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What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by Davva » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:15 pm

It's that time of year again when we all make and try to stick to New Year resolutions, so what are yours, Coupe related of course ?

For me, in no real order, as they will happen when they happen, probably when the weather gets warmer :

Carry on collecting bits that need replacing on mine.
Get the boot and spoiler resprayed.
Full detail.
New windscreen.
Probably the biggest one - Make a big effort to get to more meets and fix its.
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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by HA54SYM » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:05 pm

Good thread.

Mine are service on the racer as not done one since rebuild :facepalm: then plenty of track days.

On the other days refresh my new Tomcat road car and get motd and back on the road for April.

Hope to meet some new and old faces too over the year.

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Post by stevo135+ » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:08 pm

Good topic!

For me it's simple I want to put my much missed coupe back on the road, and enjoy say 1000miles or more in it maybe?

Specifics are:

Fit new height adjustable suspension and top mounts, all new brake discs and pads and exchange rear calipers with stainless brake lines.

Full service, Cam belt change and all new coolant hoses and cooling system flush.

Powdercoat the wheels and fit new tyres. Then have it MOT'd, a full geometry set up, and a rolling road baseline run.

I want the roof resprayed and some scuffs and 1 small dent repairing and painting. Then I'll have it fully underseald and have it professionally detailed.

If I can find a couple of grand spare I'd like to have it running on an aftermarket ECU and a roller bearing blower for 2018. I'd love to be at POL 2018, and meet some other coupe owners at a few shows.

So all in all, a ton of stuff to do lol!

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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by oneoffcoupe » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:01 am

After last year...NOTHING! Apart from drive it & a few shows but that goes without saying!

Oh, I do want to get it on a RR tho!
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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by Jinxy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:10 am

Mine are:

Fix the aircon (only had the bits for two years)
Sort the fuel filler neck
Replace/refurb the anti roll bar & rear trailing arms

And anything else that needs doing along the way.
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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by VVC-Geeza » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:40 pm

To drive it.... :D

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Post by oneoffcoupe » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:07 pm

VVC-Geeza wrote:To drive it.... :D
Now that would be unusual :roll:
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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by CoupeRich » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:42 pm

Im completely rebuilding mine, nut and bolt up from a shell

Full respray, all metal work powdercoated, and lots of new parts!

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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by Jimm » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:47 pm

Use it and abuse it!

No doubt there will be other bits.

Track car - sort the seats, build forged engine, service brakes. But use it first! got to make it dirty again.
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Post by 1234dist » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:00 pm

Finish black coupe (resolution for the last 5yrs).
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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by James3990 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:33 pm

Couple of jobs but not much unfortunately.

Would be nice to insure it but I've got a wedding and various other Priorities to sort.

I do however have an increasing supply of new exterior panels/parts ready for a respray which will be its next big thing.
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Post by Phil L » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:49 pm

Eradicating the colony of mice that have yet again taken up residence in the silver one...Dont know how the little b*st*rds get in there, but they do! Trapped 3 this week so far, but there are still more - luckily they are suckers for peanut butter. Oh, and get it MOT'd after it's massive emissions fail back in December.
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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by Add » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:09 pm

Neglect? Like the last 10 years!

Spray and fit a roll cage!

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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by northener51 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:46 am

Fix the MG (again) as it's popped a coolant hose
Track the RS
Maybe think about getting my bike licence
And even then maybe go to the Nurburgring

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Re: What are your plans for 2017 ?

Post by Pencil Tip » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:33 pm

Lots of service and restoration work to be done on my two Rovers.............

COUPE 216

● Fix the hideously annoying leak, then I can refit all the interior.
● Replace catalyst and centre pipe, the cat rattles badly and is rather corroded.
● Replace front discs and pads.
● Replace wings and mudguards.
● Replace the chrome grille with a new phase one grille, new phase one hockey sticks, and bonnet catch.
● Full respray
● Refurbish the original 7 spoke alloys

220GTi

● Replace cambelt and water pump.
● Replace oil pump.
● Replace headlining.
● Repair air conditioning and convert to RS24 refrigerant.

I'm certainly going to be busy this year! :roll:
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