what have you done to your car today ?

Connor H

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Waiting for my power flex bushes to turn up... but want to do a gearbox oil change and also reset the shifter linkages


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Rich.T

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Very nice ?

What happens when the car is finished?
General track days or is there a class that you'll be racing in?
No expense spared by the looks of things.

Rich
 
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Manic172

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Very nice ?

What happens when the car is finished?
General track days or is there a class that you'll be racing in?
No expense spared by the looks of things.

Rich

Its being built to be a purpose built racecar There is a few classes it should fit in to. It's now just getting time to carry on. But again when lock down is over all are welcome to come and help lol
 

Alexis27

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replaced battery 1J0 915 105 AE from theses people https://www.tayna.co.uk best prices and next day, got the varta silver version for 80 quid delivered was looking at excide but specs were better also read there made in same factory as bosch and oem, the on in car is a 70ah varta with a lower CCA which is normal for that time you can still buy it on there but for a few more quid may as well get above, europarts want like 130 for it.
yeah, I got the same one. Ordered at 5.30pm and it came at 10.30am the next day!
 
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iammooks

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Tried getting my wishbone bushes out - especially the front one. Tried drilling, blowtorch, big hammer and socket...

Nothing.

Has anyone done this without injury?


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Connor H

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Tried getting my wishbone bushes out - especially the front one. Tried drilling, blowtorch, big hammer and socket...

Nothing.

Has anyone done this without injury?


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Are your wishbones off? Im debating fitting my wishbone bush myself but seen people using ratchet straps to get it back in?

After the rear beam bushes i want no grief
 
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3gte

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Are your wishbones off? Im debating fitting my wishbone bush myself but seen people using ratchet straps to get it back in?

After the rear beam bushes i want no grief
If you want no grief I recommend getting spare wishbones (assuming you need your car) and getting someone to do them for you, it's a pain trying to do them without a press. Swapping wishbones is simple
 
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Connor H

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If you want no grief I recommend getting spare wishbones (assuming you need your car) and getting someone to do them for you, it's a pain trying to do them without a press. Swapping wishbones is simple
It’s one rear wishbone bush I need to replace


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iammooks

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Are your wishbones off? Im debating fitting my wishbone bush myself but seen people using ratchet straps to get it back in?

After the rear beam bushes i want no grief
I'm just trying different techniques on the wishbone with the snapped bolt - the last thing I want to do is take them both out of the car and then have major issues getting the bushes out. I'm going to try the homemade tool I used to get the front bush out, using a couple of hole saws though when I next have a chance.

I'm actually quite tempted to buy a press I've seen on eBay that's about £40 posted and then selling it on - or even if you're interested, I could buy it and then sell it on to you at a discount? The right tool makes all the difference, but then if you're only using it once, it's hard to justify.

Looking at this thread though, they make it seem pretty straightforward to do without a press. The front bushes are just rubber, without any sleeve, so it's weird that mine aren't coming out as easily as they say they should.

In other news, since the wishbone got replaced, the steering is definitely out - it actually handles like a pig - but I don't want to get an alignment until I've had the MoT and I can put the steering rack bush and wishbone bushes in.

That, and I've finally persuaded the other half to help me bleed the brake MC today. Really couldn't be bothered to get the Gunson out just to bleed that. Too much faff. At least it's a chance to take the charge pipe off and see if there's any soot buildup ahead of the MoT.
 
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