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Rally Pack 2000

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  1. Im missing the Ferrari connection apart the bonnet badge? Its an Audi isnt it?
  2. I bought a brake line fitting kit for mine that just including little crossover pipes and it was a great setup. Some do pipe them in independently as well. I have never heard issues with either method before. I suspect in racing the separate plumbing would be better but for a road car the other is adequate.
  3. I was mainly just curious about the variations. I saw a pic once that didnt have any supports at all. The new panel has already been made with textured vinyl on one side and dylaliner sound proofing on the other and the fibre seals around the wheel arches from the original have been removed from it and replaced on the new one. So its all set to go with holes matching the original. There are matching holes where the original clips once were so no need to permanently bond it in when factory looking clips should do the job..
  4. That's interesting. If I pushed it in from the boot side you wouldn't see the expanded prongs of the clip and on the visible side you would have a neat head. I would just have to be sure that the rear seat doesn't butt up at that point. It would need to go into an open part of the seat. What are the dimensions of those things? What is the partition arrangement with UK Cars? On my Twincam its a solid panel and the Mk2 it has a criss-cross beam for strengthening and a flimsy panel to hide seeing the internals of the seat
  5. Do they spread open when you tap the head down?
  6. Yes thats the one but that guy pictured doesnt own it any more. The new owner followed me home one day trying to buy my wheels and only lives a kilometre away. I have worked on it a few times since. I got him to install an air-conditioner in exchange for parts he couldnt get! It looks like this now. Our classic car number plates just happen to have purple lettering so its the only car they match!
  7. I know there is only one purple Twincam left in the world to my knowledge and it fetched the highest price locally for any Twincam. I think they need to change the term for money from Greenbacks to Purplebacks!
  8. Most seem to be 10mm but thats almost the size of one direction of the teardrop hole, so 15 to 20mm would be great.
  9. Is purple that illusive sort after colour for 1300E's, sort of like Midnight Blue is to Mk2 RS2000s?
  10. That is an option if I cant find any with a wide enough head. My reasoning is that I wanted it to look like flat smooth trim clips not bolts and washers. They would need to be black nylon if I went down that route which is easy enough to find. The original panel was mounted by tabs on the inner rear bulkhead however one flex upwards to remove the panel and off they broke. One had even broken off on its own over the years. Between them and the cardboard panel itself I dont think Ford ever envisaged them to last as long as they have. With the tabs gone It leaves a reasonable size tear-drop shaped hole hence the need for the wide head. I was just trying to make it look as standard as possible. The shelf panel itself has large headed flat plastic screws that hold it down and that's what gave me the idea to look for plastic ones similarly shaped but slightly smaller in diameter so that it all appeared of the same factory design.
  11. I used the Dynamat version of that bitumen stuff on my floors and doors actually. With this panel I used another of their products called dynaliner which is sound proofing as well but its like 10mm thick of spongy foam with an adhesive side. I will also stick it on the underside of the shelf as well. Its quite expensive like a hundred dollars for a few meters. What happened was I bought it to replace the matting on the roof when I changed the headliner. When he took it off the original matting underneath was in such pristine condition that he didnt want to fit the new dynaliner stuff which I agreed with but having spent my money I had a roll to use up and this partition and the shelf seemed perfect for it. It comes in 5mm and 10mm thicknesses. Im getting heaps of searching under the Chicago Screw tag but they seem to have no more than 10mm wide heads. I really need a bit bigger than that maybe 15 or 20mm?
  12. I have a replacement shelf without holes as well but was just looking our for something to fill them up so it doesnt look as bad when you look inside the boot. I will have dynaliner on the underside of the shelf as well but its grey with wording and may be a bit noticeable.
  13. Thats the sort of tip im looking for as I didnt know what you would call them! I only seen them in small metal form for book binding but I need much bigger. Thanks
  14. Mind you I should make sure and clarify if it is open to anyone outside the UK before assuming now that I think about it?
  15. My replacement boot partition. with a black textured vinyl on the boot side to make it look original and Dynaliner on the other side to reduce cabin noise. The cardboard originals dont last all that well so it was time to replace it. Still looking for a creative way to fill those 80s speaker cutouts?
  16. Im trying to find some trim clips to attach a trim panel that insulates the cabin from the boot and sits behind the rear seat. I was looking for a form of plastic male/female book binding screws preferably in black. I can see pictures of them around but now real sellers I have access too. Thanks
  17. Wow a car show I can participate in! Who are the judges and on a totally unrelated matter what type of scotch do they like to drink?
  18. Tapatalk often seems to have problems with the forum. Photos in particular seem to get messed up.
  19. LOL But if it was leaking water then it so too it would leak Evens coolant? The stuff may also have a higher boiling point but a boiling tragedy is an underlying signifier that the cooling system is not operating efficiently or too specification. Evans would not have been boiling true but it would still be running at the same temperature with the underlying cause of the overheating still there and reaching that critical fatigue temperature of engine components is still same regardless of the coolant type and you would be reaching that critical point without any warning signs like a boil over. In fact because it has a slower heat transfer they admit it runs hotter at the head. I think people may confuse the high boiling point for better protection when in fact it could just be concealing overheating within system when it exceeds engine temperature limit. It definitely is appealing for its anti-corrosive properties and longevity but it doesn't fix overheating caused by mechanical issues it just hides that through lack of boiling over. It took me a while to get my head around it but its not the miracle solution to your overheating MG or old classic that is running too hot for whatever reason, it will still be running too hot you just wont be alerted to the fact. Fix the cause of that overheat not think a miracle fluid is compensating for the the cause of your overheating, it simply isnt. I would have been mouthing I should have fixed the leak and top up the fluid when some decent chap took the trouble to warn me about it before I head down the road!
  20. Does that waterless coolant take away any horsepower like some suggest?
  21. I have to agree thats a hell of alot of tunnel mods just to fit a gearbox thats not really required for the job at hand and other options available. Im guessing this combination offers something that made you go to all that trouble though?
  22. Rally Pack 2000

    wow

    Of course that's just a given. He enjoys it as well I think!
  23. Rally Pack 2000

    wow

    I actually hid the thread you were referring to. Firstly it wasn't really a topic thread at all but a personal message to another forum member about some parts who hadn't responded to you in a timely fashion. Of which personal messaging would have been the more appropriate method of contact. Secondly the forum member in question obviously did contact you privately at some point to say that circumstances had changed and they were unavailable or changed their mind for whatever reason. You then continued the thread with a deprecating public response (similar in tone to this one) about how long it took for the other forum member to reply and the end result wasn't to your satisfaction. Turning the thread into what was basically a public squabble of which the other party wasn't even participating. You yourself have pretty much admitted that was the substance of your original post here today. Thirdly I know the forum member in question who is a thoughtful and generous contributor that would help anyone where they could. The bizarre current position dictated by world events that we all find ourselves in often mean delays or changes in priorities. Safety and family first, cars when, and if, we have the ability to fit them in. As such the thread no longer served any purpose other than to create discourse about another member after clearly its goal to contact that other party had been achieved. By all means continue to take shots at me though im cool with it if it deflects from other members.
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