Jesta's Project: Fenrir



  • Not many people can say they own a V6 as their first car, but I can, this is less of a project and more of a scrap book of stuff, Im not going to turn it into a ricer or drop a KLZE in there, but youll get to see my car and what Im doing with it….

    1998 1.8 V6
    105k miles

    Here are the pics on the day I bought it. Its quite sun damaged. The pictures make it look better than it was, because it was almost pink.

    The difference after I did half the bonnet:

    Here it is after 7 hours of polishing and waxing

    I even went out and washed it when it got snow on it, then it snowed again and I wasnt happy :(

    Today I upgraded the engine grounding and fitted my custom induction kit, its early days yet and I need to get some P clips to secure the wiring instead of these luxury cable ties. So far Ive noticed more steady idle, and the revs dip and increase less when I put more electrical load on, so power must be getting from the alternator better, will see how this affects fuel economy and night time driving, as for the induction kit, it sounds freakin AWESOME! One of my main criteria for building my own was that I wanted to have red hoses, keep the crank case breather vent and have a heat shielded filter than I can direct an air intake to at a later date.

    I let my girlfriend do the install for me, I wanted a cigarette :D

    Need to find some sheet metal to form a bracket for my filter mount to fit onto and then its done.

    Thats all for now folks, cheers!



  • That earthing kits a bit bling LOL

    Nice work, the difference on starting too you get with a good earthing kit, and the induction makes a massive difference on revs and flat spots.

    Nice work, to change the look of the engoine bay, get a rattler of your colour and do the black panel at the front under the bonnet, it makes a huge difference



  • thats the slam panel isnt it? Yeah thats one of the thinks Im looking at, ive got some gloss red high temp brake caliper paint that is going to be used on the calipers and rocker cover, then im undecided on either A, polishing the intake/plenum which is alot of work, or B, gloss black the intake which is the easiest option and one I quite like the idea of anyway as its no maintenance, unlike a polished aluminium which will stain and corrode with time, and it adds some contrast to the engine, more so when there will be vibrant mountain dew coloured grounding kit wire and red HT leads around it. Got another of those grounding kits for free! it turned up today, messaged the seller saying it hadnt arrived, bought it on 12 Nov, made the enquiry on the 19 Dec, so gave fair amount of time, anyways, they sent out another one, but one kit arrived in the first week of jan and then the other arrived today,

    thanks for the comments :)



  • Well done on the clean up…. that is one shiny car ya got there fella!!!

    Keep up the good work!!

    Hammy

    btw... ya selling the other earthing kit? :wink:



  • Sorry bud, these spare ones are going on my gf's car. It only cost £11 anyway with free deriv-arie from china. Can find the link if you want, saw some blue ones too. These ones arent solid green/yellow, theyre translucent lime green with aluminium/silver plated strands. Came with a gold plated battery terminal bracket and bolts, but this is china gold plating so…..



  • Yeah… give me the link.. i'll have a look-see.

    Cheers

    Hammy



  • found it quite amusing that is weighs 323 grams

    Blue http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Universal-Ground-Car-Vehicle-Wire-Cable-System-Kit-Blue-/400185687202?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d2cecfca2

    Lime http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Car-Vehicle-Universal-Ground-Battery-Wire-Cable-Kit-/200557043729?pt=UK_Cars_Parts_Vehicles_Other_Vehicle_Parts_Accessories_ET&hash=item2eb221a011

    they also sent me a £3 off voucher in each kit, needs to be used before 13th Jan, code is A72RQQQRUS and T4APDDGQCP, if you use the code please say which one youve used incase someone wants to use the other one. Ta



  • Thanks Bud,

    Just bid on Blue… and will try 1st code when bidding ends.

    Hammy



  • Dude love that earth kit. Your definately not going to mix them up with anything else. might have to steal the idea for mine. if no-one minds ill take the 2nd code as well.

    At this point I think Im just going to run away giggling.

    HEHEhehe…



  • lol, feel free mate, isnt like its my copyrighted idea anyway :)



  • Ok,

    Ordered and paid for, was unable to redeem the voucher on checkout, but have emailed asking for the discount to be added retrospectively….

    Waiting to hear back from them....



  • how did you get on with your kits? have you fitted them, did you get the discount?



  • Got the kit… sitting in the boot of the car atm... Not got round to fitting yet.. didn't get the discount, apparantlythe discount only applies if you buy off their website, not off ebay... but was still cheap as chips anyways!!!

    I will fit the kit when i'm on speaking terms with the engine bay of my car again!!! :roll:



  • @730c8121ea=HammyGlos:

    I will fit the kit when i'm on speaking terms with the engine bay of my car again!!! :roll:

    like that is it? oh dear, not missing out by waiting, be nicer to install in summer when you can spend a day without cold hands or getting wet, still havent done the p clips



  • Got hold of some civic projectors recently that were to be replacing the headlight, but theyd already been attacked and I didnt hold out much hope for them, after a bit of head scratching I turned them into something useful, and awesome!



    Split open the unit and stole the projectors :D

    Bit of jiggery pokery and hey presto…...



    Fogs….

    Fogs and dipped beam

    Now I dont need my headlights except for full beam, so will try playing around with the bulb, only got to bend the tab out the way for the dip beam and that will just leave me with full.



  • Nice job, they do look a lot brighter :wink:



  • looks effective, unlike the standard decorative spots/fogs.


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