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Michael's First Midship

Postby mknz » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:24 pm

2014-08-21:
Got her about a month ago time, finally getting round to starting work. The sticker given me hope that it's coming back to the club, at least the window for sure is. One day I will get a 89 SC T-top but until then the turbo is good fun.

Work done:
New rear feet
Paid rego

Work to do before next WOF:
Rear shocks
Horn button
Handbrake, could be just the cables

Work to be done:
Sticky rear brake pistons
Odd bits of rust
Plug holes where it was de winged or put a new wing on
Realign steering wheel
Get rid of bucket seats or at least adjust position
New battery
Figure out why the air con isn't working
Fluid change all round
Give a good clean

2014-08-24
Work to be done:
Aligning headlights with panels
Stop side mirrors from wobbling
Replace some interior plastic bits
Replace air filter
Replace wiper blades

2014-09-27
Work done:
Rear shocks
Insurance
Handbrake cables
Air con fans work, can get cold air from outside. Might be just heat

2016-01-22
Work done:

Replaced interior plastic bits
New air filter
New lights
New wipers
Realigned steering wheel
Replaced seats with stock
Replaced battery
Full service(filter, oil, coolant, brake fluid, plugs are iridium, etc)
Fixed a couple of cooling system leaks
New rear brake pads
New rear brake discs
New rear brake lines
Rebuilt rear calipers
New fuel soft hoses
Rust converted all the rust
New bolts for the ones that decided not to cooperate
Fully drained the fuel tank so no water or dirt in there
Some new vaccum hoses and some intake piping
Heaps I'm forgetting

Pics to come
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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby ClanFever » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:25 pm

Hey Mike! Nice to see a pic of your car and what needs to be done.

Is the handbrake working? If not then maybe the cables are siezed, very common problem in SW's - is there an aftermarket steering wheel? Chances are its the wrong boss kit, so you either need a new boss kit (momo/saas) or wire up a button for the horn in the dash somewhere. The air con probably isn't working as it's out of gas. Good luck with everything!
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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby Ash Kelly Barr » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:54 am

Nice SW! Welcome to the forum!

I think getting AC re-gassed is around $80 from memory???

HB cables easy and worn rear shocks could be a good excuse for an upgrade :wink:
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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby Benckj » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:13 am

Welcome aboard! Looks like you have some work cut out for you. Ask questions here and you will find most people are willing to help. We have all been there before and many of the problems you list are quite common.
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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby carnetics » Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:29 am

With regards to those seats. Are they branded? What color any more pictures? Condition? Sorry for the questions :D

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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby mknz » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:58 pm

carnetics wrote:With regards to those seats. Are they branded? What color any more pictures? Condition? Sorry for the questions :D

They don't look as bad as the pics but for a track beater or someone who isn't fussy with a daily. The driver's seat is in significantly better condition. The passenger just seems faded from the t-top, they would look better with a clean. I would trade them for any seat with rails to adjust and recline that isn't ripped.

Benckj wrote:Welcome aboard! Looks like you have some work cut out for you. Ask questions here and you will find most people are willing to help. We have all been there before and many of the problems you list are quite common.

Thanks. Which hopefully teach me something. That is half the reason I signed up. I have had a good read and noticed that, which should hopefully mean standing on the shoulders of giants.

Ash Kelly Barr wrote:Nice SW! Welcome to the forum!

I think getting AC re-gassed is around $80 from memory???

HB cables easy and worn rear shocks could be a good excuse for an upgrade :wink:

I'll go stock or just a bit above. I have a big list and only so much cash, other parts of the strut assembly probably need to be done as well.

ClanFever wrote:Hey Mike! Nice to see a pic of your car and what needs to be done.

Is the handbrake working? If not then maybe the cables are siezed, very common problem in SW's - is there an aftermarket steering wheel? Chances are its the wrong boss kit, so you either need a new boss kit (momo/saas) or wire up a button for the horn in the dash somewhere. The air con probably isn't working as it's out of gas. Good luck with everything!

Thanks. Not at all there is no resistance in pulling it back at all which makes me think it might be between the handle and the cables, maybe something else entirely broken? The previous owner setup a button on the dash but it broke off, wouldn't mind putting a stock wheel back on but I don't know if that needs cert. Air con honestly needs to be played around with to figure out exactly what isn't going. I need to see if the heater works and fans work at all. There is definitely some current flowing to it though.
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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby mknz » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:30 am

Got a lot done:
Handbrake cables were gotten from a pick a part for $20. Work quite well now that they've been replaced.

Went and got the rear strut inserts replaced along with a wheel alignment and had to pay for insurance. Was not a cheap day

I have ordered now a caliper rebuild kit from Mr T, ordered rebuild kit for the turbo, got some oil, coolant and brake fluid from repco.

In the next few days need to get a gasket set for the turbo and a battery.

Planning to finish the rest of the work by next Saturday so I can test drive before a roadtrip.
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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby DravidDavid » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:35 pm

Looks great!

Not a fan of the bucket seats or steering wheel, but I'm a big fan of those mags. I currently have Skyline mags on mine and am looking for some nice white ones. :)
If you figure out how to stop the wing mirrors from wobbling, let me know! Mine is driving me crazy, haha!

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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby mknz » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:41 pm

Got stock seats in
Changed oil and filter
Ruled out turbo needing a rebuild
Fixed horn button
Rebuilt rear calipers
New rear discs
New rear brake lines
New rear pads
Adjusted BOV(want to turn in back to recirc)

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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby mknz » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:44 pm

Wanting to throw a spanner day, need to do a timing belt effectively because of the cam and crank seals. Also need to put in a new heater radiator :(

I PM'd mickeyduck about it

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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby DravidDavid » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:18 pm

mknz wrote:Wanting to throw a spanner day, need to do a timing belt effectively because of the cam and crank seals. Also need to put in a new heater radiator :(

I PM'd mickeyduck about it

Keen on it too :)

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Postby Swampy » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:26 pm

I love your seats and wheel, not too bothered about your choice of wheel but would prefer alloy over white :D

Re the condition of the seats nothing a deep cleaning can't fix. If they're of cloth material then I think it should be alright. I'm planning on renting out that green rug-doctor lookalike machine from the warehouse one day and giving my seats a clean, maybe we could kill two birds with one stone?

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Postby DravidDavid » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:53 pm

Swampy wrote:I love your seats and wheel, not too bothered about your choice of wheel but would prefer alloy over white :D

Re the condition of the seats nothing a deep cleaning can't fix. If they're of cloth material then I think it should be alright. I'm planning on renting out that green rug-doctor lookalike machine from the warehouse one day and giving my seats a clean, maybe we could kill two birds with one stone?

I've been meaning to do the same, but it's just so damn expensive for a couple of seats.

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Postby mknz » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:12 pm

Swampy wrote:I love your seats and wheel, not too bothered about your choice of wheel but would prefer alloy over white :D

Re the condition of the seats nothing a deep cleaning can't fix. If they're of cloth material then I think it should be alright. I'm planning on renting out that green rug-doctor lookalike machine from the warehouse one day and giving my seats a clean, maybe we could kill two birds with one stone?

I didn't pick them the previous owner did along with some other questionable things. I'm probably long term going to DIY reupholster the stock seats, the buckets weren't WOFable let alone safe. If you rent it I'll hit the redline every shift on the way, poor thing is caked in human slime

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Re: Michael's First Midship

Postby Swampy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:47 pm

mknz wrote:
Swampy wrote:I love your seats and wheel, not too bothered about your choice of wheel but would prefer alloy over white :D

Re the condition of the seats nothing a deep cleaning can't fix. If they're of cloth material then I think it should be alright. I'm planning on renting out that green rug-doctor lookalike machine from the warehouse one day and giving my seats a clean, maybe we could kill two birds with one stone?

I didn't pick them the previous owner did along with some other questionable things. I'm probably long term going to DIY reupholster the stock seats, the buckets weren't WOFable let alone safe. If you rent it I'll hit the redline every shift on the way, poor thing is caked in human slime


Just PM me, mines caked in human slime too. Lots of blonde hairs.

If you really want to look like the man in front of your mates, steal my car, and brag you date leggy blondes all the time. :D