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by suffolkpete
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Alternator upgrades/replacement from different vhicles
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Alternator upgrades/replacement from different vhicles

You need to choose an alternator with a built in regulator. Recent cars have the alternator controlled by the ECU, which would probably not be compatible with your Neon. The other factors to consider would be the mountings, whether the pulleys line up and the type of pulley. Alternators of the power...
by suffolkpete
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1070
Views: 601496

Re: What would you buy & why?

Sounds a lot of money for a non-runner, RHD cars must be hard to shift in France. You need to find out exactly what's wrong and how much it would cost to fix. My innate cynicism tells me that if it were something simple the seller would have done it.
by suffolkpete
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect

I see that even at the slowest speed it consumes 490 watts, which is over 40 amps at 12 volts
by suffolkpete
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect

I would go for the 160 amp alternator
by suffolkpete
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect

I haven't used Alibaba either, but they are a Chinese company so I would be inclined to treat them with caution. The other point that crosses my mind is the power consumption of the electric unit. You would be imposing a large additional load on the electrical system and you may need to upgrade the ...
by suffolkpete
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3611
Views: 525618

Re: breakdown truck

Don't think you need pedals on that.
by suffolkpete
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3611
Views: 525618

Re: breakdown truck

I was aware of this as it is local-ish to me. The car is an Allard
by suffolkpete
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 206
Replies: 29
Views: 10492

Re: 206

I think it's glued on
by suffolkpete
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more

There is a real product called "start ya bastard" I believe to be of Australian manufacture
by suffolkpete
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1080
Views: 351490

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

If the sump comes off easily and it's not using a lot of oil, you have nothing to lose by having a look at the bearings. If the crank journals are ok, all you have to do is change the shells and the cylinder head. Buying a secondhand engine is fraught with risk.