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  2. Hi All, anyone happen to have a bleed nipple for a clutch (MT75 gearbox) they’re willing to sell? Mat
  3. ....And she's done! I've taken the IVA nut covers back off for the moment as I'm afraid of them falling off during the drive up to Carlisle for the IVA. Replace the rocker cover gasket this morning and put some liquid gasket in any of the corners where it might not seal properly. Also took the time to shorten the handbrake bracket spacers to clear the prop better. It was an absolute pain to get the bolts out, as I've done it with rivnuts in the chassis rather than the nut and bolt method in the build manual, bit now the spacers are shortened, it was easier to put back in. Also found what was making that jingling noise. It was just an uncut end of a cable tie that was tapping against the prop. While in reverse, it was basically compressing into a spring, before getting to a point where it released with a "ping" against the prop. Trimmed that, and all sorted now! I'll put a tool/spare bits kit tomorrow for the drive and hopefully it'll all go ok now!
  4. Rob55

    Engine running on after being switched off

    Yeah the fan is probably true because it only happens when the car has been well warmed up! Is there anything that I should do or is it ok to just leave it?
  5. Kevin (Mr T)

    Crossflow to Sigma Conversion (CONVERTED!)

    The first time in almost a year I didn't have to push it back into the garage.......... ............not much of a run, but on this sunny day, I got out of the car with a grin like I had been hooning around the country lanes for an hour!
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  7. Meatibald Archpants

    Westie Megabusa - yes or no?

    What do you want to use it for Mark? And be honest with yourself! Itll make a great track weapon but a pretty awful European tourer!
  8. AndrewOBW

    cycle wing height

    Mine are about 400mm from the ground at the front, and 220 at the rear. I set them from the front though, as that's where the IVA requirement is (can't be more than 150mm above the centreline of the wheel) and also that's where you're going to actually be looking at them from. Keep in mind, height off the ground will depend on wheels, tyres and tyre pressures too though. Just measured mine on 13" wheels, with 185/60/R13s on at about 20psi I think.
  9. MattV

    Clutch woes - how to bleed?

    Update:- Filled the master cylinder with fluid and tried the clutch pedal - pedal straight to the floor and fluid all over the drive. Definitely a big leak. pulled the cover off the inspection hole to be greeted by this: I guess that’s where the bleed nipple should go? And then looking at the edge of the bell housing, I think this might be where said nipple departed the world? Anyone know what size/thread the nipple is so I can get a new one?
  10. I am looking for a 2.0 silvertop Zetec to replace existing one.
  11. Carl#22

    ## GARAGE CLEAROUT ##

    Yes screen is for a widebody
  12. StumpandDumpRacing

    Westie Megabusa - yes or no?

    Hi, Me and my partner are looking at buying a Westie Megabusa, this is what we have been after for a long time and finally we think we have found the one we want and are going to look and hopefully buy tomorrow. Ive heard great things about the Westie Megabusa and also lots of people saying how reliable they have been despite the bad press they sometimes get. What are peoples opinions and experience in general around the Megabusa? This is the spec of the one we are looking at? This car is a SEIW (wide bodied) and started life as a Megablade with an 893cc Honda Fireblde engine, it was subsequently rebuilt from the ground up by an experienced Westfield builder & racer in spring 2017. It was subsequently fitted with a fully rebuilt Suzuki Hayabusa supplied by Extreme Engines, the engine was dyno'd at Northampton Motorsport and produces 208bhp & 118lbs/ft torque, maps available. The 6 speed sequential box is amazing to use and contributes to a sub 4 second 0-60 time. The diff is fitted with sprint ratios (Landrover Freelander 3.62) so top speed is probz around 130mph. The car weighs around 510kgs so it has over 400bhp per ton. Brand new Avon ZZS tyres were fitted less than 100 miles ago. The car has Wilwood 4 pot brakes on the front and is fitted with DS2500 pads. Suspension is Nitron adjustables. The wheels are Image rims which are very light, the tyres were recently replaced and have done around 175 miles. The tyres are Avon ZZS in 215/50/13 on the front and generous 245/45/13 on the rears. There is also a large, and very rare rear diffuser which I believe is by Carbon Mods. Seats are full carbon Tilletts (B6) and are very comfortable, they are fitted with 5 point Sabelt harnesses. Mileage currently just over 3000. What do you guys think to the spec and what is it potentially going to be like to live with?? Many thanks Mark
  13. BillyPee

    Curborough Sprint Course, Sat 24th August

    What a great photo! 😀
  14. A few more pictures of some of the cars
  15. BillyPee

    Curborough Sprint Course, Sat 24th August

    What a fantastic day out. Thanks @Julie Hall - Peak District AO for organising and to everyone who turned up and helped make the day. Here are a few snaps from the start of the day at Curborough.
  16. groucher

    cycle wing height

    hello all, Could someone measure the height of their cycle wings from the ground to the start of the flat area at the base of the wing for me? As I am looking to get my cycle wings back on the car after swapping from cortina uprights to alloy ones, foolishly though I did not take a measurement before I removed them..... cheers scott
  17. Outstanding build quality by a Formula 1 mechanic, above and beyond what you would expect. A build which shows unbelievable amounts of attention to detail, photographed from start to finish. 2.0L Blacktop Zetec on an OMEX ECU, 5 speed gearbox, limited slip differential, fully independent “wide track” suspension, Westfield 4 Pot front and rear caliper upgrade, 205 with T1R tyres with 8” wide rear wheels, cabin heater, momo quick release steering wheel, diamond stitched sport turbo seats with four-point harness, powder coated chassis skin panels, LED light pack. Carbon NV front cycle wings, rear stone guards and rear diffuser. The car was built for the pleasure of just building it, ready for someone to really enjoy this work of art. The car is essentially brand new with just under 500miles on the clock. This is an outstanding build that deserves to be on the road! Please get in touch if your're genuinely interested, open to sensible offers. Matt 07730556710 or message me on here.
  18. groucher

    Filling in Holes in gel coat

    thanks, only looking to fill in 6mm holes tops, so the P38 should be fine, luckily I do have a supply of golden yellow gel coat, that hopefully should match ok. cheers scott
  19. Thanks to Brad and Diane for organising - really enjoyed it up until 11:54 when white van wummin ruined my day. Grateful thanks to Jim and Jean for curtailing their morning to make sure I was OK, and to the many unknown and unnamed people who stopped to speak to me during the next SIX HOURS whilst I waited for the breakdown truck. Thanks to Phill in the cottage next door for keeping me topped up with water throughout the day. Good to catch up eventually at Barony Castle, just made it in before the kitchen closed 😉 I'll look forward to next year once I've got the car fixed and the planned modifications made ...
  20. the stoat

    First oil change

    Everyone has their own opinion and we would never know who is correct without controlled testing 😊. What I would say is think how many times the pistons have been up and down the bores and cams have pressed on lifters in 500 miles. Bearings are not an interference fit with the crank and if they are it is not an issue running in will solve. I am very much in the @Chris King - Webmaster and Joint North East AO camp. Run in the cams for 20 minutes at fast idle, while checking for leaks. Then out on the road to get pressure and vacuum in the cylinders for the benefit of the rings. This is done on running in oil. Then after about an hour's running move to you usual oil of choice and drive as normal, which in my case was getting the mapping refined so hard running.
  21. stephenh

    First oil change

    No more than 500 miles. Then personally if it was me I'd put a semi-synthetic in for the first oil change, not fully synthetic, to complete the running in process.
  22. AndrewBClarke

    Curborough Sprint Course, Sat 24th August

    Certainly not MPG!!
  23. IanK (Bagpuss)

    Curborough Sprint Course, Sat 24th August

    @AndrewBClarke MPG or degrees Celsius
  24. corsechris

    Engine running on after being switched off

    Fan is a good call given it stops after a short while. Another common one is the alternator warning light/bootstrap feed. Alternator issue is easily fixed with a diode placed inline with the warning lamp feed.
  25. Chester

    Engine running on after being switched off

    I had this happen with an old 1990 SE Xflow but only when the cooling fan was running. Is your cooling fan running when this happens? Mark
  26. Yesterday morning we all met up at Happendon services for our mystery navigation run, where after a chat and introductions we were briefed on the days run by Brad and Diane. Issued with our navigation notes . So all loaded up the first car headed off into the unknown at 10.00 prompt, followed by the other “ intrepid explorers” at 2 minute intervals The first loop saw westies passing each other in different directions, which played tricks with your mind , but the notes and Trina’s instructions kept us going. We had a couple of mistakes partly due to differences in trip meters, partly due to the driver not listening, but it really is easy to get your mileage reset at a T junction and then adjust the pace note numbers on the fly , we had one small deviation at a fork in the road where we met Jim and Jean coming down and we turned at the farmyard to and returned to take the other fork We laughed and joked as it was obvious at times we were looping around and the people in villages laughing and waving too as we passed them again in a different direction. Stopping for our compulsory 30 minute lunch break we heard that Brian had unfortunately had an accident, being hit when almost stationary by an oncoming car! Fortunately Brian is ok and the car will sort. After lunch and talk of the mornings fun and adventure , we were off again. Filling up with fuel and enjoying some great border roads we arrived at the finish line in Peebles after 200 miles ( plus mistakes ) of fun filled driving and we even had the sun out to make the day even better. Then it was off to the hotel where everyone was meeting up for a debrief and dinner, where we were joined by Brian who had had a long wait for recovery and a hire car, but true to spirit instead of heading home he came and joined everyone for the evening Summing up a BIG thanks to Brad and Diane for organising this run it’s the first time we’ve done this and definitely won’t be the last It’s not a race so was done at your own pace with absolutely no emphasis on time or speed The roads were absolutely stunning from narrow country lanes to moorland peak roads with grass growing up through the tar, such little traffic they see. Strangely enough despite being in an area that is a lot higher populated than where were from there was very little traffic And normally on a run you have your route planned out but to drive 200 miles whilst being unaware of where you are or where you are going put a whole new fun factor on the day And thank you to all who came and supported the day , let’s double or treble the numbers next time.
  27. Hi guys, hoping someone can help. When switching my car off, the engine runs on for a few seconds after I kill the ignition. I have a completely custom loom and don't use a key switch on the steering column. Instead, my car has an FIA master switch on the main positive feed from the battery, it then goes to a motorbike starter relay which supplies power to the ECU/fuel pumps/dash via an aircraft style ignition toggle switch. The starter relay is then switched via the engine start button. When I flick the ignition toggle switch off, the dash and lights go off but the engine will run for a further 2-3 seconds before it shuts off. Anyone smarter than me have an idea what could be causing this?
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