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    Dovs Diary 26/27-01-08

    Right well a busy weekend this week.
    First task was to pick up the new car. Seeing as the VXR is sold and goes away tomorow I thought it time to look for a replacement.
    So a random call from Turodave during the wek "haw neighbur, want a Vectra", promtly followed by "aye". and plans were set to pick up another Vectra. This particular car is a 99-T Vectra 2.5 V6 artic, 4 previous owners and only 68k ont he clock. Shell is immaculate with not a bit of rust on it:



    Turbodave decides that he was up far too early for a Saturday and needs a nap



    Back at base






    I decided it was probably a good idea to give the Vectra a quick service as it wasnt known when it was last done.

    I struggled finding the filter, and when I did it was a little tight to get to, so I had to make some way to access it....................so I cut the front off it









    Nex up I decided to get the car sign written, however these vinyl companies cost a fortune, so I improvised with a chisel



    From there I decided to take some inspiration from Lord Nikon and see just how low I could get the car without having to resrt to airbgs. I think I succedded quite well. As it was warm I decided to add to the aircon at the same time





























    Not bad for 4 hours work

    and gracious shot of Turbodaves new run-around


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    WTF you mullered the car!

    Which car is the engine going into then DD?

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    pmsl - you 2 are legends !

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    Nice work. Bread and butter spec Vectras are poop, the engine will be much better elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotpanther View Post
    WTF you mullered the car!

    Which car is the engine going into then DD?
    Engine wont be going in anything, it had bottom end problems which is why we bought it in the first place. Im needing an ECU and a few other bits, Turbodave was needing a few bits so we removed everything bar bottom end, rear carrier and seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveDempsey View Post
    Engine wont be going in anything, it had bottom end problems which is why we bought it in the first place. Im needing an ECU and a few other bits, Turbodave was needing a few bits so we removed everything bar bottom end, rear carrier and seats.
    Fair enough, still good for 4 hours work!

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    nice work both!
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    Good work lol

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    was waiting for this to be posted
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    you dont hang around do you lol
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