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  1. Since last update i've just been driving it and enjoying it. well, as much as you can enjoy and automatic 4M but whatever.... its fast approaching time to paint this car. and with that in mind its time for some new wheels. rear wheels that have a neg 15 offset so they wont fit on the back. only one thing for it, narrow the diff. ive had this disk brake diff lying around for ages and its time to use it. to do so i need to remove about 15-17mm per side. this small amount means i dont have to do anything to the axels save trim about 10mm off the end. ansd as far as the housing goes, all i need to do is move the spring perches. everything else can move in with the ends. the lower control arms will just need to have a bit of flex in the bushes and ill make a shorter panhard rod for it and everything is gravey. pictures of things, checking i could push the axels 15mm further into the spiders. 2020-09-22_08-44-55 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-22_08-45-05 by sheepers, on Flickr 15mm cutting guide, 2020-09-22_08-45-17 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-22_08-45-24 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-22_08-45-32 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-22_08-45-40 by sheepers, on Flickr
  2. All back together now. Had a turbo shit off a time getting the heater hoses back on because some idiot stuffed a huge motor right in the way. New clutch (remember that, the reason we pulled it apart in the first place) is really good, it's a tiny bit grabby at take off but it's not really bedded in at all so I don't know if this will get better or worse. Also i have connected the boost control pipes around the wrong way so it's free boosting up to about 30psi. Easy fix that. I drove it to work.
  3. put the motor back in. did some wiring tidy up and some other shit to. put a new core in the radiator because it had a leaking tube. that was a cunt of a job. then i went to fill it up with water and the heater core tubes were cracked. not surprised really, ive never had the heater out of this car in the 20 years ive had it and the brass tubes get a fucking workout everytime i take the motor out what with getting the hoses on and off. so out with the heater box and repair the core. the tubes themselves were all out of shape and deformed so i was able to reshape them back to round and tidy them up so thats good. it'd be nice to get this thing back on the road some time soon, this clutch replacement has taken fucking ages. 2020-08-24_09-04-40 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-08_07-43-55 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-08_07-44-09 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-08_07-44-16 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-08_07-44-25 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-09-08_07-44-32 by sheepers, on Flickr
  4. All I can tell you is feed it. Put in way more risers then you think and make the Ingate how the foundry tell you, apart from that it really is a case of just trying it and seeing what happens. Maybe use bigger filters thn you think too? Each foundryman is going to have their own way of doing things and most of the time, if they're any good, they'll know what they're on about.
  5. Yea the old "suck it and see" method of production improvement, 60% of the time it works every time. And yes you'd be hard pressed to find a foundry they you could just walk up to the door and get your mould poured straight away.
  6. excellent news on the good casting result. have made many patterns and tried to get castings to work in various sizes and levels of complexity before and i know how hard/frustrating it can be so great work man. the foundry you're using look like they know their shit too which always helps.
  7. ha! feel the pain of trying to do anything with these pieces of shit
  8. right. tiles finished. i am NEVER going to lay those cunt fuck shithole bastard things ever again. concrete dust can get fucked right in the arse. and the fucking piece of shit tiles are like fucking glass. you so much as tap them when they're not fully seated and they break. how do you seat them in the sand? you have to tap them into place. cunt arse shit fucking bastards. but i never have to lay another one ever again so thats good. a meter and a half of top soil gets delivered tomorrow and we'll push that around until we lose it. 2020-08-20_05-38-41 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-08-20_05-38-48 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-08-20_05-38-34 by sheepers, on Flickr
  9. yea, your right it might sag. it is held together with 100mm long 12 gauge screws at every joint so it might be ok, hasn't moved yet. i guess time will tell.
  10. Got tiles delivered this morning so after work Rhona and I got to placing them. Not as flat as id like but they are sure to settle a bit so no matter. Now the hard bit of cutting all the edges.
  11. i still dont see why? 90% of the area is under a roof and the bit that isnt is permeable, just like if it was grass. which it was before and it never flooded? anywho, yesterday and today i did much work. 2 cubes of sand delviered and spread, screeded to some sort of level that compacted. then leveled again and compacted again. and today i Rhona and i painted the thing. the pics are shit because sunny but you might get the idea. im really happy wiht how a coat of paint makes it blend into the house so much better. concrete tiles get delivered tomorrow so tomorrow night after work ill start placing them. 2020-08-16_03-43-42 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-08-16_03-43-35 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-08-16_03-43-22 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-08-16_03-43-08 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-08-16_03-43-16 by sheepers, on Flickr
  12. there's no fall, or at least not very much but yea why? That's the whole idea of using a concrete tile with holes in it.
  13. Fuck the 40 had boulders in it that caused me grief. 60 would have been an absolute cunt