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  1. Re: Will demand for UK cars in the EU drop off a cliff?

    Someone from Bulgaria was looking at my Jeep and he reckoned that having consulted his customs people, charges & tax would double the price. I’m only asking £3500 so have no idea if that would apply...
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    Re: What's your kit car owning history?

    I said 'never again' last time....then built the Midlana, so I won't say 'never again'...again, but I can't see myself doing another TBH. :)
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    Re: What's your kit car owning history?

    All modest stuff for me, as befits my low-rent background!

    Started in 1990 with a crappy Cobra kit. I naively thought I could turn a sows ear into a silk purse by using good bits. I was wrong -...
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    ETB disc/gear speed sensor

    BNIB (well, packet actually).

    Bought in haste and not needed. Packet not even opened.

    £25 inc P&P (to UK destination)

    This one:
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    Re: May have gone too big on the shed!

    Don’t fret, it’ll soon be so full of carp you won’t be able to find the floor any more....
  6. Re: The proposed ban on the sale of new petrol/diesel cars in 2030.

    All good points Norm, part of the problem is simply an extension of the trend for ever bigger cars anyway. There’s no problem making compact relatively light BEV but people seem to insist on driving...
  7. Re: The proposed ban on the sale of new petrol/diesel cars in 2030.

    The trope of ‘there isn’t enough generating capacity’ just won’t die will it. It isn’t a problem, according to the people responsible for it. The current(!) problem is charging infrastructure, or...
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    Re: 037 Recreation

    Neil Simons used one of these on his turbo-nutter car: https://www.chargecooler.co.uk/. Worked really well IIRC

    I did a DIY job on my supercharged car. Grafted a cooler core from a Jag V8 into a...
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    Good point, hadnít considered that.
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    They do look for the engine number, but if itís difficult to see they accept a photo. Once you are confident itís correct, why not just refresh it with some number/letter stamps? Avoid the angst of a...
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    That tests the eyes doesn't it! I get AR16105 002542

    How about trying to get a uniform sheen on the base material with a Scotchbrite or similar pad, moving in one direction? The engraving marks...
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    Re: Busso V6 engine numbers

    It’s reasonably visible once fully plumbed Leigh, although you might need a camera! As long as the numbers match(!) donor V5 is fine. That’s what I’ll be using for mine.
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    166 gearknob

    Bit of a long shot, but with all the interest in fitting period accurate gear knobs, I wonder if anyone has a decent OEM Alfa 166 gear knob going spare? I have one already, but it's pretty tired and...
  14. Thread: Spare Key

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    Re: Spare Key

    ...and the final product. Not exactly elegant, but it'll work for an emergency spare key. I suppose I could print a car-shaped body for it? :)

    16556

    16557
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    Re: Spare Key

    Quick update on this. After a couple of minor glitches, sorted with help from Graham, we have success. The first issue was with me using the wrong format for extracting the data, easy fix, the second...
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    Re: Spare Key

    PM now sent to the right person.....

    Doh!
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    Re: Spare Key

    Yay, adapter arrived, PM sent Robin.

    This is the CODE unit I'm working with:

    16518
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    Re: Spare Key

    .....still waiting for the SOIC8 adapter at the moment. Keen to move this along so hoping it turns up soon.
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    Re: Spare Key

    My programmer arrived today (very prompt considering...), just waiting for the SOIC8 adapter now.
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    Re: Spare Key

    Well done that man! Treat yourself to two biscuits.
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    Re: Spare Key

    Fantastic, thank you for all that - makes perfect sense.. I've just ordered the same programmer, once it makes it's way from China I'll get busy.

    I'll bother you again once I have that data dump...
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    Re: Spare Key

    Mmmm, interesting. The donor for my project came with 2 keys, but one was the valet key, so pretty useless as it stands. If I could make it a working key that would be great.

    Did you DIY the data...
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    I watch a load of these car shows where they resurrect a rusted hulk worthy of nothing but scrap, and while I have huge admiration for the skill and effort, I always wonder how long before the tin...
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    Hopefully we never stop learning. My example, I recently learned not to try and paint a chassis at home in a tent....

    So what's the next project on the production line then?
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    Re: Yet another non Stratos related project !!

    That's not just any carp, it's Californian carp! Stick it on eBay, someone will buy it.

    Car is looking great Phil.
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