Thanks chap,Hi Steveline and welcome on this wonderfull board!:smokin:
I Know how difficult is to buy a car like this .... In my case i was very lucky to find a really nice car at the first try with the help of this board and Mark from Abbey Motorsport :smokin:
I Know some sellers don't have the same idea of immaculate or perfect condition than buyer... :chuckle:
I had no bad surprise on my car... Only good ones... Some minor details to correct but i think it's ok on a 10 years old car....
I wish you good luck for the end of your rebuild... And don't hesitate to ask help here... There's lots of helpfull people... :bowdown1:
I was seeking help from Scott as-well. And the car i should probably have bought sold for more than the asking price, on the very day Abbey were supposed to do a pre inspection, just to check there were know nasty surprise's, i couldn't get back!! No fault of Abbey of-course, must have bee a good one!! After that the only car they would recommend at the time was a very nice looking Bayside Blue import for about 26ish. I really needed a genuine UK car.
Its quite funny your car is almost my twin, and i seam to be following you step by step with all the upgrades with similar ideas and solutions. I believe that these cars are high maintains, and from reading and researching more and more, it seams that at 10 years old, certain parts need attention and replacing, and its easy to get sucked into upgrades and personalisation (lets face it thats what theses cars are all about anyway!) it would be nice to have found a car without any millage that had always been garaged and never driven with spirt by an expert gear changer!!lol But thats unrealistic, and i want to build car i can drive and enjoy, not just a museum peace.
How is your box holding up? What fluid are you using?