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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:44 pm

When you coming round to build your carbs up mate?
Shouldn't take too long, just make sure they're clean Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:23 pm

Cleaned and rebuilt carbs with wizpop today Wink




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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:14 pm

MOT tommorow Very Happy

going to give it a service on the 4 poster after Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon May 20, 2013 9:23 am

Fitted a new starter motor this weekend Smile
Got a high torque starter
Does the job

Fully cleaned
Clayed
Polished
Waxed

Little spin last night and got some grumbling from the box and it doesn't drive anymore
Something has snapped I think ;(

Engine out tonight
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Mon May 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Gutted dude ...
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue May 21, 2013 1:46 pm

Me and chipper are taking the engine out tonight, see what we find
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue May 21, 2013 6:48 pm

any news?
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 11:12 am

So the gearbox looks like its internal damage

Me and Chipper got the engine out last night, only 2 hours Very Happy



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The clutch / flywheel / pressure plate looks to be ok, will dismantle this tonight

But the damage seems to be inside the box so that will have to come out

If its quite expensive to repair then I will probably IRS the rear end
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 11:25 am

I've asked a coupe of times Dude with no answer, isn't the gearbox covered under warranty?

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 11:33 am

sorry, I have emailed CSP who i bought it through but had no answer back yet
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 11:34 am

its a rancho box
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 11:39 am

Ah I see. CSP are normally pretty good, when I mailed them regarding an issue with my shifter they were spot on and got back to me pretty quick

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 2:16 pm

you will be lucky for a 1 year warrenty on a gearbox.

i would not strip it as you need tooling to sort gears out.

i would call cog box and ask if he can repair it.

irs route is going to cost you, new box, 930 cv joints by the way you drive, and axles.

welding the mounts in correct position and getting correct arms, bushes and end caps.
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed May 22, 2013 10:15 pm

Cog box quote around 560 to rebuild a box FYI.


Bad luck dude - I thought you were posing the other day, not broken down :/
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Tue May 28, 2013 2:41 pm



engine out

thanks chipper for the help Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:46 pm

gave cogbox a ring today and they can convert my swing axle box to IRS as long as my case is still ok,

Just need to get the box out of the car now and sourced a spare SW axle box axle to axle to refit so I can roll the car off to the old dubshop for IRS mounts to be welded in

Cant wait
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:05 pm

Are you looking for a spare SA gearbox?
I've got a 1303s box you can borrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:57 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
I've got a 1303s box you can borrow.

'03s box is an IRS, so no good yet No 
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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:37 pm

Good call Phil. I knew that..................but forgot! Rolling Eyes lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Ella - The 1985 Mexican Bandit   Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Well its been a while since i touched this due to lack of funds :/
In Janury once i finished some bits at home going to crack back onto this Very Happy

Im not 100% yet, but i may whip the pan off to do the work.

If i do its gonna get blasted and rust protective powder coat the gloss black powder coat after I have done the work on it Very Happy

At the front Im going to get ether this



or

http://www.red9design.co.uk/Wishbone%202%20front%20angle.jpg

the Mendola one costs a bit more but has a anti roll bar.

I possible could add an anti roll bar to the red9design unit.

For the rear I need to weld in the A Arm pivot mounts and clearance the framehorns. Most people just heat them up and watch the Sh*t out of them, I on the other hand want to cut the sections out of a IRS rear end and weld them into mine.

here is a standard S/A Framehorn



here is a IRS Framehorn



gonna need porsche axles etc
I want to tie all the rear frame horns in with the suspension top mounts etc.

I would like a bigger engine but I dont think my funds will allow after doing all this.
Im sure there will be lots of little stuff in addition to this but thats the main work,

Cant wait !

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