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by bigestate
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars

If you position the hose on a certain angle and trim a slight piece to shorten it like I have done you can get away with using a standard non power steering bottom hose. Mines been on for 7 years and over 25,000 miles without issues 8)
by bigestate
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Re: Convert TC to S spec

Did you find your ideal car yet? I converted an early MK2 2000 to S spec which was a little more involved than converting a 2500tc. I even went to the trouble of changing it from a manual to auto. It does seem to be revving its nuts off at 70 though even with the 3.45 diff and 14" hi profile tyres. ...
by bigestate
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Pi
Replies: 63
Views: 10598

Re: Project Pi

Wow, now the exciting bit as the bits get put back on :wink: ...........Though I'm not a great fan of the tyres and wheels you have chosen :mrgreen:
by bigestate
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Engine will not start.......

I''d had thought that you should have 12 volts when cranking and 8 volts when running. Have you transposed some wires :shock: Tony. Thank you for your reply Tony, not that I know of. I was told that it could be the ignition switch and also had another suggestion on the switch. I hot wired it as inf...
by bigestate
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Engine will not start.......

Many thanks Alec. I'll check that the wirers are where there supposed to be. Maybe the wire from the ballast to the starting motor isn't up to the job anymore? 🤔
Though the ignition switch which was a possibility is no longer a possibility. 😁
by bigestate
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine will not start.......
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Engine will not start.......

Until I release the ignition key from the cranking position. I fitted a new Ballast resister the week before the RBRR which didn't help. There is 12 volts at the coil and this drops to 8 volts while cranking. Been told it could be the ignition switch contacts at the end of the barrel? It did this ab...
by bigestate
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??

A very unusual event happened last week! i had some spare time so got to work sorting out the new thrust washers and refitted the sump and drive plate along with the new sump gasket and rear crank seal 8) IMG_20181031_134828 (Small).jpg IMG_20181102_122200 (Small).jpg Next stage will be the cleaning...
by bigestate
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??

What I happened to notice was an oil leak!! :shock: IMG_20181024_172152 (Small).jpg Coming from the top part of the power steering rack :roll: It didn't end there either as I carried on removing the rest of the broken drive plate, I found another oil leak :| IMG_20181024_133601 (Small).jpg What's wi...
by bigestate
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??

Looks like you were lucky there, and caught it just in time before it let go completely! At least it is a relatively easy fix (assuming you have a replacement flywheel of course!). So what else are you expecting to, or intending to repair? I sure was, had other plates crack but nothing as thoroughe...
by bigestate
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??

Starting with a recent incident and tell tail sounds of immanent disaster, that horrid, loud, embarrassing knocking sound that comes from your car when mostly at low engine revs, but only ever noticed on an automatic version. I felt it was time to spend a little of my very little spare time and get ...