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  1. Not the easiest to fit and missing metal work did not help. But persistence and good words of positivity from Ray....
    3 points
  2. Firstly thanks to Richy for advice and photos. Left Salisbury At 07:00 yesterday morning and drove 2 hours to my brothers workshop in Honiton. It was a little chilly. Ripped the front wheel arch and suspension off. Installed the upgrade kit and could not get my 17” wheels on as the wheel arch brackets were sitting too low. With long bars and bits of wood managed to manipulate the arch tubes to the correct position. Happy days. Installed the new orange arches with the adhesive supplied. I did not want bolts on the top of the arch. So adhesive was used to get the position and t
    3 points
  3. Sump popped off. Stanley blade 1/3 of the way round...couple of leaver softly applying pressure as i went and heard it go. Thank goodness.
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  4. I've got around to fitting the alternator - it seemed like an almost direct swap for my old alternator, but I wanted to drop it a bit lower to move it away from the exhaust, so I made some new brackets to utilise the bottom alternator mounting holes on the block rather than the top ones. Pulley was a direct swap from my old alternator. rose jointed bottom bracket bakewell aided design top bracket progress top bracket finished fitted. I've ordered a shorter belt to give a bit more clearance to the steering column
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  5. Not a bad days work. Found old core plug in the engine block and broken water pump. Then found end of the dipstick in the sump must have broken off as sump was lowered then found scoring in the bore...... this engine was meant to have been rebuilt 5000 miles ago by ford mechanic..... you just don’t know what you are buying! Most of all love my car, Bloody love this club and it’s members and to do this with my 11 year old son.... priceless
    1 point
  6. Poly bush is far cheaper than power flex and offer a range of hardness outers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290900707196 Inner https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233735627205
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  7. Yes they do but they're not cheap https://www.powerflexsuspensionbushes.co.uk/powerflex-front-outer-track-control-arm-bush-ford-sierra-inc-sapphire-non-cosworth--pff19-101-112785-p.asp
    1 point
  8. Sorry, but due to the current Covid-19 situation unfortunately the area meeting must be cancelled. It is unlikely we will be able to hold a meeting for some time, but I will continue to monitor the situation and post each month with an update.
    1 point
  9. I know how you feel, I tend to play catch up with the car in front. Works well until that car is a police car, oops! Nevertheless it's great to keep these cars going over the winter period.
    1 point
  10. Im guessing there is not a lot to put in any of them at the mo Andi
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  11. A spice from 4 into 1 wire before the plug would be a good way to do it, all sealed up with once crimped with some some glue heatshrink on the splice. If you put all 5 wires (the 'in' wires and the 'out' wires together) in from the same side and then fold the single 'out' wire over the splice, it will provide strain relief, then glue heatshrink over the top, you may need a small cable tie if really thick.. A U shaped splice would be ideal. You just need to find the right size via either of these three methods - CMA (Circular Mil Area), cross sectional area (mm2), or 'total' AWG to choose the
    1 point
  12. Make sure you get photos of the part where the brake pipes leave the tunnel and goes to the master cylinder. It sounds like the same area already mentioned near the gearbox, if not clipped properly then the brake pipes can rub. My inspector wanted to see just inside the tunnel in the most awkward part - luckily I had photos which he was fine with. Had I not got photos it would have been a nightmare. Take loads of high quality pics and you can then zoom in to wherever needed on the day.
    1 point
  13. Lower seat belt mountings springs to mind.
    1 point
  14. From memory I think the max distance between fixings is 300mm so anything less is great. I ran fuel and brake lines down one side and electrics down the other side.
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  15. Clipped to the inside of the tunnel is fine. The problem area is where it needs to pass the vertical chassis tubes in the gearbox area but if you bend the pipe carefully so it follows the contour of the tubes, it is possible. IVA only requires "adequate" clipping which is pretty meaningless but if you can get clips every 150 to 200mm it should be fine. Remember to take photos, it will be hidden from inspection at the IVA test so photos you can present on the day might be useful.
    1 point
  16. Yeah we had no problems with our original tank going through IVA, only thing the checked was the breather pipe and that it was secured with locking washers.
    1 point
  17. Hey all, I’m sure this issue has now been sorted but thought it worthwhile to give an over view of my electrical nightmare a couple of years ago. having allowed myself to be talked into buying the GBS plug and play loom to give the Zero better electrical reliability, I stripped the car and ran my newly acquired GBS loom to replace my home made jobbie complete with emerald and engine bay loom. First thing, bad earths, my fault, in my xenophobic attitude to be a beautifully clean job, I’d forgotten to earth properly. Second thing, I had what Daniel had, a flipping misfire - mine was
    1 point
  18. No certification is needed, these are hand built cars and not mass produced.
    1 point
  19. Very nice work my kit was originally Oxford blue and now orange good choice
    1 point
  20. Sorted, it turns out I miss labelled some wires during the build (probably 15 years ago) and had swapped stuff round to fix. I only had to swap 2 wires over and it's all working. Nick
    1 point
  21. Although @richyb66 is sort of right you need to check your own car insurance & see whether your kit on a trailer being towed would be covered on your existing policy, if it's not than it maybe prudent to insure it separately.
    1 point
  22. I'm very saddened to have to post this but I've just been informed that John Ball, Derby and Notts Area Secretary has passed away. As soon as we have any more details we will let you know. Obviously our thought's are with John's family and friends at this difficult time.
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  23. There will be no October meet, which would have been this coming Thursday. But alas the whole covid thing has put a stop to that. It has taken ages to get this thing finally moving and with decent numbers attending too. Anyway, that`s that for now and watch this space for news of the next meeting. Andi
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