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Old 03-11-2017, 09:17 AM   #181
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I found it by chance one day, the only problem is that there isn't a lip round the large part of the body say 4 or 5 o'clock on the last photo so I used some Butyl sealant like the stuff that's on back of the window winders (see here https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...+TAPE&_sacat=0) loads to choose from, then put some round the bolt holes and round the body side, forced it back in then squished the bits round the sides to seal it.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:24 AM   #182
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I'm guessing it is a positive cable but the red part contacting the body is plastic/nylon and a tube so the bolt never comes into contact with the body?

Edit: ah, just spotted the link to 12voltplanet now...

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Old 03-11-2017, 09:28 AM   #183
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Yeah that's correct.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:43 PM   #184
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Just been for a drive up and down the road at the back of us HOLY POO!!!! it's quick, now with added vigor and I can drive it in and out my garage I can get on with paining the front, bonnet, doors, arches and boot.

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Old 21-11-2017, 03:16 PM   #185
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Why is it the smallest jobs take forever!! like making brackets for the header tank.
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Old 24-11-2017, 12:24 PM   #186
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Yes. But do it well and you only have to do it once.
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Old 24-11-2017, 11:25 PM   #187
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good point cliff, then hope, lol
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Old 25-11-2017, 09:40 PM   #188
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Just a small update seeing as the weather has turned very cold and I have been willing to put the car outside as the weather is so changeable nice one minuet,rain and hale stones the next! so I have been working on the front end, trying to get the grill to fit in an opening that is far to small for it to fit anywhere near (I wish ABS would redo or adjust there mold to make it more authentic to the actual size and shape of the clubman front that it's supposed to replicate) anyway I digress. I removed the engine part of the loom removed the wire out of the main ecu plug that controls the alternator extended it, refitted it and connected it to an ignition live and started the engine and the alternator now works how it should. I cleaned my header tank with a dishwasher tab, boiling water and some long grain rice, it came out quite well after a couple of rinses and a bit of a scrub with some thinners to get the last of the marks off. Right then I made a couple of new brackets to fit the grill too then made up some brackets to mount the header tank too. I've tried to mount it as high as I could with the help of some cad (cardboard assisted design) I have refilled to water system and run the engine up with the cap off the get rid of any trapped air, it burped a couple of times, I then put the cap back on to see how it went and to see the rad fan come on and off a couple of times but here's the thing as the temp rises it fills the tank right the way up with water then when the fan comes on the a few seconds later the water level drops back down again? not sure whether I've done some thing wrong or the header tank is a little bit low compared to the top of the rad (I'll get a vid up tomorrow) anyway here's a couple of pic's.

IMG_3459 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

IMG_3458 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

IMG_3457 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

IMG_3454 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

IMG_3455 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

IMG_3456 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

And last but not least grill on and one eye in, just have to heat up the the other headlight bowl and bend it in on one side to clear the side of the rad, just have to find the hot air gun now, cant remember where I put it, in a safe place, that safe I can't find it!!!!

IMG_3460 by Keith Thornburn, on Flickr

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Old 26-11-2017, 03:20 AM   #189
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cardbourd aided dezsighn, love it lol, im not at all familiar with the vvc but i think thats how them bottels work, rise in heat then fall when cooler, if thats what you said ?possably blast it a bit for more bleed
fronts looking grate, wales next june?
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Old 26-11-2017, 09:12 AM   #190
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Great progress, nice job on the header brackets.
I’ve gone back to a steel front because I just can’t get my carbon Curley front to sit nicely, composites are horrible to work with, you must have some patience getting that grille to fit.


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Old 26-11-2017, 10:26 AM   #191
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Thank's Dan, you can see on the n/s that I've had to relive a bit of the molding just above the bracket that was to get the headlamp bowl to go in, but it really needs the whole of that side grinding out by about 5mm more so to the top edge to allow the grill to fit in better but that would mean fibre glassing the side back in when I've got clearance for the side of the grill.
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Old 27-11-2017, 01:02 PM   #192
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Looking good.

Generally bottle levels do go up and down with engine speed but not by more than 15mm or so. How have you plumbed it in?

You may need to add a restriction to the small hose to throttle down the flow rate if there is not a restriction built into the engine out spigot or the bottle in spigot. Make up a slug which is a tight fit in the hose and drill a hole of about 2.5mm through it. Ideally try not to put it at the bottle end of the hose as it then squirts into the bottle and causes it to foam.

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Old 29-11-2017, 09:33 PM   #193
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Another small update seeing as the weather's to bad to do any painting , I have carried on with the niggly bits that take a age to do Like cove all the un-insulated spade terminals that I have used ( would of used insulated ones but some of the sizes only come un-insulated On a brighter note (no pun intended) it now has working side and headlights after receiving some waterproof connectors, but I'm still waiting on some twins for the indicators, also fitted some OMP ally pedals to give the clutch and brake a bigger area for my foot to press on, anyway here's a couple of pictures.

Pedals, had to cut the side off the accelerator one as it was too close to the brake pedal and I couldn't press properly with out hitting the loud pedal

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LED side lights,

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Dip beam,

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Main beam,

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You can see one of the indicators that I'm using on the n/s, they are smoked ones from a mk11 Golf or Caddy van, not to sure about them sitting a bit proud of the front panel. I might look into cutting the hole bigger and letting them sit in flush and make a couple of brackets glassed onto the back to mount them to?
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Old 30-11-2017, 06:30 AM   #194
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They’d look better flush if your not going to use the regular clubman indicators.
If you were to use regular indicators then here is the place to order them:
https://www.spiyda.com/magento/index...ight-back.html
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Old 30-11-2017, 08:26 AM   #195
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Yeah I was thinking about that last night, seeing as I haven't painted it yet I think i'll have a go at making the holes bigger then fibre glassing the main part of the holder in from the back thing is I'll only get 1 go at it!
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