A paint job gone out of controll...my 4G under the knife.

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kop-0-nen wrote:Now all you need is more power.. ;)
Oh I have some plans...not that different from yours. I've yet to buy any parts for that though. :)

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Here comes the sandman... :happy6:

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Sandman wrote:Thanks. The owner of the white HB? Welcome to the site. :)
Aye, that's me:P White *rusty* HB...

kop-0-nen: Yay, indeed. (Not a first forum overtaken:P)

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hey yeah come to think of it you didn't say what motor you have in that beast (you said DOHC but thats it if i remember rightly) ???

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Dave wrote:hey yeah come to think of it you didn't say what motor you have in that beast (you said DOHC but thats it if i remember rightly) ???
Actually, kerzaz asked about that in the first page, and I do have it in my sig, but that seems to be out these days. Still some stuff to do on the new board. :)
It's the stock D-series dohc engine the car came with, a D16A9. It has some bolt-ons that have made a nice improvement on the stock engine. When I got it, it was so far out of tune it's not even funny. Even so, I'm still looking to do more.

Tursaanpoika Actually, your HB looks fairly rust free compared to most of the 4G's I've seen. It's a daily driver and it does the job well as long as your feet don't get wet when it's raining. :)

I ordered new brake pads yesterday. EBC Redstuffs this time. I'm also gonna get new discs with them. I've yet to inspect the rear brakes, might end up getting them as well.

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DD yes, and a good one on that - Most of the rust is on the outside, I think, so nothing a grinding/painting wouldn't fix:) You might remember what I said about learning stuff while doing:)

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Probably with a little washing and waxing it whould look a lot better. ;)
As it's a 1.3(as I remember at 4:33 am :D) it's easy to learn with.

I've found some more stuff on my car that I'm not exactly happy with and I'll probably get dealt with during winter.

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Sandman wrote:Probably with a little washing and waxing it whould look a lot better. ;)
As it's a 1.3(as I remember at 4:33 am :D) it's easy to learn with.

Hehee, but I'm a lazy one:P Some welding later this month, maybe then:)

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Nothing big, a little tweaking and adjusting here and there. The car has been off the road for a good 8 months and it's showing it. I still need to make a new battery support and put the new brake pads/discs in. Interior wise I've got everything in it up front, nothing in the back and no headliner. I need to get the car inspected soon, probably gonna put some more in it before that.

I'm gonna drive it for a few weeks and take it off the road again as it'll be too cold and I don't want to drive it when they start salting up the roads. We plan to do some more work this winter with stuff I wasn't happy about.

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Got these today: click
Gonna grab the discs tomorrow and start installing.

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Hee, looks well there:)

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I got around to changing the brakes today. Can't say that it was too soon. There was just about nothing left in the front end. The last track day of last year just before winter did a number on the pads. They came out in small charred pieces. The drivers side front disc was badly worn because I had to drive it for a good two weeks without proper pads to work and back(loaned my volvo to my brother so that he got to work and back).

This is the front drivers side disc that had just about no pads for the past week. I do not recommend anyone to drive their car like this. Remember, these discs were horribly rusty to begin with, it sat outside without being used for the majority of this year.
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New discs with EBC Redstuff pads. These should be a lot better for track use. Unlike Greenstuff that was more for sporty driving. Ignore the dirty wheel, hasn't been washed this week. :D
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but they sound more than the green ones?

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It's a bit early to say, they're still being broken in. They say that they'll make a bit more noise than Greenstuffs. At the moment the noise is just about the same as greenstuffs when they weren't broken in yet.

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