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#1531 OFFLINE   gm

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:59 PM

not looking good for little avo - the word corrosion seems to feature prominently on that test :(

have you got that welder up and running yet ? good opportunity to get a bit of practice in
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:06 PM

Did you fail to take biscuits for his dog?
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

Results are in
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They are pretty good guys and wanted to know about the car. Tester said that it is a great engine but the body is just returning to the earth. Some of the welding underneath has rusted through and the arches are pretty much gone.

If it was one or two things I would attempt to fix it but it is too much. The plan was to swap diff and brakes over then sell the MOT one.

Currently the list of bits AVO could donate are

LSD
Hood
Wing Mirrors
Engine cooling parts
Steering wheel
Boot lid
Brake calipers front and rear
Braided brake lines
Front seats could be swapped
Cabin brace
HT leads
421 exhaust
Decat pipe

That probably adds up financially to more than I would get from all the hassle of swapping them over then selling a car with an armful of advisories.

So next step is to book a session at NJGleeds garage to strip the car and weigh in the shell.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

Good night sweet Prince AVO. You provided much fun for many people.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:17 PM

Wow that is a mighty MOT check sheet!


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:12 PM

Yey! I can haz snow tyres! Now is it safe to put them on the left hand or right hand side of the car?
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:42 PM

sad news but she did well to survive another two years since i tried (and failed) to weld her through an mot - plenty of good parts will live on and make another great track car. could you keep the bonnet badge for me please ? (not being soppy, honest, just the one on my current mx is crappy)


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:06 PM

The lancer has been far from sure footed over the last few hundred miles. I put it down to just a new car and perhaps the back brakes being a little seized. 

 

This morning was the first properly cold and damp morning, which meant the tyres had all the grip of Bambi. Accelerating it felt like it had 600 horsepower rather than the 100 it has got - with wheel spin a go go. 

 

Down the big hill, near me any braking resulted in no grip, with the car locking up almost instantly. 

 

I know they are pretty brand new tyres so i will offer them on here when they come off but I wouldnt recommend them at all! 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:20 PM

The lancer has been far from sure footed over the last few hundred miles. I put it down to just a new car and perhaps the back brakes being a little seized.

This morning was the first properly cold and damp morning, which meant the tyres had all the grip of Bambi. Accelerating it felt like it had 600 horsepower rather than the 100 it has got - with wheel spin a go go.

Down the big hill, near me any braking resulted in no grip, with the car locking up almost instantly.

I know they are pretty brand new tyres so i will offer them on here when they come off but I wouldnt recommend them at all!


They were the quality* choice from black circles, fuck knows what they put on when you choose the value option. The last time I bought from them they put a set of Yokohamas on, I can't even remember what these are. They were advertised as all season!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

What's the size mistah?
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:30 PM

What's the size mistah?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:46 PM

Blimey, what brand are they Moog? So I know to avoid in the future!


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

Dogshit - made by Kwik fit?

Doesn't sound good
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#1544 OFFLINE   snagglepuss

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:06 PM

They are Jinyu all season. 

 

I am not normally that fussed about tyres as I think most seem to just do their job and on a 100bhp Doggie wagon anything is normally ok.

 

These arent and even missus Moog has said to change them. 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

Thanks, good to know. Tried doing some burnouts to rub away the hardened outer layer? Or is it the opposite way around and there is 0.01mm of good grip and then 7.99mm of partially recycled ready meal containers underneath?


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:17 PM

Chirp fron the lights maybe then that's it

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

Final curtains for AVO.

Last drive over was a bit damp. But knowing that the best bits are going on BAL

It went from this
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To having the hood and interior stripped. cafb3af8794601a3075123443edfd52c.jpg48f39b79aeb28b7b968fd8c49e1f9752.jpg56024eed853f3b616eb6996333bad1dd.jpgb80d115d1fffe5e21e132073c0653bce.jpg61955e7d6d9c7f370c358b876cac3a19.jpg

After cup of tea it is on to the oily bits.

Left to do is to remove

LSD
Half shafts
Brake calipers
Brake hoses
Cooling hoses
Radiator
HT leads
Exhaust
Header
Pedal box
Clutch cylinder
Wheels
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:13 PM

The pile grows

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Brake flexis are rusted to buggery.

Have taken a tea break due to the rear hubnut being undoable.

Instead undoing the half shafts and taking LSD out that way.

Left to do is
LSD removal
Radiator out
HT leads off 98ae9dcd8f60f1360baf9a241cc06d66.jpg
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

AVOs heart and soul lives on. That makes me happy.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

So many swears and watching an expert in action we have pretty much stripped the car. The rear hubnuts wouldn't shift even with windy gun, breaker bar or heat.

Mr NJGLeeds is an utter legend and wouldn't have done it without him.

In the end the hubs were just pulled off (which makes it sound easier than it was.)

Plan is to take BAL back on Sunday and fit the calipers, LSD and hood.

The rest can be done at my convince.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

It's always sad to see another Roadster make the transition to the great scrap yard in the sky but TBF it does look pretty crusty under there

 

I'm assuming the LSD is a torsen (Not viscous) unit? If so they generally fetch circa £300 and are well worth the effort to get off/fit to something better... I genuinely miss my time as an MX5 fanatic but for me family/practicality issues cut my run short, it's great to see some passion for them amongst the AS massive :)


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:01 PM

Once we stripped the stuff off it is worse than we thought.

Bolts and nuts were rusted tight. Everything is cripsy

Main reason for stripping it is to out the LSD in the new mx5 which is a miles better shell - won't be sold as makes a huge difference on tracks and autotesting.
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

back when I owned avo, I 'broke' the viscous one and paid ak automotive £plenty to fit the torsen. fortunately, I was on my way to see them about a funny noise from the diff, it gave up at Berwick and I got recovered the rest of the way by the rac. I was hooning back up the a68 the same day, great bunch of lads :)


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:57 PM

back when I owned avo, I 'broke' the viscous one and paid ak automotive £plenty to fit the torsen. fortunately, I was on my way to see them about a funny noise from the diff, it gave up at Berwick and I got recovered the rest of the way by the rac. I was hooning back up the a68 the same day, great bunch of lads :)

 

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I don't get a chance to get up there these days but always found Fraza to be a 'character'. I've honestly spent more time laughing/enjoying myself there than any other professional garage I've used before or since.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:19 PM

Sorry to hear about the demise of AVO Mr Moog.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:22 PM

Once we stripped the stuff off it is worse than we thought.

Bolts and nuts were rusted tight. Everything is cripsy

Main reason for stripping it is to out the LSD in the new mx5 which is a miles better shell - won't be sold as makes a huge difference on tracks and autotesting.

Just cut it out. It'll be easier to strip everything down on a bench.


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 06:52 PM

So tomorrows plan

1) remove engine from AVO. We had sort of decided to avoid this but Njgleeds needs the fly wheel for his manual conversion. I definitely haven't been looking at engine stands so that I can take the engine and fettle it before swapping it into BAL

2) LSD out of BAL and slot in the torsten from AVO. One of the joints needs rebuilding. Hoping that it comes out easier than AVO.

3) Brake swap - all calipers will be swapped over then bled through. Just remembered that will need to swap the brake discs as well so will have to pull them out of the scrap pile

4) hood swap - AVO needs to go on BAL and then BAL is donated to Njgleeds little track beast

5) swap over driver's seat as one in AVO is in better nick

6)Door card and steering wheel swap.

7) swap boot lids so I haz spoiler for speedz

8) remove fuel filler flap from AVO for GM.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 06:57 PM

23 minutes..

I reckon
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:04 PM

Njg Leeds is indeed a legend. My uncle has a similar garage in Accrington and there is absolutely fuck all chance he would come in at weekend to strip one of my old shit heaps down buck shee !
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