Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
[car_overhaul] Miami16. The Story Of Slowly Progressing 205 Build.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:17 PM
Will post the pics showing the change of footwear later on as the pics are still on the camera.
Itís a bit of marmite thing to be honest. I do like the standard speedlines, a lot in fact. Usually I would say the 205 loses something with aftermarket wheels (TSWís especially! Sarty!) the fact they are still Peugeot alloys goes someway to keeping the originality in my mind. Itís nice to have the choice though.
They canít look that odd as the wife canít tell the difference?!
So any reminders or words of wisdom on my previous post?
Edited by skeggyrik, 04 November 2009 - 01:18 PM.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:04 PM
Once I'd got the alternator, starter and few other bits back on the engine it was time to drop it off the engine stand to fit the flywheel and clutch. No problems there and I made sure I lined up the marks put on them when I had them balanced over at autosprint along with the crank and rods.
Next job was to get the gearbox on. Wasn't too bad in the end just mildly awkward on my own. 99% sure the new clutch release bearing was still sitting right when it went on, I will soon find out if itís not. I was scratching my head for a couple of minutes at the start as I hadnít removed the steel bottom cover that fastens to the gearbox behind the fly wheel. With that off it went on easy enough. Must be much more of a pain doing this job with the engine in the car!
With the gearbox fitted I got it all up in the air and dragged it over to car and hovered it over the hole. It was a bit of mare getting it in as I was doing this without the aid of load leveller and the fact I've got the subframe on meant there was less room to swing it about then when I originally took it out. I roped the wife into helping for this bit as I would have had no chance on my own. She was glad to help, especially as it was one of the more exciting parts. Iíve yet to see her volunteer for degreasing anything or crawling around under the carÖ.. So after a lot of wagging, pushing, wiggling and ďup and downingĒ on the crane it was back in the bay sat on its mounts. I was very pleased.
Ready to leave the stand
Off the stand and ready for the flywheel and clutch
Clucth and flywheel on
Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:05 PM
Mi16 gearbox on, fool removed from engine bay
Help from the missus
Happy to see it back in!
The next job is to get everything tightened up properly and get the driveshafts on.
With the engine back in I can now fit the master cylinder and get the brakes bled. I also need to get the handbrake sorted. I now have even less confidence in leaving sat with bricks behind the wheels as the only thing stopping it running off down the road. I need a set of handbrake cables but GSF didn't have any in the last time I went in. Iíll get the gear rods on so I can at least leave it in gear.
Engine came out in September 07 so mentally it was very good to get it back in there.
Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:15 PM
It helps that I'm now unemployed and have lots of time, just a shame that also means I have no budget.
I'm hoping I already have all I need to get it finished!
Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:36 PM
I have been playing with the loom trying to remember where is all goes.
I have not been on here in a while, I will try and keep this updated with the progress I make.
Out of interest, is anyone on here making Mi16 - 205 looms yet? I know few of you have made them, just wondered if anyone has gone to the next step?
Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:39 PM
You're still around then Rich! Still got and enjoying the Elise?
If you get stuck with the loom, give me a shout as I've converted numerous Mi looms in the past.
I'm still around, I have just had other priorities like finding work after my return from travels.
The elise went and that funded the South America trip, I do miss it. The replacement car is a 1994 318ti, it'll do for a bit.
I would love someone to take a look at the loom and have a sort out. Next time you are passing let me know. i'll get the kettle on and you can me an opinion on the job that has been done and some pointers to get on with.
Do you still have my number?
Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:40 PM
If it's still the one that ends 588, then yes, I have
I'll likely be up your way next month, so I'll pop over then for a brew and to have a look at the mass of multicoloured spaghetti...
That's the one. Drop me line, will be good to see you.
It is the BX loom so it's mostly spagetti verde