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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:32 am 
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Name: Gary
Location: Dufftown, moray scotland
hi I will check when I go out but you should have a double crank pulley , 1 belt driving the alternator ( rear crank pulley to alternator on drivers side) and a separate belt for te pas pump which was fitted in front of the exhaust manifold (front crank pulley)
one of these ( 4PK890 )
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alternator-fa ... SwHjNWAQSo
I used the front pulley to run the supercharger :)
hope that helps gary

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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:48 am 
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that makes sense, looks like i just need the alternator belt, the other one is redundant with no ac or power steering. they were both cut off when i got the donor. currently bidding on a replacement alternator the are a fortune recon


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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:32 pm 
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Name: Gary
Location: Dufftown, moray scotland
good luck with that , if stuck there is a guy at Newcastle I have bought bits from if you don't get this one give me a shout and I will send you his number.

Today started with a bit of mist in the air but I had arranged to meet David at the lecht, so got there and took some photos and a few videos..... but the best bit over the brig o broon I messed up the camera, we then took the back roads and went up cairngorm.... again took pics aswell and it was only when I got home to find I had messed up the videos ... gutted because the roads were awesome. Coming off the top of the lecht ski center it felt like you were dropping of the edge of the world .. lol
Strange thing though at Cairngorm David said that the supercharger sounded great, I was behind him and he could hear it roaring and whining away as I hit the climbs hard :)
Anyway a brilliant day out
enjoy the pictures :)

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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:35 pm 
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and a couple more , Enjoy :)
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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:37 pm 
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all in all a great day out, great company some great driving roads and lunch at cairngorm, weird we were driving open top cars and folks were going skiing lol

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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 4:34 pm 
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Name: Gary
Location: Dufftown, moray scotland
just in from a great run out; 24 cars, 20 x 7's and a mix of westies, Haynes, zero, fury, locost and caterhams. Lotus elise, lotus exige , porshe boxter and a noble.
Left at 10 this morning and met up with some guys on route down to Glenshee where we all met up had lunch and then an enthusiastic drive through Glenshee, Braemar, Lecht, Tomintoul where some of us stopped for a cuppa the southern guys heading for Aviemore and a drag home.
Met some great folk with some lovely cars and all a common interest ages from mid 20's to 60+, We had some rain coming over the lecht but in all the weather was kind, hopefully got some good video (will check later) but here are a couple of pics
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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 4:56 pm 
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and here is the first clip from Glenshee to Braemar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHZIqkYtl5o

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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:50 pm 
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haha look what the postie fetched me
a set of 360cc red injectors ( std light purple are 245cc) now just need a seal kit and some spare time.
One thing I did notice from sundays enthusiastic run and climbs was just how well the supercharger delivers its power loads of torque and always there when you need it another thing is when accelerating hard in 4/5 it pulls like a train and then its almost like an extra half gear kicking in as the vvt comes in
happy days.
BUT next a remote oil cooler, and a diffuser ( vmax pics please) and then after the summer I need to speak to mr vmax about some bodywork to tidy her up
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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:53 pm 
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and here is Braemar to the Lecht its 25% on the way up look at the snow poles on the side of the road :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM5GCDM9zeQ
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 Post subject: Re: progress at last
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:13 am 
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well what a few days of high and lows...
Monday morning left in glorious sunshine to drive to aviemore , meet a friend who is touring in his westy and onto Killin for 4 days touring.
so met Geoffrey in aviemore and we headed south about half way it started raining, we pressed on as I am afraid to say its all part of sevening in Scotland, you ARE going to get wet at some point, we turned off onto the Trinafour road over towards Rannoch moor , the rain stopped and we enjoyed some absolutely stunning views, arriving in Killin around 6pm wash change and dinner, laughter and craic
Tuesday, we had arranged a fair old wander around the north east about 300 miles in all, so an early start with no breakie, we headed off to Dunnoter castle near Stonehaven where we met up with another couple of westy members . spent a couple of hours there and then Davids car wouldn't start, traced to a loose wire on the ignition switch so were off next stop Aboyne as there were some very thirsty cars.... and on to Cockbridge infamous off terry wogans radio show during the winter months.... we stopped at a café at 4.05pm to be told they stopped doing hot food at 4.00pm grrrrrrrr
here we said goodbye to Les and his stunning red v8 westy and onto the lecht summit, some brilliant roads to drive along here, did some cracking photos at the top, now onto Coylumbridge its raining now !!!!!!! so again some stunning views and great driving roads, by the time we reached Coylumbridge we were driving in thunderstorms, here we said goodbye to David and Geoffrey and me started our "submariner experience"
The Drive back down the A9 was actually the worst rain I have ever seen and everything was saturated there was rain coming in from the top spray from the front wheels hosing in off the rear arches on both sides, trorrential spray at face height from passing lorries buses etc and water coming up throught drain holes as there was so much standing water. 30 mph was actually as fast as you dare go as you could barely see through the spray and rain !!
Again we turned off on the Trinafour road where we could actually see the lightening ! not so much spray now but still raining and lots of standing water.. as we reached the top of the moor....... silence........ and I coasted to a stop
now you have to understand its getting late we are soaked beyond wet, hungry and now I have broken down in the middle of nowhere and we are stood absolutely p#'#'ing ourselves laughing so opened the bonnet and fuse box to find the main ignition fuse blown and more water in there mmmm
so I didn't have a fuse of that sort (its not a blade type) so jury rigged a bypass now some of the electrics were working and she turned over but no start, not wanting to abandon her on the moor we freewheeled down the hills to a house where we parked at a pull in and phoned the breakdown, we are very busy there are a lot of breakdowns , its raining was the reply, so we sat about waiting jokes , laughter singing and dancing in the rain, and then the rain stopped ....... and the midgies came out, the breakdown arrived at just after 9pm and he started trying to get her to fire up.
So its now 10pm we are still wet still hungry and being eaten by midgies when the local gamekeeper arrives and then leaves and returns with food and drink for all and would not accept anything for it just asked us to repay the favour if we find someone in need.
A true gentleman who will never know how much he was appreciated that night.
So recovery arranged and Geoffrey asked if I had to accompany the car home as he would take me home the next day...... he was heading south to Yorkshire not north to dufftown, so what happened next had everyone in stitches 2 blokes (not very slim) in a westy, the mechanic stuffed our belongings in around us and the game keeper gave us the rest of the food and drinks and off we set....so those of you of a certain age (the rest can look it up ) will remember a tv show called 2 fat ladies well here we are going along " the adventures of 2 fat blokes in a westy" we got to Killin at 12.30am
Wednesday, packed and picked up by Geoffrey we had a great day out visiting a distillery and going up the funicular railway on cairngorm, a phone call from the garage to say they had just dropped my car at the house and we got here at 6pm Geoffrey and I said our good byes and of he went.
Now yes I broke down but no one was hurt, the car will sort and dry out but I have to say a big thanks to the insurance company for dealing with everything, and to Geoffrey who without batting an eyelid made sure I got home safely. Despite everything we had a great time some great memories and are looking forward to our next adventure

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