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#181 MWS

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

I expect to have a Post Office card in my door when i get home. My flat is a right barsteward for having stuff delivered!

Oh and thanks to Dunk for sorting it :D

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

Received all my stuff today and the whole lot was perfect. Thanks again Duncan mate for taking the time to sort this all out and the time to package, unscrew, refit, scratch letters, resend and keeps us updated on everything. Imnotworthy If i ever meet up with at some point then il get you a few beers in :drink:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:14 PM

My fuel cap and surround just arrived and look good. Thanks for arranging this Dunk.

Just out of interest, the fuel cap appeared to be press fit on the plastic underneath, is it worth using some adhesive on this when refitting?

You're welcome. As for refitting the cap, I've just gone with the Nicol-approved thump it in method. No adhesive, no finesse. It's worked a treat. :D

I expect to have a Post Office card in my door when i get home. My flat is a right barsteward for having stuff delivered!

Oh and thanks to Dunk for sorting it :D

You're also welcome. Let me know when you get your mitts on them.

Received all my stuff today and the whole lot was perfect. Thanks again Duncan mate for taking the time to sort this all out and the time to package, unscrew, refit, scratch letters, resend and keeps us updated on everything. Imnotworthy If i ever meet up with at some point then il get you a few beers in :drink:

Cheers. You're more than welcome too Luke :D

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

You're welcome. As for refitting the cap, I've just gone with the Nicol-approved thump it in method. No adhesive, no finesse. It's worked a treat. :D/>


I'm not quite the ham fisted monkey you make out :P Well placed tap with a screwdriver and a hammer will ease it into place ;)

Glad everyone seems happy. Hats off to you Dunk, was a potential sh!t storm you were dealing with but seems its all rosy :P

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

I'm not quite the ham fisted monkey you make out :P/> Well placed tap with a screwdriver and a hammer will ease it into place ;)/>

Glad everyone seems happy. Hats off to you Dunk, was a potential sh!t storm you were dealing with but seems its all rosy :P/>


Fair point. :). I didn't even use a hammer. Palm of the hand for added mechanical sensitivity & a folded soft cloth to protect the new surface. :D

Lets hold fire on the hitchless process success story. Some guys are yet to receive their parts :o

Edited by MrDCG, 07 March 2013 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:29 PM

Got mine and well chuffed. My thanks as well Dunk.

However one question. I fcuked the heater knob inserts getting them out (too long in the oven!) luckily I have spare but how the sod did people get these out, tried putting woodscrew in and pulling that. Tried needle nosed pliers, tied gentle heat and all combinations of those. No joy! Any tips?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

I just got a screw that fits the little tiny hole. Screw the screw in and then get a set of pilers on and pull it out.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Got mine and well chuffed. My thanks as well Dunk.

However one question. I fcuked the heater knob inserts getting them out (too long in the oven!) luckily I have spare but how the sod did people get these out, tried putting woodscrew in and pulling that. Tried needle nosed pliers, tied gentle heat and all combinations of those. No joy! Any tips?

You're also welcome Chris.

Another Anodising Jedi Master trick courtesy of Nicol is to get a self-tapping screw which is a big enough diameter to get proper purchase on the plastic of the insert (through the circular hole, without being so big as being a risk of splitting it) and long enough to go right through, with extra shaft to spare.

All you do is screw it right down until the tip reaches the inner surface of the aluminium knob and then torque up the screw until it cracks the adhesive seal at the bottom and forces the plastic insert away from the knob. It only took a couple of cranks (maybe a quarter turn in total) after the screw tip hit metal for me to hear the adhesive give way.

After that it was a simple case of continuing to turn the screw until it had been forced apart enough o pull it out.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:02 PM

^^ Possibly too many references to "shafts," "screws," "holes," "tips," "cracks," "splitting," "knobs" and "pulling out."

No? Just me then?
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:18 AM

Put it in the freezer for a few hours then the glue will become brittle and pop out with the screw method.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

Thanks all. Will give that a bash :D

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:40 AM

I expect to have a Post Office card in my door when i get home. My flat is a right barsteward for having stuff delivered!

Oh and thanks to Dunk for sorting it :D

Matt, did you get your stuff? Any problems?

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:11 AM

Thankyou Dunk! Stuff arrived 15 mins ago. Looks excellent, can't wait to fit it later. Again, thankyou for all the effort you put in to this group job!

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Thankyou Dunk! Stuff arrived 15 mins ago. Looks excellent, can't wait to fit it later. Again, thankyou for all the effort you put in to this group job!

Good stuff. Glad it finally got there and you're happy with it.

I fitted the fuel filler yesterday and it looks great. I also bought the black bolts from fleaBay on the link on a previous page and they set it off nicely. They're high gloss but with the sapphire black of the bodywork, it looks good.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:02 PM

Thankyou Dunk! Stuff arrived 15 mins ago. Looks excellent, can't wait to fit it later. Again, thankyou for all the effort you put in to this group job!

Good stuff. Glad it finally got there and you're happy with it.

I fitted the fuel filler yesterday and it looks great. I also bought the black bolts from fleaBay on the link on a previous page and they set it off nicely. They're high gloss but with the sapphire black of the bodywork, it looks good.


Glad it all met up with expectations ;)

FYI if you are using black bolts which are anodised aluminium themselves, then grease the crap out of the threads. Otherwise the next time you come to undo them in a year or two they will be nicely seized into place. They aren't particularly load bearing so its all good to not tighten the hell out of em too, as doing so will make the material yield and potentially reveal the silver looking base metal

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

FYI if you are using black bolts which are anodised aluminium themselves, then grease the crap out of the threads. Otherwise the next time you come to undo them in a year or two they will be nicely seized into place.


Good shout. Copper or regular? Thanks.

Edited by MrDCG, 09 March 2013 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

The usual copper anti seize stuff would be grand

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:09 PM

When you are done guys, Make sure you post some pics of you new anodised stuff on here for all to see :)

Pics of my anodised parts can be found here :)

http://www.vx220.org...erior-finished/

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Grrrrr. Stupid Tapatalk app/user.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

When you are done guys, Make sure you post some pics of you new anodised stuff on here for all to see :)/>

Pics of my anodised parts can be found here :)/>

http://www.vx220.org...erior-finished/

Good shout!

http://s1293.photobu...ack Un/Interior

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