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by boatbuilder
03 Apr 2019, 17:37
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Earth on aerial
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Earth on aerial

It could be time for a decent new aerial...
Hard to beat a full length stainless steel aerial.

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by boatbuilder
13 Nov 2018, 08:44
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Combicolor question re. seamsealer
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Combicolor question re. seamsealer

I had this problem with mine. I tried a few different pu sealants and even ct1 and tek7. It took ages for the rustoleum to dry on all of them. So I'd put a primer on first.

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by boatbuilder
15 Jul 2018, 15:11
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Supply of 1y's dwindling? If so what's the easiest transplan
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

Re: Supply of 1y's dwindling? If so what's the easiest transplan

I have an AEF as well. Several thousand miles so far and still running well.
I think you can fit a turbo to them but not sure whats involved in doing that.

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by boatbuilder
30 Jun 2018, 20:39
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: To 1Y or not to 1Y?
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: To 1Y or not to 1Y?

I fitted a 1.9d aef engine to replace my old 1.6d cs engine. I bought the new engine for 100 euros. I just fitted a new crank oil seal and transferred over all of the other bits from my cs. I'm very happy with it, especially after changing my tyres and rims to give a 10 percent increase in size. Lik...
by boatbuilder
29 Jun 2018, 10:03
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB
Replies: 408
Views: 93971

Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

That's seriously impressive. I made my own using veroboard from maplin, but this just takes it to another level completely!
by boatbuilder
13 Jun 2018, 22:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Which engine is best for a T25?
Replies: 24
Views: 5843

Re: Which engine is best for a T25?

Pretty happy with my 1.9d AEF engine. Good fuel economy, not much to go wrong and it'll move you along at a good speed if you fit bigger wheels...

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by boatbuilder
02 Jun 2018, 09:32
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB
Replies: 408
Views: 93971

Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

I mounted my 10v regulator on a separate small circuit board (veroboard) attached to the top surface of the clocks. I have it mounted on those little green screw terminals so its easy to replace. It does get a bit warm, but nothing terrible. Biggest danger is blowing it up by shorting out the wrong ...
by boatbuilder
22 May 2018, 18:15
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Thoughts on epoxy primer
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: Thoughts on epoxy primer

Yeah thats one of the reasons I got the lechler stuff. It sands much better than Jotun jotamastic and topcoat paint sticks to it better.

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by boatbuilder
20 May 2018, 21:32
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Thoughts on epoxy primer
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: Thoughts on epoxy primer

I would go with epoxy primer and use two coats of it. Lechler 29107 is good and has a self etching component in it as well..

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by boatbuilder
20 May 2018, 21:15
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: quiet tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

Re: quiet tyres

I have Falken Ziex ze914 tyres at the moment.... good value for money and pretty quiet...

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by boatbuilder
02 May 2018, 19:09
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 AEF engine failure - looking for some advice!
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: 1.9 AEF engine failure - looking for some advice!

I've just fitted 10 percent bigger tyres to mine. 205 70 r16. It means that in top gear for example at 65mph, your engine revs are a bit lower so its easier on the engine. Makes it more driveable on motorways and enables you to get into the fast lane and overtake things! Its not a massive difference...
by boatbuilder
02 May 2018, 19:05
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: What wheels for my T25
Replies: 10
Views: 4153

Re: What wheels for my T25

On mine I have merc 16 inch alloys. ET33, they fit straight on without spacers. Just need to fit longer studs and the vw nuts are the right size. So all I had to buy was: 10x conversion studs for front. 10x standard vw nuts for front. 10x longer wheel studs for rear. The hardest bit was fitting the ...
by boatbuilder
22 Apr 2018, 22:29
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Would these wheels fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Would these wheels fit?

Hi all. Been searching long and hard for a set of alloys and have come across these https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/222898460841?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D13189b5d0dd54776a1eda6f1feb07357%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D323209906514%26...
by boatbuilder
15 Apr 2018, 17:41
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Grinding from back wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 3638

Re: Grinding from back wheel

Weight of person in newtons (W) 11 stone = 685 newtons 12 stone = 747 newtons 13 stone = 809 newtons 14 stone = 871 newtons 15 stone = 934 newtons Hub Nut Torque(HNT) is 542nm (400 ft lbs) Distance = HNT ÷ W E.g for a 12 stone person... Distance = 542÷747 = 0.72 So if you stand on an extension pole(...
by boatbuilder
15 Apr 2018, 17:34
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 AEF engine failure - looking for some advice!
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: 1.9 AEF engine failure - looking for some advice!

I'd be interested to find out how and why the AEF failed. I have one too!

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