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Forum: Vauxhall Chat 08-05-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Birdman
What plastic bits? Oh hang on, maybe that's why...

What plastic bits? Oh hang on, maybe that's why my high geared F18WR box kept grinding going into 3rd. Good job I have a spare and a F16WR waiting in the wings. Take a pic if you can. Might have the...
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 06-05-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By Birdman
Shaun you are over worrying. I have the big...

Shaun you are over worrying. I have the big standard XE pullet and smallest Denso with small pulley. Car has had it for years now. Besides your car will probably only do 10 miles in the next decade....
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 01-05-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 91,307
Posted By Birdman
Yes from what I remember it has a slight bend not...

Yes from what I remember it has a slight bend not dead straight.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 25-04-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 905
Views: 91,307
Posted By Birdman
Don't sell the bloody horse shoe, you need all...

Don't sell the bloody horse shoe, you need all the luck you can get these days...:-o
Forum: Newbie Forum 22-04-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Birdman
To be honest you cannot get most of the engines...

To be honest you cannot get most of the engines we use here in UK in the States like K series , Vauxhalls etc. Most of the US based guys ago for Honda D series for a fun fast car, Honda B series for...
Forum: Rover Builds 17-03-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 889
Views: 178,771
Posted By Birdman
LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES ( sound good too, some of...

LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES ( sound good too, some of the time).:p

I say do whatever you want to your cars now, because EVs and autonomous vehicles etc are all coming along pretty quickly. Plenty of...
Forum: Honda Builds 18-02-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 32,034
Posted By Birdman
Yeah, that looks so much better.

Yeah, that looks so much better.
Forum: Honda Builds 17-02-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 32,034
Posted By Birdman
Can you get a better radius in the 3 areas that...

Can you get a better radius in the 3 areas that look to be almost right angles? That''s the most likely place for a fatigue crack to propagate from. In the previous pic where the shape is penned onto...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 03-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Birdman
Yeah McGills is really the only affordable place....

Yeah McGills is really the only affordable place. I made my frame and it's v similar to AMT arrangement with some mods and beefed up. 10 x rosejoints as everything is on car adjustable. I have the...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 19-01-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,379
Posted By Birdman
Mini is Mini. That's why people love it. It's...

Mini is Mini. That's why people love it. It's unique and was affordable, with go cart handling. Then you could do whatever you wanted to do it to put your own stamp on it. A car that you could tinker...
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 12-01-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Birdman
The positive to the starter solenoid that is...

The positive to the starter solenoid that is activated by the ignition?
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 07-01-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Birdman
Just use that engine. Early redtops are getting...

Just use that engine. Early redtops are getting hard to find and cost more. Getting 175 - 180 hp is cheap and really is a a DIY job,Carbs ( bike or 45's) . Dizzy from cavalier or H&H Ignition, Bogg...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 06-01-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Birdman
Engine looks to be late C20XE ( LAST Type) This...

Engine looks to be late C20XE ( LAST Type) This had the Ecotec plug cover but is not actually an ecotec. This was done on some to allow the engine to be used in a category of racing a bit longer. i...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 10-12-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Birdman
For Info: The early OBP units were very flimsy,...

For Info: The early OBP units were very flimsy, as stated by some mini users who sent them back. I believe they have made them a bit sturdier now, but have no proof. Maybe some people on here have...
Forum: Honda Builds 10-12-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,144
Posted By Birdman
Yep and looking good.:)

Yep and looking good.:)
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 25-11-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,831
Posted By Birdman
What effort? :confused: If that's effort then...

What effort? :confused: If that's effort then just give up now. Haven't you got watsons frame? So no tie bar bolts for you to worry about?
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 24-11-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,831
Posted By Birdman
Yes, but on a car that you built yourself it is...

Yes, but on a car that you built yourself it is good to regularly go around and check everything for tightness and play. Mini wasn't designed for these engines and gearboxes. Nearly all the tie rod...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 23-11-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,831
Posted By Birdman
Yes that is good practice, but if you use allen...

Yes that is good practice, but if you use allen head cap bolts you can't get the allen key in there with it assembled. Having to separate and damage the balljoint possibly just to release the tie...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 22-11-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Birdman
Nova Upgraded struts?

Nova Upgraded struts?
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 18-11-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,313
Posted By Birdman
Nice one Kam. Think I'll order me one of those......

Nice one Kam. Think I'll order me one of those... :)
Forum: 16v Mini Videos 17-11-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Birdman
Good video again.. can't wait for the next...

Good video again.. can't wait for the next one..:D
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 14-11-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 50,573
Posted By Birdman
Fingers crossed.

Fingers crossed.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 09-11-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 50,573
Posted By Birdman
I had the same thing with my XE. I also cranked...

I had the same thing with my XE. I also cranked it for a bit with same initial results. Then checked the pressure relief valve was not stuck etc. Then with some advice from SBD I went for a start and...
Forum: Rover Chat 12-10-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 844
Posted By Birdman
Are you using it in the correct direction of...

Are you using it in the correct direction of rotation? Some can be used either direction with their cooling fan others can't or may need cooling fan of different direction. Just guessing.
Forum: Honda Chat 09-10-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Birdman
Check CV joints are fully located into hub /...

Check CV joints are fully located into hub / bearings. Check for excessive neg camber. Get longer track rod ends.
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