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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:55 pm 
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Just picked this up off ebay for £465, with a weeks MOT. As the sun's been out I thought I might as well MOT it and run it for a while to make sure the engine's good . Cost me £26 in rear brake parts to get it through

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Gave it an oil change today before giving it the beans, and WOOOHOOO!! It's a flying machine!! Got an M50 inlet manifold to fit which should add about 30bhp. OMG it'll be mental in a Haynes!!
The engines been to the moon and back (several times) at 220k+ but has loads of service history , you can't hear it running, and it passed MOT emissions with totally shagged plugs a blocked air filter and oil like tar. So with a bit of TLC I think it'll make a decent donor. It's the first time I've driven one of these and it's a cracking smooth engine that pulls from nothing and just gets stronger and stronger as the revs rise.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:57 pm 
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Got the M50 manifold on now. Not a job I'll be in a hurry to do again!! Absolute tw@t to get off!!
What looks like a 1-2hr job, easily ran into a full 1/2 day to complete.
Anyway, it's on now c/w its 'remapped' ECU and it goes like stink!! I reckon it's faster in a straight line than the 3.0 V6 MR2 I built, so easy to believe it's putting 230bhp out. If anything it's smoother to drive too, which is a bonus.
I'm still struggling to get my head around how mental this is going to be in a '7'!! :o :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:43 pm 
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ABSOLUTE BARGAIN :lol: Does this mean the builds back on?


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ABSOLUTE BARGAIN :lol: Does this mean the builds back on?
Soon, yes :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:57 pm 
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Yessssssss . Another insane build . :lol:

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Were all doooooooooooooooooomed :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:00 pm 
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Thanks for the encouragement guys :D


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Thanks for the encouragement guys :D

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Thanks for the encouragement guys :D
I think the beemer is the next logical mainstream donor for the Haynes. Its about time someone realised this and sorted a revision for the book bones etc to accommodate the running gear. Anyway Nick you look far to young to be driving :)

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Thanks for the encouragement guys :D
Anyway Nick you look far to young to be driving :)

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It's because I moisturise ;)


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