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  1. TLR3/4

    Just an update, this car sold late last year to a guy in QLD. He will be performing a resto on the car this year and plans to race it in the Historic Grp A series next year. I have been in touch with him a few times (throughout the purchase and since), it is great to see it go to a good home where it wil be used the way it was designed!
  2. TLR3/4

    Great photo, thanks! That is definitely the car in the foreground! Do you know when this was taken?
  3. FULL RESTORATION OF 363

    What did you use to refurb the cam cover? It looks great!
  4. 3 door Cosworth rebuild

    Is that a NOS set of TCA's, refurb or something else?
  5. FULL RESTORATION OF 363

    Thanks for clearing that one up! I will make sure I put mine in in that direction when I do them.
  6. FULL RESTORATION OF 363

    Is that the right way for the rubber cap on the swing arm bush? You have it between the washer and the bush - I thought for some reason they were meant to go on the other side of the washer, wont they get torn up if they are between the washer and bush?
  7. Re-manufactured grille seals

    I just saw on fb that you have put someone on - good stuff! Hopefully it will lift the workload a little. And yes, I new you were away with NEC so thought I would give you some room but couldn't help myself here Hopefully I will be able to get some things from you in 2017.
  8. Restoration of Moonstone #466

    It has been a while between posts - too long. Unfortunately not a lot has happened since the last one. The power steering rack decided to drop its bundle late last year and leak everywhere so that required a rebuild. I took my time getting it done and think I did a pretty good job of it - stripping back the old paint, cleaning up the aluminium part and putting a seal kit through it. Alas, I didn't get any pictures at the time for some reason. When putting the rack back together, one of the teflon seals on the input stem caught and tore and it happens to be one of those items that you cant get on its own - you have to buy a complete kit and I did not want to go through the pain of buying another kit form the UK and shipping it to Aus so after a bit of detective work (insert a couple of months here...) I discovered that the steering rack in a Nissan Skyline which was sold in Aus was similar to the Sierra rack and managed to track a kit down locally - still had to get a complete kit but was easier than getting one form the UK - I still tore the seal again when putting it back together but luckily I had 3 spares from the new seal kit so this time I put the seal on and inserted the shaft just into the housing, let it sit for a day as the teflon shrunk back to normal size and then pushed it in the rest of the way and got it all back together and back in the car with new tie rods and rod ends so the front end is feeling pretty good now - still have to rebuild the drivers side hub which will happen some time soon! Apart from that, it has just been the usual task of trying to track down parts I need - I am still waiting for some door mouldings and a few other bits and pieces from a well known member of this forum who will remain un-named for the moment but have managed to get a few other bits and bobs which turned up today - Some seat runner covers Some carpet mats - An EXTREMELY important piece for the garage - And one of those hens teeth items, a genuine RS500 turbo to intercooler hose - I had a genuine one on the car when I got it but it was not running the correct alternator bracket so the pipe got chewed out pretty quick! Its nice to have a genuine one back to put on the car again! There were also a few other ods and ends such as clips etc. I am pretty busy at the moment training for an enduro bike race in July so progress is going to be slow between now and then but hopefully late August will see things pick up pace again.
  9. Parts wanted

    RS500Registrar has door mouldings -
  10. Re-manufactured grille seals

    Looks good! Is this another one of those items that you have but never get around to getting back in touch with people when they want to buy them from you???
  11. FULL RESTORATION OF 363

    Looking good there but surely after all that great work, the cam cover could get a refresh?
  12. Restoration of Moonstone #466

    Progress has been a bit slow of late - the steering rack sprung a leak a few weeks back and after some hunting around I managed to get a seal kit in for it but during the rebuild process I managed to munch one of the teflon seals on the valve body so had to wait for another kit to come in (just for one seal!). I got the second kit the other day so last night put the new seal in but managed to munch it again - luckily this time I have 3 spares! I think I a not waiting long enough after the seal has been soaking in hot water for it to return to normal size before putting the valve body back in the rack so for the second attempt I put the seal on and left it out overnight and will hopefully put it in tonight without any issue. In addition, I had a package turn up today. Just a small one - Thanks to a tip from Andy / AK and some family in the UK, I managed to get 2 packs of diff cover bolts - So when I finally get around to rebuilding the diff, it will have the correct bolts in it!
  13. Restoration of #389

    Looks amazing Paul, great job, am sure there is one very happy owner there!
  14. Hi All, A recent post by AK got me worried that I did not have the correct clips for the rear ABS sensors. The ones shown in that post are: At present, I have these clips - And thanks to some feedback from Corky67, it seems that I need a combo of both the clips. To throw confusion into the matter, I have also seen the following advertised as genuine ABS rear beam clips for an RS500 - Is this another case of both answers are correct and that the person who was building the car on the day chose one of the other? Cheers, Ben
  15. FULL RESTORATION OF 363

    Cool, thanks Corky! Have moved a thread over to the tech section - http://rs500owners.com/index.php?/topic/962-rear-abs-sensor-clips/#comment-10217
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