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Old 18th July 2017, 13:32
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You told me there was nothing wrong with it
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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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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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Creative solution, good job!
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I bet the next owner who has to change the bulb won't think so!

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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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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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Automatic boot stay 16, about 5 minutes to fit and works very well.
https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...ay-large-300mm
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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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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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