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  1. marlin

    front indicator problems

    Obviously you need to change your blinker fluid.
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    pièce de résistance

    Very pleased with picking this up today. Not "KAR120C" (already taken) but happy nonetheless.
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    pièce de résistance

    richy66 - thanks for the information will try to get it on the future agenda. Web link would be nice if handy? The bureaucracy in different places seem to be in our pockets different ways. If vanity plates were that expensive here I would never go for them. Here 50-80 extra is doable especially if it is something important or fun. 3 figures I'd be hard pressed to cough up let alone 6 figures. Living the dream? Yes, sometimes but it can be a night terror too. Consider our fearful leader, fires, guns, no affordable health care.... each place has pluses and minuses. Have considered moving over to your side of the pond since wife is from there. We will just keep flipping the coin. Cheers
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    winter body work

    Moog6 - great minds think differently
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    winter body work

    before; during; Closer to done;
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    pièce de résistance

    Andi - it is a $50 added cost to the regular yearly fee, in California anyway. Other options than black or white available but cost more and supports various causes, fire fighters, environment, etc. richy66 - have never been to Portmeirion but someplace I've always wanted to visit. The Prisoner show had a big impression on me during my formative years. Is it still open to the public? Had to wait till my senior years to get the car though. In reality rear fog lights are unknown here. Even though we get a fair amount of fog here in northern California. People here only know of front fog lights. But you make a good point. The GBS chassis loom places the fog light on the right side and not looking for more work to do will probably just leave it alone. Will probably never remember to use it anyway, and other drivers would just think I'm riding my brakes anyway. nelmo - no IVA or MOT for kit cars but in California anyway you do need to go through a myriad of inspections, brake & light, CHP (california highway patrol), smog referee (if you want to be exempt from smog inspections, unique to kit cars in california), and the infernal beast of the DMV (department of motor vehicles), etc. I kept a humorous diary of sorts regarding the headaches I had getting the car registered. Will send it to anyone privately that is interested but it does need editing. Every state has different laws and requirements for car registration. I only have experienced California which I think is one of the worst. So the same plate could be issues by another state if they offer that option. Here is what my other kit car has;
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    winter body work

    My first try at wrap. Sides and rear panel are easy once you remove everything attached. Front suspension and steering was a pain to remove but doable. Will let you know how the bonnet goes once I make a blister to cover the VVT assembly sticking through right now. If I can do it anyone can, with a bit of patience.
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    winter body work

    It's a wrap. And much to my pleasure and surprise fender (wings) GRP (fiberglass) color (colour) is a superb match. So those parts did not need wrapping. Good thing we both speak English :)
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    corner weight scales

    Corners weight is always last. Remember to include weights in driver seat minimally and passenger if frequently used.
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    Moog6 Update

    "We make plans to know EXACTLY what will not happen." Congratulations on the change!
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    Website feedback thread

    I had problems with this too. I used 'find my present location', which was way off, then was able to push the pointer around to get it to the proper place using update now. Hope this helps but the software fix would be better. Marlin
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    Website feedback thread

    Cheers. Now to just get some visitors for some fun rides. :)
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    Website feedback thread

    Don't see MEMBER MAP under PORTAL?
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    Just wanted

    Looks great from over here but no way to reply or start new topic in INFORMATION / EVENTS area?
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    Brake And Clutch Cylinders

    spreadsheets sent. Let me know if any problems with them coming across the pond.
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    Brake And Clutch Cylinders

    Hi, Hopefully attached are 3 spread sheets I've gathered during my 2 car builds. No experience with them and they are a bit anal but internet information is "you get what you pay for". If someone needs these to be forwarded direct feel free to contact me. Hope they are some help. Marlin oops; Error You aren't permitted to upload this kind of file I guess no Excel spreadsheets allowed? If anyone would like them let me know.
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    Totally O/t. Anyone Into Canoes?

    Too much is just enough, to quote; "Carroll Shelby"
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    Sump Removal

    They are ridiculously cheap but it maybe a issue of you get what you pay for. NO, I don't have one yet but is high on my priority list. You want to have one or access to 1 via a friend before you need it. Interested to hear what you see in there. Better to look first and break in ignorance than just to break in anger. Patience has its virtues, said someone much wiser than me.
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    Sump Removal

    Well just for some humor. The fall back saying may apply? "Force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway." Can you get an inspection scope up into the pan to see what is the holdup?
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    Water Temp Gauge Issue

    Just a thought, make sure not to wrap the threads in Teflon tape or you will not have ground (earth).
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    Front Wings

    Yes. 3/4" conduit saddles, known as EMT (electrical metal tubing) straps over here. Here is a link to my supplier for the mounting studs; part # https://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/124/3267/=1dadc63 , hopefully someone local has them. Used 1/4-20 x 1/2" and smaller ones also to mount the stone guards on to the front of the rear wings. Marlin
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    Front Wings

    This is how I mounted the front wings to ensure removal ability. So far up to 70 mph they have held. Note rivet in center of EMT strap to ensure no side-wards movement. Will need to drill out to remove wing. Bottom of wing is coated with truck bed liner to try and prevent 'starring' of GRP. I live 1 mile up a gravel road. Sport style wings used. Marlin
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    At What Speed Does A Baseball Hat Fly Off?

    The more expensive the hat, the lower the speed needed for it to fly away!!
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    Alternator Wiring

    Hi all, Can use some help. Had a 2001 alternator that is controlled by the stock ecu. This does not work with the new ecu so want to put in a 1997 alternator which has an internal regulator. I know that 2 wires need 12v, 1 with a lamp and resistor the other just 12v + the line to the battery of course. Questions, what is the size of the resistor needed to go with the incandesant bulb and which wire goes to which terminal of the plug? Oh, it's a MX-5 by the way. Thanks for any assistance Marlin
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    Gbs Zero Wiring Help

    We do know how to read and collect information over here too Actually it is even more important here since there is so little resources available. Thank goodness for forums in both directions Even though I have to pay on your side of the pond. Very unusual here but a lot more adverts to have to deal with here also. +/-, pay your nickle, take yer chances. Marlin