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    Slowly. My method is to chain-drill the middle...

    Slowly. My method is to chain-drill the middle out, leaving some material between the drill holes and the material you want to keep. Then, gradually hand-file out to the finished size. Some might...
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    This photo shows the bolts that hold the reverse...

    This photo shows the bolts that hold the reverse gate baulk plate. Any adjustment would be carried out from here. If the edge of the plate is worn where the bottom of the stick contacts it, that...
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    Discovered a slow leak in the rear offside tyre. ...

    Discovered a slow leak in the rear offside tyre. Can't find anything on the web about how to repair it, so I'm going to dismantle the car and sell the parts. If anyone is interested in the wheels...
  4. Thread: Bralke bleeder

    by Bannon
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    I have a hand vacuum pump kit too, and it works...

    I have a hand vacuum pump kit too, and it works very well - but I had to put grease around the bleed nipple to stop air being drawn in past the threads once opened. Everything else about it works a...
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    I removed my EPAS due to lack of self-centring...

    I removed my EPAS due to lack of self-centring and lack of feel. Yes, it's heavy at parking speeds now, but it's a nicer drive.
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    Ok, cool. Whenever suits.

    Ok, cool. Whenever suits.
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    I also have the adjustable lifter for tilting the...

    I also have the adjustable lifter for tilting the engine/box on the crane. Very useful.
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    Walton on Thames. 2.5 ton folding crane/hoist -...

    Walton on Thames. 2.5 ton folding crane/hoist - welcome to borrow it. - Glenn.
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    I'll take that off you, thanks. I'll be in touch...

    I'll take that off you, thanks. I'll be in touch soon to sort details. - Glenn.
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    Now, THAT is car building. Not just assembling a...

    Now, THAT is car building. Not just assembling a kit (which, in itself is fine), but taking a somewhat unrefined 1980's kit and applying the necessary engineering skills to make it right. Your...
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    I'll enjoy following this thread - splendid!

    I'll enjoy following this thread - splendid!
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    Nice work. Reminds me of the great lengths I...

    Nice work. Reminds me of the great lengths I went to when I made an alloy mounting bracket for my rear number plate. It was to be mounted behind the boot handle - so I took my time, made the plate...
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    My bushes fell apart and I fitted poly...

    My bushes fell apart and I fitted poly replacements. I had to use alot of extensions to get on to the bolts to remove them - maybe 4ft back so that I could swing the ratchet handle. If you have...
  14. Thread: Steering rack

    by Bannon
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    Can you post a photo of the chassis bracket that...

    Can you post a photo of the chassis bracket that the rack bolts to? Or do you know if your chassis is a mk3 or mk4? If it's mk3 you'll need to chop it off and weld on a mk4 bracket. Not a big...
  15. Walton on Thames Breakfast Club Car Meet, Sunday 1st September 2019 from 08:00.

    Very relaxed and informal gathering of just about everything of interest, this is a great quarterly meet in the picturesque setting of Walton Bridge car park at Cowey Sale, Walton on Thames, Surrey. ...
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    It was probably a local guy with a Fiero Factory...

    It was probably a local guy with a Fiero Factory replica. I know him. Really nice car too. I'm opposite HWM just over Walton Bridge, You're just the other side of the river if I'm not mistaken?
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    Not me - I've been away. What/who did you spot?

    Not me - I've been away. What/who did you spot?
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    Mine only just slip over the threaded rod. Maybe...

    Mine only just slip over the threaded rod. Maybe you were just unlucky with the nominal 10mm. Try some more rod?
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    Interesting car - but that isn't a Dax body. The...

    Interesting car - but that isn't a Dax body. The chassis might be, but I've never seen a shell like your one. I rather like it too.
  20. "KN08RAS", or "KN08 COB"? I'll stop trolling...

    "KN08RAS", or "KN08 COB"? I'll stop trolling now - just getting my coat...;)
  21. Rhymes with knob.

    Rhymes with knob.
  22. Glad you asked. I HATE them. Anything with COB,...

    Glad you asked. I HATE them. Anything with COB, or 'C600BRA or C008BRA, etc are tacky and crap. IMHO. Don't do it.
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    Yes - Where and at what time? I might be able...

    Yes - Where and at what time? I might be able to make my first ever regional meet...
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    Looking really good with the re-shaping. It's...

    Looking really good with the re-shaping. It's going to be well worth the time invested. Good stuff.
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    When you eventually get it off, I suggest you...

    When you eventually get it off, I suggest you don't refit it dry - apply some copper grease to the tapered section. That is where it's getting stuck.
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