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    It has done the last couple of weeks following...

    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 disparaging "that doesn't look very easy to get in...
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    It sounds to me like you might be activating the...

    It sounds to me like you might be activating the relay changeover function manually - the sequence of simultaneously connecting the power to the pump motor and the relay switched its polarity and up...
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    The Strange Case...

    ...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 of lock-down, the Green Machine continues to...
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    If the solenoid is working you should have heard...

    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 indicates that the camshaft is also connected and...
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    Yes, that's the one. The solenoid valves don't...

    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 upstream of the supplies to the switches, assuming they...
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    Yes, that should be fine. The solenoid valves are...

    Yes, that should be fine. The solenoid valves are not the big current draw. As you saw, the original relay, unmodified would have worked once in one direction, then shorted the "up" and "down"...
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    Yes, that's the one. Either cut off or bend back,...

    Yes, that's the one. Either cut off or bend back, but it must never be allowed to contact, otherwise your canopy will open or close just once and then blow the fuse!
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    Canopy closed with full negative holding pressure...

    Canopy closed with full negative holding pressure until the adhesive cured for me. I wanted to make sure that the screen was stressed in the closed position.

    There again, most of the time the...
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    Likewise for me too. If you are going to store...

    Likewise for me too.

    If you are going to store the screen for a while, try and store it in an upright position, preferably not resting on the top corners as the laminated glass can sag over time....
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    OK, I see what the courtesy light switches are...

    OK, I see what the courtesy light switches are doing. Quite a neat idea if your side windows open :D

    I wonder if the conductive strip around the windscreen is a radio aerial/antenna. It's true you...
  11. I agree - I have a collection of 8 coil springs...

    I agree - I have a collection of 8 coil springs of various lengths and rates, before I finally found the correct ones!

    I think with the equal length track rods the bump-steer will be minimal, even...
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    I've seen that type of pipe before - it's pukka...

    I've seen that type of pipe before - it's pukka hydraulic hose (I have the same type on my hydraulic throttle assembly - which is US sourced), but I have found the unions to be a weak point - they...
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    I know what you mean - only in my case I don't...

    I know what you mean - only in my case I don't have a choice :ermm:
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    Man, you had me going there for a minute - I...

    Man, you had me going there for a minute - I thought that you had experienced something I had been through in my friends split-window bus many years ago; we were heading out to the pub and suddenly...
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    Good man!

    Good man!
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    That's fair enough - all factory Sterlings were...

    That's fair enough - all factory Sterlings were produced with 7" circular lights anyway.
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    And there it is! That's a good find, but fancy...

    And there it is!

    That's a good find, but fancy putting a video on Instagram where I can't see it!

    According my source in AROC, the Puma did actually belong to Tonino Lamborghini - was there any...
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    I have been watching those LED lights for a while...

    I have been watching those LED lights for a while now, there seems to be quite a lot of variation in performance vs. price, but your ones appear to be the same as the OEM ones used on some models of...
  19. My mistake - seems like all Super Beetles came...

    My mistake - seems like all Super Beetles came with a steering box from the factory. And try as I might I cannot find any reference to the inboard front suspension I saw pictures of all those years...
  20. It is possible to cut down the front struts an...

    It is possible to cut down the front struts an graft a balljoint onto the top, to mate with a top wishbone. Obviously you have lost the spring so the top wishbone operates a short coilover. Adjusting...
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    I wonder if the choice of interior colour was...

    I wonder if the choice of interior colour was inspired by Russian military aircraft? I think it is supposed to reduce eye strain on combat missions...
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    Quite distinctive isn't it? Well finished too....

    Quite distinctive isn't it?

    Well finished too. A nice example of the breed, if that's your bag!
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    Eezi bleed does it for me too, although you need...

    Eezi bleed does it for me too, although you need to make sure the tyre pressure is below 20 psi in order to avoid the reservoir cap blowing off (ask me how I know). Spent ages cleaning brake fluid...
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    I'm sure it will fit, but less certain that the...

    I'm sure it will fit, but less certain that the geometry will work for the Nova windscreen, which is quite an extreme shape. Hence the length of my synch arm extension at the wiper end of the...
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    I agree - even running the Mini-pack until the...

    I agree - even running the Mini-pack until the by-pass valve operates (allegedly at 210 Bar) the canopy still creaks and squeaks, particularly over rough roads. The original manual canopy...
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