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    Exciting news news in the Parrot household as I finally have a shed that does justice to the collection! A three car garage! I will now have all three cars in a position where they can actually be worked on, instead of crammed down the side of the current garage where they are essentially inaccessible. Meanwhile the AE86 won’t be permanently covered in sawdust from son’s bat repairs. In a few months after settlement you can expect a photo with the doors up and cars inside! Wife says, you will have to throw some of your old parts out. Err no says I. I’ll be putting in racking for those. Oh, there is a house attached but that’s the boring bit.
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    Maybe... taking the fuses & relays out and in usually scrapes the dirt away so they still get a good contact. You could check with a $10 multimeter and a spade connector to push into the slots. The top left one looks definitely rusty, can you sandpaper or scrape it clean? Can you get another one to try?
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    Well, if you really want to keep it, it will teach you a lot. First, get a fully charged battery. Connect up one lead and tap the other one on its terminal. If it sparks, find out what is drawing current. You could use a 12v bulb to test it, or a multimeter if it doesn't spark or is a very small spark. Get it so it doesn't use power just sitting there. If nothing is drawing power, start checking everything one at a time and make each circuit work. check all the wiring and tidy up any wires that have been fked around with. Shouldn't take you more than a month to fix...
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    Hey I'm new here, I'm from the netherlands and i own a 2 door ke70, has ae86 coils/brakes, a blastpipe and a welded diff
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    Minor update. I got some lower and much stiffer springs for the rear. Looks cooler and is much nicer to drive. No more bounce in the rear. And i went to the skid control "grip and slide" at lakeside last weekend. Loads of fun fooling about. Next upgrades will be tires!
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    Yeah I'm sure a few more people could add some valuable advice, thinking back... some starting points of project cars or restorations... 1) You need a seperate daily driver, a turn key operation. Something that gets you around. Not the project car. Something reliable. 2) Buy the best condition car you can, money spent up front on good paint, straight bodywork and little rust pays itself over may times. 3) If its a first project car, you could do a car thats popular so you can follow other peoples path and use the same parts / methods. 4) You need somewhere to work on the car that it doesnt need to be moved for periods of time, if outside use premium waterproof car cover. 5) Essential tools... internet, forums, vernier calipers, measuring tape, car manual, tech books, camera, storage space, zip bags, marker pen + tape. 6) You need tools, like a toolchest full of tools. And a jack. And wheel ramps. And a compressor... And you get the point... this also adds up. 7) Safety first, proper jack, ramps, stands, boots, gloves, glasses etc... 8) Modifying cars can get very complicated "Nothing bolts in, when it does bolt in it doesn't work and if it works it doesn't work properly." Generally the case, something to keep in mind when modifying something, often you are thinking you are improving it when sadly you are not. 9) You need try and have "soft hands" to be able to have a mechanical feel to using tools and parts and for things like cross tightening. 10) Awesome tools include rattle guns, penetrating spray, degreaser, dead blow hammer, pry bars, rachet spanners and more.... Well thats some early advice anyway, especially for someone thinking of starting a project car, some heads up on a good starting point...
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