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    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    I tried that, getting out the side window (in my case with doors down) and no way. Maybe I am just a bit too 'large'?
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    Nice looking car, ahh, those were the days, kids today, they know the price of everything and the value of nothing. At least they should be employed...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    When I was a MoT tester back in the day it was a fact no one made money doing MoTs, in fact it cost a lot to set up all the equipment needed, even...
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    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    I believe all trunk/tailgate latches had to have an internal release for some years now.
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    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    That particular one is 24v but there are some 12v ones that would do a great job at half the price too. I would recommend powering via a relay...
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    03-06-2020, 09:07 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    I must admit I did wonder if your paths had crossed, you being into grasstrack racing as well. Do you think the red car in the advert is yours...
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    03-06-2020, 09:02 PM
    Hi Mark - when you say the pump was mounted nose-down, you don't mean on its side do you? The Smiths Minipack needs to be mounted vertically, with...
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    03-06-2020, 08:46 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Yes, the acquisition of Alfa Romeo by Fiat in 1982 brought Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Lancia under the Fiat banner, and once Gianni Agnelli had replaced...
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    03-06-2020, 08:34 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Nice find! The lime green car is FOW 718L, which was the original ADD demonstrator. I am not sure whether Steve Driver actually owned this car or...
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    03-06-2020, 08:23 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Good point, but like Ratrog says, I was only considering using them when on the move. Even though I run the Smiths pump until the bypass valve opens,...
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    02-06-2020, 09:31 PM
    If all the earth connections are good, is the battery OK? The symptoms you describe sound very much like a flat to me. Try disconnecting the pump...
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    02-06-2020, 09:15 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Hi Mike - that's an interesting concept you have there. Are you keeping the torsion bars then? If so, are you going to replace the spring plates with...
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    02-06-2020, 09:02 PM
    Spacenut replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    That sounds like a terrific idea - failsafe too, if the engine or electrics should die, the canopy unlocks. Seriously? Half a metric tonne of...
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    01-06-2020, 02:43 PM
    Check out my set up, all bought on-line. The remote filter housing is common and so is the finned cover. Oil cooler with fan I have over gearbox in...
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    01-06-2020, 02:36 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Marks Silver machine in Your Cars
    As most will know I have the standard rear disc conversion and a Volvo handbrake which in theory should be good but hauling on the lever until the...
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    01-06-2020, 02:27 PM
    It's the same here. Everything in the Costa del Sol is expense, I was so lucky to get the garage under a commercial center and although it's 145€ a...
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    29-05-2020, 12:54 PM
    Well, he said it's OK. Trouble with UK, it's not LAW, so bendable, unlike here.
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    29-05-2020, 12:52 PM
    As I am rebuilding the E30 I am very familiar with those clips, it has dozens of the darn things.
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    29-05-2020, 12:17 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Micks Red Nova in Your Cars
    I agree, that rear end looks very close and wouldn't take too much to make a plug, Brett would go that route I am sure, blend it all together and a...
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    28-05-2020, 08:17 PM
    Ah yes, the Sam Foose Carabo - it was indeed an attempt to replicate the Alfa Carabo, but with no hope of sourcing a suitable windscreen, it was...
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    27-05-2020, 08:14 PM
    It has done the last couple of weeks following the relaxation of the lock-down. Reaction is mixed, as you would expect, with comments ranging from a...
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    26-05-2020, 10:19 AM
    Peter replied to a thread Micks Red Nova in Your Cars
    Sounds like the same setup as the two Dazon 1100 buggys, (Fiat/Dazon engines) I worked on. ended up having the long cable made but they still got it...
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    26-05-2020, 10:13 AM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    I am sure it will all work great, like so many of your ideas. Looking forward to seeing it all churning away. I had the same thought about...
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    25-05-2020, 01:46 PM
    It sounds to me like you might be activating the relay changeover function manually - the sequence of simultaneously connecting the power to the pump...
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    25-05-2020, 01:25 PM
    ...of the reversing oil pressure. A mystery in three acts, by Agatha Spacenut :D Act 1 – An Implausible Occurrence. As we enter our third month...
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    24-05-2020, 01:56 PM
    Peter replied to a thread Micks Red Nova in Your Cars
    Mike, as the metal pars of a master cylinder very rarely give problems, there is only a body and a piston after all, it's usually the seals that go,...
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    23-05-2020, 05:07 PM
    If the solenoid is working you should have heard a loud click when it was energised. So the pump motor works, which is good news. The noisy rattle...
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    22-05-2020, 05:58 PM
    Yes, that's the one. The solenoid valves don't draw anything like as much current as the pump motor, although if you wanted to you could fuse...
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    22-05-2020, 04:32 PM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Thanks Brett I will look into those. At first glance they look to have a long overall length relative to stroke, anyway I will look at it.
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    22-05-2020, 12:06 PM
    Peter replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    If I had positive force on the door ram say 150Lbs positive and used a cable to pull it shut but I think the constant strain would not be a good...
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    Hi Peter, how's thing's going. Been off the forum for a while. My pc went bang and can't afford to replace it at the moment.
    Just wanted to ask, as I've mislaid all my paperwork, what the model of car the steering rack came off to do the conversion. Was it a citroen C15 ?
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