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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

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About Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

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    AO - Cheshire / N. Staffs, Club Secretary
  • Birthday 25/09/1968

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  1. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Trs 3" harness 2x black

    @Greenstreak-Andy D You’ve been enquiring about Harnesses Andy?
  2. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    No questions is a stupid one! This comes close.

    It surprises everyone. It’s just a very solidly made wheel produced from heavy materials. It’s neither designed as, nor promoted as a “Motorsport’s” product; they have a different range for that, and yes, they are remarkably light. I guess this is designed to fit a big heavy saloon and cope with a big heavy accident, ithout collapsing and I paling you on the steering column!!
  3. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    MX5 Kit and Donor

    They're the old style factory made seats, as used in the narrow body cars in the nineties.
  4. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Sport 250 Selby Build Bucks

    You’ll find when the chassis is powder coated the holes can fill a little unevenly with powder coat, which is quite a thick tough coating. So it’s not uncommon to have to clean out (dress) holes etc either a small file, or emery paper/sand paper, rolled up, worked carefully through the holes to smooth back the powder coat, and see how it is then. You may not even need to file down much, if any, of the steel!
  5. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Sport 250 Selby Build Bucks

    The answer, as you can see in Andy's above, is that the clutch uses a stud and two nuts, not a bolt, then it can slide through the brake pedal mount. It's the brake pedal that uses the bolt!
  6. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Heater in Duratec

    Absolutely. Untill it happens to you, you’ve no idea how just soul destroying it is, after hours of searching and searching, to finally find someone with the same problem as yourself, and to start, excitedly, reading the thread for a solution, only to find it just ends, with no further info. Sod’s law says it’s usually an old thread too, where the OP has since moved on and can no longer be contacted. And of course, just to rub it in, you notice by other, later posts, from them. That they had solved the issue!!
  7. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    FW special edition 2017 new build from a new member

    I wouldn’t rivet the boot box in, they’re handy to be able to remove for some service jobs. Plus very occasionally, an IVA inspector will ask you to take it out so he can examine the fuel tank wiring (ground) etc. (Though in the latter case, they’re often mollified by good “in-build” photos that show the relevant details.)
  8. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    SOLD SEiW 2002 "The Boghouse Blue" 265bhp/193lbft 2lt n/a road legal

    Sorry to see it go, but not surprised it sold so quickly.
  9. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary


    Welcome, sounds a great car! There are a few welded RAC style roll bars around, but most were Rose jointed. That and the factor of it not being quite tall enough for modern blue book regs are why the factory introduced the MSA roll bar instead, which is fully compliant. Looks like you’ll have plenty of fun with it when you get it back home...
  10. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary


    We have a few members in France now, a few more generally, in Europe, and quite a few international members round the world. Even if you can’t make all the UK events, (and you’d be surprised how many of our European members have made the big Stoneleigh show over the years), it’s still great value in terms of the wealth of experience, information and help it puts at your fingertips. We hope you do join, you’ll be very welcome!
  11. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary


    That's correct. Your free trial membership has now expired, so although you can continue to browse the non-members sections of the Boardroom, after free their trial period, only paid up members of the club can post and use the PM system.
  12. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Heater in Duratec

    Assume nothing! While it’s quite true, standard factory cars and those built to the manual have no heater valves, an increasing number of owners do fit them, as it makes the heater so much better for all year use. They’re not usually hidden away, but stranger things have happened! I would suspect it is probably just incorrectly plumbed, but it’s perhaps worth just checking under the scuttle to feel if the hoses go direct to the heater!
  13. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Cobra 427 Build

    Ooh, V8 first start! Definitely need the speakers turned up for that one!
  14. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    LED Headlights All in one

    Link goes nowhere for me?
  15. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Wilwood break upgrade (disc size)

    Pfft, a mere starter motor, compared to Jon’s!

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