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Rijidij

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    1970 GT6 Mk2 - "Gidget"

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  1. Good work. I'm looking forward to the GT6 episode. 😉
  2. How far should the spring be compressed on a correctly fitting cap? The reason I ask is that I had a similar experience to Meeze. I bought a replacement 13lb cap. And then a 7 pounder when I became concerned I was over-pressurising the system. One cap compresses just a millimetre or so. The other compresses the spring hardly at all.
  3. If you don't already have one, I would thoroughly recommend fitting one of these (a Dis-Car-Nect). Only a few quid, and could save your car (don't ask me how I know this). All of the GT6 wiring goes through just 3 fuses! In an emergency you don't want to be running around trying to find the right sized spanner to disconnect the battery...
  4. I have bullet mirrors mounted on the doors of my Mk2 (fitted by the PO I hasten to add). The pax mirror is slightly further back, which bugs the heck out of me... Both interfere with the quarterglass and both were completely useless until I fitted convex glass. Now only the N/S is completely useless. The drivers side is just barely usable. I'm planning to take them off the door and, if I can see anything through them not too far forward on the wings, I'll mount them there. If you're going the door-mount route, I would avoid the bullet type mirrors and have them far enough back to clear the quarterglass.
  5. I don't think they're necessarily the wrong parts - but poor tolerances. According to my ancient Halfords vernier caliper the tube is slightly out of round. I kept pushing the nut on then used fine emery on the shiny patches until it was on far enough for the olive. It may have been overkill, but I also polished out the emery marks with Autosol. The hot water trick helped to get the olive on. Finally, fit to the car and check for leaks... So far, so good.
  6. Thanks. When I said close fit, I meant that I can barely get it on to the tube.
  7. I recently replaced my fuel pump, the result of which was a leak from the inlet pipe when parked facing downhill. 🙄 I temporarily stopped it with an o-ring and ordered new tube and fittings, which arrived today. The olive on the tube is a very close fit. Are there any trade secrets for assembling fuel connections easily without damaging the olive or tube? TIA
  8. Happy new year all. Went out this morning for a full English followed by a lovely tour of the Yorkshire countryside in the GT6. Then spent the rest of the day cleaning off the road grime... 🤷‍♂️
  9. Just got our tickets for this. Super Early Bird prices end today. See you there!
  10. Rijidij

    Pete Lewis

    Oh no! Get well soon Pete.
  11. Ooh. I was thinking of getting one of those. It looks like a big one.
  12. I got mine from ebay too. But take out the glass and measure it first. That link is for 100mm dia. I needed 93mm and they fit perfectly.
  13. My bullet mirrors are on the doors. Convex glass is an improvement on the driver's side, but it's still not very good and the pax side is useless. They also interfere with the quarter glass on the GT6. I'm considering putting ital style ones on the wings and filling the holes in the door.
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