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    New coolant tank, small but nice change

    Purchased a new coolant expansion / header tank to replace the original 1988 part from the donor car. For the first time since building the car you can see the coolant level! Should have replaced...
  2. Re: Safety Alert Ford Sierra Compression strut problems

    Outside observer, not seen any of these in person so I may be talking nonsense:

    Is there a gusset or any triangulation above the part that seems to be floating free air (circled in red) - other...
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    Re: New Gallery Going Live !

    Looks great :)
  4. Thread: Online viewing

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    Re: Online viewing

    Some of these are pure entertainment, some more serious and some are more technical - all car stuff though:

    Bad Obsession Motorsport
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvBHWBzzB7NyU5tIiEZHBg...
  5. Thread: Project Binky

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    Re: Project Binky

    Some 3D printed arches!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5z6DSsQzU
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    Re: Fixed my heater fan

    Thanks :) Circlip, that's an excellent solution. Will keep that in mind if it comes loose again. Yeah I did the other side too, I really didn't want to have to extract the heater again any time soon.
  7. Re: A few new things, brake bias valve and water pipes

    You can never get to a project being 'finished' ;)
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    Fixed my heater fan

    For a number of years now the heater has caused problems with the fans moving out on the shaft and scraping against the side of the outer casing. The tick tick scraping noise can be heard even with...
  9. Re: A few new things, brake bias valve and water pipes

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to having a play with the settings next decent weather day. It also prepares it if I decide to add bigger brakes so I can balance it properly (something I've thought about...
  10. A few new things, brake bias valve and water pipes

    Radiator Return Pipe

    Since the car was built the return radiator hose as been a long flexi pipe, this was never a good solution. At some points the pipe rubs which eventually would have cause a...
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    Re: Hello to you all

    Welcome :) really like the colour
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    Re: New Marlin Cabrio

    Nice, looks really good :)
  13. Thread: Cabrio

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    Re: Cabrio

    I had some issues last year at the normal place I go to - they failed my Sportster for high hydrocarbons - they used the wrong test criteria for age of the engine.

    It's an 1988 engine so no CAT...
  14. Thread: It passed!

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    Re: It passed!

    Nice, well done :)
  15. Thread: Project Binky

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    Re: Project Binky

    designing a bracket right can take so long, especially the way they approach it with perfection!
  16. Re: Cleaned and conditioned the vinyl seats, and sorted a fuel filler leak

    yeah Cobra Roadster 7's - not impressed with the quality. I've had the cover off the driver seat to weld the frame back together as it had snapped on both sides (there are less than 7000 miles on the...
  17. Re: Cleaned and conditioned the vinyl seats, and sorted a fuel filler leak

    Thanks :)

    I ended up changing the filler pipe and the hoses for the vent last weekend. Degraded rubber, the fill hose more solid than rubber. The garage, and as a result my kitchen, bathroom and...
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    Re: Ford based Sportster build manual

    The BMW one didn't come what you would consider a traditional manual, it was a CD with pictures. I'll drop you a PM.
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    Re: Ford based Sportser ball joints

    I can't comment on fit on a 97, but on my 2005 - E30 BMW based kit I'm using metro ball joints, part number: GSJ268

    I normally get them from mini spares, they don't last very long though:...
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    Re: The very long way to a boot lid

    Lots of great advice, thank you :)

    Shame I only just rebuilt my exhaust a couple year ago, I have 4 tips out the rear middle again - which I prefer visually https://youtu.be/KXJBKerTiNI
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    Re: New front wing stays, old ones broke again

    Looks really nice too :) That will spread the mouting load quite a bit.

    The wings I'm using are substantially lighter than the originals, after the first wing stay failure I bought these. You...
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    Re: New front wing stays, old ones broke again

    Thanks, something for me to research for the next set! :)
  23. Cleaned and conditioned the vinyl seats, and sorted a fuel filler leak

    Did have any good standard clamps handy, the old ones were no longer holding properly. These are exhaust clamps, they're not coming off. They're done up with a 10mm socket.
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    Re: New front wing stays, old ones broke again

    The templates help a lot getting the final bend to sit about right. I used a calliper to measure the distance from the bottom of the tread over the whole tyre for the final adjustment. I also tried...
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    Re: The very long way to a boot lid

    That's a good idea, need to see if I have enough speaker grill cloth to mock something up to try.

    Years ago I added side screens which greatly reduced wind buffetting in the car, but did make the...
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