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  1. ozz

    Miserable failure

    http://www.mazdamenders.net/forum/ rhocar for mx5s
  2. ozz

    Miserable failure

    I use my caravan levelling ramps which I run mine up you can then get the jack underneath and jack up on middle of the front cross member. If doing the rear same ramps and jack on the diff. There is a double skinned section on the chassis rails (one either side running front to back) (Not sills - don't even breath on old mx5 sills) front and rear for jack stands. For the oil filter you will need a special tool https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/filter-removal-tool-mk1-25-mk4-p-3324.html otherwise it will be very difficult.
  3. ozz

    Bike Carb trouble

    I had the same issue with mine and also after a while petrol started to eat the silicone. My carbs even fell off once on the way to the Donnington kit car show! The solution was purchased at that show from Dan ST a fixing kit with flouro lined silicone hose and thin clips. Never had an issue after that.
  4. When I did mine I learned that the brake lights should be wired in parallel not series. Two lamps in series will be dimmer than in two in parallel. If one lamp in the series failed then the second series lamp would have no power whereas in parallel if one failed the other still has power. Take a live and earth from the back of one light ( or where convenient) and connect to the third brake light. This way no other circuit is disturbed or changed.
  5. Andi don't raise it too high, if the roof needs redoing you might have trouble getting felt up.
  6. I have found the inertia switch and plug in the garage but it is not the same as yours and then plug is different (same colour but different). If you are really struggling you can have this switch https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oyeOl-c1gmsBkq5VCkVO8Q5-wy1u1u9U/view?usp=drivesdk
  7. I may have one but cannot get into garage to check until Saturday.
  8. I have a pair of Rab rock climbing gloves. Crushed neoprene warm waterproof with excellent grip but bloody expensive.
  9. Legally its a big no to fitting a tow bar to virtually any kit car. As Dan says all tow bars must be type approved if fitted to vehicles registered after 1.8.1998. A non type approved tow bar will breach the construction and use regulations and therefore be an offence. Since it is unlikely that the vehicle was registered with any towing weights specified it will not have a plated gross train weight and so will be overladen if towing any trailer. Another offence. Unless you declare the tow bar to your insurance company, your insurance will be voidable, which means the insurance company can refuse to cover you in the event of an accident. It is possible that with such a lightly constructed car, overladen (see above) with a non type approved tow bar, that consideration would be given to a prosecution for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition (S40A RTA 1988) which carries 3 points and a fine. If there was an accident the it could be Dangerous Driving.( a mandatory ban, retest and possibly imprisonment) Its more likely to be VOSA than the police who pull you over for a stop check at one of their roadside check points. Having built a zero and had it rear ended I would not be putting any extra load on the rear end or be drilling any additional holes in the box section. I hate tents too so sorry to put a damper on your plan.
  10. Check the thermostat housing later ones had a bleed outlet blanked off with a rubber cap. Put a pipe on that an feed into a raised bottle with some coolant in it. Dont forget the bottle or garage ceiling will be sprayed ( dont ask me how I know)
  11. oh almost forgot it is legal to drive a car without an MOT to a pre-booked MOT appointment as long as the car is not in a dangerous condition.
  12. The responsibility for driving a car with no mot is with the driver. If you no longer own the car you are neither allowing or permitting the owner to commit the offence. As Dan says register the change of keeper on line as soon as you can. Keep a note of the time and date of the sale. The v5 is not proof of ownership only that you are the keeper. The tax will not transfer with the car and ends upon sale you will be refunded complete months paid for. It is the new keepers responsibility to tax and insure the vehicle and this can be done online too. Remember to cancel any insurance for the vehicle too or it will remain as yours on the motor insurers database. You have no responsibility for tax insurance or mot after the sale is complete. On a test drive you could be liable for permitting the use of the vehicle without those things so make sure its not test driven without trade plates and you confirming that insurance covers the driver.
  13. I have annexed Newark to both South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
  14. Mr Fry you have just referred to a private communication with another member which came to your attention without my knowledge or consent but which I trusted all committee members to keep confidential. This is a significant breach of your role as a committee member. I will now be using the few brain cells I have for what they were trained for Yours sincerely Andrew Osborne Llb
  15. Mr Fry you have one chance to apologise to me for your abusive language.
  16. The end of September is before the winter fuel payments are available does this make it more difficult for pensioners to attend? See what I mean now Mr Fry an question based upon lack of knowledge and recent experience designed to annoy and frustrate.
  17. Don't know how old your children are but mine will be devastated when I tell her there will be no EOSB. And so does Stoneleigh
  18. https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/England/Coventry/statistics.html https://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/England/Castle_Donington/statistics.html As you can see the EOSB is warmer than Stoneleigh and there are plenty of campers at Stoneleigh.
  19. I found this guide very useful on fitting a mini wiper motor http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/wiper-systems/ Hope it helps
  20. All that work for only 90 bhp more than the pinto !
  21. I had similar problem after painting my brackets I had effectively insulated the earth through to engine block
  22. Hey! I have those tyres on the mondeo and my rear wheels never spin ........oh wait
  23. It has been said many times on this forum that the only stupid question is the one you do not ask so carry on asking. These cars are called kit cars for a reason and are never in a stable state that you could call finished. What you have there is a kit to rebuild as you want, with the advantage that you can drive it when you are not building it. Some things you do will make it better, some will make it worse but everything you do will make it yours. I spent 5 years building mine and the stuff I did at the start I would have done differently by the end. Now I have sold my kit I am watching it be re-built my a more skilled builder who I'm sure has found most of my "shortcuts". I don't live near to you now but I grew up in Daventry and spent a couple of years in Boddington and Priors Marston up to 1991 I would have loved to have got my zero out on the country roads around there where I first drove in my dads MK2 escort. Good luck with your car hope to see it and you at the show. Ozz
  24. I have a red one like that 10.5 cm x 5 cm
  25. i have a vague memory of a big blue bolt on mine - f reg sierra donor
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