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    absolute bloody bargain if you ask me..if im feeling lazy next time, youve got my money mate..

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    Indeed, if i wasn't so spanner happy myself i'd be paying you a visit.

    But i suppose this is what this site's for, sharing the info so u can do it at home, or getting sumone like urself to do it if the work's too much for you or your a flush lazy git? lol

    What sort of turnaround time do you have on them?

    (P.S Is this what you do for a living or as a side job?)

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    Ideally id prefer all 1.5 owners to build their own,its a fantastic feeling of achievement and the most rewarding thing you will ever experience with a car.So id much rather people carried out conversions themselves,thats why TB exists to help members with every aspect of the swap but lets face it there are lots of people who just cant do this stuff,and for them having someone else install the engine is the only route to a 1.5.Also theres a peace of mind factor that everythings done properly,ive learnt from my mistakes in the past and they roll out now a hell of a lot less "buggy" than my first attempt.

    My garage has always been a mk1 specialist operation,restos,resprays,suspension rebuilds,brake overhauls, that sort of thing but ive redirected towards engine conversions as i much prefer the type of work,and that reflects in the quality....if you hate your job you tend to produce crap! I tend to work on every conversion as if its my own car,its the only way to be honest.

    Turnaround on a conversion all depends how quickly ive got all the parts,ive had them running in the bay in a fortnight...with another week for taking care of the million little jobs and a full week of roadtesting before letting the car go,so typically a month from start to finish once all the parts are sourced.

    Im in the middle of a tandem build,two cars at once! but im waiting on donors to arrive before the spanners really fly.

    Im starting to do mk2 V6 swaps soon too,thats purely a business decision,my passion is for the 1.5 swap though...oh and funny shaped stainless items off ebay :)

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    ooh a new TB euphathingy..
    roadtesting - thrashing the customers new conversion around the back lanes of Durham..

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    ...and getting caught in the act :)

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    nah that'd be..
    hob-nobbed - as above but being caught in the act

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    "marmite hob-nobbed" getting caught thrapping a customers 1.5 up the road and feeling sick at the thought of giving it back...!

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    Paul, might be worth stating what parts you don't supply (i.e. engine, fuel pump etc).

    edit: that is for e.g. someone like me who didn't have a full donor.
    Last edited by djdna2000; 15-03-2006 at 20:17.

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    good point dan,i will make a list tomorrow.

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    Similar price for the V6 Paul?

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