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Henmiester

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2015, 11:04:55 PM »
Old and new spring together

Henmiester

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2015, 11:18:09 PM »
Some night time shots, suspension has settled a bit.

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2015, 04:00:05 PM »
real life knight rider

Henmiester

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2015, 11:47:33 AM »
Sorted out the steering at last. Put new track rod ends on and greased both kingpins good and proper. I think when i lowered the front the steering was at full stretch and wouldnt let it go any lower also got bump steer. One of the adjusting nuts on the inner tie rod refused to budge. Bit of heat from a blowtorch got it moving. Now drives great. Better than before. Got all the rear suspension parts to fit next week hopefully so that will be all the mechanicsl side of things sorted. Then i can sort out the bodywork. Best thing i did was getting the flatened lowered front spring.

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2015, 11:46:42 AM »
Bit of an update. I have fitted new rear suspension arms both side. Shortened springs. New drum brakes. Shoes. Cylinders. Hoses and new brake pipes. Everything was going well until i tried removing the nearside axle shaft it wouldnt budge a bit of brute force got it going but in the process i knackred the threads. Luckily lucas had a second hand one he is sending me so apart from fitting that and attaching the new handbrake cables i will be back on the road. It seems my list of mechanical bits is getting smaller. I just want to change to discs on the front before i start or some one else starts on the body work. Its amazing how many parts there are to this small car.

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2015, 10:01:10 PM »
Simon just discovered that leaf already fitted :)
How is handling? I am happy with progress of your work, good luck!

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2015, 10:15:27 AM »
Lucas. It handles great best mod ive done so far. Simon

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2018, 08:15:39 PM »
Just started the bis up after nearly ten months of sitting outside unloved. Apparently I’ve done no miles since the last mot in March 2017. Still at 11,004 milesMy son fell out of love it. He’s now back in love with Jeff so it’s not prep time. Started on the third attempt after not doing anything for ten months which was great. However it stalled once warmed up when I revel it and wouldn’t start. So carbs coming off tomorrow to make sure everything is clean and not blocked.

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Re: 1990 Bis rolling restoration.
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2018, 10:40:47 PM »
you'll need fresh fuel!