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LMR
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, with wheels on, I couldn't find any more excuses not to get the car out of the potting shed and give it a wash. I am sure the headlamps blinked after it has been so long since it last saw daylight nooo

I don't think I realised quite how careful I was with working on cars until I started working on my 964 (some would call it OCD.....). I am now paranoid about introducing any scratches onto the paintwork, so I have bought a bucket with a scratch guard in the bottom and a lid to ensure the inside stays clean between washes.



So, one car, washed



And with the first coat of polish



I could have happily carried on cleaning and waxing all day, but the ramp was available and I had a few jobs to do under the car. Fitting of last piece of exhaust completed, engine under tray on, and all the plastic fittings to the underside of the sill covers now on.

Right, I am having the rest of the weekend off and popping down to Stanford Hall. Enjoy your bank holiday weekends thumbsup
 
  
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Chief
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant stuff Phil. Would have been down today but got stuck on the blue one!
I'll see you tomorrow at the show. You can make me a cuppa if you've gone in the motor home Thumb

Your new one should be about here to fill the space vacated. As they say one out, one into Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see it back on wheels Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb, loving the D90's Thumb



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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew it would look fantastic Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking fantastic, can't wait to see it in the flesh.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all your nice comments - I will blush if you keep saying nice things Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a bit of rest and relaxation last weekend, back into the workshop today. I have been tidying up the last few details, nothing difficult, just very time consuming.

I started at the front and worked to the rear. When I put the front bumper on, I chose not to fit the fog lamps as I was waiting for the spacers to arrive, and looking from the near side, there is plenty of space to get to the back of the bumper. Of course, I completed forgot that the off side is blocked by the oil radiator frustrated

So, spacers arrived



Photo showing back of lamp without spacers - shows how much room there is to wiggle the lamp



And a photo from under the car of the off side lamp - it is tight to get a spanner or socket in.



And whilst I was there - a shot of the new grill I fitted



Other jobs today included fitting the last wheel arch liner, new fixings to various parts of the floor.

Last week I put the engine under tray back on. During the week I realised I had forgotten to fit the flexible pipes off the top of the heat exchangers. Taking the under tray off again wasn't too much of a hard ship - I wasn't happy with the fittings I used, so bought new ones during the week. Who said I have OCD..... Hand

I priced the genuine hoses for the top of the heat exchangers. After I picked myself up off the floor I looked for and alternative. I elected to use this aluminium ducting, with new jubilee clips



Very simple to fit



Photos above are from the nearside heat exchanger. When I moved to the offside, I wondered why I was getting a spark when I lifted the pipe into position. I then realised that the ducting sits very close to the starter motor. So I have refitted the original pipe for now.

Final job of the day was to fit the rear spoiler. I did start this last week, then found some of the guides has been affected by the powder coating. Photo below shows the old and new sleeve used on one of the pivots



I ran out of time and patience to complete this today, I will try and finish this tomorrow.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing work Phill

For the ducting from the heat exchangers, I was directed to use this

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/revotec-red-single-layer-silicone-ducting-per-metre-rev-rsl

High temperature ducting that does he job perfectly and you don't get any from touching the starter thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link - I may well get some of that pipe.

Right - I set myself the target today of having a car ready to go to an MOT. Whilst the car seemed reasonably complete, there was lots to do. A non MOT item but reasonably satisfying was another coat of polish and a coat of carnauba wax Very Happy

So, the job list today was;

Fit rear wing, rear wall and all of the other gubbins.
fitted glass to wing mirrors - and was delighted when they worked!
Fitted number plates
Torqued up wheel nuts and drive shaft nuts
Fitted front and rear wipers
Topped up fluids

next two photos show that the rear wing works Laughing





I couldn't resist the next photo. My next project, a Porsche 914, arrived this week. I washed my 944 earlier in the day, and I had the potting shed to myself. So I lined the cars up.



So, once I had ran out of things to do, I took the car home ready to drop off for the MOT (I have access to trade plates). It is the first time I have driven the car in 18 months. It is good to have it back!! Minor issue arose - I have an oil leak - it is coming from the gasket around the oil tank level sensor. I renewed the gasket when I put the car back together so will tighten it up tomorrow. Fingers now crossed for MOT later in the week. I might get around to tidying the workbench this week.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic work buddy Thumb

Just think, you'll be driving her proper soon! Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the little ducks in a row Thumb

Good luck with the MOT. I look forward to a ride when it legal..... Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking totally stunning , thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not a potting shed it's a stable full of thoroughbreds Thumb

Lovely!
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three little piggies! thumbsup



Nice one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cobalt 964 is stunning and the white 944 takes me back to my white '88S. All great cars.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOT passed!!!! Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2015 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LMR wrote:
MOT passed!!!! Thumb


Congrats on the MOT pass, now enjoy!

Mine passed on Wednesday too thumbsup

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, MOT passed, but also developed an oil leak when I went to pick it up frustrated

At first, I thought it was a loose nut around the oil level sensor, so tightened them. It was still leaking, so I took a closer look.

You will see above the middle two nuts in the middle a crescent shape - the source of the leak. Very annoyed I missed this when reassembling the car.



A quick call to my local OPC got the new part on order, and a bit of alradite as a get me home measure. Part picked up this morning, photo shows old and new one.



The drive home from the potting shed was a little longer than usual tonight Very Happy

For all the time I have spent working on this car, I have been looking forward the first drive. Tonight did not disappoint thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb stuff Phil. We shall have to go for a run out soon. We spend to much time in our respect garages Embarassed
 
  
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