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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby maz_r » Sun 20.05.2018, 22:29

Finally, after a long long time, I've got the red carpet installed. Gone a big mad with the semi-shag pile on the rear bulkhead and the B posts. Gosh, it is hard to get flat carpet to wrap around the curves and bumps on the B posts.... Not very happy with the results, but it will do for now - I expect I'll be redoing those at sometime in the future.

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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby Jamie N » Mon 21.05.2018, 07:44

Nice work Maz, very tidy, the seats look great as well. Where did you get the mats?.
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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby dapinky » Mon 21.05.2018, 11:52

It's been a few years, but glad that you've got it sorted.

(I found that the 'only' way to form the right shape on the 'B' pillars was to heat the carpet with a hair dryer until it was possible to mold it round the plastic - I tried with a hot-air gun, but it started to soften the plastic, so went the 'slower' route. Took a long time, but by applying a bit of spray glue once you are started, it is possible to stick the carpet down on one edge, then heat the next bit and stretch it, allow it to cool and glue it...move on to next 6" etc etc.)
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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby muley » Mon 21.05.2018, 19:21

Jamie N wrote:Nice work Maz, very tidy, the seats look great as well. Where did you get the mats?.



I'm delighted you like the seats. :D


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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby maz_r » Mon 21.05.2018, 22:18

dapinky wrote:It's been a few years


dunno what you are on about Dave; it's only been 2 years.... That's quick for me.

Jamie N wrote:Where did you get the mats?


I got them from an eBay seller in the Netherlands, but I've had quite a long look and can't find any trace of them :(

muley wrote:I'm delighted you like the seats.


Shhh Jim - let me take some credit ;)
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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby maz_r » Mon 21.05.2018, 22:58

Forgot to mention that the outrigger on the off-side was in pretty good nick. Some surface rust down by the pedals but brushed off, treatment applied and then closed cell foam installed under the carpets.

To be honest, the seat mounting points/seat belt mount etc look like the car just came out of the factory - I was very very pleasantly surprised.
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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby dolmerob » Thu 24.05.2018, 08:27

Nice interior. Good work! I really like the seats also.
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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby maz_r » Wed 24.04.2019, 15:23

You may have noticed my moans on this thread about rough running and almost stalling when lifting off. Well we have made partial progress. When Dave P and FredJohn peered knowingly into the engine bay last year at CC, it was suggested that maybe there was a slight vacuum leak through the idle adjusting screw. Honestly, I had a healthy dose of doubt that such a small leak could possibly be the cause and wrote it off (sorry guys). Having failed to find anything else wrong so far, I decided that maybe there was something in what they said so I ‘expertly’ (*cough*) put a piece of rubber over the idle adjustment screw hole and held it in place by winding some wire round it. Off I set with the missus for a day out, and with some trepidation but lo and behold, while it was still running a bit rough and backfiring like a good’un, the stalling problem was gone! It made the driving so much better (read ‘easier’) without having to do the 2 feet on 3 pedals trick (i.e. keep the accelerator down while braking and changing gear). 80 miles later and it was still the same so I am going to call that a success. I’ll make something more elegant to cover the adjustment screw (yes - I have seen the tap washer fix).

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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby dapinky » Wed 24.04.2019, 16:11

A small piece of gaffer tape stuck over the hole and trimmed with a pair of nail scissors makes a good temporary repair...... so temporary that it is good for at least 8 years (and counting).
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Re: YHO chronicles

Postby maz_r » Fri 24.05.2019, 12:46

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