Importing a Car from the US

Oneball

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Got the engine to idle, set the tappets, set the timing with a strobe and adjusted the mixture. Also fixed the running on by adding a diode to the alternator light. The ignition box switches on with the slightest bit of electric so was staying on.

Shiny stuff, arrived
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need to pluck up the courage to spend £1500 on tyres :eek:
 

Oishi

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Go find some used slicks to mount first, so you can set up the suspension. New slicks (especially non heat cycled), make it hard to get good tire temps. and you won't wear out new tires.
 

Oneball

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Go find some used slicks to mount first, so you can set up the suspension. New slicks (especially non heat cycled), make it hard to get good tire temps. and you won't wear out new tires.
It’s getting some Avon CR6ZZ to start with as they’re road legal, hillclimb legal and can use as a wet for circuits.
 

lifes2short

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Got the engine to idle, set the tappets, set the timing with a strobe and adjusted the mixture. Also fixed the running on by adding a diode to the alternator light. The ignition box switches on with the slightest bit of electric so was staying on.

Shiny stuff, arrived
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need to pluck up the courage to spend £1500 on tyres :eek:
those are gorgeous rims
 

2b1ask1

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Why not get them clear coated and then wax them?

a proper wax will build up in layers and will also prevent the brake dust bonding to the surface.

if you use zymöl I would highly recommend Titanium wax.
 

Oneball

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Don’t really want to clear coat them. Race wheels take a beating and they just end up chipped. All the Wolfrace and Revolutions you used to see were uncoated. I’ll try a wax on a non visible bit. It’s not like it’s going to see much winter weather.
 

Scaf

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Don’t really want to clear coat them. Race wheels take a beating and they just end up chipped. All the Wolfrace and Revolutions you used to see were uncoated. I’ll try a wax on a non visible bit. It’s not like it’s going to see much winter weather.
Regular polishing - they will look better with a bit a age, afterall it’s a race car, not a show car :cool: