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  1. My bonnet is the old lift off type. I'm finding that when trying to secure it with the standard iva bonnet catches it wants to spring off - not a great look I'm sure all will agree. Did anyone have an IVA compliant method of securing this type of bonnet? I'm thinking of fabricating some kind of brackets, and then bolting through, but I wanted to find if anyone has any good ideas before I commit
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    Hi all, I'm after some very narrow IVA compliant seats. The overall max width needs to be in the region of 400mm - bucket seats probably aren't an option as a result. Search prompted by teh eye watering cost of new seats, so am after a bargain, and the fact that the original seats I believe aren't compliant to the new rules re headrests. Thanks all A
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    Fuel line

    Thanks Kevin. Tellme, how is the fuel line secured in the tunnel?
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    Fuel line

    Brilliant, thanks!
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    Fuel line

    Thanks for that tip!
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    Fuel line

    Thanks Harry, is that along the top of the tunnel, or just inside the box section where the passenger might test their left elbow?
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    Fuel line

    The (inherited) fuel line on my S7 (monoquoque) is metal (presume copper) and runs the rough the tunnel. Got to admit that I don't like it, not least as it isn't flared so there isn't a positive secure when attaching rubber - I'm not even sure if it is acceptable to IVA in its current from My question is were I to reroute it are there any rules from the IVA? Have been poring over the manual, and haven't identified any reference to the line (I know there must be some somewhere) Am toying with running a continuous rubber fuel line along the top of the tunnel which will be secured and covered with an upholstered MDF panel , routed to provide a conduit (already have the panel in question, just needs to be modified). I'm just uneasy that would be an acceptable solution. I really don't want to have repeat it's existing route, through the tunnel as I'd have to dismantle the tunnel to ensure that the line could be sufficiently secured. Am I over thinking this? What have other folk done or considered for this? Edit: you can just see the fuel line emerging into the engine bay on the bottom of this picture.
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    Fan switch

    So it seems that I'm definitely wrong and the received wisdom is at the top in the outfeed. Also by the by, have just wired in a stat switch in to the CBS 12 mod relay - in this case it is fed by the switched feed, so when the engine's off so is the fan. I don't have a particular view on this - my main thing was to use the existing feed, fuse and relay so I could avoid putting a separate one in.
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    Fan switch

    I though that might be the case, and although it may be useful on the dash, it (the CBS one at least) looks plug ugly
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    Fan switch

    Aaah, that looks like a very similar setup to to the CBS, but they only supply the stat itself for about the same cost. Tell me, did you mount the dial on the dash, or leave it in the engine bay?
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    Fan switch

    So there is an adjustable that CBS sell, have been chatting to them. At the top seems to be consensus (still think it should be at the bottom, but I'll go with the top so I can say "told you so" whilst I'm waiting for the AA), and there is a probe that looks like it can just be tucked into the duct at the union with the rad. I've got a relay on the FB, and have already run the leads so might as well use it. Thanks Trev! A
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    Fan switch

    Thanks for the tip. I'm running a 1600 pinto. What is your temp switch set at, and what engine do you have?
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    Fan switch

    Yeah I see. Tthe temperature gauge from the block would be the one to indicate overheating, and of course you need to stop if that's the case My logic is that if taken from the outfeed the water is always likely to be hot when the engine is at temp , so the fan will be always on (not a problem in itself but kind of negates the need for a thermostatic switch, and puts load on the engine perhaps unnecessarily.) On the other hand you want to know that if the water entering the engine hasn't at least been cooled sufficiently by the rad alone it gets a bit of help by turning the fan on. That's my theory anyway, but I'd sooner test the theory to destruction that the block!
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    Fan switch

    Hmm, not sure I'm that keen, (for the electric water pump) but allowing over run of course is simply which terminal it's wired. I'm using a light battery, so would be just as well to make sure I'm not going to flatten it. Actually a really good point has occured to me. Is there a favoured place to mount the inline switch? rad infeed or out feed, top or bottom? EDIT: I'm thinking it should be on the bottom/infeed as you want to regulate the temp going in, rather than run the fan based on the temp of the water coming out - is that right?
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    Fan switch

    That's brilliant Alan. I see that by allowing the fan to continue after the engine stops will continue to cool the radiator., however the coolant is no longer circulating, so the engine will still largely cool under it's own convection/radiation. What was the reason to keep the fan running?
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