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Clarky5150

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  1. Man, I wished I didn't work 60 hour weeks. It's amazing how fast you can turn a project round with enough time, knowledge and a financially unobtrusive other half.
  2. Looking great. Well done for getting stuck in with the flu. My office is like a ghost ship since Christmas.
  3. Anything is an improvement. Bass response is generally poor as the enclosure behind the rear speakers is about a litre and the speakers have no room to move air. I considered putting a port in but the results would have been negligible. A slim under seat woofer is the only option I can think of behind the passenger seat but it would mean I could only carry an Umpa Lumpa as a passenger.
  4. They are NOT the keys. They fit the BL door locks prior to 93. These are.....
  5. Not sure on the screw hole widths as mine are in now. If it helps mine are Pioneer Ts and the original grilles went straight on. Those RFs should sound significantly better. I run the components as the treble is either lost or very brittle due to positioning of front speakers. The rear tweets allow you to run significantly less treble but have a far better sound and sound stage.
  6. 18 ft crusader with an 80 merc with power trim and tilt. Did the round Isle of White challenge with my mate skiing behind it. Had to link to pull ropes together because the swell was sooo big. Good times. I worked at Mill Rythe.
  7. Lived and worked on Hayling as a younger man in the late 80s life guarding at one of the Warners camps. Had bugger all money but a half share in a ski boat. Spent most of the summer skiing in Langston harbour or cruising my MG Metro up and down Southsea. No cash and not a care in the world. Good times ?
  8. If I'd have known about that one it would have been on my drive not yours lol.
  9. Nope, crimp connectors. If your fronts are like mine were the paper cones were shot. Marked improvement with some decent aftermarket coax's in there. Don't be tempted with the Halfords stuff, better off getting some used infinities, pioneers etc off fleabay for same price. fyi I mounted some infinity components in the rear. Big improvement in clarity but bass response very limited due to the tiny enclosures. You may still struggle with the far screws with the drill chuck. Think there is only about 30mm clearance! Old v new front drivers.
  10. I did mine binnacle in situ. Get a Philips head bit from one of the multi head screw drivers they sell at most petrol stations halfrauds etc and put it in the end of a small ring spanner. Secure it with blue tack or tape. Slow and steady is the name of the game.
  11. Ahh, the plot thickens. A mate of mine said he was buying an S4S locally that needed work. Guess you beat him to it.
  12. Mine gets out most days. Bit too icy up our way today however.
  13. My spare is a Silca branded aftermarket key which says YM and 27P on it. Hope this helps.
  14. Thanks Barry. I could only find the parts section. Need my eyes sorting as well as the geo.
  15. I am struggling to find the geo settings for the S4 and mine is going in on Monday for set up. I'm sure I skim read a post some months ago where someone posted the best settings which may or may not have been factory spec. I ideally want to dial out some of the chronic oversteer I am currently suffering. any pointers in the right direction would be gratefully received.
  16. Great car Barry. Are you happy the engine was out solely for the tanks, manifold and clutch or will you be splitting it just to make sure?
  17. Nope both in use. Original springs so one may have sagged more over time I guess. Don't think any more work will get done till post Christmas now.
  18. To get the rear to sit evenly I've had to wind the off side damper up another 15mm compared to the near side. Is this normal?
  19. Snow halts play unfortunately. Had a chance however to start setting up the shocks. Rear now about right on near side. Off side still low. Took her for an extended bedding in run today. One really good positive of the new dampers is the braking is now very good. 80 to zero pulls straight and true and stops really well. Unbelievable really to say most people hate the delco system.
  20. I think he has enough on his plate right now without another project. Would even pass muster with some futuras and backdate the back end for me but don't like it as is I'm afraid.
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