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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

    Daughter to Father Talk................

    Nice, I do love those Z4 series coupes.
  2. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Handbrake warning light

    Some cars just have a brake fluid level lamp test button in the dash, instead of the handbrake switch, so you don’t need the handbrake end, per say. Of course, you’re then supposed to remember to press the button to check the fluid level warning lamp is working, every so often! There’s no reason why the normal hand brake switch set up shouldn’t work though. Which dash is it?
  3. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Cheshire and N. Staffs Christmas Curry, Thursday 6th December

    The perfect trade!
  4. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Respraying - feasible or not even worth considering

    Yep, all is do-able, just depends on whether it’s worth doing! Saw some amazing pictures of an old Corvette being restored, where no bodywork was available, a large door skinned section that looked like the gel coat had shattered into a million pieces, was reinforced from behind, then sanded back to the mat layer, and re-gelcoated, in reverse. Then sanded back and re-profiled, before eventually being painted as part of the complete cars respray. Whole sections of the car got similar treatment, where the surface was too crazed to work with.
  5. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    An Irishman, an English chassis and a Japanese car go into a garage...

    It varies build to build, and car spec to car spec though. That’s the problem with kit cars, even Westfields. The very moment you think you have enough examples to give a definitive answer, someone always comes along with a couple of exceptions!
  6. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Life after Westy's?

    Test drove a trade in, three year old last gen RX7 from a dealer Knutsford, dear god it was fast, and felt really fast! It was also a bit on the cramped side for me, so ended up going for a slightly older Celica GT4 - the Carlos Seinz version. Oh how I loved that car, but had to swap it for an estate car when I went self employed.
  7. I know you’d probably get a lynching from the Classic Ford pureists, But I must confess, if I had a Zetec, that would be the very first “upgrade”. I reckon as well as looking fantastic, it must be worth at least 10 bhp!
  8. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Bristol and Bath AO

    That’s brilliant news Chris, thank you.
  9. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    An Irishman, an English chassis and a Japanese car go into a garage...

    They’re the steering arm covers. (There are no requirements for an IVA cover on standard Westfield wipers.)
  10. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    Life after Westy's?

    RX7, if you could find a decent one anymore?
  11. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Here’s the wiring for the heated screen-
  12. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    The three pin male connector plug should connect to the three pin accessory/immobiliser plug on the main loom, not the heater connections. There is a loop out connector, (three pin female) on the heater loom that you plug accessories into instead.
  13. Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

    FW Special Build Thread by Complete Novices

    Thankfully you've found it, but that sort of residue does confuse people, as it doesn't loom like how they expect fuel to look! But that's the mess you end up with after the more volatile bits have evaporated off and it's starting to dry out. As above, you don't need to drain fully, and draining won't take long, you can always pull the outlet hose off the fuel pump, and use the pump itself to drain the fuel down into a container. It needs doing, quite apart from the safety aspect, an experienced tester will smell the problem before he even starts hunting for a leak, if it's left just nipped up.

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