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#571 Peskett

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 07:21 AM

If you have a stereo, link the two connectors with a 5amp fuse. This way it keeps the memory for the stereo but will blow the fuse if anyone tries to start the car due to the cranking amps.

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:11 AM

If you have a stereo, link the two connectors with a 5amp fuse. This way it keeps the memory for the stereo but will blow the fuse if anyone tries to start the car due to the cranking amps.



Thank you , I don’t need a continuous feed ..... 1970’s motoring at its best

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:19 AM

That’s a job I also need to do

Thanks for reminding me

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 11:49 AM

If you have a stereo, link the two connectors with a 5amp fuse. This way it keeps the memory for the stereo but will blow the fuse if anyone tries to start the car due to the cranking amps.

 

on a more practical level, does also means the interior lights will work so you can see where to insert the key if it's dark



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Posted 07 February 2021 - 06:01 PM

The job of shortening my battery cable that I stalled for several years has finally paid off .... cable was long enough to install cut off switch with a couple of inches to spare..... A -Team worthy !


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All works ..... disconnecting battery will take seconds.



What ring terminals did you fit to the back of the isolator

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 07:26 PM

Any updates?

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:30 PM

Building me a dash

Got shape cut out ..... just playing with clocks at mo

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 10:34 PM


Also Put these on mini 40 ...... well they are so good I’ll be ordering a set for estate ....so much smoother / no crashing into bumps

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 12:02 PM

Nice idea! Are you fitting the rear ones too?

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 06:20 PM

Nice idea! Are you fitting the rear ones too?


Cheers no because there’s a lot a fabrication involved and the rears don’t suffer into bumps ( far less weight)

The fronts are my favourite / best suspension upgrade I’ve made so far

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Posted 16 March 2021 - 10:38 PM

They look like miniature Aeon spring assistors



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Posted 20 March 2021 - 08:58 AM

They look like miniature Aeon spring assistors


Yes used something similar way back when - my Peugeot 405 had them , towing a trailer with a car on it , with an additional boot full of gear and 4 up in the car - let’s just say , the rear suspension worked hard !

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Posted 20 March 2021 - 10:41 AM

It may be the angle of the picture but where do the new bump stops bump into?The original place looks too far away.Nice car,Steve..



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Posted 20 March 2021 - 11:22 AM

It may be the angle of the picture but where do the new bump stops bump into?The original place looks too far away.Nice car,Steve..


Car jacked up wheel off and Suspension is at lowest end of drop.
It sits flat against subframe where the original stop was when back on its wheels




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