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Offline KiwiDave

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« on: January 06, 2012, 06:06:19 PM »
A couple of pics of TWiR before she goes off to be showered and waxed. Still some work to do in terms of electrics, handling, (as in shocks, springs, steering and bushes) and breathing (swap the tinny old janspeed for an elford sysytem). All in all, a bit to be going on with (I can see all the Haywards boys rubbing their hands now LOL).
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 06:11:56 PM »
Real good to see these pictures go up, rare to see a Series 3 TWR
All the best Clive

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:58:30 PM »
looking good, welcome to the club lovely car

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 03:32:40 AM »
After an extended session at :godParagon Auto Finishing, a good excuse for quick photos in Richmond Park (Fenton nowhere to be seen) :rollin
 
Quite happy now to have her looking great as lots to be going on with in the stopping and turning department.
 
Also, still looking to replace the tinny (and way too loud) Janspeed system. Anyone got any suggestions or a spare back box floating around?
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 02:31:26 AM »
Quote from: clive;805259
Real good to see these pictures go up, rare to see a Series 3 TWR

Thnx Clive, looking forward to meeting you (and others) at Brooklands. If we all put in a collective order for fine weather now, what are the odds? :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 12:59:23 PM »
Thats one very nice looking Mk1! if only i can be that lucky finding one in that nick!

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 02:06:30 PM »
I used to use the \'Mark\' system Oli but there is a \'Series\' system which has come to be in common usage now.

Think of 1st Generation instead of Mark 1. Then devide that into 3 series.....1,2 and 3.
The S1 is roughly years 1979 to 1981.....rare as hen\'s teeth. 13" wheels. Cars all rotted out I suppose, that\'s why so few?
The S2 is roughly years 1981 to early 1984.....different wheels but still 13" wheels on these as well. Better rustproofing and more of these in existence.
The S3 is most common, years 1984 to 1986. Even more rustproofing, more goodies, less spartan (which some purists object to) and 14" wheels.
Elford turbo/bodykit variants exist through the 1st Gen range and TWR kitted cars like KiwiDaves are available (if you can find one).

Then in 1985 the 2nd generation was introduced. We call this the Series 4......and so on.

Here endeth......

Cheers Dave
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Changed my beehive, lost some blood, happy days
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 07:11:42 PM »
Finally got around to changing the beehive yesterday as I\'m sick of seeing little oil pools under the car. 10mm spanner for the two nuts underneath, 12mm for the bolt onto the top of the motor and a 23mm for the oil banjo. For starters, I had to go out and buy a 23mm ring spanner (I\'ve got a 22 and 24 :Grrr) as there is no room to fit a socket. Those 10mm nuts look easy enough but they are a right PITA if the undersides of the beehive are coated in eons worth of oil and dirt.
The 12mm one is the easiest to get to but it was welded so tight.. millions of torques applied to the socket wrench, the customary TINK (so it\'s either loosened or buggered then) and then my left hand flying at light speed past a plastic connector, knocking that off and taking a chunk of finger out with the now exposed metal spade( would have looked great in F1 style super slow mo ).....swearing.....carry on until I notice plastic glove has blood sloshing inside.....swearing.....cleaning and plaster....carry on. :mad:
Everything comes off ok, lovely brown water from it\'s innards and o rings are flat and brittle. Have now exposed more dirt and greasy muck to clean. Notice the water hose from the top of the cooler has been taped up, note to replace later. Luckily, I have a nice clean and dry beehive which was prepared earlier (supplied by Darkside Spares Dept) with some nice new o rings and so, in the best Haynes tradition, refitting is the reverse of removal.
Too dark to test for leaks so waited until this afternoon, fired TWiR into life, check for leaks, drive for 20 minutes, notice that low water light actually works (which is nice), check for leaks again (none) and top up coolant. Job done, finger recovering (thanks for asking) :Giggle
So, TWiR will be leak free for Brooklands and Japfest :Thumbs-up
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 09:22:27 AM »
nice, hope the finger recovers!

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 09:23:38 AM »
Quote from: David Nock;811312
I used to use the \'Mark\' system Oli but there is a \'Series\' system which has come to be in common usage now.

Think of 1st Generation instead of Mark 1. Then devide that into 3 series.....1,2 and 3.
The S1 is roughly years 1979 to 1981.....rare as hen\'s teeth. 13" wheels. Cars all rotted out I suppose, that\'s why so few?
The S2 is roughly years 1981 to early 1984.....different wheels but still 13" wheels on these as well. Better rustproofing and more of these in existence.
The S3 is most common, years 1984 to 1986. Even more rustproofing, more goodies, less spartan (which some purists object to) and 14" wheels.
Elford turbo/bodykit variants exist through the 1st Gen range and TWR kitted cars like KiwiDaves are available (if you can find one).

Then in 1985 the 2nd generation was introduced. We call this the Series 4......and so on.

Here endeth......

Cheers Dave


S3 had larger front disks, rear disks, larger rear axel and 114.3 pcd

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2012, 02:37:50 AM »
It\'s been a while folks.... life has been generally happening and TWiR has been doing her best to not relinquish suspension bushes that have been in place for some 26 years. The whole thing got the better of my talent and tool collection so I owe a massive thanks to Andy at AMT Ltd :god (support your advertisers people, that\'s why they are there) for completing the task. Now anyone who has attempted to polybush a FB will have a few stories to tell.... and as I understand it, there were not too many bolts and things that didn\'t require massive persuasion to move!
And the end result is so worth it. Combined with KYB OE spec shocks and TA Technix -35mm springs, I now have a FB that corners reasonably flat and points where it\'s told.
 
Some track day action coming up for sure, just some steering and braking tweaks to come before that....... it\'s great to be rotoring again :3gears-rh
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2012, 07:53:20 AM »
great stuff! yes i did all mine and they were interesting especially the rears! well worth the effort though! hawk pads are a good standard upgrade, as for wonder steer well we all kinda live with that one!

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 11:53:22 PM »
Decided to put a set of Hawk HP1 pads up front and found a little local track to test them :driving
 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 12:21:06 AM »
TWiR met some new friends today..... the outcome of which could be quite interesting.........
 

 

 
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 07:57:01 AM »
Great pictures :)

Are you coming to Brooklands next month?
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