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Platinum Grey Leon Cupra R ** UPDATE PAGE 8! **

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by Shaunyboy, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Shaunyboy

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    Hi guys, thought it was about time i posted some pics of my cupra. I bought it in a bit of a sorry state and have put a bit of cash into it, new brakes all round etc and am currently doing the engine.

    Got some 6000k HID's on the way for it and did a bit of headlight correction today, wetsanded some scratches out and polished them and they have come up great, also installed some LED side lights aswell. Also got some tailored mats on the way :D

    Heres some pics off the advert, havent got none yet :(

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  2. Nimzy

    Nimzy Active Member

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    Congrats on the purchase! Was this the car for sale on PH that was advertised in Bham?? If so i was going to buy the car but something about the price kept telling me not to, when i spoke to the seller he told me he didnt have any service history with the car, which i thought was abit strange for a 54 reg car. Glad to see a member on here has got the car, i really liked the looks of it its a lovely colour, hope it all goes well for you mate. and once the engine is done and if u wanna sell for the same price i wouldnt say no lol
     
  3. Rocky Rocastle

    Rocky Rocastle AKA Tim

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    OUCH :( good luck getting her sorted, hope you haven't been put off
     
  4. hughes86

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    nice hope it all goes smoothly, where in manchester you from mate?
     
  5. Shaunyboy

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    Ashton mate,

    Yes it was off piston heads and from birmingham, i found enough faults to get it for 4700, im gna get it upto scratch dont worry, needs 4 new wheels im not even going to entertain repairing them but there least of my worries.
     
  6. Nimzy

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    Thats a good price as long as you dont have to spend too much on it.
     
  7. Shaunyboy

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    Well im halfway through my engine rebuild, i sourced an AUQ head off a skoda forum, no cams in and needed some exhaust vavles, £65 posted. I took all the valves out my current head, except 2 in cylinder 2, so i had 2 good vavles which i cleaned up, and got 2 brand new ones today. Heres a few pics of the head rebuild so far.
    New pistons are in, bottom end all torqued up and rebuilt, sump on & sealed, bottom end timed up, so just have the head to do and i am putting it on monday :D
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  8. Shaunyboy

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    Engine Swap:

    Here are some pics of the engine swap that is currently under way.

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  9. Shaunyboy

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    Heres some more -

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  10. Rich23 UK

    Rich23 UK Slave to my LCR

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    God it looks so sad when it's out of the car like that. :(

    Looks like your cracking on though. Nice to see the progress your making with it. [B)]
     
  11. Shaunyboy

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    All i need to do with new engine is take the head off, put my bam pistons in, new HG, head bolts, and then new timing belt and we are ready :)
     
  12. Rich23 UK

    Rich23 UK Slave to my LCR

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    You make it sound so easy. lol I wish :D
     
  13. Shaunyboy

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    Its all easy its just nuts and bolts isnt it :) just unsure about piston rings, if i use them out the old engine if its a good one then should be no problems, new ones are like 100 a cylinder :(
     
  14. Rich23 UK

    Rich23 UK Slave to my LCR

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    Not sure mate. All I know is piston rings are good for cleaning up pistons. There an ideal size to get all the gung out. I learnt that last night. lol :D
     
  15. Shaunyboy

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    Yeah break and old one and can scrape the ring seats out. I tend to find turps is a good cleaner for them, soak them and use a brush and they come out like brand new :O ive gone turps mad recently :( started cleaning the gearbox with it, cleand the sump the other week :cry:
     
  16. Rich23 UK

    Rich23 UK Slave to my LCR

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    :lol::lol::lol:
    As long as you don't have a bath in it I reckon it's ok. :D
     
  17. Shaunyboy

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    Might work when im next under the car and coverd in crud aha. Brake cleaner is too expensive to clean engine parts with, its an expensive habbit is cleaning engines LOL.
     
  18. Rich23 UK

    Rich23 UK Slave to my LCR

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    Well perhaps you could offer your cleaning services to all your neighbors. :D

    You could pay for your new engine in no time. :funk:
     
  19. Shaunyboy

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    Some more pics of how it is

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    Unfortunatly i forgot to mention the powersteering pump fell on my face from where it was resting ocne removed it and has probably fractured my cheekbone and has a hugge cut the size of my little finger :(
     
  20. Rich23 UK

    Rich23 UK Slave to my LCR

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    Oh dear. This thing seems cursed! :headhurt:
     

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