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Not running yet, the oil pressure isn’t attached at the engine side, I just attached the battery to see if things might work 😁👍

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18 minutes ago, easypops said:

Not running yet, the oil pressure isn’t attached at the engine side, I just attached the battery to see if things might work 😁👍

If I’d have tried that it would have fried it and never worked again. 😂

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6 hours ago, easypops said:

Not running yet, the oil pressure isn’t attached at the engine side, I just attached the battery to see if things might work 😁👍

Worth sitting at the car at night with the gauge pod  illuminated, that will put a smile on any corrado owners face ha. 

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Fitted the Mk4 handbrake, not tried it yet but it sits where the corrado one does so no reason to think it won’t be just fine 

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Posted (edited)

Interested I have one. 

Hey looks nice in there with the grey recaro

Edited by Keyo

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On 6/11/2020 at 11:34 PM, fendervg said:

Looks nice - was there much butchery required to get it to fit?

Not really although it’s yet to be connected to anything. I had to weld in an extra bolt so it could be fixed correctly, swapped the electrical connector over and trimmed the inside of the lower hidden plastic, the bit with the rear ashtray in it, but the butchery is hidden by the top section. I might have to get a bit more off as I’d like it to sit a little lower I think 😁

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Well, the engine is in, and I’m absolutely delighted to have got to this stage, still got a load of small jobs before lift off but they are all definitely manageable, driveshafts are on, just need torqued, gear selection is a bit ropey so that’ll need looking at. I’m awaiting the correct hex so I can fill the rebuild gearbox with oil(wavetrac lsd and 5th fear swap) .

Still to finish the brake pipes and the exhaust and the fuel tank/pipes but there is light at the end of the tunnel 😁

Massive thanks again to Goldie as he has done as much as me on this build, although he’ll deny it 😁

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Posted (edited)
35 minutes ago, easypops said:

“5th fear”

 

Is that like warp drive ?

The Recaros look fit in grey by the way.

Edited by James.

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Oooh that looks so bloody nice. Keep going,  it's an inspiration 👍

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49 minutes ago, James. said:

Is that like warp drive ?

The Recaros look fit in grey by the way.

Ha ha, I’m hoping that is the case. I’m very happy with the way the Recaros look in there, I’ve had them literally for years in the spare room and it’s great they are finally getting to get used.........I’ve sat in there a few times now making car noises 🤣

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15 minutes ago, seanl82 said:

Looking nice and tidy in there Martin, good effort. 👍

Thanks mate 👍

 

23 minutes ago, Keyo said:

Nice mate coming on now/ 

Thanks mate 👍

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2 hours ago, Cressa said:

Oooh that looks so bloody nice. Keep going,  it's an inspiration 👍

Thank you kindly mate 😁👍

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Engine is back in the bay, major step accomplished! That must be encouraging, keep up the good work! Cheers

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As usual, life constantly gets in the way of car tinkering. I’ve been super busy recently so very little done. I removed the rear axle again, tidied up a few areas of surface rust, found a few other bits where the underseal had split so I had a few small patches to weld, nothing pretty but now solid. Also managed to fit the the front brakes and refit the rear axle 

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Those calipers looks amazing! I'm going to have mine powder coated red as well.

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