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  1. If you had different wheel offset between your sets of wheels, would that affect it?
  2. I fitted Rekord/Carlton calipers on non-vented 246 discs, and DS2500 pads, under standard 13" Rostyles. I find them great, I'm long past any boyracer antics, but for occasional 'spirited' driving, they are great. There was a thread on here somewhere, guy used the Astra caliper/Audi disc combination under 13" ATS on an A-series, which gives 256mm discs.
  3. Wow Ian. I've been mostly offline for a month or so, part of a sort of self-imposed de-stress. You've made some progress since early July! Fair play, delighted for you.
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    Steady does it!

    Think you're going to need a bonnet scoop there Andy! 😂
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    Steady does it!

    Great stuff Andy! Your steering rack idea all worked out for clearance then?
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    Hi Andy, Long time no talk, sounds like you're getting there then?! When I was priming mine, I just did it with the rocker cover off until I saw oil at the followers. You might have solid followers tho? Pressure is just pressure, right? So if the ignition switch is on, voltage at the sender, presumably the reading you would get will be right? You could always just rig up a temporary mechanical pressure gauge for testing purposes, so as to take any question about the sender out of the equation? Hope all are well, Fin
  7. Good work, you're at 110% dedication for sure!
  8. Nice work! I need to replace the bearings in my a series steering column too. Is it a big job to get the ignition barrel, signal stalk etc, off? I was a bit scared off by the Haynes manual talking about shear bolts etc. In practice, how big a job is it?
  9. Now that would be a good trick! Chris - did you manage to find any number 5s?
  10. Thanks Shug, let me know what you find, and if you're happy to sell what you don't need out of the set. Chris, If you send me your paypal too, and a price for both sides of 7 and 5 (if you have 5), I'll pay you for those.
  11. Thanks for the diagram Chris.I need 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7 for both sides I would take 1, 5 (if you have them) and 7 off you, and if Shug is happy, one of us can buy the 1,2,3 set, and we split it as we need? Shug - this was your thread...can we agree on a deal for the 1,2,3 set that means you get piece 3 for the driverside? Either you buy the set, or I do, and we separate it as needed? Fin
  12. Thanks Andy. Shug, if Chris only wants to sell as a set, we could come to a deal to split it between us, so you get the bit you need?
  13. Just caught up with your thread, had missed out since Christmas. Wow, some progress, great work. Great patience and perseverance too. What are we all going to do when you're finished?! Any chance you'd start on another resto straight away...?!
  14. All 3 pieces? Sorry, I’m confused...! Is it not a single piece of trim that runs from the joint at the top corner of the A pillar, along the gutter, and down the C pillar? I need the A pillar bit, and the other bit that runs along the roof and down the C pillar. (shug - you’d have first refusal anyway...)
  15. Hi Shug, I can't help I'm afraid, I need the piece for both sides! But any chance you'd sell one of your spare passenger side pieces? At least that'd get me halfway there! Fin
  16. ok, thanks for the suggestions guys! Fin
  17. Guys, The bonnet on my A-series has started to come away from the internal strengthening frame in a few places. What do I use to bond it back together? I figure I need something permanently flexible to allow for expansion and contraction, else the bonnet will distort. Is Tigerseal the way to go? Thanks, Fin
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    Steering help

    This one OK? I had taken it at the weekend as well...excuse the grubbiness of it all...!
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    Steering help

    Hi Andy, Sounds like you're deep in the midst of it again! I had a bad case of manflu at the weekend, but I manged to crawl under the car and take a measurement using my calibrated measuring tool - an M6 bolt! Overall bolt length is 21mm, you see the sump tapers towards the back of the car, you probably only have maybe 19mm clearance the lowest point. If you need anything else just let me know. Fin
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    Steering help

    Hi Andy, I could get this for you at the weekend, unless someone else gets there first! Fin
  21. I did this very project years ago, not long after I bought my car. At the time I was able to get new connectors and crimps for every part of the loom, except the 3-pin connector for the throttle switch. New ECU plugs were even available, although that was probably 7 or 8 years ago. I might have some photos somewhere, I can try and dig them up if they might be of use to you? Doing the job wasn't so bad, I made up a pegboard on a stiff cardboard sheet, and laid it out that way. I was also lucky because I have access to the correct crimping tools in work.
  22. Curiosity...What tool do you find best for cutting the steel patches out of the sheet?
  23. ah! perfect, yes, that's exactly what I need I think. Good find, thanks a lot!
  24. Thanks, yeh, the other window is actually a little loose at the front, but secure at the back, but not as bad as the other side! I could take the whole window assy etc out to examine, but I'd rather not unless I knew there was something I could actually fix.
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