I got up at 5 to catch the train from m Narbourogh to Neath. Upon arriving around 11 the weather was drizzly and miserable . I met the seller at the station then we went for a spin in the car. We have been communicating for a couple of weeks now and he has been very honest about the car. I did have it checked over by s third party before I got there just to be sure .
It was exactly as discribed . So I was happy.
I won't name him yet but he really is a very genuine chap who has put lots of time and effort into the car!
We did the deal and also got a few freebies thrown in and set off on the 200 mile trip. The car drove very well much better than I expected . The clutch is not as bad as I thought it was going to be being a twin plate and the ride was comfortable for a 25 year old car.
Overall I am chuffed with the car and can't wait to start getting on with this project.
The car has covered about 400miles in the last 6 years I think so it needed s good run , which it got.
So the spec
I will copy the email I had and add to it in time
So here goes
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If you don't mind I would like to look over your build and see some pictures. Cheers
Yeah that's fine mate. I'm away with work at the mo, but I'll be home over the weekend and get some photos for you. Current spec list is below. It's currently running base pressure because the numpty of a 'tuner' I took it too last time has plumbed the boost controller incorrectly. He has plumbed it for an internal wastegate instead of external. It's an easy fix, but I was waiting until I took it to Ed at Fusion to swap it around and remap it. The engine is actually one that Ed and Ashills tuned up a few years ago.
Other things I had on my list was to install bucket seats, flock the dash, uprate the rear brakes and maybe install a cage depending which route I went down.
I've had the car for 12 years now, and the reason I'm selling is because since my first little boy came along, I've had next to no time to play with the car and get the things done. And now that my second is due in a month, I'll have no time at all, and it kills me to see it just sat there gathering dust.
I've put a lot of time and effort into the car over the years, and don't want it going to some chav who's just going to destroy it. I know it's not the pristine car you want, but I'm open to offers if it's something you think you could take on and progress.
Forged JE 87mm Pistons
2mm HKS headgasket
Jim wolf series 3 260 cams
Apexi Power FC pro (plus commander)
Polished and modified standard manifold
XS Power external wastegate
3mm PTFE inlet manifold gasket
XS Power oversize intercooler and pipework
Oversize Alloy Radiator
Blitz LM induction kit
Gizzmo boost controller
Custom 3" front exit exhaust
HKS SSQV bov
SARD 1000cc injectors
Kyosan 390l/h fuel pump
Uprated fuel pressure regulator
OS Giken twin plate clutch and flywheel
Quaife gearset in standard box
KYB Super Street adjustable on front
Tein Pillow Ball Topmounts
Front Cusco strut brace
Rear Nismo strut brace
Redline Innovit 17” in white
Toyo Proxes T1 tyres
HiSpec Monster 6 Pot Calipers
Grooved 300mm discs
Goodrich braided hoses
EBC Red-stuff pads
Full Subaru World Rally Blue respray
Front bumper cut out and meshed
Clear side repeaters
Nismo polyurethane mudflaps
Interior: HKS turbo timer
Gizzmo boost controller
GReddy boost gauge in pillar pod
Apexi RSM computer
Estimated 420bhp @ 1.4Bar
500bhp @ 2.0Bar
So that's the basics . It does have some rust and needs a good bit of TLC .
I have spoken to bob and I am hoping to get in in for a full check over and mapping session this week as it is only set to 1.2/3bar and does not pull like it has 420 in all honesty . Plus I need lots of bits of which I will pop up a list in the parts wanted section.
Here are a couple of pics
More to follow. I have already lowered the bonnet back to normal as it was raised to aid cooling .