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Dickie

Member Since 11 Sep 2011
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In Topic: Center Of Gravity

17 February 2021 - 07:29 PM

Hi,

The Early Mx has almost 50/50 front rear balance,

I guess you do not tow much !! ?

Have a look at your cars towing spec for trailer nose weight. 40 to 70 kg is ballpark for most vehicles. ( make sure your gross train weight is within the cars ability )

Once the car is on the trailer you should be able to move it forwards or backwards to get it right.

A tail heavy trailer is very dangerous and will wag the car, too much nose weight will make the tow cars steering too light.

 

Try with the back of the door over the rearmost trailer axle and be prepared to move the car forwards a bit more or back.

 

Check the hitch height between the car and trailer too as this can affect four wheel trailers axle loading and balance.

 

Tow Safe.

 

The car in my avatar goes onto a single axle unbraked trailer for its travels Its only just legal on weight for our 2 litre estate car

( It used to be towed by a Mk1 Escort Mexico )


In Topic: What Sensor Is This

11 February 2021 - 08:32 PM

If the gauge is working I would leave it alone, it might throw the ECU if it has an intermittant contact though.


In Topic: 1998 Nb Jap Import Rear Foglight Help

07 February 2021 - 07:56 PM

Try behind one of the blanks on the right hand side of the dash low down, should be a couple of loom plugs behind there. I can not remember which colour you need for foglight. You should be able to buy a second hand switch for fog lights to suit your car and match the plug to it. ( Might be a Blue one )


In Topic: Gearbox To Engine.... Aaahhhh

07 February 2021 - 06:23 PM

Hi,

When I did my clutch job I had to jack the front of the engine up to tip the back end down to align the gearbox, I did it myself lying under the gearbox and lifting it up with my legs.  I had the car up quite high on axle stands.


In Topic: Itb Build

07 February 2021 - 06:16 PM

https://youtu.be/UW10t9UfMFY

 

This is all the fun from last Summer. Just a gentle drive in the countryside.