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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:00 am

Fair play Mart are you all sorted now for the weekend after burning the midnight oil???
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:28 am

again big thanks to tango and chipper last night. hopefully not too much midnight oil tonight Very Happy

tonights jobs

LHS

Hub seal and clean brake,
Exhaust silencer and new clamp

front beam - fill with grease
maybe play with front ride height

Engine

Fit breather kit , gonna try drill the rockers at work , do i add the breathers outlets on the rockers above or below the bail clip line ? there scat s/s ones
rich told me the other night but i have forgotton

check oil level

Clean Inside hoover and outside and wax ! ,

Fit headlamp rims which should ready to pick up after work.

can't think of out else






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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:09 am

Bring it on. I will be over again asap for another midnight car session!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:47 am

another fairly late car session last night ,

got the lhs hub seal done and massive clean on the rear calliper. greed front beam, tried to fit the breather box but could find and gaps to put the pipe in for the rockers so that will have to wait
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 11:52 am

small update no much though :/

engines running bit rougher than usual :/
steering box has got to much play in it :/
car is pulling all over the shot when braking :/
interior still not done :/

car is off to spend a weekend with chris so he can look at the motor I'm sure it summit simple, its ok when crusing and if you give it some welly but just pottering about its rougher than normal

will look at steering box , its prob gonna need replacing so have to order that up
brakes might be cus the steering has a lot of play in it i think as theres about and inch or so of play in the wheel if not more when in straight line
interior will get done when get chance,

recently i have had the want to to take shell of and get pan powder coated but still making my mind up lol
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 2:26 pm

The steering box will usually adjust up.
jack the front wheels off the ground, put car on a left hand lock, undo the lock nut on the box and adjust the screw pin in until you have almost no play in the steering box, then tighten up lock nut whilst holding pin on steering box still.
they just wear over a period of time this is why they are adjustable.
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 8:43 pm

LOL! I wish I only had an inch or so of play.. more like 1/4 turn in my bus! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 8:51 pm

I think that was the problem with SuperDry. The first time I adjusted the box I did it with the wheels centred.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 9:07 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I think that was the problem with SuperDry. The first time I adjusted the box I did it with the wheels centred.

isn't that what the manual tells you to do because i did the same....?????
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 10:09 pm

You're meant to do it with the wheels on left lock.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu May 24, 2012 10:17 pm

aaah.. I'll do it again then in that case!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri May 25, 2012 10:26 am

That's great news on the steering box . I have. Bee
Adjusting it jacked up with wheels straight lol .
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:59 am

few weeks old but he ho its still updates

beam polybushes replaced with different brand, ended up taking the beam of to get them in !




discovered a ball joint needs replacing too as lots of up and down travel in it, there long travel and only lasted 6000 miles :C
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Fair play to you dude...I'll probably be dead before the fastback has got anywhere near 6000 miles!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:00 am

Took the LHS carb of last night to sort the sticky throttle situation :/, looks like crud in there for where it has been drivne in 6 weeks :C, hopefully a small strip down and refit and should be good as new, pics to follow tonight Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:45 am

well ella is getting tucked up for the winter , needs some new balljoints and the carbs putting back together for MOT, and door cards fitting Very Happy

very tempted by this though so



so so tempting !


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:44 pm

Can you go any lower?
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:17 pm

a little ye, im still waiting back for specs from R9D,


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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:58 pm

What's happening then Wiz??
Not long until Sandown, best get a wriggle on!

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:01 pm

he's going to be setting up a carb rebuild shop in my kitchen one night Wink

and needs some new ball joints Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:57 pm

WizBizMartin wrote:
well ella is getting tucked up for the winter , needs some new balljoints and the carbs putting back together for MOT, and door cards fitting Very Happy

very tempted by this though so



so so tempting !



You won the fucking lottery or something??? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:10 am

loveing this build!
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:31 am

tango_van wrote:
he's going to be setting up a carb rebuild shop in my kitchen one night Wink

and needs some new ball joints Wink

I have a genuine delloroto rebuild kit already and will be taking other carb off tomorrow night Wink

Just ball joints to buy and fit Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:55 pm

battery out for a charge up , carbs off ready for quick rebuild Very Happy,
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:23 am

Mot booked for the 2nd !

gotta get a wriggle on bounce

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