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Had a bit of a s**tter on thursday night, short-story: driver thought it was a great idea to over take me on an island, I braked and moved over, clipped a curb and snapped a ball joint. Then waited 3.5hrs with police for recovery because I was blocking the road!!

 

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Recovery dumped my car in the street rather than the driveway so I had to work in the road

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Motorfactors round corner had no idea what I meant when I asked for a Ball joint press tool so had to improvise! Used a variety of G Clamps and sockets, and a copper-hide hammer and popped both bits out in an hour.

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Then I spent an hour looking for my snap ring pliers, bloody things.

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All done :) 

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Even got chance to fit the Sport interior from the MB2

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Much better!

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54 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

Nice improv in getting the ball joint swapped! 

Cheers! Really needed the car :D Mrs has hospital appt tomorrow and then we have a funeral on Tue about 60miles away so can't be faffing with waiting on ebay or amazon!

 

Going to do the other side this Friday all being well! and then get the suspension swapped over (already did one shock on the same side that boiljoint went on). My MB2 was on much better (less stressed) shocks because it was all motorway miles on the shell, so those are going in with a liberal coat of copper grease and LM2 grease. I don't have £ for coilovers just yet. I'd rather get my turbo build finished up.

 

Managed to do a deal with a friend in the states; I build up a full AN6 fuel line kit, filters, fuel rail for their EK Coupe and they'll send me a Z6 crank :ph34r:.

 

For those who don't know the Z6 has 2 oil holes per journal vs the others which have 1!  The Z6 oil pump also has about 40% more oil-output which might is my next major step along once the crank is here!

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New Oil cooler picked up from Prodrive in Banbury and triple-core full width ally rad arrived from states.

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Bugger about the loony driver forcing you to hit the kerb mate, but loving the "backyard garage" tools approach! Nice work! This is coming along nicely, and some great deals along the way! Win win! B)

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On 09/11/2017 at 7:32 PM, Dave said:

b****r about the loony driver forcing you to hit the kerb mate, but loving the "backyard garage" tools approach! Nice work! This is coming along nicely, and some great deals along the way! Win win! B)

Yes mate, gotta make do with what You have :D

 

Yep, fitting oil cooler and rad tomorrow as well as a service.

 

PS: @Dave drop me a message when you get 5, might be able to help you with a cheaper server host depending on what spec you currently have 

 

:cool:

 

 

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