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Old 27 October 2018, 03:17 PM
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Old 01 November 2018, 03:39 PM
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Shell = Done

Wheels next.

Then rear brakes.

Then engine bay.

Should be a fun winter.
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Old 03 November 2018, 04:41 PM
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Looking forward to seeing you both out and about
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Old 13 November 2018, 04:10 PM
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Last weekend was a simple task of removing wipers and original bonnet lever and adding the bonnet struts off the group buy - Usually on scoobs nothing is simple but they fit a dream. cant recommend enough. Bought an indoor cover off Amazon which hopefully will stop it from getting scratched in the garage as people are constantly walking past it to the bins etc. Not ideal but a lot better than being outside in the elements.. The wipers are being painted for free by the spray shop, nice gesture he didnt have to but i think he feels bad that the outside looks pristine and then there is the wipers flaking old paint!

Some small tasks to do this weekend (weather permitting unfortunately). Aiming to clean out the garage so i have room to work on it inside the garage and get it on axle stands so as i can refub the wheels and get new rubber. Old chairs and microwaves and bags of insulation in the way..... who even keeps that stuff?!

If I have time ill be replacing the HT leads and coil pack with brand new items. looks simple enough to do i hope since i already have the airbox removed for the RAMAir filter. This should fix the problem of the old coil pack arcing. Replaced it originally with a second hand item but still had a problem so doing both now should sort it. Will have to remember to take pics and post them next week.
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I have a set of wheels you can borrow while yours get refurbed if you want... Probably would suit your car actually 17" Black ZCW with RE070s on - got them off Brian at CAMS when I needed something to go over my new Brembos

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Old 16 November 2018, 11:49 AM
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Really appreciate the offer dude!

Its going on stands this weekend however, so would be a waste to put your (nice) rims on it while it just sits in the garage for a few months. Plus its quite a narrow garage so I'd be scared of some slight nicks on them which i just couldnt do (different if theyre my own! haha)

Hopefully getting it insured around Jan. My commute is changing from Samlesbury (40 mins) , to only Warton (5 mins), so the money I save in petrol (circa £150p/m) will be used for insurance + tax on the scoob!
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Old 18 November 2018, 05:49 PM
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Some small tasks to do this weekend (weather permitting unfortunately). Aiming to clean out the garage so i have room to work on it inside the garage and get it on axle stands so as i can refub the wheels and get new rubber. Old chairs and microwaves and bags of insulation in the way..... who even keeps that stuff?!

If I have time ill be replacing the HT leads and coil pack with brand new items. looks simple enough to do i hope since i already have the airbox removed for the RAMAir filter. This should fix the problem of the old coil pack arcing. Replaced it originally with a second hand item but still had a problem so doing both now should sort it. Will have to remember to take pics and post them next week.
managed to get all this done this weekend and added in a Warehouse Project trip in the middle of it so needless to say Iím grilled! But really happy with the progress Iím making - the HT leads were a simple replace , same for the coil pack - now the car doesnít idle lumpy anymore! (No more arcing from coils). Cleared out the garage and then put the car on stands so as I can refurb the wheels and some engine bay parts power coated this week
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I changed my coil pack and HT leads but my issue turned out to be worn out plugs.
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Old 28 November 2018, 12:49 PM
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I changed my coil pack and HT leads but my issue turned out to be worn out plugs.
I did mine the other way round wouldnt start one day at the spray shop because they hadnt been leaving it to run once they started it (kept moving out then in at the end of the day as no space). This resulted in a buildup of carbon on the spark plugs. Had to replace them. In hindsight the spray shop should have covered me as it was their fault but wasnt too expensive to replace them and it was on the to do list anyway.
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Old 01 December 2018, 02:41 PM
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Wheels back from Tilling Powder coaters - great refurb!



Wheels on the car (minus the plastic centre caps which are currently drying in the back after being rattle canned)



Couple of small orange hints - alternator cover, battery cover and fuse box cover to tidy up the bay a bit)



random sticker on the windscreen - anyone any info?


Overall looking tip top as far as aesthetics are concerned. now i can concentrate on the interior and engine

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Yeah it's a GOJ inspection decal top number is year and bottom number is month . So 20=2008 .
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Old 05 December 2018, 09:55 AM
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Thanks guys ! Ahh yeh well that checks with around when it was exported to the UK.

Bit of a dilemma now - I have badges which I took off pre paint - do I put them back on or leave it de-badged?

(The STi Gel wing badges and the SUBARU boot lettering)

I misplaced the battery clamp rods so have just picked up some universal ones off amazon - looks like i need to cut them to suit so will be doing that this weekend (hate finishin work after 7pm :/)

However that being said i'm off for xmas from 14th - 3rd so I can hopefully spend some 'alone' time ith the engine bay (polishing it all and cleaning it with a toothbrush, especially the header tank and the underside of the bonnet) Anyone any tips for giving the engine a good clean without removing bits or powerwashing it as ive seen people do.

Id've thought:
  • some rust converter on the small rusted patches (bracket on the left especially) then leave it
  • degreaser on gunky parts then leave it
  • scrub off with a brush
  • good clean with ???
  • polish metal areas
  • no idea what nxt

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Old 05 December 2018, 09:59 PM
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Nice job Ash... I find WD40 works well on most engine bay parts...
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