A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

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A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby vivamad » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:31 pm

Ok. I decided a week or so ago that I would find out why my X14 has sat low on the drivers side front for quite a while now. I first noticed this after I fitted poly bushes a few years ago, so now going back to normal rubber ones. But, as normal, you think, well while I have that in pieces I'd might as well do that and if I'm doing that, I'd might as well do this.
So this weekend, the car went from this.......

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......... to this

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The front cross member is also removed now

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I need to get the calipers and steering rack to my local Motor Factors where they will be sent for reconditioning. Also need to sort this problem with the batttery tray.

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The drivers seat also requires changing due to the frame being broken.

Some of the other parts to be fitted...

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If anyone can help, I also need the window channel seal for the 2dr drivers side door

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I was hoping to get the engine bay totally stripped today but unfortunately my Diabetes got the better of me :( . Oh well, there's always tomorrow :)
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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby hbpeter » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:59 pm

Be very careful!! You will end up doing the full car!! :goodluck:

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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby vivamad » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:08 pm

HBPeter wrote:Be very careful!! You will end up doing the full car!! :goodluck:

Peter

Hi Peter, Thanks for the good luck.
If it hadn't of been for this 2.3 Ghia Cortina, it probably would be.

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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby vivamad » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:21 am

My worst thoughts were realised yesterday when I removed the battery tray. A nice hole in the inner wing :(

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The new coil springs I bought have more coils than an original set I have. Does this mean that they will be more springy or stiffer or no different??

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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby 1972nail » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:25 pm

Are those new ones Magnum or Snoot by any chance? They look similar to the Magnum ones I have.
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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby vivamad » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:34 pm

1972nail wrote:Are those new ones Magnum or Snoot by any chance? They look similar to the Magnum ones I have.

I ordered them for a HC Viva 1256cc so they shouldn't be.
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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby hbpeter » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:09 pm

Is that a Juke Box in the background of the springs photo?

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Re: A Bit Of Remedial Work On The X14

Postby vivamad » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:41 pm

HBPeter wrote:Is that a Juke Box in the background of the springs photo?

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Sure is, Peter. Got 60 disks on it and it's set to random play, so it just picks a disk, plays a track then picks another disk. Got everything from Bing Crosby, Jim Reeves, Elvis to AC/DC, Motorhead and the Sex Pistols with loads of 80's stuff thrown in for good measure :D
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