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Old 25-07-2011   #16
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Re: the budget bravo.

sweet dude, glad the car is running good we should arrange a meet, im only 18miles from you
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Re: the budget bravo.

sounds like a plan, im in werrington so im the closer side of peterborough.
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Re: the budget bravo.

right, i had a god awful smell in the boot. smelt really musty. i had a rettle too so i took the carpet, the empty tool kit and the spare out....
it was full of tree cuttings so that was the nasty smell sorted and the rattke was because the spare wasnt bolted down and the jack, towing eye and the jack handle was loose too. rattle solved

because the rear wiper was snapped off ive decided to remove the motor and blank the hole off. easiest job ive done on it so far

while i had the carpets out cleaning i took the rest of the cheapy allarm out. ive never seen so much useless wire lol

Next on the list is to refurb the alloys. think that'll be sundays job.

Colour ideas for the rims?
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Old 26-07-2011   #19
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Re: the budget bravo.

matt black is the cheapest to buy from halfords.
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i like the idea of that. only thing im worried about is would matt black look too 'ratty'?
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Re: the budget bravo.

it looks fine if you use enough lacker. if not buy a different kind of black. i think black would suit your theme tho.
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i'll have a play with the black at the weekend
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Re: the budget bravo.

been an eventful day today, ive done the rings round the clocks white along with the needles (they look brilliant) took my better half to work and on the way back i really struggled getting second, it gradually got worse as the day ent on in all gears. i know the clutch has been noisy since i had it and i think today the release bearing has finally given up. so im spending the day with my daughter tomorrow and fitting a new clutch sunday. there should be pleanty of pics and quite a lot of swearing lol
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Re: the budget bravo.

Dont forget to check the clutch slave cylinder and have fun Get a pic of your white clocks sometime id like to see it.
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Re: the budget bravo.

to be fair i might replace the cylinder anyway just incase. i'll get some pics of the clocks on sunday when the cars in the garage.
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Re: the budget bravo.

A lot of car for not a lot of money, a capture well done! I haven't seen one of that year in that good of condition and I've seen a fair few...

Yes alarms are pointless with the immobiliser and they tend to fail after a few years

If youre going for a seat upgrade, you could get seats from an Alfa 147 3 door, I'm assuming you'll be keeping this one as a car They come in cloth or leather, your choice but any seat is better than the ones in these cars. A set of cloth seats can be as little as 20 for a full set, fronts and rears and are much nicer to sit into

Out of curiosity, what grommet did you use for blanking the wiper hole? I used one from a Ducato van, was the right size

I'll be watching this thread, best of luck with the car!
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Re: the budget bravo.

well, managed to do the clutch in 6 hours, not the easiest but not too bad... only problem is that ive lost reverse and i cant get the gear stick to sit back in the middle. i used the centre from an old office chair wheel for the rear window, i still love the car and i think i'll be keeping it. it was immaculate with no dents until i lost my rag when the gearbox trapped my finger, its got a lovely fist mark in it. not to worry though because ive got something special planned for it

Cheers m20b25, i'm keeping an eye on your thread and well done on it so far.
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Re: the budget bravo.

wooow 6 hours to change it yourself ? quick question how did it go with aligning the clutch ? as i dont have a fancy tool to do it...i bloody booked 3 days off work...but i suppose more days the more time i can take.
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Re: the budget bravo.

i bought a cheap draper tool last week when i did my father in laws focus clutch, only cost just over a tenner and is much easier and quicker.

it's taken 6 hrs to do the clutch but its taking me ages to find reverse again lol
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found reverse!! then lost it again!!!!! grrrrr....
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