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    That should make light work of it, I always hear them before starting removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Williams View Post
    That should make light work of it, I always hear them before starting removal.
    Thanks Tim, tbf it pulled the first one perfectly, which was in good condition for it's age, but the second was a different story, but a touch of heat and easy peasy. So no differences in 850/v70 rear setups, so a straight swap is no issue ??

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    They are the same, A later P1 V70 will have two brake pipes to the rear or a C70 is a bit fatter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Williams View Post
    They are the same, A later P1 V70 will have two brake pipes to the rear or a C70 is a bit fatter.
    Thanks for the info, the spare subframe will be stripped and painted etc, before being rebuilt the same as the T-5R's are at present, then I'll have a swap over day, when the front brake calipers can be changed to and the braking system filled with nice new fluid and goodrich braided hoses all round..

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    Well after 10 months (possibly +) lay up, it was time to get Gul cleaned up ready for MOT prep. I'm not that I see any real issue so far. Well what is she worth insurance wise these days, I think all my cars are 1000's under value at present going my market values, I would be interested in your thoughts on this....fire away...

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    Dirty beasts awaiting cleaning, after pics are waiting till the sun comes back out, but they'll probably need cleaning again by then...

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    Oh and one other thing that has happened since awakening the Gul, is that the info bar in the dash clocks has disappeared, anyone had this issue before and what was the cure (other than swapping the clocks...obviously) ??? The ice warning light is still working though. Ta.

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    Well it has been a while....

    Gul is soldiering on well and receiving parts as and when she needs them, so far she as had the rear brakes fully rebuilt, including new handbrake cables, new disc's and linings all round. I lost the clutch on the way to work one day and had to be recovered by the RAC. I suspected the slave cylinder so stripped it out and replaced it and then decided to refresh the brake and clutch fluids whilst i was about it, so all old fluid was blown out and new added and bled through the braking system until flowwing clean (some fair amount of muck came out tbh), the clutch was a total nightmare to bleed and when I finally got some pressure, it blew the hard pipe to bits, just under the air box, so and new pipe was ordered of Sweden and duly turned up a few days later. Pipe is now fitted and bled finally, pedal is a tad low imho, but after the hassle I had bleeding it, I'm not messing with it again, in case I loose it again. Also I have changed both front lower arms and sorted out an oil leak from the filler cap and in the process cured a misfire that had been alluding me for quite some time. New plugs fitted (champion this time as they were on the shelf, so we'll see how they do over time against OEM'S) and leads changed, seems a bit laggy low down now, but as soon as she comes on boost, it's solid all the way up through the rev range. Next will have to be front wings and paint, as they are shot to be fair, but that will have to be a winter project in the dry.

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    Just resurrecting this thread as we're talking about my old Gul elsewhere.
    I was quoted 2.5k for the full respray, and this was by a bodyshop that I use every year for one car or another, and their prices have always been decent for the other jobs.
    I think that the colour worried them for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Just resurrecting this thread as we're talking about my old Gul elsewhere.
    I was quoted 2.5k for the full respray, and this was by a bodyshop that I use every year for one car or another, and their prices have always been decent for the other jobs.
    I think that the colour worried them for whatever reason.
    Resurrected.....cheeky lol, the thread gets a bit added as and when, I'm less active on that since photobucket and flickr held it's users to ransom over photo hosting, so I need to find another way to get photos on here easily and then hopefully the service will return to normal. As for your comment about the body shop and their concern about the paint colour, I wonder if they are more concerned about spraying over the old water based paint that was originally applied at the factory, I'm going to have to do some serious research before even attempting this or stump up the cash and have it done for me, though will be stripping off as much as possible before the respray as there are certain areas that really want some serious attention, such as the engine bay, roof, and the rear 1/4, just for starters.

    On a different note I have just picked up and few goodies to go onto Gul in the next few months, they consist of a Forge Re-Circ Valve to replace the blanking valve on the turbo, a smart RaceTech boost gauge and a Forge Mbc (oh yes time for the Frankie Valve). I am also planning to make her a 3" angle flange downpipe, which will mate to an angle flange hotside I have kicking about, which will be fitting to the 15g, which will in turn will be mounted onto a modified Japanifold that is left over from olives last round of modifications, the downpipe will then exit into olives old Jetex/Bsr cat back system. I am considering adding a set of blues too, just to compensate as the flow should be much improved and the current map will easily handle it all, as all the mods have been tried and tested on olive with no issues, so it seems a waste to leave the cast off bits on the shelf, when I could free up some more horses and make her even better than she is now.

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    Well another 12 month ticket has been given by the MOT tester and she has flown through with no advisories....

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    Well lock down has benefited Gul a bit and she has just received a full pcv change and whilst the inlet was off, it was bored out and a 960 3" TB fitted. On re-assembly the standard pipework layout was upgraded with do88 pipes throughout and mikalor clamps, other small pipes where replaced with silicone items. To be honest this has really helped the low down pickup and gets her pulling better earlier in the low rev range. I have a few pic's but unsure of the best way to up load at present as I've stopped using flickr and pooponyoubucket, once I find a better photo manager I'll get some shots up.......next is manifold and turbo hotside upgrades, along with a new 3" dp and modified cat-back bsr/jetex system, that should really liven her up with her intake mods.

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    Well I thought I get some pic's up of the work done last year on Gul starting with the boring out of the inlet manifold
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    all went well and the hole saw was just the prefect size and just a polish up and the job was spot on
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    New to me 3" throttle body in place and thanks to another vpc member Judgeninja
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    All back together with blues installed to, looking totally standard with black do88 hoses, not that you can see them in these shots
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    I wish my engine bay is as clean as the one in your car. It seems like you are taking your time with this build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Harris View Post
    I wish my engine bay is as clean as the one in your car. It seems like you are taking your time with this build.
    Thanks Morgan, the engine bay is probably one of the best bits at present along with the interior, sadly the body I can not say the same for at present, which is requiring new wings and a full respray, hopefully that will get done in time, the engine has recently been changed but has turned out to be a dog and will be coming out again soon, when a suitable replacement is ready, so all the bit's will get another clean no doubt.

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    New 3" exhaust flanges nearing completion, so next move is to tack up the new 3" DP ready for welding and then the bsr system them needs it's new tailpipe finisher,......and to find a new engine too, to replace the turkey that's in there now....

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    Getting ready for the sunshine?

    I need to get or make a 3" flange, can't get them anywhere (except for America or China which costs an arm and a leg for delivery). I've got an angled flange turbine housing and s60r manifold waiting to go on but need to change/fab the DP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    Getting ready for the sunshine?

    I need to get or make a 3" flange, can't get them anywhere (except for America or China which costs an arm and a leg for delivery). I've got an angled flange turbine housing and s60r manifold waiting to go on but need to change/fab the DP.
    The last one I made wound up in Australia for exactly the same reason, JamesT-5R couldn't find one, so I made him one and sent it over for his exhaust guys to fab up his new 3" dp for his green bitch, I found the same problem when I was looking for one, as they advertise that they are 3", but when you check the dimensions you then find they are not what you lead to believe most of the time.

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