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Title: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 05, 2013, 04:42:50 pm
Back on the road
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Alex on April 05, 2013, 05:40:00 pm
That looks immaculate! Not many on an L plate either.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 05, 2013, 06:30:10 pm
Thanks! Restored it last summer after my first one .was written off by some asshole last May. Just getting my head round uploading pictures ( technology spaz ) so will get a build thread up to use all the pictures I took during a very busy 3 months last year.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 05, 2013, 07:00:37 pm
A couple more from the other day while I'm on a roll.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 08, 2013, 05:32:36 pm
After 6 years of ownership and many thousands of queenheads this is what became a write off on May 19th last year.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 08, 2013, 05:46:06 pm
Bent Polo shots - check out the gap between door and roof. I think that without the PPP stage 3 frame this would have been much worse!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: SamG40 on April 08, 2013, 09:38:46 pm
Old one looked nice (new one does too), what happened. Gutting to have had it that long and it end up like that.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Yoof on April 08, 2013, 09:57:00 pm
Shame as the black one was mint- grey one looks sweet though dude, you out on track anytime this year?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 10, 2013, 07:21:30 am
Some dopey woman pulled out from a side road on my left without looking. She then stopped, blocking my side of the road. There was no way I could stop in time so I tried to steer round whilst hard on the brakes. Sure enough she then moved off again - leaving me totally screwed! I was now locked up and slammed into her offside rear wheel giving it a good 30 degrees of camber. I was just out for a cheeky drive on a nice day. Arse.
Got a couple of other projects on the go so probably wont make any track days this year. I hope to get to the Pod a couple of times this year though.

Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Yoof on April 10, 2013, 03:01:56 pm
Let me know when and I'll hopefully be there, new house is 45min away  ;D

The subframe and suspension survive okay?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: metz on April 10, 2013, 03:06:05 pm
Spare room big enough for my manly physique?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 10, 2013, 03:58:02 pm
Suspension fine. Changed top mounts before fitting to grey car though. I cleaned the paint off the frame to check the welds - all was in order - and it fitted the grey car like a finger up a bum! When I unbolted it from the black car the chassis leg sprang up a couple of inches off the frame and the screen broke! The car definately bent around the frame, even the nearside wing was overlapping the door.


Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 10, 2013, 04:41:50 pm
While off work with a ruined back and broken toes I started to look for another shell to put all my goodies in. Trawled Club G40 for a couple of hours and found this just 20 miles away in Chester. Was on my drive less than a week after the crash. Car was complete other than having nothing but some dirt under the bonnet. Looked pretty good other than a manky battery tray and o/s sill. Thanks for getting the ball rolling Rich.


Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Yoof on April 10, 2013, 07:33:48 pm
Suspension fine. Changed top mounts before fitting to grey car though. I cleaned the paint off the frame to check the welds - all was in order - and it fitted the grey car like a finger up a bum! When I unbolted it from the black car the chassis leg sprang up a couple of inches off the frame and the screen broke! The car definately bent around the frame, even the nearside wing was overlapping the door.




That's good to know if/when I bend the front end of mine!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 11, 2013, 04:25:37 pm
Started stripping it down about 6 weeks later when I was in a less crippled state. It looked pretty good until delving a bit deeper! I already knew about the battery tray and sill but the to do list was about to get bigger. Both wings were scrapped as soon as the plastic trim was removed - no arches left. There was also a hole in the inner wing near the ARB mounting point. The offside rear arch was buggered too. I stripped all the rubber sealer off and got stuck in.

Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 12, 2013, 05:26:52 pm
Next up - stripped all the rubber sealant and paint from the bottom half of the bay. It was pretty rusty in places and there was a couple of small splits where the legs join the bulkhead.(both sides) These were welded up as well as a few stitchings and a bit of bracing then it was hit with POR15




Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 12, 2013, 05:52:14 pm
The sill was replaced then both sills and both inner wings were ground back to metal and POR15'd. Everything coated in POR15 was then sanded back before being shot with a few coats of stone chip paint.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 12, 2013, 06:49:36 pm
I have a small hoard of parts at my disposal so I decided it was time to dip into it. I had scored a load of bodywork over the years for spares for the black car. Close inspection of the grey cars doors revealed that the nearside one had been broken into, and the offside one was starting to rust at the bottom - a good reason to use a nigh on perfect pair I came across thanks to the scrappage scheme.
I managed to buy a pair of genuine wings from the stealers - 85 sheets apiece (!)
An unused front bumper was bought from PeteG40 on here (bargain) and a pair of foglights was bought from chris2911 on here ( a little over half the price I paid at the stealers 6 years ago) Everything else I needed would come from the black car. It was now time to go over to Bez the paint man.

Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 14, 2013, 06:18:46 pm
A couple of weeks later the job was done. I fitted all the panels and glass so it could be returned for polishing. Surprisingly nothing got scratched!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Yoof on April 14, 2013, 07:12:11 pm
Didn't realise Bex painted it, didn't fancy a Bentley colour then?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 14, 2013, 07:38:05 pm
His unit is 30 feet from mine - well convenient,and he does a proper bo paint job to boot!
Didn't even consider any other colour!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 15, 2013, 05:38:20 pm
For some reason the other party's insurance company were taking the piss. In 4 months they hadn't even sent anyone to assess the damaged car. They knew the accident wasn't my fault - they just seemed to ignore me and hope I'd go away.
I wanted to use everything mechanical and electrical from the black car to rebuild the grey one. I ended up getting an independant assessor to do a report and valuation just so I could strip it. Court proceedings were started then I got stuck in!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 15, 2013, 06:11:26 pm
Most of the big stuff went in on the only day I didn't have my phone with me! Fuel tank and lines went up first, followed by rear suspension and beam with disc brakes. Next up the engine and box went in closely followed by the engine loom and ancillaries. Front suspension and 256mm brakes along with driveshafts and subframe saw the bulk of the work sorted. Thanks to Liam for giving us a lift with this and for the use of his ramp. The next day was spent completing the front end.

Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 15, 2013, 06:31:44 pm
After bleeding the brakes work commenced fitting side trims, foglights, bumpers and stripes. Starting to look more complete!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 15, 2013, 06:50:11 pm
I wanted to keep the electric windows, central locking and total closure alarm from the black car. The loom was easy enough to swap over but getting it all in the dash was a massive pain in the dick! To piss me off properly I then realised that I hadn't drilled the holes for the wiring in the doors. I don't quite know how I did it but all alone I managed to remove the doors, drill the holes and feed the wires through whilst refitting the doors without scratching anything. I wouldn't recommend attempting this without help! Only remembered to take a picture when the job was done and I realised it was bedtime.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 15, 2013, 08:59:40 pm
Badges on, then fired it up! The only thing that didn't work was the number plate lights. This was an easy fix though - just used the bulb holders from the black car. I was expecting a lot more ballache than that. I seemed to have got lucky!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 16, 2013, 07:28:34 pm
Interior went in in no time. Hardest part was making new door membranes.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: z3i on April 16, 2013, 08:09:15 pm
Woah! how did i miss this! looks lush :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 16, 2013, 09:15:22 pm
Cheers dude! It's far from perfect - but even though I'm a picky bastard I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 16, 2013, 09:24:18 pm
All completed by the last week in October. It was taken away on a flat bed and put away in a garage at me mam's gaff to wait until the claim was settled. Got to drive it about 20 metres!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 16, 2013, 10:23:08 pm
Finally recieved a settlement offer less than a week before the case was due in court.  It seemed reasonable so I accepted it - exactly 9 months after the collision. The insurance company responsible for the piss poor handling of this claim can suck my balls! Got the cheque at the end of February so I could now get insured at last. March 1st saw us on our way to the MOT man.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 19, 2013, 04:57:07 pm
MOT sorted - just needed headlights adjusting - he did it for me. Also kitted me out with a
Set of 4 Yoko 539s for a good price. Not many left in 185/50/14 now.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on May 06, 2013, 09:10:08 pm
Done about 400 miles since built now. The vast majority of the time it's been fine but theres been a couple of times when it's been difficult to start when hot. It won't fire up unless your foot is flat to the floor - then it fires right up. All the sensors are new and I've tried swapping the old ones back in. If it did it all the time it would be easier to trace! I've been testing the loom today but didn't find anything amiss. Probably need to wait until it does it again and then re-test.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on May 26, 2013, 09:23:21 pm
Took advantage of the good weather and gave it a good clean. Also checked subframe bolts had not come loose. All was well so I celebrated by adding a layer of smashed flies to clean off. Hope the weathers as good as this next week for Santa Pod!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on June 01, 2013, 01:19:32 pm
Arrived at the Pod and realised I'd forgotten my licence. Tit.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on July 10, 2013, 09:46:25 pm
Sussed out the intermittent hot starting issue - nothing more than a dodgy connection on the blue temp plug.
Went to GTI festival near Stratford at the weekend - proper scorchio! Chose not to run up the strip due to sheer unpleasantness of spending time in the car queuing for long periods. Camped at the start line end with a load of VWDRC peeps and burnt to a crisp spectating.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on August 10, 2013, 07:46:01 am
Changed the nylon outer tca bushes for powerflex ones last night just to see if there was any difference in feel. I'm hopeful it will be slightly less harsh without losing the taughtness.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 08, 2013, 12:11:25 pm
Bought this yesterday. It's not nearly as nice bodywork wise as I was hoping so could turn out to be a full strip and respray project. Bugger. I must enjoy the whole process or something!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: PeteG40 on September 08, 2013, 02:29:11 pm
Nice... good buy
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Freddy77 on September 08, 2013, 02:36:18 pm
Nice one love that colour, if you respray it I hope you keep the same colour?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 08, 2013, 04:22:02 pm
It'll be the same colour! Gonna keep it bog standard - comedy 240mph speedo and all!
I'll start a new thread when I get my act together.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Yoof on September 08, 2013, 04:42:49 pm
Good work on the new purchase  :)

I was tempted, if I had more garage space  :'(
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Freddy77 on September 08, 2013, 09:37:08 pm
Oh course it's that one thought it looked familiar, what's the material state of it like then,
240 mph would be an achievement, some one may do a jet engine conversion in the future so it's worth keeping the speedo for that!
 I would love to change my speedo to read mph as mine in k but someone drew on some shoddy mph units up to 70 on my speedo, anything above 70 Is a. An achievement and b. an optimistic guess
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 08, 2013, 11:03:45 pm
All will be revealed soon enough in its own thread chief. Loads of pics will be taken before work commences.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Jezza-7 on September 09, 2013, 07:21:06 pm
How well does the Rallye outlet elbow fit?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: SamG40 on September 09, 2013, 07:37:18 pm
Cool glad the T reg has gone to a good home and Pete hasnt bought it.  :-* The other T reg ended up being stripped to be rebuilt, has this one suffered the warped window scrapers etc that Stu's did from being in the sun?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 09, 2013, 09:52:17 pm
How well does the Rallye outlet elbow fit?
Theres no o-ring in it so you need to use a little bit of blue hylomar on it to ensure a good seal. Its held on using the thread in the centre of the outlet casing. Fits perfectly but you need to make sure its centred before tightening as it has no dowelling to locate it.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 12, 2013, 08:44:42 pm
Unnecessary early morning hung over shot from VW action the other week!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on November 15, 2013, 08:43:54 pm
Done 2000 miles in this since built now. It's been sweet but there are a couple of things I want to do over the Winter. The first is to put the gear stick mechanism from the black car into this one as all the bushes etc. were replaced recently. The one in this car is quite sloppy in comparison.  The other thing is to powdercoat the bumper bar and fan shroud as I didn't have time during the build. In the mean time though I've removed the battery and put it to bed for the Winter. Roll on next year!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: z3i on November 15, 2013, 08:48:50 pm
This was nice to see in the flesh! :)
its runs so smooth!! i cant believe how nice it is!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: physicsfool on January 09, 2014, 08:09:44 pm
Had a read, cracking work. Realised where the petrol flap you sent me came from. Thanks again
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on January 26, 2014, 05:20:46 pm
No problem dude - theres still a fair percentage of that car still lying around if you need anything else!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on February 18, 2014, 01:56:56 pm
Not done much with this lately - just fitted some of Pete's pedal rubbers as the originals were hanging off. Best 2 quid spent on the car so far!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on March 23, 2014, 04:35:41 pm
Cleaned engine and bay today - also threw on some new leads. Planning a proper tart up of the whole underbonnet area just as soon as work is finished on the blue one. ( don't hold your breath! )
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on March 30, 2014, 08:44:48 am
Proper buffing session yesterday - amazing how much crap sticks to a car sat in a garage over winter!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Yoof on March 30, 2014, 09:51:00 am
Looks awesome mate- so clean!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: z3i on March 30, 2014, 10:09:50 am
Looks clean!! Love the mudflaps :)
The outlet for your charger looks different?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on March 30, 2014, 11:43:12 am
Cheers guys! Got fed up with stone chips down the sides and rear wheel arches of the black car hence big flaps (ooer!) I think the charger outlet is the same pattern as a golf Rallye one - its use means an off the shelf 150mm by 76mm 90degree hose fits perfectly to the intercooler. Came as part of the PSD intercooler kit.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on July 11, 2014, 09:01:22 pm
Not done anything with this for months due to work on the other car. Fancied a bit of a break fron the unit today so dug this out for a decent blast. All good until I put it away and broke the cables on the garage door. Can't get it out now without 2 people present to hold the door open. More expense!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on August 06, 2014, 09:36:09 pm
One from the show at Tatton Park. Memory card was full so took very few. :(
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Etches on August 07, 2014, 06:53:57 am
This car was absolutely mint man! Looks pretty much brand new.

I'm glad I can see my bonnet props :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 08, 2014, 08:10:27 pm
This car was absolutely mint man! Looks pretty much brand new.

Cheers man! Should get to more shows next year - hardly used it this year due to having too much to do. Went for a rip in it yesterday and realised its only done 600 miles so far in 2014. That drive reminded me why I'll never sell it!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Jester on September 10, 2014, 07:50:32 pm
Fantastic pair! haha  :P

Do you have a favourite, or is that a stupid question?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 10, 2014, 08:32:46 pm
I think the novelty of having the blue one back on the road will take a while to wear off! The grey one is the ride of choice for a good thrash - its quicker, stops and handles best, and its painted plastics are a little unusual. The blue one has the oddity factor as well as bone stockness, its quieter and more refined than the grey one and as a result is a more pleasant option for a long journey. They're very different cars and I don't think I could pick a favourite yet. It might depend on which is the first to break down - neither has left me up shit creek yet!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 28, 2014, 10:20:27 am
Six years after the engine was built and its paint is giving up. Hopefully be giving it a full tarting up soon - probably be next year though!

(https://i.imgur.com/1jqFDCn.jpg)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Alex on September 28, 2014, 03:14:35 pm
Pretty enviable garage that! I couldn't get over how different a stock G40 was when I drove Pete's a few years back.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on January 23, 2015, 05:05:06 pm
Pretty enviable garage that! I couldn't get over how different a stock G40 was when I drove Pete's a few years back.

Cheers Alex! Driving them back to back, the only characteristic they truly share is the view from the drivers seat.

Been meaning to sort out the sloppy gear shift mechanism for a while - never got round to it last year. Finally got my act together and sourced the necessary bits so I can get it done!

(https://i.imgur.com/ZipH358.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8iU37C4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/prBXbRs.jpg)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on February 14, 2015, 04:31:39 pm
Found a load of pictures of the black one in an old phone -

(https://i.imgur.com/GSVtmyR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FRKQVeK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/g7dt0jd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X0QNJ48.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/g7dt0jd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KvcI2cx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/e9fBs5U.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mJ5Pu2b.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/nnnQ3fE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vjwkkmG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o8cQy65.jpg)

That's about it for nostalgia!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on February 27, 2015, 06:32:36 pm
 Got this MOT'd today - a measly 1025 miles done since the last one.

It was easily the tiniest car there!

(https://i.imgur.com/Z2Noytn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RmWlZyD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hjDbv3r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kv4NHng.jpg)

Planning on getting more use out of it this year! :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: JoeH on February 28, 2015, 09:24:36 pm
Looks ace.
What BHP / list of mods have you done to this silver one?
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on March 01, 2015, 07:07:20 pm
Looks ace.
What BHP / list of mods have you done to this silver one?

Cheers dude! Has forged pistons, Jabbasport Piper cam, P+P head, balanced rotating mass, ceramic coated 4 branch, full stainless exhaust system from JP Exhausts, 310cc injectors, GT inlet manifold, Jabba R1 ported charger, Jabba induction kit, PSD 65mm toothed belt pulleys, PSD "big ass" intercooler kit, Helix organic clutch, Gripper plate type LSD and a bespoke map done by Jabba. Good for 170 horsepowers @ 6000rpm.  :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: Etches on March 02, 2015, 09:03:01 pm
Lovely car, hope to see her at Tatton again this year!!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on March 02, 2015, 10:04:49 pm
Lovely car, hope to see her at Tatton again this year!!

Cheers Tom! Pretty good chance I'll be there - hopefully with the blue one too. :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on March 29, 2015, 11:41:30 am
Done a good few miles in this recently  - been spreading the use more evenly this year. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/JqZzkNT.jpg)

Looking for a new project though so it might not last!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on April 07, 2015, 08:58:51 pm
This got its first clean of the year today, thanks to the decent weather - not been done since October.

(https://i.imgur.com/j31H8fz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0lLQnTy.jpg)

Still comes up nice with a scrub  :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on July 17, 2015, 09:17:17 am
Been out and about in this a fair bit so far, even managed to spend a day at the Polo Social at Billing.

(https://i.imgur.com/Mm2PWJx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lK5vgNn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3YOp9Tw.jpg)

Hopefully more shows will be attended before the year is out.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on August 10, 2015, 11:09:36 pm
It would appear that I've been driving this around with the king lead hanging off the coil! This is the state of the lead -

(https://i.imgur.com/wWtkllU.jpg)

The terminal on the coil is similarly frazzed, somehow it still ran perfectly though?
I only noticed the disconnected lead when checking the oil!

New coil off eBay, and a spare king lead fitted, and its all in order again.

(https://i.imgur.com/mTVySC4.jpg)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 10, 2015, 09:00:57 pm
Thanks for the repair came in the form of a puddle of gearbox oil on the garage floor. What was left in there was drained, then the knackered selector shaft seal was replaced - it was all going well until the time came to refill the gearbox. The fill/level plug would not come out! I must have overtightened it in the past, as it was FT and ended up rounded. As there was no oil in the box, I couldn't drive it to my unit and get it on a ramp, so desperation set in. The only other means of getting oil in there is through the speedo drive hole, so the speedo drive came out leaving me with a tiny hole to fill it through. A piece of plastic fuel pipe and a little funnel were used for delivery - 3 litres needed to go in, and each litre took 40 minutes to unload through the skinny pipe. Arse cake! It's done now anyway, check out the comedy rig cobbled together to avoid holding the funnel while the oil trickled in!

(https://i.imgur.com/jpyYOEr.jpg)

Normal service now resumed.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on October 09, 2015, 08:40:07 pm
Took this for a spin today, no oil on the garage floor this time  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/Vdkdq5A.jpg)

It's filthy, and covered in dead flies, but when the light levels are low you'd never know!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on January 30, 2016, 02:29:09 pm
Finally got round to replacing the rounded gearbox level plug today, the ride out afterwards put a grin on my grille, which was very welcome after a few days of illness.

(https://i.imgur.com/DVAT1aR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0f5MXhR.jpg)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on May 03, 2016, 07:09:25 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/nbAjPQF.jpg)

Thats a lot of ones.
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on June 13, 2016, 09:51:27 pm
Not been out in this as much as I'd like - thanks to another build. Gave it a miss today so I could spend a bit of time in it.

(https://i.imgur.com/3lB5nwL.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on September 24, 2016, 04:06:03 pm
After 16k miles, the crappy jubilee clips I'd used on my charger to intercooler pipe finally gave up. I'd intended to change them a long time ago, but never got round to it - in all fairness, they did quite well!

Made a bit of room in the unit

(https://i.imgur.com/X6R5sam.jpg)

The burst jubilee clip causing 100% boost leak

(https://i.imgur.com/EE3lSRi.jpg)

The cure, thanks to eBay

(https://i.imgur.com/hmiN27m.jpg)

Normal service resumed again, thankfully! This car really is pointless without forced induction!
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: physicsfool on September 25, 2016, 08:41:31 pm
Looking good, went for a blast in mine after nearly a year, amazing how time flies. Cracking little motor
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on December 27, 2016, 12:38:01 pm
Looking good, went for a blast in mine after nearly a year, amazing how time flies. Cracking little motor
Cheers Martin! 

Had a ride out in this yesterday thanks to a nice dry day.

(https://i.imgur.com/sYD66ym.jpg)

Whenever I think about selling it, a good blast invariably changes my mind. :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on May 27, 2017, 07:52:25 pm
Finally got round to doing the cambelt on this today. Embarrassingly​ it's not been done since the engine was built in late 2007!

(https://i.imgur.com/BPFlJdY.jpg)

It's a hell of a lot easier to do when the engine is on a stand - the job was more of a faff than it should have been due to the toothed belt lower pulley being wider than a standard one. It's done now anyway, just needs a quick buff up and it's ready to enjoy again!

(https://i.imgur.com/OXkjLp6.jpg)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: sleag40 on June 22, 2017, 10:30:09 pm
Just had these powdered, same size and offset as the RAs that are on there.

(https://i.imgur.com/i0pN69e.jpg)

Came up pretty well considering their age

(https://i.imgur.com/YEgMU8d.jpg)

I don't know if they'll suit it or not - I guess I'll have to try them out at some point. :)
Title: Re: G40 Version 2
Post by: randombadger69 on June 24, 2017, 09:26:57 am
Great looking G!  8)

Must get working on my original G.