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Author: Subject: MK INDY - probably recognised by a few on here!
wrayvon

posted on 25/6/17 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
MK INDY - probably recognised by a few on here!

Back in February I bought a cracking little mk indy from a friendly man who lives chuffing miles away from me. So here's my story so far and a few pics...

I roped a friend into driving me down on a Friday during rush hour - bizarrely it was really quiet! We had a good look around the car and quick spin and I was hooked already. Got it loaded up and set off back north.



Traffic on the way home was a nightmare, mainly due to road closures etc. So it was after 1am when we finally got home. I opted to push it into my garage so as not to wake the neighbours...

The next day I promptly sorted my tax and insurance and looked outside, chucking it down. Bugger!
Sod it, I went out in it anyway. After pulling out of my driveway I changed to second and the back on swung out. Brown trousers moment... Note to self, take it very easy in the wet!
Anyway I loved it, so much fun even when I was getting wet through.

Over the next few months I have just been enjoying driving it (in the dry mainly). I have given it a good service and replaced the rocker gasket as it was weeping a bit. (New one was worse so had to do this twice...)

I updated the lights also to make them a little brighter and perhaps make it look newer? Who knows. Sidelights are now LED anyway....

Next on the plan is a gearbox refresh as one of the synchros seems to be a bit worn.

Here are a few pictures anyway!




















I'll try remember to update this thread every time I do something with it...

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings anyway

Sam

Edit: my images aren't working, doh! I'll have to fix it when I'm back on my laptop

[Edited on 26/6/17 by wrayvon]

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posted on 25/6/17 at 01:53 PM Reply With Quote
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wrayvon

posted on 26/6/17 at 08:46 AM Reply With Quote
Images are now working!
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jacko

posted on 26/6/17 at 05:24 PM Reply With Quote
That Indy looks familiar
now who could build a car that nice and miss it like hell mmmmmmm


And that Theakston looks good too

[Edited on 26/6/17 by jacko]

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Benzine

posted on 26/6/17 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
Looks great 2 tone cars are the best
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wrayvon

posted on 26/6/17 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jacko
That Indy looks familiar
now who could build a car that nice and miss it like hell mmmmmmm


And that Theakston looks good too

[Edited on 26/6/17 by jacko]


It's a credit to you, it has been pretty much faultless so far!

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jacko

posted on 26/6/17 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by wrayvon
quote:
Originally posted by jacko
That Indy looks familiar
now who could build a car that nice and miss it like hell mmmmmmm


And that Theakston looks good too

[Edited on 26/6/17 by jacko]


It's a credit to you, it has been pretty much faultless so far!


Thankyou sir

I loved building it
Graham

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wrayvon

posted on 10/7/17 at 10:25 AM Reply With Quote
Last week, 2 things happened.

Firstly, it passed it's MOT! WOO.

Second, this:





All that just to get the gearbox out....

Gearbox is off to be rebuilt - got a worn synchro which has been playing up pretty much since I got it. So figured it was finally time to get it sorted.

Going to replace cambelt whilst it's all apart also.

[Edited on 10/7/17 by wrayvon]

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nick205

posted on 10/7/17 at 04:03 PM Reply With Quote
Good call on the cam belt - never hurts to know exactly when it was done.

Not difficult on the Pinto either from memory.

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Gre3D

posted on 10/7/17 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
nice looking car :-)





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mookaloid

posted on 10/7/17 at 07:19 PM Reply With Quote
Good grief only had it a couple of months and it's broken already???

I reckon the guy who built it didn't have a clue ........





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wrayvon

posted on 11/7/17 at 10:19 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gre3D
nice looking car :-)

Thanks!

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wrayvon

posted on 11/7/17 at 10:20 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mookaloid
Good grief only had it a couple of months and it's broken already???

I reckon the guy who built it didn't have a clue ........


Hehe!

Gearbox is on it's way back to the garage now, hoping to get it back on the road by the weekend! Fingers crossed

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wrayvon

posted on 13/7/17 at 12:43 PM Reply With Quote
Gearbox is back in.....



And then the engine!



Spotted a little issue....



So that has been fixed too.

Looking forward to getting it back on the road now

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jacko

posted on 13/7/17 at 06:37 PM Reply With Quote
How are you going to fit the carbs on that side ?
you have done a lot of work that you didn't need to looking at the photos
It looks like your having a good time

And don't trust that Mookaloid block
No he is one of the good ones
Graham

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mookaloid

posted on 13/7/17 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jacko
How are you going to fit the carbs on that side ?
you have done a lot of work that you didn't need to looking at the photos
It looks like your having a good time

And don't trust that Mookaloid block
No he is one of the good ones
Graham








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PAUL FISHER

posted on 13/7/17 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
The broken weld was probably done here Graham, they don't call you the " hustler" for nothing


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wrayvon

posted on 13/7/17 at 08:56 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jacko
How are you going to fit the carbs on that side ?
you have done a lot of work that you didn't need to looking at the photos
It looks like your having a good time

And don't trust that Mookaloid block
No he is one of the good ones
Graham

Potentially! I wish I could say I was doing the leg work but I'm not. A good friend of mine runs the garage so he's doing it for me. It would take me far too long at weekends and I don't really have the tools or knowledge to be honest!

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jacko

posted on 16/7/17 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PAUL FISHER
The broken weld was probably done here Graham, they don't call you the " hustler" for nothing


York Drag Day 2
York Drag Day 2



Hi Paul long time no see i hope you are well

That photo was the good old days we had good times
Graham
ps
this is where the Hustler came from my racing days
Anglia with moggy 1000 wings & ford 3000 v6
Anglia with moggy 1000 wings & ford 3000 v6


[Edited on 16/7/17 by jacko]

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ollycutts1982

posted on 17/7/17 at 08:34 AM Reply With Quote
Great work so far, enjoying following the build.
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wrayvon

posted on 18/7/17 at 11:20 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ollycutts1982
Great work so far, enjoying following the build.

Thanks!

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Got the car back last night - I can now finally enjoy first gear!

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wrayvon

posted on 31/7/17 at 04:33 PM Reply With Quote
Next chapter in my MK book was to take it down to DanST Engineering headquarters to try out various things to see if any gains could be had over the current air filter set up.

Ended up just replacing the filters as it turns out it is already making good figures so the gains I would get would only be small (and quite a few pennies!) so opted for the cheaper option.

A few pictures whilst it was there anyway.... (and 1 just 'cos)


EDIT: Christ they were big - I'll sort these out tomorrow

EDIT 2: Images:













[Edited on 31/7/17 by wrayvon]

[Edited on 1/8/17 by wrayvon]

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wrayvon

posted on 1/8/17 at 02:50 PM Reply With Quote
Images above now fixed....

Just noticed my original post they have broken now - bloody photobucket!

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mookaloid

posted on 1/8/17 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
If you want it to accelerate faster, then put a 3.92 diff in it. I beat Jacko on the drag strip way back when I had my similar car. The motors were very similar on pwer but if I recall I was running a 3.92 and your car has a 3.62 ( I am presuming it has a 7" diff)

Oh and mine had a better driver by the way





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wrayvon

posted on 3/8/17 at 10:57 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mookaloid
If you want it to accelerate faster, then put a 3.92 diff in it. I beat Jacko on the drag strip way back when I had my similar car. The motors were very similar on pwer but if I recall I was running a 3.92 and your car has a 3.62 ( I am presuming it has a 7" diff)

Oh and mine had a better driver by the way


That sounds good, however any sustained high speed might get a little more annoying due to higher revs surely?

Haha I'm sure Graham will be along shortly to argue that one with you

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