When it comes to cars what can you do / have you done.

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How much work do you / have you done.

Check Book Racer. ( Pay for everything to be fitted and installed )
Basic Installer, Can fit own sounds and minor mods, Ie pod filter.
Engine swapper / Gearbox changer / Clutch fitter
Replace Internal parts within Gearbox and or Engine, Swap pistons play and or cams / cam timing etc.
Rebuilt a motor and fitted it into a car it dont belong in, Modified things and generally are a mechanic or close enough to.
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Postby Adoom » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:57 am

Well I think sit sort of near the top of the scale, a bit of 4 and a bit of 6 but I am no mechanic.
I have rebuilt a cylinder head(on a mini)
I have changed loads of head gaskets.
I have done welding fabrication to make stuff like seat brackets, 5 link rear end, engine/gearbox mounts.
I have put an engine in a car it didnt belong in.
I had a go at an efi wiring loom but I didnt have an accurate diagram and had to get a pro to step in and finish it off.
I havnt ever needed to rebuild an engine.
I have done small amounts of spraying(just one guard).
I have done loads of welding rust repairs(MIG)
I have done stereo installs(I dont do stereo anymore cause they add weight).
I've made a cold airbox, welded up steel intercooler piping.
All machining I have to outsource cause I dont have/afford to buy a lathe or milling machine to do stuff like shorten propshafts and drive shafts and cutting splines and what not etc....
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Postby Jenn » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:46 pm

Im an engine wrecker (break it, start fixing, get bored, new project) but it wasnt an option lol. Can do clutch and engine swaps in cars theyre made for, dont have the temper for mixing motors though. Rebuilt a mirage and a few ford laser engines but thats not much of an achievement lol :?
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Postby metal_sean_head » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

i dont trust my skills enough with things like brakes... scary if it goes pear shaped lol
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Postby mikethecripple » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:16 pm

ive fitted clutches, rebuilt a gearboxthen fitted that rebuilt a 20valve head and engine then put that back in a ae111 fully stripped a mx bike changed a piston and put it together in 2hrs and soon to begin a na-tt on my soopra :D
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Postby try_hard » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:30 pm

i guess i know abit.
-rebuilt 3x 4ages
-rebuild a B16a
-rebuilt numerious motor bike engines from CR125, YZ80, XR200
-rebuilt a Subaru gt leggy gearbox
-stripped down the sequensial twin turbo setup and re installed it. ahh never again.
-rebuild BMW 318is motor
-rebuild a RB30
clutches, brakes, CVs, suspension are no hassle.

all cars have the same principle they are all the same in some sence. its like a jig saw
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Postby jakesae101 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:54 pm

i do a bit of it all i have pretty much rebuilt a escort mechanically brakes motor box ect but now dont do as much carbs and sohc are easy supercharged dohc efi not so much but do my brakes suspension sounds ect
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Postby d1 mule » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:30 pm

just replaced big ends on the 70 with the engine in place, only to find out the mains were focked.. lol
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Postby docTRD » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:41 pm

im just about up to the 5th category on the pole yay :p . have done 2 complete conversions now and helped with others. can do wiring, engine + box swaps, suspension, bodywork, painting etc. started on the mig welder, not the tidiest welds but im still learning :) . last cressida i had my p/s lines done and exhaust by other people, prety much everything else I did. thank my lil bro for bringing out the tinkering bogun in me hahaha
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Postby h8wrxs » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:59 pm

havnt had a reason/opportunity to rebuild a motor/ gbox yet

ive pulles motors out and put them back in, changed diffs, upgraded brakes and alot of other stuff, i do admit i always ask advice/giudance from mates who know what theyre doing
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