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    12-11-2018, 08:45 AM
    Putting these particular springs on isn't that bad; you can compress the spring by hand. Stiffer springs would definitely be a challenge. John
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    12-10-2018, 12:05 PM
    Lots of folks, myself included, add a compression spring between the bracket that captures the end of the cable and the bracket that captures the end...
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    12-09-2018, 04:29 PM
    Don't debate; just tap it! Makes things sooooooo much easier. John
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    12-05-2018, 09:52 PM
    Check out Jeff Kleiner's license plate mod: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1126181384084846&id=891650054204648 (Click the photo...
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    11-30-2018, 05:05 PM
    Unless you're wedded to the look of the F5 reservoirs, there are lots of styles out there. One of the most common used on our builds is by CNC. The...
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    11-29-2018, 08:24 AM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Battery reloacation in Roadster
    I'm a huge fan of all things Breeze. Quality products, excellent instructions, and superior customer support. If you're making a list, add the...
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    11-28-2018, 01:11 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Headlight Aim in Roadster
    Success! Trimming the fixed post on the headlight bucket allowed me to run the adjustment screws in so that the trim ring now fits. AND my...
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    11-27-2018, 01:34 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Headlight Aim in Roadster
    Today I inspected the clips that hold the bulb to its retaining ring and found no evidence of bending, cracking, or other deformation. I also...
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    11-25-2018, 12:22 PM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Headlight Aim in Roadster
    I'm confident I've assembled the headlights correctly. The gasket only fits on the back of the bucket one way and is between the lip of the bucket...
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    11-25-2018, 11:39 AM
    phileas_fogg replied to a thread Le Mans Cap in Roadster
    The longer screw is a size #10-24 oval head. I wasn't crazy about the sheet metal screws, so I drilled the other five holes out and replaced the...
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    11-24-2018, 10:23 AM
    phileas_fogg started a thread Headlight Aim in Roadster
    The other night I tried aiming my headlights so they point in accordance with the manual, and similar to this article...
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    11-18-2018, 05:46 PM
    By all means, expand the passenger foot box! It's not particularly expensive (~$200 in material at...
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Rock climber since 1986. Building a MKIV roadster.
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MK IV Roadster #8631
Ford 302, Holley Terminator EFI, T5z, 3.55 Rear End, IRS, 17” Halibrand Replicas (9” front, 10.5” rear), Nitto 555 G2’s (275/40ZR17 front, 315/35ZR17 rear), Fast Freddie’s Power Steering, F5 Wilwood Brakes, FFMetal’s Firewall Forward, Forte’s Hydraulic Clutch & Throttle Linkage

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