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    Wheely good builder!

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    2b, wishbones, Z20LET, VXR turbo 278bhp 300lb/ft torque
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    steve johnston

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    Hazel Grove, Stockport

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  1. https://www.advancedfluidsolutions.co.uk/automotive--marine-hoses-42-c.asp
  2. Basically your sump has been shortened too much, ideally it should be 140mm/5.5 inches deep. Replacement sumps can be had for sub £150 from GBS or Ebay which is probably less than the cost of having a band welded into your sump to extend it. This might tie into your other problem of excess oil in the cam cover, oil being slow to return from the top of the engine, very low oil capacity and a higher capacity pump could easily lead to oil starvation on cornering or hard braking.
  3. I can't remember who it was, but somebody did a really nice install of an MX5 handbrake on the tunnel side a few years back.
  4. Looking at the pics of the plugs the carbs are badly out of balance. For info when describing the cylinders 1 is the pulley end and 4 the gearbox end. Fit a new fuel filter as Nigel advised, finish the changes to the ignition system and get the timing set spot on. If you're feeling confident pull the carbs off and removed the float bowls. Check the floats are free to move and that they seal the fuel inlet needle valves and also check the fuel jets are all clear. MAYBE fit a fuel regulator as bike carbs only need about 2psi fuel pressure. I used a facet cube pump which gave 3psi and
  5. Bri, S&J motors at Chorley has all that kind of stuff and usually exhibits at Stoneleigh, Tatton Park etc. Don't think he has an internet presence but Mitch or maybe Big Jim will have his contact details, only problem is Mitch is away at the moment. Found his number on the NW RHOCaR web page, it's 01257 262881 and he's in Whittle le Woods Steve
  6. Sold my kit in September 2016 and bought myself a 2.5 Z4 the following week and haven't regretted it once. Ideally the one to go for is the 3.0 but all it gets you is 0-60 half a second quicker at 5.9, a few miles an hour more at the wrong side of 150mph which you probably wont see over here anyway and a six speed box rather than a five to get the fuel economy back. The 2.5 you're looking at comes with 192bhp, does 0-60 in 6.4 seconds, tops out at 150mph and gives mid to high 20's mpg around town and high 30's cruising at the legal limit. Then there's things like doors, heater, air-con, r
  7. Hi Bob, a quick Google shows that the early electronic dizzys had a male drive gear with a tongue that fit's into a slot on a female oil pump. Later engines have a female drive gear that fits onto the tongue on a male oil pump. Just Google rover v8 female distributor
  8. Have a look at the thread in the link below Link Alternatively used the advanced search function, the cog icon next to the search tab at the top right of the page, and use axle as the subject and chris n as the author and you'll find loads of threads/info. The fifth link was a bodge which will either rip out of the tub or break the diff casing which are now almost impossible to get hold of.
  9. Hi Steve don't know how you've plumbed up your cooling system but here's how I did mine which would run at 80 - 85 degrees all day long and only rise to 90ish when sat in traffic until the fan cut in. Bottom hose from radiator to back of the water pump, but I also Tee'd the 25mm pipe from the inlet manifold into the bottom hose. The 8mm spigot on the inlet had a short piece of hose with a blanking plug to use as a bleed point when filling the system. Top hose went from the thermostat housing to the top of the radiator and Tee'd into this was the turbo cooling loop which went from
  10. Looks like a 2B, maybe a sliding pillar that's had a wishbone conversion. The wishbone mounts aren't the Robin Hood box section and the top wishbone geometry is different. Headlight mount also looks like either a sliding pillar or a 2B/04 set up.
  11. Dan, sounds to me that at the moment you are running a traditional old style with an overflow pipe from your pressurised filler cap going to a non-pressurised expansion tank To go to a more modern style system with a pressurised header tank I would look at getting a tank from VW group car, a Renault Clio or a rover 25. They usually have one large diameter outlet which you need to T into your bottom hose and one small diameter inlet which you can connect to the 10mm outlet of your rad, or maybe the one from the water rail or the one currently feeding your expansion tank. Some header tanks have
  12. Thanks gents, payments received. I'll send the mugs out on Monday as I'm working all weekend.
  13. OK one green mug for David S so one green left to go. Paypal address is the stevepj one if you still have it David.
  14. Ivan, I've sent you a message with my PayPal email address. Once payment received I'll post the mug out, can you add your address in the notes on PayPal or in reply to the message I've sent. Two greens left folks. Can one of the committee send me a PayPal address so I can forward any money from these three mugs on to you? Thanks
  15. I have the last three mugs from the batch ordered in 2008 sat in packaging on a shelf in the garage, one with a yellow car and two with green. I'll send them out for £5.00 each and then forward the money to the club. Send me a message with your preferred colour and for my paypal address. Send the money as a friends and family payment and put mug in there somewhere. The mugs are as in the first post in the link below. Mugs
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