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    Re: Replaceing Front Indicators

    They look like this, I made the plinth on the one in the picture from stainless tube.

    They are fitted to the Harley Softails.

    Look really good in my opinion and match the shape of the...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    I wonder if the failure is due in part to the welding together of significantly different thicknesses of metals, it would be interesting to get the view of a professional welder boiler maker or such,...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Glad to see you got it sorted out Paul.

    I have dropped you a PM on a related matter.

    John
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Yep I may take a look at reverting to an ARB, but to be honest I tend to feel the problem is probably more related to the positioning of the ARB mount on the Cabrio chassis. Its design potentially...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Take a look at this Paul

    https://www.rhocar.org/index.php?/forums/topic/32640-compression-struts-tie-bar-installation-help/&do=findComment&comment=246683

    Could this be the solution, using a cut...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Paul did you look at the information Mike Garner put on the forum after he had his cabrio set up at a suspension specialist in lincoln area. I think he ended up dialing in around 4 - 6 degree castor,...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Managed to take some measurements for you Paul.

    The ARB measured as you wanted on my 24mm ARB is 319mm on both sides.

    Taking a measurement from the centre of the front ARB u-mount bolt to the...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    Paul

    Had a quick look round online on this and I can't see anywhere that shows different castor choices for the ARB. Different diameters and multiple part numbers for some diameters but nothing...
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    Re: Millie antiroll bar

    hi Paul

    Well I just took a look at the ARB that was on my Hunter which is a 24mm bar and it is marked clear as day H18, so I think the post on the other forum regards different types of ARB maybe...
  10. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    Exactly right Alan, the rally bods use group A anti sway blade kits in conjunction with the compression strut to stiffen up the suspension as removing the ARB and just using struts actually softens...
  11. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    Quite concerning Danny to hear those pics are of Simons car, it can’t have done hardly any mileage I wouldn’t have thought, as it wasn’t road worthy when Simon took it on.

    A cross brace could...
  12. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    Interesting findings Paul.

    I tend to feel the ARB mount is a bit flawed in its design and could have done with being more substantial, especially the surface area of the mounting plate.

    I will...
  13. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    Yep I know Peter managed to do that but to be honest when I modified mine I just couldn’t get the clearance I wanted at the back of the engine when using the ARB. The M20 has a water outlet on the...
  14. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    This doesn’t look too great.

    Its interesting that cars fitted with standard ARB setups, cut ARB and compression struts have all been affected.

    It makes me wonder if this is just a weakness in...
  15. Thread: Mirrors!

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    Re: Mirrors!

    As Danny says the link I provided is to Simons Cabrio pics on flickr. If you go to the full flickr site there are pictures in the “final assembly” album showing the mirror mount from inside the door....
  16. Thread: Mirrors!

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    Re: Mirrors!

    This should give you the information you need, there are pictures of the plinth and the mirror fitted if you cycle through the pictures. The only down side is fitting the plinth is better done with...
  17. Thread: MOT

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    Re: MOT

    Sorry to hear that Chris.

    It comes down to the changes they introduced in the revised mot from 20th May 2018 onwards. The mot manuals are up online and explain the changes, anything pre 98 first...
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    Re: New mot emissions

    Two different things, the quote above was in regard to the changes they proposed for IVA, cars newly presented for testing, but it did not apply to vehicles already registered. The MOT emission...
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    Re: New mot emissions

    Yes that is the best approach. The difference with the new May onwards manual though is that it specifically excludes being able to use the age of the engine get out if it was first used after 2002,...
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    New mot emissions

    Well the mot test manual has been changed from draft to in force from today and has some interesting changes on the emissions front for Kit Cars.

    If a kitcar was first used before august 1998 it...
  21. Thread: Windscreen

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    Re: Windscreen

    Cheers Dave I’ll give them a call.

    John
  22. Thread: Windscreen

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    Windscreen

    Does anyone happen to have had a new windscreen lately for their Cabrio and if case where did they source it from.

    I need one for my car and thought I would try and save some leg work before I...
  23. Re: Road Vehicles, improving air quality and safety-Gov.UK

    Good news indeed. Lets hope the current draft mot manual is updated to match, at the moment pre 98 cars are fine, treated as first use pre 75 so visual only but post 98 first use are emmisions as per...
  24. Re: Road Vehicles, improving air quality and safety-Gov.UK

    There is some interesting info on the mot standards that seem to clear up a lot of the misinformation regards emissions for existing registered kit cars.
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  25. Re: Road Vehicles, improving air quality and safety-Gov.UK

    But the opening paragraph heading is for New Cars “4. Proposed changes to emissions standards for new vehicles using national schemes”

    I can’t see how they can do it retrospectivly unless it was...
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