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Old 18th July 2017, 13:44
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......it was apparent that the brakes weren't too hot. "
From the look of those pads I think the opposite might be true..... they look like they have got bloody hot at some point - perhaps even caught fire. Are the pots moving freely?
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Old 22nd July 2017, 14:02
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Default Yet more bodgering

Yep, I'm up to my old tricks again, more bodgering!

I had replaced my indicator bulbs with tail/brake light bulbs to act as indicators/reversing lights. I want to avoid adding reversing/fog lights to the rear.

The problem is, is that the tail/brake light bulbs are 21/5 watt, you need the 21w for the reversing lights but the 5w isn't bright enough for the indicator, it works but is just not bright enough.
After a lot of searching I found P15d bulbs on Ebay, about a fiver a pair. They are designed for old motorcycle headlights and both filaments are 25w. The problem is that they don't have pins on them and they have a collar.unnamed-57 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

Not a problem, the collar is very thin and can be trimmed back with heavy duty scissors.
unnamed-56 by jaguartvr, on Flickr
Then carefully grind the rest away on a bench grinder, you have to be careful that you don't damage the elements.
Then solder a wire to each of the contacts.unnamed-55 by jaguartvr, on Flickr
Cover the solder points with hot glue to both insulste and give the joints some strength.unnamed-54 by jaguartvr, on Flickr
Then remove the original internal gubbins and refit the bulb. It is now a push fit and is tight enough for a good earth contact but I put a couple of dobs of hot glue to hold it firmly in place.unnamed-24 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

This means you can use the standard Lucas light and fit a double element bulb.

And finally my superbly bodged rear fog light
unnamed-58 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

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Old 22nd July 2017, 15:51
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Creative solution, good job!
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Old 22nd July 2017, 15:53
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I bet the next owner who has to change the bulb won't think so!

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Old 22nd July 2017, 17:32
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I bet the next owner who has to change the bulb won't think so!
But, he'll see how it was done.
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Old 24th July 2017, 08:08
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Have you got a solution for the boot strut/s? What does anyone else recommend other than extending walking poles (WCA??)
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Old 24th July 2017, 08:20
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Automatic boot stay 16, about 5 minutes to fit and works very well.
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...ay-large-300mm
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Old 24th July 2017, 08:22
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Great, thanks. I think you must have posted the details of your petrol filler cap on another thread, I can't find it on here. Pretty please.....
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Old 24th July 2017, 08:44
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Speedway motors polished gas cap 4-5/8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Speedway-Mot...BVvLj4&vxp=mtr

This is a lot larger and cheaper than anything else I could find, it also looks perfect.f1 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

To fit it I cut the mounting panel in half to enlarge it and then in half again.cap2 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

Here is a picture of it mounted with the rear clam off.fuel7 by jaguartvr, on Flickr
I did find that using the concertina effect fuel filler pipe from CBS restricted the fule flow so I bought 500mm of straight pipe designed for a boat. Fits perfectly and the fuel flow is much better, you still have to fill up with the trigger pulled half way but if you look at the picture on Smash's thread youl will see it is much better.

I used rivnuts to provide tapped holes to mount the flange as getting nuts on the mounting screws was just about impossible. Don't forget to provide a drainage hole otherwise it will fill up with water.
cap4 by jaguartvr, on Flickr
I don't really want anyone fitting the 4-5/8ths filler cap, at the moment I can comfortably say I have the biggest on the forum and would like to keep it that way!

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Old 27th August 2017, 18:39
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Travelling down Egham Hill on the A30 this morning and whats coming up the hill but a Cherry Red DNA 2Fifty, very nice it was, almost as nice as the 250swb!
Small world.
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Old 27th August 2017, 19:34
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Did you think it was real 🤔
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Old 27th August 2017, 19:38
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Didn't even cross my mind!
Very bright and blingy in the bright sunshine, looked like a brand new car. Did look very nice.
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Old 27th August 2017, 20:28
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Did you think it was real 🤔
I know the temperature was hot today, but surely it wasn't a mirage?
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I know the temperature was hot today, but surely it wasn't a mirage?
That is another car altogether
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Old 8th September 2017, 08:17
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Check MOT regulations first!

Took it in for its first MOT since the conversion, all passed but it was pointed out that if fitting a single rear fog light it has to be fitted on the drivers side.....Doh!

So now I have to reposition it which involves cutting the body work which I wanted to avoid.
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I was told/had to put my fog light in the middle.
Once passed I deleted it
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Old 8th September 2017, 11:05
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I was told/had to put my fog light in the middle.
Once passed I deleted it
They can be central or to the offside for use if driving on the left.
Some manufacturers fit them central to suit both market situations.
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Old 8th September 2017, 15:08
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Just move the steering wheel over...
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Old 8th September 2017, 15:19
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Why didn't I think of that


Is it me or have Z3 2.8's suddenly gone up in value?
Seem to be going for silly money.
Was bidding on a 97 2.8 on Copart today, front end, cat c value was only put at 1400. One front wheel turned out and pushed back. Bit of a risk could be a wishbone or a bent chassis leg. It did have a very nice red leather interior and a good looking roof, thought it was worth a punt a 500>600.
Went for 1250 + buyers premium

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Old 8th September 2017, 18:23
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The fog light can be central, mine is mounted on a frame and swings down for the MOT man and up for every other day of year ��
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