Another Year, Another Project

Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:26 pm

Bought myself this between Christmas and New Year. It's a bit scabby but it has no rust anywhere on the body and it has a good roof, so It's a good base for a project. Plus it was cheap.

It's got some SPAX coilovers and a welded diff, other than that it's pretty much standard.

I'll be replacing the diff with a LSD, new set of wheels, a replacement front bumper and generally tidying everything up ready for summer.

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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby Andrew[MG] » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:52 pm

Looks a fun one for summer!

How is the Almera?
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:03 pm

The almera's immobiliser has shat itself, so I'm waiting on a new ECU coming for that which should sort it. It's currently on hold while that comes.
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby allandwf » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:24 pm

Great wee project, you can have so much fun in one of those. I miss my old 1.8.
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby KB_S1 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:04 pm

Is it a 1.6 or 1.8?

Looks good, love the original wheels.
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:15 am

It's a 1.6, pre '94 so the 115bhp model. I've had one before a couple of years ago and it was great.

Started some work on it tonight, got the interior out for a clean, it was pretty manky under the seats. Heres a before and after.

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Also had a look underneath, its in very good condition under there, will be undersealing it when I get a chance, it wont be driven through winter though.

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The original Daisy wheels are alright, but i prefer the hollow spoke Eunos wheels like these.

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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:29 am

This evening I fitted some speakers as the car had none at all when I bought it.

A good number of the wires were too short or split or missing completely so I broke out the soldering iron and got to work.
These cars have speakers in the headrests on the seats, which is handy for when the roof is down, someone had fitted speakers in there before but made a hash of cutting out the foam, nothing I can do about that, the new speakers sit in nicely anyway.

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Wires lengthened
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All done
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fitted the seat back in and only one of the speakers worked, so had a look at the plug underneath and found this
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Which was fixed easy enough
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Did the same with the door speakers
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And that was that, a fully functioning sound system. I even got the automatic aerial working again.

Had a rake around the boot area, This is where the only nasty bit of rust on the car is, because someone has fitted a standard battery but missed off the ventilation piping.
Found some manky rubber gloves in there too.

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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:19 pm

Bought some wheels today, so fitted them this evening, as well as changing over the steering wheel.

It gave me a chance to inspect the arches and inner arches. Still no rust anywhere.

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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby Angelus » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:33 pm

Looking good...... :D
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby terzo neil » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:16 pm

at first glance of the old gloves

thought they were used condoms
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby m1key » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:30 pm

terzo neil wrote:at first glance of the old gloves

thought they were used condoms

I'd see a doctor.
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby m1key » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:31 pm

kieranv wrote:This evening I fitted some speakers as the car had none at all when I bought it.

A good number of the wires were too short or split or missing completely so I broke out the soldering iron and got to work.
These cars have speakers in the headrests on the seats, which is handy for when the roof is down, someone had fitted speakers in there before but made a hash of cutting out the foam, nothing I can do about that, the new speakers sit in nicely anyway.

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How cool is that!!!
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:06 pm

Testing out the new gopro this morning

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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby Angelus » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:36 pm

OO00oooo, which model go pro?

Car looks good so far. :D
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Re: Another Year, Another Project

Postby kieranv » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:03 pm

It's just the basic hero. Does the job fine for me, that was the first time I've used it though. Toying with the idea of taking the car out next month but I want to try and keep it away from any salt on the roads.
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