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    As Lauren says I don’t think you’ll have any...

    As Lauren says I don’t think you’ll have any problems with the brake bias adjusters inside ,on my tarmac rally car used to run everything inside a stripped out car making everything highly visible I...
  2. Thread: restoring mk1

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    The guidance for MOT testers changed last month...

    The guidance for MOT testers changed last month regarding LED and HID bulbs but only for headlamps 4581
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    A starter should draw around 70 to 160 not under...

    A starter should draw around 70 to 160 not under load and up to around 260 cranking an engine
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    While we’re on the subject of moulds I don’t...

    While we’re on the subject of moulds I don’t suppose anyone’s got the solid sunroof and gutter moulds

    Mike
  5. Thread: Powder coating

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    Powder coating

    Has anyone got one of these or used one, I'm thinking about purchasing one and wondered if they were any good, not an expensive item if it works
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    I wondered when someone would ask that ,its just...

    I wondered when someone would ask that ,its just a bar bolted to the steering arms to keep them straight until I fit the control arms ,it's still in a basic form and needs the strengthening frame...
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    The area under the window is already cut away as...

    The area under the window is already cut away as the fuel tank is in the front, as I did have a storage area over the gearbox where the original tank was positioned so as you say I’ll fabricate a...
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    The tilt helps in some ways but it makes the rear...

    The tilt helps in some ways but it makes the rear bank quite tall when the inlet plenum is sitting on top not that you can see much out the rear window anyway, so I'll reverse the tubes to face...
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    I don’t think there’s much chance of that...

    I don’t think there’s much chance of that Alistair ,I’m sure you’ll get the urge to get going again as the better weather arrives, on the subject of goodies arriving I always seem to be sent the...
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    Ok as requested and its such a beautiful day to...

    Ok as requested and its such a beautiful day to be outside I've pushed the beast outside and taken some long shots it looks a bit rough at the moment be glad when I finish the chassis and can paint...
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    Thanks for the encouraging comments guys now its...

    Thanks for the encouraging comments guys now its movable I'll push it out into the drive and post some distance shots, also I now have most of the front end parts to start on that end, it's like...
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    Finally supporting itself on its rear suspension,...

    Finally supporting itself on its rear suspension, excuse the uses of all the crappy old bolts and fixings just using what I can find in the garage to hold it together until I know what I require...
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    I have to agree David its proportionally wrong...

    I have to agree David its proportionally wrong and why spend an massive amount of time and effort altering a timeless shape but each to his own
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    Hi Phil is that a hydrolic tappet version of that...

    Hi Phil is that a hydrolic tappet version of that engine, it's difficult to diagnose from the video but could be a hydrolic tappet, doubt it'll be a thrust issue as the noise doesn't go when the revs...
  15. Great idear for filling holes that are generally...

    Great idear for filling holes that are generally unseen but if it's on the main bodywork you need to feather out the repairs or you'll end up with an outline contour of the repair and it won't be a...
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    Hi Lauren they are Spax adjustables ,the threaded...

    Hi Lauren they are Spax adjustables ,the threaded tubes and spring seats were repurposed from the new dx coil overs that leaked before I even fitted them ,decided not to use the Elise koni’s as they...
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    A bit further with the shocks ,reduced the lower...

    A bit further with the shocks ,reduced the lower seat dia so able to use 2.25 springs ,and a stainless plug to keep the dirt out of the...
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    I'm confused Peter you say one rotates freely but...

    I'm confused Peter you say one rotates freely but comes in over a big bump, do you mean it's fixed but rotated back to work as the other compresses
    Mike
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    I've set the adjusters with 1/3 up and 2/3 down...

    I've set the adjusters with 1/3 up and 2/3 down of movement from stock to have movement both ways, and will soften them,I'll have to pull the old beam apart as can't remember how many leaves I...
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    Finished the sway- aways just got to get rid of...

    Finished the sway- aways just got to get rid of the lovely yellow paint,https://i.vgy.me/bQbYV4.jpg now starting to make some short coil overs for the rear couldn’t get the Lotus Elise units to work...
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    Lauren I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks...

    Lauren I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the same ,I used to polish the wolfie's up and then think they looked better before I spent all that time getting them all shiny
    Mike
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    , Hi Dirk I have looked at that set up...

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    Hi Dirk
    I have looked at that set up before but there's an awful lot of pivot stress on the 4 mounting bolts with the twin wishbones angled back form the central line, to be honest I was happy...
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    Hopefully the chassis on its wheels ,that was the...

    Hopefully the chassis on its wheels ,that was the target for end of Dec, but rear shocks/springs causing some issues
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    When your company rings and says “would you like...

    When your company rings and says “would you like to go on furlough for a month” ,you just think what the hell am I going to find to do for a month:) ,anyway while I waiting for the rear shocks to...
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    I've been in contact with pilkingtons this week...

    I've been in contact with pilkingtons this week here's an up to date pricing

    Hi Mike,

    Please see below for the price information
    If you wish to proceed, please complete the attached form with...
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