Mobile Devices: Lite Theme CitroŽn: CitroŽn Trader | Saxo Trader | C2 Trader Peugeot: Peugeot Trader | 106 Trader Enthusiast: Saxperience


Go Back   Saxperience - Citroen Saxo Forum > Blogs > NismoSteve

Uncategorized Entries with no category
Old

Accident damage uncovered.

Posted 27th February 2013 at 08:11 by NismoSteve

It seems the GTi has had an altercation with an object at some point in the past, and this had been dealt with in a bit of a poor way. The near side front inner wing had rust under the fusebox, and on investigation with a wire wheel I found it had been half replaced, and welded, then fillered up!
Luckily I can do what should have been done to start with and replace that whole section.
But first I need to wait for the engine and box to arrive so I can start test fitting it. Should be here on Friday I hope, then once that fits okay I can start with rebuilding the engine bay and getting...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 4055 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

shell work begins.

Posted 13th February 2013 at 20:20 by NismoSteve

I've now stripped the new gti of all its engine bay gubbins, so I can begin to clean all the paint off and see what there is to play with.
I'm trying to sell all my J4 stuff as the little pug will be running a bigger heart! More of that later as its a secret SHhhh!

The weather is still shit and I'm only getting one day a week to do anything, plus I'm helping my mate do his 106 too.

More soon........
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1650 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

further developments.

Posted 31st January 2013 at 09:10 by NismoSteve

There was no way I could get the 02 plate through a Vic check with so much of it missing, so that idea was shelved, I've also moved house and been left with no place to work on the car.

But on the plus side, I'm now good buddies with the lad who had the quickie and I've been heling him with his car over the last few weeks, in return for some garage space

So in the weeks that have passed, I've moved, scrapped the saxo shell, binned off the 02 shell and retaxed the gti for another 6 months.

The gti developed a bit of a rattle from the rear, which...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1346 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

things have developed......

Posted 2nd October 2012 at 11:34 by NismoSteve

Well since running the GTi for a bit I had a look round for someone localish to get a heater box and matrix from, as doing a 50 mile commute to work (only once a week though) is no fun when its freezing and there is no heater!

I found a lad who was breaking a quickie, so went to help him take the heater box out. After half hour or so it looked like it was gonna be a ball ache, having to remove the dash, wiper motor and all that.

In the mean time I had a look round the shell, hmm I was thinking.
It is an 02 plate, and was being broken as the lad hadn't got...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 2277 Comments 1 NismoSteve is offline
Old

September 16th and the GTi

Posted 17th September 2012 at 17:48 by NismoSteve

Well, I miss my little vts so much, I've gotten myself a 106 GTi to play with while the vt gets finished.
I was looking for another shell when it caught my eye over on 106owners, the lad had tried to sell it with no joy so took off his mods and with nothing to put back on it just sat there in his garden.

Few emails, and pics later I was relieving my vts of both front struts / brakes
Rear dampers
Exhaust
And drivers seat.

Armed with some tools, brake fluid, gear oil and engine oil.
150 miles later I'm banging the bits on and...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1314 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

August 25th did some work on the S

Posted 28th August 2012 at 06:42 by NismoSteve

Well its been a bit since I anything last happened, the car has been stuck on the front waiting for the garage to get built.
Its still waiting tohave the concrete poured for the base do it will be longer yet

So this weekend I decided I was gonna get the brake pipes all sorted and free off the seized brake compensator.

Didn't get as far as that as I thought I'll just whip the exhaust and rear silencer heat shield off, then a bit of wire wheel and drill action. Which led to the removal of the rear wheel arch liner (small one at the back) where upon I found...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1053 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

S off the road for a bit now.

Posted 27th June 2012 at 10:43 by NismoSteve

Well, got back with the Mrs. The S is off the road for a bit now as I'm running another daily.

While its off the road I've. So far binned off all the ABS and replaced the ABS master cylinder with a 23mm 406 non ABS jobbie.
My braided hoses have arrived along with my monster front discs and pads 283 x 26mm
My 406 calipers are no good as the carrier won't fit
So I'm just waiting on some 307 xsi calipers and carriers arriving.
Total cost of the front brake set up is likely to be around the £130 all in so I'm still happy

Now as I'm...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 972 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

bad news or good news.

Posted 28th May 2012 at 11:06 by NismoSteve

I had an interesting weekend. Got home from work Friday night, Mrs was asleep in bed. Got up sat morning, had a row with Mrs and left. Got as much stuff in the car as possible (mostly car stuff and tools then a few clothes)
Now I'm staying at parents back in Grimsby.

Not gonna go into details about the breakup but basically we are just too different people wanting different things out of life.

So now I'm looking for a lockup in Grimsby do I ca get stuck into getting the vts done.
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1013 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

work work work!

Posted 24th May 2012 at 14:54 by NismoSteve

Looks like I'll be out all this week, living in a lorry is not much fun. Especially when its 27 degrees!!

Man if I was single I'd be so loaded and the vts would be one boosted little mofo!
But as it stands I've got a a full house to buy carpets for, decorate and all that shizzle.

Now she wants a shit zoo, (sounds like that anyway) some kind of small mut that she cart around like some kind of wag.

Still, its swings and roundabouts aint it, she gets a dog, and when I've paid out on the house I get to crack on with collecting boost parts while...
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1017 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline
Old

sat 12th May, did a little work for MOT

Posted 13th May 2012 at 00:00 by NismoSteve

Pulled the horrid coilovers off today, and fitted the original struts. That's after I had stripped them and welded the pring pans on and new top mounts and bearings.
For now I've (carefully) welded the balljoint into the polybushed wishbone and fitted that.
And while it was all off I've replaced the leaking diff seal, so that's the gearbox leak sorted now too.

I'm now planning to pick up another set of struts to grit blast and fit B8s and faulkners to.

That's all I had time to do after work today and before I had to take our lass shopping.
NismoSteve's Avatar
Frequent Poster
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1039 Comments 0 NismoSteve is offline

All times are GMT. The time now is 17:28.