Thanks It does look good."Looks OK"..... WTF!!!!!! Understatement of the century, looks fantastic. Have you thought of trying something like these on that CAS bolt? https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/d60/Socket+Sets/sd2938/Irwin+Bolt+Grip+Nut+Remover+Set/p63045
ThanksCam cover and strutt brace look amazing! In desperate need to get my cover done! Wasn't sure whether to have a go myself or get it sent to someone for it. If you don't mind, how much was it for the cam cover to be done?
Ahh that's fair enough. The prep is always the longest and most important part really so I kinda understand why it's expensive. Looks like it was worth it though! Looks really professional and clean!ThanksCam cover and strutt brace look amazing! In desperate need to get my cover done! Wasn't sure whether to have a go myself or get it sent to someone for it. If you don't mind, how much was it for the cam cover to be done?
It was actually quite expensive - £200 for prepping & painting both items. More than I expected to pay, but the cost was really in the prepping. A lot of places didn't want to do this, or didn't fill me with confidence they'd do a good job.
I toyed with the idea of doing it myself but would have needed to invest a bit of time and also buy all the tools & paint.
So if you're willing to do all the prep work yourself it doesn't have to cost so much. I just wanted to unbolt it, drop it in and pick it up shiny!
Great picture, I wouldn't trust the chicken on the right thoughHad my first big drive out at the weekend. South Shropshire to Cambridge and back. The car felt great.
Although I do have major speedbump anxiety. Every time I scrap it, or bang the exhaust of something I think this is ridiculous, too old for this carry on, I've got to raise it up!
Then I'm sitting having a beer looking at it parked up and suddenly forget about all that haha.
CheersCar looked awesome man. It's funny I followed this thread for ages but it didn't click that it was you. I was on Combustion Punks stand too, did you camp? Trying to put a face to the car haha.
Ah fair enough mate, they're a well friendly bunch to be fair. First time I'd met them all. I'd like to go to Retro Rides, I'm going to the Goodwood one, but Shelsley Walsh is a bit of a drive for me. I might go, we'll see.CheersCar looked awesome man. It's funny I followed this thread for ages but it didn't click that it was you. I was on Combustion Punks stand too, did you camp? Trying to put a face to the car haha.
Didn't camp, no. My fiancee and I stayed in a hotel of the M1 near Milton Keynes. Turned out to be a good laugh actually, there were quite a few other Japfest attendees staying, so a mini show in the car-park Including a big group of dutch guys in various JDM machines. They were blasting out Eurobeat style music in the morning while we cleaned the cars. Bear in mind this was about 7:30am! So if I hadn't been going to the show I'd be raging haha.
Great day though, couldn't have been better weather. Quite a few sun-burnt folks going home on Sunday eve I bet.
I didn't get talking to many people on the CombustionPunks stand. Saw a few guys in the morning, but then didn't spend much time on the stand after that. Unfortunately can't make the MX5takeover stand at Donington Japfest, but will be definitely going to RetroRides (at Shelsley Walsh) - it's local for me. Would like to make a few other shows this year if I can.