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    Spigot rings for astra discs

    I just took my hub off and gave the disc and hub to a engineering firm and asked them to make me spigot rings. As long as you've got a way of centralizing the disc on the hub when bolting everything together then I would imagine it would be ok without one as once the wheels are bolted on the disc its sandwiched between the wheel and hub and it's not taking any weight like the wheels but for my own peace of mind I wanted to get rings made.
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    Bosch 044, swirl pot and filter set up

    What kind of stuff are you gonna be selling? Sorry I don't know what the spec of your car is, I'm only asking because I'm hopefully going to be visiting family next weekend in Southend/Canvey and I see you are in Rayleigh so it's a bit of a rare opportunity to possibily pick up stuff.
  3. I like white ones but glad your going for something a bit different, quite like the blue it is now. I'm tempted to get my box cryofreezed myself even though mines only 260 brake. I'll be keeping on eye on your build to see how you get on.
  4. This car is gonna be crazy when it's done, how long do the gearboxs last at that kind of power? Are you planing on going back to white or you going a different colour for the respray?
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    Biggie Smalls, the saga so far

    Thanks for the kind words guys, I know shells are super cheap to buy but it wasn't that long ago people felt the same way about minis and now people are restoring shells that you have to replace like 90% of the panels because there isn't enough shells to go round. Plus I get super attached to my cars and have already fallen in love with this glanza (even though it's been a complete pain in the ares) and it wouldn't feel the same putting all the stuff in a new shell. Yeah I really quite like the blue of the bumper, the lip is gonna need some work to make it look good but again I'm not too bothered about the cosmetics of the car the now. In fact because most people have never heard of a glanza the worst it looks the better as will annoy people even more when they get pumped by it haha. I did however buy the rear number plate surround off the same guy in the same colour so it kind of ties in until I get the bodywork sorted. Anyway I haven't done much to the glanza, because the weather has been bad I've not been near it much recently. I was staring to get worried I wasn't going to complete it in time and I needed the car for me starting college in October I went and bought another car to get me to college so the pressure is off a bit to get the glanza road worthy. What I have done Astra disc with custom spigot ring fitted to front Made a tray for the battery to sit in Battery fits yay, need to buy threaded bar to hold the top bar in place Nothings too good for my babe, new bolt and washer for the gearbox drainage hole
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    Bahnstormers EP91 revival....

    Great idea with the fog light, I was trying to figure out a good place for the fog on mine. Was even considering getting a flush one and cutting rear bumper but decided on leaving it in the cluster the now but this is a better idea. Such a shame it got into the way it was but good work getting it looking good again.
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    Refurbing kyb super special shocks.

    I did start using electrolysis to get rid of the rust but I'm in a bit of a rush so I just used a wire wheel on my grinder to get rid of the loose rust then used a rust converter on them before painting them, should offer a bit of protection the now. Thanks for the suggestions guys, once I've got more time to redo them I'll give it another go.
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    Interior light, sunroof model?

    LukEp sorted me out
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    My first Car.......Ep91 Glanza called Scarlet

    The bride seat looks fab, whoever did it did a good job.
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    Refurbing kyb super special shocks.

    I've not done much with the shocks mate all that's I've done is give the shocks a lick of paint, fitted those new dust covers and replaced one of the top mounts as it felt wobbly. Wanted new springs but at the moment there's nothing wrong with them and I like the ride height the way it is.
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    Is this where I fill my gearbox oil?

    You're a gent mate, decided to drain the rest of the gearbox out the now as well. I see the hex bolt, I didn't see your edit until now. That's perfect, I'll get it done and that's one more thing to do off the list.
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    Is this where I fill my gearbox oil?

    Thanks for the quick reply, I've had the driveshafts out so shouldn't be any gearbox in it and I've read about the car being level so that's done. So is this where I fill it from then? I did read about the allen key bolt but I didn't see it till I had another look.
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    REVISED DIY brake upgrade

    I've not even got my levin twinpots installed on the car yet and wish I hadn't bothered. There's way too much faffing about, wish I'd went with the easier solution or just kept the original brakes and got decent pads.
  14. Ok silly question but I've searched google for the answer and it's not made me 100% on the answer and don't want to knacker my gearbox so just wanting confirmation. Do I fill this hole with gearbox oil until it dribbles out? I think there is a proper fill hole further up but I also think you can just fill it from this one as well?
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    REVISED DIY brake upgrade

    Dumb question since you said a direct fit but just wanting to check do the corsa discs clear the hub then? I bought astra 1.6 discs that are 256mm but they don't fit over the hub. I'm gonna take them to an engineering firm to get the centres machined out a bit but if I get this set up running then in the future when I need to change discs it would be good to know. Also I don't suppose you can tell me where to buy a ring to make up for the difference in centre bore sizes can you? I've bought regular alloy wheel springot rings but they're designed for wheels so the shape isn't right. I'll try the engineering bit if they can make me up a set of rings. Sorry for the questions, I've bought a set of astra discs and mr2 discs now and need to sort my brakes.