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  1. Diff cover floor re-make.

    WOW What an effort, its quite impressive how much time we invest in our old cars JC
  2. Home Power Generating

    Hello Roger, Cold is defenitely not a problem as the temperature rarely drops below 25 C I should be possible to store the batteries at the correct temperature that you do not need to heat or cool them. This also reminds me that I have a jacket for my battery for the Mini that I use during the winter, need to fit it. JC
  3. Home Power Generating

    Thank you Roger for the comprehensive explanation about your batteries. This confirms that batteries are very difficult and need to be treated correctly to survive well. Lets hope that we get better battery technologie or new technologies to store energy like the 'perpetual batterie' in the near future. You seem to be a real expert @ Nick : Yes I still live in Luxembourg. But my wife grew up in Africa (Togo) so we have family there and we spend a few weeks there every year JC
  4. Home Power Generating

    WOW that's a comprehensive of grid installation ! Thanks for sharing this. Btw, how many years do your batteries last before you need to change them? I'm thinking of installing solar panels in Africa .... when the house gets finished one day.
  5. Health.....

    Good to hear that you got away with the best-case scenario. Recover fast! JC
  6. Vitesse project

    New day, new spark plugs ..... and another checkover revealed that the timing was 180 degrees out ....... Then the car started on the first turn of the key While trying out another dizzy rotor yesterday we killed the dizzy cab as the rotor was to long! Car only running on 4 cylinder and fuelpump pisses fuel everywhere. All screws torqued up to the maximum and new dizzy cab got this : Impossible to get the idle down as the butterflys don't close enough, but that should be ease to sort. And the CO level is very low, max I had was 1,5 % with the jets about 2mm down. Beside all that the engine REALLY wants to rew
  7. Vitesse project

    Some more work on the Vitesse after the successfull 10CR. Fitted both sets and the seatbelts A special request from Alan, carb spacer to help them stay cool Made a mess while getting oil up to pressure with the hand drill AND tried to start the engine .... which was net yet successfull. Will fetch NEW Bosch sparkplugs tomorrow and try again. Timing is definitely right now and we have fuel in the carbs. One thing we noticed is that the high torque starter motor seems to turn over way slower then a standard one !? JC
  8. Ben Loyal and Loch Eribol, 1998

    Great pictures, Thanks Scotland in the sun is VERY beautiful, but where can you book the sun when you plan to travel through Scotland JC
  9. 10 Countries 2017

    Well I have to agree that this 10CR was really excellent. Throught the Alpes with the sun out nearly all the time was gorgeous ! We only met Nick the last day but it was good to meet up with Martin and also good fun to be ahead of the Vitesse and not being chased The car ran very good, the only problem we had was overcooking the brakes going down the Stelvio ..... I think we made it to turn number 23 ..... A Herald Estate fully loaded is quite heavy and with closed steel wheels and medium quality pads, plus a long diff that we needed to declutch on the bends didn't help! Now the car will get Vitesse brakes and open alloy wheels as well as Mintex pads :-) Another well prepared Herald : On top of the Stelvio : Too many tight bends ???? Brakes on fire ....... The finish :
  10. Martin, as we do the 10CR in the Herald Estate instead of the Vitesse, you should be able to check our car when we meet in Birkenfeld JC
  11. Vitesse project

    Brakes are finally sorted, no leaks and good pressure. Clutch hydraulics were a 10 min job I also figured out how to route the heater hoses, needed two T-pieces to replicate the original design with the saloon inlet manifold. I really like this view ! Things to do while the car in on the lift are changing the rear lower suspension bushes and loosening the exhaust to try to center it better between chassis outrigger and spare wheel well. JC
  12. Vitesse project

    I have the piston with 1,5 mm groove and the dustseals without the springs. The groove for the seal in the caliper is rustfree AND clean as you don't play around with brakes. Its only one caliper which causes trouble, which makes me think that I have the correct parts combination. Fitting is fairly easy too. @ Nick : we take Guy's Herald Estate which was our backup car from the beginning @ Alan : Thank you for confusing us all
  13. Vitesse project

    Received the brake caliper seals and compared them with the one I fitted a few years ago. They are different in size, the old one is 3,25 mm wide/thick and the new one (from a german supplier) is only 3,00 mm Checked the piston which is nicely machined and which did not cause the failure of the first seal. Everything back together on the car, brake fluid, push the brake pedal a few times .... and brake fluid drips out of the caliper again Looks like the car is scared to come out of the garage after so many years JC
  14. Vitesse project

    The Vitesse will not take part in the 10 CR …. Fitting the complete exhaust system took way too much time every modified part on this car ! TIG welding the y-piece to the exhaust was nearly impossible, both stainless steels just would not flow together. I finally had to seal the joint with exhaust paste In the end it fits more or less OK, hopefully it will not be too low. Yesterday the plan was to get the exhaust finished, get the brakes and clutch working and finishing the engine to be able to start the car on Saturday. It turned out that one caliper leaked and after dismantling I noticed a seal which had failed. Then I noticed a Polybush which had deteriorated !!!! I’m pretty sure this one came of the bodged chassis from Germany. And I ran out of time to finish the engine. Car is still on the lift to do the brakes. Parts might arrive early next week and less then a month to the start of the 10CR this is simply not realistic. On the other hand I realized that I have to get the car precinspected before the MOT. We have a new law since 2016 and all the modifications have to be preinspected and validated. This will take time and money ….. again. And the engine need to be set up, best would be a rolling road. JC
  15. Vitesse project

    Phew, fitting the 3 into 1 exhaust manifold was quite challenging First shortening the pipes that go into the 6-3, took 2 attempts as I was scared to cut to much of .... Managed to fit the 3-1 with some persuasion and twisting, BUT it was to far down at the back And impossible to get it higher up at the front ..... The only possible solution was to try to bend it, never did anything similar .... So in the end we bend it to much as we were unable to fix it on the table the way I took my measures ! So I had to return and have a second go at bending it back. Another try, fingers crossed, managed to line up the tubes, fitted and then twisted to the correct position, it fits, even doesn't hit the chassis and exactly the right height at the end Lets hope that its not under to much pressure from turning to the correct position. Need to fabricate the attachments for the exhaust and TIG-weld th Y part to the exhaust. JC