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  1. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Yeah mine fell apart years ago now 😂 need to invest in a proper chest but haven't got the room to put it anywhere
  2. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    First chance I've had to play about with the car in a LONG time! Cleared all the bits out (mainly broken parts) and removed some unnecessary parts like the rear speakers, rear seatbelts and 3rd brake light. Refitted my rear arch liners that have been sitting in the garage for a couple of years. Also unpackaged my new final drive of 3.58 ready for the diff rebuild. Couple of weeks before she goes back to Carson Performance for the engine transplant, need to gather a few more bits before then.
  3. Shame they're not 18s! Been wanting a set for a long time
  4. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Car is home again, getting some TLC over the next few weeks whilst we gather some parts before Carson Performance work their magic on engine #3
  5. You've taken the time and effort to sign up to a forum (with a ridiculous username) to bitch about a rear view mirror in a car that no longer exists?! 😂 You must be real fun at parties... Compensation was offered for a genuine mistake, which you refused. I don't really see what your rant on here was meant to achieve?
  6. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Has to be! Otherwise it's getting thrown off a cliff
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    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    After much deliberation, listening to the kind words from friends, fellow 86 owners and other general car enthusiasts, coupled with an extremely generous offer from Carson Performance - I finally picked up a 3rd 1UZ engine today from a reliable source in an attempt to finally get this thing on the road once and for all. I'd like to thank everyone again that's helped me over the past few weeks. Your enthusiasm and motivation to want an end result to this nightmare for me has spurred me on and I don't think I would've made this positive step without your input. Tom at Fensport has been an absolute trooper despite the car wanting to kill him twice now, I can't thank him enough for his endless patience and advice over the past couple of months. I'll be collecting the car from there in the next week or so and arranging a weekend with Simon at Carson Performance to do the switch.
  8. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Thanks for all the kind words. I have some options in front of me it ponder over for the next few days, and I'll make a final decision from there. Stay tuned!
  9. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    I can't say for sure, but I assume the worst of people.
  10. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    As @vanko25 said, it turned out to be a thin rod engine rather than the thick rod version which is what it was sold to me as. They even swapped the fuel rails over to the earlier version which is how you tell the difference, so a full deception plan to lie to me. Another lesson learned I guess.
  11. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    It's a tough call either way.
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    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    Yet more nightmares for the V8 build. Tom at Fensport got the mapping absolutely spot on for me to cruise it to Japfest this weekend, only to have this happen under no load whatsoever. Gutted is an understatement, and I really feel for Tom who's done nothing but his best to get this on the road. Resulting in it trying to kill him twice! Options going forward? New engine with more expense and effort? Or just give in to the fact that it clearly isn't meant to be and split the parts that are on the car?
  13. smudge

    2019 New Look

    All you smug bastards fiddling about with stickers Whilst I'm just over here, trying to get my fucking shed to work 😂
  14. smudge

    Smudge's supercharged V8 build

    The aftermath of not having oil in your brand new Kaaz diff. Crown ring and pinion are shot. Luckily the diff unit itself has only sustained cosmetic damage to the case. So it can still be used with a new C&P which is the best outcome we could have hoped for really. Somewhat relieved but still pissed off that the individual that changed the diff in the first place didn't have the common sense to add any oil into the mix 😠 (not Carson Performance by the way) BIG thank you Tom Hudson for his knowledge and help on this. He was only supposed to be mapping it for me 😂