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Sharky

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Sharky last won the day on November 21 2012

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About Sharky

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 07/08/1965

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    Zero with 2.0 l Zetec, Jenvey TB's and Emerald ECU.
  • Full name
    Jim Young

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    West Sussex
  1. Whiz, yes that's mine and IanK, mine is a standard zero, one of the early zetec kits from about 2009. Sharky
  2. Hi, If you look on the softbits web site, the pics of the GBS GT is mine (except it's not a GT!). Anyway, the quality of their varied products is very good, but as said previously, they are a small operation and are very busy at times and you have to gently remind them you are waiting on occasions. To be honest, the half hood makes a heck of a difference on the level of warmth when the sun is down and noise level is massively reduced to a low shout between me and the Mrs! I recommend the easy-in option, it saves a lot of twisting and contorting to get in and out! Far easier to un
  3. Check with Simon at GBS, there are two thicknesses of windscreen rubber and one of them you will struggle for the rest of your born days to fit it, the other one will take you just about fifty or so years! :-) I had a very troubled weekend involving rubber strips and fairy liquid about 18 months back now. Now normally that would be a cue for corny music and overdubbed gasps etc but it's safe to say that it was a weekend I had well and truly locked away into a "special" place. But unfortunately it now reminds me it ended in buying some Innotec windscreen sealant and using the GBS rubber
  4. Thought I'd post this up in here, although it's not necessarily build related. It's just that I have never managed to get a photo of my car onto the site, probably due in part to me being some sort of cyber cretin and secondly that I lost the will to live last time I tried. However, I have just noted that if you go to the "soft bits for sevens" web site and then click on their online store, then select GBS, well there it is, that's my beastie! Not a GT though, but hey who cares, my fifteen minutes of fame has started! Sharky
  5. There hasn't been any change or update to this topic for a while and I wondered how people had got on? Has anyone actually fitted a GBS pulley system? In fact, does it actually exist as there's nowt on kit spares? If anyone has any piccies of how they have achieved less accelerator travel, then I for one would be grateful for the insight as I can feel a winter mod coming on and would appreciate some more ideas. Cheers Sharky
  6. Bending was done around my thigh until I got the right shape for the frame. Minor bruising but controlled forming of bends! Then started the complete buffoonery of fitting the rubber seals. Bottom T-Seal no problems but the top rubber wouldn't fit with the glass. So, I spoke with Simon at GBS and it appeared that I may have the wrong seal and there was a thinner one. Seal duly arrived in the post and it was marginally better. I then spent a day in the garage with warm water, washing up liquid and various clamps, belts and straps trying to achieve the impossible. Essentially, the wh
  7. Well I have been away for a while (not at HM's pleasure I might add!) and I have finally got round to doing a long trip in the Zero this week. I even managed to get her indoors to tag along! Started Sunday morning with a 3 hour drive up to no 1 child's house in Cosford. Then on Monday, we crossed Wales from Cosford, through Shrewsbury and Bala and then up to Portmeirion. Did some touristy stuff and stayed over night, then Tuesday had a short but mega blat up to Bethesda to have a go on the longest, highest, fastest zip wire in UK (worth doing). After lunch we decided to race the expe
  8. Just fitted half doors to mine recently and that makes a load of difference, no buffeting coming round the edge of the windscreen and the misses is impressed with the increased warmth in the cockpit too not sure if I now want to trap any more warm air with a mesh deflector now lol
  9. Sharky

    Fuel Starvation

    Look at the fuel pump flow rates. You might find that the low pressure lifter pump from the tank feeds the swirl pot at a lesser rate than the high pressure pump and if the plumbing is not right then you could end up emptying the swirl pot. Sharky
  10. Sharky

    Connectors

    There is loads of good stuff to use out there and as said previously, it all depends on whether you are intending for the wiring to be permanent or removeable (ie on the back of switches and relays etc). If you have a look at these web sites you will find loads of nice goodies and they also have all of the OEM type connectors and finishing products to make your wiring "assault" look a bit more professional! Lol! I found that the pre-insulated crimps can sometimes look a bit bulky and I ended up pulling the insulation off and using heat shrink instead. http://www.polevolt.co.uk/ http://
  11. I bought a silencer cover way back in my build, sure it was from either Europa or CBS, most likely Europa, anyway, it sat in my loft for two years until I came to fit it, then realised I'd had it made far too long, so then had to doctor it! Looks ok though, it is in chrome with lightening holes and has ZERO cut into it. Not sure if I have a picture to upload, I will check. Sharky
  12. I have made a similar observation and come to the same conclusion as Craig. First off, double-sided Velcro loops on the shoulder straps has helped to stop some of the near constant face-whipping! Secondly, it is difficult to adjust the lap straps and get them correctly adjusted when sat in the car due to: (A) Slim line seating area in the Zero And ( I could do with a slim line butt to go with (A) above! However, that said, I don't think there is any way of stopping these straps from coming loose when in use and thus I don't have much faith that they will be any good in an acc
  13. I remembered seeing this a few weeks ago and it says it all! My old border collie Finn is 13 now and showing her age, we will be devastated when her time comes, but this little story may perhaps help take some of the sting out of it. . . A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6-year-old). I don't usually forward emails, but this one is so truthful. -Diane Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.I examined Belker an
  14. Sharky

    Detling

    The best part about Detling for me this year was the drive there and back! Admittedly got there early afternoon, but it was was very poor and most people seemed to be trailing out as we arrived! I won't be going again that's for sure! Sad as its the only one near us, but it seems that other shows are more worth the travel. What was interesting was that I bumped into the Zero owners who have the rotary engine fitted, they have overcome loads to get that on the road. Well done to them! Sharky
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