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nicko last won the day on October 5 2020

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 03/21/1968

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    2B Plus, 2.0i
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    Nick Orwin

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  1. Reading threads like this makes glad I have a large fuel rank and a well calibrated guage. I've never found my maximum range but I can do over 200 miles on a 3 quarters of a tank and can be confident when I hit the red I can keep going for ages.
  2. Is the door on the wrong side? Looks to me like your holding the left door to right side of the car. I may be wrong, but worth a try. Nick
  3. I've made a removable luggage rack for mine for strapping chairs or camping gear to, and a tow bar for either my trailer or trailer tent. I've not done any long road trips, but have driven in all weathers with not too much discomfort. Nick
  4. Another option is Dampertech. Tell them it's for a 2b and Dave will know what you need. Nick
  5. I built mine with the steering wheel/shaft higher than most and have plenty of room. Maybe look at lifting the steering wheel or if it was built with a tilting column it could be set low. HTH Nick
  6. 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
  7. My bottom hose is a flexi one from a mk3 cortina. HTH Nick
  8. Story so far.... Broke down last weekend, fuel pump not getting power, fixed at side of road. Found to be dodgy fuse holder. Decided to buy a 4 way fuse holder as I had a couple of other stand alone fuse holders of the same type. Stripped out fuse and relay mounting board to replace with plywood, checked everything worked (all seamed ok including sidelights but didn't check horn) Prepared new "board", pulled each connector apart, fed through board and reconnected 1 or 2 at a time. Re-mounted everything and tried starting car, success. Then went through everything to check if
  9. All fuses checked with multi meter to show full short circuit, also checked in situ to prove voltage at both sides of fuse and connectors. I just can't find what it supposed to give power to side lights when switched on. I know it's the red wire in the loom but struggling to find on wiring diagrams for loom and Sierra which wire should be live when the sidelights are switched on. Just to add, I didn't go anywhere near the switch gear until I'd already spent a few hours checking everything. Thanks Nick
  10. Help... I had to do some electrical repairs and now I've lost side lights, horn and hazards. I've removed some unused wiring and altered my fuse board but can't find anything I've missed reconnecting. The switches are from an '88/'89 Sierra ghia and its a VG loom. Pin 56 (brown black) ignition Live but goes to 0v when lights switched on. Pins 58 +30(?) (grey and red) permanent live. If I connect a wire from positive battery terminal to any sidelight wire in loom (red wire) they come on permanent. So that proves earth but what next? Everything else seems to work.
  11. If I remember correctly (it was over 15 years ago) when I built mine I had to use the shortest socket I had from a cheap set I bought when I was a teenager. HTH Nick
  12. Weather and late eating means I'm not going to make it tonight. Nick
  13. I'll try and pop over, I think the kit needs a little run out. Nick
  14. The Arrays were supplied with 205's with the 2b plus. I've dropped mine to 195/50 x15 with no noticeable effects. Nick
  15. How about getting hold of a space saver spare, then making a mount off the rear of the "hoop" for your bike. Best of both worlds then. HTH Nick
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