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gr8nomad

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gr8nomad last won the day on November 22 2012

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    Wide body Zero - Honda S2000 engine
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    Geoff Ritchie

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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  1. 2b cruising, you are a very naughty boy! Jelleyhead, I found a scoop at carbonmods - http://www.carbonmods.co.uk/Products/Carbon-Fibre-Kit-Car-Bonnet-Scoop__CMBSCLG01.aspx It certainly solved the problem when my Honda engine stuck through the bonnet. It needs some sika flex to old it down. At the front, where the greatest protrusion is, it gives about 60mm extra clearance. Good luck
  2. But they are a good idea. I have them and I am sure they help people see you coming (and believe me Ozzie drivers need all the help they can get!).
  3. Ooooh, you are all very naughty boys!
  4. Thanks 2b cruising. I have a heat shield that is very effective at doing that, but the issue is the hot air swirls up into the cockpit, just as water does when it is raining. I am guessing that you would be able to relate to that
  5. Hello Whiz, Really like the detail in your car. Puts my Zero Gt to shame. Can you tell me where you got the tonneau and side sections from. I have a S2000 engine in mine and the exhaust exits to the right, needless to say, things get dammed hot in our summer, and I was hoping the side sections would deflect some of the exhaust heat. Cheers Geoff
  6. Hi Dendeel, yes there are certainly times when you feel that you are out there with no help, but as CMA points out the norm is to go and visit them. That gets results, but not an option for folk in the colonies... at least you do not get reminded about the ships and thieves and rascals all the time! Knights_templar has given you the links, but it did occur to me that you may not have established an account on the Kit Spares site and so may not be able to order the right item without an account. I must say I have never had any trouble actually ordering items on the site, and the delivery time has been excellent. Good luck.
  7. Folks, I have the same m/c (from Kit spares) and it is now weeping from the plunger end. I have searched the entire globe for a repair kit to no avail, the closest I got was brakeparts.co.uk but the repair kit is out of stock and out of production and to really kick a bloke when he is down - they do not ship to Australia...something about ships and thieves.... I am running the standard Sierra calipers front and back in my Zero. Can anyone suggest an alternative m/c or where I can get a repair kit. Any suggestions gratefully received.
  8. Hi sparkybagnal, I would ask 2 questions - 1) why do you not want to get a tank made to fit by GBS, and 2) what engine are you running? Whilst I have tremendous respect for Shaft's experience and wisdom, will a high pressure pump at the rear of the car give adequate pressure in the fuel rail 2 metres away? A swirl pot in the engine bay is not that big a deal, but I have to admit that 2 fuel pumps is a pain in the R's. Really like your radiator, and once again I hope it was made to compliment your engine,; good price too even at the current exchange rate
  9. For what it is worth, I had much the same issue (although I do not have a servo system) and despite putting gallons of brake fluid through the system in an attempt get a proper pedal, it was all fail. I was bleeding the lines with a compressor driven bleeder and manually - all to no avail. Take this as you will, but I have a tilt trailer to transport the car while it is still in the build stage and after a fouple of "on and offs" the trailer - lo and behold I got a good pedal. I believe the problem was an air lock somewhere in the line to the rear (yes rear), and putting the car on and off the trailer put enought angle (about 35deg) on the line to shift the air lock. I'm in Oz otherwise I would offer to lend you the trailer. My car is now finished and has passed the brake test with flying colours. Geoff
  10. Problem solved. Somehow the auto elec that did the initial work had made the earth wire on the headlight switch cluster into an active wire.
  11. Sorry folks, I have been away for a couple of days. Snowy, can I ask if swapping the earth and active on the relay will fix it? b3nny, yes with the ignition on, I have dipped beam and high beam but it will not flash.
  12. Hi floks, I have a problem with my main beam flash function and seek the guidance of the masters of the black art. My lights all work as they should with the ignition off, but when I turn the ignition on, I loose the flash function. Is this a problem with the live and earth on the relay being the wrong way around? Your help would be appreciated. Cheers Geoff
  13. I have a similar problem and seek the guidance of the masters of the black art. My lights all work as they should with the ignition off, but when I turn the ignition on, I loose the flash function. Is this a problem with the live and earth on the relay being the wrong way around? Your help would be appreciated.
  14. Now that is really close to what I am experiencing. I have put over 2 lts of fluid through the system but have been getting bubbles all the time. It did occur to me that it was getting in somewhere around the nipple i.e where the tubing was connect to it, but it just defied logic - the bubbles are definitely coming out of the nipple. I tried my compressor vacumn kit on it again this afternoon but without any result - it barely sucked any fluid through at all. Air getting in around the threads would explain that. Thanks Ed(?). Is grease the best solution?
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