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Old 14-10-2010, 12:52 AM   #41
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Just some pics of new parts i have got hope u like carbon
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Old 15-10-2010, 02:01 PM   #42
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Liking this mate! love the history!

How many years has it been laid up if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 15-10-2010, 02:28 PM   #43
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hi mate loved looking at ya thread awesome car i did same with my cossie spent loads on it then laid it up for almost a decade never did it cross my mind to sell but everybody nagged me to sell but i didnt still got it and just put it back on road now when i was ready now enjoying car again so enjoy it when you put her back on road
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The car has prob been laid up 13 years now but it has been out of the garage run up a lot and washed and put away cheers for the comments lads got some nice cossies there.
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got some more updates coming this week .......
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Love the fact youve owned this since 93

carbon bits looks nice
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Yeah just kept hold of it hopefully i can get it out this year sometime just collected some bits for her over the years ,ive been clearing out my garage having a sort out paint up so i can do some work on her ,got another garage going up later this year but have to do it in the single one at mo ,

Been collecting some bailey stuff i know they are popular but got some for a good price...
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Another ebay find got this sometime ago good price aswell
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Been cleaning up the garage sorting shelves out paint the floor wired up the compressor today.Some more pics of the blingi got for her ..



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cracking read mate... 93' must have been the era that cossies were as common as imprezza's!
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Ace thread mate! thats dedication keeping her for so long! look forward to seeing more updates.
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cracking read mate... 93' must have been the era that cossies were as common as imprezza's!
yeah they were quite a few around then used to housewifes getting the shopping down at safeways etc .
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Ace thread mate! thats dedication keeping her for so long! look forward to seeing more updates.
Thanks for taking a look at my thread really gonna try hard to do some more work on her.
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Started to strip away the pipes, rad ,intercooler pipes ,loom etc today only got a few hrs on her but thinking about whipping the engine out to clean it up its not that dirty but gotta do a cam belt w/pump the rack and crossmember is a little tatty ? it needs a fan loom putting in so it would be easier well i dont know what to do how far am i going to go do i go and powder coat some of the the fr suspension got a bush kit to do replate the steel bit or just clean it satin blk from a tin DECISIONS

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Pace rad to go on got to be better than std

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:11 AM   #55
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Nice thread ,my twin brother had a saff cossy back then ,those were the days lol
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Thanks for the comments they were the good old days i think its time for me to sort her right out and do a few meets ,this year really enjoy her ....
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love it mate been a real labour of love there owning it that long!
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Yeah it is ,she is getting lots of it at the moment ...
you done any work on your car lately ...
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not really mate gave it a wash tonight just saving for a setup then its good to go lol
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Small update I've been pulling bits off the cossie first I've flogged the wheels.I have started to strip the Radner cooler out ,cam belt water pump verniers was going to just to put new water pump cam belt clean up the bay a bit and put the Bailey tanks in but I might just take the engine out give the bay a paint and tidy gotta do a new fan loom and the fr suspension needs a repaint or powder coat .was also thinking about a hydraulic clutch kit because I'm using a paddle clutch and it reallynis like an on off switch ??? It's really how much further I wanna go really .and the h/gasket been on there for years do I change it or is it the old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it ???? What do you think any advice for me .Neil

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No pics but got a mates engine crane now so hopefully have the engine out sometime this week ...

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Engines ready to come out just got the fuel pipe connector to do ,been having a clear up of garage because it's only a single one and being 6,2 18 stone I need room .Should post some pics up tomorrow ,got a cheap set of wheels maybe get her rolling again .Neil
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Been a little busy today undone the rest of the connections to the engine so she is ready to come out .Trying to label all the nuts ,bolts in zip bags so when it comes to powder coating blasting,clean up they will hopefully go back in the right place .
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Tomorrow i will get the clutch and flywheel off so i can mount her on my engine stand ,then i can start listing what gaskets i will need .


Took afew pics but alot have got lines thru them think its a corrupted sd card but some are ok


SOme more


Im working out of single garage just about enough room for you to get up the side just about got all my tools in there but as you can see compact..........


Got some work to do in the bay fresh lick of paint rewire fans and also seen the alternator lead has got a bit hot ,might put a hydraulic clutch as im running a paddle clutch ,the clutch is like an on off switch ....

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Been looking at parts on the eBay and web .First on my list is gaskets for the rebuild the head gasket that is on there is a grip a one but the block has been wire ringed .Can anyone recommend a head gasket type to use and need good quality gasket kit .cheers Neil
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Hi been busy in the garage tonight managed to get the clutch and flywheel off .Mount it on the engine stand .lots of parts to sort out got get a full gasket set etc,just dont know where to start.Thinking of sorting the engine out first here some pics.






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Popped into burtons today spoke to one of the guys at the counter about head gaskets and he has told me I am limited on what type I can use because of the wire ringed block can anyone recommend A suitable one please .neil
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Hi been back in the garage to take the head off and remove turbo and manifold, bores and pistons looking fine.











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Might have a bit of time on the engine today .the next job is to drop the oil out take off the sump check the oil pump and bearings.i have an old parts washer round the back of the house think I better get this up and running ,don't know where I'm going to put slowly running out of space. Neil
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looking good mate.
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Thanks a lot I'm giving it a good go at the moment should be in the garage later ,thanks for the encouragement .Neil
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H ad to have a little tidy up tonight cleaned up the workbench so much clutter in a small space ,with more parts coming off the engine aswell .

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Trying to keep all the nuts and bolts together so i can get them re dipped and cleaned painted.So i got some of those zip top bags to keep parts,nuts bolts so its not a guessing game when i`m re building .In past times pulling my hair out looking for bits .

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Got some wipe boards that the kids had so stuck them up on wall try and get a list down what i need to do to the car .
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Back to the engine got the sump off now and it looks very clean in there .The engine was built in 94 by bluesprint in maldon essex and has only done around 2000 miles if that but rather than just spruce it up a bit and then have to do the head gasket or something .


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Took the windage tray off to reveal a lovely knife edged crank .i must say cant remember who done this but it is a work of art .Some more pics to enjoy .Any comments wellcome and advice taken cheers Neil.






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Looking awesome fella, engine looks spotless

Going to keep an eye on this keep up the good work !!
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That crank looks nice, bet that was a nice find
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Looking awesome fella, engine looks spotless

Going to keep an eye on this keep up the good work !!
Cheers for the comments tarren long way to go ,loving that sapphire of yours flawless.Neil
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