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My FC vert project thread

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So I was talking to Simon (simo1) since September/October about this but I finally got to see it in mid December because he works abroad. I was lucky to buy from Simon cos he was honest and genuine about everything. And I also was there for the first drive of the auto to manual test drive that Jay and the lads in DI Motorsport did. Got the compression figures and the champagne test so all was good with the end. Took deliver in the first week of January. First job was a vacuum B217EC89-5993-47E2-8CFF-0470A8680683-443-000000435B6E8D77.jpg34E935D5-704E-4001-9268-1771EE3A9711-443-00000042F568B00C.jpg I then gave the body a serious polish with my DA just to make it shiny. Going from this E075422A-F218-43A8-8A78-EE5437032944-214-0000003860990729.jpg To this 954F5825-336C-402A-84AE-45DCEDEC26D5-214-0000003863B49523.jpg Simon told me to cop the fuck on and stop being anal about the car. I normally am very particular about paint jobs on cars but this doesn't need to be.....it's just a cool car! Then I got come BC's and tossed them on E15950F3-08F3-4D5B-9AAF-8CDB87BA8DF2-214-0000003965BC10DE.jpgEAAFFF73-7F0C-418C-A016-62C0301C1F07-214-000000396923A257.jpgFE648851-3929-4FDA-9286-1DDDB45CCD9E-214-000000396D95B597.jpg Fresh pads and I hit Mondello 45D16D2A-4BFC-4BAB-A931-5B792BB29528-890-000000903F057BD9.jpg That's my old exhaust off my civic hahaha 6B65B094-221E-4DD8-9F49-4D267E46CFE2-890-000000908F01DB9C.jpg Three laps in and the front lip blew off. My fibre glass job didn't obviously work EBEFBF43-BF16-4116-9F79-BC6385617042-890-00000090B7E29507.jpg But what a day!!! This car is far more fun then my civic track car I broke in September. Might not be as fast but more smiles per gallon :afro: The rear pads didn't last long so I had to change them. When to bed them in but since that drive its been running like a bag of nails. Have a feeling it's a blow gasket at the manifold. Haven't had time to sort it with college.... However..... I got two pairs of R33 GTR rims and fresh tyres 813B893E-C64E-4F82-B11E-F2C55C78F383-214-0000003B46C5A77D.jpg05654A27-B3BB-4D34-937A-9679CF00227E-214-0000003B4110E4AB.jpg13C7C2D0-716B-4EBF-A293-8865F38558A4-214-0000003B3B7DE37F.jpg And also... I have been messing with an S14a lip I got sent up from Cork Take a solider iron with blade attatchment AC471831-C758-4250-B66C-1D299714D667-586-0000006823AD6F1D.jpg The centre fits perfect once cut in three but the outer parts are too big So 8cms out of the vents 47B2B948-EC3C-4CAB-871C-5A3A82F2557A-586-000000682E507B7D.jpg Melted lip give something to work with 7C2038DE-3B0F-4E78-A69B-9A8DD84B6AF3-586-00000068426B0A58.jpg Using a different attatchment.... 219DCE88-6F6E-463B-A1E0-F6FE6070E3FD-586-00000069682ECB1A.jpg .....it can be smoothend out 7B804D94-EF4B-49E3-9413-DC7FF66F817B-586-000000685550C38F.jpg Bit of a sanding and heat gun to bring back the black 59E82D66-1827-4BF0-A489-C4AA8E3F7256-586-000000685BCFE889.jpg Next is to get that car running right and lower the front a wee bit more......college is busy with final 4 weeks so it's slow progress Thanks for reading

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Re: My FC vert project thread As I said in that thread... Depends if I'm in the country. I travel around europe quite a bit in the summer, racing, so I'll know closer to the date.

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Re: My FC vert project thread cool car, i nearly had that bought when it first came up for sale, theres a few parts from one of my old fc,s in that car now, great to see it is no longer auto, love the gtr wheels, good work .

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Re: My FC vert project thread Cheers I suppose I'll give it a quick update while I'm here Been busy with college so only working on it here and there for 20 minutes, half an hour at a time. Near the end of getting to the exhaust manifold. Everything is clear to remove the intake and the turbo. Once I get everything off ill order whatsoever needed and inspect the tips while I'm at it through the ports Rotarys are a cunt to work on! Hahaha....it's just a learning game :)

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