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#378047 Run Out Sunday 12Th November 2017.

Posted by Thrashed on 30 October 2017 - 01:14 PM

Im in. Getting wet, cold and having to wash the car is a sacrific I am happy to make. You never know it might be dry warm and sunny!

#377858 Warks / Worcs / West Mids Monthly Meet Wed 25Th October 2017

Posted by Thrashed on 22 October 2017 - 10:18 PM

See ya there. Don't forget you need to have the share pudding for one!

#376827 Sunday Tinkering

Posted by Thrashed on 10 September 2017 - 03:11 PM

Bit a spare time today so finally got round to make and fitting my arch protectors.


2mm fake carbon ABS plastic





Also got round to fitting the Zero badge i have had for about 6 months.




So, what everyone else been doing?


#376629 Run Out Saturday 2Nd September 2017

Posted by Thrashed on 02 September 2017 - 05:39 PM


Hope these pics work?

#376152 Good Service

Posted by Thrashed on 19 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

Just thought I would post a good customer service story. Generally hear the bad but no so often the good.

Back in May after nearly burning my car to pieces I bought a 40amp compact alternator from Car Builder Solutions.

Arrived next day with a 1 hour time slot text to me. I was sat waiting like an inpatient child!

So, after the wales trip I was getting some weird low charge situations which got worse as the weekend went on. Not enough to stop or cause issues but got a bit concerned.

I did all the normal tests and was getting a maximum charge of 13 volts.

Spoke to CBS (around 3pm Thursday) and they confirmed I had done the correct tests and that they would send out a replacement, no quibbles at all. The new unit arrived next day (yesterday) at 11am.

All fitted and working correctly again.

CBS emailed me a shipping label to box up the old one for a free return.

Now that's what I call good service. Might not be the worlds cheapest on the unit or postage (but what I felt was a reasonable price), but you get what you pay for and the car is back and working 100% within less than 24 hours of diagnosing the issue.

Just wish I still lived round the corner from them, picking stuff up used to be much easier!

#376070 Midlands Run To Wales 2017 Videos And Photos

Posted by Thrashed on 17 August 2017 - 09:19 AM

Hi All, Is anyone else missing the trip already?, got withdrawal symptoms!

Here are the first 100 pics we had from the weekend.


The plan is when they are all sorted to burn to disc and have a cloud version too.


#375993 Midlands Run To Wales 2017 Videos And Photos

Posted by Thrashed on 15 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

Good video.  Love the end, do i get royalties for that?


Dee is sorting through the 500+ photo's she took.  Might take a few days!

#375944 Midlands Run To Wales 11Th To 13Th August 2017

Posted by Thrashed on 13 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

Some of the views from the weekend




#375943 Midlands Run To Wales 11Th To 13Th August 2017

Posted by Thrashed on 13 August 2017 - 07:43 PM

As said another great weekend arranged by Richard and Jackie.


Was a little wet on occasions but nowhere near enough to dampen my spirits.


So pleased my car worked all weekend and no one broke down.  I ended up doing 525 with a very reasonable 27mpg for the weekend.


Just sat down for a cuppa tea now  https://goo.gl/photo...sbDUUnAMesgfUXA


Have booked the weekend off next year just in case we can bully Richard and Jackie to host another year.


Thanks for an awesome weekend.


The Minehams

#374208 600Cc Bike Carbs Onto A Pinto 2L

Posted by Thrashed on 22 June 2017 - 01:48 PM


I have ZX6r bike carbs on my pinto. I have a facet fuel pump and a pressure regulator set to 1.5 psi. Most bike carbs can suffer a max of about 3psi.

I have a Sytec regulator which cost less than £30 and a Facet red top fuel pump, which will run at about 7psi. I needed the red top to get the fuel flow levels as the original Facet posi flow has almost the right pressure (max 4 psi) but didn't deliver enough flow as I found out on the first rolling road session!

I then had it set up on a rolling road, which involved drilling out standard jets.

#373436 Total Disaster

Posted by Thrashed on 01 June 2017 - 02:38 PM

Just a quick update....


That's to Gaz and Bob for their help, but over the bank holiday weekend got the whole thing finished.


Replaced and terminated all the burn wires.  The whole process was easier than I imagined to start with as the plan worked first time.


Car is now back on the road and made the club meet last night.


Thanks for everyone's help and advice.  I will be starting a post on the FIA battery isolator next, so will need a bit more help yet.



#372288 Total Disaster

Posted by Thrashed on 09 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

Thanks for the tips everyone. Surprised about the crimps.

Because of the space I don't think having 21 crimps next to each other is going to work. Going to go with the twist solder and shrink method as I am hoping it will have the smallest footprint.

Should have the parts for Wednesday/ Thursday so will keep everyone posted

#372256 Total Disaster

Posted by Thrashed on 08 May 2017 - 03:59 PM

Well, think I might go buy a lottery ticket as I am the luckiest person around at the moment.


Just had the starter and alternator back from the electricians and they are both in perfect working order!  Would never have thought they would have survived but they have.


Just waiting for the new wires and connectors to turn up and then I can start the chopping!


Thanks for all the help and support.

#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.