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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #30 on: 14:15, Tue 15 February 2011 »
Looking good, could do with a brother like yours

fordy

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #31 on: 17:26, Tue 15 February 2011 »
going to do most/all the prep work at home then drive it to my brothers work where we'll paint it and bake it in the oven  :D

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #32 on: 21:59, Tue 15 February 2011 »
Quote from: "robie"
Looking good, could do with a brother like yours

he's a legend  :D  mechanics is my thing and bodywork is his so it works out quite well  :mrgreen:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #33 on: 13:30, Sat 19 February 2011 »


















big thanks to Phase I 16 V Turbo aka http://www.gt-turbo-spares.co.uk for the parts

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #34 on: 20:35, Mon 21 February 2011 »
Not a happy bunny!


Bled the new master cylinder, all brakes bled up using a gunson easy bleed, happy days

Started engine servo seems to be working maybe a bit too well as it was quite light

stopped engine, checked for a fuel leak underneath
Then my brother says "theres another leak under the boot i just got dripped on"
Lo and behold the rear brake compensator is leaking  :x

So much for the mot this weekend  :roll:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #35 on: 21:37, Mon 21 February 2011 »
Ouch!

Nothing worse then messing about with brakes.  :(  Not exactly a cheap fix either is it? Not sure how much those things are but i'm sure they cost a lot more then a set of new pads.  :shock:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #36 on: 23:01, Mon 21 February 2011 »
online prices are around 130 sheets  :shock:


Will ring around the local motor factors tomorrow armed with a trw part number to see if any of them can help me

then to find some 8mm microbore pipe at lunch for the fuel lines that are leaking vital v power on the garage floor  :cry:

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #37 on: 21:43, Tue 22 February 2011 »
good news
got a new brake compensator coming for thursday and got some 8mm microbore copper pipe

also my brother brought these home today  :mrgreen:

before picture of badges with lacquer peeling off and looking rather tired




After



Simple to do, In person they are great and shiney  8)

My brother has said if people cover the cost of return postage and offer a few beer tokens, he'll do other peoples in his spare time, letters will have to be a brushed style finish but background can be most colours

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #38 on: 11:45, Wed 23 February 2011 »
wow great looking updates, how did you redo the gt turbo sign?

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #39 on: 16:38, Wed 23 February 2011 »
The badges look smart.

I tryed something similar with mine, i just rattle canned some gloss black on and tryed to polish the lettering. I gave up in the end because the badges were a bit bent and out of shape when they were removed and they just ended up looking tatty.

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #40 on: 17:41, Wed 23 February 2011 »
nitromors the whole thing till its nice and clean,
then little bit of prep then a coating of etch primer or rust proof primer,
then my brother said something like he painted them black let them go hard/tacky and scotchbrite'd the letters off quickly carefully not to scratch the black,
hen sanded in one direction with fine paper and a block,
then lacquered over them

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #41 on: 21:48, Sat 26 February 2011 »
new rear brake compensator valve as i found mine was leaking,
copper fuel lines as my standard steel lines had cracked,
new rubber hose for good measure,
and a load of jubilee clips again for good measure,



Compensator went on fine without a problem......But ..... I snapped a bleed nipple in the drivers rear caliper.... DOH! couldn't drill it out double DOH....
So off to the millfield motor factors for a new one for a lovely price of 70 and it came with a new pad carrier aswell   :)

But now i have 2 new rear calipers, brakes that bleed properly and actaully stop. Also new fuel lines that don't leak out v-power quicker than it goes in lol






Then I put in some engine flush to help get any water out of the engine/ oil cooler as theoil cooler hoses wont undo without breaking the line and cooler, so its had a flush and new oil fitted after a cheeky road test up and down the road to make sure it stops  lol







Then we got bored and a night free from the gf means as much time as we want to play.
So my bro finishes sanding the passenger side down and i got bored.....

Soooo i started ripping the black trim off the bumper, the brother wasn't too pleased as this now means he has alot more sanding and prep work to do muhahahaha



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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #42 on: 01:28, Sun 27 February 2011 »
hi, can you tell me which car is this rear wiper from?
any problems fitting it?

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #43 on: 08:33, Sun 27 February 2011 »
its off a clio if i remember right

but it jumps and misses half the screen so i need to investigate it and see if there is anything i can do to stop it jumping

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Re: My white 5 gtt
« Reply #44 on: 11:37, Sun 27 February 2011 »
about the jumping - i've had the same problem...
changed the whole wiper (took it from a '94 campus) and now it's all good