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About toys4x4boys

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    Graeme - Fan of the Lotus Badge on Westfields
  • Birthday 15/07/1971

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  • Car Details
    1997 SEW 1700cc Vulcan X-Flow
  • My Location
    Southport, Merseyside
  1. Early 2018 update

    It's like understated elegance sat next to Trev's Tiger !
  2. Xflow Starter Motor

    Xflow Starter Motor ( DFJ Automotive Supplied ) https://www.dfjauto.com/DFJ020496 New and Unused 10t 29mm Cog Size £60 Delivered
  3. Sunday Jobs

    QED sent the shorter spacers and bolts, so on the dot of 4PM on work form home Friday, I downed keyboard and cracked on. Shorter spacers, + dremmel action on the holes in the spacer to allow the sensor to fit + a bit of gentle persuasion. Hopefully that's close enough to get a decent pulse signal. If things got to plan Sunday, I'll get TDC set and remove the tooth on the wheel. Then it's just a case of wiring up the Nodiz, well plugging it in, the loom is made.
  4. Parking Ticket?

    I'm sure I saw a piece on dropped curbs recently. They only allow you to cross the pathway to a parking spot not on that pathway. So in theory, drop curb outside your own house, you cant park in it blocking the pavement, just use it as a way to get to your drive on your land. So a dropped curb anywhere else, probably has the same rules apply.
  5. Parking Ticket?

    The fact it has yellow lines around it, probably dictates it being a footpath. Something along the lines of, if it was a roadway, the yellow lines would be along the fence. Vehicles exiting the gateway, now have to edge out further to see past the car and van. So the doesn't come from or go anywhere doesn't matter as it was serving a purpose. But it's all guesswork, if you appeal, they will let you know.
  6. SOLD SOLD Oil Catch Tank

    PM Sent.
  7. Sunday Jobs

    Spoke to QED who sell the sensor bracket. They have sold hundreds and never heard of a problem, so I sent them some pictures of others that don't fit without modification. Including one from this site. They think smaller spacers between sump and bracket, plus me tightening the sensor more will result in a perfect .6mm gap to the wheel. I've asked them to send the spacers required as the suggested method of stacking small washers sounded a bit of a faff given limited access. Time will tell......
  8. SOLD SOLD Oil Catch Tank

    Tank is only a couple of months old, I just came over all OCD and swapped it for a blue one ! So all but the can itself is new. I'll also include some wire wool, so you can pack the can and give the oil somewhere to condense. £15 posted.
  9. Sunday Jobs

    Got my sensor bracket fitted today. OMG with a sump guard, and fat hands that was probably the worst bit so far ! Anyhow, test fitted the sensor and it's quite a distance from the wheel. I suspect some bending in it's future !
  10. Sunday Jobs

    My 5/8 impact socket arrived this week, so I got it into my breaker bar and got the crank pulley removed. Then got the new toothed pulley fitted, also used a new.bolt and washer, and fitted and adjusted a new gates belt. Whilst I had the bonnet off I took off the red oil catch can And replaced it with a blue one. The new can has a pipe into the can with holes drilled in it, then some wire wool to allow the oil to hold and not just vent out. I might have chance to fit the crank sensor tomorrow and get another step closer to the Nodiz install.
  11. I just found out.....

    It's all a con to make you have the little display plugged in telling you how much leccy and gas you are using, whilst also adding to your leccy bill by being plugged in ! I bet the power company payback is huge once they claw that back and sell on your demographic data.
  12. Greetings from the other side...

    I sold my Boxster and bought a Westy, Boxster was getting a bit too main stream as prices dropped, any Tom, Dick or Harry could afford one. And where is the fun in knowing you are definitely getting to your destination, being able to hear the wife, and having room for luggage and shopping !
  13. Oil catch tank/breather

    I fill mine with steel wool pan scourers Gives the vapour something to condense over, seems to work a lot better then when it was just 'baffled'
  14. Nodiz first steps

    Had a day off work today, had a few things to do, thankfully got an hour or 2 of actual free time ! So made a start on dragging the xflow into the modern era. Mounted my coil pack, using a Transit mount, and throttle position sensor, my Weber's don't have the 2 threaded holes for mounting, so got the new Dremel out and improvised. Toothed pulley and crank sensor to go on next time I get chance, then wire up the Nodiz ECU.
  15. Waiting in for a delivery

    Being financial precautious ( my mrs calls it tight ) , and not wanting to pay £40 extra, the new sofa we were having delivered today was due sometime today with no specific delivery slot. It arrived about 3:45 for those interested So rather than risk a run out in the crisp sunshine, I decided to get a few little jobs done. Got round to fitting my SBFS boot tonneau. I has to use the poppers already fitted to the body, and in reality they could have done with being placed a bit lower down to make the location of the clips on the cover a bit better. But it's all fitted, reasonably tensioned, and I also added another row of poppers so my half hood can still fasten easy. I now own most of the SBFS range ! Sure there should be a sponsorship deal in there somewhere ! I also replaced the gear gaiter, as I suspect the original one was a 60's survivor, and I use the term survivor loosely ! Here is the old one prior to removal And the new one, a generic Aliexpress special, I suspect pleather rather than leather, but it looks fine. And then, I've missed not having a rear view mirror, tried one of the stick on jobs on the screen , it fell off, not not until it had vibrated so much it was unusable. So I've gone for an old school dash mounted one. Just hoping it doesn't obscure too much vision. Other job ticked off, was to refresh the seal on the scuttle and nose that the bonnet seal against. The old ones were in poor condition and letting the panels rattle. Gone for something a little more D shaped that compress, hopefully that'll sort it. Not a bad way to waste a day.