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#76 vince_13

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

yeh im hoping if this goes well i might be able to go further with some more parts in the engine bay



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

its arrived

 

 

should hopefully fit it on sat :D



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

sorry guys bad news, the hose doesnt fit, in my haste to enusre that it fits, i measured the diameter of the oem pipe to be 73mm so bought the hose at 83mm and i thought i could use bigger jubilee clips to clamp it,

 

but upon removing the oem pipe i immediately realised that it wouldnt fit, nor would a jubilee clip clamp it securely,

 

on a side note i found that the hard plastic hose running into the inlet was not tight and came off with a slight tug so i made sure to tighten that up.

 

my objective was to replace the corregated hose running from the airbox to the hard plastic hose, with a blue samco hose, i will look for another size hose, at the same i will use the off cuts to put a piece between the butterfly valve and the hard plastic hose

 

its always a gamble when modifying as there are no parts made unfortunately



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

new parts have arrived, so will have them fitted sometime this week

 

on a sad note decided to have my aircon re-charged but was given some bad news that my condeser radiator has got a leak  in it so not having the funds to fix with a new radiator i just have to rely on my windows



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

new parts have arrived, so will have them fitted sometime this week
 
on a sad note decided to have my aircon re-charged but was given some bad news that my condeser radiator has got a leak  in it so not having the funds to fix with a new radiator i just have to rely on my windows


How annoying about the air con..
It's one of thoughs thing that you need to get sorted when its not needed so it doesn't matter if there is a delay to using it..
But as its so hot you are now going to want it even more !!!

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

haha i know, for weeks ive been saying ill get it done not once did i think it would be a problem with the rad,

 

ill survive for now, its Britain so the sunshine cant last much longer, :P
(i hope)

 

they said they could get a new rad in for thursday and could fit in on friday but looking at the weather the sun is going come saturday so going save the cash



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

got round to fitting the new induction hose, admittedly its not the best job in the world but working from scratch its not bad

 

got do a few miles just to make sure its stable then i may buy another 1 and cut it up neatly etc, the hose is still a tad bigger but the next size down is smaller than the diameter of the original hole so don't really want to go that small, the other pipe connecting to the butterfly throttle valve is considerably smaller so my previous idea of using offcuts is no good

 

can provide some instruction or tips (albeit just common sense will do) of how to do things

 

anyway here some pics, what do you guys think?

 



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

Looks nice :) what's the brand?

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

And does this give better airflow or something?

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:11 PM

I think it ash auto sport, the pipe is bigger so I would presume better airflow, jist been out and the pipe is holding up strong

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

new centre caps have arrived for my alloys, also bought some new security screws for my number plates as the old screws are quite rusted 

 

pictures of the new centres caps, was going to buy some overloays from dmb but these were cheaper and imo suit the silver wheels better

old caps

 

new caps

 

also car is booked in on friday to have my aircon repaired

 

my number plate screws did arrive however the screws were to small for the thread, i thought they would of been standard thread size because it didnt give me option to choose the size of screw, anyone throw some light on that?



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:41 PM

hey guys had my aircon fixed today and got some pictures for anyone else concerned, ive wasnt aware at the time but they do an aftermarket ford condensing radiator and this was made to overcome the pop rivet design fault

 

ill let the pictures do the talking

 

so this was my current/old radiator (looks battered being 4 years old)

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here is the pop rivets that was leaking

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the dark substance that you see is the residue that has leaked from the radiator, upon reading another thread on this forum someone has advised to grease up these rivets and paint over to stop the weather attacking them,

 

this is the new aftermarket radiator and as you can see the mounting brackets have been welded onto and not pop rivetted (to my relief, as i thought it would be reoccuring job every year)

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a nice new shiny condensor radiator

 

:D



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

looking good and the new wheels caps look much better



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

thanks guys, next idea is these hoses, mainly coolant and vacuum hoses,



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:44 AM

the car is looking well with all the mods. I plan on stealing your idea for the sub button as I had one fitted in a car before and it left me stranded with a dead battery on more than one occasion. do you have a link for the red button you had at the start? thanks



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