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  1. Regarding my previous about going for a smaller bore exhaust 😁 Some good vids done by Graham, fair play.
  2. I find this set up really good for the roads that I drive on and is so much better than my old Bilstien GP1's for puttering about. To be honest, when we say Fast Road this and Fast Road that, at my age, I'm not actually being chased on a daily basis by Rosco P Coltrane. 😁
  3. I had the same issues. Removed my Gp1 Bilstiens as they were seriously too hard. Couldn't find any B6. Went with 146ib Gartrac single leaf and AVO adjustable shocks, set on 6 of 18. These are much more pleasant to drive on a normal road. Was actually opting for Gaz (Col recommended), but was a massive lead time on them.
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    KA mk2 key

    I would have thought it has some kind of transponder and antenna system, but am guessing at this. Has the key got a small red tab on it?
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    KA mk2 key

    My old man paid around £45 for a transponder key for his vauxhall about 2 years back.
  6. Massive following of the Ford Focus in the Uk and also fairly big in the U.S. Shows like Ford Fair are now dominated by these, along with Fiesta ST's, as I think its more affordable for the younger petrol heads. Friend of mine paid £32k for a new Mk3 Focus RS when they first came out and has spent over £18k on modifications, although the car externally still looks pretty much standard. Having been in it as a passenger, it is VERY impressive. Have a look at some of the videos and builds on Youtube by BD Performance, as they do some big power mods.
  7. Right, just figured out that the plate on mine is where the servo would go, hence home fabbed plate 👍
  8. Not a chance locally where I live. Choices are rusty, creosote or powdercoat.
  9. Have a look in the engine bay, where the clutch cable goes through the bulkhead. Have you got a plate to the left of it? I have a plate similar plate to this just there, but it looks home fabbed. I'd take a pic, but you'll only say its in its working clothes... 😂
  10. Remember the auctioneers : Presented in her working clothes 😂 Thing is, the catch next to it has recently been powder coated, but I didn't take this off.
  11. They are adjustable in length. I'll measure mine now for spring setting. If someone else with a flat front can do the same...
  12. Aye, I'll concede on that one, but you still got my drift... I can't even edit it it now and say "what you talkin bout Willis? Right, existing wire to one pin, new wire to earth on the other... Ta daaaaaa. Unless you've got one of those rare ones with a diode in, like what's fitted to mine
  13. One wire on your reversing lamp switch will be go directly to your chassis earth and the other will go to your tail light. When the switch is operated by selecting reverse, the reverse light will come on at the rear. Basically, connect your existing wire to any pin on the new switch, then connect a new wire on the other pin to an earth point on your gearbox mount. check the reverse light is on or off with the ignition on and gearstick in neutral. If light is permanently on, swap the two wires over on the connectors and the light should go off. Select reverse and the light should then come on.
  14. Just watched this morning and looking forward to following the project. 👍
  15. I wasn't aware that they were different. Here's mine anyway for comparison to the one currently on ebay. The cone shaped adjuster is inside mine, as the thread is turned into the bonnet.
  16. There's a gasket on there, but not the softest. It is whole though.
  17. Might have one, Col. If I do, it's off a drivers side Capri unit. Can't remember if it has one on it or not. I'm not home at the moment, as I'm sat outside a Vacs centre waiting for Betty. Will check later 👍
  18. Get it rebuilt by someone like Venom. Might just be the hoses need a nip up though. Hopefully, it will be something simple.
  19. What do you value the car at? You can get a used turbo for under £100, but don't know it's history. Then, are you fitting yourself? New would be about £600, but how long are you going to keep the car for? Run the reg through "We buy any car" with and without MOT to consider your options.
  20. I'm sure it's going to be very nice, whatever you decide.
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    Nobody like cats except Old Spinsters. And that Ladies and Gentlemen is why decats were forged to exorcise these demons.
  22. Top work again. What's the final colour scheme?
  23. Fair play to you. Outside as well and not in a cosy garage with a ramp and a film crew. Love it 👌
  24. It's a no from me. However, I'm more impressed that Col is posting GIFFs up End of the day though, your car, your rules. If you like it, then that's all that matters 👍
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