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  1. Re: Fuel pipe replacement, car peed on the floor

    This is the hose I got this time, it’s marked as E10 compatible.

    https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/mocal-high-pressure-fuel-hose-611856/

    plus a little bit of OEM supplied BMW in tank fuel hose....
  2. Fuel pipe replacement, car peed on the floor

    Car peed on the floor…


    http://www.msportster.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/29233E91-2B73-4839-9C50-E6B1C2E5F0A6-1024x768.jpeg

    It’s a bit drippy here at the back, but also at the front on...
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    Re: Unfinished Sportster on eBay

    It’s a shame water got into that engine :(
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    Re: Sportster gearing revs and differentials.

    I got the numbers wrong for 3.91 + 205/55/15, I've edited it (sorry!) I was looking at it thinking, the 55 height should br lower than the 60.

    This is the math:

    205/60/15 - 1st Gear 3.83 -...
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    Re: Sportster gearing revs and differentials.

    Did some maths, assuming a 6500 RPM redline (mines up a bit from stock at 6750)

    Geared speed in mph at 6500RPM with 205/60/R15 and a 3.91 diff on stock E30 260 5 speed :

    1) 31.9
    2) 55.5
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    Re: Sportster gearing revs and differentials.

    I have the M20 rebuilt with an M50B28 crank so it's a 2.8, and a 325 Getrag 260 box and a 3.91 LSD. 1st is pretty much a waste of time, only use it to pull away a little and switch to 2nd.

    The...
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    New coolant, fixed the drain plug.

    Small, but long over due job. This drain plug has been leaking forever, the drain part is reverse thread and normal thread into the radiator. The thread into the radiator needed more PTFE to fix the...
  8. Thread: Seats

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    Re: Seats

    Those intatrim seats look nice :)

    I ended up deciding to repair the Cobra seat for now and reenforcing the weak points. Getting S2000 or other seats would have needed a colour change too so I...
  9. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    In the case of the ford TCA bushes needed for the Sportster you can buy the purple or black. How hard the material is measured with a shore durometer; there's a nice set of examples on wikipeadia...
  10. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Yeah it's only support in the centre, not on the outsides. The poly bushes have a metal sleeve on the inside. Im using large washers either side of each bush to prevent the polyurethane from moving...
  11. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I've not done anything with them yet, I had a bunch of stuff, including broken seat that held me up. I'm considering making brackets to go on the outsides of the wishbone mounts which would greatly...
  12. My Cobra Roadster 7 drvier seat broke in half, but I fixed it

    The Cobra Roadster 7 look nice, but the construction quality is questionable at best. After 6500 miles the driver seat broke in two. I’m very happy the nice SVA man insisted on the seat belt bar as...
  13. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Thanks for all the input everyone. Been a bit busy at work so not had time to check back last few days :)
  14. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Thanks for offer of making the parts, I was hoping to be done for the weekend to attend Stoneleigh with the Sportster.

    I have the equipment to heat the metal up and old engine oil to harden the...
  15. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Decided to order some silver steel to make new parts and get it back on the road. Better than the fatigued metal in there now. I’ll investigate further into other metals later. I’ve not got 100%...
  16. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    Thank you that’s really helpful info :)
  17. Re: Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I don’t know what material i should use. I need consult with someone who knows metal. If different metal is better for the application I will use that.

    Looking at bolts / metal strength tables...
  18. Check you upper wishbone mount rods now and again, plus new bushes

    I changed the upper bushes today. They were rally design ones, which I’ve now replaced with Powerflex. I thought the bushes had worn as things didn’t look straight anymore. Turns out it was...
  19. Re: Reassembly, electrics, paint, paint protection and back on the road

    Thanks, very nice :)
  20. Reassembly, electrics, paint, paint protection and back on the road

    The rear wings, tub and spare cover are back from http://www.specialisedpaintwork.com/ for some touch up work and removal of all the stone chips on the wings! The wings were starting to look more...
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    Re: Historic at last

    My borther has a 67 Mustang, he gets an MOT every year too. It's peice of mind that a 3rd party has check it over once a year :)
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    Re: Historic at last

    Very interesting, I’d read the free tax and no mot wouldn’t apply to kit cars. Something to look forward to in a while for the Sportster. My date of first reg is Jan 1988 (donor year) on the V5 and...
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    Re: Post a picture of your Sportster

    Very nice :)
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    Re: Gearstick removal from doner

    It is indeed a bit of a pain, but yeah two screw drivers and turn the plastic part around the stick the tried and tested method. I've used just one screw driver in the past. Squirt of lube might help...
  25. Thread: Seats

    by Patrick
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    Seats

    Has anyone fitted S2000 seats to a Sportster? The frame on one of my Cobra Roadster 7's is cracked so I'm thinking about changing for something more substantial. I don't need the harness holes...
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