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  1. #21 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    Cheers guys,

    Another link to add to the build plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyf View Post
    Just make sure that they are not boat cigarette lighter sockets as they are a different size to the car ones... Fell foul of that myself last year.
    As you can see in the test picture, the standard in-car satnav charger fit nicely into the socket. However, it's just a charger port rather than a cigarette lighter. My sat-nav only draws 1.3A max.
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  3. #23 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Turpin View Post
    Sounds goodbut where did you get it from?
    Mines on its way!
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  4. #24 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    You'll not be disappointed. It's a neat little setup.
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    Geoff Goldblum once said…”Err…Life finds a way…” which are very prophetic words indeed. In this case, it found a way to prevent me getting on with my rebuild. Completion target dates have come and gone as things that require my immediate attention have cropped up but I work when I can and slowly but surely, I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    There are many things I have done but identifying all the suspension and brake components and the subsequent stripping/painting/refurbing/rebuilding work has taken longer and been a bigger task than expected!!! I did well because I only bought one item in error.
    Firstly and in preparation for the dash going back in, I revisited the demister vents and whilst I was in the process of replacing the fuel gauge, I decided to colour code the clock binnacle.
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    Then I turned my attention to all four corners and the frame mounting points.
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    When coming to the end of the suspension and brake work, I did away with the standard airbox and fitted a cone air filter by taking some plastic pipe reducers I had bought from B&Q and modifying them to join the new filter with the existing rubber throttle pipe connection. I then made a little bracket for this which is mounted to another bracket that supports one of the gear cables. It now sits nicely under one of the clamshell humps near the rear mesh panel; hopefully it’ll get cooler air from where it was situated before but still remain protected from rain and dirt.20171020_183507.jpg
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    Looking great - just don't count up all the hours involved !
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    ooh yes lovely. Can i ask a question? Why does the upper wishbone have a bit of tube sticking out before the wishbone itself is welded on? Do you understand what I mean? It looks like a weak spot in design to me? Im sure an engineer will be along in aminute to point out why it's like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronfurnival View Post
    ooh yes lovely. Can i ask a question? Why does the upper wishbone have a bit of tube sticking out before the wishbone itself is welded on? Do you understand what I mean? It looks like a weak spot in design to me? Im sure an engineer will be along in aminute to point out why it's like that.

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    The picture doesn't show it but I plated the open tubes to (imo) add strength and keep any detritus collecting so causing rust.
    I had to cut the pipe back as it was rubbing the springs on the rear before plating up. Wasn't impressed with the design as it was...2017-06-23 21.34.22.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunn View Post
    Looking great - just don't count up all the hours involved !
    I have a new found respect for how long and how much work is involved, not to mention the expense. Most people will think 10mins with a wire brush and a can of paint and the job is done. Not so..!
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