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Old 18 September 2017, 02:43 PM
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sourced a second hand bumper off a lad off here (thanks!), fit quite nicely, however a lot of the bolts/nuts that hold it on were scrap so for now its just cable tied on (is that JDM or what )

this weekend i did the alignment, camber and put the lights, bumper and grille back on,.

started it up for the first time in a year... god ive missed that sound (started first time no problems)

Now i have a final list of problems to fix before the car goes in for a respray!

1. Track rod nuts need tightening (i dont have a 17mm spanner d'oh)
2. Front bumper needs nuts bolts + washers instead of cable ties
3. Front wings - they seemed a little bent near the frotn and the light fittings have a little gap round the outside - should i seal in or source new or de-rust my originial wings?
4. Wheel arch liners - only have half, other half not available on ICP - rang up and they are on order
5. Spats - have some off a lad on here coing this way - thanks again!
6. Rear arb brackets - again a lad off here might have some spare, will be going to the coaters along with my 20mm rear arb.
7. Various sheared in bolts across the front chassis - wings, dust shields, arb mounts, abs bracket etc.
8. Brake + clutch pedal rubber
9. Rad fan disconnected -> cant fit it back in without removing the radiator... d'oh again
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harder problems to fix
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8. steering column top bearing ****ed.....
9. hard brake line ends rusted -> cant put on my braided lines
10. rust removal -> rear arches, boot lock, above windscreen
11. abs ring needs to go on -> front hubs need to come off again >.< Zany (top man) said hed do this for me when i can get my hubs back off



Heres to progress over winter! Any advice or help appreciated!

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Old 08 October 2017, 04:58 PM
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This was my original problem (steering wheel tilted up for no apparent reason) but was still able to turn left and right
So my steering wheel boss was the culprit!
It had sheared off the circular base - so when it bent upwards it was just the metal bending!
This is what I am left with
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Old 08 October 2017, 04:59 PM
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Will any normal steering wheel just bolt onto that?

Edit* scratch that my old wheel will just bolt on minus the boss - just need a female to female crimp connection for the horn and I'm all good! Absolutely buzzing. What started off as a possible broken column has turned out to be a 50p fix!

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Old 04 November 2017, 06:15 PM
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Starting to look like a car again - replaced the side lights with new ones as the rubber on the old ones was ruined. Easy and cheap replacement .

Put the original slightly rusted wings back on as the new wings were crap. Gonna just get a bodyshop to remove the rust and add on some brackets to the old wings.

Next stop bodyshop / garage for some tasks I can’t do myself :/
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Ha - just found this thread - I wondered what had happened to you - not seeing the white Scoob with Orange wheels around! Looks like you're having fun with that project... I was on my bike over the summer too - a mean greenie... will have to catch up some time
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Nicely done mate, looks better already with the V4 bumper and original parts!
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Any updates?

I have been following along and keen to know what has been done since your last post
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Old 01 February 2018, 11:30 PM
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Ha - just found this thread - I wondered what had happened to you - not seeing the white Scoob with Orange wheels around! Looks like you're having fun with that project... I was on my bike over the summer too - a mean greenie... will have to catch up some time
yes we shall! i'm on a tricolor cbr600rr if you see me give me a wave.

As for the project - After a quiet few COLD Christmas months where i've been unable to get much done on the car - i finally got my **** into gear and got it recovered off to the garage to get it up-to scratch engine and running gear wise:

Its gone to get:

Front ABS rings back on (hubs have to be pressed out again d'oh)
Front ABS reconnected (simple)
Hard brake lines replaced (couldnt get braided ones on due to being too rusted)
New front bumper indicator bracket
Rear arb refurb and replaced bracket (bolts sheared out)
New thermostat
New Oil filter
Engine oil change (millers 10w50 nano)
Gearbox oil change
New knock sensor
new timing belt
Compression test
Boost leak test
front arch liners in.
4 wheel alignment


Sorry i haven't been on scoobynet much - can't get on it at work anymore!

Absolutely buzzing that its going to be back on the road in the next week or so!

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Old 09 February 2018, 11:37 PM
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Got it back today - found out some useful info about why it had been running sluggish and randomly throwing up knock warnings (definitely no knock)- coil 1 and 3 were arcing . needs a new coil pack. simple fix (Y)

front right hub has a hairline crack - will have to suck it up and get a new one on when money is available :/ might be slightly bent overall as the caliper is fouling the wheel.

rest of the stuff is sorted - boosts right up to 1.4 and i forget how much it pulls!

moving it back into my 'temporary' workshop tomorro will post some pics

to do list now:

FIX

Front right hub replace (if anyone has one spare going cheap let me know!!! dont fancy stumping up massive £££ for a new one)

V3 Coil pack (same as above!)

BUY

fmic
new tyres
harness bar
harnesses

INSTALL

All of the above AND

740cc injectors
swrd 3 port bcs
fpr fuel pressure reg
remap

This summer is going to be large (Y)
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Swapping out the old coil pack for a working one (coils 1 and 3 were arcing). Now runs perfect, no lumpy or jerky idle . Buzzing
getting my bro to help putting the reg plate over one side of the bumper with M3 tape. The other side is going to be a direct cold air feed.

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Off for its MoT Tuesday... hopefully passes. Then I can start on the bodywork and engine cleanup (inlet manifold and alternator cover blasted + coated as well as the rest! £££




Bleeding the brakes ... again �� tip : never let your master cylinder run dry

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Passed MoT with zero advisaries... So I can put a car back together ok I guess . Taxed and insured. Getting expensive having 3 vehicles on the road....

Boost however has dropped off again (made a post in general techincal about this). Could be WGA, BCS, piping, ECU, inlet or any combination of the 5.... Will be trying to figure out what the cause is over the next few weeks.

Have a replacement hub to go on.. Will be cleaning it up this weekend so it doesnt look out of place with my refurbed hubs on the rest of the car. Did some GoPro filming this weekend (kinda annoying as halfway thru was when my boost just stopped) and my mate managed to go full retard and pull off the GoPro mount taking off a big chunk of paint with it. The car needs rust removal and a respray BADLY! (donations welcome )
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What is the latest with the project mate?
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Old 04 April 2018, 12:23 PM
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March was a bad month - planned loads got 0 done.

Getting a bit disolussioned with the car at the moment. The thing it badly needs i just cant afford (rear arches, bit of fabrication on the front arches to mount properly to bumper and full respray). I'm guessing its about £2k probably more and I just dont have the funds.. Really annoying when I've spent over £1k the last few months on parts and getting it up to scratch engine / running gear wise.

Can't even drive it on the road really as when my mate took his go pro off instead of sliding it off the mount like a normal person he decided to rip off the whole mount taking a massive chunk of paint off above the windscreen.

So right now im saving up a couple hundred a week for a respray/ rear arch removal... If anyone knows anyone who wants to help in return for other help or a little less money than a professional job id be seriously happy.. I mean i could invest in a welder and a spray kit but i dont really want my first bash at welding/spraying to be on the car ive spend lots of money and time on!

The tasks for this month are:

Clean / paint replacement front right hub + put on car... should take a few days letting the paint dry inbetween. the installation should take an hour max just need to source a split pin.

Fix the boost issues. I made a post in gen technical and they fired back some solutions which i havent tried yet (maybe faulty bcs maybe faulty actuator). Hopefully sunny this weekend so i can try them out..

"New" front side lights seem to be sh*t quality. They fit perfectly but upon checking them they seem to have a nice big puddle of water in. will have to buy new OEM ones. (buy **** buy twice #doh)
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Are you still winning?
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What is the latest mate? Hope you are making progress on the old girl!

You will get there

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Good to see you are still progressing this...

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Come on Ash... More pics!
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Old 31 July 2018, 02:12 PM
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Sorry for being inactive for a while - got promoted at work so been a hectic few months. However I had time to go to Tunerfest at Oulton this weekend and it gave me the kick up the **** to get this project back underway (that and the extra income each month!). Time attack is where I want to be next year!

Stevo : yes Church Road

I fit the replacement hub fairly easily - its amazing how must easier it is to do stuff when youve done it once before.. now my caliper no longer scrapes the inside of my wheel and i have a whopping 2mm clearance!

Progress this week:
Ordered some replacement Rear Arch panels, booked it into the bodyshop to have ALL the rust removed (rear arches, front wings, above windscreen, boot lock, the lot!)
Bought some new orange HT leads cos why not.
Looking at ABW arches, and full respray within the next few months.

Will ask the shop to take pics of the rust removal process - im intrigued to see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Been quoted £200 a side (plus the £80 ive spent on the replacements) plus £40 a side for the front wings. Roof is an unknown as the windscreen will have to come out. budgeting £800 total.

Ive been holding off getting my wheels refurbed and new rubber put on until after the shell is sorted. once thats done they will get done too.

Also while its in the shop ill be taking out some of the engine trim and getting it powder coated. Tidying stuff up

Hopefully my next post in a month or so will be with a rust free (unpainted!) car
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Dropped it off at the garage this aft with replacement rear arches too. He is under no illusions i want it back completely rust free! I've asked him to take pics along the way so watch this space. He's also checking with the guys in the unit further down who do spraying on a cost to spray . Been a long time coming this. Eager beaver.
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Big things incoming in the next few weeks. I'm over the moon.

Dont want to ruin the surprise.

Will have before and after photos.
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following this and looking forward to the pics
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"He waits… That’s what he does… And I’ll tell you what; tick followed tock followed tick followed tock followed tick’

Ahab says “I don’t care who you are, here’s to your dream”. The old sailors return to the bar.’

“Here’s to you, Ahab” and the phat drummer hit the beat with all his heart’

"Here’s to waiting…" "

Looking forward to seeing it Ash - and having another 'quiet drive' on the way to Warton ?

I'm on my bike at the moment though - Kwaka ZX14 with Shinya Nakano 2006 GP bike paint job - mostly green with lots of logos on it
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Before

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That was just a quick mid way snippet of the welding/rust removal work done. Decided to go with quick release fasteners rather than fabricate new panels as there was no bolt holes on the bumper either!

I forgot to take pics of the roof but the roof was quite a chunk of work done too..

The big news was that the shell was in v good nick underneath. No rear panels were needed, only a small amount of rust and a bit of surface rust was present. Turret towers were in great shape. Budgeted £1000 for the rust removal work. Actual cost £180. That saved money went straight towards................. wait and see!!!

ETC 3 weeks.

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Sounds like it's moving along nicely now ash,a full restore will be happening on mine in the future,project threads like this are a good help and inspiration

If I had to guess,the 820£ will be going on some nice brakes
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Wednesday teaser (tip donít tell the spray shop youíre in no rush 😂😂&#128514




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