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Got some new discs/pads for the rear today so got the car jacked up and got stuck in.

Here's the old ones -what a mess....

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And the shiny new ones;

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The brown bits where the pads are isn't rust it's never-sieze.

Now waiting on a set of 4 pots/discs and pads for the front and change the fluid to Dot 5.1

Roll on friday.....

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You booked up at knockhill yet? I was thinking of booking another track day if my car doesnt sell

Rich

Not yet Rich ,need to get the front brakes sorted and some decent tyres then i'll see about scaring myself at Knockhill.

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Fitted new spoiler today,looks alot better- £50 delivered from a guy on fleabay, not bad.

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4 pots arrived today so need to clean them up and paint the calipers ready for fitting tomorrow.

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Spolier looks better min, your not hanging about with this one are you!? :thumbup:

Rich

Canna help it Rich,when the missus goes to her work ,i'm on the computer or in the garage.... :o

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Fitted the 4 pots today,and filled system up with Dot 5.1 - the difference between 2 pots and 4 pots is night and day.Just need some decent tyres now ....

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One of my track wheels that i sprayed in the garage using Halfords finest spray-cans!!

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Nice couple of scooby's you got and yes similar taste.I was wondering would i be better changing the drivers side small bonnet vent for a scoop type like yours as i've got an induction filter fitted.

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I fitted the scoop, an air duct from the fog lamp cover up to the bottom of the induction kit. Removed the rubber trim from the bonnet that closes down onto the headlight to leave a gap, and fitted a heat shield between the engine and induction kit.

On a day with an outside temperature of 8 deg, I fitted a temperature probe to the filter and it was 12 deg.

Without the scoops and vents it was over 30-36 deg, and with the standard airbox and panel filter it was 21 deg.

So you can get induction kits to work better than a panel filter - but only if you get enough air to it.

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Nice couple of scooby's you got and yes similar taste.I was wondering would i be better changing the drivers side small bonnet vent for a scoop type like yours as i've got an induction filter fitted.

Theyre not very good in the rain though graeme, water + air filter doesnt go well. Worth keeping in mind. Oh I have one in my garage also :)

Rich

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Not done much to the RA in the last couple months,stripped the 4 pot caliper on the passenger side and fitted new seals- other one still to do when i get the chance,also fitted clear lenses to the indicators (front /side) and i've taken off my white wheels for the winter and put on some 'black' sti 16" ones i bought a from RADunk and resprayed myself.

A couple rubbish pics-you can't really make out the alloys due to a rubbish camera and fading light ,but i'm liking the white/black combo .

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I've got a air/fuel gauge fitted and it's now stopped working -car hasn't been used ,just taken for a 5 minute run every week so don't know why it's not working- anybody any ideas ???

Doesn't look like i'll get it on the track this year due to dates not working in with my work rota- B):thumbup: - never mind.

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Had a bit of spare time today so washed the car -any excuse to get the camera out on a sunny day.

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Looking good.. I prefer it with the black wheels tbh . The white and black works well :(

Gave mine a wee clean at the weekend aswell...

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Still a few things needing done but i'll get there in the end....

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Cheers bud.

Tbh, i never really liked the thought of black wheels to begin with.. I've always went with silver in the past.

That's how they came when i bought them and think they look not too bad along with the dark windows etc....

Looks like yours is coming along nicely :icon_salut:

Keep up the good work !

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Got the RA insured for the wife & me on the 1st Oct - £345 fully comp with her 4 years no claims. Took it out for a good run and can't stop smiling, it just seems so rapid and quick off the mark.Makes the Bugeye feel slow....

Bring on Knockhill - can't wait.

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Got the RA insured for the wife & me on the 1st Oct - £345 fully comp with her 4 years no claims. Took it out for a good run and can't stop smiling, it just seems so rapid and quick off the mark.Makes the Bugeye feel slow....

Bring on Knockhill - can't wait.

Knockhill has a track day on this sunday 11.10.09

I also have a classic Impreza RB5 for a track car and have it at Knockhill regular ,so may see you on track sometime, get toyo r888's would be my advice and a good brake set up for up there.

Cheers

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