No rush on those header tanks, but there's brand new ones on ebay. Good choice of wheels tooPinched the new wiper blades off my old silver one. Look after the pennies and all that
New header tank required as what looked like a tiny pin hole crumbled as soon as I touched it. Tape will have to do for tomorrow
Started on the weight reduction. Guessing it's had a broken window at some point
Also picked up some "road" wheels to get to and from events
Good choice of wheels too
Yeah 56/57 I think. Not a lot but enough to stop it. What tyres do you have on them and any chance you'd be able to get a more straight on picture?Yep, although turns out I was misinformed about them fitting straight on. E30 centre bore is slightly smaller than micra so they need grinding out a bit.
Did our first event today and had a blast. Car ran faultlessly. Results and maybe a few piccies on the way
I'm going for 175/60 on mine, but I like a good chunky fitting tyre. Flap wheel would do a perfect job to make the centre bigger. Well done on those results too57.1mm but have been advised that some small spacers to clear the spigot and save me machining them out.
Tyre size I think is standard BMW 185/65/14 which is a bit too big as I do get scraping on the back over the bumps. Think I may try and go down to 165 and a lower profile but will depend on whatever part worns I can find. Not buying new for how little the car gets used haha
As for the results, out of 17, I came 6th overall and 2nd in class and the Mrs was 13th overall and 4th in class (proper made up she didnt come last)
Highlight was beating former rally champions in a civic and BMW in my £250 K11
Whilst moving the car today so the guys can get in to fit a new garage door, noticed that the rubber on the back windscreen has popped out slightly. This along with the broken glass now pretty much proves it has had a new screen at some point, probably fitted by someone who didn't know what they were doing. Might be able to get the bootlid off the blue one I sold for spares with the previous car to save faffing about getting the window sealed properly
That plastic strip doesn't do anything it's just a cover strip, the rear windows are bonded in same as front windows. All of those strips pull apart in the middle and shrink, if it really bothers you then sealant in the middle to cover the gap
"It just looks like a scrotum" - Jeremy Clarkson on the K12
From factory they are bonded in yes, but as I found smashed windscreen glass when stripping the interior and the seals don't seem to be on properly, I suspect someone has had a go at putting in a 2nd hand screen and probably not done the best job. But I may just get busy with the sealant as the sunroof needs doing anyway so I can ditch the tape around it.
Just ordered the paint for the respray. I think it could be a K11 first