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#372237 Total Disaster

Posted by Thrashed on 08 May 2017 - 10:38 AM

Dan, found this diagram.  Is this how you're suggesting fitting the switch?

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#372225 Total Disaster

Posted by Thrashed on 08 May 2017 - 08:10 AM

Dan, really it is about option 2.  1 I have enough security, secret starting process and removable steering wheel, option 3 isn't a problem the car had.


Can they be wired so that off is on and on is off, so that I don't have to leave the key in?


If I am every doing anything major I always undo the battery, so just for emergencies really.

#372172 Total Disaster

Posted by Thrashed on 07 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

So, have pulled all the sheathing and tubing off to trace the problem and i am feeling luck as it is only in the engine bay.  There is enough of the wiring loom to cut this out and replace with new and then rerun the wires and terminate.


Again, luckily, this is only 21 wires, so shouldnt be a massive job, just a bit boring!


Not a single fused popped, which i am still in 2 minds if this is a good or bad sign?


I have bench tested starter and it still works but seems a bit sluggish so will take the starter and alternator to Droitwich Auto Electrical tomorrow and get them to test them properly.


Need to count my lucky stars as could have been a lot worse.  Feeling a bit better after seeing the real damage just need the time to get it fixed.


Picture below shows the worse of the loom which was closest to the alternator.  https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing


Thanks for the support, this is what makes this club so awesome.

#371378 Zx6R Carbs. What Have I Done Wrong?

Posted by Thrashed on 24 April 2017 - 08:53 PM

Making good progress


Just few things to get sorted so Stoneleigh is look ok but haven't driven it yet!

#368073 Sneak Peek Winter Mods

Posted by Thrashed on 16 January 2017 - 11:02 PM

Orange is turning into the Midland unofficial team colour.

#367208 Very Lucky Escape

Posted by Thrashed on 18 December 2016 - 12:03 PM

Glad your ok. Get better soon

#366759 Wheel Wobble

Posted by Thrashed on 27 November 2016 - 03:13 PM

Final outcome.....


Well the net result is the problem is fixed.  Took car yesterday to get the spigot rings fitted and also had the wheels balanced.


Did a good 5 miles on the motorway at the speed limit and no sight of any vibrations, 


The balance on the wheels was a fair bit out, so in conclusion, was it the spigot rings or balancing that fixed the problem?  Dont know, dont care, its fixed!


My thoughts are that having the correct spigot rings fitted will not do any harm.


Just hope that if some one else is having the same issue this might give them a clue to a possible cure.


Now on to the next task.... stopping a pinto leaking oil.  Pretty sure is might be a thing of myth, but going to have a try.

#363049 Midlands Run To Wales 12Th To 14Th August 2016

Posted by Thrashed on 16 August 2016 - 06:45 AM

Hi all.


Link to some video i took on the Saturday drive.  Not edited so best watched in double/ triple speed.












#362926 Midlands Run To Wales 12Th To 14Th August 2016

Posted by Thrashed on 14 August 2016 - 06:42 PM

Another amazing weekend hosted by Richy & Jackie. Not much in terms of car issues. I think Zach lost more fluids than Stu's car but only just. pizza and fire on the beach was a great chill out for a Saturday night.

Have some video and a few pics which I will upload over the next few days.

Home safe now and ready for a long sleep.

#360265 Warks / Worcs / West Mids Monthly Meet Wed 29Th June 2016

Posted by Thrashed on 22 June 2016 - 11:37 AM

Will be there and if the weather report is right should be glorious sunshine and 21'.

#358131 Warks / Worcs / West Mids Monthly Meet Wed 25Th May 2016

Posted by Thrashed on 20 May 2016 - 06:29 PM

See you there, can you order up some sunshine please.

#357670 Suspension Dyno And Corner Weighting

Posted by Thrashed on 13 May 2016 - 10:18 PM

Hi so what was the total cost please

Total cost for the work and parts I had done was £320. A bargain in my eyes.

#357595 Shocks / Springs From Superspec (Zimmer?)

Posted by Thrashed on 13 May 2016 - 02:11 PM

Hi Ed,
I have a Superspec and live near Coventry, could you keep them for me please ? As I am not sure how good my ones are and they would possibly prove useful.
Appreciate your kind offer and await your kind response.

Hi guys, if you sort out the deal, I only live in Bromsgrove so can pick them and and bring to the club meet for you Steve.

Let me know

#357462 Suspension Dyno And Corner Weighting

Posted by Thrashed on 11 May 2016 - 09:38 PM

Hi all


Some of you might remember that i was having the car corner weighted and suspension set up.


I was experiencing some weird handling characteristics, like self steering, massive understeer and the front getting light and floaty when driving over the crest of a hill.  It was also skittish on rough roads.


I have done a full write up that Derek will be putting in the magazine, but a summary of the work done was:


Shocks Dyno'd

Springs measured

Ride height

Geometry on all 4 wheels


In conclusion, what a difference.  I am surprised that driving it for 3 years has not resulted in me being dead!  So much was out of alignment, but the worst was the nyloc nuts holding the hubs on had worked loose causing the self steering i was experienced.  Left, it could have been a very sorry ending!


Ended up with softer springs on the rears and the geometry being set correctly as each wheel was wrong.  On the front it had positive camber and toe out and the rears were toe out one side and toe in the other.


Having done a drive home the car was totally transformed.  Gave me confidence like i have never had and also totally got rid of the floaty and self steering issues.  It is like going to a rolling road thinking the car is going well and OK and coming away with a massive power hike and engine that pulls smooth through the whole rev range.


I would like to thank Matt from Procomp motorsport for his help and dedication and Bob for being my wing man.  It was a long day as we arrived at 10am and left Matts at 8:30pm.  It was also an education on how and why different settings work or don't work and how your standard Kwik Fit can be so far out.


If you have every thought about getting this done, stop thinking and get it done, you will not be disappointment.


Drive safe and check your nuts guys and girls.

#354000 Any Engineers In The House?

Posted by Thrashed on 28 March 2016 - 09:10 AM

Steve, I'm off work next week but if you give me a sketch on Wednesday night I'll get one of our CAE guys at work to run it through their FEA software.

Thanks Rich. Will bring with me. See ya Wednesday