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Nick Mace

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About Nick Mace

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    Learner Driver

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  • Car Details
    Westfield FW Special Edition
  • My Location
    Hampshire

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  1. Nick Mace

    Cobra 427 Build

    Hear hear. I for one am enjoying it enormously. I suspect most people are lost for words!
  2. Nick Mace

    Engineering excellence at its best

    Great! My son loves Colin Furze videos. So far we have made a remote firing mechanism for a Nerf gun, but he really wants to make a pulse jet...
  3. Nick Mace

    How long to lose a license......

    I grew up in Guernsey (top speed limit of 35 mph). A school friend of mine rolled his VW polo after hitting a kerb not long after passing his test. The headline in the local paper was "Too Fast Too Soon". Needless to say that article, which the rest of us took as a euphemism, was cut out and pinned on the sixth form common room wall. It still gets mentioned 26 years later.
  4. Nick Mace

    A question for any electricians in the house!

    Environmentally friendly poltergeists who go round switching lights off when not being used could be the answer to global warming. I could certainly do with one in my house...
  5. Bad luck on the fail, but it's good that everything else was OK. I nearly failed because of the brake balance issue. The inspector kindly encouraged me to go and drive like a hooligan around the industrial estate where the IVA test centre is to get some heat in the brakes. He then re-ran the brake test and it passed. As Dave says, I think the issue is getting the brakes bedded in properly, but it's hard to do that pre-registration unless you can get the car on private property. Hopefully WF's proposed solution will work.
  6. Nick Mace

    So far

    The other wire goes to earth (if I'm thinking of the same one as you...).
  7. Nick Mace

    Recent snap of your Westfield

    If you replace the washing machine with a beer fridge it would be perfect...
  8. Nick Mace

    fancy one of these

    A chap I know is building a plane. It’s a modern take on a wooden plane with a doped canvas covering - really basic stuff. His fuselage is made from aluminium tube. There is no kit - I think all he has is a plan and a pile of tube which he bought. I think he’s mad!
  9. Good advice from AdgeC. You may need to trim the steering rack so that you have enough adjustment. Otherwise, you may find that you still have too much toe out even after you've done the maximum adjustment. It's possible (if a bit awkward) to cut the rack whilst it's in the car so don't feel you need to take too much off in one go. As AdgeC says - you can't put it back on!
  10. With the “spats” on the FW body, the headlight nut is a pig to get to. I nearly failed my IVA because of headlight alignment and the inability to do the nut up. If you can do the adjustments and get them rechecked before IVA that would be a good idea. You should also practice a method for doing the nut up in case you need to tweak the alignment on the day. Good luck!
  11. Nick Mace

    C type project

    It's a work of art. You must be chuffed to bits!
  12. Nick Mace

    Steering wheels

    For that price you'd expect them to get it closer to being round Seriously though, I've heard that non-round wheels can take a bit of getting used to, especially when maneuvering because you go to grab the wheel and get a handful of nothing. It does look cool though...
  13. Nick Mace

    Build Diary - BugMan's Sport 250

    Fingers crossed. I'm confident you'll be fine.
  14. Nick Mace

    My IVA tommorrow!

    Great news. Did you need the speedo certificate?
  15. Nick Mace

    So far

    I fitted the hinge to the underside of that cross member. That made it easy to mark the holes, but I did have to “crank” the hinge to get it to fit properly to the bonnet.
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