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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th January 2021, 08:30
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
I did get an interesting belt once from a moped...

I did get an interesting belt once from a moped engine I was playing with. Kept me doubled up for a few seconds. It was a Powerpak 50cc bicycle add-on. Basic Wipac magneto ignition.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd January 2021, 10:59
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
On the electrical installations I've been...

On the electrical installations I've been involved with, we're talking 800kVA here, there's been an easily accessible breaker capable of handling that to shut it down. Usually some big red buttons,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 21:53
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
GRP shepherd's crooks!!! It's surprising just how...

GRP shepherd's crooks!!! It's surprising just how low a current is required to kill if applied in the wrong place.

That's why I was so glad to see how heavily fused the Z3 is. It's a relatively...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 17:22
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
Wasn't the Czech (?) supercar that Hammond...

Wasn't the Czech (?) supercar that Hammond crashed an electric device- that burned rather well as I remember.

I've now sorted the electrics on mine- just got to get the trim panels back in now...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 12:59
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
I'm in the process of replacing a...

I'm in the process of replacing a battery-to-fusebox lead on a Z3. It's a 40mm2 cable rated at 300A that goes to a busbar behind the glove box. There is a good number of 200A, 100A and 80A fuses...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 11:17
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
I think you'll find that electric cars are almost...

I think you'll find that electric cars are almost silent !!! (gets coat).

The guy is obviously an electrical/electronics engineer to be playing about with CANBUS signalling, etc.

Simpler times-...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st January 2021, 08:32
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
I guess that's what kit cars are all about....

I guess that's what kit cars are all about. Pursuing goals with individual ingenuity. It transfers to life in general as well.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th January 2021, 18:15
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
Air Intake Hose Replacement

I spent a happy hour yesterday on my 2.8 undoing jubilee clips whose heads I couldn't see to release the pictured items into the wild. The car exhibited the start/not run symptoms but unplugging the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 19th January 2021, 18:10
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
Electric Z300S

Well it looks as if Z300S number 8 (?) is going to be electric.

Check out the thread here:

https://zroadster.org/threads/z3-00s-ev-project.37379/
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 10th January 2021, 16:08
Replies: 383
Views: 80,616
Posted By IanA
If ever I have to transfer an insurance and I...

If ever I have to transfer an insurance and I don't get a discount on the charges, I always tell the agent not to bother sending me a renewal notice at the end of the term.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th November 2020, 10:42
Replies: 102
Views: 11,397
Posted By IanA
I followed that auction for an hour or so- 400k...

I followed that auction for an hour or so- 400k for a Metro 6R4 !!! Even more for a Renault 4 Turbo rally car. I looked at some of their previous sales and large barges- BMW or Mercs go for very low...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 13th November 2020, 12:33
Replies: 383
Views: 80,616
Posted By IanA
I had a TVR once that sprayed water onto the...

I had a TVR once that sprayed water onto the distributor from a leaky radiator seam. I blamed the misfire on some cheap petrol bought previously. The leak wasn't apparent with the engine stopped.
I...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th November 2020, 23:00
Replies: 383
Views: 80,616
Posted By IanA
The suspense to know the limp-mode cure is...

The suspense to know the limp-mode cure is rivalling that of the USA election result, Mick !!!
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th October 2020, 15:46
Replies: 383
Views: 80,616
Posted By IanA
I had a similar problem once caused by a blocked...

I had a similar problem once caused by a blocked fuel line. On my Lotus Seven S1 I had a tank made with a reserve section. Some Red Hermetite that I'd used to seal the outlets had got into the tank....
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th October 2020, 07:37
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By IanA
Looks like a nice Escort cabrio Mk4.

Looks like a nice Escort cabrio Mk4.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th September 2020, 11:20
Replies: 383
Views: 80,616
Posted By IanA
Hi Mick- I know how you feel. I was having...

Hi Mick- I know how you feel. I was having ignition problems when I revived my Fury (Ford crossflow). Having tried all the usual suspects I ditched the points distributor (an Aldon special) and went...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th September 2020, 15:04
Replies: 102
Views: 11,397
Posted By IanA
Try some high-build primer, might mean less...

Try some high-build primer, might mean less filling before sanding.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th September 2020, 10:33
Replies: 582
Views: 98,713
Posted By IanA
I meant to say earlier- that is one super looking...

I meant to say earlier- that is one super looking car. Congrats on the work needed to make your aim a reality.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 5th August 2020, 19:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By IanA
If you are driving anything that looks...

If you are driving anything that looks "interesting" they will assume that you are there for the show and not charge for the driver. Usually, go past the payment booth and turn left. Go past the cars...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 3rd August 2020, 16:05
Replies: 102
Views: 11,397
Posted By IanA
+1 from me. I'm long past rewiring unless it's...

+1 from me. I'm long past rewiring unless it's for new functionality. I can get most diagnostic info via a wifi OBD sender onto a phone. Just more things to worry about if they are in front of you...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th July 2020, 18:59
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By IanA
Could also try: ...

Could also try:

http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th June 2020, 17:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By IanA
That's how I feel too. I've written off this year...

That's how I feel too. I've written off this year as far as show attendance goes. I'll just have to find other excuses for long drives. I was intending to tax the Fury for 6 months as well but it can...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 18th May 2020, 21:39
Replies: 295
Views: 83,758
Posted By IanA
Like this one: 1961 #Ferrari 250 GTO Prototipo ...

Like this one: 1961 #Ferrari 250 GTO Prototipo

https://twitter.com/ItaliAuto/status/1262030403801681920?s=09
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 21st April 2020, 19:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By IanA
Sad to say but mine is going the same way after...

Sad to say but mine is going the same way after about 18 months. Stored outside but seems to have come on suddenly with the recent warm weather. It's probably down to keeping it in gel coat for so...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th March 2020, 19:27
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By IanA
My Z300S is correctly registered on DVLA as...

My Z300S is correctly registered on DVLA as WNZ3005 (thank you Speedyreg) but still comes up as a BMW when being MOTed.
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