Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:27 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Awesome work, wanna start restoring BX's for a living!
I don't think there would be much of a market for that :lol:

Although in a roundabout way, I kind of have with this car.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:54 pm

Well it's been bleddy ages since I've managed to find time to sort anything on this car, but in the last couple of weeks I've managed to jump back on it:

Started replacing the carpet:

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Found the subframe's never been off in all this time:

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Modified the pedal box to stop it flexing:

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Admired the rear bumper I got for a steal on eBay (thanks RxBx for the link):

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Loosely fitted some panels up. It's not a finished job by any stretch, but it's a good guide!

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It's slowly coming on :)

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:49 am

Remind me, what's the status with the engine?
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by docchevron » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:45 am

dear lord you have some lovely looking stuff in that there workshop!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:08 am

Looking good!
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:50 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Remind me, what's the status with the engine?
Long overdue cambelt and clutch, but otherwise fine despite 190k miles. Desperately needs a tune-up though.....was rocking 72bhp last time it went on the dyno!

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:05 am

Yeah, I remember it wasn't exactly a throbbing powerhouse, but wasn't sure whether it was more serious than just needing a tune.
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by mds141 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:56 am

Liking the XR4i lurking in the background. :-)
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:24 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Yeah, I remember it wasn't exactly a throbbing powerhouse, but wasn't sure whether it was more serious than just needing a tune.
Not really sure to this day to be honest. It sounds healthy, if a little loose at the bottom end. I think the carb is the main issue, and the timing feels a bit retarded.

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:25 pm

mds141 wrote:Liking the XR4i lurking in the background. :-)
My father in laws. Rustier than a rusty thing (well it was), but he's owned it since 1985 so we had to fix it really. It's taken ages!

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:21 pm

Bugger!

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I only started peeling back the carpet to smooth out a crease in it! :roll: It's going to be a right bellend to put right too, as there's a section along the back of the quarter panel that this bonds to, and it's just missing.

Popped outside to look at G-SEG and see if (just by chance) there was a repair panel available, but it looks like it's a common spot for rot, so I'll be off to check out BAH soon!

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Although it is the only panel in the boot of G-SEG that doesn't have a hole in it!

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:28 pm

They all do that sir.
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by citsncycles » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:26 pm

Yep - had to do the same job on the 14 I had - the top hole I think is due to part of the fuel breather system being clipped to the underside where it can trap dirt, while the lower bits look like where the support panel that stiffens everything up around the bumper end mounts is fitted.
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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by docchevron » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:55 pm

standard. They ALL go there, and along the top edge, and around the outrigger.
The brace panel beyond it will be fucked too, and thats a wing off job..
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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Re: Operation wake up GT! (no one has 56k anymore, right?!)

Post by Kitch » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:45 pm

docchevron wrote:standard. They ALL go there, and along the top edge, and around the outrigger.
The brace panel beyond it will be fucked too, and thats a wing off job..
Wing off? Not on this one it won't be! I'll have to come up with something! :lol: