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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cars looking great, alot of work to get there.

Just wondering, are you missing a brake spoiler on your bottom arms?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks bloody marvellous mate! Can you do mine when you're finished?

Seriously though, I'd love to do this with mine. I'm watching closely. Nice work thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the nice comments ! I have removed all the undertrays and brake scoops so I can get at everything.

It got collected this morning to be taken up to centre gravity, so will post some update this week on progress with the suspension build.

I am using a coat of Dynax UC on all the cleaned areas, its a clear wax. However, it does remain a little tacky which does not bode well for keeping it clean, although the metal underneath will obviously be protected.

On the M3, I just clean religiously every time it gets used and spray with GT85 and or WD40 everything underneath...seems to do the trick - and it smells nice... Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We sell Dinitrol High Temperature clear wax which dries to a hard surface. It's mostly used on engines & gearboxes but it would also work for your purposes.

https://uber9s.com/product/dinitrol-clear-spray-wax/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, just ordered some.

Got an update from Centre gravity- car arrived safe and sound:



Here she is on the ramp:





A bit of suspension porn:







Front suspension stripped out:





And built up and on the car:




Pete at Centre gravity reports that the tyres were fooked - basically had turned to plastic.... Surprised and that the car was pulling left with wheel straight on. The dampers also needed rebuilding / replacing, which I already suspected at this age. All suspension bushes etc however seem to be in great condition, which is really good, as I was expecting a large bill for changing these.

Will update further later.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So work continues......some shots of the suspension built up and going back in, then the car on the jig for geo:











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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So work continues......some shots of the suspension built up and going back in, then the car on the jig for geo:




Hi Mark wonderful car and shocking clean Wink
Just wondering about this picture above. Did you add an additional locking collar and were the drop link attachment brackets part of the Ohlins kit for the GT3?

Many thanks Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an OEM GT3 droplink hanger, so it just gets transferred from the old struts. You need 3 locking rings + the spring perch; I'd expect any decent kit to include them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car is now complete and will be collected tomorrow..... Very Happy Smile

Here are the drop links, you don't recognize after a proper clean, strip down and repainting....



Just a shame I can't really drive the car in anger until the new wheels and tyres arrive, still its just a cruise down the motorway home.

The next part of the grand plan is a trip to 9excellence to get the exhaust, plenum and steering wheel fitted, when the exhaust arrives from Romania in a couple of weeks ( hopefully....)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car looks great,

markturner1960 wrote:
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I've not seen these extra liners before that are held on with pop rivets & a cable tie, are they GT3 specific? Can you get the part number from them?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's an OEM GT3 droplink hanger, so it just gets transferred from the old struts. You need 3 locking rings + the spring perch; I'd expect any decent kit to include them.


Thanks nick, they are very similar to the ones I have except the droplink attachment brackets come as part of the kit with the Carrera set.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

car is looking superb with the RS spoiler mark and that suspension is lush.

looks like it has dropped the car a bit and its going to handle like its really on rails now. top work.
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If you drive it won't it get dirty again?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senoj wrote:
If you drive it won't it get dirty again?



This is the dilemma I face....... Wink

Seriously though, I am firmly of the opinion that driving is best done on dry roads, preferably with the sun shining....weather is good tomorrow , so should be OK. Personally, I would rather not go out for a drive than drive in the rain and on crap muddy roads.....I don't think I am missing much.

Plus, I get a lot of pleasure from keeping the car in that condition, call me *****, but I cant help it.....

Here is the underneath of my M3:





I still managed to do 8000 miles in it last year.......
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Senoj wrote:
If you drive it won't it get dirty again?



This is the dilemma I face....... Wink

Seriously though, I am firmly of the opinion that driving is best done on dry roads, preferably with the sun shining....weather is good tomorrow , so should be OK. Personally, I would rather not go out for a drive than drive in the rain and on crap muddy roads.....I don't think I am missing much.

Plus, I get a lot of pleasure from keeping the car in that condition, call me *****, but I cant help it.....

Here is the underneath of my M3:





I still managed to do 8000 miles in it last year.......


But what do you do when you need to go somewhere and it's raining?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the wife's mini or my van......
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which version of the exhaust have you gone for Mark, stainless or inconel?
 
  
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