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20VT Yellow Toledo wrapping and Brembos coming soon ! BMW M140i has arrived

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by spudboy6, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Shame about the Audi,
    I like the new seat. Love a bit of carbon.
    Wrap is a great colour.
    I’m in same boat as you re tracking the car.
    Do I go all the way? Strip and Cage?
    Where does one stop?
    Being lighter makes it more nimble for sure.
    Rods would be superb it I’m going LSD first so I can lay the power down.
    Probably asked before ,Where are you based?
    Hooking up for a track day would be a laugh.
    Probably doing Bedford Autodrome 25th Feb to start the year off.


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    BC Coilovers, ARB’s +loads more.
     
  2. spudboy6

    spudboy6 Active Member

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    I’m in Swindon sparkie

    I agree 100% on the LSD , I would love one , maybe in the summer when it’s warmer as who likes pulling a box outside in winter ,

    I usually do
    Pembrey (Wales )
    Castle combe (Wiltshire )
    Nurburgring

    I use this company for my days as they keep numbers low normally a 40 car day and get loads of seat time .

    https://www.slipandgripautomotive.co.uk/events
    I’d be 100% up for a track day meet up !




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  3. spudboy6

    spudboy6 Active Member

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    Brembos have been stripped , painted AGAIN but this time heat cured in an oven so the high temp paint has actually gone solid . Decals fitted then to lacquer this weekend

    Rebuilt new seals and dust boots to go in .

    Brakes will then be fitted in time for the meet up .

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    Oh and don’t shoot me for painting the bleed nipples , all the hardware is being replaced they are just blocking the hole up for me :)
     
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  4. spudboy6

    spudboy6 Active Member

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    Finished off the brake callipers tonight.
    Lacquered them and then back in the oven for another hour with increasing heat from low up to 230”c for curing .

    One came out better than the other , but for a home paint job by a moron I will take this as a victory .

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  5. theoldboy

    theoldboy Modified is best

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    Very nice, love the fact you have an oven in the garage for such jobs.
     
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  6. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    I was worried for a second it might be the kitchen oven. I'm sure that would have gone down great.
     
  7. Compo1

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    Ive done the front pipes off motorbikes in a range cooker, ill do it while shes out i thought. Never thought about the odor afterwards :argue:
     
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  8. spudboy6

    spudboy6 Active Member

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    I would have been hung by the wife if that went in the main oven so got this from gum tree for £27.50 winner winner !


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  9. spudboy6

    spudboy6 Active Member

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    Not every day the Flying Scotsman comes past your house

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  10. spudboy6

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    So tonight I finally started to make my adjustable bucket seat frames .

    I took a standard seat , cut the runner off and then had a friend who is a good fabricator welder make up the mounts and retain the back and forwards movement in the seat

    Here’s some quick snaps as was getting late

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    Few attempts and adjustments but got it right in the end

    Also here’s some shots of what’s in the garage , remind me why I left here again ??

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  11. Kibby

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    My word thats some collection of cars
     
  12. spudboy6

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    Right

    I finally pulled my finger out today . Back in 2017 I started a mini project that gave me many issues and challenges .

    Yes I’m talking about the brembo brakes .

    I painted them but the paint never went off and lost heart with them . As you’d seen a few pages back I got back on track painted and baked the coating . New seals and braided lines with new hardware and ferodo ds2500 pads on Pagid discs

    One Caliper kept Leaking where the brake pipe goes in but a little extra nip tight stopped this , was so glad as this would probably have been the end of this mini project .

    Anyways some photos !! Excuse the mess

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    So what’s next . Well I’m going to buy a track slag charge pipe ,

    I’ve just had all my door handles and mirror caps painted so these will be back on some time next week .

    Then for the big meet up maybe some new wheels if I can decide which to buy .
    I’m narrowed down on two sets

    What you all think ?

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    Oh also painted the seat frame up

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  13. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    One thing I've learnt is that keeping black wheels shiny and clean is a pain in the butt hence why I'd like mine re doing to something easier...

    I've seen the top wheels on a mk2 leon (pretty much the same anyway) and I wasn't a fan personally but that's the fun of cars there is no right or wrong answer lol
     
  14. bigT's lcr

    bigT's lcr Delete. Beat. Repeat...

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    Lol just had a vision of the caliper cooking like a rotisserie chicken
     
  15. bigT's lcr

    bigT's lcr Delete. Beat. Repeat...

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    Love the colour. Ive given alot of thought to going purple...
     
  16. spudboy6

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    Purple has grown on me but I really loved the yellow

    Track slag charge pipe has now arrived

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    Your have to excuse the engine bay it needs some major loving ,

    Managed to fit the charge pipe tonight , not driven it yet to see if there’s any noise change or differences ,

    Looks great and now it makes me want to get the inlet and rocker cover polished up to match .

    Had some good progress this month , I’m awaiting delivery of my new track tyres to come in next week and then I need to decide on wheels for them ,

    New coilovers maybe next month as going to boom some more track days and the shock and spring kit I’m on at the moment I just not cutting it .

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    Did some more jobs this weekend that I’ve been putting off for ages .

    Power flex bushed the steering rack and anti roll bar

    Replaced coilovers for a new set

    Fitted a TT strut brace and the lower brace

    Replaced a cv joint

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    Track day on Monday coming (12th) so hoping these braces actually make some difference !


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  19. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    You popping up to Doncaster on the 1st for a local meet that's about 2 hours drive for me lol local is only a word haha
     
  20. spudboy6

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    I would have loved to come but I’m abroad 29-5th but I’m always up for it .

    Also if anybody fancies coming to castle Combe on Monday (12th August ) your more than welcome to come soak up the atmosphere and have some passenger laps (passenger wrist band is only £5 on the day . )

    My father in-law has also been invited to the Cupra trackday at Silverstone this week by the Cupra dealer in Swindon (he just bought a Ateca)
    I’m well upset ! But hopefully he will come home having ordered one .
     

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