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Post by goodeggbob » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:50 am

good morning all,i thought i would start my own thread here, as i can keep track of my ownership of these truly gorgeous cars.
i am fortunate enough to own 2 of these wonderful kuro's ,and just as importantly ,covered space to both work on them and keep them dry.
the one in the pics is kuro 1 ,bought from lc rotary about 18 months ago with a warranted rebuild,and it has never let me down,a testament to lewis's work. so far i have added new alloys, sat nav courtesy of mihail and a range of gauges which i fitted yesterday,just managing to finish before dark.
i also applied polish yesterday,but left the buffing until today. i buffed it up this morning in wall to wall sunshine,the pictures below are the result.
kuro 1 will be taxed from july 1st, and kuro 2 will be sorned ,enabling me to bring that up to the same spec. i am able to chop and change which one i drive,by having a very good multi car policy with adrian flux,the only snag is tax,but this is easy enough with a little forward planning and the use of direct debit.
i will put up some pics of kuro2 shortly,before it goes into siesta mode at the end of the month,sorry for waffling,but this is one extremely happy bunny,rob. :D
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Re: kuro no1 and no2

Post by mi60o0 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:48 pm

Look really nice
Give it few years I will make sure most of you have a bit from me haha.
I'm happy you are enjoying nodding the car.
I'm looking forward to have house with garage to cover the rex.
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Post by TheJDMStereotype » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:21 pm

looking great

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:44 pm

Like the Australian Spec ;) on your Kuro's =D> =D> =D> =D> Rob :lol:
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Post by warpc0il » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:48 pm

It's only the interior that's Ozzy spec :D
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Post by goodeggbob » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:26 pm

i thought you might fall for that,but it was me who was upside down when i took the pics.

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Post by warpc0il » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:52 pm

I'm trying to remember the old joke with the punchline "stiletto heal marks in the roof lining"
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Post by goodeggbob » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:44 pm

that sounds similar to the sweetcorn one i heard.

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Post by TheJDMStereotype » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:07 am

All fine for me

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Post by warpc0il » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 am

Tapatalk on photo/tablet handles the "this photo is upside down" meta data but Web browsers on desktops/laptops don't.

It wouldn't be rocket science but there isn't an agreed method for browsers to do this.

In the meantime it's a source of mild amusement ;)

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That is true, bit annoying how it works on the forum

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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:06 pm

i am going to post up some pics and a brief history of kuro2 shortly,i will take these pics standing on my feet this time.

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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:07 pm

hello again. so,this is kuro2. this was originally bought as a spare or repair,in order to keep kuro1 on the road. i paid a mere 520 quid for it,delivered to my door. i bought it blind thinking that all i wanted was the interior and body panels,however,when it arrived i was completely bowled over by its condition which,other than a few age marks was perfect,with no rust present in any of the bodywork.
it didn't take me long to realise that this was way to good to break,which left me in a bit of a dilema. knowing that the engine was fubared anyway ,i talked myself into sourcing a replacement,so first stop was big pete ,but he had nothing available at the time. i then spotted one on ebay,it was 390 pds delivered,so i took a punt ,having spoken to the seller,Besty ,who assured me all was good and even offered a returns agreement for peace of mind.
Having had much experience in swapping engines before,albeit in much older cars,i decided to tackle the job myself,thinking that if i can get this sorted,it is ideal experience for keeping them both running.
This is where this forum really kicked in,enabling me to ask questions and seek advice freely,i even had big pete on the phone at one point talking me through one problem,and by plugging my way thru it at my leisure,and knowing when to walk away,we finally got it running,with the engine being exactly as i was assured it would be.
Without the help ,guidance and honesty i received,both on here and elsewhere,i can't say for sure whether i would have embarked on this project,but ,my goodness,i am so glad i did,the results speak for themselves,thanks,rob. =D>
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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:12 pm

By the way,i became very tired when taking some of these pics,so decided to have a lie down.
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Post by Nickp47 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:23 pm

Two very smart looking cars, no2 gets my (imaginary) vote as the PZ wheels and wing grills set it off nicely .
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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:34 pm

thanks,i agree the wheels are really nice with the calipers and grills being all the same colour.
i refurbed them all myself for a cost of 27 pounds and a lot of rubbing down and prep work,money well spent i think.

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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:05 pm

hello all ,i have been looking forward to this weekend to do some work on kuro no1. having gathered al the bits together over the last week or so,[thanks to scotty for front discs] i stripped down the brakes on my ramp and set about cleaning everything.
while they were off i decided to set about overhauling the rear suspension,so took all the arms off for dipping overnite in bilt hamber deox c,then got the needle gun around the flaky bits on the subframe ready for a flood coat of hydrate 80.the one part i found that would impact on cill corrosion was the odd shaped link bracket that links the front subframe mounts to the car body, i removed these safely and the ammount of moisture and crap lodged in there was unreal,no wonder we have trouble in that area,i would recommend taking these off in even the most basic rust proofing job.
so that was friday eveing.
i got up this morning to find the lik arms and all the bolts etc completely rust free,[that stuff really does work] and set about rinsing and drying,ready for 2 coats of electrox primer and quickly applied the first coat.
so while the first coat was curing i set aboout the rear brake overhaul. i cannot stress how much cleanliness is paramount when doing this,and i only learned by experimenting. my first instinct when unable to slide new pads into the carriers was to ease them in with the grinder,but then i remembered reading a topic on here and had a read of that. corrosion again plays a big part here,so took out the ss slides from the caliper and cleaned all the scaly rust from underneath and reassembled,perfect,it doesn't take much corrosion to shrink a gap by 1mm,so no need for the grinder afterall.
now the bit i hadn't considered,the wind back tool. luckily i found that the blade changing spanner for my 5 inch grinder was just as effective at turning them clockwise. so with the rears sorted its back to second coat on the link arms. that done, i tackled the front brakes, luckily all but 1 of the disc screws came out but had to drill 1 of them out. other than that,it was very painless,again cleanliness is so important,and other than 1 sticky slide =D> pin it all went very well, so back to stone chip the link arms.
while they were drying,i got the waxoyl gun to the subframe,and every bit of vulnerable matal i could see,inluding rear chassis ,especialy the chassis hidden by the fuel tank,which are easily accessed with a spray nozzle.
every box section was treated,there really is no excuse for not doing this given the ammount of access holes on these cars, followed by refitting,all the link arms ,new drop links,and lubricating all threads and sleeves for easy removal if needed in the future,making sure not to fully tighten any bushes just yet, something i would not have known had it not been for Dave,WARPCOIL mentioning it in a post i have read.
so next up is wheels back on and lowered to the ground, roll it back and too abit to settle suspension and grovel underneath to fully tighten bushes.
took it for a spin today to try brakes etc,and although i have changed nothing major,it feels so much sharper, probably because everything has had a good lubricating,even some of the squeaks have gone.
i have managed this fairly easily,due in no small part to the wealth of advice i found on here,so many thanks for that, and because i have now got the underside sorted,i thought i would give the top side a birthday too ,hence the piccies,thanks rob. PHEW. =D>
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Post by willberry70 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:57 pm

Damn, these are beautiful cars :D
Is that cans of Waxol I see? :)
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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:19 pm

hey Will , you know how good they are,you have a very clean example yourself. i would love to say that the cans you see are cans of lager,consumed as a reward for a good job well done,but sadly,they are indeed waxoyl.
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Post by willberry70 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:45 pm

You know Rob I'm starting to think you're enjoying the waxol more than beer anyway :D

Amazing job with your Rex's and thanks for your approval. Luke Murdoch recl=koned it was pretty tidy too. Always reassuring to hear ;)
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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:57 pm

hey Will ,fancy joining us for barbie ramp day in my other post?
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Post by willberry70 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:13 pm

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hey Will ,fancy joining us for barbie ramp day in my other post?
For sure. My contribution will be burgers and rolls :)
Sparkling Black Kuro SN# 400/500. Green LEDs on door and puddle lamps. LEDs on interior lamps. EBC fronts disks. Uprated battery. Greyed alloys. K&C air filter. RRP Mk2 Coils and MSD Leads.

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Post by goodeggbob » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:33 am

Good morning,damn,working on these cars is really addictive. Following my underside treatment of kuro 1 in the summer,it was discovered that one of my front shocks was leaking during our ramp day in october.I bit the bullet having listened to some advise,and decided to source a complete pz suspension set. i found a very reasonably prised set on ebay,and treated them to the usual rust proofing before fitting.fitting was a doddle,thanks to the ramp,which got me thinking about tie rods and track rod ends,based on the idea that if i do these aswell,i will have got the car as near to perfect as i can.
having found a chap who can do the complete suspension set up properly,i stuck them on aswell,and this is where the summers bolt freeing/rust proofing excersize really paid off.

The chap who will be doing the set up told me that by far the biggest headache for them,is cracking/breaking seized bolts,a problem he will not have with mine.
While all this was going on ,the oil cooler lines group buy happens,so what the hell,lets do them too,it seemed silly not to.
All this puts me in a bit of a dilemma,as kuro2 is the one that is road legal at the moment,and yet i can't wait to try out the differences all this work should have made,either way,it will have to wait until the first of a month,as i simply cannot justify paying 2 lots of road tax.Rob.
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Post by goodeggbob » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 pm

Roll on the oil cooler lines,i cant wait to fit them,hopefully,they are due tomorrow.

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