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kas750
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought some repro wheel centres from a guy who sells them on gumtree and they arrived today.

I must say I am very impressed with them.





 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They’re great! I’m after a monochrome set. Do you think you could PM the link please? Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
alex yates wrote:
worship Even better!! Thumb

Can't beat us Northerners for sniffing a bargain out Grin

Cool Very Happy


Ha, too right. Any money saved can go straight towards the next project.

I've a set of those centre caps along with the black and chrome ones. Very impressed at the price. Apparently they don't last too well but you can have 10-15 sets for the price of genuine ones. I've also a new set of black/silver genuine ones. Have to say, I prefer the black and chrome copies.

I'm glad there are other options available now. Porsche have had it their own way for too long with little parts like these. £150 per set. Ridiculous.
It's the same with items like 964 rear lights and reflector. Knocking on for £1000 to freshen the back of the car up. Crazy.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the copy centre caps because I tend to lose them when the wheels get too hot. I just 2k lacquer them when new and they last quite a while.

This looks a very easy project for your capable hands Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m so pleased with these wheel centres so I have ordered a monochrome set as well.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
I’m so pleased with these wheel centres so I have ordered a monochrome set as well.


Kas - got a link...??


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just ordered two sets of coloured and a set of monochrome, I guess he is going to be busy Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he not just buying them from here for £1 each and punting them on?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Made-in-Italy-4-Styles-20pcs-lot-Black-Grey-Sliver-Black-White-with-Gold-75MM/32846984914.html

If anyone wants a set I'm happy to buy 20 and distribute.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
I have just ordered two sets of coloured and a set of monochrome, I guess he is going to be busy Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new radiators arrived this morning.





And this afternoon I fitted them.
There were no leaks or dramas but I have discovered that the drivers side radiator fan is not working.
The fan powers up when wired directly and there is a supply from the car loom so I suspect the resistor is faulty.

So what are we using as a 911UK work around on this then chaps?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a splice/solder in resistor kit as the originals are hard wired or run through some other parts, can't remember exactly but the splice kit is the easiest way.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
There is a splice/solder in resistor kit as the originals are hard wired or run through some other parts, can't remember exactly but the splice kit is the easiest way.


Cheers Chris I thought it may be a splice in kit.
Hopefully there is a maplins part that will do the job. Rolling Eyes Mr. Green
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
There is a splice/solder in resistor kit as the originals are hard wired or run through some other parts, can't remember exactly but the splice kit is the easiest way.


Cheers Chris I thought it may be a splice in kit.
Hopefully there is a maplins part that will do the job. Rolling Eyes Mr. Green


Done a bit of digging and RS do one that someone in the States has had success fitting (and working). Just need to double check the spec before going ahead.

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/panel-mount-fixed-resistors/0188071/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both mine are RS resistors. Cost around £8 each I think. I followed this guide here (see link). Doddle of a job.

https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/737811-ballast-resistor-replacement-2.html
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at making yourself some mesh grills whilst the PU is off. I just bought some stainless mesh off eBay.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Look at making yourself some mesh grills whilst the PU is off. I just bought some stainless mesh off eBay.


+1 to that, it's amazing how much crap gets in there.

I bought Ally mesh in black so it's unobtrusive and easier to bend to shape than stainless - I'd tried to fit Rennline parts and their steel mesh wouldn't bend to shape (and was ridiculously expensive - it went back). I did use stainless screws.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the links chaps
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Btw mesh is already fitted.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly what I used thanks to the advice on here -

Make sure they're in the airflow for a bit of cooling. Not many other places they'll fit anyway to be honest.


 
  
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