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    Thread: Citroen C1
Post: RE: Citroen C1

I hope that's the case. I'll be phoning Citroen finance when there is a few weeks left.
Bailes1992 Projects 12 2,084 11-09-2015, 06:29 AM
    Thread: Citroen C1
Post: RE: Citroen C1

We got the car from a company called Gateway2Lease. Very happy with the car, a bit gutted that there isn't actually a purchase option because Becca wants to buy it.
Bailes1992 Projects 12 2,084 10-09-2015, 07:43 PM
    Thread: 2015 Focus
Post: RE: 2015 Focus

The car is under a hire puchase agreement so it's the Supply Of Goods Act that comes into force. I'm actually in a position where I can now increase my complaint with the financial ombudsman and they ...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 8,435 02-09-2015, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Citroen C1
Post: RE: Citroen C1

We paid a £200 deposit and it's £83 a month. Couldn't go wrong really. I was paying out more in maintenance on her 10 year old cars.
Bailes1992 Projects 12 2,084 01-09-2015, 07:18 PM
    Thread: Citroen C1
Post: Citroen C1

So my Missus killed her C3 off in fantastic fasion. She came home and complained the clutch was slipping. I told her to be gentle on it for another day and I will replace it on the weekend. Then the ...
Bailes1992 Projects 12 2,084 01-09-2015, 12:46 PM
    Thread: 2015 Focus
Post: RE: 2015 Focus

Still having running issues. Unfortunately I've had loads of issues with it, one issue is the engine intermittently bogs down and/or cuts out for a split second when you go to accelerate Ford admit th...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 8,435 01-09-2015, 12:37 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

So in my quest for new sills and a new filler cap surround panel I 'stumbled' across on ebay a rare as hens teeth manual steering column. 8) [Image: http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g16/Ba...ijxer...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 29-05-2015, 04:20 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

More toys turned up! [Image: http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g16/Ba...8hmuff.jpg]
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 22-05-2015, 04:56 PM
    Thread: 2015 Focus
Post: RE: 2015 Focus

Good news! For the first time since I took delivery of my brand new Focus 12 weeks ago it is actually presentable and I'm chuffed to bits with the way it looks. The paint was always dull, hazy, full o...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 8,435 21-05-2015, 07:20 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

Had another root around today, this time in the Father in laws garage. Found another set of brake pads (Pagids this time) and a set of 258mm brake discs. :lol: That's the brakes totally sorted! [Ima...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 17-05-2015, 06:43 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

Ordered FloFlex polybushes for the rear beam. I have no idea how good they are but they were half the price of Powerflex. I also found a set of brake pads while I was sorting my shed. They are from m...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 17-05-2015, 05:20 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

I'll probably strip them down. Clean and paint them and give them to someone who knows what they're doing to rebuild. I'll get some new pistons, seals and nipple with one way valves ordered.
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 14-05-2015, 12:40 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

Brakes turned up this morning. 260mm Puma 1.7 Calipers and carriers for £15.50 posted. [Image: http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g16/Ba...zsud8q.jpg] Unsure if I should just give them a clean and a ...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 14-05-2015, 10:53 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

(13-05-2015, 10:19 PM)THE_Liam Wrote: Another vote for the 1.7, that is a properly brilliant engine! I'm half considering a Puma as a toy... It's a massive job! Custom engine mounts, custom drives ...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 14-05-2015, 05:51 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

(13-05-2015, 10:08 AM)Dum-Dum Wrote: (12-05-2015, 09:53 AM)Bailes1992 Wrote: Managed to grab a pair of Puma 1.7 260mm calipers and carriers for £15.50! That's the stopping sorted. Arent those the ...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 13-05-2015, 05:22 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

It's less than £20 for a repair panel for around the filler cap and replacement sills are less than £20 a side. I think as a precaution I'm going to get both sills and the filler cap surround replaced...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 13-05-2015, 06:11 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

Managed to grab a pair of Puma 1.7 260mm calipers and carriers for £15.50! That's the stopping sorted.
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 12-05-2015, 09:53 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

A bit of research and a Puma 1.7VCT will pretty much just bolt in. I will have to trim the slam panel somewhat. Need to find out if it's integral to the structure of the car. it is spot welded in pla...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 05-05-2015, 03:32 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

(04-05-2015, 03:53 PM)Piggy Wrote: that 1.3 has been around since 1945! bluefin wont do much for it. I think you can remap those 1.6s to get a little more mind Not quite, in 2004 (I think) they rep...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 04-05-2015, 04:28 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

(04-05-2015, 01:40 PM)procta Wrote: 850kg with 120bhp will be nippy, if there are a lot of bolt on stuff for the current lump, then Id sack engine conversions off too, not worth the hassle, as you n...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 04-05-2015, 03:50 PM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

Even the Sigma engines need custom mounts unfortunatley. It's all a bit of a farse when I can get a Steve Wyndham Racing cam in a SportKA engine which is a straight swap and have 120bhp anyway! The SW...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 04-05-2015, 06:46 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: RE: Lightweight Fast Road KA

(03-05-2015, 07:11 AM)Piggy Wrote: Could just replace the wheel cylinder for like, £5/6! And the brake servo seal, you can just pull the brake master forward away enough to get those seals in witho...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 03-05-2015, 08:26 AM
    Thread: THE_Liam's 406 HDI
Post: RE: THE_Liam's 406 HDI

They go on these usually because the top mount has siezed and has put stress on the spring.
Bailes1992 Projects 105 22,510 03-05-2015, 06:05 AM
    Thread: Lightweight Fast Road KA
Post: Lightweight Fast Road KA

Ever since I passed my test I've pretty much always had big diesel cars with loads of torque and loads of spec. I fancy something a bit different to have for the weekends and track days but also wen...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 7,516 02-05-2015, 05:50 PM
    Thread: 2015 Focus
Post: RE: 2015 Focus

I'm sure there was more to this thread when I went to sleep last night? The orange peel isn't bad at all. The fact the camera isn't focused on the reflections is making it look far worse than it is. ...
Bailes1992 Projects 48 8,435 23-04-2015, 06:45 AM