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126dave

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« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2006, 07:19:20 PM »
well,new top links welded and redrilled 10mm in,if i can finish my bike rebuild :shock:  im going to fit the new brakes and top links this weekend....i'll keep you all posted..........................................................however,there was talk tonight of a fruit de mer tomorrow....so things may slip a bit :lol:
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« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2006, 06:22:10 PM »
well,that 10mm makes a difference,low speed testing today with new brakes(another story)....very sharp turn in and still good feel and lightness,an easy mod to do,and cannot wait to see what its llike pushing thro the curves! :cool:
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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2006, 06:56:26 PM »
Hudsonhenry!
Nice body kit, never seen one of them fitted on a 500. Looks nice, very nice. :lol:

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« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2006, 03:44:57 PM »
Dave

Have you got any pics of your mods to the top links?

Did you use shims of the final adjustment?

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« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2006, 05:16:06 PM »
hi nigel,i did not touch the factory shims,i made a simple jig that fits acuratly in the new uncruddy top link,then after filling (with weld) old holes,simply drilled new ACURATE holes 10mm in........so,everything should be still factory,but with 10mm added..........i think that is more than ok engineering for my modest BHP.....didnt take pics,too much greif loading on the site here for me!.
also means that original parts are there in case my theory goes pear shaped!!

the jig was just a bit of flat i had kicking around the workshop,10mm seems the max,the top link bows out to the body end so there is a limit to what you can do easily.....im impressed with the turn in tho!!!
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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2006, 06:51:00 PM »
well,....davys on the road again......as the song says...........,the neg camber is very good,......my favorite hill now is easier to climb,the front really sticks,really stays on line.........so far so good,nothing has broken............

this is coupled with neutral toe in/out at the mo(may go stock yet),and also lowered springs/cut down mounts/all new bushes/uprated shocks etc,i would'nt advise this with standard suspension parts...... :cool:



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« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2006, 06:41:46 PM »
thanks chris,now boys and girls,you can see the results of the 10mm surgery :cool:.......bear in mind there is a little steering lock on in the pic tho....it does'nt toe out that much!!!
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« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2006, 07:04:04 PM »
when you described it Dave i thought it would look more drastic, looks like a nice little mod youve done there.

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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2006, 07:05:48 PM »
btw nice looking automobile, Dave!!!! rear mirrors are vitaloni??

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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2006, 07:46:36 PM »
thank you guys,yes valentino,vitaloni californians......gorgeous,transform the car in my opinion
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« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2006, 06:30:38 PM »
are these the mirrors, http://www.superformance.co.uk/index.htm at the bottom of this page? i was thinking of getting 'em for my little car to replace those horrible plastic thingys, replaked the nasty looking wheels, now its let down by the mirrors

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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2006, 06:56:07 PM »
thats them bruce,demon tweeks do them as well,same kinda money
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2006, 07:25:06 PM »
cheers dave, I'll order the Ferrari ones they are a bit cheaper. do they scew on from the outside, and will the original mounting holes posiiton suffice or do they bolt on from inside the door?

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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2006, 07:30:31 PM »
they are fixed from the outside,and cover the original holes,mine had the mirror bolt head showing at the front when installed,i plugged the hole with black silicon.....you'll see what i mean when you get them.mine might have had little plugs,but if so were missing.

the glass is adjustable inside the housing,the quater lights do obsure a little,but,hey,what price is cool?...................... :cool:
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