Thursday, 29 November 2012

Polycarbonate Windows

These just arrived from Ireland today, the front windows are fantastic quality, they have a really nice finish and the factory bronze coloured tint too. The sliding window part is also nicely finished and very precise. The rear window portions are just a generic piece of polycarbonate cut out from a template but the weight saving should be substantial.

I will weigh the old windows and electric window motors when I fit these in the Spring.

You can buy this window kit from DMRR in Ireland for a very reasonable £250 with shipping to the UK.

Monday, 26 November 2012

New ULTRA Ignition Leads and APEX'i Power Intake

A few more parts arrived this morning, these parts will enable me to turn the engine over after 6 months of it being dormant. I'm hoping there won't be any issues with it after being sat so long, last time I left the distributor unit attached and when I got back on the road after 4 months it gave up on me. So I've removed the distributor unit this time around so no condensation can disturb it.

Going with the new theme for the car I'm sticking to Blacks and Blues for the colours, the old ignition leads were Red and a little worn out, they were also ULTRA but their older model. I purchased a set of ULTRA Blue Point ignition leads to fit in with my colour scheme.

For the air intake side of things, I regretably sold my BMC CDA intake kit, which pretty incredible really. I've decided to keep it simple and go for the old reliable APEX'i Power Intake in 75mm. These are still highly regarded filters as they use a mesh and cotton design and don't go crusty and dry like the HKS Mushroom filters. I've had about 3 of these in the past and they've always held up well over the years. This is only a temporary intake set up until I can afford the ITBs from Jenvey.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Carbon fibre boot lid, Spoon style spoiler and mirrors fitted

I got round to temporarily fitting the new parts I ordered recently, the carbon fibre boot lid from 12Tune is fairly decent quality, some of the fittings aren't perfect and it was a bit of a fiddle to get the mechanisms to line up correctly.

The Spoon stlye mirrors and spoiler were also a little bit fiddly to align and to get them to sit correctly on the car, though for the price I paid I can't really complain, their function is to save weight over the OEM parts which I've removed, they do that very well.

Once the weather improves I plan on painting the rear spoiler and the mirror mounting plates the same as the body colour, Grenada Pearl Black, then I will paint the mirror covers in Satin Black to match the front splitter and canard set up.

Sorry about the quality of the photos, I only had my phone on me at the time and it has a seriously shite camera built in to it.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

New Parts Have Arrived

So after a massive gap in not doing anything with the EG6 I finally bit the bullet and splashed out on some new parts. Having already sold my boot lid, wing mirrors and rear spoiler it was time to purchase the replacements for these parts.

I decided to go for a carbon fibre boot lid as the original one was extremely heavy and this would really make quite a difference in terms of looks and weight reduction. The mirrors are Spoon style and are fully manual and also very lightweight. The roof spoiler is also a Spoon style item and is just simple FRP without the LED brake light too, extra weight saving also compared to the original item.