My LY 200

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by petercronin, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Sherlock101

    Sherlock101 Paid Member

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    Great looking car! That’s funny about the M135i, I have a mate who had an R56 Mini JCW, sold it for an M135i in November 2017, and has just sold the M135i to buy an R53 JCW... He said the same as you, such a capable car and absolutely rapid, but lacked feel and Driver engagement (probably didn’t help that he got the Auto though)

    Did you wrap the door panel gloss black yourself? Was it easy to do? Mine has started to peel


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  2. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Thanks. Certainly not “the ultimate drivers machine” they claim that’s for sure.

    Yes I did, it was quite easy actually. The hardest part was removing the old stuff. It’s not perfect but it’s miles better than the faded and peeling original one. I just made sure I bought some good quality vinyl (genuine 3M) and took my time.
     
  3. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Great day at Blyton yesterday, it was super quiet (even first thing in the morning) there was no wait to get out and no real traffic. Plus the driving standards were really good. Only downside was the 6 or so hours of driving there and back - I wish there was more tracks nearer me! bd852ed817235eabb041e92bde3ec1fb.jpg a80134836290e55faa223e3615fe895e.jpg 65758569ffe46892a7edb6bce0e1a2b5.jpg 3db54c7ff6539a251ceb6c544b4fed2f.jpg 5b6cc7d0b5a788f20d6375fba1b79899.jpg
     
  4. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Car looks fantastic on track!
     
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  6. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Little update and some questions for you all.

    I’ve spent a few hours today doing the regular brake strip, clean and lube as well as clean the scuttle area. So safe in the knowledge I’ll have no leaks for a while and the brakes are good for another 6months to a year.

    Question is, has anyone with the newer style top mounts noticed any paint cracking around the circumference of mount. It definitely looks like just paint cracking in my case as I made sure I had a good look. But it’s let water in and corrosion has started. You can see in the pictures the passenger side is worse than the drivers side.

    I also noticed that there is a ring of sealant around where the crack has started, does anyone know if this is normal? It all appears solid and well done as though this ring of sealant is there from when it was made, is the new design mount just a plug in the hole??

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  7. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Small update. Just waiting on Tom to sell me some top mounts now and get them fitted. b39cfced5c695244a56dbe78063b96fa.jpg
     
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  8. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Next part of the puzzle has arrived thanks to Tom, just got to fit them now. defaa58de7075dfe0587801ba156267a.jpg
     
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  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    ohhh..nice brand new shiny parts..you will love them...
     
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  10. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    I hope so, just need to pick up some paint to re-protect the metal following the cut in the strut top. Car is booked into get it all done on the 27th.
     
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  11. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    It’s come up alright considering it hasn’t had a bath in months. Needs finished another time though as it’s covered in tar and I have no remover. 179dcf12d5fdc34e397bac17ead60987.jpg 4c448360b01274ef5c4c46b2a3f7b6e5.jpg 528119afb2598150f1f6f1dcfb8ed24e.jpg
     
  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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  13. silverclio4410

    silverclio4410 Paid Member

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    Such a stunning car.bravo
     
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  14. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Well I had a bit of a delay getting it into the garage but it’s in and the work is in progress. Should hopefully get it back later today. Needless to say I’m a bit excited to see how it feels with new shiny bits fitted. ef1102be741334e4c575a280b70794ba.jpg
     
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  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    B14’s Peter? Should make a big difference. What sort of camber are you going to run on the front?
     
  16. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Yeh they are. I don’t know yet to be honest, I’ll have a search around the site and see what other have done to get some ideas. But my thinking at the moment is to maybe run a little more than standard and just see what it’s like from there.
     
  17. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Well first impressions of the B14 and Compbrake top mount combo are really really good. I’ve only driven home from the garage and didn’t get the chance for any sort of spirited driving but the ride is very impressive. Well damped and surprisingly comfortable and a whole different league when compared to the old cup dampers and H&R springs. My advice now to anyone who asks about springs will be don’t bother, save up a bit more and get these.

    I won’t lie I was slightly apprehensive about the solid top mounts, I had some concerns they’d be absolutely solid and unusable on the road but they don’t seem to be an issue at all.

    I’ll let it all settle and get an alignment booked soon.
     
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  18. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    That's gorgeous, looking forward to pics once the B14's have settled and the alignment is done.
     
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  19. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Little bit of protection for the new bits before I use the car. You’ll have to excuse the rest of the filth in there though! I like clean cars but I’ve never felt the need to clean the arch liners.
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  20. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Well I finally had the chance to give the new set up a little try yesterday and it feels amazing. What a night and day difference to the old set up! And this is before an alignment (which is booked for Monday), although feel wise it seems spot on but I’m sure it’ll be out somehow.

    The plan is to get it measured and if I don’t need shims for the rear to get the set up done there and then. If I do need them I’ll hopefully get them with time to get them fitted and aligned in time to book Croft on the 18th to give it a proper try. We will see...
     
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