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  1. blimey, i remembered that XR3, I remember reading about it in Max years ago.
  2. just read it all. and was waiting for the turbo part of the build
  3. So i have spent the weekend working and sleeping, but found some time to paint, decal, and rebuild my calipers. I wont go into all the details, just bung up some pictures with a few notes. My painting station... :lol: http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0838.jpg Base coat on http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0839.jpg Oh, little bit of a metallic pearl coming on. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0840.jpg Let the Brembo'ing begin http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0843.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0846.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0847.jpg Outside they go again for the 4th layer of paint, clear coat. Thats primer, base coat, pearl coat and a clear, all just for something you wont see most off... :doh: http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0848.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0865.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0867.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0861.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0863.jpg Then off to my rather elaborate workshop (okay its one of my workplaces warehouse/tyre fitting area) http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0871.jpg The new nuts on the rear were rather tight so a tiny bit needed trimming. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0872.jpg New bolts and bleed nipples in, along with the 350z adaptors. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0876.jpg Now time to bend and fit the cooper connecting lines. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0882.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0880.jpg It may seem like a lot of detail gone into these simple brakes, but why would make all this effort painting them too look nice again then put the old hoses on? http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0884.jpg Wire brushed the pads to clean them up a bit. Copper greased then fitted. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0885.jpg And the final product, just the discs to build up. But waiting for the centres to come back from the powder coater. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0887.jpg
  4. Okay a little bit done today. Sanded down using various grades of paper, washed, dried and chucked on a little tape. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0824.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0828.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0830.jpg then time to start the painting i guess. Chucked on some white primer this evening, I really wanted it on tonight so it can be solid for tomorrow and a little wet sanding, then hopefully the basecoat if not, more primer. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0832.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0834.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0831.jpg random picture of braided lines. (took the picture to show a girl what i meant by 'braided') :lol: http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0837.jpg
  5. I would give that a try but they are 10 hole and the pcd is wrong Mine are 12 hole with pcd of 228.6
  6. Just clean it when you get there. Car shows get boring half way through the day anyway, Once you have seen the bulk of it you just walk in circles then leave early. I like spending time cleaning mine at a show (well i used too). I used to get at a show at 7-8am then not even start looking around until 10-10:30.
  7. I got bored last week so randomly searched ebay, put a bid in on some brakes, got outbid and snipped it at the last second. Guessed the other persons bid spot on and put 50p onto haha. Anyway, I now had a pair of Brembo Gran Turismo Calipers with AP Bells and disks, 350z braided lines and mounts. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0724.jpg No dount got them cheap as they need a bit of a spruce up. Discs and pads are used but have a little bit of life left yet. Little bit of heat crazing on the discs but nothing anywhere near that 1mm mark (thats when skimming or replacements are required) So time to start minting them up. Split the discs into 2, and went about getting the rust off the bells. Air tolls are awesome... http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0788.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0792.jpg They're now off getting powder coated. So onto those calipers, split them down, pads, spring clips, bleed nipples, brake line from front to back, brake hoses, mounts etc etc. I then set about striping the coating off them and some of it was worn off/chipped or still there. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0800.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0808.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0809.jpg Using a trye fitting machine to hold the caliper... :lol: http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0812.jpg after http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0813.jpg then i set about getting new parts etc, as Brembo don't supply individual components as they got used to often on other makes apparently. That and Brembo are Italian so they shut for the whole of August.. I had to search elsewhere. local engineering shops, motor factors etc, new bleed nipples, new dust cover (on the way) new brake lines for front to rear of caliper, new brembo stickers (in the post from RT) new bolts to fix the 2 parts together, new disc bolts (although i may use the originals here). The colour I have decided to paint them is a custom 3 stage colour, an ice white with a pearl and metallic, so thats primer, base coat, pearl coat, sticker the clear. this is where Im up too. just a bit more prep needed then ready to make and paint. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0819.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0820.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0822.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/tez162003/IMG_0823.jpg will keep updated if anyone's interesting.
  8. All sorted, I have gone for a 3 stage paint finish... Just for some brake calipers
  9. just hurry up and finish it already, I remember seeing this when i first joined the site thinking cant wait to see that at next years shows...
  10. I remember blue side light bulbs. It used to be a way of telling if people were a chav or not. (well the ones who drove at least..) the ones who didn't needed other means to find out if they were chavs such as were they wearing Reebok Classics and Lonsdale.
  11. It was actually a 1 piece bumper, I just painted the bib black after the bumper was painted orange. something like this ebay
  12. I'm going to paint my new Brembo Calipers this weekend hopefully, so I need to go buy the paint, however I don't know what colour to get. I am after a really good bright white metallic paint. Do you guys know of any cars, be it Nissan, Ford, Vauxhall etc etc that has a bright white highly metallic paint colour that is not some special 3 stage paint like Aston Martin Morning Frost White. I want to simply do white primer, white metallic, brembo sticker and clear.
  13. Anyone know of anywhere or have any contacts to where I can get some 355mm x 32mm AP Racing Discs? Ideally a drilled design but a 6- 10 slot would be okay also. Obviously the cheaper the better. Thanks
  14. i think you're right. I was driving to luton when I saw it on a tow truck going in the direction of Ampthill, that most probably meant off to the scrap yard.
  15. I use either Megs tyres gel (long lasting) or Auto Smart Silicon Spray (cheap) if you spray it and leave it then it goes very shiny, but spray it on the lightly wipe most the excess of, that looks good. However most the time I don't bother, just make sure you clean the tyres well. Clean tyres look much better than those that have been coated in tons of gels that attract dirt and dust. Cleaning your tyres whilst cleaning the car is about as cheap as you can get.
  16. Awesome, engine looks well done. Love those 325mm AP's on an estate.
  17. You knew what I meant. Lol I did ask who has an escort still and you replied that you still had yours so you called it one too ; ) haha
  18. Wahey! Still going is it. That manifold must have gone on and off my car atleast 15-20 times. And stoo, I think that your escort has the capability to be one of the best escorts ever, Shane's its taken about a decade to get sat on axle stands haha. Get on with it, Id love to see it together and finished.
  19. Surely you should have had it out for the awesome 4 days of convertible weather we had the other week? Why is it off the road?
  20. ah i see, didnt think I had seen your name round much. Car looks pretty nice from your sig. Good to see some people still enjoy escorts and modifying them.
  21. Dan, you still have that subtle badboy bonnet, how many cars has that been on now? Zetec turbo sounds awesome, what type of build? Decomp plate or low comp pistons? Power expectancy? Naylor2006 - 2007 is pretty old school. Then again I don't think of myself as old school either, in fact you joined before I did. Haha
  22. My daily driver is a beaten up Y reg 1.2 corsa haha. It's actually a downgrade to my old r reg one IMO.
  23. If you are buying all new matching tyres for a car, stay clear of the FK452's, they are being discontinued and being replaced with the 453. They have gone asymmetric rather than directional. Facts : In contrast to the previous FK452, dry handling has been improved by 25 percent whilst handling on wet surfaces is enhanced by 30 percent, delivering useful gains in control for lane changes and higher speed cornering. A combination of tread pattern and compound changes has led to eight percent reduction over the FK452 in braking distance on wet surfaces. To break the water film and deflect the water more effectively than conventional tread patterns, Falken has implemented three central tread grooves and staggered sipes integrated into the first tread bar on the tyre shoulder. In line with its other new products such as the ZE914, Falken has increased the silica proportion. The strain characteristics of silica offer a larger contact area and better grip for the same tyre diameter, resulting in stronger interaction with the road surface. http://www.tiremedia.com/images/tire-big/falken-azenis-fk453cc.jpg
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