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Would've been a hell of a lot easier if my testing kit didn't screw me over! 

That's a couple of hundred dollars I'll never see again. 

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I can also confirm that after some heavy braking the hand brake is working a bit better. It can just hold the car on my steep driveway now. 

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I bet someone told you previously that setting up that system was a 'black art', it took me a few decades to realise this means 'I have not bothered/I am incapable of understanding this system'. You just need to dive deep right into it and get a fundamental understanding. You have done this and it is a pleasure to see...

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1 hour ago, ThePog said:

You have done this and it is a pleasure to see...

This plus, you've documented it so well that others should be able to follow in your foot steps with relative ease. Keep up the awesome work. 

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2 hours ago, ThePog said:

I bet someone told you previously that setting up that system was a 'black art', it took me a few decades to realise this means 'I have not bothered/I am incapable of understanding this system'. You just need to dive deep right into it and get a fundamental understanding. You have done this and it is a pleasure to see...

I've had a lot of people tell me "kjet is rubbish, you'll never get it running properly", including from the TVR "specialist" who decided it was less work to rip it all out and convert to EFI. Glad I chose to stick with the KJet tbh.

Its a relatively simple concept at the end of the day, there is just a lot to get your head around and its so sensitive to multiple variables. One variable not quite right, and the whole system falls over.

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Hats off to you for cracking it. 

I bet that feels amazing.

Tbh I would have ripped that shit off, and thrown on a 390cfm 4bbl Holley by now. Kudos.

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Kjet is great on na engines, bit of a pain on turbo engines. I reckon Mercedes did the best set up with the fuel distributor mounted on the intake manifold and sucked the flap down, less prone to air leaks. The later systems had an electronic pressure regulator on the fuel distributor and ditched the wur all together

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Mate, good effort getting this far and for admitting the lack of gas issue!

Unfortunately, ze germans have no sense of humour, they use the term "Old timer cars" as we'd use "classic cars"

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that thing looks GREAT, way less dorky than many of the others i've seen! (online, had a google after seeing your thread pop up)

Please make it lower.

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The height is a bit deceptive with the dark sills, it's so low that I'm at risk of tearing the exhaust off going in and out of my driveway as it is. If I don't get a run up, it'll be beached as bro. 

It doesn't look dorky until the headlights are up, but fuck it, it has pop ups so it's a win. 

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Its a disease, this constantly working on cars thing. Be wary of British cars, the oil got under my skin and now im infected.

I love that table though, had a good laugh at that.

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Epic job on the carpet! Looks really good. Did you need to heat mold it for fitting?

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9 hours ago, Pelo. said:

Epic job on the carpet! Looks really good. Did you need to heat mold it for fitting?

Thanks. No, the backing on this carpet is flexible enough that it takes to shapes pretty well, but the TVR is all straight lines and right angles anyway so not many places it needs to bend/fold.

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Nice work on the shifter!  My Audi, although a difference linkage setup, had the same ball/spring/dome setup in the pivot.

The ball was effectively gone, leaving the spring to fall to the bottom of the lever with no feel as to exactly where it was or what gear you were in. Added to that the shifter knob was almost flush with the center-tunnel surround as a result.

I attacked a yellow poly bush in a lathe to make a ball, fitted that and ended up with a very stiff but rifle-bolt sharp shift - That loosened up to a comfortable level after a few weeks use though.

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You are doing a great job tidying up this scruffy TVR @kws

Well done, and thanks for the write-ups. Very informative.

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Thanks guys.

I didn't really notice how bad the shifter was until I removed the old stiff boots around it and it was just floppy. Its like the boots were acting as part of the shifter mechanism lol.

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