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tomcattom

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  1. Maybe they don't understand imperial measurements... Seller should have listed them as 43.2cm wheels
  2. Nankang NS2R comes in the correct size and I think there is also a Falken in that size, can't remember the model though.
  3. Is it me or is there a gauge where the left hand air vent should be in the binnacle? Or did the Sport 300 not have that vent?
  4. The house refurb has been gettig in the way again so not a great deal of progress on the banana other than I started putting the oil coolers back on the car yesterday. Closed cell foam fitted around the coolers. I only did three sides because the shape of the ducts means anything I put on the outside facing short edge is pretty much redundtant. The nearside cooler is fully reinstalled and all the pipework buttoned up. A liberal smear of Duralac was used on all the mating surfaces here. Things weren't quite so simple on the offside. The knock its h
  5. Very sad. Never met him but certainly have, and will like continue to benefit from the information he shared on here.
  6. Measurements taken from my brand new unused KV85 leads 1 = 8.11k 2 = 7.87k 3 = 6.40k 4 = 6.34k
  7. I've got a brand new set of Magnecor KV85's waiting to go on my car. I can measure them later in the week if you want @AndyPG
  8. I put a flexible hose clamp (eg: https://hilka.co.uk/3-pce-hose-clamp-pliers-12701003.html) on both of the hoses Mike has highlighted then disconnected one of the hoses from the crossover pipe and caught the small amount of fuel from the crossover in a suitable tub. I then got a jerry can under the car and stuffed the clamped off hose into it and released the clamp to drain the fuel from each tank in turn. Finally I drained the last little bit out of the offside tank using the drain bolt on the bottom. Found that the easiest way to drain the fuel in a safe/controlled manner without gettin
  9. Received the new Royal Mint £5 coin featuring Wet Nellie this morning.
  10. Thanks for the tips @Barrykearley and @LOTUSMAN33. I've tried various clearners before but never felt they really worked aswell as they should. Given I don't currently have host water pressure washer/steam cleaner (its on the garage wish list) I'll give the carplan stuff a try while the car is up on stands in the garage and see how that works.
  11. Latest update on Tim's Enthusiast Garage S4 restoration.
  12. What is your weapon of choice for degreasing? The engine in mine is covered in oily deposits that I want to clean off to work out where the leak(s) are actually coming from.
  13. I've never driven a properly set up Esprit to know what it should feel like but having done only a mere 160 miles in my "project" in the two years I've had it (most of that mileage was the first journey home in it) I know the tracking is clearly all over the place. Once its back on the road the first thing I plan to do is look at the alignment since to me that can make or break (literally in this case ) the driving experience of the car.
  14. There should be a pair of screws in the tray under the arm rest and the front end is secured with a strip of velcro. That should allow you to lift it enough to remove the various electrical connectors and then you can completely remove the trim.
  15. Will do. I'll only know how things are when I attempt to bleed the system in the coming days/weeks. I couldn't fault VMC's work. They quoted a week turnaround when I spoke to them on the phone but mine took a bit longer because they weren't happy with the finish on their first attempt so they gave them another coat, ended up taking about two weeks when you factor in the time taken for the courier to drop them off and return them too.
  16. It's taken a lot of hard work on the house refurb to get that quality dust sheen!
  17. As much as it pains me to have to do it the original Delco Moraine master cylinder has gone back in this evening, just got to finish setting the pedal as per the manual. Hopefully @Chillidoggy will manufacture some more of his kits in the future so I'll be able to replace it. I also got most of the way through putting the bumper back on. The paint match isn't very good, but the picture seems to make it look at lot worse than it actually is in person. Hopefully it will improve somewhat when I've wetsanded and polished it up. Not much more I can do about it now until I can find
  18. Progress has been somewhat pedestrian of late for two reasons, the indicator reflectors (more on that in a moment) and because I had to partly repaint my previous bumper repair After completing the previous paint efforts I went to move the bumper back out to the garage and as soon as I lifted it another of the previous fibreglass repairs decided to let got and another crack opened up so I had to repair and repaint it again Its not perfect, but its passable until I can source a replacement bumper. As for the front indicators, a previous painter had eviden
  19. Yeah, got it working by downloading the image to my PC and then attaching it to the post, was the only way I could get it to end up using the s3 URL instead of the Google one. I used to be able to just copy the link from Google Photos and the forum software seemed to automatically upload the image to the S3 bucket for me but that doesn't seem to want to work now I'm just downloading all the photos to redo that previous post using the extra step.
  20. Something has definitely changed, because the way I used to attach images now doesn't result in them being uploaded to S3 storage. Not sure if its the forum update or just a conincidence and Google changed something on their end and the forum software can't copy them now. Only way I can seem to get it to work is to download all the images to my local machine and then attach them to the post, which is a bit of long winded process
  21. Test to see if I can get photos working again. Wastegate being setup:
  22. Has the update changed the way the images are handled @Bibs. I normally paste the link from google photos into the post and then the forum seems to automatically upload the image to the AWS S3 location, but it doesn't seem to have done that this time, its just left the google link. Also, how do I edit the post to try and correct the images, or am I goint to have to create a duplicate post?
  23. The photos have stopped displaying on my PC but worked fine from my phone last night. @Bibs any idea what's up?
  24. Photos have been taken on the same phone and uploaded from the same place as all my other posts. I can see the photos still so I guess the update could have had something to do with it.
  25. Progress has been somewhat pedestrian of late for two reasons, the indicator reflectors (more on that in a moment) and because I had to partly repaint my previous bumper repair After completing the previous paint efforts I went to move the bumper back out to the garage and as soon as I lifted it another of the previous fibreglass repairs decided to let got and another crack opened up so I had to repair and repaint it again Its not perfect, but its passable until I can source a replacement bumper. As for the front indicators, a previous painter had evidently seen fit
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