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Antony

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I ran 4 gauge all the way to the boot.

The positive cable means jack all. As long as the earth is short n fat. It will be hood.

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Antony

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If you follow conventional current theory and not electron theory.

You dont need a massive positive. I proved that 8 years ago.

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Can't go wrong if you have a couple of good chunky cables in there (save weight elsewhere), I'm with Agent Smith though both need to be just as heavy IMO.
 

Antony

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Im an aeronautical engineer on avionics and electronics for the raf on the hcmk4 chinook and the eurofighter typhoon. Believe me the current to start the car is pulled through the negative terminal.
Its not a ground cable. Its an earth back to the battery through the bodywork. But its common knowledge in electronics electrons travel negative to positive as theyre negatively charged and are attracted back to the positive terminal.


You could start a car with 18 gauge pos wire as long as the neg is chunky.

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mik

mik

Looking good though, the german regs not let you fit stuff for competition only purposes?
Yes its possible, but not a lot. As i want to have the car still road legal i'll have to go with that. otherwise i need a trailer and a license. thats what i didnt want.
 
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mik

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Car is running and just need to sort out some small things, so i will get Tüv (MOT) in the next week or two.

I got another Cable for my Battery which is now 50mm² :)
Also i got a rear strut bar fitted now, and the bucket seat is fitted aswell.

Next up are mods to the engine and drivetrain.
I will swap in the 1.0 gearbox +flywheel +pulley.

Also i will build up an second engine with 1.0 pistons.

I've ordered a Nistune board and will get my friend, who does a lot of mapping around here, to map the car :cool:

Can't wait to get the car on the road again!

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mik

mik

Got the car on the road again :)
Added a front bushing set from strongflex to the wishbones and stabilizers.
added a strut brace between the wishbones.

drives so nice, very happy with it.
i contacted rollcentre and i might can install my rollcage back in, lets hope this will work out :)

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mik

mik

Few Updates:

Installed a JanSpeed 4-2-1 Manifold, Nistune and K-Sport Coilovers.
My Friend mapped the car, and it runs so smooth now. Will dyno run it soon.


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mik

mik

updated spec-list on first page. will dynorun tomorrow if all goes well.
also planing on refitting the postert front bumper, maybe.

have to check with regulations, but would be a good swap to save more weight.
 
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mik

mik

Micra is leaking Water, i guess its coming from the seal.
First off i will check the compression, as the rear is a bit oily. if bad ill pull the engine, if not ill have to figure out how i get to the seal whilst the engine is fitted to the car.

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pollyp

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Micra is leaking Water, i guess its coming from the seal.
First off i will check the compression, as the rear is a bit oily. if bad ill pull the engine, if not ill have to figure out how i get to the seal whilst the engine is fitted to the car.

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if the return pipe o-ring is old and has been disturbed or removed before, the hard rubber tends to leak.
whenever I remove the return pipe I always replace the o-ring
 
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solarice

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hehe i really thought about it, but as i'm planing to fly to japan in october, there are no funds left for jae :(
Always fancied going to Japan (big suprise eh lol). I always thought it'd be funny to drive the micra back to where most of its parts came from...for science of course.
 
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mik

mik

Today i did my first laps on the famous nürburgring nordschleife. quite happy with the results, as the tarmac was light wet on some areas and since i practised the track on xbox :)

Car feels great with the RSR Tyres and Coilovers. Still having some minor rubbing issues on hard dampening, will have to figure out if i up the coilovers a bit.

My first Lap on the Nordschleife

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mik

mik

Well its been a while (again!)
And it's that time (again!), every two years or so, i'm getting my K11 rebuild and ready for the road.
It's still there, it's still running (sort of)
But haven't been driven for around two years (again!)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, earth rotation and moon constellations, i need to get my micra back on the road.
Time shure has taken it's toll and the poor thing had moss growing all over the chassis (again!)

I started by scrubbing the dirt down, which was surprisingly harder than i thought.
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I had an issue with bad idling and running on three cylinders. As i had this problem before, i found this faulty GA16 injector to be the issue. For now i placed a stock injector in, but i will order another injector.
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After that i cleaned the whole interior and gave the boot a quick touch of paint. I still have some old faded stickers on the upper half, which is so annoying to remove as they are paper stickers.
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Re-fitted the drivers seat, and all now much nicer looking (again!)
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For now i need to wait till my orders coming in. After my power steering failed on me on the nürburgring, i swapped it for a non power steering gear.
I've needed shorter pulley belts, which i have to fit. Also (unfortunately) the semi's i've ordered, are not road legal here in germany, so i have to get some other tires. I hope the rest will be fine, lets see how i turns out :)
 

Low Rider

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Welcome back Mik :)

My SuperS hasn't turned a wheel under it's own power for pretty much 8 years now :rolleyes:
 
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mik

mik

Welcome back Mik :)

My SuperS hasn't turned a wheel under it's own power for pretty much 8 years now :rolleyes:
A familiar face, hi there :)
Well isn't this the right time to start rebuilding? finally finish it :-D
 
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mik

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Today I fitted some new tyres, put some old stock injectors in and adjusted the nistune map, car runs now, just need some touch up and some (hopefully) minor stuff and we are good to get tüv/mot. I’m excited to drive that little car again 😍

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