1990 14 TGE (With 1.6) back on the road

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1990 14 TGE (With 1.6) back on the road

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Just put my 1990 14 TGE (With 1.6 engine) back on the road after being layed up for 4 years. Heres are a few pics of repairs and modifcations.

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Availed of what little parts are still available from the dealer.

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Light wiring was upgraded as original was corroded. Added relays as an enhancement to take load off existing wiring and switch

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Ready for MOT!. Modified the indicators to integrate the sidelights into them.

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Well done bud, looks like a mega mount of work but worth it in the end. I hope to be learning how to mig weld myself soon.
If you want to swap the Mk 1 wheel trims for very similar Mk2s in VGC let me know.

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Excellent! Nice Imp/chamois too!
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Nice to see a car being saved rather than scrapped, fingers crossed for the MOT :)
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Nice work.

I must learn to weld!....
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Was it much of a faff fitting the 1.6?
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...and was it a TU or XU?
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Coo yes if its a 1.6 TU that would be interesting!
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MULLEY wrote:Nice to see a car being saved rather than scrapped, fingers crossed for the MOT :)
mat_fenwick wrote:...and was it a TU or XU?
Passed MOT second time around. Fail first on headlamps (too high).

Its an XU 1.6. The 1.4 was getting a little tired at 145,000 and I had an lower milage 1.6 with a brand new cylinder head fitted lying from another abandond rebuild of a Mk1 TRS i bought in south London. (Excessive rot, lack of funds and changing circumstances at the time meant it was abandoned).
Tim Leech wrote:Was it much of a faff fitting the 1.6?
Was relatively easy changing over apart from the botom engine mount bracket, which had to be modified as it bolts on in a diferent place on the subframe. Other than that was fairly simple.
Mothman wrote:Well done bud, looks like a mega mount of work but worth it in the end. I hope to be learning how to mig weld myself soon.
If you want to swap the Mk 1 wheel trims for very similar Mk2s in VGC let me know.

Andy
I learned to weldproperly when I was 16, when I restored a Dyane 6 my mum used to drive that was abandoned at the side of our house. Its an essential skill imo. Also those wheel trims are actually Mk II trims that I painted in anticipation of finishing the Mk1 project. Theyre brand new off ebay so I thought i'd put them to good use.

The Imp is my brothers. Salesman at the car dealer he used to work for found it in a shed a few years ago with 1500 miles on the clock. 100% rot free, just needed new brakes, water pipes and a re spray.

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Well done then, will we see you at some rallys sometime?
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Would be nice to go along to one of the rallies. However I'm a pretty skint student at the minute though, so probably couldnt afford the petrol money for the trip! Unless my other half coughed up. (He's got a job so has the luxury of a bank balance which isnt constantly in the red ).

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I was a student once....did I spot a red 16v in the background shot?
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Tim Leech wrote:I was a student once....did I spot a red 16v in the background shot?
That makes two of us, although perhaps I was so a tad more recently than Mr Leech :D

Nice looking BX there, although I would have kept the TU - but that's just me (I'd love a 14 to play with, think it's a great engine). I can also sympathise with the boyfriend having a better bank balance, but in my favour he isn't into, a) Cars and more importantly, b) BX's and he's way more sensible (read, boring) with money than I. What are you reading? I finished a degree in Biology last May at Queen MAry University (East London, just outside Whitechapel).
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saintjamesy89 wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:I was a student once....did I spot a red 16v in the background shot?
That makes two of us, although perhaps I was so a tad more recently than Mr Leech :D

How very dare you! [-X
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Re: 1990 14 TGE (With 1.6) back on the road

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Tim Leech wrote:I was a student once....did I spot a red 16v in the background shot?
You did indeed, that's my brothers. He's doing it up at the minute. Think he's posted on here a few times actually. Its almost ready for re spray then MOT i think.