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JasonHillAO
post 26th August 2015 00:43
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 25th August 2015 22:51) *
Looks great. Love the Momo wheels!


Thanks dude smile.gif I want sure at first but now the cars setup they look stunning!
Get lots of looks when driving round lincoln and a few people saying how rare a 145 is lol

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post 26th August 2015 21:22
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QUOTE(FactoryOsaruJPN @ 20th August 2015 15:04) *
Just removed transmission from my 145 by myself a little bit fiddly.
Will replace crankshaft seal and clutch kit this weekend.


did it with self-made transmission jack and engine stand.


Respect worshippy.gif

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Fabricating a pair of custom made heat shields for the exhaust manifold. General inspection of the engine bay. Making up a pair of Samco top and bottom radiator hoses. Those Samco hoses are bleeding expensive compared to ASH silicon hose and you get less hose for the money too. It was on the To do list of mods I guess. Sizing up some wheel studs for my adapters for the OZ wheels which have a 108 PCD. Rear wheel arch lip may-will need turning.

Tried to take off the steering wheel but it will not budge at all rant.gif It must be on a taper shaft. Got some massive three legged octopus pullers but I fear its gonna make a mess of what remains of the steering wheel.


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post 21st February 2019 23:17
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 21st February 2019 18:37) *
Fabricating a pair of custom made heat shields for the exhaust manifold. General inspection of the engine bay. Making up a pair of Samco top and bottom radiator hoses. Those Samco hoses are bleeding expensive compared to ASH silicon hose and you get less hose for the money too. It was on the To do list of mods I guess. Sizing up some wheel studs for my adapters for the OZ wheels which have a 108 PCD. Rear wheel arch lip may-will need turning.

Tried to take off the steering wheel but it will not budge at all rant.gif It must be on a taper shaft. Got some massive three legged octopus pullers but I fear its gonna make a mess of what remains of the steering wheel.


Crikey-

I thought you were just going to say-

"I gave it a hoover out'!!

You make me feel lazy, Ganz!
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post 22nd February 2019 19:16
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I've bought her front and back new badges, fitted front (it came loose , and the outer clear disc was coming off). Back is faded. I made an arty piece for the living room, with old front badge , as displayed next to some champagne to give the air of wealth and sophistication.

I've also got a new head, a JVC KD-X352BT to replace original if anyone interested in taking the original off my hands let me know.
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 21st February 2019 19:37) *
Tried to take off the steering wheel but it will not budge at all rant.gif It must be on a taper shaft. Got some massive three legged octopus pullers but I fear its gonna make a mess of what remains of the steering wheel.


Is it a standard wheel you have on your car?

If so - did you remember to turn the ignition key to release the steering lock???

I don't think the shaft is tapered - when removing mine, once the retaining nut was loose, it just took a bit of wiggling side-to-side to free the wheel from the splines and it came off easily.
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post 28th February 2019 18:56
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In the past 24 hours,

I have sourced a crank-sensor to carry around, in advance of it failing (I like to be ahead of the curve)

And I have sourced a pair of these OSRAM Nightbreaker '+150%' H1 lamps. I've stuck 'em into the main-beam reflectors to see what happens. (Just about to drive across Orkney, in total darkness- so I'll find out)



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post 2nd March 2019 22:16
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Good idea replacing the crank sensor. For the price I did my 145 before I got it on the road.

What I did to her today.. I finally got my temp sensor adaptor on, third one as previously destroyed the last two by trying to tighten the sensor right up to the adaptor when the brass sensor snaps. When you fit these don't expect the thread to screw all the way in. The adaptor itself must have a tapered thread tapped into it. Dunno why it doesn't tighten up all the way.

The samco hose fitted perfectly.

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Just got to wire it in. One spade connector and a wire to earth and it's all done. Completed most of the temp gauge wiring months ago biggrin.gif

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Today, was time for a quick wash!

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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 9th March 2019 13:02) *
Today, was time for a quick wash!


Me too, quick once over and a bit of a shine up on the tail pipe!

Despite the weather, blowing a gale all day...

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post 10th March 2019 21:55
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Nice one, Mark-

You're putting me to shame; although admittedly my exhaust-pipe isn't quite as pretty!
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 10th March 2019 21:55) *
Nice one, Mark-

You're putting me to shame; although admittedly my exhaust-pipe isn't quite as pretty!


TBH it was not that dirty - I've started to use autoglym aqua wax and its doing a good job at keeping the car nice and clean!

Cheers
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post 14th March 2019 05:02
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hmm,

In the last few days, I've started to become quite interested in tidying up the details which I haven't addressed for months.

Several things, concerning my additional oil-instrumentation, have been outstanding for quite a while.

The gauge pod itself, whilst utilising 155-dial fronts, has Lancia armatures, the needles of which are white, and they don't match the rest of the instrumentation. So I've quite successfully penned-them-in orange.
Although my gauges have a back-light; a feature of the Lancia instrumentation, was that the clocks were lit from the front, and the needles are not as obvious against an illuminated background in this setting.
I've spent a bit of time this week fooling around with white LED's to 'depict' the needles.
Heavily dimmed 5mm LED's were still too bright in the dark, and so I've got some 'warm-white' 1.8mm ones on order. we'll see what happens.

Also- I've made significant holes in the non-visible (from the seating position) cosmetic-front of the gauge pod, which would allow a screwdriver to reach the two self-tappers at the rear of the ashtray-switch module, which hold it into the centre console. This wasn't possible before, and was quite a task, as I had to go through the Perspex window-layer within, and then the metal gauges-chassis behind.

After all this- I sanded back and repainted the cosmetic-front panel.

During a period of wakefulness this week (like now), I also eventually found again online the reduced-size digital temperature gauge, that I have sourced before (NOT the standard '47mm width' one that I currently have) and am looking to revise and make more permanent the external temperature display that I've got plugged into the faglighter.

Also, under the bonnet- the oil-gauge wiring looks like it was installed by a child, so I've put a couple of hours so far into tidying it up, and adding some split-hose tubing to places were there isn't any to take advantage of.
There's probably another couple of hours in it.
I find this the most difficult thing to confront actually- as I always want the ABSOLUTELY standard appearance in wiring- I always imagine fooling factory-technicians into thinking my work was part of the original install!
So I think along time about wiring routes, and management.

I've also stuck back on my drivers's door speaker grille (again) and am trying to fit the gas-pedal stop (separate thread)

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Thatís an amazing piece of work all round, Dante...

What happened with the temp guage diagnostics?
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you're very kind, sir...

Oh yes- 'that'. Perhaps I'll update the other thread on the subject.

Thankyou for asking.
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 14th March 2019 23:57) *
Thatís an amazing piece of work all round, Dante...

What happened with the temp guage diagnostics?


I'll second that! Amazing what some of you guys are able to do. worshippy.gif
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Great work. Can't wait to see it on the 146.


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Today: washed the car, and got round the door and boot shuts too. Always feels good doing that.

Started to clay and polish the car - but got interrupted by... HAIL! protest.gif

Will also be trying some Rain-X on the inside of the windscreen later.
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 17th March 2019 14:36) *
Today: washed the car, and got round the door and boot shuts too. Always feels good doing that.

Started to clay and polish the car - but got interrupted by... HAIL! protest.gif

Will also be trying some Rain-X on the inside of the windscreen later.



Good effort-

The great thing about claying, is that it's not temperature dependant (like waxing) and also, providing the car is clean: the rain can actually help!

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a BIT of an under bonnet tidy up, on the wiring front.

One of the things about working with wiring, is that I tend to take the bit that matters very seriously (which is usually the difficult part) and the rest of it, which isn't as important; I tend to ignore. It has been just like this for the 146.gif where I added a power line from the battery for the amp in the boot, an auxiliary (as yet unused) additional power line to the boot, and also lines for the oil instrumentation.
Most of this stuff I added over 18 months ago- so it's definitely time for a tidy up!

I'm very fond of trying utilise the OE FIAT / Lancia fuse holders which slot onto the back of existing holders. I spent a bit of time thinking about whether this ancillary stiff should go under the BBoB, or whether it should join the general engine-management stuff, up near the NS suspension turret. In truth it shouldn't be attached to either; but I've gone with the more accessible NS turret.

This particular detail, as shown in the pictures, concerns just the positive lines to the boot, going into the fuse carriers. My preferred technique is to solder into 'reclaimed' fuse carrier crimp sockets- now that I've worked out how to successfully remove them from the carriers!

Separately to this, I've made off a lovely OE-esque earth-bond for the negative reference lines to the front lower NS chassis bonding point (last week) and also loomed the oil-instrumentation wiring into split-hosing. I've never added split-hosing to a car before, as it's an 'addition'- I always like to think my mods are 'invisible' to the trained eye, but in this case I've decided to just 'get over myself' and go with the best course of action- which is just to add split-hosing!

in order to get this to display in order- here are the prep and 'before' shots

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