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by slowcoach
Today, 09:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!
Replies: 11
Views: 8998

Re: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!

I managed a semi successful alignment at the garage. They couldn't get the van data up on their system which was frustrating as they could have told me that when I booked it and gave the details, but hey ho. The caster has been set evenly on both rods and self centers fine. Camber has been left at z...
by slowcoach
Yesterday, 08:49
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: T3 wind deflectors
Replies: 36
Views: 7146

Re: T3 wind deflectors

I'm confused why anyone would hit their head on them- are people hanging their head through the window or something?
by slowcoach
05 Aug 2020, 14:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!
Replies: 11
Views: 8998

Re: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!

https://i.imgur.com/FlahupB.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Xt35rOH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mMIPN62.jpg Got the LCA bushes aligned and in using two trolley jack's to twist and lift to align the bolts through the hole. Awkward but done. Driver side rod needs to go back in. With those bushes and radius rod b...
by slowcoach
05 Aug 2020, 09:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!
Replies: 11
Views: 8998

Re: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!

Searching through radius rod threads to find some more info on my present job. I'm early rods. Passenger side no problem, rod came off with just cutting the 3 nuts and moderate whacking shoock it loose. Had it in my hand by 10am after an 8:30 start! Got cocky though... Driver side different story. ...
by slowcoach
05 Aug 2020, 06:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!
Replies: 11
Views: 8998

Re: Fitting radius arm bushes - the hard way and the easier way!

Searching through radius rod threads to find some more info on my present job. I'm early rods. Passenger side no problem, rod came off with just cutting the 3 nuts and moderate whacking shoock it loose. Had it in my hand by 10am after an 8:30 start! Got cocky though... Driver side different story. N...
by slowcoach
28 Jul 2020, 16:00
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Poxy horn!
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Poxy horn!

You can even earth the switch wires to the steering wheel nut to make it beep, so bypassing the earth wire down the column. I tapped a new self tapper ring terminal into some of the metal meat on the steering wheel under the horn button. It's worked well for many years [emoji3526]
by slowcoach
26 Jul 2020, 21:12
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Grab handle for driver's side (right hand side)
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Grab handle for driver's side (right hand side)

Yes you want the A pillar. The blanking plugs you have pull out, and there's the correct holes in the door frame. the brickworks link to the spacer is correct- but you need upper and lower ones (your link is just the upper). The screws are pretty stout self tappers that go through the handle, and th...
by slowcoach
20 Jul 2020, 12:08
Forum: Campers
Topic: Children’s cab cot bed?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Children’s cab cot bed?

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Here is. The clip and how it comes out
by slowcoach
19 Jul 2020, 16:34
Forum: Campers
Topic: Children’s cab cot bed?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Children’s cab cot bed?

Yeah, screwdriver to pry out the metal clip from the collar, then theyll lift up and out
by slowcoach
09 Jul 2020, 20:53
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Child seats
Replies: 21
Views: 7365

Re: Child seats

PS the vertical leg from the seat base never really made full contact with the floor (was a bit of a stretch) so think we put a bit of wood or something to make up the height to brace the leg down onto. The base was a bit nose up ,but was never a problem. Those rear cleats are the important bit. I e...
by slowcoach
09 Jul 2020, 20:43
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Child seats
Replies: 21
Views: 7365

Re: Child seats

I have the same isofix bracket from the focus, and even had the same seat base, so your photos look very familiar :-) I have a rocknroll bed, but it's not a westy , so it looks like the heights are different. It's very hard to get a photo of my bracket with the bed in place unfortunately. It must ju...
by slowcoach
06 Jul 2020, 20:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol heater feed taken from fuel return pipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Petrol heater feed taken from fuel return pipe?

I'd have a read on a Subaru forum about how to test the pressure best. My guage I'm sure only cost a few quid, then attach a length of hose onto it. Just make sure you get the right scale to measure it with
by slowcoach
06 Jul 2020, 07:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol heater feed taken from fuel return pipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Petrol heater feed taken from fuel return pipe?

Did you ever check that the fuel pressure reg was ok, and not causing excess pressure? As obg said, the T wouldnt cause any issues (hes overseen a lot of installs)
by slowcoach
03 Jul 2020, 18:23
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar controller recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Solar controller recommendations

Yep, and I wonder what will be the next technology with a different acronym ;)
by slowcoach
03 Jul 2020, 13:54
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar controller recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Solar controller recommendations

Use a MPPT controller - it nearly doubled the output from my panel and the voltage output was far better . The one fitted by the conversion co. was a PWM and was absolute carp. The difference was amazing. The second battery ( starter) output is 1A which was sufficient to keep my starter good over 2...