When it stopped raining:
New rear shocks (Sachs), top mounts, reinforcing brackets, bump stops, covers etc.
While I was at it I made sure the rear shelf clips were back in as I'd dropped some previously down the holes!

Then usual fluids check etc

Ended the day dropping the sodding brake reservoir down this hole- which will be filled with something in future :headbang:
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Post by TheDan » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:31 pm

bigwinn wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:08 pm An afternoon of enjoyable works today:

New wipers (first time its rained properly)
When it stopped raining:
New rear shocks (Sachs), top mounts, reinforcing brackets, bump stops, covers etc.
While I was at it I made sure the rear shelf clips were back in as I'd dropped some previously down the holes!

Then usual fluids check etc

Ended the day dropping the sodding brake reservoir down this hole- which will be filled with something in future :headbang:
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Wow! Nice day's work!!

What rear top mounts and reinforcing brackets did you use?

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Post by bigwinn » Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:56 pm

TheDan wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:31 pm
bigwinn wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:08 pm An afternoon of enjoyable works today:

New wipers (first time its rained properly)
When it stopped raining:
New rear shocks (Sachs), top mounts, reinforcing brackets, bump stops, covers etc.
While I was at it I made sure the rear shelf clips were back in as I'd dropped some previously down the holes!

Then usual fluids check etc

Ended the day dropping the sodding brake reservoir down this hole- which will be filled with something in future :headbang:
IMG_8070.jpeg
Wow! Nice day's work!!

What rear top mounts and reinforcing brackets did you use?
Top brackets Meyle
Reinforcing brackets were eBay specials at £13 a pair
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Post by Stotts » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:37 pm

Fitted the aero skirts and did an oil change.
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