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Post by GeoffTE » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:35 am

Good luck with the move Mikey, always stressful moving. Will miss your, admittedly infrequent :W :lol:, drop in visits :roll: :lol:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:28 pm

Good luck Mikey, hope the move works out eventually :)


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:13 pm

GeoffTE wrote:
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Good luck with the move Mikey, always stressful moving. Will miss your, admittedly infrequent :W :lol:, drop in visits :roll: :lol:
I’ve never been invited back.... :roll:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:58 pm

Yesterday.
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Post by td99 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:40 pm

So you finally managed to close the bonnet! :P :P :P

Is that one of those paints that appear to change color according to angle of light/sight? Lovely in any case!
Nice wheels, by the way...


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:28 pm

Very Smart! :)


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:47 pm

Loving 'today' withnthose wheels mate, looks great 8) 8)


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:59 pm

So had a lot of sleeplessness over bleddy wheels and tyres. What for road, what for sprinting , what for hoonering aka the autosolo yesterday. Just over analysing. So I put these on today and went for a spin. Wow. So smooth. Made me realise I keep these for best / normal use and have a separate set for sprints etc. Sprinting and hoonering buggers the tyres up so much, its difficult to have one set to do all.


Also I did a heat cycle to try to condition these. Low pressure. Lots of acceleration and braking on the quiet main road for about 20 mins then rest for 24hrs min.
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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:19 pm

So the engine conversion is just brilliant, but still plenty of teething issues.

I’ve killed my clutch at the auto solo. It worked fine all day but the 120 mile trip back highlighted it was starting to slip. It’s is a hybrid of red top flywheel, custom plate, new old stock pressure plate, different but new bearing and modern oem concentric slave. It works beautifully, just not riding right height so has worn prematurely.

The suspension geometry is poo. Needs to go east, Sussex way.

Roll cage to fit.

The rear lsd may no longer be quite as limited as I’d intended.

The lpg tank needs to go in front of the rear axle. It’s is acting like a pendulum.

I’ve got all the Petrol Efi bits. Just need to fit.


Heater for interior. Finish carpet and other things to make her nice.

Both Door a pillars are blown. :? But passengers is bad.

But the engine is fantastic and I’ve a really loud stereo so takes away the wind noise from I’ll fittin* doors.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:20 pm

Oh and a respray. Same colour.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:26 pm

Looking awesome Mike, well impressed with your progress


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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:02 pm

Okay, humour me because I must have missed it again, you told me the top wheels were MG (at least I remembered that! :roll: ) but what are the ones you have on today?

There was a Scimitar at the Stoney Stratford New Year Day show that looked that it had the same.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:49 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:19 pm
I’ve killed my clutch at the auto solo. It worked fine all day but the 120 mile trip back highlighted it was starting to slip. It’s is a hybrid of red top flywheel, custom plate, new old stock pressure plate, different but new bearing and modern oem concentric slave. It works beautifully, just not riding right height so has worn prematurely.

The suspension geometry is poo. Needs to go east, Sussex way.

Roll cage to fit.

The rear lsd may no longer be quite as limited as I’d intended.

The lpg tank needs to go in front of the rear axle. It’s is acting like a pendulum.

But the engine is fantastic and I’ve a really loud stereo so takes away the wind noise from I’ll fittin* doors.
Mike at least you are part of the way there, just come over to the pointy side and get a decent mpg, (can the LPG tank) suspension (ditch the live axle), engine (well you have already ditched the Essex) etc . . .. . :shock:


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:37 pm

Hah. Not quite ready for the dark side just yet.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:55 pm

Will Anderson wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Okay, humour me because I must have missed it again, you told me the top wheels were MG (at least I remembered that! :roll: ) but what are the ones you have on today?

There was a Scimitar at the Stoney Stratford New Year Day show that looked that it had the same.
Aftermarket bbs style 16” with 225 /50 rainsport 3 tyres


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