Started by MrChris, March 20, 2022, 19:52
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Quote from: Joesson on August 1, 2022, 09:03I do not know, but I find it difficult to understand why another brand of cable should be very different to a Toyota branded cable.I believe I'm correct in saying that Toyota do not make steel cable, coat it and put it into an outer casing, that will be done by another company, maybe one that also supplies Autodoc, who do have a good selection of parts for our cars. Only downside is their delivery time, but it is what is is and I worked around it.Not so different to the tale of our Oxygen sensors.When I first had my 2, before I was a Member on here, I asked a motor engineering relative about replacing a dud.Only buy branded sensors was his advice, and he favoured Bosch products and they can be replaced individually.Since that conversation I have bought, on two separate occasions, two NGK sensors. I have those and an OE Denso in my car. No problems.PSIirc TCB an affiliate on the Forum offers the best price for Toyota brake cables tel:01579 20383879
Quote from: MrChris on August 1, 2022, 11:45Thanks I tried TCB but they only have PFL in stock currently. I've gone for some Autodoc ABS cables. What could go wrong. I know it's against general advice but I also do tend to agree with how hard can it be to create some cables? Interestingly on Autodoc they had cables for PFL and FL with different lengths and manufacturing months/years.
Quote from: MrChris on July 31, 2022, 22:09Agreed, think I'm there!As for cables, some places do not have the facelift cables in stock. Are all after market cables really that bad? There's a selection on Autodoc for example from a few manufacturers.
Quote from: Alex Knight on August 10, 2022, 16:17I've said before on other threads, but I used BluePrint cables back in 2017.Zero issues since (correctly) fitting them. I park off road, and in gear, with the handbrake off 98% of the time.
Quote from: Carolyn on September 5, 2022, 14:12Great to see the old girl with a new lease of life.
Quote from: tricky1138 on September 5, 2022, 14:50Yeah, great to see her back on the road, and I'm sure you're happy she is too.
Quote from: shnazzle on September 5, 2022, 21:19Yay!Very pleased it's up and running.Credit to you Chris for sticking it out.I dread to think how many times you cursed my name haha!But I'm genuinely happy to see the ol beast being used again.
Quote from: MrChris on September 9, 2022, 15:49Small update:Four wheel Hunter alignment done. They found a 'nub' missing on the subframe on one side of the adjuster bolts. I think it rusted through but they managed to get a good alignment. Adjusted the coilivers, the car is pretty firm! Handles amazingly well though. Bought a new radiator but the one in there looks pretty good so I don't think it's worth changing. Last but not least: Bedford autodrome booked for the end of the month. Will get some pics up here after.
Quote from: shnazzle on September 9, 2022, 17:23Looking forward to seeing its first track outing.You're treating the car better than I did. Kudos and bravo.Couldn't have sold it to a better person. You could probably have bought it from a better person but hey ho LOLCertainly curious about what "nub" on the subframe would have anything to do with alignment.
Quote from: Call the midlife! on September 9, 2022, 17:30There's a small protrusion on the subframe either side of the cam plates that gives the lateral movement on the arm.When you turn the nut/bolt the cam plate works against the "nubs", a technical tap will also work but be more awkward to get precision.😂
Quote from: MrChris on September 9, 2022, 21:01Thanks! To be honest I had the impression that you had treated it well! The engine seems strong and have been out in it again today. I think the only real problem is that it was pretty crusty in places, though that's now sorted.
Quote from: MrChris on September 10, 2022, 00:04I love that history about it, although did you just call my 2 a "turd"?
Quote from: MrChris on September 10, 2022, 00:04... not bothered about the panels, though they were far, far better than I was expecting.
Quote from: MrChris on September 10, 2022, 00:04... and somehow the suspension is still okay.
Quote from: MrChris on September 10, 2022, 00:04Do you still have a 2 or have you got rid of that one as well? If so, surely you'll be back to a 2...?? I was thinking the other day, for something I can throw round a track without worrying about it, that is mid engined and rear wheel drive, what else comes close to a 2 for the price?
Quote from: Carolyn on September 23, 2022, 17:33Everybody gets to cut rear drop links off.