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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:54 pm 
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As the story usually goes, I bought this Monty of another FM member for the missus' daily, and wasn't gunna do much to it other than a bit of a clean up, lower it and possibly throw on a cheap set of mags if they ever come my way.
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Problem is, I seem to be spending a lot of time on the old Cobalt Blue EB, and I keep finding things I wanna fix or replace.......and so the mod bug bites again!

Now the old girl has potential, has already been fitted with an AU engine, shift kit and a few other little mods like clear indicators and repeaters. But the clincher for me was the tidy interior complete with Ghia Leather and Velour seats. I have been on the hunt for these seats for a while now, and as far as I'm concerned, they just came with a car attached.

Enough of the dribble :P First thing I had to do was fix a pretty annoying leak in the exhaust. I found that the leak was coming from the extractor end flange where it bolts on just before the cat. Turns out there was no flange gasket even in it :? , so quick trip to supercheap and $10 later, the exhaust sounded nice and quiet again.
I then had to try and figure out the thermo install. They have not been hooked up correctly and are turned on manually from a toggle switch under the dash. I'm still to go and get me a davies craig switch to rectify this little problem, but that's no biggie!
This is what it looks like now :roll:
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Another thing I like to do is tear the whole interior out and give it a good spring clean. Lucky I did, because I had an episode of friggin national geographic goin on in this car :shock: You can learn a lot from going to this extreme to clean a car. There was broken glass under the plastic trims that cover the seat bolts, suggesting the car had been broken into at some stage.
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There were 3 redback spiders living under the back seat and in the boot, a plague of friggin dirty little german C**k living under the carpet, and the odd silverfish or two........on a good note, I did find $2.80 in loose change :D
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And now it's all clean :D
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This car also had a few surprises for me. I noticed a bit of coolant was leaking one day and when I pulled the stone tray off, I found that the front support bar of the K frame had been butchered to fit the AU motor, which I have since learnt was common practice, so I'm now gunna get my bro in-law whose a gun welder to fix this one up for me in the coming weeks.
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Next was to source some springs for to lower it. I managed to get a set of rear king SL's from SVO-Matt, but I am still on the hunt for a set for the front corners. Now the SL's didn't make it into the Monty, they managed to find there way into the rear of the lane instead :roll: , so the EB will just have to wear the lows from the lane for now. As you can see from the pics below, it really needs a set of SL's for the front :wink:
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During and spring difference
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and After
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Front deffinately needs to come down now :roll:

We have also been having some drama's with the car not starting intermittently. Turns out the problem was with the Auto's safety switch. So I pulled that little sucker out today, pulled it apart, gave it a good clean and a blasting of WD-40 and I reckon I should get another 10 years out of it. Pic's later on this one for anybody interested in what makes up the safety switch :)
Well! With so many things yet to do and a couple of weeks off over chrissy, I don't think this will be the last time you hear from me about the ongoing saga of the mighty monty! :P
Cheers,
Mick

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:11 pm 
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Woo hoo, another quality thread brought to you my NC11Lane LOL

Good stuff there mate. Sometimes doing the basic stuff like cleaning is just as important as the cool/expensive things.

I must clean the wagon.

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:20 pm 
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What! The spiders were cool weren't they :P
Missus had a friggin heart attack when I showed her the redback under the back seat, thinking that the kids had been sitting on them all along.....at least something was eating the C**k :lol:
She really flipped out when I told her I found 3 by the time I had finished stripping out the interior :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:26 pm 
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looking good there mick. i love the colour. id go lowes in the front, which should drop it an inch and give the flat look.

cant wait to see what happens next

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:28 pm 
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montys coming along nicely mick

well done

but dont forget about the lane now

an i think im gonna do a spring clean on my interior now but im scared i might find suckers like that :shock:

an jus curious
i swear that bonnet looks like a bad homejob on the paint but could just be the angle

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:34 pm 
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Nothing wrong with the angle mate! Bonnet, roof, and boot are all rooted. But it's just how a daily that visit's shopping centre's regularly should look :lol:
Come to think of it, there's not a straight panel on the beast, but hey! At least there's no rust :)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:43 pm 
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yea no rust is a bonus
i got a slight problem of a few bubbles here and there that will be gettin fixed when she gets painted
but the lanes a daily 2 but its ur daily lol
theres the difference

anyways
im offs to bed mate
up for work at 6

have a good 1

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:20 pm 
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pfft your gone soft vrblou02, i had to be 40k's away from here by 6am and i stay up till 11pm lol. the lack of sleep catches up on you tho

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:34 pm 
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but the lanes a daily 2 but its ur daily lol
Drifty

Not anymore matey! The lane only comes out to play now, no more shopping centres for this baby :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Hey thats my $2.80 !!!!!!! lol

And my pet redbacks !!!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:37 pm 
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jus for u huggie
yea its now 10:30 pm
and i just finished work :P but my works like near 80 kms away
by the way hows ur sexy lane doin 8-)

i dont sleep much anyways but needed it last night :lol:


an up at 4 tomoz for an early start
so long hard hours do get very tiring especially where i work

butttt anyways
back on topic

can u show us some pics of that white dash up closer
looks neat as
what colour does she light up?
as i wouldnt mind something like that for mine :D

anyways im outs

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:07 pm 
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my lane is a lil sad at the moment. needs all new bushes in the front end, new cat, T5 put in and a body like micks lane... *jelous much*

im pretty sure the dash lights up the same as stock, just with a white background

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:12 pm 
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Yeah the white dash is just stick on's over the original....starting to bubble up :?

 

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NCIILANE wrote:
Yeah the white dash is just stick on's over the original....starting to bubble up :?


ohhh
i see :arrow:

 

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Jastel wrote:
Hey thats my $2.80 !!!!!!! lol

And my pet redbacks !!!

Sorry mate...the spiders have gone to a better place.....but you can have the $2.80 back to buy some more :lol:

 

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