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by KevJTD
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: general chat thread
Replies: 584
Views: 156396

Re: general chat thread

It's been years since I've owned less than 5 cars at once, that's the trouble with having space... :D
As previously stated, my memory isn't good enough to even attempt a list of cars owned. :lol:
by KevJTD
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: general chat thread
Replies: 584
Views: 156396

Re: general chat thread

Just been looking for some pix of the strut mount hole elongation for the camber/lowering issue in the race thread, as I said I would look last night but forgot... My memory is terrible nowadays.. On looking for it I came across this pic of when I brought it the 16V track sud I did (and successfully...
by KevJTD
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: OTHER STUFF
Topic: Track rod end identification.
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Track rod end identification.

alfadave wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:03 am
Or buy a thread pitch gauge.
Combined metric/imperial ones quite cheap on Ebay.
where's the fun in that :D
by KevJTD
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: RACE CARS AND DRIVERS
Topic: compbrake top strut mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: compbrake top strut mounts

The hub bolt holes can be elongated to allow the angle between hub and strut to be altered enough to correct camber, that's how I did mine on advice from people in the know 8-)
I'll try and dig some shots out.
by KevJTD
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: OTHER STUFF
Topic: Track rod end identification.
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Track rod end identification.

I was thinking that Kev. But but I couldn’t find a cross reference for Balco. Suds and 33 are M14 x 1.0 Ah, knew they were a fine thread Lou, seems a VERY fine one! With the information supplied there by Lou it's easy to check the thread matches that TRE. Easiest way to check diameter is with an op...
by KevJTD
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: How much interest ?
Replies: 11
Views: 53

Re: How much interest ?

I'll have some Lou 8-)

I know we talked of this stuff before, car stickers too as Ade says, seem to recall Keith actually got some made a few years back which to my shame I never followed up about.

Thanks for taking the lead on this Lou 8-) Artistic license all yours :P
by KevJTD
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: OTHER STUFF
Topic: Track rod end identification.
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: Track rod end identification.

Those really fine, 1.25mm pitch by looks of it, point towards a sud one..
by KevJTD
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: STANDARD ALFAS
Topic: 1988 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 QV - Ruizinh!
Replies: 7
Views: 92

Re: 1988 Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 QV - Ruizinh!

Car looks great, must be nice to have relatively rust free cars over there 8-)
Nice work.

Just been watching portimao motogp, looks a lot warmer there than here!
by KevJTD
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

Now the paint is on I can relax a bit more, getting stuff ready to be refitted now although a lot of stuff is ready now. One thing that needs to go back on first is the fuel tank and that needed some new straps making. Some strips cut from 1.6mm steel, folded to size with washers welded to the fixin...
by KevJTD
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

Repairs around the grilles blended in OK, wheel arches blown in too.

Long process of putting back together can take it's time now, given myself until end of Feb so shouldn't be a problem.
by KevJTD
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

Choice then was what to do with the rear panel and hatch which should have been in satin black originally. Conversations with my paint rep and great advice as always from Keith sort of gave me an inkling of which way to go. Using different clearcoat to make the rear bits satin but still lacquered so...
by KevJTD
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

Bit of an update.
A few guys wondered if I'd been busy, I have made good progress and have reached the point where I wanted to be at now.

Hatch repairs went well enough, filler shaped to match the window.
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Car all straightened out and primed..
by KevJTD
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: general chat thread
Replies: 584
Views: 156396

Re: general chat thread

Yes, he was based in Lincoln for the last 10 years or so so I had used his services a time or two, first on my Dedra turbo when I needed a shim removal tool to adjust the tappets, couldn't find one for sale anywhere so he said I could bring it to his workshop and use his tools, as long as the head w...
by KevJTD
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Black 155
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Black 155

I had a green 2000 skinny a year or so ago, spent time welding the rear arches and floor up then sold it before even getting to drive it...had a lovely interior and a dash full of dials, great stuff
very similar to the Lancia Dedra, had a few of those..
by KevJTD
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: general chat thread
Replies: 584
Views: 156396

Re: general chat thread

RIP the genius that was Guy Croft, a legend in the Fiat/Lancia twin-cam world.
by KevJTD
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: Cut out on brake pads
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: Cut out on brake pads

Hands up who last worked on a twin leading shoe brake system? Robs' Imp has twin leading shoe front brakes, work very well really on such a light car. Think there's a material upgrade too which he has. Some Imp owners have converted the fronts to a disc set up using Fiesta parts but they can actual...
by KevJTD
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Black 155
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Black 155

Was only thinking the other day that a 155 would be nice to have, :roll:
by KevJTD
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Here we go again !!
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Here we go again !!

A lot of people see the obvious scam and put stupidly high bids on to discourage genuine punters who might think they’re genuinely getting a bargain getting ripped off. But yeah, how they haven’t been tracked down yet I don’t know as they’ve been doing it for months just from different hacked accou...
by KevJTD
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: All weather Car covers
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: All weather Car covers

This type of material..

Often crop up used, think mine wasn't new but still in good order

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Andes-Grey-1 ... SwobJfTMoc
by KevJTD
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: All weather Car covers
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: All weather Car covers

Caravan covers seem to be the best Lou, those multi layered type. Had one for years over the frame without any wear or tears, out in sun and snow without letting anything significant through. I only use those flimsy canvas type ones for indoor dust protection, LIDL or one of those places had some fo...
by KevJTD
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: ALFASUD, SPRINT, 33
Topic: Remote control
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Remote control

The bolts going horizontal won't come out because of the transmission tunnel, when Bryan had the remote break at Cadwell the solution was to take the mountings off the gearbox leaving them on the remote section using a long extension and a UJ for the awkward ones, Tom and myself managed it laid on t...
by KevJTD
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

After all the work done Dave I think I will be keeping it, it's not really worth half what I have put into it money wise but it'll be a nice little car for shows etc. The other Y10 will get more regular use. This one though is about £100 a year to insure and less than that for 6 months tax so hardly...
by KevJTD
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

One more step done today that I've been putting off as a real PITA job, the front inners wings needed the rubberised underseal taking off back to bare steel. Thankfully nothing of note under it all, nothing to get the welder out for anyway. IMG_20201016_164658.jpg Etch primed it all including the pr...
by KevJTD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: ALL OTHER STUFF
Topic: Kev's workshop projects
Replies: 915
Views: 199929

Re: Kev's workshop projects

Pieces cut from the inner face of the rear hatch cleaned up nicely at the weekend so today I got chance to weld them back in, taking care with alignment as the long oblong slot each end holds the fittings for the electrical connections with pins, not unlike the S3 sud hatch. IMG_20201015_144050.jpg ...
by KevJTD
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: The Puzzle Post!
Replies: 1190
Views: 243442

Re: The Puzzle Post!

LooLooSud33Spider wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:38 pm
The other thing I’ve noticed starting to disappear is a traditional exh manifold.
They just have a big square hole In the head that a Turbo or a Cat bolts straight on to.

Just like this Lou...

Think the idea is to get the cat as close to the exhaust valve as possible for emissions reasons..
by KevJTD
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: The Puzzle Post!
Replies: 1190
Views: 243442

Re: The Puzzle Post!

The other thing I’ve noticed starting to disappear is a traditional exh manifold. They just have a big square hole In the head that the Turbo bolts straight on to. Yes, you're right there Lou, most turbo installs are pretty much next to the head now, don't know if that's a heat management thing or ...
by KevJTD
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: The Puzzle Post!
Replies: 1190
Views: 243442

Re: The Puzzle Post!

It does have an engine cover mate, large rubberised thick one for sound deadening..
by KevJTD
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: SITE UPKEEP & DONATIONS
Topic: Site Upkeep & Donations
Replies: 8
Views: 2218

Re: Site Upkeep & Donations

Kev is it still the PayPal address above? It is, thanks in advance for any donation. Just to reiterate, we're not looking for huge donations but in these most trying of times a little help would be appreciated. I myself am on a 3 day week and shrew has buggered his collarbone into 3 bits so being s...
by KevJTD
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: The Puzzle Post!
Replies: 1190
Views: 243442

Re: The Puzzle Post!

Well done Dave, a dipstick is seen as unneeded! To find the oil level you have to access a menu on the dashboard........ once the engine is running! You can't find out until the engine is running... So to change the oil you have to trust that the data as per oil needed is correct and do likewise. Th...
by KevJTD
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: The Puzzle Post!
Replies: 1190
Views: 243442

Re: The Puzzle Post!

Had this in for service today.
Spot what's missing this time, or rather what ought to be there but ever increasing lists of manufacturers consider it unnecessary
Volvo XC40 it was, 2019 vintage with a little 3 cylinder turbo petrol of about 1500cc and around 160bhp, seems the way engines are going.