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thats a lovely inner sill and sill repair.

 

MArkmarkthree on here is tackling very similar job, ill point him to this thread

 

the copy sills are good pressings (looks like oldpartsstore ones)

 

are you putting an inner brace on b post area sill

 

i reckon its needed on 4 doors

 

it transfer the load on b post, stops the b post twisting when you open doors

 

 

 

pete

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Never would have thought it was that bad, looks like a great job though.

 

I knew it was bad there but not as bad as it proved to be, especially under the rear seat/support, yeah Andy the chap who works for my friend has done a cracking job, think i was more of a hindrance than help but he was too polite to say lol

 

 

thats a lovely inner sill and sill repair.

 

MArkmarkthree on here is tackling very similar job, ill point him to this thread

 

the copy sills are good pressings (looks like oldpartsstore ones)

 

are you putting an inner brace on b post area sill

 

i reckon its needed on 4 doors

 

it transfer the load on b post, stops the b post twisting when you open doors

 

pete

 

 

I'll pass that on Pete, he really has done a cracking job, i got the outer sill and inner off a company on eBay and the floor section was a recommendation off here, pete's panels i think with out looking back, i don't think he has put anything extra inn but now its done you can hear the difference in the door shutting if that makes sense lol

 

 

Cheers for the comments guys, hopfully all the fab and metal work will be complete today, i dropped in this morning as i wasn't able to be there due to looking after my daughter and they were confident that it would be so hopfully the old beast will be solid on that side for a while :)

 

Cheers

 

Mike

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More work done and we know have a solid floor! Whoop whoop lol

 

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as you can kinda see he also had to do a couple small footwell repairs too, so all the metal work is done now, just gotta little tidying, sealer and primer, Result!

 

The other part of this was also the wiring of the injection, i had wiring but thats manly because i never do it, but again a chap who works for my Friend is a guru of all things engine wise, he started today and so far had to mod the engine mount slightly to get the manifold fitting 100% properly, he's gonna use a hole underneath it for the air temperature sensor as well, he's sorted the throttle cable and he's going to use the original efi loom I gave him and mate it to the mega to make it look neat and factory, far more than i expected but am more than happy with.

 

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That's all we got so far.

 

Cheers for following

 

Mike

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.....great chopping and welding very pro.

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Cracking on dude. Looks the biz. :lol:

 

Cheers dude

 

 

.....great chopping and welding very pro.

 

 

He's had more than enough practice on this one lol

 

 

the metal work is all done now, sealed and primed so full focus on wiring in the new management and setting it up :)

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Excellent work! It'll last another 40 years ahead now! looking forward to seeing the engine back up and running! :thumbup:

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Well, It looked very bad to start with but it seems you have a good team around you to do a great job in repairing the old girl. DAD... :thumbup:

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Well update time

 

Car's been back with me a couple weeks and I've had next to no time to really touch it sadly, managed a few little bits and bobs but i'll start with the current state of play,

 

Whist At my friends the sill as you've seen has been completed and sealed up, all i need to do is paint it, the Management has been all wired in except the MAP sensor, we did'nt think we needed one but unfortunately this current version dose, also a bummer was my fuel pump, its naff lol so currently waiting on a new/2nd hand replacement, Whilst back i've managed to work out a better top hose and also a mounting point for the MAP sensor, i'll quit waffle and share some pics

 

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This was all what my friend has done, since then i have made the MAP bracket (forgive the roughness lol will make it better once i know it works) so here is the small amount i've managed

 

MAP Bracket building

 

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Now we had made a top hose but there was'nt much movement in it which was a little concerning in case of bumps and such so take two

 

A friend dropped of a big box of hoses

 

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i then tried for room with a couple of induction hoses, loads of room lol

 

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Thats where we are, cheers for following, hopefully get more time and be a better update soon.

 

Cheers for following

 

Mike

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Wow its been AGES since i updated this and there is a good reason, i've been busy lol, not just with the car but the family.

 

Last i left we had just got the car back and made a crude MAP bracket, was waitnig a new pump and was plotting induction pipes.

 

Since then we wired the MAP sensor in and also fixed the old pump, was just a loose connection we found when we removed it, WIN! so came the moment to start it and it well started and over fueled like a over fueling thing lol, while we waited on expert help team tech expert Andy downloaded a commom tuner program and we had a go ourselves at tuning it, it did'nt quite go as planned lol and we ended up going from over fueling to no fuel lol, after much head scratching and how to for dummies we finally found what we changed and a couple of clicks later, bingo some further fettling with some settings saw it idle of a fashion and allowed me to run it up the road under its own steam and on injection for the first time, noe its soon to be off to the rollers to get set up properly Woohoo, Unfortunetly its gonna miss cortina day which was the date i set to have it done by, well cortinas at the ace was but tina day was the main aim, but hey at least its working now :)

 

I'll post some pictures now to save my waffling lol

 

Wireing the MAP

 

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And fixing the pump

 

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Out came the laptop

 

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And when we could'nt get anywhere we brought in the pro

 

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in between trying to sort the running we got a couple of other jobs sorted and off the list, John and Jono fixed my bodged loom, did a cracking job the pair of them

 

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And then painted the floor for added protection

 

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And for the history buffs jono spotted these washer inprints, we guessing when the car was first painted new someone left a few washers in there lol

 

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And finally my induction set up, now again not mint but at the mo only aimed at being functional, although i think it dose look kinda cool lol

 

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And a little drive up the road

 

 

Cheers for following :)

 

Mike

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Looking good bud. IT will be driving down the road soon ....To help me with the mk5 ;-)

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