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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:37 pm

I am sure the mistake I have made will be located around the starter motor or alternator so any pictures from those areas would be really helpful, I currently have two brown wires going to the starter along with the live battery cable, is that right?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:24 pm

I should be at the workshop tomorrow if you need pictures.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks Jim, that would really help. I suspect we also have another fault is a dud fuse or a dead relay as I should atleast be seeing some lights on the dash in ignition position one


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:26 pm

It was the bloody immobiliser, there's a fob in the steering column and the connection had furred up


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:23 pm

So beyond the above I got it back together it ran briefly then I stopped it to fix a few leaks then it refused to fire, was turning over like a champ but no spark, then I noticed a snapped cable near the ignition transistor so I fixed that and it still refused to fire. I read a few posts and a common theme came to light, CAS! luckily I had a spare and those posts turned out to be correct. almost everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong, I have come close to setting fire to it several times.....


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:26 pm

On a positive note I must be close to earning my novice small sports badge, I dont think there are many parts I have not dismantled now.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:43 pm

Well done that man and fantastic perseverance :hurrah:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:50 pm

cheers man, how is yours coming along?


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Does anyone know where I can get a brand new Crank Angle Sensor for a TI?


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Post by philhoward » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Mark Wilson (gtcse8).


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:10 pm

Thanks Phil, I have sent him a PM


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:48 pm

She passed an MOT on Wednesday we had to shop around though as the first two MOT stations refused to even try because it was too low, the running issues did turn out to be a duff crank angle sensor however Mark came to my rescue and sent me a new one at a bargain price. Given the entire car has been apart pretty much there have been lots of snags to sort, most of them revolve around leaks and heat management. The new exhaust manifold dad made looks great and does its job very well but unfortunately as you would expect it gets very hot! and I was a tad concerned about the distributor, coil, wiring and heater hoses because they are all in very close proximity, the solution was to make some shields, move the coil further up the wing and bang some holes in the bonnet, all of which appear to be working really well:

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The big rectangle is to vent the intercooler air and has nothing to do with under bonnet temperatures.
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:03 pm

Most of these are short term bodges because it will be having a standalone ECU fitted post Curborough at which point the distributor will be going in the bin along with the stock coil, first impressions are that we need a bigger master cylinder and some better brake pads to reign it back in again because it goes like a rocket and thats with the bleed valve wound right off so its running on the 10psi waste gate spring only, its due on the rolling road next weekend so I wont have to wait long to see what we are making but the pants dyno says its already considerably more powerful than last year. power delivery is horrible very much 80's turbo, nothing nothing wham.... warp speed, again the standalone ecu will hopefully improve that situation as it will be managing the boost itself using a mac valve. The stage 4 competition clutch is horrid when town driving but then thats not really what it was designed for and should be more than capable of taking the constant abuse it will definitely be receiving, we went on a weight saving hunt and replaced the radiator with a polo jobby as instructed by Jim and Nick and it has been doing a great job of keeping the temperatures down along with saving us a decent amount of weight. I am also very happy with the Quaife differential, it has improved traction massively and even with the extra power it just grips and goes, so along with the weight savings and the 1B tyres I really do not have any excuses when it comes to lap times against last years run. I am very much looking forward to seeing just how much quicker around Curbs it is than last year.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:05 pm

Oh and the rear tyres are rubbing the arches, what steps do you normally taking when flaring them? is it just a case of removing a few rivets and apply heat whilst pulling?


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:19 pm

Well done - boost sounds a bit nasty, is the turbo bigger?

You might get some movement on the wings by slotting the holes for the boot floor bolts, otherwise a heat gun and scissor jack on the wings can give a bit more room.


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