VJSantos replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 5 days ago

The distance is the same as with the original Hydragas, even the hardness is regulated according to Mike's parameters.

The problem is the entrance, which has a slight inclination (I would say about 5-7°) but when it reaches the plane, it is not progressive AT ALL, it goes from the inclined plane to the straight one without any transition, which is why I have a "hump" that in I will briefly lower to make an entrance with a regular slope.

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 6 days ago

I'm looking to make on steel a flat version. 
I don't know there's an aftermarket part! 

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 7 days ago

I took it apart a few weeks ago, and it only protects the speedometer joint. The pipes are in the groove of the chassis.

For my first attempt I will use 3mm steel. Maybe later with a couple of nerves to increase strength.

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 7 days ago

I've posted in English!!
Thanks, Google Chrome and his random translator.. 

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VJSantos created a new topic ' Underbody reinforcement' in the forum. 7 days ago

Hello!
Has anyone removed or replaced the bass booster?
At the entrance to my garage, until I renovate it, it constantly rubs and I have discovered a new noise (it almost certainly comes from there)
My idea is to replace it with a flat iron.
Has anyone else done it?

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'unfavorable MOT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

That is! 
I found it it thanks to some colleagues from the group from Spain.
But I'm almost sure my obligation is to get the car in order and pay, their obligation is to know where a VIN
If not, they can't take out a vehicle because they don't know do their job... 

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'unfavorable MOT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

In Spain, MOT inspectors are usually mechanics who have not found a job.
I understand your frustration, but it seems to me that they do totally random inspections (apart from making me waste almost 2 hours having gone by appointment)
My car is a '97 MGF 1.8 LHD, with Mike Satur suspension (which I will try to pass off as an original extra, not as a modification)

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VJSantos created a new topic ' unfavorable MOT' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Very good friends!
I just tried to pass the ITV in Spain, and as I expected, unfavorable.
The first failure, and I think it is more the fault of the inspector, he did not find the chassis number marked on the bodywork.
The dashboard plate is not worth it.
The plate in the front compartment is not worth it.
And in the trunk, on the left side, behind the carpet, it is not stamped.
The other worrying failure is regarding emissions.
The machine reads a maximum of 9.99 and according to the technician, it exceeded it.
Can someone shed some light for me?!
Thank you so much!!!

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'Catalytic nightmare' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I would swear it is not compatible with the 97 mk1

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VJSantos created a new topic ' Catalytic nightmare' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

As I imagine you already know, the much-feared catalyst is giving me problems.
At the moment it is just a very annoying metallic noise.
It is quite difficult to find a second-hand one in Spain (and the few that exist are around €200-250)
Has anyone drained the catalytic converter and if so, have they had problems with the MOT?

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VJSantos replied to the topic 'Under chassis panel' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

So its main job is to give strength to the chassis, right?
If they are a few centimeters shorter, shouldn't there be a problem?
I'm even thinking about using a completely flat, but thicker plate.

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