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coozer

posted on 17/4/15 at 11:58 PM Reply With Quote
Midlana build...

So, my Midlana begin's, off to get the mx5 uprights tomorrow..

However, its probably going to be years before anything else happens...

Keep tuned....


Doh,
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big_wasa

posted on 18/4/15 at 07:46 AM Reply With Quote
Did you get mk1's ?

When you get the steering column make sure you get the ignition switch, lock, and key it's not as easy/cheap as ford to change them

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posted on 18/4/15 at 02:09 PM Reply With Quote
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coozer

posted on 18/4/15 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
Did you get mk1's ?

When you get the steering column make sure you get the ignition switch, lock, and key it's not as easy/cheap as ford to change them


Arghh, no no.. the dude breaking the car bought it for some spares.. Basically some scally ripped his hood and smashed the ignition barrel off to try and nick it..

So hes taken the ign barrel, door locks and hood for his car, the rest is for sale..

Ive secured the 4 uprights with brakes, the rack, and column complete. G reg Mk1.

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big_wasa

posted on 18/4/15 at 04:19 PM Reply With Quote
You now have more donor bits than me off to ebay we go
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kj

posted on 18/4/15 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
Steve a lad down Middlesbrough had an engine engine bay loom ignition barrel ecu and new clutch 75 . see if I can find his user name if you like?





Think about it, think about it again and then do it.

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coozer

posted on 18/4/15 at 05:46 PM Reply With Quote
Will only need ignition barrel and key.





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posted on 18/4/15 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
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coozer

posted on 18/4/15 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
This is going to be a laugh.. At the moment I have no were to build the chassis yet, and, seeing as the house has been for sale for 3 years so far there's no end in sight..

Unless of course I get the jeep finished and moved on...





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big_wasa

posted on 18/4/15 at 07:37 PM Reply With Quote
I've just moved. I swear the new garage is smaller

While I save for a work shop I am going to finish a couple of smaller projects like the Rv8 and the turbo Zetec. Then I am going to start on the smaller bits of Midlana like suspension and practice my tig work.

Target is a track day in 2020

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coozer

posted on 18/4/15 at 08:09 PM Reply With Quote
I'm looking for a house with a grand garden, so I can dump a 45ft container in it

Or one we're the garage is down the back garden so I extend it to the front of the house!





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coozer

posted on 4/5/15 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
Here we go picked up the front end bits late last night, grand old fanny on getting 25 year split pins and bolts out!

Heres the whole lot connected to the rack..



Bare column, but complete from the top to the rack..



Some nasty rusty split pins on castle nuts.. crap idea eh?



Anyone know the thread to blank the pas pipes holes up with?



Going back for the rear hubs later this week, 3 of us just couldn't budge the bottom bolt! Going back with mr angry, that will do it

Stay tuned, no idea whats next





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coozer

posted on 7/5/15 at 05:43 PM Reply With Quote
Picked up the rears last night. Due to rust the long bolt through the bottom wasnt moving, even with a 3/4 drive breaker with a 3 meter bit of pipe! So I used a thin cutting disc down the sides to remove the bottom part. Got the drive shafts as well cause we couldn't budge the big nut either!



Both sides complete even with handbrake cables!



Just chucked the whole lot in the bath for a soak...



Remember the crusty split pins on the fronts? Got them out no bother!



Just bought a 29mm 3/4 drive socket for the hub nut, will have another go at them once they have been in the bath.





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big_wasa

posted on 7/5/15 at 07:18 PM Reply With Quote
Never had any problems with split pins. Wiggle the ends off with a set of pliers and shear them off with a breaker bar then poke the bits out.

Rear carrier lower bolts, one was hard work but I did avoid cutting them off.

Any idea if if the front hub bearings are like the cortina's ? Ie nip up and back off or if there torqued up. I need to get the very rust back plates of.

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coozer

posted on 7/5/15 at 07:26 PM Reply With Quote
Found a thread when looking for info on the back hub nuts, no idea where though, something like torque up back off, do that 3 times and back off 25.. if I remember rightly..

All I did with the back plates was remove the 3 12mm bolts and snip through the thinnest bit where the caliper lives and put them in the bin!





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CorseChris

posted on 8/5/15 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
Wayhay, another build to follow. I'm starting one soon as well. Bought the book a couple of months back, had a good read and decided to go for it. I've registered and started a thread on the Midlana forum but why not spread the joy

So far, I've picked up an Alfa 166 3.0 donor for engine & box and probably/possibly a lot of the electrics/instruments/switchgear as well. My build is going to have to be as budget as I can possibly manage so lots of donor car parts rather than shiny new aftermarket bits.

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coozer

posted on 8/5/15 at 02:34 PM Reply With Quote
I'm on the midlana forum as well, username Steve!

Only forum I've actually managed to get my own name on!

I think I've decided to use a 1.8t 225 bam engine from a TT or cupra r.

Lots of tuning potential, 280 with a chip and easy tuning options for maybe 400bhp.

Still haven't ruled out a diesel mind... 300bhp and 400ft/lbs is tempting, but ooo the weight....

Steve

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CorseChris

posted on 8/5/15 at 02:51 PM Reply With Quote
You'll have to start a build thread over there as well Steve.

I'm itching to get started on mine but got other stuff that needs doing first at the moment. I should have plenty of spare time next year though - out of work come next April.

Have to satisfy myself with taking odd wee bits off the donor car from time to time when I can spare 5 minutes.

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coozer

posted on 12/5/15 at 09:30 PM Reply With Quote
Think Ive found the motor for the build...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500-BHP-AUDI-A3-S3-VW-GOLF-SEAT-1-8T-20v-TURBO-BAM-AGU-FORGED-ENGINE-BREAKING-/181730565021?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=i tem2a4ffc5b9d










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CorseChris

posted on 13/5/15 at 08:10 AM Reply With Quote
That should just about do it....

The ad. suggests you only get the basic engine, none of the 'extras' so it looks like it could add up quite a bit before you actually have a running engine though?

Always thought one of those would go nicely in the back of a Strat copy but as you can probably imagine, that tended to get me some funny looks.

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coozer

posted on 16/5/15 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
Mmmm, having a good time with one of the driveshafts... One side just slid out but the other is shaking its head.. no no no...

So, thought Id persuade it....

Drilled a couple holes in the disc and bolted it to the hub... Piece of heavy 5mm angle.. fastened down with the air gun... bent to bits using a 10mm nut. So, thought Id spread with a thick bit of steel... Ratchet it down until BANG! Champion its gone.... No?



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CorseChris

posted on 18/5/15 at 11:59 AM Reply With Quote
That looks a bit reluctant doesn't it.....drill down the middle possibly?? Ease out to close to the diameter then try again???
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PorkChop

posted on 18/5/15 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote
Sometimes a 50T press isn't enough.
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