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Y2K
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:

These batteries are more tolerant to going flat, but given the issues with the alarm going off, windows doing funny things, etc. If you think the battery is going to go flat just disconnect it, that is what I always do. It only takes a minute.

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Good shout. I guess I can always remove the battery and remove the alarm siren fuse.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y2K wrote:
MisterCorn wrote:

These batteries are more tolerant to going flat, but given the issues with the alarm going off, windows doing funny things, etc. If you think the battery is going to go flat just disconnect it, that is what I always do. It only takes a minute.

MC


Good shout. I guess I can always remove the battery and remove the alarm siren fuse.


Key in, ignition to position 1, disconnect earth lead. The only problem I have is that I can't lock the passenger door in this state.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking leaving the car in the garage without its battery during winter when sorn’d, but obviously don’t want to leave the car key in the garage, hence the fuse.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was thinking leaving the car in the garage without its battery during winter when sorn’d, but obviously don’t want to leave the car key in the garage, hence the fuse.

Cheers!


You take the key out once the battery is disconnected, just remember to put it back in before you reconnect. You can then lock the drivers door manually.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is coming along nicely and at a great pace, its going to be epic once done.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You take the key out once the battery is disconnected, just remember to put it back in before you reconnect. You can then lock the drivers door manually.

MC


Ahhhh.... didn’t know that, thank you!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ordered a solar panel for my garage roof- chap from whom I bought it was 100% confident that even in low winter light it would be over-powered for the job. I shall of course report back. £152 delivered.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^To keep the battery charged when the car is tucked away.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

be interested to hear that, does it come wtih some sort of inverter? care to share where it came from? what size panel ?
I had one of those amazon panels and it killed my battery in a day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what I will be using to control the coolant flow to the third radiator. Audi heater control solenoid. £15 from eBay. It has fitting for 15mm hose which should be just right. It needs 0.5A to operate and is normally open, so I will have to set up the control system accordingly.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pop Corn Pop Corn Pop Corn Pop Corn Pop Corn Pop Corn Pop Corn
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two possible locations I have found for the control solenoid. The first one is on the feed site (left side) just between the radiator mount bracket and the wheel liner, you can see the new pipe in the first picture, it would go in the section which goes down vertically, the second photo shows the gap to the wing liner from above.





The second location is on the bracket which holds the horns on the other side. My current plan is to remove the radiators to replace them, clean up or replace the radiator mounts, then put it back together and decide where it will go when the pipes can all be put in place properly. Both locations have good access to cable grommets to route the wires.

Before the radiators go back on the sides of the car will be cleaned and protected. I have been over the car with a scrubbing brush and soapy water folllowed by a rinse with high pressure water.





There are a few small areas of surface rust will be wire brushed and treated. My current plan, which I would welcome comments on is...

Wire brush any rusty parts
Treat with rust converter such as jenolite
Paint with a zinc primer (POR15?)
Inject all cavities with a cavity wax (Dinitrol 1000 cavity wax)
Cover under arch and underside areas with underseal (Dinitrol 4941)

The car will be having a respray and the wings are off, so I could do this to everything except the front wings before painting, then treat the inside of the front wing before it is fitted, that is my current plan.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MC,

I have used the Bilt Hamber products for the past few years and they are really good. I used the gel to clean up my sills recently and their zinc paint afterwards. I’ll try post photos...forgotten how... again
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Apologies for the photos being from opposite sides and for being out of sequence, but I think you can see what I mean. I used the gel to strip rust on my front wing lips and it did a great job. I sprayed some zinc spray on it just to keep the metal protected until i get them sprayed and the spray is preventing rust from reappearing even though I have driven in the rain.

I sprayed the sills with the Bilt Hamber Dynax - comes in a 750ml can and they give you a 500mm Long wand with it, which was ideal for the C4S/ turbo sills as there are small slots where the side skirts connect.

I have used dinitrol on commercials Aircraft and it is a great product too. The main thing is to use something. If you use a high pressure sprayer, just make sure you use professional level breathing aperatus and cover EVERYTHING in a 50 meter radius as the mist will go everywhere. Even the low pressure Bilt Hamber can caused enough mist to cover both cars in my drive - and possible the neighbours.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brake fluid reservoir has been cleaned as best I could and refitted.



Elephant racing subframe mounts have arrived, the top parts are pressed in to the subframe and held in place with loctite retaining compound. They didn't take a lot of force to put in and due to the awkward shape of the subframe it was eaier to do some of them without using the press.









The subframes can now be masked and painted.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have bought a new pair of Behr/Hella radiators and the radiator brackets need either cleaning or replacing, so time to drain the coolant.

Clean up and then remove the drain at the back of the engine near the thermostat housing, then undo the expansion tank lid to let it all come out. Use a BIG bucket, I have a 5 gallon one I use for this.



I then undid the bleed hose at the top of one radiator and drained that, then undid the bottom and then top hose. Top hose could only be removed after the two bolts and a nut holding the radiator bracket on had been removed. Undo the electrical connector for the fans, the entire radiator / fan assembly is then lifted off





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The spacers for the rear calipers arrived today so time for a trial fit on rear calipers and disks.







With the 5mm spacers there is loads more clearance than for the fronts. This was on a front wheel but I assume the rear profile is the same. The calipers are a lot smaller. Trial fit with standard bolts but will source 10mm longer ones for fin assembly.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The progress on this is ace.

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