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Noj 9th May 2018 14:24

New Kid on the Block
 
Hi all!

Thanks to a blat out in BigRichs Exi (I did note the drop of the 5 on your decals :wink:) I finally committed and I have now placed a deposit down for my own Exi at Stoneleigh this year.

So I thought I had better introduce myself to the forum!

I know there is another guy out there who has also recently purchased a new Exi as well, so hopefully this is marking the revival of the beast and we will see a boom in our numbers!

With all of this literature on this forum already, I'm sure every question has already been answered, but who knows, i might find something new to ask you all!

DaveP 9th May 2018 23:08

Welcome to the place. Ask away !

Dave :)

bigrich 10th May 2018 21:02

Welcome to the world of Madabout...lots if info and advice here and a helpful bunch of builders.

Rich

Cees Bakker 11th May 2018 18:33

Welcome
http://i65.tinypic.com/2r6l3s4.jpg

bigrich 11th May 2018 19:08

Hi Cees,

Love the shot of the car...looks great.

What make are your headlights..Im thinking of changing mine and these look great.

Cheers

Rich

Cees Bakker 11th May 2018 20:19

Just after market Peugeot 206 units

Leadfoot 12th May 2018 07:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cees Bakker (Post 94912)
Just after market Peugeot 206 units

I've been looking at those but with a darker tint.

Leadfoot 12th May 2018 07:53

:Welcome aboard Noj :thumb:

Cees Bakker 12th May 2018 09:04

This are my headlights. They are Black.

View from a different angle

http://i67.tinypic.com/33xbkhs.jpg



https://www.cargoods.nl/angel-eyes-k...206-zwart.html

limpabit 16th May 2018 04:51

Welcome to the forum.

Quite a few 5exi owners on here.

What engine are you going for?

Also, if you put your location in your profile. There may be another owner close to you.

Bit old now, but there was a nap of owners.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...73,19.6875&z=6

Cees Bakker 16th May 2018 17:22

The only 5 EXI on licenseplates in the Netherlands

Leadfoot 16th May 2018 21:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by limpabit (Post 95001)
Welcome to the forum.

Quite a few 5exi owners on here.

What engine are you going for?

Also, if you put your location in your profile. There may be another owner close to you.

Bit old now, but there was a nap of owners.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...73,19.6875&z=6

Hi limpabit, I'm assuming you administer the 5exi members map? If yes, can you add me in?

Noj 25th May 2018 19:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by limpabit (Post 95001)
Welcome to the forum.

Quite a few 5exi owners on here.

What engine are you going for?

Also, if you put your location in your profile. There may be another owner close to you.

Bit old now, but there was a nap of owners.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...73,19.6875&z=6

Sorry for the slow reply! I've got a new job as well and the days seem to just be shooting past at the moment!

Originally I was hoping to get a 2.0l Ecoboost engine in there, but whilst it was feasible, the cost of getting all the parts from multiple donors etc. just kept mounting up, and I was looking at an additional 10k to get it on the road.

So instead i'm going for the 1.8t 20v set up, I'm currently trawling the classifieds for a Seat Leon Cupra R to use as a donor.

I love your car Cees, it looks gorgeous in orange!

gw302 22nd June 2018 09:53

Really good to hear there are some new builds, and good choice of engine! I'm a bit biased though as I'm in the process of rebuilding my EXI and swapping my old engine out in favour of a 1.8T 20V... I was looking for a Seat Leon Cupra R for a bit as well but in the end found an Audi TT Quattro in a salvage auction, perhaps give some of them a look as well?

limpabit 23rd June 2018 14:26

Not sure how the Quattro system works in the Audi. But as long as it can be converted to two wheel drive, should be an option.

Lots of options. For example, I could not fit the six speed Seat box into my older chassis. So used the Rover PG1 box I already had from Rover T series engine. All be it beefed up at the same time.

gw302 24th June 2018 08:53

The Quattro system isn't a problem - you just need a different gearbox (I'm just reusing my 02J that I was running originally) although you also need to swap for the 02J flywheel/clutch as the Audi's is too big.

bigrich 20th July 2018 20:10

Got your kit yet...
 
Hey Noj,

Have you got your kit yet...just thinking that its a couple of months since Stoneleigh.

Cheers Rich

Noj 23rd July 2018 22:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigrich (Post 96058)
Hey Noj,

Have you got your kit yet...just thinking that its a couple of months since Stoneleigh.

Cheers Rich

Not yet, it was supposed to be coming around now, but itís been delayed by a few weeks.

Hopefully I should be hearing something in the next couple of weeks

bigrich 24th August 2018 20:19

Hey, so you must be getting your kit soon? Its been 4 weeks now...Id like to see how you are getting on with it

Cheers

Rich

Noj 1st September 2018 21:21

Hi Rich,

So would I....

There’s been a few more hold ups as they found a few bits that needed adjusting to be IVA complaint, as well as a complete new jig needing to be set up for the roll bars.

I’ve got the Donor car all ready and waiting and I’m sure now that I’ve reorganised the garage and tools more times than your average sane person, so hopefully once the kit finally does arrive, I’ll be able to jump straight in.

Frustraightingly we are looking to move house around January, I was hoping to have it at least rolling and able to be loaded onto a trailer by then, fingers crossed this is still attainable!


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