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Old 18 January 2013, 04:43 PM
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Yesterday's job in work before I got snowed in at home today was to drill the front discs for the classic fitment, my mate in work Clive is a very handy engineer and he turned a spigot down on the lathe to drop into the disc centres since we had a classic disc to use as a template, we then bolted the two discs together through the two existing threaded holes and drilled through the 100pcd holes for spacing.



Multi fit discs now......



This is a picture of my old rear set up as these were also drilled out.



Again a few old pictures simply of an old mock up bracket to show how the rears will be mounted, the cap heads were just on the mock up.





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Nice...but vegetable oil?
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Old 20 January 2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by olliecampbell View Post
Nice...but vegetable oil?
It's taken 20 years off me Ollie
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Old 22 January 2013, 06:53 PM
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Guys I have a small tech question, I have had a set of Lamco Gauges offered me out of a version 4 type r..... Will these work in my version 2 ? Not the pod as I can make a mounting plate.

These were OEM subaru fitment I understand back in the day.
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Old 23 January 2013, 08:37 PM
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Yes they will
Top man thanks for the help Frayz
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Old 25 January 2013, 10:37 PM
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Hi mate,
Good to see you back in a Classic.
Just stumbled in here and saw you making reference elsewhere to a classic and thought ?????? he's got a Blob !!!!!!.

We couldn't stick those Newage things Eh!!!!.....I sold my Hawk and am back in my old classic too after buying it back (18 month gap in ownership). Got a Leon FR PD170 for daily use and the Classic is tucked away.

Will keep an eye on how ya doing.......

P.S Good to see you keeping up tradition with the Brembo's

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Old 25 January 2013, 11:09 PM
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Your car is already leagues ahead of mine Si, you perfectionist b*****do!!!
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Old 26 January 2013, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott.T View Post
Hi mate,
Good to see you back in a Classic.
Just stumbled in here and saw you making reference elsewhere to a classic and thought ?????? he's got a Blob !!!!!!.

We couldn't stick those Newage things Eh!!!!.....I sold my Hawk and am back in my old classic too after buying it back (18 month gap in ownership). Got a Leon FR PD170 for daily use and the Classic is tucked away.

Will keep an eye on how ya doing.......

P.S Good to see you keeping up tradition with the Brembo's
Good god there's a blast from the past ! Hi Scott !!
I lost interest completely and sold up can't explain it and stumbled on this without plan and a week later drove it home ! I'm inspired once more..... Your old one, I've missed something as well then that was mint from memory that's great to hear

Brakes indeed yes...... Your a founder member of the rear brembo club as well, there was a handfull of us at that time fitting them, I'm taking all of my contacts, experiance and knowledge I learnt from my uk classic and feeding them within reason into this one
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Originally Posted by v5 man View Post
Your car is already leagues ahead of mine Si, you perfectionist b*****do!!!
Cliff yours is looking damn good at the moment trust me !

I've got a lot to do to this trust me and as yet with the weather here and time not started to do much... I've gone through it in my mind just need to get going lol sometimes being a perfectionist is not good
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
Good god there's a blast from the past ! Hi Scott !!
I lost interest completely and sold up can't explain it and stumbled on this without plan and a week later drove it home ! I'm inspired once more..... Your old one, I've missed something as well then that was mint from memory that's great to hear

Brakes indeed yes...... Your a founder member of the rear brembo club as well, there was a handfull of us at that time fitting them, I'm taking all of my contacts, experiance and knowledge I learnt from my uk classic and feeding them within reason into this one
LOL...those damn Brembo's......just refurbed and tried to fit a set of Ultralites on the Classic as my PFF7's got scuffed up by the last owner . Only to find they fowl the Brembo's. No chance of spacing them either as running 225's gets a bit tight on an ET51, let alone an ET48.



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Ouch that's a nightmare Scott especially after having them refurbed... What's the next step then bud?
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Another small parts gathering update as one of the local members had a set of Lamco gauges for sale.









All the senders are included as well and I'll pick them up at our next local meet. I'll make an alloy panel and mount them into the centre console.... I've got a plan in mind they come mounted in a late version pod which I'll sell at a later date.
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Are they 52mm Si??

If so something Like this will do or perhaps get clive to make something like it

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JDM-52-mm-...8a9942b&_uhb=1

Or are you going to go the route of using the top vents??

the only thing I will say is the double din for early car is very low on the dash, perhaps to low to be usefull,
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Old 28 January 2013, 09:22 PM
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I know what your saying Danny with the position but I may have to compromise on this one, I don't want to loose the air vents really so initially I'm thinking of removing the power socket and like the new age drop a double socket out the back into the footwell and also dump the ashtray, then I can drop the pocket down one and the radio can then go in the middle making space on the top.
I'm thinking of Plastidip finish on the gauge mounting plate and possibly the plastic centre consol which will match it all up. The boost gauge will replace what is already there on the window pillar.

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Old 28 January 2013, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyBoy007 View Post
Are they 52mm Si??

If so something Like this will do or perhaps get clive to make something like it

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JDM-52-mm-...8a9942b&_uhb=1

Or are you going to go the route of using the top vents??

the only thing I will say is the double din for early car is very low on the dash, perhaps to low to be usefull,
Good find Dan I'll have a closer look at this, also I have a knock analyser so I'll see if I can bracket that on maybe below the radio, until I start moving bits around its difficult to see how it all sits, the knock alarm is audible as well so it does not have to be in eye line.
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
Ouch that's a nightmare Scott especially after having them refurbed... What's the next step then bud?
Sell em' and get the PFF-7's refurbed which I do like the look of or space out the Ultralites.
I havn't got much to play with.
3mm spacers would put them in the same position as the PFF-7's but I think I need more then 3mm to clear the Brembo's. Also not sure I like the idea of spacers.
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Originally Posted by Scott.T View Post
Sell em' and get the PFF-7's refurbed which I do like the look of or space out the Ultralites.
I havn't got much to play with.
3mm spacers would put them in the same position as the PFF-7's but I think I need more then 3mm to clear the Brembo's. Also not sure I like the idea of spacers.
Personally I would sell the Ultralites and get the PFF's back on I much prefer the look of those but more importantly I'm not a fan of spacers I know many do but I'm not comfortable with them either. Also with the 225 tyres you may find you chuck a load of muck up the sides of the car with spacers fitted.
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Nice read. I got lots of niggly bits & bobs from a V2 i broke a while back. If you need any engine bits let me know, I will have a dig. No charge
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Thats a good plan with moving everything down. It will be at a nice height there
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Si,

I have a 52mm chrome plate, bought for the Mixer but's it got oil pressure and Coolant temp as standard in the dash binnacle.

You fancy a look at the plate?



It's pictured with the facia adaptor but it's 60mm.
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Originally Posted by KAS35RSTI View Post
Nice read. I got lots of niggly bits & bobs from a V2 i broke a while back. If you need any engine bits let me know, I will have a dig. No charge
Pleased you liked the read through, just trying to pace through it planning bits out still at this stage as I've got a lot of ground to cover.... That's a great offer for little bits when I get into it if I find I need anything I'll drop you a line, many thanks

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Thats a good plan with moving everything down. It will be at a nice height there
Thanks Dan always good to have feedback on what's in my mind.... Frightening stuff
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Si,

I have a 52mm chrome plate, bought for the Mixer but's it got oil pressure and Coolant temp as standard in the dash binnacle.

It's pictured with the facia adaptor but it's 60mm.
Yes Ian I'll have a look at that it may be something I can adapt for sure, hopefully someone at the next meet will have a pre facelift and we can have a look closer.
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
Personally I would sell the Ultralites and get the PFF's back on I much prefer the look of those but more importantly I'm not a fan of spacers I know many do but I'm not comfortable with them either. Also with the 225 tyres you may find you chuck a load of muck up the sides of the car with spacers fitted.
Agree and have just confirmed they have to go after my little trial this evening with a handfull of washers.

To clear the Brembo's by 2.5mm I needed a 9mm shim with the Ultralites.
Without shims the PFF-7's clear the Brembo's by 11mm.

So in total the difference in clearance between an Ultralite 7.5" ET48 and a PFF-7 8" ET51 is 17.5mm which is quite shocking.

It goes to show how important a wheel style is when selecting an offset.
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That's a hell of a difference there Scott, quite mad when you consider it.... I'm quite sure I will keep with 17's on mine this time, but whether I do a 215/45/17 tyre or a 215/40/17 as yet not decided here.
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
That's a hell of a difference there Scott, quite mad when you consider it.... I'm quite sure I will keep with 17's on mine this time, but whether I do a 215/45/17 tyre or a 215/40/17 as yet not decided here.
Be carefull with 17's with the Brembo's.
On my Hawk STi on the OE 17's one of the sticky balancing weights was clipping the Brembo. It sounded like there was a stone in the tyre. It wasn't until I took the wheel off to check that I saw dark dust on top of the caliper that was lead dust from the weight.

When I put the wheel back on I made sure the weight was above the Brembo to check clearance and pushed the wheel away whilst tightening. There felt like there was very little, if any movement of the wheel on the hub, which you would expect. But there must of been enough as the weight didn't click on the caliper after that.
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Ok I'll check that out, lucky here as Merv has the same wheel fitted on his type r plus Brembo's so I'll have a closer look at our next local meet to see what the spacing looks like.
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Originally Posted by Silver Scooby Sport View Post
Ok I'll check that out, lucky here as Merv has the same wheel fitted on his type r plus Brembo's so I'll have a closer look at our next local meet to see what the spacing looks like.
There's clearance there, you just need to watch where your tyre fitter sticks the weights. If they are stuck forward of the wheel centre line it's going to be close.
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Cant wait to watch this thread Si.
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Originally Posted by Scott.T View Post
There's clearance there, you just need to watch where your tyre fitter sticks the weights. If they are stuck forward of the wheel centre line it's going to be close.
Cool thanks Scott I will keep this in mind for sure.


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Cant wait to watch this thread Si.
Frayz I can't wait to start the snow set it back a little as there was over a foot of it where the car is hopefully I can get a paint plan together soon and that will then trigger what happens next, at the end of the day if it takes 3 months or more then that's fine as I want to get things right first time here and now I have the opportunity to get it all sorted a lot easier that if the car was home and I struggled my way around it in the weather.

The timing belt has been changed so far and a few other jobs that are lined up will come together as the car is stripped down a touch.

Anyone looking for a full suspension mtb ? I have a really nice Whyte E5 that will be going up for sale to help fund the car

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