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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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Damn, that's a very common hole!


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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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yep, i had one of those.
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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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haha luckily no, just some fairly rotten sound deadening. definitely wouldnt have touched the car if it was bad enough to have plant life growing in it...

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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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it seems to be fairly common, unfortunately. i cant bring myself to look at the otherside yet. thats a nice little collection you have there murran!

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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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Was contemplating de-bumpering the car, what do you think guys?

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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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I think it's a good look, especially with BBS spoiler. I did toy with the idea of making some quarter bumpers like the Mk1 Escorts.

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Re: Spartan, 2.5i convertion

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Yeah i do like it, will maybe wait and do it when i get the paint sorted so that anything lurking underneath can be sorted at the same time. Problem is, once they're off, they're off because I think the captive nuts or bolts (whichever) will break because they all nicely rusted.

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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Decided just to go ahead with de-bumpering the car, should be done tomorrow, as soon as it is i'll get some pics up.

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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Got round to de-bumpering the car today, and almost got it done, but came across a bloody annoying problem.
Pulled all the sound deadening out the boot, but half of it remained where it was, so now i have a fluffy boot!Is there an easy way to get rid of it, or will i just have to scrape it all off?
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such a stupid problem to have, basically i have to grind the last bolt off in the boot thats holding on the rear bumper, but i dont want to set the boot on fire!

Anyways this is what the front looks like, an improvement i think:
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And i've been promised the engine will be on a pallet tomorrow morning, happy days. Except i go to uni on saturday...

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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Looks good de-bumpered. Glad the pallet is finally on route. ;)

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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No bumpers FTW, it's how I roll with mine.
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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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a lot of rust where they used to be though, oh well

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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No bumper look really suits that front spoiler though. What is it? Looks a bit more unusual than the normal one's we see.

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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It's a kamei spoiler, and its pretty buggered, but its staying on until it disintegrates :lol:

Your engine arrived today :D cheers
unfortunately not going to have any time to fit it whatsoever, so will be done during the xmas holidays.

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cant wait to get it fitted and running. need to sort out a manifold, fuel pump etc now though

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Re: The Rust Rocket, 2.5i convertion

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found a turbo kit. shall i buy it? its tempting

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