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nelmo

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    Neil Hammond

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  1. I'm guessing you mean rounds 7 and 8 will be this weekend on July 20th and 21st?
  2. Damn, that is sad, especially in the Midlands where so many of our members are. This is part of the reason why I recently sold my kit - there is no-one down South who seems interested in meeting up. I don't mind driving on my own but, occasionally, it would be good to meet others. I regularly see kit cars out on their own but they are mostly Caterham's who probably wouldn't be on here anyway. TBF, it's pretty much always been like that down here - sad to see it spreading up north though.
  3. https://www.demon-tweeks.com/trackace-laser-wheel-alignment-gauge-t-atag01/?istCompanyId=a2904180-3a7d-4e56-b876-cf81c9512180&istFeedId=6fbc4b04-fd28-4ce1-8513-835c8f118690&istItemId=wptrpaqqq&istBid=t&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwp4m0BhBAEiwAsdc4aDyfa30Sef_crhBZZOvfLMyD8z4CPXuhd5v6qMwZVYn4Yoq8Dyjo7hoCJVMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Gone up, £90 now...
  4. Has it got normal tie rods ie. they're on a threaded arm? If so, just try get a proper alignment (and no, you can't do it by eye). Two methods; a dubious process using string and long pieces of wood (do a search on here) and better is to find someone with one of those home laser alignment kits (or buy your own - about £70 I think).
  5. I believe this is quite common and is about Ackerman geometry that a car uses to go round corners. I don't understand the tech stuff but Wikipedia says this: Modern cars do not use pure Ackermann steering, partly because it ignores important dynamic and compliant effects, but the principle is sound for low-speed manoeuvres. Some race cars use reverse Ackermann geometry to compensate for the large difference in slip angle between the inner and outer front tyres while cornering at high speed. The use of such geometry helps reduce tyre temperatures during high-speed cornering but compromises performance in low-speed maneuvers. On other forums, someone said a wheel alignment fixed it for them? Also: THIS is why our tires shuffle sideways in low speed parking maneuvers. The colder or more worn the tire the more noticeable it is because there is less compliance in the tread. Check age/state of tyres?
  6. Nooo - how are they going to train the dogs now?
  7. actually, I bought my replacement toy back in October (19 year old Porsche Boxster) - I've been agonising over this decision ever since...didn't expect it to sell so quick tbh. I was sort of hoping it wouldn't sell and I'd be forced to keep it
  8. Yup, Steve - many thanks for pointing him in my direction Keith - although, I'll be honest, right now, I'm feeling a bit low...not sure if I've done the right thing.
  9. I assume that is a typo and 'should' was supposed to be 'shouldn't'?
  10. I don't think size is a problem (ooo-errr ) - mine is from a Polo and is smaller than yours is now.
  11. Is your coolant overflowing from the header tank when it gets hot? I had that happen on my Zetec (which is setup like yours) and the problem for me was the cap on the header tank - it wasn't holding in the pressure, allowing the overflow. I just replaced the cap (£7) and it has been fine since. It could, as you say, be an airlock but if your header tank is the highest point of the system (it should be), then less likely to be that.
  12. nelmo

    E10 or E5

    I'm sure there are sites that will tell you if your car will need e10 or e5. You'll have to put in the details of the donor for your kit (eg. Ford Sierra) because they wontbhave kits in the list. If you don't know the donor, I'd suggest finding a model of car that had your engine, roughly, and use that. Having said that, I'm fairly sure that any Ford engine before 2000 or so really needs e5 but don't quote me.
  13. Kit spares: https://kitspares.co.uk/collections/all/products/robin-hood-front-wing-bracket-et35-os
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