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 Post subject: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Me and my cousin bought this the other week from ebay for the intention of converting it to a manual and using it on the track. We are just going to keep the 1.4 engine for the time being until we decide on which engine choice we want to go with, as it stands it has a manifold and full powerflow exhaust which we are going to change asap as it is too loud!

I drove from Blackburn this morning to pick my cousin up from Barrow In Furness and then headed over to sunderland where the car was being kept at my parents house. The car had some really crap and dangerous Ebay coilovers on it which just killed the handling and the tyres had no tread left on them either, so we took the old suspension from my cousins CRX which had lowering springs on it and his 16v alloys and fitted them to the GL today.

I have to say that i was really impressed to see how clean the car was underneath, no rust at all :) and all of the bushes look to be in good condition as well. So after fitting the suspension and wheels the car now handles like it should do again, with no bouncing when you go over any bumps lol. I am heading back to Barrow tomorrow to do a bit more work on the car, maybe service it and sort the abortion job on the stereo harmess.

Here are some pics from today, don't worry we hate the black bonnet and bumper, and once we do the sills it will be getting painted.

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:39 pm 
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Yup, twas a good day :D , not sure about the project title tho, we need to get rid of the auto box asap, even if kickdown does feel like a pikey vtec! Also need some pics of you doing some work, lol.

For anyone who is interested in the ebay coilovers, just don't do it, downright dangerous! (ps - have a spare set for sale if interested :lol: ).

A couple of pics from my camera phone:

Also had to empty an inch of water out of the O/S light, a common problem!
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See, all working now:
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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:24 am 
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Yeah already seen that mate


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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
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Yeah already seen that mate

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:47 am 
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Looks like a cracking project :-) look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:54 am 
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sounds like its gone to a good home! Good luck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:26 am 
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Its back again, good luck with the project :top:

Keep us updated :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:29 pm 
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chris, where is this car going to be kept?Will I see this in Barrow at all?

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
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I always like that baby blue colour :top:

Cars looking good will be a good project for yaself will be watching for sum updates

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
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Ash_10_3 wrote:
chris, where is this car going to be kept?Will I see this in Barrow at all?

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You will hear it around barrow before you see it lol, we moved it there yesterday as it is only just over an hour for me to get to barrow from blackburn. We have got all the parts needed for the manual conversion now apart from a new speedo cluster, but won't be picking them up until the 24th of the month.

My mate lent me his Halfords trade card yesterday and can't believe how much discount you get with it! my jack packed in yesterday so bought a new one which was supposed to be £65.99 but got that for £51, then went to get the service parts today and got halfords fully synthetic oil, plugs, filter and some bulbs for £39, the oil was suppost to be that much on it's own! also got a new ISO harness from maplins so will be sorting out the wiring the next time i get to barrow.

Thanks for the comments we love the colour as well and can't wait to get the sills sorted and get it all painted the same colour.


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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
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Ash_10_3 wrote:
chris, where is this car going to be kept?Will I see this in Barrow at all?

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Let me know when you are around next and I'll introduce you to the beast :lol: , its in the garage in the new house for now. It's as loud as the rex with tanabe SMR, or your rex even! But it sounds a bit pants with the auto box tbh, a bit too buzzzy/raspy and a lot of noise before the auto box wakes up, prob go for another mongoose/scorpion eventually. Engine is cracking, we are tempted to whack a z6 head on there as an intermediate step up in power.


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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:01 am 
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you wont hear it over my crx lol! i can't even hear my own thoughts lol

i'll be in barrow next week some time. Em has a week off so i'll just sort me out some leave as well. Why am i so excited about seeing a shitty auto civic lol.

Im so tempted right now to just getting one


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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:43 am 
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Best colour : (biased opinion) be nice to see what you do with it pal.

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 Post subject: Re: 1.4 GL Auto project
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:21 pm 
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Thanks mate, one of the lads i work with is picking up the manual conversion parts for me tomorrow so we might start on that over the weekend.


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