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JamesG

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  1. Thanks mate, Yeah the rad cap is twisted on fully, its just a replacement cap I bought as the one that came with my rad didnt look great and was turning rusty. Probably just sits in a different position on mine. Thanks Sam Yeah Ive been looking into the boss kit, it looks like I've bought a boss kit for a 98 spec by mistake. It's not very clear but there are two different hkb boss kits, the OT48 for the prefacelift and the OT202 for the face-lift. Oh well, you live and learn. I know what you mean about the oil feed. I thought the same but like you say if it works it w
  2. Ive been looking to replace the standard steering wheel on my glanza for a while now. It has seen better days, the leather on the wheel has worn away and it is in overall poor condition. I originally wanted to put a facelift glanza wheel on but found out they are incompatible with different air bag and horn connections. So I opted for a HKB boss kit and a personal 330mm leather steering wheel. Got it fitted this week, Feels a lot better to use and drive with over the original. I did encounter one problem though, the 96 wheel uses a metal ring electrical contact on the back for the h
  3. Good work as always Claymore, really well detailed write ups. If its any consolation the same bolt snapped on mine when removing the undertray to fit the lower half rad bracket. I used a small reverse drill bit and was lucky enough for it to grab the bolt and spin the rest of it out the thread. Keep it coming, Looking forward to seeing the finished article 👍.
  4. So Ive finished getting my turbo all back together and installed on the car. I also recieved my RW developments catch tank and an10 lines. Very pleased with them, really well made bit of kit. I bought a 19mm breather filter for the port on the bottom on the tank. I then had to go about getting the an10 fittings welded to the top of the rocker cover. I didnt want to risk getting any swarf trapped in the baffle plate drilling the breather port out, so opted to just have the fittings welded ontop of the existing holes on the cover. The hole inside the an10 fitting is the sam
  5. Thanks Sam Made a start putting it back together and got some more pictures
  6. Thanks charlie, It was £240 for a full overhaul and a little extra to port the wastegate. Well worth doing in my opinion though. Been keeping an eye on your thread, That paintjob is looking great, look forward to seeing it all back together .
  7. Decided to take my ct9 off over christmas to be sent off to midland turbo for a refurb. I believe its the original turbo so wanted to get it refreshed for peace of mind before upping the boost. I painted the turbo water lines in a heat proof black while they were off. Recieved it back this week, really pleased with the work. Its had a full refresh including new seals, all mating surfaces machined flat and a really good cleanup inside and outside. Also got them to port the wastegate out a bit to try and stop some of the boost creep I was having. Would definetly recommend them to anyo
  8. Thanks bud, yeah im aware of that however wont be doing any drilling. Just going to get the fittings welded ontop of the existing holes on the rocker.
  9. Fitted some new headlight bulbs to the car at the weekend. So much brighter now, a good improvement over the ones that were in there. Side lights Dipped beam Ive got some time off work over christmas so started doing some jobs on the car. I wanted to change the fuel injector seals as they looked perished and worn, so removed the injectors from the fuel rail and swapped the seals out for some fresh ones. I used a little bit of silicone grease on the new o rings to prevent them snagging. I fitted my new dizzy cap and rotor arm. I
  10. Hi Welton, I found it easier to remove the manifold and turbo together and separate them off the car. You might just want some offset ring spanners to remove the manifold to head nuts. Also you will probably need to remove the radiator for more room to work
  11. I've seen that Hurley race engineering offer a clean and flow test service Claymore 👍.
  12. Looks great this, nice work . Has the wastegate been ported at all or is it standard size? Be interested to see how it does on the dyno at td.
  13. Thanks buddy yeah sure is, missing driving it already but just not worth it with the winter road conditons. Hopefully be able to get some jobs done over winter ready for next year anyway .
  14. Haven't updated this in a little while, but taken the car off the road for winter now. Ideally need to get myself a garage space to keep it away from the elements but its tucked up on the driveway for now. Still I've had the chance to get a couple of small jobs done on the car recently. I wanted to remove the remaining part of the ac system and the two ugly pipes that are visible in the engine bay, so removed the glovebox and pulled out the ac condenser from inside the heater box. Was a bit fiddly but easily done, also picked up an non ac starlet grommit for the firewall . Very muck
  15. Looks awesome Claymore, super clean. Keep it coming .
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