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  1. the lightweight is a weak chassis car, i defended it for

    several years but eventual decided it was not good or even practical .my dif spun even with mods i had 190 horses .

    an unmodified lightweight is a death trap in my opinion .swap the chassis out with a zero . the front shocks will fit the rear

    you will need new front shocks .

    the zero is far better than the lightweight .

    scrap it like i have.

    i feel a restoration coming on

    regards graham

  2. the zero does have a problem with the rear near side rear wheel

    the jig was faulty and creates a rear wheel that turns out .

    a couple of 2mm spacers will fix it but if you are unaware then it is potentially not nice to drive .


    regareds graham

  3. hi nick

    the prob is with the jig , i first found the prob when trying to sort out the geometry for the road .

    i placed a steel 2x2 box section along the rear wheel , and found the exit point the line nearly a foot from the start point

    i rang gbs , to be told they had an issue with the jig they said they had an issue with 1 jig and how to sort it.


    a 300mm prob at front equates to a 2mmprob at the rear easy to sort out


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  4. when at donnington i noticed several zeros with the rear passenger side wheel cocked out.

    ie the wheel is not in alignment with the car , its an easy fix and a lot of the kits have this prob .

    remove the rear wheel hub and fit 2/ 3 1mm spacers to the rear of the hub mounts , not the whole mount just the rear 2 bolt mounts .


    regards graham

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  5. rob you also took out the reply that suported me . sorry but i think you wrong to take this out.



    this is not moderating

    this is stifling free speech

    you are wrong



    i will enclose my phone no again 01480215821`

  6. the post was removed for one reason and one reason only , rob knows the reason.

    whilst at donnington


    this post is for all zero owners ,

    i noticed a few real wheels on the passenger side that were out of line with the front the rear wheel, on the passenger side is the problem.

    gbs had an issue with the jig in earlier production .

    so issue is rear passenger side out of line

    cure is easy ,

    piece if string from rear wheel strung across rear wheel to front distance equals toe in or out .

    my first zero was out by front to rear about a foot

    to sort it put in 2 shims of about 2mm to the rear of the mounting point of the back plate. for the brake mounting plate



    rob if you have an issue with me please contact me on 01480215821

    i am posting for the good of the club

  7. hi my point was that depending on the donor ie 3 engine mounts and 3 different diffs .

    should the best way to sell these kits is to sell the doner with the kit.

    so as produced the kit matches the donor. 1 big box with all the bits in.



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  8. to add to the pm earlier

    i did scrap another lightweight

    it was the one that failed so sceptically that created the -problem in the first place.i bought it from rhsc so as to get it out of view .


  9. only real prob i can see with the masda is the 3 types of engine mounts and the three types of diff,

    it makes the doner a problem in that you dont know what your getting .

    could be an export prob for gbs



    ps have you ever shortened a drive shaft , they are tempered steel.

  10. dan i see what your saying, but there are things that need addressing now, with a strong leadership .it cant stop .

    just because the leader is stepping down

    .i get stepped on but i have deep feelings for the club , and i feel i have to vent them .sorry "


  11. i am a paid up member and as such i can ask questions , of the new committee and the old committee.

    not trying to shout the loudest s in any way .trying to inform and instruct .

    we are a club , and as such there is structure that has to be abide d with within the club .i want to ask questions and receive answers .


    ps you all have views on me personally but none of you know me realy .

  12. so rob why are you on my case ?

    i am putting questions to be answered by the new committee.i dont know if a poll on line will be acceptable or not .

    prob not as the majority are not on line , so we need a vote for the whole club either via the club mag or at the agm. the downer attitude

    is not productive .


  13. phil i think we need a poll on line. can we change the Constitution on line without the rest of rhhocar being asked ,

    prob not ||||||||||||||| .cos a lot of members arnt on line .

    i do feel the committee needs more freedom to take the club forward , and we need to believe more in the committee

    to take us forward with ought a great deal of wrangling and time wasting .



  14. so no one brave enough to post then shame ?

    the comittee should be allowed to conduct everyday things whithought a general meeting , or say so on here .

    i feel the comittee should lead from the front , not have to ask for every desicion .come on guys and galls

    vote for a change here ?

    regards graham

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