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Old 19-09-2018, 04:38 PM   #916
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As said above Iím running the cheap injectors was linked into the injector cycle on the dyno wasnít maxing them all seems fine so far only done 100ish miles on them though


Iím not doubting the flow rates on them, it would be the spray pattern I would question, have you got a pic of your AFR from your mapping by any chance?


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Old 19-09-2018, 06:00 PM   #917
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I did have it all printed out but left it there will pop out there at some point and grab it
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Old 20-09-2018, 03:14 PM   #918
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New injectors arrived today, fitted them but not driven in yet but already the idle is much smoother and it even sounds better
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Old 20-09-2018, 03:30 PM   #919
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Old 20-09-2018, 04:01 PM   #920
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Great news!

So the nitrous didn't break your bottom then?
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Old 20-09-2018, 05:13 PM   #921
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10's easy!
No I'm pretty sure the nitrous didn't do any damage what so ever. Should have kept it...
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Old 21-09-2018, 09:43 AM   #922
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It certainly works! Not sure if it caused my slight head gasket leak though.

What injectors did you buy? Factory blue ones?
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Old 21-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #923
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Old 28-11-2018, 05:03 PM   #924
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I felt left out with everyone taking their mini's to bits so i've cut a big hole in the floor
DSC_0273 by garrywadey, on Flickr
when I restored the bodywork 4 years ago I didn't touch the sills as they looked ok but a little while ago i noticed some bubbling on the bottom edge. chopped them off to find the inner sills are a patchwork! so it's getting new inner and outer sills, rear heelboard repair sections, crossmember and rear pockets (i wanted the proper seatbelt mounts). as the paint will get damaged it will be getting a full outer respray at my mates workshop, this will also sort a few little paint issues which have been bothering me. hopefully the welding work should only take a couple of weeks. I've also taken the opportunity to change some bits before paint so have got some mpi doors for the side impact bars and modified some aluminium skins to suit my mk1 hinges and handles as well as converting to mk1 sliding windows in lexan. the mk3 doors with winders and glass are so heavy they have worn the mk1 door hinges out already so hopefully the lighter doors will help. I've also got an aluminium bootlid skin to match and a carbon bonnet i've modified to fit the standard hinges.
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Old 28-11-2018, 06:32 PM   #925
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Old 28-11-2018, 08:39 PM   #926
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Thought your car looked rough in Wales!

But seriously, I would never have guessed it needed that work it always looked a clean car and is definitely a big favourite of mine.
Iíd be happy to get mine to half this standard.


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Old 01-12-2018, 06:43 PM   #927
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so this was the main problem and reason for the work:
DSC_0263 by garrywadey, on Flickr
oversills. I didn't touch them when I rebuilt the car as they looked fine but they were secretly rotting from the inside out.
all chopped out, including the rear pocket as it wan't the best and was in the way anyway:
DSC_0273 by garrywadey, on Flickr
new inner and outer sill assembly from m-machine, these are very good and save loads of time and fit very well. new heelboard end piece as well so it's all solid new metal:
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The outer sill to rear quarter/door step and inner sill to door step have only been tac welded for now as they will be properly spot welded at my mate's workshop.

didn't fancy spending £25 per side for a simple seat belt breacket (for inertia reel belts in the back) so make my own:
DSC_0291 by garrywadey, on Flickr

with that all done i've started on the other side, the new door step panel profile wasn't too good so i reprofiled it, mainly the first step was too shallow so would leave a massive gap under the door. a blunt chisel and hammer did most of the work to move the fold upwards then various bits of box section etc to make it straight and adjust all the fold angles:
DSC_0284 by garrywadey, on Flickr
also re-shaped the front end as i have a rounded corner there to suit the mk1 style door:
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the door step and new rear heelboard end section are now welded in on this side, nearly ready for the inner/outer sill assembly to go in.

the lightened inner door:
2018-11-28_04-37-19 by garrywadey, on Flickr
and finished doors with modified alloy skins in primer with the carbon bonnet:
2018-11-28_04-37-47 by garrywadey, on Flickr

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:54 PM   #928
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I canít believe I let you drive me around in that death trap!
I see your sticking with the MK1 theme with your sill panel choice too, nice attention to detail.


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #929
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Yeah I'm surprised it didn't break in half. The 4 flute sills are mk1 to early mk3 so are what it would have had originally anyway but yes they are a nice detail
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a couple of small patches were needed on the floor under the crossmember so i formed the channel to match using various bits of box section and angle iron.
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welded in and the rest of the crossmember removed and the floor cleaned up and prepped:
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rear pockets were heritage and i must say i wasn't impressed, the fit was poor and they weren't even symmetrical! I trimmed the top down as my seat rubbed on the top corner of the pocket so this should give some clearance, then the swage was put back in using a joggling tool.
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trimmed:
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tunnel and pockets welding in, thats all the welding done bar the spot welds on the outer sill lips which will get done when it goes for paint.
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