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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    after buying a new phone, I wondered if the old HTC could be used as an onboard HD camera? to repair the cracked screen I found it's cheaper to just buy another whole spare phone and swap the screens :D roughly test fitted it on a jig and although it was HD quality, the phone casing etc was...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    trimmed some soy sauce labels to decorate my oil catch cans lol :LOL::coffee: after 1000miles the new engine filled the catch can almost full :oops: capturing a ton more vapour than ever, probably due to the excess blowby from the intentionally loose ring end gaps
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    Machine new adjustable Dump Valve wanted to make a fully adjustable dump valve to balance the spring rate against the inlet vacuum so it only opens when there's excess pressure. modelled the first prototype machined all the parts it's bigger than I thought lol. boost was still leaking and...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    reinstalled the bonnet LED lights here's a look at the cross section of the old JE low compression forged pistons that blew up last year, it's perfectly strong enough realigned the wheels with 0.15deg toe out, found it really helped turn-in and reduce the 'floppy' feel of the soft Toyo...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    Reinforced upper front strut brace often thought the OMP strut brace was basically too floppy & weak and just for looks chopped it all apart to make a stronger brace this adjuster could soon be used in the panhard rod instead made a stronger mount to bolt onto soon found the PAS...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    Remote fuel cap wanted to ditch the old sticky fuel cap cable release and make it electronic, so brought some solenoid actuators to experiment turns out there's a lot of friction in the spring loaded fuel cap so the tiny linear electromagnet simply ain't powerful enough. I'd probably have to...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    applied some epoxy putty around the turbo oil drain fitting to temporarily reduce the oil leak found some more rust under the door seals the snow in Feb was a nice test of the LSD working well :cool: after running the new engine 1000miles, time to service it. rebuilt LSD giving the...
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    K11 cg13 water rail wanted

    Bout £15 posted? Sent from my CLT-L29 using Micra Sports Club mobile app
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    K11 cg13 water rail wanted

    yup got three of em:cool:
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    K11 cg13 water rail wanted

    the steel return pipe round the back of the engine to the pump inlet? think I have some...checking...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    allo allo John & Dave. sorry for the month gap, I'm still alive here :p just being busy with working all week, working on car on evenings, working on ppls cars on weekends, and not enough energy or time afterwards to write my usual detailed blog updates here :sleep: don't worry, big updates...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    thank you tommm :cool:;)(y) I'm grand over here :D
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    hehe it's fine. tech talk like this is gr8
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    it's all a balancing & compromising act especially when the cams, C/R, timings etc etc are all fixed. having something too small or too large for a certain operation will throw the rest of the system out of balance making it inefficient, losing performance. yup it seems that opening the...
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    PollyMobiles Rebuild

    yeah a system is only as good/strong as the weakest bottleneck
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