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Old 06-01-2019, 17:59   #1
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Black TME Underbody Work and Rod Job etc.

I purchased this TME back in September 2017, after viewing several other cars, most of which did not match their owner’s description, I went for this one because the floor pan was quite good, although quite scabby in places, I could see the potential in it. I also managed to contact the previous owners and verify its current condition.
It was fairly standard, except for Tein suspension, HKS BOV, Russ Fellows cat back exhaust and HKS mushroom filter, it also had 15mm wheel spacers on the front and sported a 3-port boost solenoid.
The upper body is quite good, some stone chips to the front wings and bumper. The car had some paint when it was first brought over (SVA) the roof has been painted, its OK, but I think it will need doing again, its quite flat, even after a machine polish, although I am being picky!
I already have a very nice red TME, standard except for full C-Tec exhaust, forged rods and G-hook discs and a remap. I wanted a bit more poke from the black one, but still want it to look standard.
I took it to Gaz and Olly at CPP with a view to getting the underside refreshed, they had a good look at it and we all agreed it was worth doing. After a few weeks I dropped it off to let the work commence, I also had a full set of Ohlins suspension to go on after the work was complete. All the other running gear was to be refreshed, diffs, driveshafts, ayc pump and cover, brake back plates, moustache, ARB etc and replating of bolts. During the work a few parts needed replacing, bush housings in two of the wishbones where splitting because of the steel bush sleeves corroding, so they got replaced along with the fuel filler pipe. The worst part of the floor was the boot area. The fuel tank looked OK from underneath, but the top of it was very tatty, Gaz informed me this is due to mainly condensation on the top of the tank and the lack of air circulation. The tank holes were sealed and the tank blasted, treated and painted.
As you can see from the photographs Gaz and Olly have done a great job. Products used were Rust Bullet and Bilt Hamber.

Pre work photo, mudflaps and front wheel spacers have since been removed.




Crusty fuel tank top.



Rust Bullet.



All fettled and back together along with Ohlins.





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Old 06-01-2019, 19:36   #2
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Old 06-01-2019, 19:46   #3
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Cracking work yet again by Cpp, looks great mate
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Remember seeing your car when I was there, very nice
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Did you collect this on the day I fetched my red 8 Mr Gaz had done ?
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After the underside was completed, I asked for a rod job to be done and a remap, plus the fitting of a few new parts, C-Tec front pipe/modular and a flowed cylinder head by Stephen Gault with all new valve guides/seals. The original TME turbo was retained, along with standard cams, air box and turbo pipes. The result after the mapping was a very quick road car, I am really happy with it. I took it to a Dastek RR up in Chorley that I have used for years, I was going to take it down the road to Riverside Racing in Liverpool, but after reading a couple of their power claims, I though it best to leave that one for another day and use some conservative rollers.
The injectors are not far from being maxed out at around 80-85%, but itís a road car so they should be OK for some time, the same goes for the standard TME turbo, Its only at 2 bar for a short while. 380 bhp and getting on for 390lb/ft of torque isnít to be sniffed at and its obvious Andy Fox has done a great job on the map.

SGR head part way through being worked upon.


Couple of power runs.


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Did you collect this on the day I fetched my red 8 Mr Gaz had done ?
Yes I think so, was your mate in a scooby?
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Yes I think so, was your mate in a scooby?
Yes that was us, your car looked nice.
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Yes that was us, your car looked nice.
Your's sounded mental!!!

Have you got used to it yet
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Your's sounded mental!!!

Have you got used to it yet
It's totally crazy, couldn't stop smiling after Gaz took me out in it. It's sounded like a stupid fast motorbike inside so it must have been better on outside . When I stalled it leaving cpp, that was first time in nearly 4 years I had driven it - twin plate clutches

I not used it since really since collecting it, had a nightmare getting home due to alarm security kicking in (no fault cpp) had the Scooby giving me a jump every couple of miles because battery was buggered. I dropped if for new alarm and tracker and for the old tracker to be removed cause it was sucking power massively.

Car had be off road for few years until I recently found the love again and Gaz restoring it and building me a monster engine...

Gonna do a thread when I had a proper play in it

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take the whole tash board out and fit alarm and tracker behind it...


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