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  1. rear suspension rose joints

    Thanks Dave. I knew you would come through and shine some light on the dark. You quite correctly identified my question as to whether the sleeve acted as a crush tube. Thats my weekend sorted now. Thanks
  2. rear suspension rose joints

    After 24 years I thought it "might" be time to refresh the rear suspension - the rose joints are the 1/2 x 1/2 unf with a sleeve - i have searched and found something from Mr Eastwood "The rose joins are easy to see how they work - you have a steel centre tube, running in a bearing, held in an outer case. If you look carefully, the steel centre tube sits proud of the bearing, which in turn is proud of the case. When bolted up to the upright, the Steel centre tube is clamped against it, and thanks to friction can not rotate relative to the upright. Instead, it rotates within the bearing, allowing the wishbone to pivot up and down. The rose joints also allow some movement in the opposite plane, too. So the Rose joint doesn't have to be at exactly 90 degrees to the upright" This makes me think that I ned to find rplacements that are sleeved to 7/16 from 1/2 - is that right ? Ive found McGill Motorsports who seem to have some at a reasonable price ( roughly 10 quid a pop) - is that a good plan when WSC charge £48 and Merlin etc are at £94 - whats the difference apart from price ?
  3. Which type of shed?

    what about building out of concrete blockup to at least window level and then clad it much more secure and more likely to be dry as you can seal the base -thats what ive got and its brill
  4. Having read the sorry saga as part of my quest , does anybody know the current state of affairs? Ive got a 93 wide chassis (type9) and need to be lower , I still need the runners as I'm one of the few that has a wife who quite likes driving it. What are my options here ?
  5. Where to buy this part.....

    Looking at the engine maybe one of the lotus Elise forums maybe able to help
  6. Vdo

    I have exactly this - i have tried the clean earth solution but nothing so I guess that there is something in the speedo , do ETB run a repair service for VDO or just their own kit?
  7. Car Hire in Majorca

    Goldcar are off airport, if your flight is late night the shuttle might not run we used Sixt as they have good cars but they don't half try to sell you stuff and don't like Brits with their yearly insurance excess policies (hint - only 30quid good if you hire more than once a year)
  8. VDO Speedo sensor

    I've got one that I never used , it isn't new but you are welcome to it , if it works for you great if not then bin it
  9. Rear wishbomes SOLD

    Hi Martin. I've PM'd you regarding dimensions Andy
  10. Getting DRL's to switch off when headlights come on

    Maurici- thank you , that is exactly the diagram I was looking for , it matches what I thought "might" work . I'm glad that someone with knowledge has confirmed it
  11. Ive got some of these silly bright led single lens lights that ive fitted below the headlights, i know i could just run them through a switch but thought it would be better to have them on with ignition but off when the headlights were on , i cant work out if i can do this with a relay or do i need to cobble together sme sort of controller? what say those people with better electickery skills than me. - Yes Mr Eastwood I'm looking at you. :-)
  12. Springs & Seat Runners

    you have a PM
  13. New Car + Wide Body Questions

    Same year as mine and I have the std push in driveshafts which i believe were a direct lift from the Sierra and so had a wider track. Means you cant LSD it unless you change the driveshaft, and outer hub carrier etc - bit of a faff. I have Pro Comp shocks but dont remember any issue with the length - I can go take measurements if you need
  14. Westfield Sports seats

    HI - PM sent