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Thanks for the info i will have a look at the new
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I have taken the trim panels out and will be changing the colour to black with a black carpet

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You don't appear to have a fuel tank vent hose?

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I think it has a vent pipe the white part in the pipe is a T piece.
and the vent comes from that and runs up the piler. but I will have a look

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Wasn't clear from the pic. Mine has a T there with a small hose that goes up/down the pillar and then outside to engine bay and emissions canister etc.

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Thought I would make some new side vents as the one's I have are a bit rusty

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I have taken off the engine steady bar I thought my welding was bad I can't see why they welded it like that

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I have started making a new one without the welded part at the end

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I'm going to cut the bar in half and fit this left-hand and right-hand thread part to give it some adjustment

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Hi, re the engine steady. Looks like some sort of emergency repair as that is where they break. My Libra runs with a 1.4K so only has the one steady bar because of the tin sump. The trouble is that as the bush flexes its centre stops being at 90degrees to the bar so the bar has to try to bend (in the Metro the attachment was to both sides of the bush). My original factory bar bent and I was supplied with one made of larger diameter tube which also bent then fractured. Here I hope is a picture of my redesign. The bush is now in a tube on the end of the bar and I made up a steel part to fill the original alloy bush housing. I like your idea of an adjuster but fear if you only have the one steady it is liable to try to bend/break if mounted to the side of the original bush. Yes the bush I used is smaller (one of those once upon a time ubiquitous Cortina rear suspension items) but it was what I had the parts for a quick fix, but it has lasted a decade or so now okay.
Also take a look at http://www.gtmdrivers.com/forum/post26188.html#p26188 to see other troubles with steady bars.
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hi thanks, I did think the bush was a bit soft that was my thinking behind not welding the end on I can see what you mean
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the bush flexes its center stops being at 90degrees to the bar so the bar has to try to bend

I like your steel part to fill the original alloy bush housing I was thinking if I made some big thick washers to put on each side of the bush it would not flex out of 90degres
probably just snap off :lol:
I could also fill the bush with polyurethane

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Iook what I got in the post

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Very big thanks nice and shiny big thanks
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I was going to look at the wireing in the conservatory but it was too cold so the front room it is
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I have been moved out for xmas so not much is happening with the car

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When I got the car it had an AC switch fitted for the heater, I do not know what the square rocker switch is for

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when I looked at the wiring for the heater fan I could not work out how they had done it as the AC switch is just on or of (one speed )
and the small rocker switch was connected to the heater fan they must have had problems with the resistor

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So I got the metro 3 position switch and had to fit a new plug and new Female Spade connector the small terminals did not fit the metro switch
still do not know how it was done

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I have changed the plug fingers crossed I have all the wires going to the right place
should give me 3 speeds

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Worth checking the resistors on the fan are still intact. If not it'll only work on the fastest speed. Might be why the previous owner just used a rocker switch?


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I think my car had one speed for the heater at some point but looking at the car the resistor is not connected and not the right one
and the wire is linked together. at some point, I think they had problems and put in the small rocker switch in the dash

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I could not work out what was going on so I will just rewire it and get the resistor something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383847922285

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