Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:52 pm

Thanks to Shaun ( Custard ) for confirming my thoughts , picked up a rear anti-roll bar today ( from a modern mini ) and started to put into practice what has been on my mind for a while...
The ends set to 90 degrees,shortened to approx 40" and am in the process of knocking up fittings to attach it to my radius arms..

Just checking the shed for bits of box section and tube...

photos to follow...

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:36 am

Anti-roll bar completed , fitted and a short test 1.5 miles and all is well . seems a lot better but need more time/miles to evaluate fully...

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby jonathon H » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:55 pm

what is the bar between the tramp bars. Think you will be upgrading the rear dampers soon if you drive enthusiastically :)
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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:27 pm

" picked up a rear anti-roll bar today ( from a modern mini ) and started to put into practice what has been on my mind for a while...
The ends set to 90 degrees,shortened to approx 40" and am in the process of knocking up fittings to attach it to my radius arms.."

Jonathon

Rear anti-roll bar......have cut down my bump stops to give a bit more clearance and am in the process of "knocking up" some longer shackles .

John ;)

From another forum

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The answer is to get suspension movement - so don't lower, and do cut the bump stops. Actually - AEON rear stops would be much better but I don't know if anyone makes them for a Minor - Mini ones would be too small. Colin Chapman's theory always was - long travel soft suspension with excellent damping."
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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:27 pm

Wired-up this flip-top ashtray ages ago but just had to alter it to provide a led to show power on so thought I'd take some photos...

The Ashtray...
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Ideal for the laptop tuning the Megasquirt , the white lead is the serial port to the pc.

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:02 pm

Still tinkering , was a tad high at the rear , nothing a 3/8 drill wouldn't fix..

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Re: Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

Postby Sleeper » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:06 pm

...more time on my hands , this time thinking about the fuel gauge , sometimes it sticks , sometimes it doesn't work but what bugged me most of all was it's inaccuracy...
Having enlarged my fuel tank ( 6.5 galls to 8.5 galls ) , and working on my fuel mixture ( last tank gave 37mpg ) , and the recent posting about fuel gauges got me thinking....trawling Fleabay came up trumps , well almost , and after a few hours tinkering came up with a prototype...

Yootoobe video...

https://youtu.be/GaZzsCkk3cg


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P.S. Sorry , yootoob edited link..
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