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Old 04-03-2015, 08:31 PM   #11
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Great build!

Few things to do for definite to get the most out of the car.

1) rear anti roll bar is a must to stop the rear sag

2) Powerflex bush the bottom arms and the steering rack, makes a huge difference to the handling.

3) have fun! Lol I miss my 172 cup was a monster!
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Thanks mate, parts added to the "To Buy List"
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:51 PM   #13
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Got any bits fitted yet bud ?
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Got any bits fitted yet bud ?
Not yet mate, dropped calliper off at mates unit to get fitted, so hopefully that will have been done, if not will be before the weekend.

Starting on it around 10am Saturday morning with a mate, so should have plenty done by the evening.

- Remove the wretched window tints
- Full detail, including engine bay.
- Strip some interior
- Fit boot carpet
- Fit reg plate
- Fit Silvertek bulbs
- Fit replacement arch liners
- Fit washer jets
- Possibly spray spare Turini and figure out how best to fix it down
- Mop headlights

That should keep us busy.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:58 PM   #15
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Sounds good mate take lots of photos! Makes me want a new project, don't think the other half would allow it at the minute lol
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:49 PM   #16
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Looks nice that mate. Another cup owner here
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Right well what an evening I had, had a league badminton match about 50 mins from where I live, and it goes through Cheddar Gorge which I would add is an AWESOME road, so I thought good chance to use the FRP, so good to take it on on a really good run, so much more confidence in it than the Clio 182 (have however been driving it a lot longer, and the FRP gives soo much grip), anyway on the way back heard a loud scraping noise, pull over look under the car and the centre section of the exhaust has sheered off, was in the middle of no where 6 miles from home with no phone signal, This is where the importance of mentioning badminton came in, after scratching my head and swearing a lot a had an idea to snap one of my older racquets and managed to wedge it down the centre section and have enough over hang just to rest nicely in the Cat. couldn’t believe it worked, got me to my mates unit where I picked up my Cup 172, so looks like new cat is required, no doubt expensive.





Car drives REALLY tight and feels spot on pulls nicely and clutch and gears good, only drove it for 5 mins home, initial thing notice is the steering wheel is on the ****, but easy fix and getting the replacement wheel soon enough anyway. Roll on Saturday.
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As good as an excuse can get for a decat
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Best use for a badminton rachet i've heard of
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