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#1 Haston

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:12 AM

[color=rgb(20,20,20);font-family:'PT Sans', Arial, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(252,252,255);]Hi Everyone, thought it was about time I created a thread to show the car a little more and track the progress and changes to it.[/color]

 

[color=rgb(20,20,20);font-family:'PT Sans', Arial, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(252,252,255);]So far the changes are......[/color]

[color=rgb(20,20,20);font-family:'PT Sans', Arial, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(252,252,255);]Rear discs and pads[/color]

[color=rgb(20,20,20);font-family:'PT Sans', Arial, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(252,252,255);]Painted rear calipers[/color]

Wrapped Centre in black velvet wrap

EGR Delete - just need the cheater now

 

To do......

Fit LED sidelights and number plate lights

Fit VSE

Buy and fit new rear toe links as the current ones rattle once the car is warm

Wrap the dash trim

Going to do a chain over the winter 

and eventually supercharge 

 

[color=rgb(20,20,20);font-family:'PT Sans', Arial, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(252,252,255);]Here's a few of the car....[/color]

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#2 turboluca

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:20 AM

Welcome , nice exhaust !!

#3 james_ly

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

Nice car, yellow definitely the best colour!



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

Hi and welcome to the forum. Your car looks nice. IMO though I would make your Toe Links the next priority. I would have changed them first.



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:12 AM

That looks fantastic!



#6 Haston

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:55 AM

Thanks guys,

 

Yeah the toe links are priority will hopefully have the funding in place in the next 2 weeks to buy one of the rose joint kits.

 

To be honest I wanted a yellow one over all the colours but never expected to get on :D  



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:57 PM

P.S. Any advise on toe link kits I would be very grateful for.



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:29 PM

Elise parts now (rather annoyingly after forking out for the standard ones at full price) do their own ones at a cheaper price point. While I admit cheaper is perhaps not what you want to hear, they are oe replacment ones and cost about £25 each I think. My friend changed to them prior to a day at Anglesey and he didn't crash and set on fire. I think of them as a 2 yearly consumable. I worry slightly that a bigger kit may cause insurance issues if it came to light they were the cause of an accident. I have no doubt in their increased strength but dislike insurance companies' attitudes to slight modifications.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:58 PM

Welcome, looks like a nice clean one!

 



#10 Haston

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:52 AM

My local Vaux garage quoted £126 per arm with links an say they no longer supply the links only. I saw the ones on Elise parts but the engineer side of me is telling me to wait and get the rose joint kit.

 

I'm planning on trying to get the clam shell off in the next week to look at changing the exhaust and removing the pre cat  :) so I'll begin removing the links then.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:55 PM

If you've not had the rear off before get a can of penetration fluid and give all the bolts you can get to a good soak in it.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:55 AM

Welcome! Check out my project thread (project LY 087). I'm doing/done very similar items to your list! :)

#13 Haston

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:49 AM

I'll get the WD at the ready!

 

Welcome! Check out my project thread (project LY 087). I'm doing/done very similar items to your list! :)

 

 

I'll have a wee search looks like you're not too far away from me.

 

Does anyone know the primed VX coupe from Stratford seen it around a few times?? 



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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:02 PM

Yeah, that's Tommobot on here. He's SC'd as well. We used to got to the midlands meets when they were on. 

 

That's 5 VX's around Stratford now!



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:08 AM

My girlfriend spotted a silver one a couple of months ago,also said hello to an elise owner in the morrisons petrol station and told him I was getting my VX the end of that week he was saying his mate had a one......don't think he believed me to be honest :mellow:  



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:51 AM

So a small update the postman has delivered my rear toe link kit from Elise Shop so they will be getting fitted in the next few days so I can get it back out the garage and being used.

 

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The last few days I've got round to removing the pre cat and fitting the VSE. Just need it back on the road now to go find a tunnel 

 

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Some weight in the old back box is it worth selling?

 

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 03:52 PM

I'll get the WD at the ready!

 

Welcome! Check out my project thread (project LY 087). I'm doing/done very similar items to your list! :)

 

 

I'll have a wee search looks like you're not too far away from me.

 

Does anyone know the primed VX coupe from Stratford seen it around a few times?? 

 

Primed!?  :huh:  Ha everybody says that, I'll have to go for a much more 'vibrant' colour next time...



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:48 AM

 

I'll get the WD at the ready!

 

Welcome! Check out my project thread (project LY 087). I'm doing/done very similar items to your list! :)

 

 

I'll have a wee search looks like you're not too far away from me.

 

Does anyone know the primed VX coupe from Stratford seen it around a few times?? 

 

Primed!?  :huh:  Ha everybody says that, I'll have to go for a much more 'vibrant' colour next time...

 

Yeah I have seen that primed one in Stratford; when you going to paint it mate?  



#19 Haston

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:51 AM

Guessing it's plasti dipped ?? spotted it months ago when it was all rubbed down.



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Posted 17 July 2015 - 11:56 AM

Pretty sure its primer (I helped him with it).  If definitely looks like primer so must be!  :poke:






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