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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301221
30/12/2011 02:04
30/12/2011 02:04
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Welcome back belatedly to playtime Patch laugh

IMO the mirrors are a fundamental improvement in black to match the mounts, they're a bit fussy colour-coded to the rest of the car. She is looking like a million dollars and if you really have another 10 years out of her that'd be fantastic - know what I'm thinking/saying wink

Last edited by Edinburgh; 30/12/2011 02:04.

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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301530
31/12/2011 01:47
31/12/2011 01:47

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Coming along nicely Phil!

Im on the fence with the mirrors, they do look good though no question.

PLEASE dont put black wheels on it though!! nono

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301532
31/12/2011 02:01
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Originally Posted By: shinyshoes
Coming along nicely Phil!

Im on the fence with the mirrors, they do look good though no question.

PLEASE dont put black wheels on it though!! nono


Why on earth not?

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301664
31/12/2011 15:35
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Car looks spot on Phil! I like the sound of Shiny black Plus alloys on her, to show she's a Plus with a dark side!



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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301901
01/01/2012 18:54
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Nice effort there that will be a lovely car when you finished your plans.

The red looks fresh you dont actually see that many genuine speed red pluses very nice.

I like the subframe treatment how much did that set you back if you dont mind me asking ?

It's good to get rid of that nasty corrosion I'm also looking forward to a nice summer of expensive treatment frown lol I also am blessed with a late one I think my sills may need investigating great fun !!

Great work though I'll keep my eye on your thread.

Bradders

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301933
01/01/2012 20:38
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The subframe was a very reasonable cost Brad, you can have just the rear completely refreshed including the brake compensator for the price of some decent alloys. I had both front and rear done though, so a little bit more. If you pm Joe at FCSS he'll let you know as it depends what depths you go to playing around under the car - I had the full monty done.

I have got to say though, whilst you can't physically see whats been done, I am over the moon with how the car drives. So worthwhile in my book.

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1301939
01/01/2012 21:02
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Nice one well thats it if you plan on keeping one for a while its kind of an investment and piece of mind. smile

Thanks

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1302020
02/01/2012 04:05
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hey Phil she is looking good mate , I saw it at joe's when dropping of some bits for mine and he showed me all the welding he had done , but looked sorted afterwards. hope you enjoy it.

George smile

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1537320
08/05/2015 23:57
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It's been a while! But this coupe is still going strong! Credit to everyone that's looked after her in the past as I've been a proud owner for 2 years now. The only things she's needed is brake discs and pad, oil (obviously). I'm about to go for rear bearing change ( as them hum somewhat) calipers. But, no know what this car is fantastic! Best coupe ever! Everything that's been done on this is spot on. She'll be on the road for years to come and I'll make sure of that!

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1537323
09/05/2015 00:27
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Originally Posted By: Reetlad
It's been a while! But this coupe is still going strong! Credit to everyone that's looked after her in the past as I've been a proud owner for 2 years now. The only things she's needed is brake discs and pad, oil (obviously). I'm about to go for rear bearing change ( as them hum somewhat) calipers. But, no know what this car is fantastic! Best coupe ever! Everything that's been done on this is spot on. She'll be on the road for years to come and I'll make sure of that!


Great to know she's still alive and very much kicking thumb

I was only wondering the other day where this Plus was so thanks for the update smile

Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1569961
17/04/2016 01:48
17/04/2016 01:48
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Hello All,

Thought it would be a good idea to update this thread as I’ve been the owner of this car for a few months now.

Purchased this car after my wanted advert earlier this year. Many thanks to all who helped and with my search.

Reetlad thanks for contacting me about her even though I wanted an electric blue colour. I love the colour and should have put it down on my buy list.

The 200 mile drive back home from the North to South West after buying from Reetlad was great as the car did not miss a beat. Since then she has continued to run faultlessly.

The work completed by Patch as detailed on this thread and Mr Tickle previously was one of the reasons that I brought this car as wanted to avoid a lemon.

I budgeted for some work straightway as wanted to be proactive and ensure the car was in A1 condition. So what’s happened with her recently.

For my peace of mind I had the following work completed by Joe at FCSS immediately after I brought her. I’m no mechanic so thought it best left to the expert who is luckily not far from me. Great service by Joe and good to get some coupe wisdom.

• FCSS health check
• Full service (oil (Selina fully synthetic), filter, fuel filter, plugs) and MOT
• Radiator replaced and coolant replaced with fresh fluid
• Rust repair to the floor pan -due to MOT fail
• Rear caliper service
• New OS and NS handbrake cables
• Gear box linkage refurbished
• New plus grill
• Viscodrive rebuilt – new half shaft and drive seal
• New gearbox oil
• New dipstick tube seal
• Bonnet lift action adjusted
• Wheel bolts changed

New Toyo Proxes T1-R tyres were then fitted all round (225/45/16) to help with road manners. Interestingly these have a new rating label of Fuel F, Wet C and Noise 70DB so the compound seems to have been changed recently.

Then to help with my coupe confidence the Cam belt, aux belts, tensioners and water pump were changed by Duncan at AlfaNet in Bristol. Again a brilliant mechanic who absolutely knows his stuff about coupes and has all the specialist tools. He is not that well known here and I can highly recommend him.

All the belts were in good order but the last time they were changed was around 5 years ago and 30K. I’ve read about a few belt failures so this work is certainly worth it.

Next step is to deal with the MOT advisories as best be proactive with these sort of things before they become a problem.

She still drives fantastically for a car built in 1999 and still lovely in ‘speed red’. Much of that can be put down to the previous owners and Joe.

I’ll try and add some pictures but she looks much like she did in the thread. Only change is that she is back on the Plus wheels.

Cheers


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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1569964
17/04/2016 02:02
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Collection pic from Joe's a few weeks ago.

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Re: Patch's 'The red devil' Plus Project - Discussion [Re: ] #1569966
17/04/2016 06:30
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Looks like she's in good hands again. Good luck with her Bear, keep the thread alive mate!

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