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Old 22-05-18, 01:43 PM   #71
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Been at it since 7.30 this morning!

Rear brakes done. The original discs and pads were shagged, offside caliper all rear pipes and the load valve have all been replaced relatively recently and are spot on. Nearside rear caliper is orignal and the cylinder cover is mangled but the caliper is good to go otherwise. New seal kit in the post!

The caliper mounts are original, the grease in the pins is bone dry (I've got the correct stuff there) but fine otherwise. Wheel bearings are all good also.





Rear shocks are on, other than accessing the top nut an easy job on this, the absence of rust is remarkable, everything is coming off easily. Painting the wheel bolts is on my LOTTD!



The fronts are nearly new Pagid discs and pads, they just required a clean and put back together, offside front caliper is also fairly new, the bleed nipples on all 4 are the later 11mm size and break free easily (turned out the nearside front is actually stripped so new caliper in the post!) on the whole a result.



Shocks are all OEM Boge and are all knackered! They have little/no resistance in them despite being gas shocks. They may well be the originals so owe nothing at 200K



The KYB's come with their own take on the top cap for the fronts, it's much easier to deal with.



progress!

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Old 22-05-18, 02:21 PM   #72
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I'd say very good progress, and this pic for me demonstrates one of the reasons why i moved away from fords.


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Old 22-05-18, 02:40 PM   #73
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Persevered with this when time's allowed me to do so.

I've remembered another reason why I pay others for bodywork, it's bloody time consuming!

Mirror backs, front wing trims, front panel (above bumper) door handles (which are a giggle to get back in place in a Coupe) and wiper arms done so far.









Slight colour shift for the new paint under flash/artificial light but looks fine in daylight.

Pile of bits building up



Went for a full set of KYB Excel - G shocks. These are the 'go to' shock for Subaru's (I've got a set on my WRX) and they are excellent, they are gas filled rather than the oil ones on my 90, I'm looking forward to seeing if there's a noticeable difference (I'll be disappointed if there's not).

Door trims just about done, again time consuming with the worst of it being cleaning them to this stage



First one almost done, second one at the same stage minus the wood/pocket.



Went to do the cabin filter and realised that being a B3 it doesn't have one. However it did have a completely blocked drain on that side, there's so much crud you can't even see the drain......



Rotor arm, distributor cap, plugs and oil pressure sender all done. Rotor was very worn with at least 2mm being worn off of the top.

Nice to see a pile of bits waiting to go, almost a shame to fit them
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Old 22-05-18, 02:43 PM   #74
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Went to do the cabin filter and realised that being a B3 it doesn't have one. However it did have a completely blocked drain on that side, there's so much crud you can't even see the drain......


Thats answered my question, I thought mine was just missing on my 91 Coupe, managed to find a s/h housing and the filters are still avavable, just got to fit mine
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Old 22-05-18, 03:11 PM   #75
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I'd say very good progress, and this pic for me demonstrates one of the reasons why i moved away from fords.


It's very, very clean indeed on the underside.

The whole south coast/no salt thing. Its a much better starter classic than my 90 was on its current condition.
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Old 22-05-18, 03:12 PM   #76
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Judging by the moss it looks like itís been sitting outside for a while. Lock up in the Glenrothes area?

Kirkcaldy. Around about the same time last year if I remember correctly.
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It's very, very clean indeed on the underside.

The whole south coast/no salt thing. Its a much better starter classic than my 90 was on its current condition.


It's remarkable especially with the mileage. I hope it's going to a good home and gets used a lot.
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Hopefully!

I’m setting it up to be competent as a daily runner

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Old 22-05-18, 06:24 PM   #79
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Iím setting it up to be competent as a daily runner


And you're getting there too

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Old 22-05-18, 06:43 PM   #80
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...The original discs and pads were shagged...


totally!

Nice to see it getting a good fettle
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