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Re: Viva HB

Postby opelscott22 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:50 pm

Thanks Alex, I work for Rolls Royce with jet engines. RB211 engines as fitted to A380,s and such. Im a fitter/inspector so Im spannering and measuring stuff, not the most difficult job going!
Im self taught at welding though, I bought a TIG years ago and its taken me this long to get reasonable at it, its not difficult Im just a slow learner.
Id like to see the stuff you could come up with when you get a TIG!!!

As for the fan switch Im not sure, I think it depends on the temp they switch at. Mine uses Ford switches which go in the top of the radiator. I think the one on my Passat is in the middle so it probably has a lower switching temp.
You can get switches with adjustable temperature, you could set it to what you wanted then...

I did a bit more today, I bought a new distributor with no vacuum advance to use with the bike carbs. Its from Bestek and seems to be very good quality, time will tell though!

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Re: Viva HB

Postby yoeddynz » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:31 pm

cool, a good setup.- i had bestek one too. sold it with my xflo engine . fella who is builds them is very helpful. good buy! :D
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Re: Viva HB

Postby yoeddynz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:14 am

Hows this going now Scott?. Is it getting warmer up there now? :D
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Re: Viva HB

Postby opelscott22 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi Alex, sorry for the late reply! Yep its getting warmer here, been really nice up here the last two days with sun and around 20 degrees! (thats summer done then! :roll: )
Ive been busy with the car, the gearbox had to come apart again as it ate a bush. Turned out to be another manufacturing fault from Quaife (Nightmare of a company!!), so it had to be rebuilt with new bushes and a shaft which actually had an oil feed drilling...

Bit of success today though......

MOT PASS!!!!!!

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Re: Viva HB

Postby steff » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:13 pm

Well done Scott

Take it we can look forward to you eating up some miles now!

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Re: Viva HB

Postby yoeddynz » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:49 am

Wow thats great news scott! Can you post upp some vids of it driving asap- I would love to see that! What things are left to do now? Are you going to put some carpet in etc?
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Re: Viva HB

Postby hbpeter » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:36 pm

Its now on ebay.

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Re: Viva HB

Postby yoeddynz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:07 am

Just looked at auction- looks great! Scott - you must at least take it for a cruise and take some vids for us. Pretty please! :D
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Re: Viva HB

Postby opelscott22 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:23 am

Will do Alex!!

Ive just had Retro Cars Magazine on the phone, they want to do a feature on it. They did one on my green HC a while back after Id sold it, its good to get a feature when Ive still got the car!

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Re: Viva HB

Postby yoeddynz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:14 pm

Cool- congrats. I'll have get you some monies to get you to send a copy over when its out as we dont get retro cars here in NZ.

Has there been much interest on ebay yet?
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