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- Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:06 pm
- Forum: Series 1
- Topic: Fixing of the metal channel around the door/window openings
- Replies: 12
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Hi Jonathan, don't forget that some of the holes are for the self tapping screws that secure the can trail trim inside. ... So don't go and put rivets in all of them.
Here's one I made earlier, please enjoy a block-sanded Mini Van. Okay, Okay, it's not perfect but it is flat :wink: https://i.postimg.cc/vTXS53sm/ALBUM-COVER-3.jpg RORY - have you got any more pics of your Mini van? It looks abs gorgeous... (I learned to drive in one. 850cc, neck-snapping accelerat...
- Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:16 pm
- Forum: Pub Chat
- Topic: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All
- Replies: 4
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Yes, the unbelievable truth is...They go wrong! This is my wife Christine's lovely 13 yr old GTI Mk5. Der rear door lock ist kaputt gewesen. So while waiting for a replacement for a suspect radiator fan switch for the E, I spent a fun-packed afternoon with son Ben dismantling and diagnosing. The ele...
- Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 am
- Forum: Technical
- Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
- Replies: 15
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+1 for the Fosseway hoses Rory. V good quality. I have found all his stuff to be good - tho' not cheap, which makes complete sense.
- Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 am
- Forum: Technical
- Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
- Replies: 43
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Ash, that reminds me - in my twenties, restoring my TR4A, I had assembled the engine, clutch and gearbox and fitted into the chassis, clearing away all tools after a good weekend's work, and found a single small brass bush on the floor. Now what could that be, I asked myself.....
Hi Simon, My thoughts for what they're worth: I cannot imagine how I would have restored my car without this forum. It isn't just the impeccably researched and impossibly deep technical expertise that stands out. There is the intelligent generosity with which members take the time to understand your...
Thanks a lot Julian - "bullet-proof" sounds like a great design spec. And while you're at it, if you can make sure the brackets aren't subjecting the bottles to unhelpful stress or compression, even better. Looking forward to hearing more.
Yes John, that did occur to me....bracket also supplied by SNGB. Hard to overtighten it, as it's one bolt either done up or loose. But the shape of the bracket itself may not be perfect as you say.
Hi Julian, the thread about reservoir bottles is "Sovy Failure" and I resurrected it last week as one of mine split (not in the usual spigot area as you'll see). I think if you could come up with a durable bottle you'd sell hundreds of them.
I'd be interested to see what you can come up with Neal. Agree with Geoff that checking the level might be an issue, but I'd have thought a quick poke of the float pin ought to tell you if it needs a top up.
Here's the failed bottle. You can see the split half way up in this photo, nowhere near any seam or spigot. I can categorically say that the bottle was not subjected to pressure or stress when I fitted it (I knew they were delicate so I handled them with great care). https://i.postimg.cc/Pr2CWBsQ/IM...
I'm resurrecting this thread as my nearside (single) reservoir bottle (square design) has started leaking. Not from the spigot at the bottom, but oozing out from under the bracket, so the front surface of the bottle is wet: https://i.postimg.cc/RVqpGDpd/IMG-20200607-164928.jpg This was new from SNG ...
- Sat May 23, 2020 1:58 pm
- Forum: Technical
- Topic: Anyone got a spare section of Windscreen Trim BD20562 ?
- Replies: 2
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Rory, that is odd. Might it be you have a FHC upper chrome trim piece there?
Like you Rory I bought the Fix40 stuff a couple of years ago but the lack of intelligible instructions and the rather brutal brushes discouraged me from getting into a long term relationship with it. Whereas the MWS kit (arrived yesterday and I cleaned my wheels to celebrate) is excellent. Just be c...