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Not a lot going on here...currently in the middle of moving house which is horrific. Solicitors are probably some of the worst people on the planet.
Once I’ve stopped spending stupid amounts of money to call someone up to ask them if they’ve sent a fucking email I will crack on with a few bits.


Had the sideksirts repainted the other week and fixed a few bits of trim here and there. Maybe a turbo is on the cards before the end of the year who knows.


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Not a lot going on here...currently in the middle of moving house which is horrific. Solicitors are probably some of the worst people on the planet.
Once I’ve stopped spending stupid amounts of money to call someone up to ask them if they’ve sent a fucking email I will crack on with a few bits.


Had the sideksirts repainted the other week and fixed a few bits of trim here and there. Maybe a turbo is on the cards before the end of the year who knows.


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Bet it's a nightmare at the moment due to everyone rushing to hit SDLT deadline. They're a pain in the arse at the best of times.
 

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Fitted a Whiteline rear ARB this week. Not driven the car yet but looking forward to seeing what it’s like.

One of the easier jobs I’ve done.




On a side note I lost my front number plate somewhere between St Neots and Milton Keynes last Friday on the 421. Honestly I was doing 70 the whole way officer.




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Trying to think what has happened since I last posted. We moved house and that was just a fucking horrible thing to do but now I have a nice garage to work in.

Front wheel bearings and outer ball joints are all new now. Then off to 1320 next month to have my AFR gauge installed.

I also dropped the sunroof out to change the outer seal as that had dropped down.

Sadly the car has done about 20 miles in the last month.


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Visited 1320 on Monday and had the following done.

Superflex wishbone bushes to replace the shitty powerflex ones
Superflex front ARB bushes
Inner ball joints
AEM AFR gauge

Car feels so much better on the front end, need to get a 4 wheel alignment booked next.


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Stopped off at 1320 the other day for a new timing chain, been having a few issues recently and the car has broken down a couple of times and then refused to start after.

Not sure if it was due to the stretched chain or something else but they did mention my torque axis on the map were weirdly out despite them never touching that. Had it all recalibrated and so far so good, also gained some low down torque where I had a really flat spot before. Very odd indeed.

Anyway I know I could’ve done the chain myself but sometimes working on a hard concrete floor just isn’t the one plus it was good to get the car out and drive it.

We also did a smoke test and I had a couple of vac leaks so wanted to 100% check that they were sorted now and happy to say they are.

Still need to turbo this one day.








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Well after months of having to put up with shit juddering 2 piece discs from Reyland I’ve managed to come up with a solution for this brake setup.

It seems no one has ever tried this before which is a little odd seeing as most people are happy to pay £500 for some cheap machined Pagid discs from possibly the biggest sounding prick I’ve ever dealt with or spunk £550 on some AP single piece discs which are common for cracking.

Either way.

MG TF (the top spec one) 02-06 discs have the right diameter and right thickness but the wrong PCD and bore size, also the height and offset if the disc is out by 5mm so I had some 5mm spacers sent to space the calliper bracket out so the discs is central in the calliper.

I got a cheap set of discs modified to test this all worked and it turns out it does…will also work with the red AP 4 pot callipers that come in the other brake set they offer.

You just need to find some 12mm I/D 25mm O/D 5mm thick washers and also some longer M12x40 bolts for the calliper brackets.

Will probably get some titanium spacers made to replace the steel ones for peace of mind.


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