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    Wheely good builder!

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    David Neill

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  1. I have looked at the Haynes manual and I think what you are after is the "driveshaft joint cover". It looks like this is part of the driveshaft and I also cannot find a replacement for you. I believe you may need to replace the driveshaft as you thought also. I think this is it on ebay possibly? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130955392057
  2. Hi. You may not have noticed that this thread is 8 years old. It so happens though that I had a similar wiring issue and after some advice got these diodes from ebay which worked to prevent hazards flashing when indicating. I'm not an electronic expert. All I can say is they did the job and no fire yet! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131705279273
  3. I think the S7 often ended up with a large gap. The wheels were often not well centred either. I've seen a few like that. I also have 15 " wheels and standard Sierra springs and shocks. I'd like to keep my ground clearance as it is so I'm living with it. The gap goes down about 2" with people inboard.
  4. Update. I have come to the conclusion the replacement has the same fault. The whole cluster was sold as spares/repair so it was a gamble anyway. Googling shows it to be a common issue on these old Sierra rev counters. Probably an easy fix for someone with electronic knowledge and an oscilloscope! I've bought a cheap modern replacement which works fine. I'll eventually replace everything with matching instruments. Nice winter job!
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    Hi. I know Uniroyal rainsport 3 tyres used to be mentioned often. I used to have them until I changed wheel sizes. They seemed good. I suppose it depends on the sort of driving you will be doing. They are just a good all-rounder dry/wet tyre. PS. I'm also a 1.6 pinto runner
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    viscous fan

    Personally I would get rid of the viscous fan and fit a good quality electric. I think most people do this, including me, and don't have issues. One reason I did this when mine stopped doing its job like yours, was I only run a 1.6 so every bhp counts! The engine has to drive that big fan round.
  7. I received my replacement rev counter. Sadly I have the same issue. Only reading about half revs. I'm confused now. I suppose it's possible it has the same fault. I know these were fairly standard kit it early Sierra based kits so anybody any ideas? I would have thought either a coil produces a signal or doesn't. Can it have a fault to give only half a signal? Excuse my ignorance... At least I now have a spare set of instruments!
  8. Thanks for the reply. It's the standard Sierra electronic one. Not adjustable. I'm pretty sure it's something on the cb that's gone because of the miswire. There are several capacitors. Not my field sadly. I've tracked down a replacement which should be here soon. Hopefully it will work. Cheers.
  9. I have a quick release as well. I'm about 5'10 and it all fits well. Seats were bought used and I have no idea of the maker I'm afraid.
  10. Hi. I have a flat bottommed removable 30 cm steering wheel which solved the issue. It may be possible also to raise your steering column a bit depending on how far up it already is.
  11. Stupid stupid! I did a job that involved removing the coil. I put in back 180 degs off by mistake so connected everything back up in reverse. Went for a drive. It ran fine surprisingly! Then noticed the rev counter only reading about half the revs. Got home checked coil and saw my error. Put it all back the right way around. Sadly the rev counter is still only half reading and sluggish. I have double checked all connections. Have I ruined it? Any ideas anyone? Anyone got one in that bin in the corner of the shed for me?
  12. I've got an S7 and am very happy with it. It's an older design but I'd just be happy with what you have. Pros and cons with both.
  13. I'm not sure now! Just seen other pics you have. Sorry to confuse. Easy for you to decide if you do the tube or monocoque test. This will help also. https://nw.rhocar.org/identification.htm
  14. Hi. I noticed your engine start up vid and the comment about it being an S7? You really need to know before swapping the dash unit. A 2B ( not B2) has a tubular structure ( as in tubey). The S7 is made from a folded flat sheet of steel to make a monocoque. From the little I can see in the video it looks like a 2B.
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    Radiator hose.

    I used a Cortina bottom hose. Plenty on eBay.
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