My Cosworth X Pack

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  1. Trophy Blue

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    Just a few teasers of my pride and joy. Hayward and Scott finished my exhaust. 4 inch outward rolled. I can't wait to fire her up next weekend.
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    you have a few bits and pieces that are not yet shiny under the hood :rolleyes: .
    BTW: fantastic looking car.
     
  3. Trophy Blue

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    Thank you
    I know tempted to to go t4 turbo and make it shine haha.
    Plus that's an old pic of engine, a few shiny extra bits have been added haha.
     
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    looks good, is it just the picture or does it sit higher than normal?
     
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    Thank you.
    It's on single leaf at back.
    Fronts are on gas coilovers which need setting up.
    So think the front is a tad high.
    Just got to work out where all the vacuum hoses go and I'm ready to fire.
     
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    Stunning colour, those wheels look good too. Haven't seen a cosworth style rear spoiler on a Capri for a while but it works really well with the X-pack. Nice one.
     
  7. Trophy Blue

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    Cheers it's Trophy Blue MG/Rover colour.
    Been a long time making so glad it's coming together now. All my plans are blending nicely. Well apart from bank balance haha.
     
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    Looking very sharp !! love the colour its retro with a modern twist
     
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    Taking shape now. Just ordered a set of digital dash pods from Calvin. Next month rewire
     
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    Nice colour, what diameter and offset wheels are you using, it's nice to see some different wheels from the norm and they look god.
     
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    Where did you get the rad/intercooler and how much?
     
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    Cheers they are 16's 0et with hub centric spacers. Sit perfectly now.
    Xxr wheels.
     
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    Had rad, intercooler and header tank custom made by pro alloy all RS500 spec. Cost came to around £1800. They had the car for about a week.
     
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    New dash in
     
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    Looking good!! Really nice shade of blue!
     
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    Cheers just after a good black carpet now. Then I can box up the inside.
     
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    New headlights going in and clear indicators.
    Sound deadening this weekend too.
     
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    Came close to taking a sledgehammer to the engine today.
    Checking over things before my seats come back on Wednesday.
    Only to find the head gasket has gone.
    Not a good day.
     
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    blessed be the head gasket for it knows when to give up and say to thou i need attention and thou shall give it to me
     
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    Lol, Very true, engine was getting jealous of the new interior I think lol.
    Still easy fix, just very time consuming which I lack at the moment.
    Going to try for August shows still.
     
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    mines sat for a while now and when i looked at it it said "fix me you lazy arsed bastard" so i think its getting the hump better start on it .... soon
     
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    Shame about the head gasket. If there were other things you could improve while fixing that, it would be more of an opportunity, but you've already got it so nice....A head gasket was the stimulus when I did sledge a car once, hit every body panel at least three times, then fixed the gasket and raced it until the timing belt slipped and bent the valves. But it wasn't a Capri. Not a Capri!
     
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    Where did you get the interior done in the end
     
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    Was so close lol. Thank you.
    Going to get head skimmed ported and polished. So not all’s bad I guess. There is a few niggles I have with it so can address them too ( mainly cleaning up).
    Just hope the pistons are ok.

    Lee’s trim shop about 5 miles up the road from me.
    He fitted my headliner too last month. Just over 2k for everything.
    Gone for a brooklands look with blue piping.
    Will load up some pics when the come back.
     
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    sounds awesome looking forward to seeing it
     
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    Update got the head back last week. Thought I would clean block. Then noticed that’s cracked arrrgh.
    Still hope to make 17th. Just won’t look as pretty as I’d hope for but engine will be fixed.
     
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    i have my engine stripped down as well and got a crack in crank so need new one
     
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    Just hope that there is no more hidden setbacks for both of us. New block getting picked up tonight.
    Then hone bores and refit next week.
     
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    Sneak peek of the seat

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    Looks very nice
     
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    Thank you, one in, wasn’t sure on colour at first but it’s growing on me.
    Now to get the engine sorted.
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    That’s a nice looking seat :)
     
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  34. Clockwork Orange

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    excellent looking seats, and a nice looking texture to the leather ..
    my Dad has a 280, and I hate the seats, any time I'm in the car I feel like I am skiting all over the place - in that his seats are excellent to look at and to sit in, unless the car is moving ..
    your ones look like theres a bit of grip about them .. Nice Job ..

    Also nice to see you figured out how to stick some photos up ..
    when you do upload and get the Icons in place .. hit the [Full Image] button before saving the post .. then the pics fill the width of the page ..
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  35. Trophy Blue

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    Thank you. Still worried about the colour. Told him brooklands raven black ? They came back in grey.
    Just with black carpet and dash it makes them look blue/grey.
    The style and texture is exactly what I wanted, as you said, didn’t want the slippery stuff lol.
    Thanks for the picture sizes will remember for next time.
     
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    My interior is also quite dark so I used the chrome trim to give a bit of contrast. I had the seat panels made with alcantara for durability and the sides in leather. I think the blue piping gives nice detail.

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    Nice they look great, shame mine aren’t black. Which is what I asked for. £2000 it’s cost me.
    They look black when he sent me this whilst building them.
     
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    They look black in the first picture and grey in the second strange. Could just be the light ?
     
  39. Trophy Blue

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    Poor picture he took. Low light making them look darker.
    Don’t want him to dye them as that never looks right.
    One thing after another this week.
     
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    Grey and blue are still a nice contrast. Maybe change the carpet, dash back to grey.

    Have you spoke to the guy who did the work ?
     
  41. Trophy Blue

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    Don’t like the idea of grey dash. Especially after the work I put in getting a black one and dying all the other bits.
    He won’t reply to my messages.
    Hopefully he will call back tomorrow.
     
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    My daughter had her T4 completely retrimmed, the door cards were awful, l think he thought he was only dealing with a young lady, I'll get away with a near enough job. I told her to take them back and to explain that the whole point of having the van retrimmed was so that it was a pleasant place to be. I told her to ask him, if he had taken the door cards to a trimmer and this was the work he turned out, would he be happy. Give him his dues, he said no, and re did them, 2nd time around, initially from pictures he had sent, they looked ok, but l went with my daughter to collect them, this time he had redisigned the design of the door card, which looked wrong. This time my daughter was fuming. She even saved the measurements and sketches on her phone and he had just did what he wanted to do.
    I had a little chat with the trimmer, all very pleasant, and explained that yet again he hadn't done he job he had promised to do, his excuse was that he had never done T4 door cards before and that he didn't realise they were so complicated.
    He promised to redo the door cards for a third time to the design she gave him, a week later and he presto, exactly what she wanted, not far off perfect, total time from start to finish, 14 weeks.

    What l am trying to say is, you haven't got what you asked for, you are the customer, l would go back and ask him to re do them, you'll never be happy with them, it will always niggle at you, that they cost 2k and you didn't get what you asked for.
     
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    I would if he picked up his phone.
    I still owe him £50 he said ping the rest tomorrow. Then he said jokingly I know where you live. (Wish I knew where he did lol)
    Will give him a go tomorrow and tell him I always said Raven with blue piping. Not grey.
    The spray can he got to dye door card says dark blue. surely that would make something click.
    Hope to come to some sort of arrangement.
     
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    It's a real shame the trimmer didn't steam the leather when fitting as it takes up all the sagginess out of the leather and pulls it tight.... the old ways are still the best ways!
     
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    We had this one to, where he wouldn't answer his phone, so l found out what car he drove and knew that he was in his unit, he would lock his doors and pretend he wasn't there, you could actually hear his phone ringing, but he wouldn't come to the door, when he wanted money for materials, he suddenly appeared like Mr Ben, wtf, l have since discovered another high quality trimmer, but he comes with a few warnings, could be a good profession to get into or perhaps not.
     
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    Kinda sorted it. He came over and I said maybe if we do door cards in black it would look a lot better. Will settle for blue/grey seats. Don’t want to dye them as they can sometimes look odd.
    Bought an engine block from Harvey Gibbs so should be on the road for dunton show.
     
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    Been out of action for a bit due to operation. So my last week off work, it’s getting finished.

    Door cards with components ready.
    Bit annoyed with my trimmer again. He Put too thick board on insert so had to fight and make armrests fit. Then noticed he used a huge clip that’s slightly sticking up.
    Will do for now.
    Just the dash and head unit to put in today.
    Hope to MOT Wednesday or Thursday.
     
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    really good to see you back on it Trophy and the motor is really looking the dogs danglies bud
     
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    few more bits to fit up inside. Tickford dash not fitting 100% but good enough for this year.
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    Reverse camera kinda needed with limo black windows and whale tail spoiler haha.
     
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    love the rear camera idea
     
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    8am on a Sunday. Down the MOT station please pass .
     
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    She passed but steering rack has now gone all knocking and locking.
     
  53. Clockwork Orange

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    nice one on the pass ..

    but dang on the steering issues .. what steering rack involved.. normal manual, or a power rack ..
    go chat with Martin Pawson @ Capri Gear first ..
     
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    as said have a chat to Martin as im sure he can hook you up
     
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    Thank you. Manual rack. Hope to take the boots off and grease it up. If I have to replace it I will probably do corsa b electric.

    coil over is a mystery at the moment.
     
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    grease up the manual rack or direct replace ..
    am not a fan of those electric columns, doesn't help with the turning ratio, just make the steering over light..
    the benefit of proper power steering is the enhanced lock-to-lock ratio ..
    you could always run an electric pump to save on drive belts ..
    theres a cracking article in the Technical Archive by Anthony, how he modified a Pinto to power using a 28/3ltr rack ...
     
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    She is back on the road, in need of a good remap. Grove in Hornchurch or field motorsport in woodham. I think.
    Would love to take it to Mr Gibbs SCS but too far away really (peterborough).
    Suspension and steering sorted. Rear rubs if it’s a bumpy road. So may look to raise it up a little.
    Few tidy up bits too.
    All ready for some meets/shows. When we are allowed.
     
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    Looks real tidy in the pics there, bit of a vivid blue that, very nice
     
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    Thank you. Giving it a blue tinted wet on wet primer really helped.
    Those blues can be like piss and not cover well.
     
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    Stunning car, love those seats,
     
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    little update, booked car in at grove garage for a remap. ( was running awful .
    Few niggles need sorting, but should get her back running in a week or so.
    Rear rubs a fair bit but want to keep tyre size as big as possible.
    Would these be any good ?
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272508177276
     
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    The initial issue, is probably worn springs, and your lack of arch clearance, the items you are thinking of will only mask the issue, if the front part of your chassis is solid, it's fairly straightforward to fit a pair of new springs, just methodical spannering.
    Plus those shackles will give you a very vague and twitchy back end, but that's nothing out of the unusual for a Capri.
    Hope you get it running healthy and your rear sorted.
     
  67. Trophy Blue

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    Thank you. It should not be too hard to change springs as I bought a second hand lsd with attached springs and x frame. So bolts are fresh to chassis. Will give new ones a go as Christ knows how old they are haha.
     
  68. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    oh my God no.. !!
    all that will happen is the rear of your springs will be forced into the wrong arc, and your car will handle like a shopping trolley!
    as per Mr Sideways - new springs will hold it up properly, or..
    I used monroe load-leveller shox (LLB668), the ones with a built in coil spring .. my car was up in the air for a while with new 28i springs fitted, but the settled down well, I then put on my 1inch blocks and the coil-overs..
    fitted in 1998, still going well in 2005 - new shox found, and so made it to 2010.. they will be getting re-fitted ..
    LL668 d - extended & components .JPG

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    you cannot buy them new anymore, but you could have a word with AVO or GAZ to see what they can come up with !
     
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    Thank you will give a go. I have Gaz coil overs on front and Gaz rear shocks on rear. Will order some new leafs.
     
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    What wheel and tyre combo are you running ?
     
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    245/45/16 rear
    225/40/16 front (I think, car away at mo)
    xxr wheels 8 wide I’m pretty sure.
     
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    I had the same problem with my tyres catching and ended up with 205 /50 tyres on a 15 x8 wheel seams to have sorted it now
     
  73. Trophy Blue

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    Was thinking of dropping rear tyres to same as fronts. Or grind out a bit more fibreglass and re- shutz the arches.
     
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    Tyre size is the best way
     
  75. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    245/45 = wall height 110mm
    225/40 = wall height 90mm
    So not much, 20mm extra radius over the fronts, but may just create the difference.. also consider the extra weight over the rear axle, the gfk wings and the rear wing, battery?
    So you may need to up the damping rates to slow the suspension travel a bit
     
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    Will see when I get her back and have a play, think 20mm difference will do the trick.
    Got Gaz on rear so set them up right and I might ( fingers crossed ) be good to go.
     
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    Still not got it back yet. Booked in 18th September. Had an earth problem. But he hasn’t had a chance to get on it properly.
     
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    Getting the hump now, car still not back. Every week I have called. I get “ Not had a chance yet”
    It was only meant to be in for a week. Yes it had some other niggles but over 2 months now for a remap.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    hmm..
    just get it back mate, do not get stung..
    no work carried out and no bill to be paid,,
    get the fecher home,,
    sounds like you being played.. phone them up tell them yore coming to collect, take no bull .. in Fact, take some Mates !!
     
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    me mammy said that too. Take the boys down, 2 are police and big buggers lol.
    Gonna go down there Saturday. Catch him off guard and tell him I’m taking it home now.
    Will pay him for what little work he has done.
    I would never keep someone’s car that long.
    Will save up and send it to Harvey Gibbs in Peterborough.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    methinks he pulling your wire..
    make sure he is open.. get a friend to phone blind asking if they're open, so he can come in with a problem to be looked at..
    when you all turn up, should be interesting !

    oh aye, take spare keys just in case he gets silly !!


    Good Hunting !
     
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  82. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

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    I hate garages that promise the world and in return give you nothing, it's why I fix my own, can't remember the last time I went to a proper garage, think it's a case of The Good, the bad and the ugly unfortunately.
     
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    Get is done by someone reputable like HG, poor mapping can result in a blown engine
     
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    I always work on my own too paint and engine building. But mapping and electrics is beyond me think that’s why he taking the pee now. still can’t believe 2 months for a remap.
     
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    as said your getting played by the sounds of it just go pick it up no work no bill
     
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    All he has apparently done is changed an earth wire. Checked fuel lines and pressure. Maybe drained tank as I put 95 in ( hold my hands up on that one). Other than that he has been too busy. Still can’t understand why he booked me in if too busy.
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    NO = dont even consider compassion..
    go get your Capri back..
     
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    go get it and also check it right over for any damage what so ever, and make sure it fires up before you load it up it was a runner when it went in so should be a runner on the way out
     
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    Well got down there. He was working on a tailgate of a 4x4. Said oh it’s you.
    My reply was is mine going yet.
    Working on it in between.
    I asked if I could drive it home now.
    GG. Not really as I’m in between bits on it. Be done by Christmas don’t worry.
    Me. Christmas?! I need it for next week.
    GG. Ok next Saturday then. Once I’m on it it won’t take long.
    Thinking it’s Already taken over 2 months.
    As it didn’t drive I left it there. Going to call him Thursday to say I’m booking a recovery truck to go get it either way on Saturday. Which will cost me £80. Will go down there with truck. To make sure things are ok.
     
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    anyone who address someone as “oh you” Is clearly not interested in doing the right thing

    He isn’t doing that for next weekend, I would have just taken it there and then.

    no doubt he’ll get COVID next week and have to self isolate, seams to be the newest excuse going around.

    what company is it
     
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    Been waiting for the covid one. If he does I will go mad. Either way it’s coming home with me on Saturday. Few weeks ago it was it’ll get done in next lockdown.
    The sapphire he had down there Last month was the reason mine wasn’t done because the owner of sapphire wanted it back so was going to finish that first.
    Guess what, it’s still there 8 months now on that one.
     
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    Remove, go to HG and put it on the credit card fook it, if you don’t it will still be there in March with a whopping bill which he will try and shaft you on.

    I mean who books work in then doesn’t do it ?
     
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    Gonna Mr Gibbs tomorrow
     
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    Had a garage near to me, he worked on E Types and other exotica, my mate wanted some simple work doing, 3k later, car hardly progressed, then he shut up shop, owed lots of rent and bills, but he proceeded to hide the cars all around Staffordshire, I actually recovered my mates after a month of goose chases, the E Type is a court case.
     
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    Wee update. Went down the last Saturday, wasn’t able to drive. Said I needed for next week .
    Monday got a call, he was on it and wiring was and absolute mess. Earth melted on ecu plug too. Fuel pump was shot as well.
    Said he will do his best for next Saturday (today). Called today and he was really helpful and explained everything he has had to do to get it ready for driving/mapping. So this time next week she will be home and running perfectly. Well apart from wheel rub which I know about. Also was told about the scrub ratio front wheels are pushed out and will make steering harder and may handle worse. Something to bear in mind.
    So next job is the 2.8 rack to help a bit.
    garage is getting a tidy up tomorrow ready. So she can be tucked in for the winter after a few dry test drives if possible.
    2 months late but as he said it will be a weapon once it’s done. Kinda worth the wait.
     
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    Good news in 2020 thats a first lol
    Good to hear its getting sorted Mr TB, been to long should have been done a long time back, just watch the bill
     
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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    we have seen your posts so far... that fucker is turning you over...

    are you really sure he is on your side ???
    If it was mine, would already be home in my garage... working or not ..
     
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    He has apologised today for taking so long. I admit I have been way too soft.
    But he is as excited as me to get it mapped now. Promised me it will be done midweek. I can’t collect until Saturday due to work.
    Rough price today didn’t seem too bad considering the headache with wiring and new pump. Plus he going to knock some off for delay.
    Lesson learned never let things go on this long again.
     
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    not going to pry on the price thats between you and him but if your happy and your car is getting done , really good news bud
     
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    Finally getting done. Garage is all clean and ready. Got to paint my mates daughters car before mine comes home. Couple of late nights. But helps pay for mine. Win win.
     
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