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About geordie40

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    Wheely good builder!
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    Robin Hood Super Spec
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  1. geordie40

    Dashboard cutting

    Gone with mild steel (thanks to Dan for doing the CAD work), getting that and a few other bits water jet cut (£40) and ive another mate who does hydro dipping so that's going to be finish. Just need to decide what pattern I'm also going to re trim entire dash in leather with a thin neoprene foam layer underneath. I promise pics will follow!!
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    Dashboard cutting

    Thanks brumster, will keep your offer in mind
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    Dashboard cutting

    Hi all About to start my main winter project and redesign the dash on my Super Spec, I have finalized the design (I think!!) but Im wondering what material to use. It will be fixed over the current dash as on the super spec the dash and scuttle seem to be all one piece and dont fancy taking it all apart. My current choices are Aluminium, Stainless Steel or ABS plastic if there something better please do say, so what is best and how thick do I go and also whats best to cut chosen media. I have thought of laser or waterjet cutting as I may be able to get this done by a friend of a friend but my design is on paper and not a CAD design
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    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Yeah or if you get a 2 way adaptor you can have the oil pressure switch/light and the gauge
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    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Looks like you get the sender as well (large round brass thing in pic), It's electronic sender not mechanical so you only need a wire rather than a capillary tube with the oil in. I assume thread sizes are standard
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    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    I haven't bought them yet but probably going to give the ones from china a go, £150 for all is wortg a go and they say they will match my sender units ohm range
  7. geordie40

    Radiator Hose For Vw Polo Seems Hard To Find?!

    You would think there would be loads!! I've had some luck with online scrappys, a few sites will do the leg work for you and check around country.
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    Radiator Hose For Vw Polo Seems Hard To Find?!

    Just done a quick google as well and there are some skoda fabia 1.4 tdi hoses on ebay (used) cant get link to work but i searched for skoda fabia 1.4tdi cooling and theres a set in Latvia there seems to be 2 1.4tdi engines a 51kw/70HP or 59kw/80HP, the 80HP one also fits the 1.9tdi (according to google!!)
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    Lidl Jump Starter

    I bought the lidl one yesterday and I'm pretty sure it only charges via the mains
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    Lidl Jump Starter

    Ooh been looking for something like this
  11. geordie40

    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Thanks Dave, do you know what make they are and any idea how much your after
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    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Thanks Moog only thing that worrys me about 2nd hand gauges is maybe having to match sensors to the gauges but do you have pics? Nelmo I think the gps sensor is included and fits on scuttle top nr windscreen. I'm going to give the USA ones a miss
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    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    Thanks nelmo, I'm probably gonna risk it and as you say they are getting better and its not to much to loose if it all goes t*ts up. And alot of stuff is probably made in China or at least the components are. And I think I can get the temp gauge made to match the sender already in the tank
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    "cheap" Chinese Gauges

    I know I'm probably going to get some flak but wondering if anyone has had experience with the gauges you see on ebay? I'm looking to remodel my dash over the winter but don't think I can persuade the wife £400-£500 is an acceptable amount so ive been looking at some chinese ones or the "dolphin/shark" ones from USA. Nice comments only please This is ebay link (I think) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Gauge-set-with-senders-Speedometer-Tacho-Fuel-Temperature-Volt-Oil-pressure-/223016484636 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOLPHIN-6-METRIC-MECHANICAL-STREET-ROD-GAUGE-SET-STREET-ROD-HOT-ROD-UNIVERSAL-/312107618700
  15. This event has just popped up on my Facebook feed, it's a little far for me in Devon but may be of interest for some closer. Its on 14th-16th June 2019 https://www.facebook.com/Kitfest-2183752658570294/ Hope link works, if not just Google it.