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Chris96

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  1. My car came with an electric fan (cannot determine the make) and I'm rewiring it such that it runs through a new fuse box. Any thoughts on the size of fuse needed to protect the circuit. It has a relay installed. All guidance gratefully received
  2. Thanks to all for interesting options. Might end up being chicken and give the problem to Enginuity (who have done a great job on several issues I've given them beyond my pay grade). Chris
  3. After some internal electrical work I'm re-installing the dash support bracket which has two bolts each side attaching it to the floor. Unfortunately on the passenger side it looks like what I assume are captive nuts under the floor are stripped. I've tried a new bolt but to no benefit which is why I assume the nuts have stripped. I cannot get under the car to get a good view and it's heavily waxoyled anyway. Can anyone give me some guidance on what the fixing is under the floor, is it possible to change the captive nuts, or is this something I pass to a garage with a lift and a man with a wel
  4. I'm fitting LED headlight bulbs and day running lights to my TR6. When I took the installed units out, they had rubber covers over the bulb holders but these are not shown on any of the repair manuals or parts catalogues. the supplier of the LED headlights advises not to fit these rubber covers as they are only to protect the headlights whilst in transit. It's quite tight for the LED headlight unit and pilot light (day running light) installation/wiring in the headlamp surround and the rubber cover compounds that problem. Does anyone have experience on whether the rubber cover is importan
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    MX5 seats

    Thanks Bodiam. They look good but I doubt I'll be using black when I have the car trimmed so will probably take a rain check on these.However I will get in touch with Paul to see if he has some seats ready for refurb. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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    MX5 seats

    Thanks Steve Colour is not important in that I will be getting them re-trimmed. Frame condition is more important as I'd rather not try and refurbish the frames before trimming (a bit above my pay grade!)
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    MX5 seats

    Thanks Pete that is really helpful. Probably makes my mind up to go this route.
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    MX5 seats

    I want headrests for my TR6 seats which, whilst restored and good, are 1971 so have no head support. I have a set of refurbished frames for TR6 with adjustable headrests, and all the new foams, springs etc, but when I try these seats in other TR6 the headrests do not really provide the protection I seek. Indeed they look to me they might make life worse in a rear end shunt by providing a pivot point for the neck to arch back (particularly with a crash helmet on). Mx5 seats with adjustable headrests look the way to go but any advice before I do would be welcome. Would be happy to swap (
  9. Thanks to all for responses. I suspect the problem is the less than robust electrical circuitry in the car (it's a new loom and with good earths but bulb holders seem always to be unpredictable). I've solved my problem by fitting diodes on the power input on both of the rear sidelight units. Haven't done so on the brake inputs but the wiring loom for these is more simple that that for the sidelights and therefore (maybe) less prone to problems. LED are protected by their own circuitry against wiring problems that might well go undetected by a normal filament bulb. That's my conclu
  10. I've fitted LED bulbs to the indicators and reversing lights, as well as all dashboard lighting. They work well and the service from Better Car Lighting has been excellent. I've also fitted LED side lights and stop/tail. The LED side lights work well but when I depress the brake pedal the tail lights go out. With normal bulbs in place all works well. I'm not an electrical expert, but has anyone had a similar problem? I've checked for reverse polarity on number plate lights which made no difference. Any thoughts welcome
  11. As usual, the forum comes up with brilliant results. Many thanks for all the ideas - except perhaps the white walking stick which I might avoid in favour of a Hi Vis stone chip guard. Chris
  12. Does anyone have an enhancement suggestion for instrument lighting. I have the original 2.2w bulbs with screw fittings. Whilts they are all working I have no lighting in teh dials at night. Does anyone know of a higher output, but still screw thread bulb that might improve things? Thanks Chris
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    Brake pads

    Many thanks to all the brake pad advice received. I have finally gone with Ferodo DS 2500 but have yet to drive the car so have my fingers crossed.
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    Brake pads

    Many thanks to all who replied. You've given me much to think about. I'm sure I will get it sorted. Chris
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    Brake pads

    I've just fitted Wilwood 4 pot calipers to my "6", together with new ventilated, but not drilled or slotted, discs. These were supplied with Wilwood BP10 pads. The braking is not good from cold, and probably not adequate in the low speed urban traffic that my car has to endure from time to time. I've only done 40-50 miles so far so maybe there will be an improvement once bedded in, but I'm not convinced. I've been recommended to change these for green stuff pads, these being more suited to road use and medium heat. Does anyone have similar experiences, any views or advice? many tha
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