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Old 01-03-2009   #16
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theres a big space where your engine should be

looks tidy bud, onto stage 2?
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That car looks really familiar ...
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i think you may well know it fraz , it is off a FF member, lol
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Quote Originally Posted by stuarty
theres a big space where your engine should be

looks tidy bud, onto stage 2?
i'll just flap randomly between all the stages when bits take my fancy, or i feel they need doing, seeing as i dont have nearly as much to do as i originaly intended
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Quote Originally Posted by Mrcento
i think you may well know it fraz , it is off a FF member, lol
Adz182 was it? Really, really tidy ... I want a Cinq for my collection now
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Quote Originally Posted by Eklipze3k
Adz182 was it? Really, really tidy ... I want a Cinq for my collection now
yup, thats the very one , honestly, its hard to believe the cinq and sei are really the same car underneath! the cinq is so raw compared to the sei... its a totaly different animal tbh
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Looks like a cracking example of a well modded Cinq. Has it beened RRed? I'm assuming with those mods it's pretty close to 80bhp?
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Looks well smart, great collection of mods as well
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Quote Originally Posted by muppet42
Looks well smart, great collection of mods as well
Ta, you should see how much it stands out, all the cars near me are black corsas, silver mondeos, grey scenics, black puntos and then a bright red cinq with a bodylength stripe, lol, couldnt be much more conspicuous tbh

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Looks like a cracking example of a well modded Cinq. Has it beened RRed? I'm assuming with those mods it's pretty close to 80bhp?
Doesnt seem to have been rr'ed, shame the rr was postponed this month! i'd say 80bhp might not be too far off tbh when the revs pick up it feels just short of the hgt pace wise, so with the weight difference in mind id guess its pushing about 75bhp give or take a couple of bhp, cam, manifold and remap, it will put about 85 i would guess , so fairly highly tuned over the 54bhp original
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the problems are all becoming clear now!!!

Gearbox off tomorrow if the weathers good, clutch quadrant is fractured, cable L end is showing signs of strain and the clutch is slipping slightly uphill.

The weight of the pedal tells me along with all the many other little signs the clutch and the bearings are close to shot. got a new clutch ready to go in, just got to get the hands dirty and fit it

Whats more concerning is the developing of a very light tappety noise under power from the top end over the past 3 days or so. Checked oil levels and it was a fraction lower than i'd like, (strange seeing as the oil was just replaced along with the head gasket done just before i got it and there is no signs of any leaks) so topped that up to be sure, but no better. took of timing belt guard and ran it, and it looks like there is a very slight uneven rotation from the camshaft, so im guessing there may be the need for either a new tensioner or cam in the not to distant future , i'll keep my eye on it for now.

Also there is slight movement in the steering wheel that shouldnt be there, it can be shaken up and down, side to side by about 1mm ,its tiny, but shouldnt be there!!, the wheel is attatched to the boss perfectly, but it looks like the boss is moving on column hub. will investigate that further this week but id guess worn column nut or column support bolts strained. it just passed the mot easily 3 weeks ago, so surely that should have been picked up?

That along with a new battery last week after the old one gave up in the cold weather forcing me to use an engine starter, which then also gave up in a car park have sealed my return to cinq ownership!!!

on the subject of mot's how the hell is this classed as an adisory?- car is fitted with lowered suspension and aftermarket wheels, but all appears to be correct. eh??????? whats that advising me of? lol
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quite a read that, and looking like a lot of work... good luck buddy
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sounds similar spec to mine bar from the rear disc and the 268 cam ..

Anyway got a picture of the rear ARB? sure just not a rear brace?

And how much was it ??

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sounds similar spec to mine bar from the rear disc and the 268 cam ..

Anyway got a picture of the rear ARB? sure just not a rear brace?

And how much was it ??

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betcha mines is probably lower though lol, mate used to run classic minis says he's never been so low in a car!

nope its defo a rear arb, i'll get some pics when im doing the clutch tomoz and its up in the air, gives me more room underneath to take pics

oh and the price... technically free as i took it as a part ex for the punto lol.

With refunds from insurance, money i got in the part ex set off against how much i originally paid for the punto..... lets just say if i was to sell the cinq even tomorrow in its current condition, i would make a very healthy profit
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defo a tidy cinq that !! Tbh, think the next stage us pretty much the turbo

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anyone any good with ice installs?, i've done car electrics before, (tho not much in the way of ice) this was on the cinq when i got it and im trying to sort it out but im totaly bamboozled at this one.

ive got 4 speakers, the front 2 appear to run straight off the stereo, which is also linked to an amp. The back 2 seem to run off this... only the back 2 arent workin at all. The amp is wired up correctly, getting power, speakers are wired up right from what i can see, but theres no sound. it looks like the old sub tbh has been badly butchered out of the system as i had to tidy it all up to stop wires shorting in the boot!!!

just wondering how common it is for rear speaker to be used purely as bass carrying speakers? thats the only way i can see it would be wired up like this.

i might just rip the whole thing out tbh, i only have it on occasionaly
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