This should keep me busy in the garage over the winter

MarkTurbo

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Been a lack of progress lately due to having a lot on at work but I picked my wastegates up today. Slightly 2nd hand but I know they've only been used for a few races before being changed so they'll do for my car.

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MarkTurbo

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Still haven't done anything but the collection of bits is getting bigger :tearsofjoy:

The head flange turned up today along with some weld elbows, tube and flex joints for the wastegate outlets to the downpipe. And some new taller axle stands so I can get it up at a decent height off the ground.

Just need work to get quieter now :praying:

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MarkTurbo

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More progress :eek: Making the most of work getting a bit quieter to do a few modifications!

Making stubs of pipe that fit into the head flange and welded on both sides is the way to do it apparently so that's what I've done. There's going to be a fair bit of weight hanging off the manifold so hopefully this will stop it cracking.

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MarkTurbo

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You repaired the van yet Mark.
Sssshhhhhh :tearsofjoy:

It was actually hardly anything when I had a proper look the next day, just broke the corner trim for the bumper. Got a mate that works in Ford's parts dept so its not a problem. Still waiting for it though!

Good to meet you the other day :thumbsup:
 

MarkTurbo

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I managed to find some inspiration today and get the car out the garage for possibly the last time for a while, give it a quick wash off and get it up on stands ready to pull it apart!

Work depending I'm hoping to crack on and get it sorted this year :eek:

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MarkTurbo

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I've had the suspension and turbo over a year now and done almost nothing with them :blush: I have been working on a lot of cars way better than an old Nissan Sunny in that time though :)

I've done the initial hard bit which was sorting out the garage, getting it up on stands and wheels off so I'm committed now!

The 4 nuts on the rear subframe are currently being soaked in wd40 every day and I'm planning on getting the old turbo and manifold off over the weekend ;)
 

MarkTurbo

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Only a couple of days, 3 of them came loose easily and the other one needed gently turning back and forward a few times.

I was expecting them to put up more of a fight than that and needing to resort to heating them!
 

MarkTurbo

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Should be getting plenty done over the next few days as my daughter tested positive for covid last night!

Got the rear subframe nearly ready to come off, I almost forgot to drain the rear diff so hoping I haven't forgotten anything else!
 
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