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brumster last won the day on January 22

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  1. Figured this might be of use to someone before I advertise it 'wider'... this is an old Sun DGA2500 gas analyser cabinet (note - the gas analyser part is gone now!) but it's really handy as a portable/moveable garage trolley, particularly if you use a computer in the garage or workshop (diagnostics, mapping, for reference, etc). It has a 240v power distribution plug inside to take power to a computer, printer, the screen, etc. then an LCD screen on the support, a USB keyboard and mouse. There's a closed-off cabinet bit in the bottom where the PC can go. The wheels are on castors (lockable). Please note the PC is *not* included (but you get the screen, keyboard and mouse). You wouldn't want the PC anyway, it was some old Windows XP thing £50
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    That's what old engine oil is for, Steve
  3. Is this of any use to anyone, either as a spares for someone who already has one or maybe their gun has broken, or else it's something somebody could fix if they were so inclined. It needs new battery cells (24v Nicad); the battery pack is knackered and won't hold a charge. I don't have the time to break the pack down and replace them... Call it £20 + P&P. Can bring along to midlands club night/etc....
  4. I think the old tax categories were split at 1600cc weren't they? Prior to them being emissions based... <heads off to look> https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables/rates-for-cars-and-light-goods-vehicles-registered-before-1-march-2001 Assuming it's pre-2001, the cut-off is 1549cc and since the 1600 pinto was actually 1593cc you're buggered anyway, so you'd be paying the higher rate now of £295.... right? So going up to 2000 makes sod all difference as far as the DVLA are concerned. So if you're currently paying £180 then yeah, something to worry about, but I'm guessing that's not the case. Some evidencing of Pinto engines here (but I'm sure you've seen it) : https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/document.asp?DocID=TECH00149
  5. I would think they refuse to issue the V5 and ask for a vehicle inspection. But in this circumstance, I'd just bail out and say "forget it, I'll put the old engine back in" and do exactly that, reverting it to the as-is V5 records.
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    Motec PDM15

    Not sure if there will be any interest but just on the off-chance anyone is interested in doing a high-end electrical build... I'm contemplating sale of my MoTeC PDM15 power delivery module. 8x 20A outputs and 7x 8A outputs (continuous), 16 digital/analogue inputs, CAN bus, only 260 grams. All outputs have over-current, short circuit and thermal overload protection on them. A wealth of completely customised functions and logic operations, you can program this thing to do pretty much anything you want - simple stuff like switching your cooling fan on/off under certain conditions such as engine temperature, road speed, engine speed, etc. or intermittent wiper speeds based on road speed, fog light logic, run-on water coolant pumps, immobiliser-style functions... the limit is your imagination really! No more fuses and relays - all solid state, resets any circuits automatically if you want it to, or can re-try circuits a number of times before giving up. Now I appreciate it's a bit high-end for the average kit car build so sit down before I tell you the price but... well, these are £1400 new and I can tell you thanks to international chip shortages you'll be waiting a very considerable time to get one... otherwise I'll keep it and might put it in the Zero one day! Happy to help with configuration/explanation if anyone is interested but scared on how to do it . £900 ono
  7. Thanks to everyone in the club, particularly the committee/organising team and all those responsible for the club facilities this weekend... and the hog roast of course Was a bit of a flying visit for me this year, late getting there and needing to leave early today, but it was great to catch up with some of you... I know Stoneleigh has been shrinking year on year but I thought it was a good turnout weather considered, and also the "bringing together" of all the club pitches a bit more central seemed to work, if only that I didn't seem to be walking so bloody far to get round everything
  8. Be there in an hour-ish. Got a mate coming in his Ford Model A pickup replica so we're having to do ferry-runs due to lack of seats
  9. I'll be there, should be camping overnight I think, might need to leave early Monday as it's SWMBO's birthday....
  10. I suppose one slightly justifying argument for buying a 'ringer' would be if you were going to strip it of it's identity to turn it into a race car, or some sort of track car where the rules didn't require it to be road legal. That doesn't necessarily negate the arguments about it being built shoddily, or illegally from stolen parts/etc, but is one path that might make sense to someone looking to have a track-day toy that's trailered to events. A rather niche case though, I think. Great write-up.
  11. These have been filed under "B" so a mod can close/delete this thread
  12. Might not be as bad as that - track day damage, I'm thinking (from the pictures) it's probably spun and slid sideways into something, possibly the suspension arms have been a sideways 'crumple zone' and taken all the brunt? Fingers crossed
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