its amazing to see how different it looks now, I think some J spec wing mirrors (actually on the wing) would look awesome on it
the dasun Micra had these and they look fooking awesome! although in all my years hunting micra parts i've never found any and i can usually find anything K10 related if you need anything rare let me know mate i'll hook you up super turbo engines etc
After the sprint session at RRG it had become apparent that the rack was moving about on it's mounts, which could well account for why the steering felt a little vague. Tonight I finally got round to having a look at it, there was quite a lot of lateral movement. The rack is mounted in 2 rubber bushes, each with a strap securing it to the bulkhead. Only the o/s one has a rib either side on the rack to locate it, and this was where the movement was. I kept the rack off the trailer as a spare and this still had the straps and the bushes on it. They weren't any better than the ones on the car and a search of ebay didn't reveal any new standard or poly ones so closer inspection ensued.
The strap is waisted and the sideways load is only on the 2 small wider sections at either end. This seems to wear the bush in this area only, so.......
Add in some extra metal and grind back to leave this, a more snug fitting strap
A bit of zinc spray and then put it on the car. Result! No play! I'll test drive it tomorrow on the way to work but even stationary the steering feels so much more direct.
Had a great day at Area 52, got my rev counter fitted, discovered on the way home that 70mph is only 4100rpm or so, I was well pleased. Unfortunately the following evening someone stuck a screwdriver through the sidewalls of all 4 tyres because I was parked on the strip of grass opposite their abode, no idea who as it's all flats. Bit harsh really, leave a note on the windscreen fair enough, come out and remonstrate with me about it, but stabbing all my tyres!? Anyways, crawled it the 2 miles home and rummaged out 4 steels with airtight, just about legal tyres. It looked crap on the steelies, so I set about sorting out the money for 4 new tyres. I'd only been talking to someone at Area 52 on the Saturday about the tyres and how I'd settled for 165/60/14s when really I should've spent the extra and got the Nangkang AS1s in 165/55/14. So, I ordered them Tuesday night, turns out they were in Germany, but still arrived on Friday night, ready to be fitted on Saturday morning
The drive home on flat tyres and the consequent (not so careful) stacking of the wheels whilst waiting for the new tyres hadn't been kind to the rim edges. Most of the damage was just to the paint luckily, so in my usual ar$e about face way of doing stuff, I decided to try something that I'd been wondering about for a while. Sunday afternoon saw me masking up 2 of my freshly fitted tyres and the wheel centres and painting the rims of the 2 worst wheels.................................................................
The picture really doesn't do justice to quite how bright they are! Only had enough white primer and lacquer to do 2 and wasn't sure whether I'd like them. Here's a picture of it at work to show what they look like on the car
After a week of driving it with them on I'm sold on the fluro lips, my dilemma is whether to paint the ones on the other side orange to match or fluro green. Over to you.
Post by DutyFreeSaviour on Sept 20, 2009 20:52:13 GMT
Green gets my vote too....... Ar5ebizkits - rather a spineless method of complaint.....
- to find out the culprit - stab ALL the tyres on EVERY car for the WHOLE block - the one who comes straight over to you is the guilty party. Not the easiest way to find out but I guarantee it'll work (everyone inhaling sharply - it's a JOKE - I know Ian ain't THAT mad).
Onwards n upwards matey - nice turnaround in any case.
Well, I went for the green in the end................. Ended up spending most of the day doing them turns out that the can of fluro green I had was at best 'past it's best'. Rather a lot of paint not drying, followed by rather a lot of trying to remove fluro green sludge from rims, closely followed by rather a lot of paint reaction, followed by more sanding, followed by more paint reaction, etc until I'd had enough and put them back on the car as I wanted dinner and my hands to look slightly less green! Still, never mind, I'll do them again when I get a spare couple of hours (and some more paint) And as an added bonus I won a set of bike carbs and a bike fuel pump off e-bizzle tonight.............................
Thanks guys Yesterday was my 35th and I had a great birthday, I treated myself to a day off work and went and bought myself a birthday present.............. 4.5 hrs work in my local (proper) scrapyard saw me and 24vster turn this scrappage scheme Micra
Meaning that this
will soon have this in it
Then all my mates came round in the evening, bringing me this
Which was double battenburg inside After which much drinking of Southern Comfort and ginger beer was done