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by osholt
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: Mk2 Tow Bar Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Mk2 Tow Bar Wanted

I am on the look out for a usable tow bar for a Mk 2 saloon. I have seen they’re available new from a few places but I wanted to see if anyone has a complete tow bar that they are willing to part with. If it needs shot blasting and powder coating that’s fine. If it’s rusted through or bent then mayb...
by osholt
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Tow bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Tow bars

Thanks all for the advice, suggestions and pictures! A tow bar is definitely on my wish list of parts; I will keep the fitting and mounting advice in mind. I will look into ordering one!

Oliver
by osholt
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Tow bars
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Tow bars

Hi all, As my car is currently up in the air and apart for other upgrades, including having the fuel tank out, I was considering adding a tow bar for the odd occasion I need to tow a small trailer or maybe a small caravan in the future. I have seen the TSSC sell what appears to be a "bolt on" tow ba...
by osholt
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: PI Conversion -- Fuel Lines etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 4364

Re: PI Conversion -- Fuel Lines etc.

Hi all,

Thank you all for the replies! I did read them at the time but forgot to reply. Project is progressing nicely and fuel line queries have been addressed.

Thanks,

Oliver
by osholt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: PI Conversion -- Fuel Lines etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 4364

PI Conversion -- Fuel Lines etc.

I took my 2000 saloon off the road in September after I moved house to start a PhD; it is now in my parents garage with the longer term aim of converting it to PI. It was running fine when it went in, I just did not have anywhere to park undercover which is becoming essential due to the increase in ...
by osholt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Interior moulded cardboard parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Interior moulded cardboard parts

I was wondering if anyone knows of a source for replacement moulded cardboard parts that go beside the centre console and cover the top of the passenger parcel shelf for Mk2s? A pattern drawing would also be useful. They have been rather tatty in my car since I bought it. I don’t think they are in g...
by osholt
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Fuel warning light always on
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

Fuel warning light always on

Since I fixed the earthing issue my car had I have now set to work at fixing all the other minor electrical issues which the earth problem was partially masking. The most annoying of them at the moment is the fuel warning light is stuck on. The sender unit appears to be working as the fuel gauge wor...
by osholt
Fri May 26, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad Earth Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Re: Bad Earth Problems

I found the cause of my problems. It's a weird one, at least in my experience. The very short earthing strap from the battery negative to the suspension turret was not connected when I bought the car. I now realise this was becuase the battery terminals were on the side facing towards the centre of ...
by osholt
Sun May 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Bad Earth Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2779

Bad Earth Problems

Hello, What started as a 'simple' job to swap out the radio and the dashboard has ended up being a wiring disaster. I believe the problems are caused by a bad earth which I have managed to disturb in the disassembly process. The interior light works sporadically but most of the dash warning lights, ...
by osholt
Sat May 13, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Radio Mounting
Replies: 12
Views: 4804

Radio Mounting

Hello again, I replaced my centre console today as the old one was in particularly bad shape. The old one had a modern DIN radio just sitting in the hole above the heater with a bit of chipboard nailed to the wood surround to act as a platform. Under heavy acceleration it had a tendency to slide out...