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fry61 last won the day on December 15 2019

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    Bob Fry

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  1. It is probably the same with all car improvements -- until we are all using the same technology ( LED lights, ABS brakes, ) those with a "lessor" standard will be at a disadvantage. We must wait & see what "issues" self driving cars bring or all electric vehicles dead on the side of the road waiting for the AA man with a can of "juice".
  2. Illegal number plates are not safety critical, where-as being blinded by on coming dazzling headlights is. Just IMO Richy
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    Air horns

    The musical air horns on my Mini back in the '70s was great at moving pedestrians out/of the road, or drop into 2nd & spin the wheels a little. Small tale from those days --- my girlfriend ( now wife ) would also use the mini, solo; & came back one day very concerned about the squealing noise when cornering. Didn't think too much of it at the time, then we were together in the car doing a rapid circuit of a dual carriage-way, roundabout at the end. On travelling round the 'bout she said " there's that squealing noise again. Good old days -- car was built to " Car & Car Co
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    Air horns

    I've got to be wrong on the "steering wheel" --- live & earth to the switch --- not a good idea, sorry.
  5. fry61

    Air horns

    The "steering wheel" is the earth point for the compressor motor --- the switch is to change from " blast" ( all horns powered) & the option is "musical" -- illegal I think --- IMO
  6. fry61

    Brake fluid tank

    Maybe change coarse & fit a Ford KA master cylinder & reservoir -- or are you still staying with a servo set-up.
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    Fuel tank seal

    Was just a single giant grommet back in 2011 -- it was a Ford original part though -- not an after market one. Fit the grommet to the tank & with a little help from some lubrication the filler pipe just pushed in. Not seen or had any reason to doubt it's still doing its job.
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    Fuel tank seal

    There are several" Sierra fuel filler pipe seals" listed on e-bay --- it's what I used on Florin --- price seems to have gone skywards since though.
  9. Which side you open first is only important when disconnecting a live battery ( both terminals still connected to battery ) remove negative first as it's less likely to short the spanner on wiring -- t'other way round -- disconnecting positive first has the possibility of spanner finding earthed ( negative ) metal -- generally the chassis or metal panels.
  10. Used "camping mat" foam behind the vinyl face covering --- about 8/10 mm thick --- the cut-outs for the instruments was a few mm larger than the gauge body required -- when mounted gave a "frenched" look & also pleased the IVA examiner as it gave a softer finish. (although there were no edges sharper than the 5 mm required)
  11. It's worse than you thought --- hard copy years ago ended up as fish & chip wrapping --- today it'll be at the bottom of the kitty litter tray.
  12. Morning Bob, How big is your garden? Have a gazebo available for your build to continue; That's one of 3 of our Hampshire BBQ gazebos.
  13. When we had passed IVA we went back to the " build up inspection building" in Poole for registration & payment of first taxation disc. Is there no separate inspection these days? Is it all done at IVA depot?
  14. Looks like you done a god job of turning the rear panel top edge over onto the chassis --- took me ages of pondering & wondering before I took hammer & dolly ( 2lb lump hammer head ) to dress it over.
  15. fry61

    Mice in the Audi

    Have found mice at the end of a long 20 mm steel conduit run only electrocuted once they tried to crawl across the live 3 phase starter contacts. They would chew through the live cables down to copper & get away with it.
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