Mark_Fleming

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  1. Mark_Fleming

    Diffs

    Steelie Gears sell the spacer you are talking about (or they did - but Rat will tell you to go EA brakes nowadays)....and yes, these brakes will direct bolt to a small bearing 9" with the spacer.....word is, if the handbrake mechanism is seized on the calipers, be ready for a fight....
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    Rules for PCV/Rocker Cover Vents

    if you're worried about sucking oil back into the combustion process, put an air/water/oil separator off a compressor between the pcv and the intake manifold to collect excess fluids....it will also indicate the health of your engine at a glance
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    DIY crack testing cast iron block and heads

    the three pack of aerosol crack test kits are 1 - a cleaning agent which can be substituted by buying a can of brake clean or acetone. 2nd can is the dye penetrant - it can be substituted by mixing food colouring with acetone to make a very light penetrant to get inside the cracks. The third can is an aerosol white powder that dries to the component it is sprayed on. I wonder if you ground up the centre sandwich section of gib board if that would work to create the powder. If you have any cracks the food colouring will show up through the white powder as it is absorbed. So first clean, then food colour (wipe excess off), then powder and you'll know......pretty sure you could get all those ingredients over in the Chathams
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    Wordsmith level 9 there Cletus....love your work....
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    Help: setting up dial bore gauge

    got an outside mic?
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    any thoughts on these as an electric park brake? 2-inch model? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1500N-Electric-Linear-Actuator-330-Pound-Max-Lift-Heavy-Duty-Output-12V-DC-Motor/202417523579?var=502439405293
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    ^^^^^ can you define "fancy auto mode" for me?
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    which Holden model specifically bigfoot?
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    just did a little bit of lazy google research, it looks like Range Rover's share the exact same mechanism with BMW.....and it does appear to be cable operated to release....
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    all good, will do some homework....much appreciated for your help
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    just to clarify......did you have the same "lock up" problem with the range rover as the Kia and Hyundai?
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    ^^^^ cheers for the info.....was thinking something along the lines of the S-type Jag deal....any thoughts? https://www.ebay.com/itm/153251027332?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649
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    cheers for that Clint, I have had a look at the E-stopp aftermarket kit, and while looking on ebay there appears to be loads from late model euros that could fit the bill.....I have a tangle of pipes and suspension linkages that might make the OEM cables a tight squeeze.....
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    .....on the topic of handbrakes, what's the deal with retrofitting an electric actuator handbrake from a late model instead of using the traditional cable operation? And if they are accepted for Certification purposes, has anybody got ideas on which vehicle is best as a donor....
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    POR15 full of shit!

    Had a friend who rechromed his bumpers and had the POR treatment added over them for extra protection.....he had the same result as yours....