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Old 18-03-2020, 08:23 PM   #101
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They changed Snickers back to Marathon for a few months at the end of last year for a Retro edition. I have no idea what a Golden Cup is though.

The tailpipes are black and sooty so i think its running a bit rich.
The steering wheel also covers most of the rev counter too which is a bugger.
Ahh they were lovely, tasted a bit like a Galaxy caramel
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Ahh, i don't remember them at all.

I'm gonna remove the front shocks again and see if its possible to gain a little more compression length. The Bugpack short shocks are too short and stock length ones are slightly too long. Can't afford to have custom length ones made so hoping to somehow trim down the rubber top mount buffers as they are this type:

Not sure how you stop the piston rod from turning while you unscrew the top mount though as the shock has a plastic cover sleeve over it so you can't get to it.
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I'm gonna see if its possible to chop the 2" rubber part out (in the right of the above piccy) but leave the flange that connects it to the plastic sleeve on the shock and then glue it back together.
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Had a ring around a few tyre places and no one will touch the bug to do the tracking as they don't know how.
I suppose if i get them to check it i can then adjust it when i get home.
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Had a ring around a few tyre places and no one will touch the bug to do the tracking as they don't know how.
I suppose if i get them to check it i can then adjust it when i get home.
Length of fishing line, a lead weight, some axle stands and a tape measure a few vids on you tube.
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Had a ring around a few tyre places and no one will touch the bug to do the tracking as they don't know how.
I suppose if i get them to check it i can then adjust it when i get home.
Really thereís no difference to a modern car. Itís exactly the same principle.
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Length of fishing line, a lead weight, some axle stands and a tape measure a few vids on you tube.
I set it up as best i could using tape measure and it tracks nicely in a straight line so can't be too far off. Just the camber i wasn't sure of. It seems to be in spec though.

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Old stuff scares them i suppose. The measurements aren't on their computer so they won't try.
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I set it up as best i could using tape measure and it tracks nicely in a straight line so can't be too far off. Just the camber i wasn't sure of. It seems to be in spec though.


Old stuff scares them i suppose. The measurements aren't on their computer so they won't try.
I've had it done 3 times over the past 20years or so, but all old school mechanics with basic set up, last of them made his own with some angle iron and got it 100%.
I've never asked anywhere else to do it as I wouldn't trust them
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I set it up as best i could using tape measure and it tracks nicely in a straight line so can't be too far off. Just the camber i wasn't sure of. It seems to be in spec though.


Old stuff scares them i suppose. The measurements aren't on their computer so they won't try.
I set mine up last time, using a spirit level a length of steel with holes drilled in it for two bolts to set up the camber. The bolts lined up with the rim edge top and bottom. I set it up with 1 degree negative camber at the front matched both sides. This is not stock but I wanted it like that for better front end grip during the rally. It worked well.
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I set mine up last time, using a spirit level a length of steel with holes drilled in it for two bolts to set up the camber. The bolts lined up with the rim edge top and bottom. I set it up with 1 degree negative camber at the front matched both sides. This is not stock but I wanted it like that for better front end grip during the rally. It worked well.
I set mine at zero front camber. Haven't checked it since i've put fuel and the spare in. I've got an app on my phone and a length of 1x1" timber with screws in so they touch the wheel rims.
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