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Paul's k3
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Author:  catsam [ Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:03 pm ]
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thanks for the reply and I agree with you about contacting the sellers.
but I now Have bigger problems

I was going to go to ckc coffe and cars to day. but I got down the road and the water temperature went into the red
:( :( :shock: .
I got the car home and it had no water in the rad . not good I Put some water in the car 4 litres :roll: .
I Hope it was just an air lock its just had a new rebuild :idea:
if it's not just a air lock I think its a new engine time
o well its part of kit cars I did not no if the engine was any good

I did still go in the vaxhall and had a good time it was nice to see peeps car on the road

Author:  bubbleless [ Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:56 am ]
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Not Good :(
About the engine

Author:  Phaeton [ Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:55 pm ]
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bubbleless wrote:
If you haven't had it long I would be contacting the sellers....not fit for purpose sales of goods act, refund.......??

Sold as seen if it was a private sale, 'caveat emptor'

Author:  bubbleless [ Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:35 pm ]
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Please read the posts....
""I went to fill the car up with petrol but could not get the pump nozzle in the car very well
when i got home i found that the Ultra Flexible Fuel Filler Hose that I got from car builder solutions
has a rubber like inner in side it looks like it has come away from the outer so i can not get the pump nozzle in
i have not had it on the car for long

does anyone know how Flexible the BLACK SILICONE Fuel Filler Hose is that they sell
or any type of hose which will do the job ""

As Far as I am aware that would be covered in the sales of goods act.....described as petrol pipe, used as petrol pipe and failed..bought new from a shop...


Author:  catsam [ Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:41 pm ]
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I have contacted car carbuildersolutions about the fule pipe I will see how i get on

Author:  sanzomat [ Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:14 pm ]
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have you worked out where the coolant is going? surely more likely to be leaking somewhere from a hose connection or suchlike rather than into the engine? wouldn't it run really badly if you were leaking 4l across the HG from the waterways to the cylindersin a relatively short mileage and if it was getting into the oil it would be coming out of the dipstick tube if that much had leaked into the sump? Hope its something simple...

Author:  catsam [ Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:45 pm ]
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hi thanks sanzomat for the reply
I think you are right about finding where the coolant is going.
I have found that the rubber pipe has come off the stainless pipe which runs under the car
so im going to change the radiator
it was something i was going to do.
to get to the pipe that has come off I will have to take the front of the car of so thought I would change the radiator at the same time for the mgf one.
the mgf one is bigger and better than the original metro one.

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there is not much holding the rubber pipe on the stainless steel pipe

I also got a email back from car builders suloshion
Hi Paul, it must have been a faulty length, we've never had the issue before.   I'll get a replacement part sent to you ASAP. 

Thank you 

Car Builder Solutions

Author:  Elansprint [ Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:12 am ]
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Neil and Matt at CBS are genuine guys knew they would sort you out

Author:  catsam [ Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:30 pm ]
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I have started to fit the mgf radiator. it looks like the metro radiator fixings are the same height its juts a little smaller radiator.
the mgf one is wider so it looks like all I need to do is move the mounts in a bit and its at the same so should fit :?:



are problem one the electric plugs for the fans hits the sub frame :roll:
so I drilled the motors of and moved them round so the wire plus are at the top
of the fan



it still does not fit. its hitting something.
I sent rich a Message and thanks for the reply
I used a piece of alloy angle to make a lower mount across the base of the radiator and bolted that to the lower mounts which essentially lowered the radiator about and inch from memory. I cut the upper mounts off and made a new one out of thin alloy sheet which I bolted to the front of the storage box.

It's tight but it fits..


I think I have found the problem the corner of the bonnet is hitting the radiator.
the driver side has a cut out so I cut the passenger one the same looks like it might fit now yes It's tight



Author:  catsam [ Sat May 06, 2017 11:25 pm ]
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spot the difference?

I think I have got it to fit

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i have this Alloy Water Sensor Adaptor to take the metro sensor to run the second fan but i think it will need a relay so i think I have a much better way


in first photos the metro radiator had the sensor in the radiator for the fan it looked like it would fit the mgf radiator.
it just did not have the hole.
i drilled the hole in the new radiator in the second photo it looks OK just hope it does not leak

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Author:  catsam [ Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:28 pm ]
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I got the radiator to fit but when i went to fit the fans one did not fit
it hit the black tub so i had to re fibreglass the tub

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i did get the two fan to fit in the end but not sure how much air will flow through the radiator :?:


Author:  catsam [ Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:17 pm ]
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here are some photos of the day at Silverstone Classic 28th July 2017.


Author:  catsam [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:13 pm ]
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i have taken the inlet manifold of to get it powder coated

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it was a bit messy geting the old pain off

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it cam back all nice and shiny black

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Author:  WEST [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:15 pm ]
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Shiny bits 8)

Author:  catsam [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:45 am ]
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I have got some more shiny parts to go on the car
a nice new air filter

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