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Kelvyn

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  1. My aspirations were never that high. The car I always dreamed of having when I was young is the MGB GT. By modern standards pretty crap I know but personally I still think they look nice today although I wouldn't want the hassle of running one on a regular basis.
  2. Just seen the new Pink video "stupid girl". In it she's driving what looks like a Gen7 Celica convertible. Is such a thing made or is it some sort of custom job?
  3. Does the wheel rotate freely if you force the pads apart a little. If it does then suspect a sticking caliper(could be piston or slides). If it still wont turn freely when the brake pads have been forced apart it could be wheel bearing or even a CV joint.
  4. Night in with the missus Blair or Bush?
  5. Most production cars dont have adjustment for camber, its factory set by the design of the suspension components and pick up points. Unless you have fitted a camber adjustment kit (adjustable top mounts) its unlikely that anyone will be able to alter whatever camber there is. Reading some of the posts already made it seems that some people are confusing wheel tracking (either 2 or 4 wheel) with camber. Remember tracking is a fore/aft function, camber is a vertical function (the angle the wheel leans in or out when viewed from the front of the car). Its something that changes when you lower your car. The third angle in steering geometry of course is caster, which is the angle that forms a line between the lower (ball) joint and the centre of the strut upper bearing compared to a vertical line when looking at the side of the car. On a car with a Y shaped lower radius arm there will be little or no caster adjustment. if you have a "straight" radius arm and a tie bar you will get some adjustment by adjusting the effective length of that tie bar. If its been suggested that there has been some suspension damage you would be better off carefully checking all the suspension components and relace any suspect ones.
  6. Apparently the official company line at the moment is that there are no plans to ressurect the Lagonda name
  7. Anyone seen this monster on the bay of plenty??? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...bayphotohosting Lady Penelope from thunderbirds would suit it I think :D Bit too extreme for me
  8. Its under the front bonnet in front of the brake pedal. However unless you have a leak its quite likely your brake pads are getting low. As the pads wear the pistons in the calipers move out, the space behind them fills with fluid so the level in the reservoir drops. If you just top up the fluid level, when you fit new pads you will have to remove some fluid or it will overflow.
  9. You need to take off the black plastic surround. Once thats off you can get to the screws that hold the unit in place. Turn the headlights on (3 licks on the switch) then turn it back two clicks, the lights will then stay up but be turned off so you can work on them. Incidentally if you like the sleepy headlight look with a little playing to get your preferred opening amount you can get this by turning the switch back to its off position, then as the lights start to drop turn it back on one click. The lights will stay at whatever position they were in as you turned the switch.
  10. There are the rev6 lamps available or the lexus style. Rev6 at http://www.roguesystems.co.uk/static/home.aspx and lexus style try dan at http://www.dcdezign.com/
  11. Shop around for someone who can recharge the system using iceon 49. Its a direct replacement for the now illegal R12 gas. The only disadvantage is that its not quite as efficient as R12 so it doesn't get quite as cold.
  12. Will they be for "road safety" rather than revenue earners?? Or am I just being cynical. Maybe they will be a different colour so we can see them.
  13. Take the car back to where you got the tracking done and tell them you want it re-done with the wheel centred. Of course you could go to the trouble of taking the wheel off, but why should you? What they have done is adjusted one side only, this has the effect of putting the wheel off centre. Moving the wheel is the wrong thing to do. If you dont want to take it back to then you would be better off adjusting it back to the middle yourself. Its just a case of shortening one track rod and lengthening the other by the same amount(say one thread on each at a time) to keep the tracking right.
  14. When I took my sister in laws old xantia diesel for an mot a while ago it failed on emissions. The guy testing it said drive it up the dual carriage way up the road in first or second and hold it on the rev limiter for about half a mile then bring it back. It passed OK afterwards, he reckons that if you do a lot of town driving the exhaust system gets partly clogged with soot, a good hard blast often clears it out.
  15. I remember him from the late 50's early 60's. I guess if people like Tony Christie can make a come back then why not Paul Anka.
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