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When's the MOT?
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When's the MOT?
It was this afternoon.........and it failed.....
....but only on small minor technicalities!!!!
So I've already tightened a bolt on the steering rack and put two more bolts into the seats to stop them rocking.
I've got to get a warning light inside for the rear fog lamps
There does need to be side repeaters on the indicators - but LEDs on the bumper will do that
,,, and the stop lamps didn't work at the MoT garage.
I also need to replace the top Spring pan as it is too badly corroded - but I have a good one already.
And that's about it
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Not too bad, re-test tomorrow?

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Nothing too dramatic there Philip.

Considering all the work that has been done to this car, these are only minor details that you could do in no time at all
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Yes nothing too serious. Next test should be ok.

Good luck Alfasixnut

Oh and don't forget to post some pics for us 6c fans
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Shame about the MOT fail Philip but it looks as though you've got it all in hand
 
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Well to be honest , i think you did a foul here. You went for a Mot and you haven't check for the simplest and most obvious , brake and turn lights or even drivers seat?....

That should be a lesson for next itme......
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Well to be honest , i think you did a foul here. You went for a Mot and you haven't check for the simplest and most obvious , brake and turn lights or even drivers seat?....

That should be a lesson for next itme......
You are quite right Greek - but I was still doing other jobs on the car (clipping brake pipes, getting tyre clearance, changing a rear light housing, getting dip beam etc) that I ran out of time and so really didn't expect it to pass - but to find out what else needed doing.
--and for sudaddict - here is a pic ( It would be So Much easier to do some work on the car when it is up on a lift.....)
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It passed the emissions test then? I assume it is tested to the 164's output rather than the original Sprint's output?
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I am guessing that even with Sprint's limits , 164 will pass as it is a catalyst model thus lower emissions.

Alfasixnut , you know we have a saying here:

" It is ok if you brakes are lousy as long as you horn works fine......."
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Hi Pud
The tester said the emissions should be ok - no smoke - but he didn't put the probe in as it wasn't idling for any length of time - probably a sooty plug??
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Clearly getting the 6c through the MOT is top priority so that Sixnut can get to Auto Italia Day under his own steam.figuratively speaking.
However I share unease that temporary measures might stay permanent.
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The starter push button,while a feature of the 159 after inserting a key card .is not the ideal solution in my humble view.It was demonstrated to me by Mick Tuohy who supplied those used 164 brake pads long ago.
Sorry you purist Sudaholics but Sixnut will no doubt come to realise that more 164 wiring will be needed to achieve engine sensor monitoring and warning lamp function on the dash.and proper link with the Sprint
The 164 instrument panel has an interface with the ECU which is activated with the ignition key set to Run.
The Key control relay and Starter motor relay sit side by side under the dash and under ECU control set the start sequence in motion,
From what I can gather these units are not are not working in tandem.Hence the push button start .and no ignition key controlled function .
Given the huge difference in the internal workings of the 164 panel to that of the Sprint.it would seem desirable to utilise what non ignition loom from the 164 is necessary to achieve the correct logistical link between the simple Sprint junction boxes and complex 164.connectors.
Quite a lot of it.Im afraid .However Im just a theorist.
.I would be interested to know what functions Sixnut expects to see dispayed on the dash.
I hope in the fulllness of time a schematic.I have devised from a spare 164 loom and
Dutch 164 register diags will be of some use,to him.
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May you make the trip to Stanford Hall. with MOT and walking tall.
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When is your next appointment for the MOT Philip ?
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Well I've bought and installed two orange LEDs into the bumper and they work a treat (- I must remember not to tape over them after the MoT though.)
The stop lamps are now working - the switch at the pedal is a delightfully simple on/off - or maybe! but it is working today and I will try to obtain a new one tomorrow.
I have swapped switches around to get a foglamp switch with a working LED indicator in it , but it is very faint
It is now raining so the top spring pan will have to be done tomorrow.
Regarding the instrument panel :-
The starter push button just replaces the key start to provide 12V to the starter relay and ecu.
I intend to get the gauges (Revs, Speedometer, Oil pressure, Water Temp, Battery voltage) running from the 164 loom through the two round plugs and the indicator lamps (Side, main beam,Fog and handbrake) from the Sprint plugs. I can get all of these working off the car and, in parts, on the car but when it is all connected it goes peculiar......
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That is easily the smallest side repeater I have ever seen! Single hyperbright LED I presume?

Well done on the MoT - that's a shorter to-do list than the first MoT on the Green Machine. You'll be on the road in no time!

Seriously though - are you considering Stanford Hall? I'm in two minds at the moment, as it clashes with Goodwood Supercar Sunday and a local classic car show, but weather permitting I might consider it... I need to increase my average attendance - attempts to get there = 3, successes = 1, failures = 2

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I will try for a retest this afternoon - if I can get the Spring pan done after lunch.
Spacenut -Hi Lauren
Yes I am aiming for Stanford Hall if the MoT is done (or on a trailor if not!!). We go on holiday though and come back on Sat the 5th hence the rush now. My plan is to join the SE AO convoy which is due at Brampton Hut at 8.30, so I will join in at 9ish, on the A6/A16 junction at Kettering.
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Good luck then Philip

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Grrrrr - Spring pan now done but I had to go out to borrow a spring compressor to reassemble it, but then found that I put the top rubber block on upside down - so had to strip it all down again.... but then I found another little rust hole so cleaned it up and plated it and was too late to get it to the test station. Hopefully tomorrow at 4 pm for the retest.
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We will be waiting for the results tomorrow then. Fingers crossed for you

6C looking awesome in the pics
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Are there any Anti Theft measures planned,?
It would appear that after forcing the door locks the 6c could be mine at the push of a button.
How do you value the car for insurance purposes and what cover will you have,?
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Antitheft treatment could be easily applied by installing hidden switch to cut current ....
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The 6C has PASSED the MoT
It seems a long time ago - nearly two and a half years, that I started this thread with the statement of intent to build a 6C.
To build it "on-line" was also a first for me - but - with, the support of Many Many posters, the problems have slowly been overcome and a version of an iconic Sprint has come to life.
So to all out in Cyber space on the AO forum, around the world a huge "THANK YOU". I hope to meet some of you at a show in the future and hope that you will enjoy seeing and hearing my 6C "in the metal".
I have insurance and will tax it from June 1st - so Stanford Hall will be it's first outing
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Excellent news Phil, may I be the first to officially congratulate you on line. Well done, see you @ Stanford Hall.
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