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Project Pasta - two into one.


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#121 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

Finally gathered enough energy to swap the interior over from the spares car. The seats are in and looking good! Door cards tomorrow!


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:32 PM

Pictures?

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:50 PM

Hopefully tomorrow!


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

Ok, so I failed on the photos!

 

The MOT is due soon on PP so I took it over to my mates place so that it could be given a once over.

 

Outcome:

 

One tyre is just about ok (o/s rear, the rest are fine.

 

Front fog light needs a new bulb

 

Underside is rusty but surface rust, however, the spare wheel well needs a small patch.

 

The upper wishbone suspension arm is truly goosed, tons and tons of movement :(  It be fucked.

 

Hopefully the one from the scrap 156 will do the job as that was in very good order and had been rebushed or something.

 

Need to get busy with the grinder and wire brush attachment over the next few months.


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:22 PM

Wishbones are a service item on these, only needing one for an MOT is a bit of a result really.

Have you still got the t.spark or has it gone? I could do with the drivers front wing if its still there and any good.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:24 PM

Yes, luckily it is still around but not for too long as my mate is due to take it across the road to the breakers. Sadly both front wings are scrap :(



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

Which wishbone?

Drivers side one was changed not long ago by my mechanic.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:39 PM

It is the drivers side mate, Rattling round like the skeletons in a biscuit tin. Utterly kernackered :(



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:39 PM

Just checked and it was fitted sept last year. That was quick to go from new to fucked in that time!

I don't think Knockhill did it any favours mind.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

I bet. Seriously, it is fubar.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 04:31 PM

Just for shits and giggles I put a code reader into use. No codes found! :)

 

The spare wishbone is ready to fit to PP, hopefully next week.

 

Battery drain continues for some reason. I will check the battery earth strap, it bolts to the chassis leg and another bit latches onto the gearbox I think. Worth a look anyway as it can be a problem on some of them supposedly.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:09 PM

Battery drain continues for some reason. I will check the battery earth strap, it bolts to the chassis leg and another bit latches onto the gearbox I think. Worth a look anyway as it can be a problem on some of them supposedly.

 

I'm not sure how an earth strap would cause a drain? Unless it was touching something live which seems unlikely without blowing a fuse.

 

Put an ammeter between the negative terminal and the disconnected earth cable and then pull fuses one ata a time until the reading drops.

 

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

Okay, finally got round to doing some more research. The dimly illuminated bulb that The Moog mentioned is a common thing. It appears that the light gubbins is part of the tacho and replacing the tacho usually cures the problem. Then again, until I get a tacho, so will leaving the battery disconnected until required.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:42 PM

Well Pasta passed her MOT today with one advisory - CV gaiter is slightly split but not blah, blah, blah.

 

The upper wishbone was swapped over. The main swivelly bit has a 5mm side to side movement. The squeaking is 99% gone. My mate said the lower wishbone is getting a bit tired and will need doing at some point over the next few months but it was fine for the MOT.

 

The tacho replacement still hasn't been found. The battery is goosed, it is charging according to my charger and the volt measuring plug in device shows a healthy 14v being chucked out by the alternator. However, as soon as you turn the car off it will not restart it.


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