you lot got nowt better to do than chit chat
yep, the clio went last year, bought her a fiesta
the 145 is back up for sale chris. yes, that is my old one.
went over to chesterfield a few weeks back to help him install the fresh engine, find it hard to turn down a plee for help. he's a decent fella so well worth helping out
turns out there was a problem with the ecu, the fuelling more to the point.
it was fine for most of the rev range then when it go up to higher revs the fuel went very weak then over compensated by going massively over rich, off the scale apparently. dodgy chip so the coupe specialist said who re-programmed it.
when i had the car i was using the immense torque and only used to take it to about 5k, no need to go higher, so the problem didn't show with me.
then when rick bought it and started using 7k it didn't last long before bore wash caused a few issues.
it's taken him a while to get it all back together as it's not an easy/cheap job to repair these one of cars. felt guilty for ages about passing it on with the fault, even though i'd no idea it was there. hence why i didn't mind giving up a sunday and going a couple hundred miles to lend a hand.
hope it finds a new home, did offer it back to me at a good price but there is a limit to my car saving powers (wallet
) so some have to slip by
so while you've all been cosy i've started the "been down the shed" routine again.
as i hope to get the silver sud out from the cover on sunday i thought that i'd better get the spit frames welded together.
pic 1 is the flat pack that you get from the makers, complete with instructions thankfully.
pic 2 is the first stage, laying out the "A" frame section and tack wedling it together.
pic 3 and the feet need positioning squarely. decided to make a simple jig to get them square, nothing more fancy than a suitable sized thick piece of wood with 4 nails in to keep it all square.
pic 4 and the tacked together "A" frame is placed centrally. all nice and square and able to stand freely on it's own
pic 5 and once the feet are tacked on it can all be lifted up to a comfy height on the workbenches to weld it all up
pic 6 and the last job is to weld the pivot tube to the top, again making sure it's sqaure & central
not a bad kit really, from these guys if anyone wants one