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Old No.7 Builds 275 kits from Dan

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Old 14th July 2018, 06:50
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Your car looks great.

As I'm based near Wembley, we can't be too far away from each other.

If you were interested, perhaps we can meet up one of these days?

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 14th July 2018, 13:04
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Paul sent a pm Kidge

Historically, there has been an intermittent engine hesitation on a steady throttle. The auto box is / was prone to change up of it's own accord. Both problems seemed to be worse in the rain . . . were / are they linked ?

As time went by the problem seemed to become more noticeable, especially on motorways, but rarely cross country.

Thinking it may be the led lights [winker circuits have ballast] I disconnected some or all of them, which appeared to solve the problem, but it reoccurred. Disconnecting the front offside side light gave best relief ?

Checked all earths were good.

A couple of you nudged me to try without leds and that helped . . .

Finally thought to check the number plate light, that had slipped below my radar . . . incandescent bulb fitted and no hesitation. Re-fitted the led bulb with ballast and that at present, a week, has solved the issue.

The auto box got worse at one stage but may now have settled into normal operation.

Here's the photo that should have been in the previous note, from my local roundabout.

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Old 14th July 2018, 13:08
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Paul sent a pm Kidge

Historically, there has been an intermittent engine hesitation on a steady throttle. The auto box is / was prone to change up of it's own accord. Both problems seemed to be worse in the rain . . . were / are they linked ?

As time went by the problem seemed to become more noticeable, especially on motorways, but rarely cross country.

Thinking it may be the led lights [winker circuits have ballast] I disconnected some or all of them, which appeared to solve the problem, but it reoccurred. Disconnecting the front offside side light gave best relief ?

Checked all earths were good.

A couple of you nudged me to try without leds and that helped . . .

Finally thought to check the number plate light, that had slipped below my radar . . . incandescent bulb fitted and no hesitation. Re-fitted the led bulb with ballast and that at present, a week, has solved the issue.

The auto box got worse at one stage but may now have settled into normal operation.

Here's the photo that should have been in the previous note, from my local roundabout.

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That is a fine looking car, no matter how long it took or how much it cost. Kidge, you and Tribute have done the specialised car market a great service.

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Old 14th July 2018, 13:11
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Has the autobox had a service?
New fluid and filter at 60k is a good idea, they were considered "sealed for life" but now oil and filter changes are recommended.
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Old 14th July 2018, 13:15
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The auto box was cleaned and serviced about 15 months ago. There is a bit more play in the uptake than desired and some jerkiness, but mostly ok. Now done 87000 miles.
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That is a fine looking car, no matter how long it took or how much it cost. Kidge, you and Tribute have done the specialised car market a great service.
That is a big plus one from me Barber. It is only due to the passion and vision of this scene that enables projects like this to come to fruition. I have said it before but Kidge you must be very proud of what you started and fully enjoy the spoils!
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