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Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

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About Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

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    SEiW, 2.0 Zetec on Carbs
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  1. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Thames Valley Meet

    I'll be there :-)
  2. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    While I had the engine out I decided to redo the front brake pipes as I wasn't happy with what was there. I found a supplier (in Germany) for coated steel brake pipes and got the right tools for the job. I also needed to change the end fitting on the rear line from M10 to imperial to fit the new master cylinders without using an adaptor. Here's the result... The eagle eyed will notice I've also removed the under car fuel line. I'm going to run a new line inside the tunnel where it will be further away from the hot exhaust when entering the engine bay and also more protected incase of an accident.
  3. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    I've started to move the loom but decided against trying to strip out what's currently in use. Who really knows if I or another owner might want to put back the heater or different gauges. Firstly I stripped back the loom tape and found only two wires which needed to be lenghed so that I could reroute it into two main runs. Using the proper loom tape it was easy to put it back together.
  4. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Custom Steel Brake Pipes

    Anyone interested in having a custom pipe made? I might instead resell the tool and remaining pipe.
  5. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Aim mxs info thread

    I don't mean to divert the discussion but as this is the AIM info thread... I've a colleague who's into minis and on Monday bought the Strada 1.2. apartently this new version of hardware is not compatible with the current software. There is a Beata test version but that could lead to all kinds of unexpected issues. Does anyone know about this? I'm yet to buy and a few months away from needing one but it make me tempted to look at other options.
  6. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    Thank you for the additional comments.
  7. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    We're not talking cosmetic work and in the low thousands.
  8. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    Thank you all. Good advice. I've spent some time looking at the CAB site and in summary under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 I can claim the cost of the work is not reasonable. They may try and answer this with a detailed job sheet. We would need to try and negotiate. I can ask them to resolve the issues at their cost. If that fails I will ask them if they are a member of any trade association such as The Motor Ombudsman or Retail Motor Industry Federation. If no, I must ask them if they are a member of an alternative dispute resolution scheme. I'm going to clear my head, take some time, think calmly, consider their point of view and try having a chat with them.
  9. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Legal Advice for dispute with invoice of work done on Westfield

    Without going into details I had some work done on my car which was custom. In my eyes, I set a time limit, the work was not completed, was not to standard, other damage was done, it took far longer than it should have due to their lack of skill/experience. In their eyes, they spent time on it and want payment. I have to car in my possession and working on finishing/fixing it. I paid approximately 60% of total invoice which is 100% of the "agreed" work. (Agreed in my eyes). Any ideas how I can move this forward. They want payment and are looking formal about it. Should I get legal advice? Phone them and try to settle on a mid point? Accept that it's custom work and they spent too much time on it and I have to pay.
  10. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Custom Steel Brake Pipes

    For my own project I have bought several meters of coated steel brake pipe. It's the same as Westfield use and I had to import it from Germany. I also bought a quality flaring tool and have various old terminals so can custom make the hards pipes for you. Maybe you have one that didn't quite go as you wanted, has been damaged, or to replace a flexible or copper line. I'm removing the pressure switch so having a new, clear run from the MC to front tee as I'm using a mechanical switch on the brake pedal. Westfield no longer do custom brake pipes, they now buy in complete kits at £40 so no good if you need one or a non standard fitting (my new Master Cylinders are 3/8 not M10). Tell me what you want and I'll see if I can make it for you. This is not an ongoing "business" but to use up the leftovers which are hard to get and recover some of the cost invested in tools which otherwise would have only been used for four flares.
  11. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Brake pipes. Long hard line

    Thank you for the offer but I've managed to find a supplier of this pipe so have some on the way from Germany. I can now make custom pipes from scratch that match the original ones.
  12. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    Brake pipes. Long hard line

    Does anyone have a spare brake pipe? Needs to be at least 1m but will be cut down so longer if fine and ends aren't important.
  13. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    Excellent, that's really helpful. I've also been chatting to Dave Gemzoe (Gemzoe Motorsport, who has this engine in his Caterham) his layout is the same as yours except the rad de-gas. Here's the diagram...
  14. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Build

    Really good, I like it.
  15. Tim (TimDave25) - Joint Thames Valley AO

    1.6 Ecoboost Conversion

    It's a concentric one for the Mazda MX-5 MK3 N7 gearbox. supplied by Vittess Ltd (who also supply it to Caterham, Morgan, Westfield)
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