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Ash-Lee

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #120 on: 17:12, Sun 22 May 2011 »
Nothing to report here...seems to be having a good run lately.

Just a new balljoint on the drivers side and a coolant drain/flush/renew.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #121 on: 18:12, Tue 24 May 2011 »
Good to hear Ash 8)

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #122 on: 12:43, Mon 30 May 2011 »
BAST**D!

Clutch cable just snapped. On a Bank Holiday.

At least it did it on the driveway.  :?

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #123 on: 12:51, Mon 30 May 2011 »
typical...........  :x

things were going so well...

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #124 on: 14:33, Mon 30 May 2011 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
BAST**D!

Clutch cable just snapped. On a Bank Holiday.

At least it did it on the driveway.  :?

 :roll:
You would really think these cars were wemon sometimes..  
Must be your cars time of the month again for new part cravings  :lol:

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #125 on: 19:41, Sun 19 June 2011 »
MOT time soon. Less then a month away now.

I reckon it's going to need new discs on the front and a set of rear tyres.

Gave it a good polish today, damn this thing fades overnight. Starting to doubt my choice of colour, red is a nightmare.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #126 on: 19:05, Mon 27 June 2011 »
I thought i would have a poke around with a screwdriver considering the MOT is not far away, and i was concerned the area just behind the rear of the front drivers wheel was starting to look a bit crusty.

I'll let the pictures do the talking.  :(





And seriously?! WTF. The sound deadening was soaked, looks like i have a leak somewhere. It's been in there sometime by the looks of it.


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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #127 on: 19:12, Mon 27 June 2011 »
Bad times man  :(  can you do the welding your self?
At least you caught it before it was a fail.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #128 on: 20:23, Mon 27 June 2011 »
last time a saw a hole like that it was on one of those wonders of the Universe programs.. :lol:     seriously tho..  hope you can get it sorted out ok for the MOT.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #129 on: 08:08, Fri 08 July 2011 »
I found the leak anyway after all the rainfall over the past few days.

In heavy rain the gutter underneath the window overflows, into the scuttle area and right down the heater fan, and ends up on the floor inside the car.

I've never had the original cover that fits around the bonnet catch, i'm guessing one of it's jobs is to stop water getting down there! Probably the reason why my heater fan is nearly packed in alltogether.

MOT next Friday......  :(

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #130 on: 00:31, Wed 13 July 2011 »
Every MOT time this car f**ks me right off.

Just slipped off the trolley jack and crushed one of the fuel lines. Smells nice, i think it helps with the tears.  :(

EDIT : On a brighter note, my front brake discs have arrived. I've got a good mind to send them back........

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #131 on: 09:52, Wed 13 July 2011 »
:(  your not having much luck with this 5 at the mo, i hate it when a jack slips :x  i once had a car up in air on one side with some 5 tonne agricultural jack, i let it down but did it to quickly and it ended up pushing me floor up in the air :lol:  :oops:
Hows the welding coming along.

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #132 on: 01:10, Thu 14 July 2011 »
those holes are looking nasty,   chin up. you will get it sorted tho then she will be all good again.....till next year :lol:

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #133 on: 10:22, Thu 14 July 2011 »
thats just 5s for you mate :D you do one job which turns into 3 ,best of luck with the mot mate fingers crossed for you  8)

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Re: My 89 GT-T
« Reply #134 on: 20:42, Thu 14 July 2011 »
MOT expires tomorrow.

This car has no chance of getting another years ticket tomorrow. I've been working on it none stop after work all this week.

The drivers side is done, no more plates and patches. Whatever was even slightly rusty was cut out and new sections welded in. This included the mess you see above around the front jacking point and it was a similar story around the rear jacking point. Surprisingly the centre was ok, i very nearly just ordered new sills but i had a good poke about and things are ok there.

I even scavenged a piece of 1mm thick alloy plate from work (easy to bend) and made some new 'hooks' for the sideskirt, similar to the repair kit that CGB sells. So the drivers skirt sits nice and flush and i put a new rubber strip along the top to finish it off.

There is a bit of work needed on the passenger side inner sill, no where near as bad as the drivers side.

I should of took a load of pictures, but i've just had to crack on and get it done.