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JulianE

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About JulianE

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    Driving Instructor
  • Birthday February 23

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    Carbon FW ST170 SEiW
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    Gloucestershire

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  1. JulianE

    Will this be ok at MOT?

    Yes some q plates have emissions listed on the v5c , here is an extract from the new manual . The introduction (second quote)deals with q plated vehicles so is as before visual only , but on reading it it is interesting note that pre 98 kit vehicles can also be tested to visual only that may benefit members with older cars
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    Standard kit bonnet needed. Any colour

    @NDS possibly
  3. JulianE

    Will this be ok at MOT?

    Sorry Chis I missed this , yes as above not needed for Q but tape it if the new one didn't arrive .
  4. JulianE

    New MOT rules any one thought of doing this?

    You can appeal against the MOT decision with a VT17 form , however the issue is with what the office has said to you and not the test itself . It may well be worth advising DVSA of this as is shameful and hopefully will get more often visits from their Vehicle Inspector and look into their practices . Of course as noted they cannot seize the vehicle . You did the correct thing by not driving it as the car has a dangerous marker against it and as I understand it a £2500 max fine for driving it although the last time I heard of that happening was when someone was killed by a car with a dangerous marker on it . I carry out 2500 ish tests per year , with the new regs the failure item actually selects that it is dangerous and should not be driven as a tester you cannot alter this . Some items on the new test layout are much better , although some are worse . Unfortunately there will always be the odd minority of garages that abuse the system for their own benefit .
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    Big Head nut/ fixing

    Aerodynamix used to keep the studs too
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    ZK Carbon Parts

    I've seen pictures of Siltech ones . Not sure how far Neil @Aerodynamix Ltd has got on , I know he has some panel moulds . Of course you can get full FW bodywork in Carbon although this again is not exactly the same as the Factory Grp items .
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    sold

    sold
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    Free Tyre toyo 888

    215/50x15 Toyo 888 approx. 2.5-3mm tread free to collector or postage at cost which will be £12.00
  9. JulianE

    European breakdown cover

    Following this one too , I did get Rac cover for the car I took the other year . I'll be looking at doing the same as Matty , with taking the Lancia I think it would be sensible so looking for good cover if anyone has any more suggestions , I too had considered what Aplan offered me but wanted to have an ask about first . Particularly interested if you had a breakdown and how good the cover was .
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    Valance

    What do you mean by rear valance ? , do you mean the euro style one that was sometimes fitted to the v8's . If so it was only ever made in GRP .
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    Mickmade Splitter sold

    Sorry have already had pm but didn't post on add , second dibs .
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    Mickmade Splitter sold

    Unfitted Mickmade front splitter , usual top quality . Unidirectional carbon weave . £100.00 plus postage
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    Joints

    Track rod end new in box no nut Top ball joint possibly used but looks just shop soiled £10 posted for both
  14. JulianE

    Silvertop 1.8 to ST170 engine swap

    One extra thought I did have was that I used a flywheel off an xr3i efi which was very light, although you could reuse yours , If you use an xr3i efi one you will need to redrill the holes to bolt it on as are slightly larger on a zetec .
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    Silvertop 1.8 to ST170 engine swap

    Pretty much as per above . I used a raceline water rail but had to make a front support bracket which was easy as the head casting is different , I used Raceline alternator mountings which were great , was going to use a cheaper one off GBS but my six year old could have made a better one . I used an Omex 710 ecu and tapped the water rail back end for the ecu temp , intake was an st170 inlet with spaced gsxr 1000 throttle bodies with injectors blanked off . If you speak to Selwyn @ harnessingsolutions he made a custom ecu loom and probably still has the file for it , he can supply a new omex ecu too as he used to make the looms for the factory . Its not cheap but works fantastically . Calling chris lowe too he can give good input as did everything himself rather than my off the shelf type build @CL290005
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