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Everything posted by RichardK

  1. I have another bite at getting a hardtop for this - I should do the wheelbearing first, but it'll look great with a solid roof.
  2. Sorry about the foglight screws - I don't know where they went! They were T27s IIRC. There's one brake pipe that I was concerned about but it's visible from above - and not concerned concerned, just didn't like the look of it - the one that runs across the front along the slam panel, so I saw it when changing the radiator. Any traces of ATF may be the small amount of spill when I swapped the rad, also. You've got the space and the gear so I hope this does come together at last - if I'd had the facilities I used to it would not have gone to the roffle or been unrepaired for so long! Nice to see under it properly!
  3. 6F0 is I think the green one. This looks like the info I found 😕
  4. The blue one was allegedly from a UK 323C and the seller had other bits of 323C but when connected and lights on, the car's lights dimmed like there was a short. That's why it's broken, I was trying to disconnect it quickly!
  5. I searched all the variants - there may be a version I missed (I wondered if the white plug was a clue to needing a white socket) but that green and the pre-broken blue were the right physical style. I don't know if the motors work, I never got around to diagnostics with multimeter and so forth, but maybe the pins in the plug can be relocated to work. Bloody annoying though 😕
  6. Argh! Damnit! The blue was also wrong. I shall refund the switch when I'm out of hospital stuff. I don't even think there are any more variations and I checked that oj the EPC. Really wish the MOT tester hadn't helpfully chucked the old one (or had dismantled the light and attached the balljoint instead of bodging).
  7. This is an improvement. Or will be. Maybe I will stop begging for amputation now.
  8. It needed those calipers sorting, but yes. You didn't waste money on bad repair spends IMO! Gutted the specialist was a twat and spooked you, we've all been there (i hope you left an appropriate honest review)!
  9. "Do you like hospital food" isn't much of a threat when they bring you a menu of post-op choices... But also there was a Volvo 340 at the front door!
  10. Google suggests under passenger seat as one possible location and under battery tray/under fusebox. It sounds delightful* to get to.
  11. Fuel pump relay, any form of ignition relay, crank sensor - I reckon a sticking fuel pump relay is most likely but you could maybe diagnose that with some easy start - if it fires up sensibly on the gas it's sparking at the right times...
  12. Cranking no start or no crank? Cranking no start I always look to cam sensor/crank sensors first, no cranking, I'd suspect a relay overheating. Not familiar with this specifically but ignition relay getting hot, how's the alternator output? My Scorpio used to pull this crap when the alternator was failing, overvoltage, cooked ignition relay, would work okay, but then fail to restart.
  13. Last weekend enjoying this, so spent the afternoon messing about with it after investigating the state of the rear knuckle/hub carrier. It's weird seeing springs/dampers - original Bilstein as this is a Sport - looking like this after 104,700 miles. I seem to remember the brakes being a recent job in the history. Cleaned the back of the wheel with the Bilt Hamber purple smelly spray and wheel back on, trusty torque wrench and a new 21mm wheel nut socket 'cause it turns out I only had 17 and 19 and I don't like incomplete sets (plus it was on sale). Welcoming. I seem to have got comfortable with ramps and jacks, so I'm getting a set of axle stands and changing the diff oil. Probably cheaper to pay for it to be done, but I have oil, and an oil dispensing can. I shall dispense oil. From a can. It needs 0.7 litres +/- 0.1 so shouldn't be too unpleasant.
  14. Dibs. Like seriously. My original plan in the 90s was having my Ventora done in purple with purple/white seats, white vinyl top. At the same time I cleared obsolete vauxhall spares FE stock and filled my VX2300 estate with panels - but then my twat of a garage broke my Ventora, lost the chassis rails I'd given them to fit, and I sold my VX (panels included) because I was so thoroughly fucked off with it all. This is my /dream/ spec from the first things seen and I really hope it turns out amazing.
  15. Unknown, Tavria Obtuse, Cruiser Brave, RX-8 Easy, MX-5? We're missing a resident there, and it does get occasional poking. The Tavria's going to go, as will the MX-5, but the RX-8 remains in the hope that I do make a proper recovery from surgery. RX-8 now = Capri when I was 27. Ford should always have made a new Capri based on the RX-8 platform with MX-5 engine.
  16. Since I'm playing with ramps, let's clean under the Cruiser. It's not THAT bad, though I am pretty sure it's had a trip into a verge. Cracked bumper visible now the black wax has worn off, alignment out, damage to NS sill (shallow), damage to OS floor (bad jacking). My instinct is the shitty garage repairs to free the sticking brake (smear copper grease ON THE BRAKE DISC) caused the car to pull violently to one side and that spooked the owner for the final time. Same age as the MX-5. Definitely not the same condition. The other speaker showed up. Door trim off, 2 minutes. Okay, not just a metal basket, there are A FEW differences. Look at the size of the magnet! It's not dynamatted or owt and the rear speakers are now comedically bad, but actually a pretty worthwhile upgrade. Also checked the MX-5's MP3-capable CD player works with an MP3 CD. It does!
  17. Swap around: Now. How good /is/ my MX-5? Before: After: That's a fair bit of dirt gone before the bike chain wax on the suspension treatment. Stupid surgery. But I need it so, actually, hopeful I've less pain and will still be able to enjoy the RX-8.
  18. I'm actually in favour of the three spokes - they're not the ideal shape (could do with wider/flatter spokes I think) but they are bang on for the era and quirky, short nature of it.
  19. The resprayed bumper alone makes a huge difference
  20. It looks like the car being sold wasn't actually what it seemed to be at all - which I'm very glad about - and it is being looked after.
  21. Mazda 323 wheeltrim. There's another one but it's really scruffy...
  22. Hah! Christ. 16.5 CM, should be 6 3/4" All the specs right, they were just grim.
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