XIL - A Rolling Project

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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby cliff » Fri 01.07.2016, 21:28

epipete wrote:I'll be interested to hear how you get on with the Struts, I fitted a pair a few years back and found they left the bonnet sitting a little high, not terribly, but apparent nevertheless. You're more 'the perfectionist' (which I admire) than I am so I'm interested to see if this is also a problem for you and if so how you manage it.

I thought welding part of the strut bracket (the upright) to the hinge might do it (and toyed with getting a set of hinges off the Aftersales to play with) but it's beyond my skill set!


Pete, it does sit a little high but its not noticeable unless you are really looking for it. May be able to adjust it a bit more.
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby Scott » Mon 04.07.2016, 08:53

Yes I will post pictures soon!
About bushes not very sure but I had done a major service in both suspensions 3 years ago and consider that car hasn't been used the last year. So they're kinda new but I might go for new when I order the GAZ set. What is your experience with gaz's?
My alternator has been reconditioned also 3 years ago,became totally new (cost 400euro!!), gear cables are new and better as my old one were cut(!!) and had to replace them with a new flywheel/clutch kit strong enough for 300bhp.
In general, after the rebuilt of the engine, I am gonna be ok from there, so I have to go for chip, exhaust,brakes of course and shocks! Then it's about the looks :) 8)
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby HJ2 » Mon 04.07.2016, 09:00

What clutch kit did you use then? 8)
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby cliff » Mon 04.07.2016, 19:58

Scott wrote:Yes I will post pictures soon!
About bushes not very sure but I had done a major service in both suspensions 3 years ago and consider that car hasn't been used the last year. So they're kinda new but I might go for new when I order the GAZ set. What is your experience with gaz's?
My alternator has been reconditioned also 3 years ago,became totally new (cost 400euro!!),


Alternator from Wood Autos was about 130 pounds, you were royally ripped off there.

Like the GAZ but I did have some corrosion issues, GAZ replaced them for me and are still ok. Remember, springs do sag over time as well.
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby Scott » Mon 04.07.2016, 22:42

cliff wrote:
Scott wrote:Yes I will post pictures soon!
About bushes not very sure but I had done a major service in both suspensions 3 years ago and consider that car hasn't been used the last year. So they're kinda new but I might go for new when I order the GAZ set. What is your experience with gaz's?
My alternator has been reconditioned also 3 years ago,became totally new (cost 400euro!!),


Alternator from Wood Autos was about 130 pounds, you were royally ripped off there.

Like the GAZ but I did have some corrosion issues, GAZ replaced them for me and are still ok. Remember, springs do sag over time as well.


Yes here in Greece the're trying to robb you. Now I have to pay 1000euro for some really little turbo servicing, some dust filling in exhaust manifold, springs and some little things for pistons (some metals) and labour.
Anyway I hope they have done good job I'm getting the car soon guys!!
But I should ask about the clutch kit. Exedy maybe??
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby HJ2 » Tue 05.07.2016, 08:00

I have an Exedy clutch kit, but I am not aware that this is an upgrade :-D
I'd need to compare the part nrs.However, it is not very important since I am not about to install another :oops:

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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby HJ2 » Fri 15.07.2016, 10:34

What is a good adress in Europe to get a clutch kit nowadays?
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby dapinky » Fri 15.07.2016, 10:59

HJ2 wrote:What is a good adress in Europe to get a clutch kit nowadays?


I know it isn't Europe, but I still don't think you can beat USA for these things - my clutch kit arrived from Rock Auto less than a week after being ordered.
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby Peter D » Mon 18.07.2016, 23:39

Any experiences with the SJ kit SJ100Q0001 ?
On the pic it says Exedy, though the kit looks not as extensive as the one on RockAuto (extra bearing, align aid and grease).
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby chrisP » Tue 19.07.2016, 16:38

I second RockAuto for clutch kits, well packaged and arrived in the week. Alot less money than most places as well.

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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby cliff » Wed 10.08.2016, 20:09

:agree:
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby cliff » Wed 10.08.2016, 20:27

Time for some fluids and a last check.

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Outside under her own power for the first time in ages.

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A few little issues, a fuel leak from the pressure regulator, cured by replacing the seal. Idle was way too high but noticed that I had left the vacuum pipe to the brake servo off.

Worst problem was that the gearbox jammed in a forward gear, so called Alan Voigt who overhauled the box, he suggested that the selectors may have moved in transit. I removed the selector box, reseated everything and put it back together, all good. Noticed the reversing light was on tried so select gears again, jammed. Selector box off again, found out that the new reversing light switch was jamming the mechanism. A thicker washer than the one supplied cured the problem. Thanks to Alan and Mark for their assistance today.

Need to bleed the brakes, compressor gave up the ghost today, then have a look at the cooling fans. Getting closer to MoT and road test.
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby tigerdog » Sun 04.09.2016, 01:28

Looks super. I like the body-colour spark plug cover, too. Tiny details make it special.
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Re: XIL - A Rolling Project

Postby cliff » Fri 17.03.2017, 10:56

I have no idea where the time has gone since my last post so the poor car has just been sitting in the garage.

Made a determined effort to get the brakes bled on this trip to the UK, no air at the calipers but still no pressure at the pedal. Started the car and after a few minutes, clouds of white smoke, I found that brake fluid is being sucked through the servo into the engine. I guess the BMC seal has gone, allowing fluid into the servo, unfortunately this means the servo has to come out for overhaul/replacement.

Ironic given that this is one of the few parts I haven't replaced or had overhauled. The BMC is not too difficult but the servo looks like a different story, according to the manual, facia, steering column, & pedal box out! Luckily I have found an firm to refurb it not too far away in Rochdale. A "new" one is likely to have seals that are more than 20 years old and as mine has to come out anyway, there is no point fitting an unknown second hand unit. New hoses and one way valve and it should all be good but that has to wait until my next trip in April.
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