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  • sjw185
    started a topic 95 S2 Limo Replica

    95 S2 Limo Replica

    I recently bought this 80q which requires a lot of work but I thought at the very least it would give me parts to repair my S2 Coupe engine and I would then dry store the 80q for later as a restoration.
    Fitted with an ABY engine it is a rare beast these days to find such a car so I felt I had to take a look.
    It has not been on the road since 2008 and the rear window was smashed so the rear seats and the boot have seen a lot of water.
    The brakes were also seized on but after some lubrication and persuasion with a hammer we got it winched on to the trailer and the deal was done.



    Green engine 1 .jpgStreet view.jpgLoaded up.jpg

    After getting it home and unloaded I gave it a quick blast with the pressure washer to get the worst of the green stuff off then bagged up the engine and cleaned the engine bay.
    There is a lot of brown/silver tape baked on to the paint work with some of the old car cover material stuck to the rear roof pillar.
    The body looks to be straight and solid but the wings are quite bad.

    green engine.jpgpressure wash.jpgsmashing.jpg


  • Joe90q
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    I’m liking this!

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  • Greg_S
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    Good to have some of the basics sorted ready for the next set of jobs.

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  • sjw185
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    Not much been happening here got brakes and clutch bled through as brake pedal was going to the floor and clutch was not great either.
    So at least it is driving and braking.
    Gave it a wash and took wheels off to get rid of some of the old muck in the arches.
    Got it stored for later in the year as going to turn my attention on to the coupe to get the engine built up and back in.
    Certainly looking better now since it first arrived

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  • sjw185
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    The rear window is now fitted
    Now the car is sealed again it will be getting some serious cleaning to remove 10years of dirt.

    window 2.jpgwindow 3.jpg

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  • sjw185
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    There is a lot of wiring/gremlins to sort out.

    Looks like the brake reservoir sensor plugs have been chopped, there is a bypass link in one of the bulkhead connectors.
    The fuel pump is running with the ignition on and when you remove the fuel pump relay it still runs?
    Battery main cable runs from the boot down the nearside and right round the front of the car so would like change that and run through the chassis leg.
    Think the original ABY loom fuses have been spliced in to the v6 loom under the glove box instead of feeding to the fuse box.


    wiring.jpgwiring 2.jpgwiring under glove box.jpg

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  • sjw185
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    Worked some more on the seat latches and I'm sure now its corrosion not glass fragments.
    Think the years of water ingress have killed the springs and seized the latches.
    But the good news is the starts and runs.
    Idle was terrible so pulled the codes 00537 Lambda sensor limit surpassed and 00516 throttle idle switch.
    I had forgot to connect the carbon canister hose on the bottom of the inlet manifold and adjusted throttle switch all good
    Anybody heard of this JK Tuning looks like software is for RS2 so will be looking for stock chips to swap out.


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  • sjw185
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    Tried the hoover with a wee hose but I think ive already got all the loose stuff out and I am left with the a few crushed bits that wont shift.

    Resorted to brute force and swearing loudly but no joy.

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    Will return to that one later as more bits attached on the car.
    Fitted turbo and lines.
    Installed inlet manifold with new injector cups.
    Checking out intercooler setup and removed it for a look, good job as it was full of water


    turbo.jpginlet.jpgintercooler.jpg

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  • newsh
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    Originally posted by Tractor Dave
    You could try sucking it out if you have a powerful hoover?
    Yeah with a small tube taped to the end

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  • Tractor Dave
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    You could try sucking it out if you have a powerful hoover?

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  • sjw185
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    Originally posted by LSG View Post
    Can you get a air blower in their. Maybe that would do it
    Yea thats a good idea but I haven't got a air line so maybe have to wait until its mobile.
    Was hoping to get the latches freed up before window goes in.




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  • anthonys2
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    Good project this mate going to watch this thread with interest

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  • LSG
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    Can you get a air blower in their. Maybe that would do it

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  • sjw185
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    Thanks,

    Back home again to continue with the limo.
    To break myself in gently I started on the tape and goo left over from protection on broken back window.
    There was parcel tape, duct tape, double sided foam tape and remnants of an old car cover.
    After a good few hours at it managed to remove the most of it with Plastic scraper, WD40 and a toffee wheel.

    Sticky stuff.jpgafter.jpglatch.jpg


    The broken glass has found its way in the the folding rear seat latches so they dont unlock.
    Been picking away for hours to removed pieces of glass and got a lot to fall out the bottom of the lock mechanism but they wont release


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  • Evolveo
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    good luck

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