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  1. I have been chasing a few gremlins the last couple of weeks. Now the engine has a couple of hundred miles on it I have started to stretch it a bit. When doing so I discovered a misfire/hesitation starting at 4000rpm. First port of call was fuel. The fuel pump was pretty noisy. So I decided to fit a surge pot and a low pressure pump to feed the pot. I did this all at the back of the car. After this was complete test drives showed that the hesitation had moved from 4K rpm up to nearly 5k rpm. After some head scratching I turned my attention to the 123 ignition. I spent some time googl
    15 points
  2. A first time pass at Gillingham this morning and I’m well chuffed big shout out to the guys there as the tester really wanted it to pass - infact the only fault he could find was that the battery could do with a tighter strap as it was a bit wobbly now the fun of registration
    15 points
  3. I took the wife out for a maiden journey this afternoon. We went through the centre of Oxford and called in at the in-laws. Lots of admiring glances, thumbs up, photos being taken etc in the central Oxford traffic. It was a good test as it is a nice sunny day and reasonably warm as well as crawling in city traffic. The fan kicks in lovely and the temps were all under control so very happy with that. Even if I say so myself, it looks amazing in the sunlight, I am so pleased with the colour.
    15 points
  4. Pictures are about 12 years apart outside my Aunts house in Colwyn Bay. My late dad in his V8 Westfield TVR 4.5l 320bhp beast and my 2.0 Zetec. The V8 span it’s wheels in every gear😱
    14 points
  5. SUPER SUNDAY 😃 Suns out left at 9.30 and just home , had a blast into town to pick up some gearbox oil then took the single track road to Pluscarden abbey home to Benedictine monks had a wee wander around the grounds along all the back roads I know ( and a couple I didn’t lol ) round the back of Raffird and Forres then onto Lochindorb where I met John and Katrina out for a jolly, finding a secluded wee parking spot I sat in the sun at the edge of the loch with what has to be one of the best views in the world and had my sannies, cake and cuppa and watched the wildlife and enjoyed the tranqui
    14 points
  6. Holy thread resurrection Batman... I think my favourite meme about "Generation Z" is this one:
    13 points
  7. have started on an intake upgrade for my cobra no turning back now chris
    12 points
  8. And now for the last act in a build diary.
    12 points
  9. Safely home to its new residence!! Thanks so much @Dave (OnliestSmeg) - Manchester AO I can tell already how well it has been looked after 🙂 Tucked up for the night now...though I keeping going out to randomly stare at it 🥰
    12 points
  10. I'm just back from my pre-IVA MOT. Overall result; good. The drive to the MOT Station was excellent; it's only a few miles but the roads were dry and largely clear of traffic, and the car went really well. We started with an overall inspection and that didn't raise anything too bad, although we tightened the wheel hub nuts as there was a bit too much movement in the front wheels. The inspector said they're within limits now, although there remains a bit of movement which is apparently normal. Next was the emissions test, which turned out to be an opportunity for the car to sp
    10 points
  11. I managed to get out today for half an hour without getting too wet and came back grinning. Everything worked, even my wipers, and I can't wait for a nice day. What a journey, and I don't mean today's first drive for fun.
    10 points
  12. Many thanks to Ian for helping me resolve an electrical problem with my Westfield. I was quite concerned that I had done some serious damage but it turned out to be reasonably simple once steered in the right direction by Mr K. Thanks again Bob
    10 points
  13. Several hours out & about this morning. Experienced my first noticeable spray from above. 🌦
    9 points
  14. Managed a quick run before the rain sets in, AGAIN Note a bit of blue sky at Cat & Fiddle!
    9 points
  15. Had a drive out to visit my parents and took this for a different perspective.
    9 points
  16. 9 points
  17. Winter tinkering scope-creep This was originally going to be "fit flared side panels" and it's morphed into a complete body-off respray
    8 points
  18. up and running after 12months of head ache
    8 points
  19. got the cobra running this arvo bit of drama as the needle and seats were stuck closed so no fuel have to make a fuel tank now chris
    8 points
  20. Haven’t got a recent snap but just wanted to point out that last weekend I was out in the car quite early and it was cold. Sold cold in fact that 6 days later I am still cold.....
    8 points
  21. If I haven’t got anywhere safe to leave the steering wheel I tend to put it down my trousers. It’s driving me nuts.
    8 points
  22. There's been a bit of a delay getting back in the shed, whilst I had to lay a new flat roof and a few other 'do it while it's dry' tasks. However, as the rain started, I managed to get into the shed, and fitted the air filters and the oil catch-can which I recently bought from @Dave (OnliestSmeg) - Manchester AO For the first time, I've wired-up everything, and it almost all worked; the oil pressure gauge lamp wasn't lighting, which turned out to be caused by the earth wire being snapped at the terminal, but that was quickly solved. I'm ready for the rain to stop now
    8 points
  23. Everything now sorted out. Westfield have sorted out the issue with DVLA, Westfield pulled out all the stops to make it happen even though it, it fell into GDPR territory. Thanks Mark, great service as always. I wont go into the details on an open forum, but will just say its being looked at long term by Westfield and the DVLA. Registration number should come through later today. Time to order my number plates and get it on the road.
    8 points
  24. after the mid week issue of stiff steering and pulling brakes a rebuild was done, which was finished this afternoon. so i thought it rude not to test it all out, all back to normal again. a quick park up in the local park, river wyre in the background of first pic.
    8 points
  25. Apologies for not posting for a while. A lot has moved on. Car finished and presented for IVA in March but failed on the ‘front wheels not locking before the rears’ problem. Spoke to WF and all they could recommend was bedding in! I managed to get a few miles in but was very nervous at today’s retest. It took a while but after a few attempts the examiner gave me the pass. Hopefully they will get better over time. Now for the registration and the nice weather!! Thanks for all the posts on various topics. It really is reassuring to get advice from people in the same position. All I can say is if
    8 points
  26. Well, the saddest day in my driving life has come to pass 😪 But, Westielife will continue in another.....🙂 May you and your dad have many years of joy Alex @Bales ... hopefully see you on a backroad blatting soon
    8 points
  27. what utter, desperately sad b*****k*, though very revealing. Which is even worse.
    7 points
  28. I put 40 miles on today fairly uneventfully and no rain. So far shakedown trials have found since registration: Weeping bottom hose clip Clutch bite a bit close to the floor requiring a little more adjustment Camber adjustment lock nuts coming loose. Loctite seems to have done the trick. Tacho stopped working. Fiddling with wires and changing a spade and its working again. Dunno. Confidence building. 😁
    7 points
  29. New steering wheel and paddle shift extensions. Sitting better in the car now
    7 points
  30. Coffee stop in Inveraray. Even the sun came out too!
    7 points
  31. Well after all the faffing about the car is back to where it was before i started . Well its had a new air filter as the huge foam one was just too big. As reported in a separate thread the fuel pump feed hose was perished already. I noticed this as I was draining the tank. Now all changed to some better spec hose. I was draining as the fuel gauge had always been a bit erratic. Not the fault of the sender but I had just programmed the dash with the full and empty readings and hoped it was linear. So using the very handy live readings page in racestudio I took readings
    7 points
  32. A bit more updates. Now I do have two spare bottom wishbones. First step. Go to Ikea, build yourself a jig, also buy yourself some metal and some hardware. (not in ikea) Then, roughly put the stuff in the jig to be sure all will fit... more or less... and start cutting notches (buy yourself a propper lathe if you don't have it already, the pilar drill is not up to Standart. I broke mines). When all is cut, ask your best mate who happens to know how to weld to put it all toguether... @AdamR Finally, Put them in an Artistic positio
    7 points
  33. Ready to have it's pre-IVA MOT:
    7 points
  34. Big day Saturday - chassis off the build stands and onto axle stands. Did it with 4 helpers plus attached the engine crane at the rear just in case... All went OK, so now I need to tidy up the wiring round the engine bay and then it will be time to insert the engine & gearbox.
    7 points
  35. Apparently, due to Covid sickness and working from home, DVLA staffing levels are very low, so I probably couldn't have picked a worse time to make a nuisance of myself. However, after almost three months, I've just been told my case has been approved. Background - my Westie is a Sierra SDV, built in 2004 using a handful of bits from a 1988 XR4i donor. When it was registered, it was given the "E" registration from the donor and (crucially) it was also given the "date of first registration" from the donor too (not sure if this was by default or by choice of the builder). My understa
    7 points
  36. made the throtle crank and balance links with adjusters this arvo still have to make a new excelerater cable chris
    7 points
  37. .......the daily run-around is turning into a right old pig sty. Not much progress recently.... I've been busy accommodating these wee fellas, and fitting a 75m2 EPDM flat roof (minutes before the rain started). Must get back into the shed; summer's nearly here (or did I just miss it?)
    7 points
  38. Perseverance has paid off and I won't have to disconnect the airbag. I rang this morning in high dudgeon because they hadn't called last Friday as promised. I suggested that it would be better if they just told me they were not interested in helping me and save me the trouble of constantly ringing them. However, the lovely lady I spoke to asked me to wait a few minutes while she read the case history and she then said Peugeot would cover the full replacement of the indicator unit at the local dealership. She said she would email me and the dealership within the hou
    7 points
  39. well i bit the bullet and cut the scoop not perfect but will have to do chris
    7 points
  40. Drive out with fellow members Chris and simon
    7 points
  41. I experienced the Westfield in all its glory today. Drove out with only a small amount of thought as to where to go. Driving through village after village. Taking in the scenery and waving to like mined owners, also gaining their slice of this beautiful day. Then it happened! Pulling away from a junction onto what was experienced as smooth & twisty road. The sound sun & handling produced an emotion I will remember for quite sometime.. All the best HB46443
    7 points
  42. Great evening run out, 70 miles up the Llanberis Pass to Betws y Coed for some fish and chips and then back down the Nant Peris Pass below Snowden - good test of my Mintex pads
    7 points
  43. Inertia switch now the right way up! Loosely fitted the steering rack today. I trimmed the inner edge of the small rack mounting rubber with a knife to allow the rack to correctly locate laterally: For the larger rubber I needed to trim it down so that a small gap was present when its compressed around the rack. I also drilled out one end of the battery earth strap to 8.2 mm so I could loosely fit that to the right hand rear rack bolt. Prior to assembly I sanded away the powder coat around the hole on the underside of the mounting bracket in order to get a g
    7 points
  44. A plan ringing me 30th of this month to renew Insurance and MOT booked same day. Taking off SORN for the 1st May and hopefully a summer of full chat blatting ahead -
    7 points
  45. Floor panels are stripped ready for paint... ive got all the rivets and probably most of the debris out of the chassis... I did locally blast the chassis on the hard to get to places but unfortunately there is still quite a bit of original powder coat to remove! This is getting tedious now ! hopefully it’ll be done this week and I’ll get the 8mm access holes I drilled welded up, although I may only do ones that arnt covered by panels? the tape indicates which rails have holes... as I weld and dress back each hole I’ll remove the tape so I don’t miss one
    7 points
  46. Took advantage of the nice weather and went to my father in laws.
    7 points
  47. Had a cracking run out today gopro went all “arty” on me with a jaunty angle 😁
    7 points
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