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Problem solving skills (which you clearly have, from your blog) are what nearly all employers in most trades want (speaking here as a organisation director / employer)

Andy what OU module did you do ?

hearing that from u & andy give's me strength :) it's good to hear that ;)
 
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No need to run up the strip....Just come and say Hi...

it's bout 400miles there & back, £66 fuel, £8 oil...4hrs getting there eta after lunch.
k I'll set aside some dosh to make it there just to see u guys and some fast cars ;)

park up at the public car park gear gates & meet up inside?
 
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guy at ebay had bike probs so have to pickup my new seats on fri night instead.

pickup & fit the seats at night then cruise down to santapod next morning.
I can't remember, santapod on saturday doesn't have any entry fees yeah?
I just follow organisers into public park and walk in?
 
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Ok this might not be a rosy news but the more I think bout it the more I'm convinced that I may have depression :(

The feeling that everything in life is against me, that I'm a failure (gf, work, interests) a foreigner wuss with low self esteem, lost confidence n motivation.

Can forecast that without overcoming those 3 key factors to jump into having a new life, new proper paying job, then I'll remain stuck here living with parents forever single, or helping others for free whilst living in cardboard box, undervalueing myself for others to take advantage of till I quickly go broke n the inevitable.

Sometimes the thought of dying is the convenient end to the pain of helplessness and anger frustration at myself thinking "why aren't I successful like everyone else around me by now? Must be something wrong with me?"
Add social & family pressures on top. But some primative self-preservation mechanism inside obviously stops us from committing, due to the dream of "hoping" I can finish my cv n apply for any job outside that I'll like n have a life.

I think in similar to robin williams, outside we might be all smiley fake social happy, but deep down we're dying.
And this is my inner self feeling it must express out publicly cos I sense just like a car diagnostic that there could be a problem. I know that showing ones vulnerability stored in digital public space forever could haunt me but tis at this point I don't care. It's my outcry.

Yes u guys will be sick of my whining, and offer kind words, but at least I realise I have a problem early on and the only person who can help, is myself. Or feel I should seek prof help/therapy? Or maybe my depressive anxiety is overreacting? Midlife crisis? I may regret posting this in future but I'd rather not suffer alone on my own.
 

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I am so going to slap the #### out of you when I see you Polly.... In the nice way ;p I ain't going to lecture you on here, but I am going to corner you Saturday... You best be there otherwise I am going to be ####ing livid x
 
Dont know you at all polly but its just bad times that i think a lot of people go through at some point, stick it out and if you want change then just go for it and put yourself out there, things wont change unless you make them, if it goes wrong then you can always move back in with your parents and go back to square one and start again. Its all trial and error but things could always be a lot worse than they are now.

and girls are the least of your worries, one will come along eventually but just be patient untill then, they arent all theyre cracked up to be ;)
 
The worst thing you can do is tell yourself you're not worthy. I'm sure everyone has had a low point in their lives some worse than others

Being single isn't a bad thing at all. Just because 1 got away doesn't mean you're forever doomed. I'm where I am by pure fluke really. Wife n kids was not on my agenda

Job wise.. your jobless because that was your decision, let me finish here, that's also not a negative thing. Me and others around you saw what stress it was causing you. Look how drained you were. Walking away from it took courage snd self discipline. That Paul is a plus though it may not feel that way
So far so good

I'm not going to bound around and shout how brilliant you are because to me that's not constructive. I prefer to break down factors like above. I'm convinced the reason its got you down is because it's all happened at once and its beyond your control. There's alot worse things in life, believe me I've been there. It's what some call perspective and something I will very rarely talk about because that was the hardest and lowest part of my life that affects me everyday. I'll share that story with you next time

Your car obd analogy with deciphering issues I'd say was incorrect. As you can locate a problem to fix it. Here there's no direct route to finding a fault and no direct 'fix'. That lack of control is what I believe is causing you the stress

You need to take a step back for a hour, day or week whichever and evaluate what will make you happy that you can put in place today?
For me it was making 1:10 scale parts. No idea why but the fun I had put the bad behind me.
You have savings, a roof to live under and opportunities. I had none of the above. I made what I have today from literally nothing, and the people wonder why I can be so arrogant, because I damn well earnt that right. So I'm pretty sure you can do that too.

Don't spend time looking down, make rough plans but don't put yourself in a corner with immediate deadlines. I took 4/5 years to get what I have.. it doesn't happen overnight. Small goals first Paul
 
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I am so going to slap the #### out of you when I see you Polly.... In the nice way ;p I ain't going to lecture you on here, but I am going to corner you Saturday... You best be there otherwise I am going to be ####ing livid x

Sounds kinky :p

Course I'll be going when I said I am, whether it's before or after I visit & fix Mildred...unless kasandra breaks down before me along the way again lol
 
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Dont know you at all polly but its just bad times that i think a lot of people go through at some point, stick it out and if you want change then just go for it and put yourself out there, things wont change unless you make them, if it goes wrong then you can always move back in with your parents and go back to square one and start again. Its all trial and error but things could always be a lot worse than they are now.

and girls are the least of your worries, one will come along eventually but just be patient untill then, they arent all theyre cracked up to be ;)

Think I just have to take it step by step. Sort out my overdue CV n portfolio, rediscover which jobs I want and which I can do, apply for em all awaiting response, then grow the balls to get the feck out the house unaided :p

The worry of work & girls is just social & family pressures at the reality that we all have this sorta optimum peak prime age range of 20-40 to establish our life living before we're past it n begin running outa luck/time towards retirement.
 
Think I just have to take it step by step. Sort out my overdue CV n portfolio, rediscover which jobs I want and which I can do, apply for em all awaiting response, then grow the balls to get the feck out the house unaided :p

The worry of work & girls is just social & family pressures at the reality that we all have this sorta optimum peak prime age range of 20-40 to establish our life living before we're past it n begin running outa luck/time towards retirement.

There really is no rush at all and try not to worry about other people views and pressures, do what you want and what makes you happy, its your life at the end of the day, no one elses.

Just take your time to re gather yourself, then make a plan and execute it step by step, things will pick up before you know it :)
 
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Yes things can get better, n my logic can see the possible steps, but it's prob the anxiety part of the brain that holds back confidence due to past events which has led to these low feelings.
 
Good software developers and 3d designers are hard to come by, and there's lots of work out there for them.

Get you're CV sorted, find a job in that area and you'll be laughing :)
 

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Get your CV sorted, then sent it to me, I may know nothing about 3d software design, but in year of appointing people I know what makes a good CV...
 
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The worst thing you can do is tell yourself you're not worthy. I'm sure everyone has had a low point in their lives some worse than others

Being single isn't a bad thing at all. Just because 1 got away doesn't mean you're forever doomed. I'm where I am by pure fluke really. Wife n kids was not on my agenda

Job wise.. your jobless because that was your decision, let me finish here, that's also not a negative thing. Me and others around you saw what stress it was causing you. Look how drained you were. Walking away from it took courage snd self discipline. That Paul is a plus though it may not feel that way
So far so good

I'm not going to bound around and shout how brilliant you are because to me that's not constructive. I prefer to break down factors like above. I'm convinced the reason its got you down is because it's all happened at once and its beyond your control. There's alot worse things in life, believe me I've been there. It's what some call perspective and something I will very rarely talk about because that was the hardest and lowest part of my life that affects me everyday. I'll share that story with you next time

Your car obd analogy with deciphering issues I'd say was incorrect. As you can locate a problem to fix it. Here there's no direct route to finding a fault and no direct 'fix'. That lack of control is what I believe is causing you the stress

You need to take a step back for a hour, day or week whichever and evaluate what will make you happy that you can put in place today?
For me it was making 1:10 scale parts. No idea why but the fun I had put the bad behind me.
You have savings, a roof to live under and opportunities. I had none of the above. I made what I have today from literally nothing, and the people wonder why I can be so arrogant, because I damn well earnt that right. So I'm pretty sure you can do that too.

Don't spend time looking down, make rough plans but don't put yourself in a corner with immediate deadlines. I took 4/5 years to get what I have.. it doesn't happen overnight. Small goals first Paul

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imho before these few yrs of looking for companionship,
I once remember watching madmax when young and concluded meh the worlds gonna end anyway (with global warming, eco crash, doomsday etc) and would rather not involve women & kids into that world only to lose it..ok reading that back maybe I took the film too literally hahaa
anyway as a result my only focus had only been just work and cars, being single was no prob, nothing to worry bout. never going out socially and never get involved with any females at work cos thats bad.

I can only technically count 3 rejections and lisa being my first proper but
very short term gf attempt. everyone else would normally prob go through alot more attempts, including my sister till she found her hubby also by fluke but me imo I prob couldn't go through that. but things change through life.

I'm proud that I left my last job, no regrets, saved myself from the chains of a worse state.

yes it's prob a phase in life and all the bad things of this yr happening at once seeming out of my control had prob exaggerated the feeling of rejection that I had bad time dealing with n always become anxious when daydreaming.

agree bout the no direct fault/fix cos it's a huge complex issue just like life.
our past upbringing, trauma, bullying, experiences, aspirations, education, etc all define who we are, our psychology, beliefs, behavior and is hard to fix these deep issues.

my engine ain't exactly blown catastrophically, tis just a misfire from low fuel.
best next step is prob keep moving, be open to sipping on whatever fuel (job) is nearby till I find the service station.

working on me car or 3d printer or fixing anything helps pre-occupy the mind.
Vitus (Daren) also suggested exercise that worked for him, and tbh that's a point.
I used to cycle loads as a teen but since uni at 18 I stopped and no surprise fitness goes downhill and with low efficiency of the body (just like a sludging stale engine) become tired lazy unmotivated.
so perhaps it's time to dust off the bike :p

ur a wealth of wise strong advice ;) thanks m8
 
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There really is no rush at all and try not to worry about other people views and pressures, do what you want and what makes you happy, its your life at the end of the day, no one elses.

Just take your time to re gather yourself, then make a plan and execute it step by step, things will pick up before you know it :)

I have too much anxiety, tis just me.
but yeah I should forget and just move on step by step.
 
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Good software developers and 3d designers are hard to come by, and there's lots of work out there for them.

Get you're CV sorted, find a job in that area and you'll be laughing :)
Get your CV sorted, then sent it to me, I may know nothing about 3d software design, but in year of appointing people I know what makes a good CV...

CV & portfolio is my next priority then find & apply for appropriate prospects.

maybe I'm being picky & being bitter bout my past experience but I don't see myself being a 3D games developer again, sitting & staring 24/7 at code while I rot away. one main reason why I left last job, heart wasn't into it, wasn't actually being rewarded for it and there's tons better ppl at it.

I'll send ya me pollyp specification list when I'm done matte :p
 

SirChris

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3 rejections...####...i could count a good ####ing thousands...got laid a good few times though :D m8 its all maths and probability. just keep trying. same with cars, women, business, life, cats, enlightenment and anal sex... you just gotta keep trying :p
 
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to fit some longer studs at the rear to support the 8mm spacer I needed to make some hollow wheel nuts.

so grinded the ends off the old nuts

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rounded the edges

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tried to clean/tap the threads near the end so the nut can screw through the new long studs without binding but the soft DIY bolt obviously can't cut the harder steel nut

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so instead I drill the obstructing last few threads off with a 12mm bit and that worked

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here's how little threads the current wheel nuts are being used so adding 8mm spacer will definately need longer studs

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well i dont know so going to keep this to myself :) as usual.
could this be a good opportunity to have a donate link (MSC wide, for all)
for the reason of time is money. and lots of us have had your time of you for genuine problem solving and I hate eating up someones minutes :) as seen in all business time is money.i saved money so you should make money.

your blog index should also be available as an application 100% sure on that one. i'd buy it.
The gurlsey thing is moth to fire?
 
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well i dont know so going to keep this to myself :) as usual.
could this be a good opportunity to have a donate link (MSC wide, for all)
for the reason of time is money. and lots of us have had your time of you for genuine problem solving and I hate eating up someones minutes :) as seen in all business time is money.i saved money so you should make money.

your blog index should also be available as an application 100% sure on that one. i'd buy it.
The gurlsey thing is moth to fire?

I wouldn't know where to start with that, or if it's morally seems right? I mean yea if I was running my blog as a business then my time & knowledge would be valuable but the origin of this blog was about sharing my discoveries, my passion for luv of cars with the msc community as open source to give help back to those who helped me at the beginning and newcomers like me back in 2006. I didn't worry bout trying to profit from this cos I "had" another unrelated job.

it's odd that my index page ain't working properly on the msc app. my wish is one day I'll be able to document & organise the entire blog into a sorted out website like that k12 one. that'd be a huge task.

hehee yeah in my newbie experience, involving girls always gets messy and as I recently found out, are completely misunderstood angels with a hidden unspoken and intensely complicated rule book to operate that's thicker than the service manual of a lexus or merc. I've only glanced at the quick start leaflet lol :D
 
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Why don't you own a tap and die set Paul, you have everything else

I do. have a metric & imperial (useless) tap & die set and an M12 1.25 die for the wheel studs / steering rack but I don't have an M12 1.25 tap, never needed it much and would cost afew ££ each
 
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imho before these few yrs of looking for companionship,
I once remember watching madmax when young and concluded meh the worlds gonna end anyway (with global warming, eco crash, doomsday etc) and would rather not involve women & kids into that world only to lose it..ok reading that back maybe I took the film too literally hahaa
anyway as a result my only focus had only been just work and cars, being single was no prob, nothing to worry bout. never going out socially and never get involved with any females at work cos thats bad.

I can only technically count 3 rejections and lisa being my first proper but
very short term gf attempt. everyone else would normally prob go through alot more attempts, including my sister till she found her hubby also by fluke but me imo I prob couldn't go through that. but things change through life.

I'm proud that I left my last job, no regrets, saved myself from the chains of a worse state.

yes it's prob a phase in life and all the bad things of this yr happening at once seeming out of my control had prob exaggerated the feeling of rejection that I had bad time dealing with n always become anxious when daydreaming.

agree bout the no direct fault/fix cos it's a huge complex issue just like life.
our past upbringing, trauma, bullying, experiences, aspirations, education, etc all define who we are, our psychology, beliefs, behavior and is hard to fix these deep issues.

my engine ain't exactly blown catastrophically, tis just a misfire from low fuel.
best next step is prob keep moving, be open to sipping on whatever fuel (job) is nearby till I find the service station.

working on me car or 3d printer or fixing anything helps pre-occupy the mind.
Vitus (Daren) also suggested exercise that worked for him, and tbh that's a point.
I used to cycle loads as a teen but since uni at 18 I stopped and no surprise fitness goes downhill and with low efficiency of the body (just like a sludging stale engine) become tired lazy unmotivated.
so perhaps it's time to dust off the bike :p

ur a wealth of wise strong advice ;) thanks m8
Having time to sit and think too much means you'll sit pulling yourself apart. You have an active mind much like myself. Occupying said active mind requires a lot of effort

Few people know what n why. If you did you'd understand. I highly believe in mental strength. Overcoming a self imposed state for example addiction like the common smoking (apart from when you become medically reliable) to me would seem easy. It's that power of the mind
 
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My most recent purchase of said m12 x 1.25 tap.. I can confirm for one tap. It was not cheap

exactly. whenever I popped down to my local Cromwell shop & ordered a long shank m10 1.5 tap or the M12 1.25 I almost shat at the price :eek:
you can get a metric halfords tap die set for £40 but to get a single big tap/die from cromwell costs bout the same !?
 
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Having time to sit and think too much means you'll sit pulling yourself apart. You have an active mind much like myself. Occupying said active mind requires a lot of effort

Few people know what n why. If you did you'd understand. I highly believe in mental strength. Overcoming a self imposed state for example addiction like the common smoking (apart from when you become medically reliable) to me would seem easy. It's that power of the mind

indeed if I sit around I tend to daydream, whether it's thinking/solving an idea (car or work or generic) or anxiety playing back "what ifs" or "regret I shoulda done this" (especially after any major events). often find myself washing and then just stood glazing pausing at the thoughts for few mins and had to shake it off.

u can imagine this doesn't help my sleeping difficulty.

yes having the right mindset & attitude is absolutely essential & powerful to healing or progress ourselves. without it, I wouldn't of challenged myself to learn bout cars at all or learned to program or develop games or completed my education & work or even meet anyone.
so with plans of CV, job hunt, endlessly fixing kasandra, biking, learn cooking, there's a fair bit to keep me busy :p
 
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I only have enough motivation to do things abit at a time so progress is slow.

thought lets replace the old PAS fluid. bumper off

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the RH chassis is going

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poked the LH and oh ffs crap bloody rot. her underpants is finally breaking apart :rolleyes:
well I'll have to somehow replace the entire front panel someday before germany which could also fix her wonky bumper/headlight alignment.

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drained old dark oil

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this tow hook only barely held on by two side bolts, third bolt musta snapped off when twas towed off track at cadwell modified live 2014

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fitted all back, can't do much bout the rust hole, ain't major and need to use car soon

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fill with new steering oil & bleed tomorrow
 
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filled new pas oil, asda castrol oil down to £13 so got two, knowing how much oil she drinks :) went for drive and she's all ok now. gonna pickup new seats later on then visit santapod tomorrow ;)
chloes mildreds fixed so no need for the 2hr detour.
 
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went to newcastle to pickup the new seats, met Adam a nice chap.

two relatively new'ish seats

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tiny bit a wear but mostly firm & intact

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slight spatter under the drivers

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since its a used seat, gave it a brief valet wash wipe

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old drivers seat vs new. notice the deep big indent of my arse biscuits moulded onto the blue seat base lol
its like homer simpsons couch with the big imprint, tis what made it comfy

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the belt buckle was held at the pivot bolt

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the new one had this cover

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easy removed to reveal the bolt

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there's a little difference in the bolts. the old seat had a longer larger 15mm pivot while the new seat has a short narrow 14mm pivot

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enlarged the hole to 16mm to fit the larger bolt & hold the buckle

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had to mount the buckle bracket on the outer side of the bolt which means there would be a big gap to the tip so the buckle would just always drop pointing down.
so to make it snug I wedged a spare injector gromet to keep the bracket in place

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rails swapped

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fitted the new seat. it's midnight and just need the drivers seat doing so that'll do for now. at least the important seat is highlighted :p

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sat in it a oh gosh this is abit high lol
cos I'm used to the 6yr old worn saggy low blue seats, the new seat base is much firmer, stiffer, higher and feels so different. just like wear new shoes they need awhile to bed in.
if only they could be made out of memory foam.
k ready for a trip to santapod
 
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what shall I do with old blue seats? wanna get rid since they take up family dining room.
anyone want em? passenger seats fine, drivers obviously well sagged n need recusioning.
attempt to recusion the old seat myself? somehow custom foam mound it?
chuck em at scrappys?
 
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twas a nice day at santapod yesterday. set off at 9, near the venue my phones silly satnav kept losing signal & power so got abit lost, eventually ignored the slow gps position and just vaguely read the map till I saw the signs n got there 2pm. note to bring actual tomtom next time.

got in, parked up near the fairground, went out to find the guys.
at the long car queue spotted Antony in franks white K11 fixing his last min ghetto intercooler n chatted awhile :)
then spotted Max further back. Chris & Andy then popped over :)
followed andy to beth in chris's car after she had a run.

was gonna pick me car up but since it ain't going on the strip anyway and the queue is huge I way as well go sign up £25 as driver and go for a run in his car,
time was running out near the 5pm cutoff. was gonna let andy have a go but cos he had a go and I just paid £25, they lemme have the last run.
well no time to get familiar with it fully but meh :p
tried his multiplate clutch and actually it ain't bad, felt bit like mine, progressive but with sharper bite near the end.
twas near the end of queue, getting excitingly nervous controlling this shaking angry car :D
oh gawd this is mental. getting butterflies.

guy in blue fiesta burning out his semi slicks, prob no point here cos it's just road tyres so followed him to xmas tree.
2lights, 4lights, amber, rev 5k
green, gradually release clutch & WOT, lost some traction once boost peaks in 1st gear n lifted off slightly to regrip, focus on rev light, ping! it quickly hit limiter doh shift faster,
2nd gear another wheelspin at peak boost, ping! shift to 3rd much quicker.
soley focused on the limiter & keeping straight.
the fiesta had a better launch but looking over I soon caught up n gradually past him at the finish, forgot to look at the times.
fans on.

ooh that was exciting :D thank you chris ;):cool:
drove back to pits, dunno where ppl are or how to get back to the queue but spotted a black K11 sr with gold Rotas n parked there.
chris ran over to get in queue for the last run. beth was also due a run in andys car but eventually twas 5pm shut and missed it :/

we all went over to the camp site, packing up chris's car, I got me car n parked over there n beth sorting out afew beauty shots :cool:
here's some of mine

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after just 200m there she lost a whole dipstick so had to fill up 1L of oil.
we drove out to grab some food at M1 service station, anatonys K11 lost coolant so filled up water.
I filled up n began to very long dark drive back home till 2am and a very aching lower back, this new seat needs alot of bedding in.
 
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this morning checked the levels and after 500m to/from santapod she's lost 1.8L of oil :eek: that won't help the trip to germany

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the breather-inlet catch has only a speck of oil

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the crankcase-PCV catch on the other hand caught abit

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got 100ml after 500m of cruising 70mph

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internal port dripping of oil

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gonna redo the air filter inlet pipe so got some SS 60mm pipe

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with the wheel nuts cut, let's extend the studs so removed the rear hubs

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ah the RH inner bearing seal is wearing out oddly, will eventually need new hubs when they begin to go

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removed the old un-used abs ring for better acces to the studs

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new longer studs vs stock

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the new one's 24mm longer and has 47 teeth splines vs 36 teeth of the standard

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insert the new stud

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lubed the stud & nuts with engine oil

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tighten the wheel nut hard with an extended old socket wrench to force the new stud into the hub till the flat head is flush with the hub

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stud inserted

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inserted the rest of the studs

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the predator fast track rear pads are now running abit low at 4-5mm after recently fixing the brake bias to get more pressure rearwards.
haynes says they should be 6-7mm.

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grabbed the old stock rear pads and are 6-7mm so wirebrushed & refitted em

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fitted the 8mm spacer

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and bolted up

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now with the rear wheels 8mm spaced, looks much batter matching the fronts

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cos the 8mm spacer bore is slightly larger than the hub and without applying any tape to centre it, wonder it it'll unbalance it.
went for a drive down motorway and nope tis still smooth n no vibrations :)

btw forgot to mention,
after getting these wheels all refurbed & balanced and applied new tape to keep the pulsar discs & front wheels perfectly centred on the hub, when I cruised down to santapod the car & steering wheel was soo smooth, tis lovely :cool:
 

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Mine developed an annoying on power pull to the right...
Turns out the right hand track rod end is shot and almost fell apart on the way home...

I'm gonna strip and rebuild the entire front suspension and when I have a welder, cut the ball joints off and rose joint everything.
Maybe..
Lol.

Looking good polly
 
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Andy h701, any news on the new dampers shipping progress? Tracking?
How's the manifold? Flange models on dropbox.
Btw did u book our Jae tickets?
 
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pollyp

pollyp

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the two SS inlet pipes arrived

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same thickness

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wirebrushed the ends to remove any coatings to make welding easier

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tacked together

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and pulse welded it with stick welder

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trimmed to length

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to support the pipe on the alternator bracket rather than with zipties, I welded a bracket underneath

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drilled & tapped the alternator bracket

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and all mounted n solid

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so now the plumbing looks neater

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to sort out the dipstick which was close to the manifold (limits andys turbo mani pipe routes) and was awquid to access between the hot manifold & inlet pipe, I trimmed a spare stick

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threaded the end of a brake line as the extended handle

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the nut & washer acts as a stopper while the silicon tube forms a seal

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crimped the brake line onto the cut dipstick

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bent the end of the brake line to form a handle

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to jam & lock the dipstick to the brake line further, I form this clip

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clamp in vice to jam the two parts

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locked in place

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and now the dipstick neatly goes under the inlet pipe and clears the manifold. andy you can now cut that dipstick placeholder off the jig :)

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pollyp

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to move the rear axle forward to stop it hitting the exhaust and to realign the steering, I'll have to remove & overhaul the rusted lower trailing arms

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wirebrushed as much rust off the nut & cut any exposed threads off so it won't jam the removal of the nut.

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loosened the nut & bolt off the bushing with no problems, ooh that's always so satisfying when an old fixing ain't seized, saves alot of work :cool:

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lower arm removed

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the bolts were greased alot when I first fitted em, which helped the removal tday

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removing the ends from the adjustment thread

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removed the locking nuts

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after carefully wirebrushing & recutting the threads clean with a dremel, the nuts now thread all the way in

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wirebrushed a thick layer of cracked rust off the arms

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and painted with direct to rust hammerite red

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pollyp

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talking to andy at santapod bout my thoughts of lightening a 1-piece 1.3 flywheel for the 200mm clutch on my turbo setup, he says not a good idea due to it's brittleness n heat cycle cracking after removing material, especially in my application of 160ftlb being used as a daily with occasional long trackdays at max rpm.
a custom billet flywheel maybe better.

what are my options?
just browsing at afew sites that make custom steel/aluminium flywheels in any mass and dread at how much it could cost?
unless there's a flywheel out there that fits the CG crank, with a 1.3 starter ring, correct face offset & diameter and bout 3-5kg? it'll also be machined to fit the current 200mm clutch.
 
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The alloy GA16 fidanza is an option eh paul (like armado,s)

ooh that is an option, wonder if the threads already suited for my 200mm clutch & PP.

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found some on US ebay but at est £290 plus import tax etc it ain't gonna happen anytime soon till I have enough savings. so I guess I'm stuck with this heaving 8kg 3-piece flywheel at nurburgring till I can afford another upgrade once I get a job/life.
 
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changed me mind bout the red paint, that hammerite red paint always takes forever to cure so wiped it off with carb cleaner

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and repainted with matt black tthat'll dry faster :D

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Have you thought about the TTV racing flywheels Paul? Il be getting mine re machined for a 200mm clutch soon

not heard of them, tis new to me.
just looking at their product list, obviously a cg13de ain't on there and I have a different clutch,

but if someone has the answer to this Q, what nissan model was my 200mm helix organic clutch & PP originally intended for?
with the make & model, maybe it might already exist in their list, or I order a fidanza flywheel for that make model n I just bolt this clutch onto it?

u get a quote from TTV?
 
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