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Old 11th June 2017, 11:51
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Thats right, it does make the indicators dimmer. Ideally the 5w side would be brighter but I don't think you can get any other bulbs.
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not sure ..some motorcycle bulbs are different wattages to cars ...I'm not sure a 5w indicator is legal ...plus , unless you put an extra hidden bulb in the system or a little suppressor thing , are your indicators not flashing too fast ? most flasher units are 21/21/5 - which translates to 21 rear , 21 front and 5 side marker ...

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Old 11th June 2017, 12:58
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Indicators are flashing at the right rate but I do still have the original repeaters under the front wing. If I remove the bulb the flash rate is too fast, maybe because I have only 5w at the rear.
Another one step forward 2 steps back.
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Old 11th June 2017, 15:11
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Just back from a few days away and thought I would check out your progress. Your car looks superb a greet choice of colour and the grill which you had second thoughts about looks great. Glad you made it to the BBQ i was in the same situation trying to get mine ready for Stoneleigh. The best is yet to come.
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Old 11th June 2017, 16:41
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A few more pictures as I finish off a few of the many small jobs.
Sill plates fitted and they really tidy it
f12 by jaguartvr, on FlickrWe painted the under wing area as it would annoy me to see it unfinished, slam panel still to do.
f11 by jaguartvr, on FlickrThis picture shows the flow coat painted on the underside of the bonnet, not quite the right colour but it is so much better than the raw GRP. Will be getting another coat to cover up any overspray.
f10 by jaguartvr, on Flickr
Really pleased with the bonnet aperture, well worth the effort of setting it back under the opening, gives it depth and looks more like a metal panel.
f14 by jaguartvr, on FlickrUsed a Vauxhall Corsa boot light as the numberplate light. I know everyone else has gone for the traditional chrome lights but they seem to rust in front of your eyes. My headlight rims and mirrors are also showing signs of corrosion already. My Mini door handles were good 2nd hand items and show no signs of corrosion.
f16 by jaguartvr, on FlickrFinally a couple of shots of the grill, finish not perfect but it does look like chrome. I was talking to the man who does the plating and he said the problem with the sprayed chrome is that it discolours and turns bluishf9 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

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Thanks for the extra shots, fantastic , I bet you are very pleased with it, as as you get nearer to completion from my experience you get happier and happier! Also being a similar colour to the Z3 donor, everything looks right especially in the engine bay. Great job, I look forward to seeing the finished car
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Old 12th June 2017, 18:37
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Jag - Great colour choice.

Your car looks great, with lots of nice little touches that all add up.

Looking forward to seeing the paint in all its glory when you've finished with it.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 15th June 2017, 18:13
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The chrome mesh in the bonnet aperture looks great I've not replace my existing mesh yet but seeing yours I think it's about time I ordered some of the posh stuff, well done.
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Thanks Trev

I think this was the one I ordered, bit pricey though, almost 6!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-Stainles...AAAOSwBOtY~hts

If it helps the old finances, you can get the side vents done if you wish out of the same sheet.
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flickr test
https://www.flickr.com/gp/69037147@N08/4iRmnJ

https://flic.kr/p/WwpANw
finished by jaguartvr, on Flickr

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Splendid.
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Old 16th July 2017, 17:43
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You have to click the link to see the picture, does anyone know how to make the picture visible without clicking the link?
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Old 16th July 2017, 18:29
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From a different thread...

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for flikr you click on the 'share arrow' near the image and then I select the 'BB code' - copy that and paste into here - seems to work fine for me

1-screengrab by paul ward, on Flickr
Note: I think this option might only be available to you (the owner of the album/photo).

As I can't get a traditional IMG code to appear when I try.

Good luck, Paul.

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Car does look good.
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Thanks Paul

I generated the BB code and pasted it but only get the text which acts as a link rather than the picture.

I had only just mastered photobucket!
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So i have looked at this myself as i posted Flickr pics myself before but forgot how.

I have posted a new thread in the General Banter section that i hope explains it here :

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...9526#post89526

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All of Erics pictures were posted from flickr
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So i have looked at this myself as i posted Flickr pics myself before but forgot how.

I have posted a new thread in the General Banter section that i hope explains it here :

http://www.madabout-kitcars.com/foru...9526#post89526

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I have repeated myself to create a new post for those with updates turned on

PS Paul W and Paul L had covered this too above - i have just added to their original work

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Old 17th July 2017, 14:37
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When I took the car in for its MOT before starting the kit it was apparent that the brakes weren't too hot. I replaced the seized handbrake cable but where the shoes mount on the pin & spring it was badly rusted on the back plate and I had to fit the shoes on a nut and bolt, not ideal.

To replace the back plate you have to remove the drive shaft and exhaust, an awful lot of work for a back plate. So some bodgering was called for. I cut the old rusty back plate off by cutting through it at the narrowest section, I was then able to bend it so it slipped over the flange. I cut the same slit in the new back plate and slipped in on in the same way. Bolted in on and clamped the cut so I could weld the slot up. Saved hours in labour.
New pads, shoes, spings, discs, backplate and replaced the brake piston rubbers. Although the brake caliper looked very rusty the old seals and pistons were in good order so I just replaced the rubbers. The back plate did need a little bending to stop any rubbing noises.
Looking much better
unnamed-53 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

While I was at it I replaced the front discs and pads and then realised there were no dust shields at all on the front discs so have bought a pair yet to be fitted.
I knew the brakes weren't to good but got a bit of a shock of the state of the pads, all were in a pretty similar stateunnamed-52 by jaguartvr, on Flickr

I reckon there were still a few miles left in them! When looking at them in the calliper they didn't look too bad, it was only when they were removed that the true state became apparent.
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Are they just old brakes and the car was laying up for a while?

I did a change on another Z3 that had been off the road for 5+ years and they didnt look like that...
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It had a problem with not revving so I think it was stood for about 18 months, by the look of it on grass.
The body underneath is fine but the brakes, track rod ends, spare wheel carrier etc are all rusty. Will be easier to replace than restore.
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