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    Quote Originally Posted by NovaF4 View Post
    hope this helps...

    not sure why one has uploaded sideways. You'll have to tilt your head.

    That happened to me … It's off-topic, but this is the reason your pics don't render properly:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/254830/why...ectly-rotated/
    And FYI the JPEG Autorotate product mentioned works.


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    Proportioning Valve

    http://www.sterlingkitcars.com/membe...html#post22181

    I put my valve in the drivers compartment so it can be adjusted as conditions warrant. I didn't hide the valve and tubing because I wanted the appearance of a race car. The driver can change the bias as track conditions change (rain etc..)



    Quote Originally Posted by Spacenut View Post
    Hi Phill - yes, that should work OK. From what I can see of the VW master cylinder design, the two separate front brake ports share the same piston, with the rear port supplying the rear brakes. So blanking off one of the ports will not affect the brake bias in any way. Put the proportioning valve in the single front port and then split the feed.

    If you apply a specific pressure to the brake pedal, the force applied to the master cylinder will be shared between the front and rear circuits. With a proportioning valve in place, the force that is lost from the front circuit will be apportioned to the back instead, so no braking effort is lost. Hopefully the result is a front axle less likely to lock up early and therefore more stopping power overall - with a well-balanced braking system you will be able to apply more pedal pressure before any of the wheels lock.

    The goal is to ensure that the front wheels lock ever so slightly before the back wheels, typically in dry conditions as this will be when the car is used most. Brake bias is a compromise, it can never be right for all conditions, which is why race cars have the ability to adjust the bias while on the move.

    Lauren

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    Installed an essential piece of safety Kit today

    IMG_9499[1].jpg

    Only £8.99 from Aldi's - get yours quick before they sell out
    "The most beautiful kit car in the world - Motor"

    http://stores.lulu.com/rightsigns


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    I’ve still got my Nova’s fire extinguisher from about 1991 ... guess it’s time to replace it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    I’ve still got my Nova’s fire extinguisher from about 1991 ... guess it’s time to replace it!
    You can always try to throw it to extinguish the fire
    Cheers,

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    Something overlooked a lot. my Mercedes A170 has one like that under the drivers seat in a drawer and it was there since 2001, I needed to use it on something else and did it work? Did it hell, showed green for pressure but just went phut! and clogged. new ones are so cheap it's not worth the risk. Changed the one in the SS that must be 15 years old too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    Installed an essential piece of safety Kit today

    IMG_9499[1].jpg

    Only £8.99 from Aldi's - get yours quick before they sell out
    Hi Phill,

    I know this is quite a bit more expensive than Aldi's super value for money kit, but thought I'd share it anyway incase you or others were interested in an automatic engine fire safety kit which I've stumbled across on the web tonight.

    https://www.coolairvw.co.uk/product/blaze3m/

    If anyone still thinks that a fire won't happen to them watch this "first engine start up" video .... fast forward to 5.00 mins though!! It's one thing having a car sitting in a garage where you can deal with a fire (assuming you've got a fire extinguisher that works!!) but just imagine travelling down the motorway at 70mph and a fire starts up behind you ... how do you tackle it then? Wouldn't it be great to have a system already installed which operates automatically?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSQCnTy32xo

    ... and for the avoidance of doubt, I'd still have an Aldi (or other supplier's) fire extinguisher close to hand in the cockpit for any other eventualities!!

    Cheers, Alistair

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    Boy, do know that feeling, THREE TIMES!

    First, in 1998 my refurbished Audi 90 Sport, the oil caught fire as I was topping up the engine oil, a very little dripped onto the exhaust and boom! I didn't have an extinguisher at the time so I was forced to pee on it,(lucky t was dark), but urgent as basically I pissed myself anyway and the injection unit is directly above the fire.

    Second time was when I fitted an electric fuel pump to a Ford XR2, too strong, flooded the carb' from every joint, backfired and whoosh, fire everywhere including under the car heading for the fuel tank. two extinguishers later the car was scrap and had to be towed away.

    Third time I had parked my old Rover 216 in the street here in San Pedro and five minuets later a cop knocked on the door to tell me the car had self ignited. Luckily a road cleaner was near it and drowned it with his hose pipe, bit of repair on the wiring and fitted the missing heat shield behind the head, over the exhaust manifold, just left a brown patch on the white bonnet,.

    Ta never know!
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    Massive result...ever since I built my car I have had a fuel leak between the fuel filler hose and the fuel tank. I had tried everything to cure it - fresh hoses, new circlips - even two fitted in tandem at one point, but nothing I tried prevented a trickle of fuel leaking out everytime I put fuel into the tank (hence one of the reasons why I elected to fit a fire extinguisher recently). Then only last week I discovered that there is supposed to be a rubber seal fitted on the fuel tank inlet pipe (https://www.justkampers.com/113-201-...e-1968-on.html). I had fitted a new tank to the car when I re-built the car, but hadn't realised that this seal was necessary. Anyway I ordered a seal which arrived today - fitted it - and result. No fuel leak what so ever!!

    So if you are plagued with the same problem - or have bought a new tank - make sure you fit one of these seals to avoid any leaks. It only costs a few quid, but performs an essential function
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