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  1. Van_Denton

    Van_Denton Member

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    Hello there!
    I recently got this, a nice unfinished project, totally standard except it has a DET mounted in but hasnt been wired up or plummed in etc!
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    So first thing first was the wiring! Ive wired the relays in except for the fuel pump which im having trouble with, when attach the black/pink wire to the relay it doesn't work, but if I attach a ground it does come on but stays on.
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    The interior is pretty mint!
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    Just needs a clean.
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    Exterior is pretty scrappy though!
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    Missing the rear wing :(
    And has a dented rear bumper!
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    So taking a break from the wiring/head scratching I took a look at the rear bumper. Dont have a manual so working out how to get it off was pretty fun!
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    I guess this is why its bent.
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    I hoping a heat gun will make it straight!
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    Should be able to straighten this bracket out.
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    Theres a bit of rust that needs to be sorted before the bumper goes back on!
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    Put on a new hopefully correct slave cylinder? was a 3/4.
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    Need a new Power steering pulley as this is a v belt one.
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    This was from a few monthes ago, my plan was t get it running for the summer, still havnt got it road legal yet! But m nearly there! just waiting on wheels.
     
  2. Van_Denton

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    Will just post some pics of the progress so far!

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    bought these from the states.......Ah yeahhhhh

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    Euurrrrrr wiring!

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    All working.

     
  3. Van_Denton

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    And this s how it sits now.

    Crappy old suspension for the bin.

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  4. rd-jon

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    You have to love 1980s interiors :thumbs:

    Looks good, looking forwards to seeing the progress on this. Hope the rust doesn't turn out to be too expansive.
     
  5. Van_Denton

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    Thanks Jon, Rust aint too bad to be honest just the rear of the sills.
    Small update.

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    As the internetz said to use 95 escort outers, I bought some but they don't fit, must be the American escort I guess so bought this from japspeed, said that its for s13 but its not! bum!
    so don't fit the standard inners that I have, not sure what to do now, s14 inners will be too long I think.

    Didn't want to get the japspeed inners aswell.

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    Got some wheels!!!! I actually had got some steel wheels to band, but Im in a hurry and didn't want to have to paint them myself so got me some fakes :(

    Not bronze though like advertised more a gun metal, doesn't matter though will powder coat black I think, well eventually.

    Cant wait to get em on.
     
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    Super work! I love the photo quality! :)

    Best Regards, ludi
     
  7. Van_Denton

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    A few more hours spent on this, was a bit worried the wheels wouldnt fit round the brakes but they do!
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    LOL at the fitment

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    LOL.

    So went and got the tyres fitted, could only get 2 on, 2 just wouldnt go on. tried a can of hairspray but didnt work, any tips?

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    here you can see this arch, it was covered in like an inch of filler! this is after I inverstgated it and covered it wth a bit of primer

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    So took all the filler off and rolled the arch, a lot!

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    Here you can see the crease that was under the filler

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    The other side needs attention as its a little rusty.

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    Fronts will get some arch love too, not enough time today.

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    I need to tidy up!

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    Cant wait to get it off the axle stands and see how it sits.
     
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    wow nice work mate
     
  9. jacksheps

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    Excellent stuff! Can't wait to see more
     
  10. Van_Denton

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    Managed to get the steering arms on!
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    Needs more arch work.
     
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    nice progress am putting a ca in my IS200 at the mo.can i ask why you needed the resistors ?
     
  12. Van_Denton

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    The resistors are just simply to alter the signal to the rev counter to get a correct reading.
     
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    Think i might be needing some then. What size did you use ?
     
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    i used IN4004, make sure the stripe on them is on the rev counter side.
     
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    good work, looked like a pig of a job to pick up someone elses project and get it started and to that level.

    Well done!
     
  16. Van_Denton

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    Straightened out the rear bumper bracket.
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    before.

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    Tried to go lower!

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    this will have t do till I can mill a few mm off the spacer.

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    Painted the bumper as the old one did my head in as it was cut.

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    belt don't fit!!

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    thought it was correct though.

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    Oh and I think my turbo is dead, recently took it off and tightened all the oil and water lines as t smoked before, put t back on and still smokes really bad, like physically smokes from the turbo weird eh? I take it is dead, shame as there is no play in the shaft.



    Oh and I cant make 9s work in the front with the z32 brakes :(
     
  17. Van_Denton

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    Right got some 8" for the front, now just looking at tyres.
    I want to keep the same radius as the rears, they are 195 50 on a 9"
    So I need a 175 55 on the 8" or so the tyre calculator says, anyone with any experience with these tyres?

    Plus the 175 is a economy tyre that costs more than the 195 ultra sports I got!! :(

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    Subscribed...... build is epic. Nice to see something a little different. Loving your garage/work shop. Very Jealous!
     
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    E P I C/ mediocre lol wtf. love drifworks #random
     
  20. Van_Denton

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    The 8"! its a bit better, still worried I might get pulled by the old bill all the time. LOL

    Might have to do this!!
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    they're a bit big, especially the rear (not shown).
    not sure, will see when I get tyres.
     
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