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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 06:40:45 PM »
They are to help to stiffen the top strut at the front. They are very nice !

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 06:44:17 PM »
That\'s a nice find under there..probably expensive.Makes up for that 66 pound gasket!
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 07:02:50 PM »
damn straight! i must admit i giggled a little to myself

especially when i found a unopened bank statement of the previous owners under the seats.

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 07:34:27 PM »
In my 20s when i was awful with money i never opened my bank statements! Either he had loads in there or mucho skint....spill the beans!
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 07:54:13 PM »
http://www.a-spec.com/home.html

Think your top mount braces are from this tuning shop from the US of A.
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 08:15:58 PM »
He was broke until I gave him too much money for a car he beasted

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 08:22:41 PM »
Quote from: boosted;871301
http://www.a-spec.com/home.html

Think your top mount braces are from this tuning shop from the US of A.


Cheers for that, looks like they don\'t do them no more, I will just take them off and powder cost them then reinstall

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2014, 10:34:38 PM »
I would say they are from auto select in Japan.

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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2014, 11:19:39 PM »
Auto select ...The fonts looks more like it. Suspect a few hundred quid....its a pretty rare mod...wonder if any more goodies on there.
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« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2014, 06:14:53 PM »
Definitely autoselect, looked them up they look good but only really do stuff for the Gtr now

Working on this crispy oily mess today




Took hours to get to here


My fingers are wrecked but now I can start tracing what this nonsensical mess is meant to do


Love making a mess


Might practise a bit on the old engine loom


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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2014, 09:03:20 PM »
Quote from: boosted;871301
http://www.a-spec.com/home.html

Think your top mount braces are from this tuning shop from the US of A.


My turbo kit is from A-spec. Sean is very helpful but my god they are slow to supply, plus the answerphone is always full ! They make some very good bits of kit though (which makes they stupidly busy !)

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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2014, 05:51:00 AM »
Clutch arrived last night big thanks too Matt p, had just enough time to deliver it to my engine builder and have a chat then straight back to work,
Off on a run to Italy for a few days so a little break from the car,

I was in the process of spraying my door handles up to a nice glossy finish and then dropped one and chipped the paint so got all flustered had a giddy fit and put them back on before I forget how, when it comes to the respray I will have my painter do it or get a aqua dip graphic on them.

Finally found someone to map and tune the car for me, after a nice long phone conversation I came away happy that this guy really knows what his talking about and knows what I want from the car.

Turbo should be arriving any time now, when it arrives I can start mocking up a downpipe system that doesn\'t look like :censored::censored::censored::censored:e, would be nice to find somewhere local that can mandrel bend 3" pipe save on a load of cuts and welds,


But that\'s all in the future right now, need to earn the pennies first

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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2014, 07:36:53 AM »
Buy your bends off eBay, there\'s all sort. You will probably only need 2x 45s and some straight

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2014, 03:37:59 PM »
Some bits came back from powder coat today, unfortunately my masking wasn\'t too great so have spent hours with a razor blade finishing but they look great, will go over the threads and bolt holes with a tap and die when I find one,

Most of this stuff is for sale as it\'s no longer of use with my single conversion, which reminds me need to update for sale


Turbo is due to arrive tomorrow so then I can start mocking up and fabbing the manifold and downpipe positions etc and eventually send the LiM off for ceramic coating,


Having a bit of a issue with my engine bay clutter at the moment, I am unsure what is needed and what is not and my engine builder rarely has time to explain every single item,

The front harness is my biggest problem, it horrible looking a hideous route and not exactly fresh,
I just cannot see why so much is needed, I\'m hoping there is a way I can consolidate all the fuses,relays and :censored::censored::censored::censored:e into one tidy spot, has anyone ever done something similar, like the race car guys but maybe not as serious.

It\'s all getting a bit serious now,

Getting annoyed that I need some parts for the next step but then the money isn\'t there or when the money is there the parts are not,

Anyone good at helping out people who jump in to deep

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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2014, 10:24:40 AM »
So postie came early today,
Big thanks to Ed