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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:27 am

I used to run the oil coolers with electric fans and thermo switch ect on my split's, brilliant bit of kit well worth doing for sure...
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:18 pm

Good stuff. Shame about the cooler, get the 15 one, will it fit house existing hose and fittings?
Have to go for a cruz when you get it back.
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:26 pm

ye im gunna give him a buzz need to check it will fit space wise i and havent got the car back yet so, but its only 15 , take a chance init , i mite add the oil cooler in on a mocal oil filter sandwich plate with thermostat, hoping to take him to the next meet Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:44 am

havent update this in a while and since not much changed, interior still needs doing, Plans For this year though should be along these lines:
Get some sort of oil cooler etc sorted before the summer arrives
Respray
New gearbox,
Convert the rear suspension to Coilovers
mabey a lower profile up front and some shorter springs aswell,
Make some clamps and fit the rear Spoiler
Undecied at the mo on this but the floor pan would look good in POR 15 but its a daily so underseal is required really,
Few litle mods to the engine like a BMD pulley kit a
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Charging system hopefully to be upgraded,
Uprated Brake M-C
Engine support bar
Make the rear valance removable & get some inspection panels for the inner wings as spark plug changes etc are a night mare on twin carbs,
sort a Rear anti roll bar out,
sort some sort of heating out

so hoping to have the car completly finished etc for 2011,


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:01 am

Por15 is MUCH better than underseal dude, easier on the eye as well.
Updated rockers do much the same as an updated cam, get some 1.25:1 rockers, think I saw some on VZi last night, unused too

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:21 am

ratio rockers only deal with lift ....a cam deals with lift and duration ....I would look into this first ,if your heads can't deal with extra volume ,you could actually loose power ....the best money spent is on a set of decent ported heads.


ask big al ,he is the big engine guru
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:49 am

There are some Street Eliminators on VZi for 550.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:52 am

hmm , ye i runnign a 120 engle cam and the heads im sure are 041s cut to take 94 mm b&p's,
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:00 am

You don't want to go any wilder with the cam on a street car.
A good set of heads will unleash more ponies though.
Street Elim's would be a good buy.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:56 pm

Try web cam from california they are the best. If you phone them be prepaired to tell them fuel octain bore, stroke weight of vehicle ,where you want the power ie top end or low down grunt
valve sizes compression ratio and ant other info. they will recomend or grind you a special grind..they also do relieved cams for high lift motors.

The quality is fanominal take a look on the web
http://www.buggista.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=462

http://www.webcamshafts.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:05 pm

that's quite a list you got there!

better get started!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 20, 2010 8:45 pm

Pics are needed of your work on your flaps mate!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 20, 2010 8:50 pm

Oooooh, show us yer flaps!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 20, 2010 11:20 pm

riti o then time to update this thread as havent lately, not much has happended :C, apart from a slight rear end shunt, so its at the body shop for repair, last saturday i went down a took the engine out so i could do some tidying up etc,


the car is all stripped and the damage could be assesed, luckily the inner wings have suffered no damage what so ever, meaning the valance and the bumper + mounts and wings took the brunt and im so glad this is the case as there all bolt on parts, inner wings are perfect and im so relevied about this Very Happy Very Happy

the engine had it tinware etc removed ready for a repaint,














as you can see in the pics i have redone all of one bit of tinware , i also wanted to have the air flap put back in the fanshroud, since my 36 hp fanshroud came without any holes etc for the flaps to bolt in had to do it myself so after alot measurring and measuring the flaps at full open and closed angles and getting both sides the smae to ensure the cold air is evanly distributed over the heads , i got them in there after some cutting etc, just got to tidy the holes up and the bits that i have cut and give the whole thing a lick of paint Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon May 24, 2010 9:42 pm

luuuvverrrllyy job.

thanks for the paint stripper. some evil stuff that!

Can't wait to see you back on the road again.
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat May 29, 2010 7:41 pm

well slowely getting there, got the engine msotly back together today, recently i wipped the heads off to check all was good etc and to replace the pushrods tube seals, heads boshed back on , replaced the the oil pump seals and oil cooler seals, also managed to get hold of the tiny little bit of tinware which bolts onto the oil cooler, repainted the fanshroud, then put it all back together, fitted my 75 amp alternator as im fed up of driving at night and when i stop at the traffic lights the lights go dim due to lack of charge, :C and boshed on the bmd pulley kit that was collecting dust for 3 months in my garage , been meaning to get it on for ages,






All thats left slide it back in the car when its fixed and bish bosh the carbs back on Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat May 29, 2010 8:43 pm

very nice ...but please loose that breather (it way too small and will make the engine bay messy) ....and the clear dizzy caps are very well known to under perform ,the engines coming along nicely dude .....hows the re-spray doing?
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat May 29, 2010 9:49 pm

oh ye the dizzy cap is just on there to stop crap goin in the dizzy whilst it was being worked on , got a nice bosch black dizzy cap Very Happy which i left attached to the ht leads and number the ht leads up for easy re fitting Very Happy, ye the breather need addressing as it did make a mess before, got a breather tube just havent fitted it yet, respray i still havent booked it in yet, to be honest i really want a respray but if i get repsrayed i want the paint to last another 20 odd years like the original paint on the car has at the mo, a good clean and polish and it comes up nice at the mo, planning on getting it done a matrim as they done me a good quote and getting all the trim holes welded up and the airiel hole too Very Happy, just waiting for the car to come back from the bodyshop due to the crash, then get her back on the road for a bit and then respray time if they can fit me in Very Happy well see how it goes,
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:43 pm

went down to see my car the other day and the hi pacs have been fitted, this should make servicing the engine a lot easier (changing spark plugs)



they have only been tacked in here, due to be fully welded in and seam sealed or something like that, Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:18 pm

hi pacs ....are a great idea ,looking good
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:00 pm









interior all out, next is the out side, engine out, petrol tank out etc, Very Happy





got bored a few weeks back to quickly prepped up the spare wheel and gave my best shot painting something properly for the first time in my life, came out ok im happy Very Happy, picked up some seats gave them a good clean but they still need a good clean and then autoglym leather care all over them at some point Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:15 pm

Nice seats! I had the same set in my old Mini. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:06 pm

Good work Wizbang!

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:46 pm

yep wheel looks v professional .......remind me next time i see you .....to ask about your suspention,dude
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:20 pm

im quite chuffed with the wheel tbh considering i did in my garage with rattle cans lol
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