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Old 31-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #61
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Yeah it does but the downside of living up here is that he is the only guy that does it between here and dundee which is about a 2 an a bit hour drive for me, there is also another place in aberdeen that does a load of work for the offshore industry but that is just a licence to print money! He has done a bloody good job on them as they were very pitted especially on a near 20 year old wheel, says 95 in the casting on the back.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:59 PM   #62
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Just a small update I managed to cobble together a cooling system with an old mini rad and some of the pipes from the various engines I've had at least it holds water, and today I got myself a length of 2" straight exhaust pipe from the local motor factors and welded an exhaust up to quieten it down a bit.




still runs very rough with the exhaust so I put the air filter on sill no difference, very very rich. will have to have a check on the sensors an make sure they are all plugged in.

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Old 01-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #63
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Good compression on all cylinders? No vacuum leaks? HT leads in the right order? TPS, map, crank, cam, both water temp, lambda sensors connected?
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:50 AM   #64
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Water temp sensor can cause rough idle and rich running.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:43 AM   #65
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Only have the pre cat lambda sensor connected at the moment till I go into aberdeen tomorrow to maplins to pick up a resistor and capacitor to make a mil eliminator for the post
cat sensor an see if that makes any difference?
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #66
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I have made up and fitted the mil eliminator to the post cat didn't make any difference, I have checked all plugs and connections all seem ok, also changed the water temp sensors over from a running car no change This is getting a little anoying as i know the engine came from a perfectly good car, we checked the compressions yesterday and they were 11, 11, 11.25 and 11 bar so I cant see anything wrong with the comps, well 2 weeks back at work now so it will give me a little time to have a think on where the problem lies.
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:00 AM   #67
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Wow I hadn't realised it's been 2 months since I have last updated ah well here goes
I have being doing little bits here and there as the girlfriend has worked a lot of extra shifts so she can pay for her wedding ( I just have to turn up apparently ).
First off I got myself a nissan micra auto rad and mounted it up behind the front bar then found out I didn't have any room for a fan!







So I made a new bracket up for the clutch slave cylinder it's very crude and needs trimming a bit but it does the job and it's gained me 2 1/2" more clearance to be able to get a slimline fan behind the rad (haven't ordered one yet).





The I ordered up some silicone hose's from JJC rallying, service was good from them but you can always trust the post office to f__k it up payed for next day delivery, then it takes 4 days to get to me, given the excuse of it's because I live in a rural location from parcel force! what a joke !!! we have posties twice a day & atleast 6 couriers a day as well
Any way the turned up & I have trimmed them to fit where I wanted them, also bought a remote temp sensor holder. I had to re drill & tap it to take the 2 sensors & an earth point as I needed to cut the outlet down that comes from the head to give me some more clearance plus it lets the rad stand upright rather the tilted forward








I have also started to tidy up the spaghetti of the wiring loom & also move the gear linkage back 60mm as it was too much of a stretch for first, form this


to this,

It just needs the back edge of the tunnel relieving to stop it knocking when going for reverse

I have managed to fit the mg tf clock's between the dash rails with a little trimming here & there don't think they look to bad


I need to press on with the wiring, well thats about it Im just away to pick my last 2 wheels up from the powder coaters then do a bit of gardening as the weather has been good for being this close to the arctic circle & so warm too

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Old 10-06-2014, 08:09 PM   #68
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Big milestone today, I put the wiring back together and put my battery in the boot but it refused to start just didn't have any power up the front of the car the battery said 13.7 v but the front was like 4.8 couldn't work it out so I put the jump leads to the starter and it eventually started, turns out the battery is a dud so I'll have to get another one any ideas on which would be best for a vvc engine?

So here's a little vid of what went on
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:17 PM   #69
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:27 PM   #70
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That sounds fantastic...
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:30 PM   #71
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Not a fan of the DTM, but congrats on getting it running

As far as the battery goes, go to your local motor factors and buy the biggest battery that'll fit in the battery tray. Think mine's of a Peugeot 306 diesel or something, can find the code for it tomorrow if you like.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:09 PM   #72
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Yeah that would be great my other option is take my spare battery box to the local motor factors and see what they can get to fit in it.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:53 PM   #73
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Just had a look at mine (knew i'd forget in the morning) and it's a type 075 It is snug though. Me and the guy at the motor factors tried a couple, this was the biggest.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:02 PM   #74
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Ok cheers for that
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:57 PM   #75
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The vid is full of urgentsee!!, I take it it's all working ok then
The batt box takes lots of bigger battery's its the side the terminals are on that's the trick,lol gel battery's die verry quick tho, I've had them let me down driving along the road,, that is bad,
Anyway thanks for the spirited vid,, bet felt good,
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