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Starting to lose interest in my build
« on: June 11, 2013, 16:25:56 PM »
Don't really know how this is going to help get it going but felt like having a little vent of frustration, I'm starting to lose interest in my car and I'm not really sure what to do (other than get it finished) but I thought I'd get the inlets back off that I put on just to mock up, so that I can get to the chain tensioners to replace them when they arrive, and was looking around the bay and its suddenly hit me how much more that I need to get it done, apart from the obvious stuff that I know about and know where it goes such as injectors, tensioners, front pipes, oil cooler housing. It's all the little pipes and breathers and brackets and hoses that I'm not entirely sure go where (as the engine was incomplete when I got it) I just feel a little overwhelmed by it all and just seen it as a fruitless and endless task :unsure: and I'm unsure where to turn next with it, I thought about buying a scorp cosworth as a donor but that's just going to be to expensive.

Anyway enough of my bitching

Regards
Matt



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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 18:10:30 PM »
overhere you can buy a scorpio donor for a few quids, not very popular overhere, so you can find them cheap!

find yourself a scorpio with a broken box, and use all the loose parts you need. not the chain blades, but all the hoses and such should be there...

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 19:35:42 PM »
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its suddenly hit me how much more that I need to get it done,

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I just feel a little overwhelmed by it all and just seen it as a fruitless and endless task huh and I'm unsure where to turn next with it

Cars, like many other hobby's, can look like a nightmare sometimes. The trick is to see true it, set 1 tiny goal to start with, and stay calm.

Yes it looks overwhelming and a fruitless and endless task. Working on your car every day, for a long period can cause that. You are not the first, it happened to me, many times. Why do you think I am still working on my blue capri v8, for 22 years now and its still not finished  ;D ;D. Just take a step back and look what you already have accomplished. Just take a little brake and do something else.

We are still here if you need help.

Just some inspiration to keep you going....

   



This is 22 years of work (with enough periods of rest) and it still not finished. Lots more to do.
greetz Paul.

Capri V8 Driver.

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 21:16:48 PM »
Yep just set small goals even just to woerk out whats needed & to be done . i've just got mine on the road after winter and its drop a cylinder now the engine is out and striped to find a cracked piston , that took about 5 evenings just a bit at the time , now i'm off the road for quite a while .KEEP AT IT  ;)
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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 23:10:46 PM »
Cheers guys, I went to classic ford the other week thinking it would give me a kick up the arse to get on with it but it just made me annoyed that everyone's cars were working apart from mine.

I was just tempted to go out and get a boa and chuck it in but thought against it.

What I really need is someone who has a bob conversion done or even a scorpio to come round so I can see where everything goes, but there ain't anyone round Norwich that I know of with one.

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 22:14:44 PM »
 Been there done that.  When you get to that stage the best thing to do is get a big hammer and an old telly or such like, go outside and hit the crap out of it.  When you come back to your car the frustration has gone and you can get on with it.  That's how I've done it, it's much cheaper.  It'll also give you a bit of inspiration for the next task.

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 23:22:29 PM »
Well my chain tensioner plungers and check valves arrived today, paid for my replacement injectors (thanks to Damocos) and I went over to Power and Performance to have a chat with them about having my front pipes made. The main thing is the plungers, I've not really been putting much together so as not to make it more difficult to fit them, once they are in, things like the alternator and bracket, PAS pump, aux belt, radiator, starter motor can all go back on, then maybe it won't look so bare under the bonnet. Hopefully this will re-invorgorate me a bit

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 04:51:13 AM »
Stay with it mate .

I've prioritised other things for nearly ten years and considered selling/breaking mine so many times .
Last year I decided to put myself first for once and finish the car .
Now every hold up is like a punch in the gut and demoralising , just have to tell yourself it's worth it in the end .

Good luck and keep smiling .

Matt

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 10:36:07 AM »
My 24V Sapphy ( well it was a 1.8GL ) has been off the road since 2000.

Been tantalisingly close to getting back on the road since 2007!

TT

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 22:25:28 PM »
We have all been there!

Just keep plodding on, something will go right then you get excited & crack on with it then before you know it it's done!

Small goals are best & just do your own stuff otherwise you have no time to do anything for yourself & get pissed off!

A few life lessons I have learned lol!


I can beat most people I think, I have an XR4x4 took off the road stripped & was ready to be rebuilt in 1997!

Still have not got round to doing it yet. That's 16 years!
Dave

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 23:04:27 PM »
Blimey I hoping to have mine done before 16 years comes around lol

What concerns me is that the shell won't be anygood by the time the engine runs and I won't be able to mot it.

Anywho I got my tensioners and I'm trying to figure those out at the moment, I can't fathom why they are handed but when they are all put together they are the same height as one another, I'm wondering if I've put each plunger in the wrong housing or I've possibly got something missing, I'm a bit baffled by it but I don't want to just put it all together try and start it and the chains slip because ill be it the same position I was last year when it originally broke down.

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Re: Starting to lose interest in my build
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2013, 20:16:38 PM »
I'm stripping my 4i engine for the umpteenth time,I can't get it right as I'm useless

 

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