One topic, many questions...

One topic, many questions...

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Andrea7

Original Poster:

58 posts

5 months

Thursday 20th June
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+1
no ashtray at all...and no slot for it.

robsco

7,856 posts

179 months

Thursday 20th June
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You could specify a non-smoking pack I believe, removing ashtrays accordingly.

Robscim

808 posts

259 months

Thursday 20th June
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Byker28i said:
Have you got the slot for one? I have a brand new one left as I replaced mine as it was broken and I had the opportunity to buy two for £1 each from an autojumble
That's very kind but no, no hole, no sign of one!

Can you imagine smoking and driving the Cerbera "enthusiastically"?? drivinghehe

It will be back to the contortions - not helped by having a tight single garage!

Rob

Juddder

866 posts

187 months

Thursday 20th June
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Upgraded mine today to a shiny voltmeter version (a bit of tech envy to be honest wink) and here's some photos for reference

The USB chargers with the volt output are wider than the hole so I am currently using a Dremel sander tool with a power drill to increase the hole - I will report back...




notaping

301 posts

74 months

Friday 21st June
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I see various methods for accessing the back of the cigarette lighter here - just to add my tuppence worth - you might find your car has a soft panel on the right hand side.



You need to take off the panel under the steering column so you can get your head down and see what you're doing, but apart from that it's easy.

Juddder

866 posts

187 months

Friday 21st June
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I love the fact everyone's got various different modifications going on around the silver key, cigar lighter and ashtray / no ashtray

Success today with my drill / dremel sander bit strategy, and shiny new USB charger and Volt Meter installed in the enlarged hole - I work a mask and used a hand hoover as fibre glass dust is meant to be particularly bad to inhale

Now if I can just work out what the switch in the ashtray does, which I would swear was a fuel cut off switch until I tested it yesterday and it did exactly not that and the car started and ran fine in both positions...




Juddder

866 posts

187 months

Friday 21st June
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Link for the one I bought just on case anyone is looking https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/387059470703


Byker28i

62,886 posts

220 months

Saturday 22nd June
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Juddder said:
I love the fact everyone's got various different modifications going on around the silver key, cigar lighter and ashtray / no ashtray

Success today with my drill / dremel sander bit strategy, and shiny new USB charger and Volt Meter installed in the enlarged hole - I work a mask and used a hand hoover as fibre glass dust is meant to be particularly bad to inhale

Now if I can just work out what the switch in the ashtray does, which I would swear was a fuel cut off switch until I tested it yesterday and it did exactly not that and the car started and ran fine in both positions...



Passenger Ejector seat. You must have a broken wire somewhere if you've been flicking it.
Obviously with the fixed roof, It pops the door to door open and tips the passenger out sideways..

smilebiggrin

Andrea7

Original Poster:

58 posts

5 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Byker28i said:
Juddder said:
I love the fact everyone's got various different modifications going on around the silver key, cigar lighter and ashtray / no ashtray

Success today with my drill / dremel sander bit strategy, and shiny new USB charger and Volt Meter installed in the enlarged hole - I work a mask and used a hand hoover as fibre glass dust is meant to be particularly bad to inhale

Now if I can just work out what the switch in the ashtray does, which I would swear was a fuel cut off switch until I tested it yesterday and it did exactly not that and the car started and ran fine in both positions...



Passenger Ejector seat. You must have a broken wire somewhere if you've been flicking it.
Obviously with the fixed roof, It pops the door to door open and tips the passenger out sideways..

smilebiggrin
biglaughbiglaughbiglaughbiglaugh

Andrea7

Original Poster:

58 posts

5 months

Sunday 23rd June
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Tomorrow morning I'll start with mechanical stuff:

-Compression Test
-new oil
-new oil filter
-new air filter
-new fuel filter
-new differential oil
-new gearbox oil
-valves clearance
-new brakes pump

It will be a long week......

As usually, I need to ask some info:

-could you please tell me what values I have to expect about compression?
I had read some here but anytime are different values....
Is it maybe because of the way you perform the test?

-could you please let me know what clearances I have to put on exhaust and inlet valves?
As before, too many different info.....
Maybe because different cc needs different values?
I don't know....

N.B. My Cerbera is a 4.0 speed six

Regards

Andrea7

Original Poster:

58 posts

5 months

Thursday 4th July
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Some updates....

As I told in the first post, I have to change a too worn to be used gear leather gaiter.
Maybe the handbrake gaiter too will be changed..

I maybe found a leather which is quite similar to the old one but still differs a little.
So I'm thinking about a different solution...

The under part of the cushion seat it's made in the same original leather of the gaiter but with a little more smooth grain.
The cushion's foam seems to be tired also...
Can I maybe open the cushion to change the foam and use the under part to made new gaiter?
Then I'll use another material for the under part which it's out of sight....
What do you think about?
And what thickness a new foam cushion usually is?



After a good clean