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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:36 pm

Paul G wrote:Looking good Danny but don't forget to do the inside edge of the rear valance - they rot like anything if just left.


Thanks Paul, I tried to get at it but kind of awkward to get to! I'm guessing I should be trying to get as much of the rust off before I start spraying it as well?

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Paul G » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:01 am

Yep! If you can get some zinc paint or anti rust primer on it too before you wax oyl it.

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby andyd » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:21 pm

Looks good Danny.
I think you made the right decision with clear Waxoyl.
Mine was done with it a couple of weeks ago, and I just bought a 400ml tin so it can be topped up easily if necessary when next on a ramp :)

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Looks good Danny . :beer:
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 pm

Hi Danny,
Great work there!
It was definitely the correct decision to use clear Waxoyl. The finish it gives is much more pleasing than the black stuff.

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:05 pm

Hi Danny,

As already said great job there fella. Nice one ! That hammerite has made a great job of the petrol tank mate. I need to do mine too so think that I will use the same as you. What hammerite did you use Danny as there are a few finishes ? Great job with the brake drum too !

Keep up the great work mate :D

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Thanks guys, always helps me get through the jobs with a little support! :)

Nick I used the smooth Hammerite for the petrol tank, I've used the textured/cracked look finish for things I'll see like the radiator infill panel, but for things people won't see I've just gone for smooth black hammerite in a can, much easier to spray on rather than painting it on!

And thanks for the advice Paul, will make sure I prep it properly before I waxoyl the rear valence

I'll have to pick up some more of the clear waxoyl stuff as it really works a treat, just need to do the other car now!!

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:56 pm

Little change of coolant the other day... Looks shiny, not bad!
Getting the car set up on the rolling road (finally!) the day before the Ace and sorting a new S/S exhaust (hopefully) soon so will keep this posted :)

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Jasonmarie » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:08 pm

Danny you doing the manifold & Exhaust before Ace ?
Just one thing I bet you was Hot doing that job .
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:43 pm

The car looks great Danny, especially the awesome wheels. 8-)
Is that some curtains under the car? I hope they are some old ones, not ones you are hoping to put back up before anybody notices they are missing...….. :)

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:37 am

Jasonmarie wrote:Danny you doing the manifold & Exhaust before Ace ?
Just one thing I bet you was Hot doing that job .


I was absolutely roasting yes :lol:

And unfortunately not, car is being dropped off on Weds 15th to have the manifold done, then once that's sorted I'll get the rest of the exhaust done but will keep this thread updated!

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The car looks great Danny, especially the awesome wheels. 8-)
Is that some curtains under the car? I hope they are some old ones, not ones you are hoping to put back up before anybody notices they are missing...….. :)

Andrew.


Thanks Andrew, to be honest I didn't want the curtains down as they just got soaking wet once the old coolant started spilling everywhere and I had to keep laying in it! Was my parent's driveway though and they didn't want it all over the driveway so made me use them :lol:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:48 pm

Capri looking great Danny. Very shiny indeed !! Nice one mate. That s/s exhaust sounds the dogs. Who are you getting to from mate ? Bet that will set you back a few quid but be fantastic. You keeping with the 3" straight through ?
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:48 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:Capri looking great Danny. Very shiny indeed !! Nice one mate. That s/s exhaust sounds the dogs. Who are you getting to from mate ? Bet that will set you back a few quid but be fantastic. You keeping with the 3" straight through ?


You aren't wrong! :lol:

I'm planning to use these guys http://flowtechexhausts.co.uk/exhausts- ... on/3529981 to make the manifold as they quoted about £450 to make one that is similar in style/design to the sportex manifold, and once I have the manifold sorted I'm planning to go to the Powerflow guys and they can do the rest as they previously quoted £350 for the manifold back so might take a few pay-days before I can get it all done!!

Powerflow said that they can basically just replicate the same exhaust I have currently but just in Stainless so hopefully I can keep the 3" straight through! :cheers: :beer:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:18 pm

Nice one Danny. That's gonna be some exhaust system you will have mate. I really like the sportex but yep would deffo love a stainless system but got so many other plans for B112 this will have to wait but I cant wait to see yours when done...and hear it too of course :shock: :lol:
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:33 am

A 3" straight through will make houses shake on their foundations when you rumble past. 8-)
Great! :D

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:47 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:A 3" straight through will make houses shake on their foundations when you rumble past. 8-)
Great! :D

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Fingers crossed!! It will definitely be interesting trying to sneak home late at night! :lol:

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby andyd » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:23 pm

D366Y wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:A 3" straight through will make houses shake on their foundations when you rumble past. 8-)
Great! :D

Andrew.


Fingers crossed!! It will definitely be interesting trying to sneak home late at night! :lol:

I've had Powerflow in the past, either Catback systems or rear box only, and was happy with the quality of the work and the sound I asked for....
But be warned they can somehow sap power as I found on my Impreza, but that had the rear box only.

:goodluck: with yours!

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby D366Y » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:11 pm

andyd wrote:I've had Powerflow in the past, either Catback systems or rear box only, and was happy with the quality of the work and the sound I asked for....
But be warned they can somehow sap power as I found on my Impreza, but that had the rear box only.

:goodluck: with yours!


Cheers Andy!

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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:58 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:A 3" straight through will make houses shake on their foundations when you rumble past


Mehinks Danny does more than just 'rumble' past Andrew :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Laser + GL

Postby Taff50ish » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:14 am

Hi Danny,

Sorry, I’m a little late to this party, just a thought. Have you tried HPE??? Ford tuning specialists and they have made some automotive porn when they have made Manifolds fella. Look back at one of the Battlesbridge visits I’ve made in the past. They have an off the shelf SS exhaust manifold for £425.00 and you won’t have to worry about loosing any power....

https://hpemotorsport.co.uk/shop/exhaus ... -manifold/

Have a look Danny, they specialise in making more power from Pinto’s.... Best of luck and hope this ain’t too late to help you make your decision. All the best for now, cheers,

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