Finnish S1 TCT

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by normanlindley » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:02 am

What about the air bag in the mk2 wheel? There isn't one in the single spoke wheel that's why it was changed on the later cars!

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Tsuku » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:06 am

normanlindley wrote:What about the air bag in the mk2 wheel? There isn't one in the single spoke wheel that's why it was changed on the later cars!

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My car is a Mk1 and didn't come with an airbag. The original two-spoke wheel in the before picture is a non-airbag wheel as well.

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Tsuku » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:06 pm

Minor update today. Gave the car a quick wash and took a few pics. It looks more realistic (=worse) in this sunlight. Received new floor mats and the sphere removal tool today, but I won’t have time to change spheres until next week. I installed some yellow low beam bulbs yesterday. What do you guys think, is this a faux pas?

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by raynoon » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:16 pm

It's really nice, you've got a good foundation to make it a spectacular car
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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Tsuku » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:21 pm

raynoon wrote:It's really nice, you've got a good foundation to make it a spectacular car
Thanks! It's not too rusty, but the bodywork has got plenty of issues.

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Dieselman » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:38 am

I wouldn't fit yellow headlamp bulbs. XM headlamps always appear dull anyway due tot eh inner lens coating becoming cloudy.
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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Tsuku » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:47 am

I've now replaced all 7 spheres (the wheel spheres are now comforts) and the lower engine mount. It honestly doesn't even feel like the same car anymore! Coming up next: leather interior.

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by White Exec » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:58 am

Coming on nicely! Some really good photos there.
An interesting sphere removal tool, with its two pinch bolts; not seen one like that before.
Underside looks pretty rust-free. Just a coat of wax needed to keep it that way...especially in Scandinavia!
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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Tsuku » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:07 am

Thanks Chris! I bought the tool here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111749665983. It worked great on 6 out of 7 spheres (all but the accumulator sphere). I agree, the car is surprisingly rust-free. I will do some sort of rust-proofing before the winter.

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Re: Finnish S1 TCT

Post by Rojekti » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:55 am

Teretulemast vaan, glad to see another Finnish XM enthustiastic here. I bought mine from a guy who wanted the car away from his land mower's storage place.

I look forward for the leather interior, where will you get it? I'm a bit lucky here since one of the previous owners mounted black leather interior into this one.

It's really fun to work under the XM. A great place to spend your day. I had to fix a broken lhm-pipe there. I'll never forget that.
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