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  1. 3 points
    That looks really nice. Glad to have been an inspiration.
  2. 2 points
    It lives .... And now it's officially a Red Top
  3. 2 points
    Amazing how much better she looks with a bit of a polish...
  4. 2 points
    Got to make the most of the weather in the winter, glad you had a good run out. As for indicators, treat yourself to a Blinkstop kit for Christmas, I can highly recommend it.
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    @Brad StoneBrilliant... wondered how it went when Jamie told me you and Chris @Bigchris092 were off on the trip. Glad it was a successful trip. And I too want to do the full NW500 at some point, having driven majority of it up to Elphin. Was going to ask you to write up for magazine with photos and forward to Peter Osborne Westfield World editor.
  6. 1 point
    Yep. This needs to go in the mag, maybe a two parter...
  7. 1 point
    What a great write up.
  8. 1 point
    Sounds an excellent trip! Thank you for writing it up. I've just downloaded Kurviger on your recommendation and it's already found me a new route to Stonely
  9. 1 point
    Another busy month.. New radiator and oil cooler fitted just in time too remove the engine and gearbox which are are now out, as is the rear axle. Fitting new pistons with a re-bore, new shells, balance etc. The gearbox has a slight leak on the main seal so that's being replaced and I'm fitting a breather just to be safe. The axel had badly fitted bracing (very poor welding that resulted in some oil weeping) so I've thrown the case away and invested in a replacement along with a new 4.1 diff and a full set of bearings and seals... The exhaust was a bit of a pig to fit and required some re positioning of the engine and some stressful cutting of the bonnet. This should give good gains in booth power and torque along side the other engine work that I have carried out... To improve the rear I have fitted some graphics (well I will do once its all back together) and a couple for the sides of the bonnet... Nearly at the finishing post (for this year anyway....)
  10. 1 point
    Looks wicked, doing something right. Enjoy your weekend. Regards Patrick
  11. 1 point
    Looks stunning in that colour! You've been very busy.
  12. 1 point
    Cheers JJ, interesting that it comes with sensors. I was about to buy an oil temp sensor to replace sump plug but might hold off. New Digital Dash Display will be next winters project!
  13. 1 point
    Chris, Depends what type of digidash - my ETB Digidash uses similar sensors to the analogue gauges but some of the more sophisticated ones use CAN bus or ODBII although is some cases there are adapter to allow the use of standard sensors.ETB digital sensors
  14. 1 point
    Couldn’t believe the first pic was the same car I saw in your garage, great work sir!
  15. 1 point
    Great work Rob, which will pay dividends when you get it out on the road and track.
  16. 1 point
    Thanks... Its been hard work, but almost there with the big stuff...
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    So we stripped the head off so it could be ported and the new cams fitted... What we did discover was the ports had been polished but very little else had been done and they were at 23.5mm. it also transpired that some of the exhaust valves were leaking and two were very slightly bent.. We replaced the valves, ported the head correctly and re seated all the valves etc... We also discovered that the ITB's where out of line and this was also rectified as this wouldn't have helped with the mapping..... Should all be good to go on the dyno on 4th of Feb..
  19. 1 point
    Thanks I had missed out on a couple of occations through the year by a tenth so was really pleased to get it on the last event of the year as i wont be classed as novice next year. I dont record much due to not having a remote, so the lines did get better lots of understeer at peel but got tidyer as the day went on.
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    You spelt Abarth wrong lol. we bought a new one last year. The wife loves it.
  23. 1 point
    I was over on holiday in Guernsey a few weeks back and there where loads of them over there. Once noted I kept spotting / hearing more!.. I love the exhaust note, really Dirty....
  24. 1 point
    Top tip cover the top of the front shocks with grease as the water collects in the cup at the top. This then makes the shock and top nut rust together making it impossible to remove the nut without grinding it off. Been there and got several t shirts for grinding the nuts off.
  25. 1 point
    Well done Simon, a great read and superb achievement on the track.
  26. 1 point
    Well done Syman84. A great result and love the tankard!
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    Well done Simon :-) Derby and Notts looking good with 3 WINNERS Matt
  29. 1 point
    Well done Simon. Great to me you and the other Westfield sprinters yesterday.
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  31. 1 point
    another great read and well done on the class win
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    Cheers To be fair I can't get a consistent read of the wheel, and I'm none to impressed with the QED bracket. I get the impression if and when I drop the sump, it'll be an A*** to get it lined up just so again. I'm going to have a rethink, and perhaps go with the Webcon kit I was contemplating at the outset. QED have been helpful up to the point of saying they've sold loads ( nearly 100 ) and this is the first time someone has had an issue, so I sent them, the details of other people I found with the same type of tolerance problems. I am at the whim of the weather gods though, as I don't have a garage, so it'll probably be a few more weeks before I progress further.
  34. 1 point
    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.
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    Me too Russ. Nick - Err yeah. Exhaust is a bit second hand! It got run over in the Caterham championship. still works ok thought and i know if i buy a new one ill prang it for sure!
  36. 1 point
    Daughter used it as a step up?
  37. 1 point
    You won't be disappointed! All Mike's products are ACE!
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    Thanks DonPeffers. Hopefully it's a quick Bread Van!
  40. 1 point
    Stickers look great!
  41. 1 point
    Like the look, my Rover type mirrors are a pain, I cannot seem to adjust them into the correct position, and they lose adjustment easily,might take one off and see if I can do something like you. Where did you get the new mirrors from?
  42. 1 point
    is the pully the QED one if it is my belt fitted the same just taken up the slack on alternator adjuster
  43. 1 point
    It does, those shaped hard lines look so much better.
  44. 1 point
    Very neat job, makes a world of difference to the engine bay.
  45. 1 point
    Went out for a blat today, spent a joyous hour or so, didn't miss a beat, and in fact was probably it's best behaved since purchase, so refitting the plug leads was a good idea, lol. Temp was good, a bit low if anything, but it was quite fresh out. Got a few more little bits coming in the post, so next weekend will probably be fitting trinkets and new front brakes, as the squeaking is quite embarrasing, I could just clean and copper slip them, but might as well refresh too.
  46. 1 point
    It’s worthwhile. In heavy front end impacts, heavy fire extinguishers have popped out of there mounting frames before now. Trouble is, they then often have a lot of momentum, and shoot forwards, bounce off the dash or screen, and come right back at the passenger or driver! One of those ironic injuries, survive the crash unharmed, then end up brained by your own extinguisher! You can buy general purpose Velcro straps off eBay. They’re then easily enough adapted. Not the clearest of shots, but you get the idea; the broad Velcro strap is trapped behind the bolted in bracket, so won’t pull free itself. The bracket is bolted on to the rear bulkhead with large spreader washers, (known as repair washers) on the rear side of the panel. These are the same size repair washers as used to secure the seats to the floor, they will not pull through, in an impact. (Least, not in any form of survivable impact ) The strap itself, isn’t just Velcro, it had a metal buckle on it that the Velcro strap loops through before securing back on itself. This bit is important, as it makes the straps “hold” massively stronger
  47. 1 point
    nice, although it will certainly set the 's twitching...
  48. 1 point
    I shall investigate and make it so, cheers.
  49. 1 point
    Clearly no legal requirement but considered "a sensible thing to do"
  50. 0 points
    I really should stop visiting https://www.isaydingdong.co.uk/ But can't help myself, so just to fan the lotus fan a little more
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