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Haydn's MK1

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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/07/22 16:01:21 (permalink)
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Thanks Timmy :-)

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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/29 14:47:31 (permalink)
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Here's a pic from today. Lowered about 40mm front and back. It's not super low but looks heaps better than before. And still drives nice

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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/29 17:50:10 (permalink)
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beautiful
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/29 21:53:34 (permalink)
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looks heaps better... but why such small tyres?
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/29 22:54:05 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Sterling I know what you're saying about the tyres. I might go 175/60/13 next time and make a small modification to the front guards. The rims are zero offset, I went with the 50 series because I knew they would definitely clear the inner edge of the guards (see below) when turning.

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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/30 09:55:04 (permalink)
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Looks sweet, were they new springs? if so, they'll probabally drop some more once you have done a few km's on them.
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/30 13:35:56 (permalink)
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Looking good!

Are they 175/50/R13s?

Can I ask where you bought them from an how much?

Thanks, Shaun
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/30 14:04:33 (permalink)
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Tim the front coils were reset 70mm. Off-the-shelf sports low coils wouldn't have given me the desired amount of drop.

Shaun, the tyres are Sumitomo HTR-200 175/50/13. I had them ordered and fitted by hornibrook motorsports in Virginia. They were $125 each incl fitting and balancing.
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/08/30 23:06:22 (permalink)
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Keep going lookin good...
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/02/09 19:35:57 (permalink)
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Yeap good mod!
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/10/25 01:56:25 (permalink)
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So the transplant is well underway! I'm so glad to be swapping a xflow for another xflow. It has saved me a lot of time and money being able to use compatible parts from the 1300. So far I have the 1300 out and have taken off the sump to use on the 1600. This is because the 1600 was on an manual box and it will be mating to my auto which has 2 more support bolts down the bottom. I removed the spigot bearing from the 1600 crank with the old "grease and hammer" trick. It took about 5 mins and two sockets but finally got there lol.

Had a win yesterday when installing the manual choke cable. There was a hole in the firewall being used by an electrical wire for the windscreen squirter. It was a good reason to get rid of that ugly reservoir bottle from the engine bay. Choke cable is now in its place and using a factory hole inside the car.

Managed to scrounge an engine mount from the 1300 to use on the 1600. I've tidied up the wiring a little, mainly making sure all the copper and lugs are well connected. I'll be spraying the bay black again, it's looking very patchy atm. All I'm needing is a sump gasket and the 1600 will be going in.

Oh yeah, I am putting on a single DCOE 40, and was told to block off the 2 vac ports on the distributor which I've done. I think the initial timing will need to be advanced a little. Any help in this dept will be greatly appreciated.

I'll get some pics uploaded tomorrow. It would have been good to get a before and after, but the 1.3 is out already. It's great to be able to take my time and not rush the work. Very satisfying.
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/10/25 20:51:01 (permalink)
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Great looking project. We should compare note, I picked this critter up a month ago. 1300 auto as well, auto and 1300 are out, about to drop in a hot 1600 and manual. Go the xflow!

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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/10/25 20:52:56 (permalink)
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I gotta say I prefer your colour though. Not sure how long I can stand the Metallic Poo Brown on mine.
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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/10/25 23:35:01 (permalink)
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Nice find! It's great to see you're sticking with the trusty ol xflow. Will you use a 4 speed or 5?

As promised, here are some pics of my progress

Auto sump


$199 supercheap crane


Manual choke


Sandwich plate ready to be filed out a little to help access the drive plate bolts


1600, with a fresh unleaded head, and I kept the generator to keep the wiring the same (lazy I know)


New old stock, walker extractors


Messy engine bay


New coil location


Jif works a treat here


Bits and pieces, bolts all bagged up and marked


1300


Peace of mind for when the sidedraft weber is running


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RE: Haydn's MK1 2010/03/11 21:49:29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ratta tat tat
Bits and pieces, bolts all bagged up and marked


Best thing ever, bagging up parts and labeling them as you disassemble them hehe.

Look forward to more progress, love it!
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