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    Yeah, but it's a bit shit I reckon. Wanted...

    Yeah, but it's a bit shit I reckon. Wanted something a bit tidier. I have OCD with these sorts of things!

    Currently thinking lightly adhesive fabric tape, like what car manufacturers use these...
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    Wiring Loom Protection

    I'm just getting ready to paint the interior of my stripped track-day S14A. When I put all the interior wiring pack in place, I want to protect it in some way.

    In the past I've used split...
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    Yeah, she's been a bit neglected over the last 4...

    Yeah, she's been a bit neglected over the last 4 or 5 years, it's barely left the garage. That's about to change... though it's a track car now and won't be driven daily.

    Been spending a bit of...
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    She's back! ...

    She's back!


    https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4846/46491767245_a47b1ca1ba_b.jpg20190311_201502 by DaveyBoyDave, on Flickr
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    Rust update ... she's off to get welded up! Auto...

    Rust update ... she's off to get welded up! Auto Classico spend their time rebuilding classics and keeping old jags on the road, plus they're only a few miles away. Should hopefully get it back in...
  6. My S14A does the same clunking on loading or...

    My S14A does the same clunking on loading or unloading torque through the drivetrain. I have solid diff mounts, poly subframe bushes and 'fast road' engine and gearbox mounts, plus no...
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    That's useful info, thanks. Gonna do some...

    That's useful info, thanks. Gonna do some ringing round next week!
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    So, some advice please – if anyone happens to...

    So, some advice please – if anyone happens to still be looking at this thread…

    I need the above work done. Clearly the bit with holes in (what’s that bit of the floorpan/ chassis called?) needs a...
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    That's useful to know - thanks mate.

    That's useful to know - thanks mate.
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    I was hoping to find somewhere closer, since the...

    I was hoping to find somewhere closer, since the car isn't road legal, but if I end up transporting it I will certainly bear this in mind - thanks for the info.
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    Sad times. ...

    Sad times.

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    Thanks for the tips all. Time to start ringing...

    Thanks for the tips all. Time to start ringing around.

    Managed to get some photos of the badness this evening. Sills a bit tatty; bit around the subframe mounts fooked. Any ideas how big a job...
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    Thanks for this. I can't go too far (noting it...

    Thanks for this. I can't go too far (noting it isn't road legal) so Weston's probably out. John at FCM actually did the MOT but wasn't that keen on doing the repair, think he was booked up and not...
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    Welding work in Bristol

    So, weirdly for an old Nissan, I have rust. Subframe mounts and outer sills according to Mr MOT man; haven't had a chance to get underneath and attach with a wire brush attachment to try to...
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    Is that the rule? Can't see how it would work...

    Is that the rule? Can't see how it would work given not all MOT testing garages will be able to conduct weld repairs etc.? Anyway, it's at home now.

    Tie rod tightened and blown gasket removed....
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    Bugger. ...

    Bugger.

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1979/44836280682_0592ff7a13_b.jpg20180924_144405

    Turns out 90s Nissans rust. Who knew?

    Bit annoying as the previous owner had the chassis back to bare...
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    Hello mate. The Chavmobile's been off the road...

    Hello mate. The Chavmobile's been off the road for a couple of years. Been busy with normal boring life/work stuff, and recently this has been keeping me amused:
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    This is turning into probably the best s-body...

    This is turning into probably the best s-body i've ever seen.

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    You should have negative values at idle. Try...

    You should have negative values at idle. Try plugging it in somewhere else until you get believable values.

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    Could the difference be that it idles fine when...

    Could the difference be that it idles fine when cold, crap when warm? If so, this might help diagnose the fault (though mine has these symptoms and i haven't yet been able to rectify it...).

    Sent...
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    Looks spot on. Sent from my SM-G920F using...

    Looks spot on.

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    It's a pretty easy job, loads of weight and...

    It's a pretty easy job, loads of weight and clutter comes out the engine bay. Only faffy bit is removing the bits inside the cabin, which i haven't got round to doing yet!

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    That's way too hot. You shouldn't get anywhere near 120 from a quick blast on the road.

    Some things to check:

    Is that gauge even accurate? Take the probe out of the sandwich plate and stick it...
  24. Hmmm, don't know about the SX one, but I know...

    Hmmm, don't know about the SX one, but I know early MX5 gauges either indicate cold, middle, or in the red - nothing in between! It's designed that way.

    Comparing OEM gauges for relative coolant...
  25. If you're basing the temp on the dashboard gauge,...

    If you're basing the temp on the dashboard gauge, you're wasting your time...

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