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Old 12-10-2018, 04:43 AM
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are those pics from your cad software?

i do like this thread. buggy looks great fun.

my lad quite liked the Ariel Nomad at the bike show, odd they never let people in em at these events, maybe worried about slipped discs or larger proportion gents getting stuck.. haha. they had a bike too, looked like artwork more than usable though...

i offered to buy a nomad for the school run, it was declined as an idea when i said he couldnt take the ipad in it..

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Old 12-10-2018, 05:10 AM
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Yeah, I've had a good look around the Nomads as I had a couple of people thinking about maybe having one reworked to meet safari regulations, but after a good look over they'd take far too much effort to get up to regulation and strong enough to take the beating.
Yes, the pictures are just screengrabs from the CAD model.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:25 PM
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Been chasing down an intermittent, annoying issue for the past month or so where the car would only fire up 50 percent of the time - and sometimes would cut out for no apparent reason, eventually traced it to a dicky cam sensor and some split wiring on the only original part of the cars loom we kept - the coil connectors, doh. Anyway, after taking allsorts off finally found them, repaired 'em and turned the key, boring video but god was I happy!

Sound is a bit funky as the phone clips hard on the audio that close and the exhaust's blowing from the elbow there 'cause it just got slapped on.

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Old 02-02-2019, 10:45 AM
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Well I spent two hours yesterday fine tuning the idle fuelling and timing, and put the cold weather to good use to tune the cold tip-in settings (which gives the engine a shot of extra fuel when you hit the throttle to stop it stumbling) - and got it blipping cleanly from cold with some beans. Also set up the camera to get some better video.

Then I spent 2 hours slithering home in the snow (it's only 10 miles) - including 30 minutes just getting up the 100m of farm track. I had to keep shoving my floor mats under the wheels, it was solid ice. I even put the car in drive at one point (one of those awful Merc paddleshift slushboxes) and got out and pushed it as well

Then, when I got back, I downloaded the video to find....it's corrupted. I've got the first minute (cranking it over and tweaking the cold start) and the last minute (the engine ticking as it cools down 'cause it's off) and nothing in between.

Doh!
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:10 AM
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shoulda driven the buggy home see?

i have this scene in my head of a merc slewing down an icy road while some bloke is chasing it, struggling to stand up.. all at c4mph. I got caught out like that once in the S2 so got a set of winters, they are well worth it. modern cars are crap on snow
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:31 AM
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Pretty much, although it was more like 2mph, and at points I was having to get out every 3 seconds 'cause I was using my own car mats as the road
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Old 03-25-2019, 03:47 AM
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Well, just as we thought we were sorted - the car ran fine when fired up - the intermittent starting reared it's head again, been tracking that down again over a lot of wasted weekends - traced it down to what we thought was the alternator or the ballast, so I pulled the loom apart and added a larger ballast to the field coil, no difference, bought a new alternator - no difference. Take alternator off, starts fine.
Much head scratching.

Turns out the alternators we were getting from the local supplier (an electrical specialist, not just a factors) - were basically noisy as hell when they were trying to get to the right voltage at low rpms (i,e - startup only) - a cap in the line doesn't fix it, some shielding might but we've just sacked it off and got a different type of alternator instead, need to alter things to get that to fit properly again now, but after rigging it up today it's purring like a kitten. Need to retime it now though as not certain it was 100% before as it idles smoother now.

It never rains, it pours!

On the upside, I was rebuilding some other dampers* so I rebuilt/revalved the rears on ours to suit the new arms and bled them, so that's one more job off the list and ready to go - although I have just acquired some new go faster parts to machine and fit - I got told these were top secret so...there we go:



It's all very well getting shiny adjustable parts for your dampers but then you have to spend hours modelling the damned things - nearly there, housings next.
These are high and low speed compression adjusters, that hopefully with a bit of work on my side will be adaptable enough to use both on the small fronts and large rear dampers...hopefully.



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Old 03-25-2019, 02:35 PM
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Adjuster housings done - light and simple to make, and easy to swap fittings for the different hoses:
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yeah, look dead simple..

how many tools have you go ffs?
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:58 PM
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Well, all the tools I don't have....I spend far too much time making with a hammer and a welder.
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