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  1. It's no retrofit ... i have to fit a new loom anyway so this is one option
  2. Good questions . Oil pressure is fine as it is by a pipe , presumably the other feeds go from , for example, the temperature sender into the canbus which reads the current and sends a feed out to the water temp gauge based on how you calibrate it . It looked clever .
  3. Decided that although the chassis looks fine and dandy , with everything else I am doing to the car it would be a bit short sighted ( which i am .. ) to not have the chassis checked for twist etc . I know the car had an accident at sometime as one lower link was bent and a track rod and also it has a rear quarter grafted on ( which I hadn't noticed until the slight difference side to side was pointed out by the body magician . So I'll strip the front down and get it checked and powder coated . Mmmm - going backwards ...
  4. It appears to be a self standing unit that is programmed via laptop . It comes with a multiplexed keypad that can be programmed to replicate the switch functions if , for example a switch fails ... switches etc would only have small current wires back to the canbus .... Is this acceptable ???? ( thought this was interesting in this resto-mod thread )
  5. I'm looking at a CANBUS system for the wiring to ensure reliability . Like you I want a useable car but not the drama elements that I suspect are mainly wiring related in a car rebuilt with new parts. Not going injection thou as I want something with carbs that will occasionally foul a plug
  6. Nothing major to report on mine . I’ve had new joints in the driveshafts and that’s it . I’m expecting most bits to start arriving at the end of the month including the engine ,so hope to be able to start progress again in May .
  7. One of my Airedale's thinks she's a rapper ...
  8. Burg - you are confusing my JPS thread and giving the impression that my car is considerably further ahead than it is by showing your progress . You are depressing me lol
  9. Burg - my dash etc are all away getting trimmed - exactly the same bits as per your picture . I don't know your timing but I'm hoping to get the parts back in the next few weeks and once I've seen them I will give details of who has done them . They are also doing my seats when I get the material sorted .
  10. Are they the original rear calipers ? Mine are missing so I have the PNM kit coming
  11. Thanks for the replies - the soup video doesn't show removal and from what you say Pete , it is just a case of getting the job done and it nay not be pretty
  12. Can someone advise/point me in the direction of a thread - how do you remove the chrome windscreen surrounds ? Is it the case that they will always be damaged when removed ? I need to do the front and rear screens and as they aren't gold I probably need to replace anyway . Thanks
  13. Tofe_auto - Merci I'm hoping to get the sample shortly so will post up here
  14. That looks brilliant . I do love the tartan seats . As you say it is all a compromise one way or the other . My seats don’t need a full rebuild and the dash will be like new . Steve quoted £15k for the retrim . I couldn’t see the value in that versus what I believe I will get for substantially less , abide I will do lots of hours myself . The key for me in the work I’m doing is to get the seat inserts remade . It is a special part of the JPS.
  15. I have a 3 inch hole in one seat . Which is a shame as otherwise the seats are fine I have a local co doing my interior for around 20% of the quote from Steve . Not like for like as I’ve removed and will refit all the bits . And I’m sure his work is excellent , I’m spending the money on the running gear and body The body pics aren’t mine , it is waiting for the Master , next in the queue and I can’t wait 👍🏻
  16. I did get a quote from him a while ago to do the whole interior . He can obviously chose his customers . I can’t see how the issue can be resolved without the correct material which isn’t currently available ...
  17. Oh , that is looking nice . Mine has stalled waiting parts etc but hopefully it will be full steam ahead in the next 6 weeks. I am waiting for the seat trim samples to arrive - how are your seats ?? I bought a plastic lever from SJ - your machined one looks great
  18. Finally managed to get the car re-registered in the UK . I had forgotten to tell HMRC that I'd " imported " the car so my first DVLA attempt was rejected . Sorted the NOVA and have today received a v5 in my name with original number plate . So welcome back to the UK HLE 153T
  19. I like the fact that it may have been on my car at some point . The seller didn't know which cars he'd had but found a record of my number plate in his files . As I didn't have a gear knob ,I'm happy with my purchase
  20. Little progress on the car whilst I wait for engine , parts and body to go to paint . However I managed to find a gear knob on ebay that is in transit now - the seller said it had previously been on a JPS he owned . I've been in touch with him and he owned 3 cars over the years - one of which was mine in 2001 ! So maybe the original gear knob for the car The trim samples are due in 4 weeks for the seat inserts so that's coming on too .
  21. I just bought it . Does it need the proper "top " ie gear positions .
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