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Old 17-11-2017, 01:27 PM   #41
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Looks like its coming along nicely.

I wonder what ever happened to this aluminium bodies special?


https://www.vwheritage.com/blog/2017...odied-special/
That's very interesting. I've not seen that before.
I hope mine will look prettier........
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Old 17-11-2017, 01:58 PM   #42
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Working out steering wheel height. The column is off a type 3 (thanks Danny Lord). This gives me the collapsible elliment required for BIVA. At least I hope so! If I need to I can add a double articulation in there.
The column also has the 2 speed wiper switch. I'm not going to need this so I'm considering using it for the lights.
is that your buck / partial bodywork in the background
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is that your buck / partial bodywork in the background
If I wanted it to look like the child of a jaguar xk120 and ferrari 275 ........... which I don't lol
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There will be many changes before it's finished I'm sure! Lol
They are the best bits :-)
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Donít lower the tyre pressure to much in case the tyres balloon at high revs and you should be fine.

Actually, this is a road car and not a trials car isnít, you should be fine!
You got me to rethink the clearance, in case I ever fit wider wheels. So I cut and shut the frame this morning to give more room!
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Youíre welcome. 😬
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nice work and a Telford thread
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Let's talk brakes.

As I said, the regs say I need self adjusting front brakes. They also say that I need a warning light on the dash if the car looses hydrolic pressure. Not only that, i need to be able to test the light from the drivers seat.

I had a little panic about that. I mean, how do I do that?

Well the answer is actually quite simple. The brake master reservoir needs to have a fluid level switch. This is linked to a warning light on the dash. The accepted way of fitting a test facility is to use the handbrake switch. Oh, I don't have one of those! I'd better make one then!...
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Nice.
Any reason you didn't use a door contact switch like most modern cars instead of the microswitch?
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Let's talk brakes.

As I said, the regs say I need self adjusting front brakes. They also say that I need a warning light on the dash if the car looses hydrolic pressure. Not only that, i need to be able to test the light from the drivers seat.

I had a little panic about that. I mean, how do I do that?

Well the answer is actually quite simple. The brake master reservoir needs to have a fluid level switch. This is linked to a warning light on the dash. The accepted way of fitting a test facility is to use the handbrake switch. Oh, I don't have one of those! I'd better make one then!...
Please tell me that youíre going to address those sharp edges.
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