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Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

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  • Birthday 31/05/1964

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    2L Blacktop Zetec
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  1. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Lost me a wiper, looking for reasonable replacement

    blade can be found here and arm here somewhat less than Westfield want
  2. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Lost me a wiper, looking for reasonable replacement

    As it happens I was tiding the garage a little at the weekend and came across a Westfield bag, in it was the packaging for the wipers. I put the card in the recycling but its not gone yet so checked and pulled the codes off them. This may be of help. Wiper arm W70324E Elite Arm - 5.2 mm, Bayonet, black Bland B05108E 5.2mm Bayonet - 8" - though I binned my standard Westfield supplied blades very quickly and replaced with 16" cut in half universal blades from Halfords Good Luck
  3. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Andy's Mega S2000 upgrades

    Interesting wording on that advert, it never says it's Genuine Honda Clutch it just references the Genuine Honda stamp a couple of times. Makes you wonder.
  4. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Zetec running hotter

    Is that the standard fan or a different fan that can make use of the standard rad mount points. The cooling system has not been changed and I think it's run hotter since the upgrade, I've no actual evidence or measurements just the perception. I know we've had unusually hot weather recently but I've run the car on hot days in the past without noticing it misbehaving. I guess the key to mounting the fan is to get the fan working as efficiently as possible so it can do it's job when needed but for the fan (and mount) not restrict air flow when running in clear air. I imagine it could be easy to get the fan running more effectively and if not careful to stop the cooling system working as effectively while in clear air. Coolex seems to be generally very helpful so I may contact them for some advice.
  5. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Zetec running hotter

    I’ve got a blacktop Zetec and I’ve had kent 285 cams fitted, it now seems to be running hotter than before, on the open road or even on the track the cooling system seems up to the job, Coolex 50mm Ali rad. According to the gauge it running at about 90 degrees. I have got a couple of issues though, when stationary the fan does not seem to be able to pull sufficient air through the rad to cool the system so seems to be running constantly and i’m now suffering from the Zetec hot starter motor issue, which can lead to embarrassing situations. i guess with the starter it a matter of fitting a heat shield to protect the motor and probably fitting a high torque/gear reduction starter motor, any recommendations on starter motors, any one tried the one Westfield supply. My current fan is a Spal VA09-AP8/C-54A, the one supplied with the build, its a 280mm pull fan, any one got any recommendations for higher capacity pull fans or helpful suppliers.
  6. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Door issue

    remember it's possible to tilt the screen a little by moving the bottom location as well as a top and therefore not moving the top of the screen by so much. When I did mine I seem to remember playing with the position of both top and bottom mounts points a little to get the desired effect. I guess a point of note for others who look at this thread, if at all possible try to finalize the screen position while using doors. I didn't as I was not good to bother with doors, then I borrowed some doors to try on a long motorway run and decided that they would be a worth while addition at some point. I therefore made sure I got the door fit correct by adjusting the screen before sorting out a half hood so that when I then got the doors they would fit correctly. Good luck
  7. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Door issue

    I guess you could try adjusting the screen angle a little, tilting it back a little. When I first tried doors on mine I had to adjust the screen angle to make them fit correctly. I had the opposite issue and had to tilt it forward so that the doors sat correctly. I had to enlarge the holes to get mine correct but there was some movement available without enlarging the holes.
  8. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Odyssey or Red Top Battery

    I was looking at the Odessey but went for an Enduroline advanced motorcycle battery instead, together with a Ctek battery charger conditioner and have had no problems
  9. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Steering Wheel recomendations

    As others have said there is a degree of personal preference when changing the steering wheel. I did consider for quite a while going for quick release but in the end decided against it as I did not really have any issues with getting in or out and having a loose steering wheel is one less thing to worry about securing plus I was not sure where I wanted it to be positioned, I knew the default position was not correct for me. I went for a Momo Mod 26 (black suede 290mm) and very please with it I am plus an . I wanted it closer so also went for a 25mm spacer to bring it an inch closer, though I think I'd like it closer still. Have fun choosing.
  10. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Is this a Water Temperature Sender wiring for a Blacktop?

    looking back at my build I can confirm that's the water temp sender connection I used. It connects to the ECU loom.
  11. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Heater install

    I guess the first question is what cooling set up have you got (with pictures) as there are quite a variety of set ups. Describing my set up would be of little use if your base setup was different.
  12. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Recent snap of your Westfield

    Couple from about an hour ago, thought I'd miss the pain of watching England playing Columbia and catch the roads while they were emptyish. Timed in perfectly so I thought and arrived home at the 89th minute. The Rest as they say is history still to be written. Stopped at Cleehill for a while.
  13. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Zetex Omex throttle bodies install

    I'd agree, when I got mine I got a disc with the Map on, though as I had not got the ability link my PC to the ECU at the time and Westfield are local to me I popped the ECU over to them and they put the map on. It's not really getting the new map on that will be the issue, it's balancing the throttle bodies that will be more tricky. Again as I'm local to Westfield I managed to drive the car to them and they balanced them and set the TPS values. It's something I've since learned to do but not only will you need to be able to link your laptop to the CPU but you'll need a Syncrometer to measure the air flow to each throttle body to get them balanced.
  14. Rhett - Joint Black Country AO

    Recent snap of your Westfield

    Prom run for my Niece
  15. The July meet is coming up and is scheduled for this Sunday 1st July. The weather for this weekend is still looking good, lets hope lasts. My car is now back on the road so I hope to see you on Sunday, 7pm at the Dudley Arms, Himley. DY3 4LB. Thanks Rhett

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