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    Parts have turned up so rear hubs stripped. All...

    Parts have turned up so rear hubs stripped.
    All O rings were fine, but the interesting thing I have found is that the old seals hold not that much friction on the ring compared to the new seals...
  2. Thread: Speedo cable

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    Mick Unfortunately the speedo end is not the...

    Mick
    Unfortunately the speedo end is not the same as what I am looking for.
    Mine is a screw fitment.
    Thanks for checking anyway
    Mark
  3. Thread: Speedo cable

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    A funny thing happened I recently posted a...

    A funny thing happened
    I recently posted a thread about my faulty fuel gauge. So yesterday I spent a few hours testing every part of the wiring to try and establish why my gauge showed empty.
    Now...
  4. Thread: Speedo cable

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    Mick It will all depend on the fitment end to...

    Mick
    It will all depend on the fitment end to the speedo. I have an Autometer speedo which I do not not if that end would be the same as a beetle. Do Beetles use smiths clocks as that would give me...
  5. Thread: Speedo cable

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    Thanks Alistair 👍

    Thanks Alistair 👍
  6. Thread: Speedo cable

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    The gizmo in question...

    The gizmo in question https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200604/984a9d50a423acd8af2934ede3058b36.jpg


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  7. Thread: Speedo cable

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    Thanks! I want to get a longer one and remove...

    Thanks!
    I want to get a longer one and remove the mechanical calibration gizmo which my car has. It ticks when you drive it so to me is annoying.
    Having just had the speedo on the lomax...
  8. Thread: Speedo cable

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    Speedo cable

    May sound like a silly question but can someone tell me the length of a standard speedo cable.
    Mine is fitted so not easy to measure but if someone has one loose for measurements that would be great...
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    Donít panic you too. The callipers are fine,...

    Donít panic you too.
    The callipers are fine, itís just the hub seals that leaked.
    I have brought the car home to do the job myself based on the fact of the waiting time for the pads and didnít want...
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    The fun part is getting the pads! Hopefully will...

    The fun part is getting the pads!
    Hopefully will turn up within a week and be fully sorted.


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    Garage update... Called down this morning to...

    Garage update...
    Called down this morning to discuss.
    Starting issue, battery was totally knackered so new one fitted and now firing on all cylinders.
    Rear brakes, it seems my rear hub seals have...
  12. We need somewhere with land and we have a better...

    We need somewhere with land and we have a better chance of getting more land in Wales.
    All around where we live they want to develop, and the land we rent has now been approved for over 290 houses...
  13. I was actually thinking of, car and bike...

    I was actually thinking of, car and bike collection ! 😂👍
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    Have asked them to , so will be interested in...

    Have asked them to , so will be interested in what they say.
    I have no issues with spending a few quid to ensure it is right.
    Itís the last piece of the kit car jigsaw puzzle !! 👍
  15. Would love either of them as a fan of both, but...

    Would love either of them as a fan of both, but only £8k for the Princess !!!!
  16. Always check 👍 Sent from my iPhone using...

    Always check 👍


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    What, keep this ?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200531/6510166b950dfe603140e6c663c82656.jpg


    The suspension is now sorted and the car handles brilliantly. Had a good blast down dual...
  18. Luis How deep are your pockets ? The reason I...

    Luis

    How deep are your pockets ?
    The reason I say this is that is that I,very soon, have to make some big decisions as I will soon be entering a phase in my life, called retirement.

    The Mrs...
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    I know that I have a .7 for the rears so will...

    I know that I have a .7 for the rears so will probably change it out to a .625 when I get the car back.
    It does not account however for the handbrake efficiency ( which is always bad ) so I should...
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    Lol Should have said rears but too frustrated to...

    Lol
    Should have said rears but too frustrated to spell check.
    A view before we went out ...
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    Two steps forward, one step back!

    So , as we now have more freedom of movement I decided to get an mot for the nova and all take the long route to the station. Wanted to properly test the suspension and brakes.
    What a difference in...
  22. Thread: Micks Red Nova

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    Sounding and looking really good. Well done 👍

    Sounding and looking really good.
    Well done 👍
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    Nice ......👍

    Nice ......👍
  24. Thread: Fuel gauge

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    Have the same gizmo as you so will give a go....

    Have the same gizmo as you so will give a go. Remember it reading backwards when first fitted which is why I fitted it.
  25. Thread: Fuel gauge

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    Fuel gauge

    Any ideas?
    Why would it be, that when I turn my ignition on the fuel gauge reads 3/4 ( which I think is correct), then after about half a second after I have turned the ignition on it drops to zero!
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