Mello Yello

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MelloYello
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Mello Yello

Post by MelloYello » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Time to start a thread. The car is familiar to some of you but it is new to me. Got to admit it really takes me back to the days of my youth and borrowing my flatmates 7. So much fun to drive.

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Here is the list of goodies from Marks for sale advert ( for my reference also)

13B 4Port street port (WGT build and dyno’d with weber 45DCOE) approx 20k since build (now approx 165BHP)
TII oil cooler and SS lines
Thicker S3 rad
Electric fan
S4 alternator twin pulley and fuse box
TII coil packs, Magnecor leads, BR10ET plugs with direct fire mod
Weber 51IDA (Italian) with extended fuel bowl + internal fuel bowl improved
Oil metering feed into carb fuel bowl
Manifold water lines bunged
Racing beat? SS Exhaust with custom rear box + bung
S4 EFI gearbox (Better 5th gear ratio)
GSL-SE Clutch LSD diff
Mallory 4110 fuel pump
Mallory 4309 regulator
3/8 feed and return lines
Earls fittings and filter

Wheels, Brakes, Suspension & Chassis
Kei 18” RSS gunmetal black with 225/35/18 Toyo Proxes (Less than 6,000 miles done)
T11 front and rear callipers (Powdercoated red and completely rebuilt) fitted with ReSpeed brake kit (FD brake booster to be fitted, will include with sale)
S4 hubs and extended studs to keep 4x114.3 PCD
Grooved and dimpled discs with yellow EBC pads
SS lines all round
ReSpeed coilover kit front and rear (Will get spring specs)
Tockio HP shocks
Noltec adjustable top mounts
Whiteline strut brace
Bump stops
Complete suspension corner weighted set up by http://www.guglielmimotorsport.co.uk with 50-50% weight balancing
Undersealed
Custom front towing eye
Complete polybush kit
All underside metal panels powder coated (Belly pan, exhaust and fuel tank heat covers)

Body & Interior
Full TWR body kit
Windows tinted (Fronts legal rears a bit darker)
Glass moon roof and standard metal with bags
Doors de locked
Aus/NZ mirrors
Vinyl front and rear seats
R-Spec Fuel air / Water temp / Oil temp gauges
Lazy eye and fan over ride switch

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And a few shots with KiwiDave's ride. Spent the day doing a few odd jobs - finally found that 'round tuit' aye Dave ;)

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ian65
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Re: Mello Yello

Post by ian65 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:04 pm

What are your plans for it then James?

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Re: Mello Yello

Post by spoddy » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:13 pm

look good together. always like fbs with their lights up.

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Post by mpk490p » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:04 pm

looking good, the highlights are so much brighter :D :D :D
95 FD RS in black

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Re: Mello Yello

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:28 am

Hi Mark

Just wondering where you sourced the headlamps and rear box from?

I've just put MX-5 lamps onto TWiR and I thought they were a good upgrade until James and I put both cars together with lights on!

And I like the idea of a removable silencer as well. Did you do the system yourself? A nice compact setup.
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Post by mpk490p » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:34 am

The units were replaced and IIRC phillips bulbs, I direct wired them to the gen 2 fuse box with a reply being operated by the original wiring, like you say the diffence is impressive

The back box was a eBay jobbie that I had made up to fit, wasn't sure how long it would last but it did great noises but not deafening, only used the silencer when it had a mot although I'm not sure it made much difference!
95 FD RS in black

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Post by MelloYello » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:43 am

I am now fully capable of removing, and re-installing, a fuel tank of an fb in 10 minutes.

I developed a small leak in the tank which i thought could be repaired by a bit of blasting and soldering. Not the case as the blasting must have been vigorous and it came out the other end resembling a giant tea pig.
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So a quick call to Ian to source me a replacement. Thanks Ian. Turned up Friday afternoon at work, had to hump it home strapped to my back on the motorbike :o Then fitted it before Saturday morning in time to get down to Oldone's for an Exile meet up.

Then later that week pulled it back out to tidy it up for future protection. A bit of sanding and some Hammerite.
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Later that same week i head down to the lock up to get the car out to pick up the missus from an evening class and while the car is idling, as i lock the garage, it cuts out. Knowing this not to be a coincidence i am straight under the car - fuel filter dry. Hmm although i had clearly labelled the fuel lines I had failed to attach them correctly. Doh. Car up on stands, drop tank, reattach lines correctly as labelled, fit tank, car off stands, 10 minutes later all is as it should be.

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Re: Mello Yello

Post by mpk490p » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:49 pm

Glad your back on the road James without any excess MPG!
Did you clean the 2 fuel filters while they were off th:
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Post by Lucky » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:50 pm

redarrow wrote:I am now fully capable of removing, and re-installing, a fuel tank of an fb in 10 minutes.

I developed a small leak in the tank which i thought could be repaired by a bit of blasting and soldering. Not the case as the blasting must have been vigorous and it came out the other end resembling a giant tea pig.
"giant tea pig"!? :?

lol, damn you autocorrect :lol:

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Re: Mello Yello

Post by MelloYello » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:12 pm

Oil change today. New oil filter. And new spark plugs. Here are the used plugs for your viewing pleasure.

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