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Ian's Dolomite Sprint EFI
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Author:  sprint95m [ Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:49 am ]
Post subject:  Yes.......

That sounds like a good plan, I use an emerald ECU with Jenvey throttle bodies on the K Midget. The Emerald setup is well proven over on the K Series conversions and I find it really easy to use, they are pricey though.
Thanks James relaying your experience.

Emerald is one I am considering.
Last year I spoke to someone who has done a few Astra turbo builds.
He thinks that Emerald is one of the better ones and concurs with your observation about ease of use.
Another I am thinking about is Omex.

I favour buying a complete set up from one source. That way you know you are getting compatible components.
:( The internet is full of stories of the difficulties encountered with mix and match EFI set ups.

A lot of it reminds me of folk buying £100 mirror lenses for their cameras and then being annoyed that the results
were not as good as the professionals like Laurie Campbell or Niall Benvie. They professionals were spending
£4-5K on a single lens for a reason.....


Author:  sprint95m [ Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:42 pm ]
Post subject:  On to....

No. 3

Not good news I am afraid.
Have made a start on the nearside, cut away a section of (the remnants of) the outer sill
and while expecting it to be bad, was surprised at how bad it is......
I am not sure, should I be warning they folk of a nervous disposition to look away?

This is the front where it meets the A-post. Water had crept below the tread plate and the sill is rusty on the underside too.
The middle (diaphragm) sill here has vanished.

Looking up through the sill into the B-post, no less.
I made the hole with just my fingers :( . Whilst not actually holed the adjacent areas are very thin (and would undoubtedly
look like a string semmit after shot blasting :shock: ).

The C-post to sill join, doesn't look too bad, but however the hidden top outer sill has rotted away.
About 20 years ago I broke a W reg Dolomite 1300 for spares. The back passenger door wouldn't open,
on removing the door trim the reason became apparent, the linkages inside were disconnected.
On opening the door I was greeted with an almost non existent C-post.

Whilst the outer sill is worse than expected, at least most of the inner sill is intact (except for the front).
I will fit a full outer sill. To this end I have ordered one. It is a £174 cost I wasn't anticipating but these knocks are to be expected.


Author:  new to this [ Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ian's Dolomite Sprint EFI

I didnt no you could still buy a full sill,on mine the step had rusted through on the drivers side by the back door,i made a new step then rebuilt D post


Author:  tinweevil [ Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ian's Dolomite Sprint EFI

It was clearly left too long between polishing sessions!
Is this the car you polished all day at TDCIR yonks ago?

Author:  sprint95m [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 am ]
Post subject:  Hmmm.......

One step forward and two steps back?

Haven't really done anything since my last post some two months ago which is more than a little frustrating.
By this stage I was intending (hoping) to have one side done.
I didn't get any time off work over Christmas or New Year, so no progress was made on the car then.

My problem presently is that I dare not risk spending too long in the cold...
just after New Year I got very cold and haven't recovered fully since. 

What happened is a bit of a long story so please bear with me.
I am a key holder for the business where I work part time, one full timer also has keys but no other staff do.
Alas I cannot switch my phone off because I am the contact for the security alarm.
Anyhow I was phoned by a part timer at 1:30am one Sunday morning to ask if I could lock up because the full timer (whose name is Martin)
had yet again forgotten his keys. The alternative was for him to wait an hour for Martin to walk home and back with the keys.
So I went along (which is about 5 minutes walk) expecting to be there a couple of minutes at most but somehow Martin managed to
completely lock the key pad preventing the alarm from being set. Eventually we managed to unlock it and get locked up but
by this time I was frozen to the bone so to speak and have struggled since.

This week I have done a little to the car and tidied up the work space a bit.
The little I have done is revealed more bad news....the front wings and front panel don't look too bad but
have rotted from the inside, especially the lower valance and nearside wing, therefore,  I have decided to replace the lot 
with GRP panels from the TDC.

:D Fingers crossed I'll start to make some inroads soon.


Author:  matt of the vivas [ Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ian's Dolomite Sprint EFI

The reg of your car has been familiar to me ever since you first started this resto - but i could not think why...
Today it finally clicked - ive had this poster up in my garage for more than 10 years!
Wondered if you had seen it?


Author:  sprint95m [ Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Yes...

I do indeed remember that photo but hadn't realised it was the same car.


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