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#370136 Seats

Posted by Fossett on 22 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

Totally agree - they either fit like a glove or are a proper pain - they are a pain for me too  :sorry:

#352509 Air Filter

Posted by Fossett on 01 March 2016 - 09:48 PM

There's always THIS if you can't find one here.

#350522 Buying A Robin Hood

Posted by Fossett on 23 January 2016 - 05:18 PM

Hi Paul


I'm only 2 years into this hobby and picked up a Westfield for £8k ish.


Just thought i'd pass on some findings after my buying experience.


1) You dont NEED the weather stuff, I too hung on for a car including it, since then I have replaced the doors anyway, thrown away the deteriorating crumbly hood,  and got a half hood (thats been used twice only).

2) Whichever car you choose, howerver perfect it looks, you will want to upgrade/change it a fair bit.

3) however closely you inspect it there will be things that you only learn from putting miles in to the car.

4) you'll get frustrated at times but push through, its a great thing to waste weekends on.


Above all enjoy yourself

#329664 Alternator Not Charging

Posted by Fossett on 23 March 2015 - 02:27 PM

I have the same kit, and found that the brackets are so well covered in powder coating that grounding the alternator can be a challenge

So I ran a nice thick cable from the alternator body to an inlet manifold retaining bolt.

if your brackets are powder coated It may help i guess.

#325314 Help Needed

Posted by Fossett on 04 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

Hi mate

Try this, its what I used on my westy - its the cheapest one - and from caterham.


you'll need a couple of enormous hose clips from ebay :)

#324974 R1 Carbs Leaking Fuel From The Bowl Area...?

Posted by Fossett on 30 January 2015 - 10:10 AM

Hi fellas,

I had the same, re-stripped the carbs, replaced the float needles and seats - and bowl gaskets.

Re-set the float heights.

Fitted them back up - still leaked - albeit a bit less.

Dropped the fuel pressure from 3psi to about 2psi - cured no more problems.

Try dropping your pressure a little more.


#324885 Do I Need A Fuel Presure Regulator With My Facet Fuel Pump For R1 Carb

Posted by Fossett on 28 January 2015 - 01:51 PM

Just this weekend i found that my bike carbs are VERY pressure sensitive, i'm running a facet pump (using a filter king regulator with gauge). Even with new needle valves and seats in the carbs 3psi made fuel dribble out - and i had to back it off to 2ish - now runs handsomely.