Lets do the Bump!

Had an hour to kill before going to work today, so removed front (dented) chrome bumper, and fitted new stainless steel bumper complete with over-riders and nerf (corner) bars.

Done

  • Fitted front bumper bar. Assembly was a breeze and the bumpers appear to fit better than old ones, which I suspect were cheap pattern ones.

Some pictures for you.

Old dented chrome over steel bumpers.
Old dented chrome over steel bumpers.
New SS front bumper with over-riders and nerf bars.
New SS front bumper with over-riders and nerf bars.

To Do

  • Fit new rear stainless steel bumper, I have done the front. The chrome ones on the car are peeling and fit badly, plus I prefer the MkI Cooper ‘S’ period look.
  • Continue to wire new EFI harnesses to relay/fuse blocks and to sensors.
  • Test and set-up PWM for radiator fan control
  • Re-bleed all 4 brakes since the Gunson Eezibleed kit  has arrived. This tool uses the air pressure from a tyre to force the brake fluid and air out. I will keep you posted as to how it actually performs.
  • Fit the new heater. (Not doing until I have car on the road and tuned in… it is summer after all!)
  • Check timing and adjust the index position using TunerStudio to give the base timing value.
  • Adjust VE table to get it running OK
  • Take it for a drive to dial in VE table using TunerStudio’s VEAL.
  • Check that it runs!
  • Get a wheel balance and alignment.

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