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danielbrookes

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About danielbrookes

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 09/20/1983

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    Stockton-on-Tees

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    GBS Zero GT
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    Daniel Brookes

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  1. danielbrookes

    ECU IVA Setup

    I should really search before I ask questions, it looks like this has been asked before ( I will get in touch with GBS and ask for the eco and power maps as I bought the ECU from them + plenum.
  2. danielbrookes

    ECU IVA Setup

    Hey guys, exciting times - paperwork for IVA is in and I have a small list of things left to do. I have a question regarding ECU setup. I have fitted IACV and Lambda sensor, both of which will need setting up on my Emerald K6 and I am fairly confident I can get them setup based on a small bit of research I have done, but it got me thinking. For the IVA I am planning on driving to the test centre but I only have the stock ECU map that came loaded, it works fine as in the engine runs without any obvious issues, but the test centre is some 80 miles away. I am considering taking the car to a local tuner and asking them to set it up for me, any immediate pitfalls you can think of? Sound like a good idea? Thanks! Dan
  3. danielbrookes

    Clutch Cable Setup

    Thanks guys, worked a teat! After over 5 years building I took it to the end of my road and back (about 25 yards, quiet) and what a feeling. Huge grin
  4. danielbrookes

    Clutch Cable Setup

    Yea I might look at switching to hydraulic at some point but for now I’m just concentrating on getting it through the IVA. hopefully this time round it’s fine and doesn’t snap.
  5. danielbrookes

    Clutch Cable Setup

    Evening, After a recent clutch cable snap on my MT75 gearbox I now have a replacement cable. What is the install and setup process? I am reluctant to spend another 50 quid on a cable! I suspect previously I had the cable way too tight. Thanks, Dan
  6. danielbrookes

    MT75 Clutch Fork and Release Bearing

    It’s strange, I am going to make a bracket to attach bearing to the arm tomorrow. Looking on eBay pics it looks like I have the right parts but the design seems too easy for bearing to come away, maybe my clutch arm is slightly worn. There are some plastic “hoops” on the rear which I should be able to attach to. Seems like overkill but I don’t want to do this job again! Any thoughts on the fulcrum end and the way that attaches? Again it seems a little loose.
  7. danielbrookes

    MT75 Clutch Fork and Release Bearing

    Engine out an as expected the release bearing wasn’t seated in fork. Fork had also come off the fulcrum. Should there be a circlip or something on the fulcrum/fork? It seams to come off with a little force - I would rather not take the engine out again so is there a more perminant solution? The bearing itself doesn’t sit amazingly tight into the fork. It’s the GBS supplied one, I am going to make a bracket to secure it better. Is this a common or known fault? Both the fork and bearing don’t fit very securely together.
  8. danielbrookes

    MT75 Clutch Fork and Release Bearing

    Another question - is a replacement cable available from a stock car, say a Ford Focus? I’ve been reading that the Kitapares cable is specially made but I want to the sort this tomorrow. I live too far from Kitspares to drive down.
  9. danielbrookes

    MT75 Clutch Fork and Release Bearing

    Hi, little bit frustrated. I am nearing IVA and decided to try putting the car into gear and driving up and down my drive, bang, clutch cable snapped. Now my clutch fork feels very loose and I think the release bearing is no longer seated in the clutch fork, I could be wrong as I only had a very quick look before shutting garage door. Before I give up and take the engine out (!!!!!) my questions: 1. What generally causes this? Had I adjusted the cable too tight, if so what is the process to adjust the cable? 2. Can the clutch fork be re-attached from the little access panel on the side of the MT75 bell-housing? The fork feels like it is no longer "seated" properly in the pin. 3. If the release bearing has come out of its seat (probably not right word - but from memory it clips into a rectangle hole on the fork) can it be re-seated from the access panel on the side of the bellhousing? Does anyone have any suggestions or quick fixes that don't involve taking the engine out - I really, really don't want to do it again. Thanks!
  10. danielbrookes

    Sump - Cork Gasket Method

    Great, thanks I’ll liekely do the same. The pickup pipe is at an awkward angle so I have to angle the sump slightly to get past bell housing which I don’t think is helping.
  11. danielbrookes

    Sump - Cork Gasket Method

    Thanks - I’ll do that. Hopefully I can get a seal with the correct gasket
  12. danielbrookes

    Sump - Cork Gasket Method

    Evening, I have a Brisca F2 lowered sump and it requires a cork gasket (found out the hard way trying to get a seal on the stock gasket failed miserably). Whats the best method to ensure the cork gasket lines up correctly with the engine? Should I also use sealant as well, say loctite 5980, or will cork be good enough? Trying to get the standard rubber gasket to sit in the right place was a nightmare and I can see the cork gasket being the same. Thanks!
  13. danielbrookes

    Fitting Steering Wheel

    Bingo! Thanks very much, I found the bolt you refer to and you are correct I had jammed it whilst putting the wheel on. I owe you a beer.
  14. danielbrookes

    Fitting Steering Wheel

    Hmm not having much luck. With the wheel off the key does exactly the same, it goes in but does not turn. Any suggestions?
  15. danielbrookes

    Fitting Steering Wheel

    Brilliant, thanks for your advice (again) :). Will take a look later today I must have got lucky first time round.
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