E150 UOL rebuild - End of project :-)

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Re: E150 UOL rebuild - nice and shiny!

Post by philhoward » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:06 am

td99 wrote:
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philhoward wrote:Crazy question but..

If the stud was another 50-60mm longer, would it miss the tubing? If so, then I've an idea.
I fear not, but will have a good look tomorrow. I guess you are thinking of the tubular fixings of taps to draining boardds etc - good idea Phil!
Went to Garage and checked it out: an extended stud will hit the manifold so that is a "no-go".
Ah well - worth a try! Have seen it on Saab turbo manifolds and always thought it a good idea so it doesn't cook the nuts :shock:


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Post by td99 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:42 pm

So after retirement from work all seemed to be set for completion...
But with no pressure, time on my hands and a desire for a house with a decent sized garage/workshop it was a "do that tomorrow" situation.
6 years later still not found that workshop with small house attached in right place and b*ggr all done on car.
Have come to the conclusion that I'll not finish it. Especially as swmbo has developed a fear of acceleration and speed, so no future there :cry:
I very much doubt if there is anyone interested in returning this project to the UK due to transport costs but if anyone's interested pm me.

I suspect that that in the end it will be a sale of the parts incl the vast number of goodies I bought along the way (Forged DET pistons/conrods, APexi stuff and much more...)
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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:21 pm

Ahh poo. I’m trying to say find the mojo but i do understand.

However, whilst she’s on the drive it’s always when, but after she’s gone it’s never.

Either sell and buy something else that is running, or set a target, say a local auto test and just get on it to complete ?


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Post by td99 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:52 pm

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Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Ahh poo. I’m trying to say find the mojo but i do understand.

However, whilst she’s on the drive it’s always when, but after she’s gone it’s never.

Either sell and buy something else that is running, or set a target, say a local auto test and just get on it to complete ?
The problem is that I have two SS1's, one that runs and is A1 condition (just 51000 miles and much love, also sentimental) and the project that could be much faster but never ever approach No 1 in condition. Have also robbed project for replacement parts for daily...

Apart from that, change of lifestyle is necessary, as we've been in doldrums for last few years with family matters, but not sure what future will be - we have to find it.


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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:19 am

Carpe Diem?


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:39 am

That's a real shame to hear you're throwing the towel in on the DET build. Modified fast cars, are in my view, not meant to be perfect. So a bit rough around the edges would be just fine, makes throwing it at the scenery more appealing!

Looked to me like you had done all the hard work with chassis restoration and such. No burst on enthusiasm you can muster to crack on with it? If it helps I can borrow your silver one for a few months :lol:

Was there still as I recall some impending issue of registration / age or something?


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Post by td99 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:06 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
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If it helps I can borrow your silver one for a few months
But it would come back minus bits and a different color!

Not really expecting registration problems - basically same engine with different cyl. head. Just make sure power isn't more than 25% above standard - low boost :)
Just don't seem to "need" it like I did before...


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Post by reliant-reviver » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:18 pm

It's not about "needing" such a thing I think. Very hard to justify having any of these vehicular toys really, other than when the mood takes you working on them is rather rewarding. That sense of accomplishment.

If there was any rational to be applied to what's in my garage it probably would have all ended up in the scrap heap long ago. Really not done much the past few years given family life taking priority. But I am now stoking the fires of enthusiasm and think progress on an actual physical vehicles might very well happen soon.

You did ask on another thread what I had bought recently, the answer there would be an imported Mitsubishi Delica 3.0L V6 4WD utility thing which means my now redundant Galant is on ebay finishing Sunday. It took me nearly 2 months to just get around to putting it up for sale, but the notion that it should soon be gone makes me feel a lot freer. More so is that I did also have to tidy up one of the workshops and creak open the doors for the first time in 2 years to get the Galant in to do some little jobs on. "KMG" the blue 1300 is now sat in that space airing out a bit and I think sits at the top of my priority list.

then the Robin
then the 1800ti
then a 1300
and another

and so on and so forth. :roll:


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Post by scimjim » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:17 pm

Sell the Robin, move the Ti back to the back of the back burner and get the important stuff done :D


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Post by td99 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:26 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:18 pm
It's not about "needing" such a thing I think.
By "need" (note inverted commas) I meant that back when I started it I couldn't sleep without thinking of having one. Life would not be complete without one! And I've never liked having anything that was not fastest model.
My garage is too small. And I've been searching for a smaller house with a bigger garage that's not out in the sticks for a long while with no result.
As such there's no point in building a car that won't be used.

RR glad you have "Revived" enthusiasm :D


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Post by CNHSS1 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:24 pm

Sorry to hear the mojos gone Trevor, ive been there, ive wanted to sell up a few times. A bit like Phil though, i cant get these weird plastic Brit cars out of my system. I have little spare time, but am currently enjoying the fabrication and general ball ache of working on one again.

Lock it away in the gararge and forget all about it for a few months, the need may return :D


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Post by siw1800 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:26 am

CNHSS1 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:24 pm
Sorry to hear the mojos gone Trevor, ive been there, ive wanted to sell up a few times. A bit like Phil though, i cant get these weird plastic Brit cars out of my system. I have little spare time, but am currently enjoying the fabrication and general ball ache of working on one again.

Lock it away in the gararge and forget all about it for a few months, the need may return :D
That makes a huge amount of sense, you never know what tomorrow brings and you may live to regret letting it go!


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