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Author: Subject: Westfield SEi restoration - revamp/rethink
petroldiaries

posted on 11/5/18 at 03:28 PM Reply With Quote
Just uploaded another video, I've started on the back end now for anyone interested. Thanks for your continued support;o)

https://youtu.be/dHyxAx5fg3g

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CosKev3

posted on 11/5/18 at 04:49 PM Reply With Quote
I'm not sure I would be happy running different brands of coil overs front to rear tbh ,perhaps it will be fine,but on these light cars I think you will be lucky if it is!
Different on heavy tin tops,but the minutest difference on the suspension on these is noticeable

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lordbenny

posted on 11/5/18 at 06:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
I'm not sure I would be happy running different brands of coil overs front to rear tbh ,perhaps it will be fine,but on these light cars I think you will be lucky if it is!
Different on heavy tin tops,but the minutest difference on the suspension on these is noticeable


Why would it make any difference what brand they are front to back?

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CosKev3

posted on 11/5/18 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by lordbenny
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
I'm not sure I would be happy running different brands of coil overs front to rear tbh ,perhaps it will be fine,but on these light cars I think you will be lucky if it is!
Different on heavy tin tops,but the minutest difference on the suspension on these is noticeable


Why would it make any difference what brand they are front to back?


Bound to be a few differences in the valving used/oil etc inside them,never mind the age related wear on the old rears.
The old Westfield supplied Spax are renowned for being very hard.

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petroldiaries

posted on 13/5/18 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
quote:
Originally posted by lordbenny
quote:
Originally posted by CosKev3
I'm not sure I would be happy running different brands of coil overs front to rear tbh ,perhaps it will be fine,but on these light cars I think you will be lucky if it is!
Different on heavy tin tops,but the minutest difference on the suspension on these is noticeable


Why would it make any difference what brand they are front to back?


Bound to be a few differences in the valving used/oil etc inside them,never mind the age related wear on the old rears.
The old Westfield supplied Spax are renowned for being very hard.


Cheers for the tip, I'm gonna get it out on the road then see how it feels, if its a compromise on the handling I'll swap the rears out

Cheers mate!

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petroldiaries

posted on 19/5/18 at 07:17 AM Reply With Quote
Here's the latest episode for anyone interested, I enjoyed myself on this one making something from nothing

Cheers

https://youtu.be/r7cJRJl3JA8

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CosKev3

posted on 19/5/18 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
Nicely done considering your bending tools!!!
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petroldiaries

posted on 19/5/18 at 08:11 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Nicely done considering your bending tools!!!


It could have all gone badly wrong lol

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petroldiaries

posted on 1/6/18 at 11:42 AM Reply With Quote
Rear brakes now sorted, sorting tyres for those minilites next. Latest progress video below for anyone interested. Thanks for your continued support.

Cheers


https://youtu.be/YpmQrQzYGvE

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lordbenny

posted on 2/6/18 at 01:27 PM Reply With Quote
Where are you based, Id love to meet up when its finally finished?

[Edited on 2/6/18 by lordbenny]

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petroldiaries

posted on 3/6/18 at 07:53 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lordbenny
Where are you based, Id love to meet up when its finally finished?

[Edited on 2/6/18 by lordbenny]


Hi I'm over near Southampton, I was on the M27 Thursday when I was overtaken by a white one with a Westi logo spanning the spare wheel section of the car. Looked and sounded EPIC

I gave him a thumbs up from my blue golf


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petroldiaries

posted on 9/6/18 at 04:52 PM Reply With Quote
Another video for anyone interested, bit less time this week as I broke my Elise. But hopefully gonna fit those minilites next.

Thanks

https://youtu.be/Nr4mWxnOKig

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petroldiaries

posted on 10/7/18 at 05:53 PM Reply With Quote
It's coming home!!!!!! Latest progress video for anyone interested, hit a bit of a delay after the rat attack on the Lotus Elise


https://youtu.be/RYfwP7M7Ukk
Cmon England

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big_wasa

posted on 10/7/18 at 07:02 PM Reply With Quote
Love the wheels and cringed at your ex lodger
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Slater

posted on 11/7/18 at 02:39 PM Reply With Quote
Great set of video diaries. All done with basic tools too. I spotted the dog bone style multi spanner in the footwell on one of the early episodes. Ive not seen one of those for years.

You defo need a yellow bonnet stripe though......





Why do they call Port Harcourt "The Garden City"?...... Becauase they can't spell Stramash.

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petroldiaries

posted on 21/7/18 at 04:56 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
Love the wheels and cringed at your ex lodger


Thanks yeah took me two weeks to get rid of the smell




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petroldiaries

posted on 21/7/18 at 04:58 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Slater
Great set of video diaries. All done with basic tools too. I spotted the dog bone style multi spanner in the footwell on one of the early episodes. Ive not seen one of those for years.

You defo need a yellow bonnet stripe though......



The 10 in 1 dog bone style spanner never lets me down

Thanks for your comments, I might think about the stripe, looks great in your pic

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