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#16 gazza21

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

That is true indeed! if only you could wire in a spare power source!

Hmm yes would be good.. No doubt it would be able to be done.. I'll have to ask my electrical engineering lecturer at uni.. See what he thinks on the situation lol.

What about the cars that have the emergency system that runs off a separate power source? So if the battery dies it was still able to operate? I'll try find it...

EDIT: looks like it can be done sir.. http://www.powerstre...PS-1212-10A.htm

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:52 PM

Doesnt look like a bad idea! although to be honest, by the time you factor all the costs for it, it probably wouldnt be economically viable to do it...



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

Doesnt look like a bad idea! although to be honest, by the time you factor all the costs for it, it probably wouldnt be economically viable to do it...


Haha maybe not! However it's a good backup system, if you travel a lot.. And it would run the whole electrics, so could hook it up to a few things for relief! Lol

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:19 PM

thats very true! as a mod on its own its a good idea theres no doubt about that!



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:54 PM

Haha it would be good if you could install one of these on your ford! Would give you that mechanical version instead of the electrical idea I said... http://www.cjponypar...9-1982/p/HDRC1/

Edit: run one of these from the latch under the good, around and through below the dash to the right hand side of the steering wheel, where you plug in the ELM327 cable.. Would be cool lol. http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B007JIHGDK

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

Thats the way my plan is favouring at the moment ;)



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:57 PM

James racing bonnet pins aren't road legal if the aren't flush with the bonnet. Hazard for pedestrian.

I like the idea though go forth and set the way for us :- )

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:18 AM

Yeah, racing pins are slipping down my ranks of favour. I have put a bid on a cheap Fusion Bonnet release catch. I think the favour at the moment is that I will remove this system, and get someone to spot weld in the fusion system and jerry rig my own pull to pop system!



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:17 PM

There is a guy who done a guide for fitting racing pins to a mustang the guide is great I will try and look it up. He showed how to mark it out etc but bonnet racing pins that are flush with the bonnet are rather costly

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:01 PM

I found a set that where £45, they didnt stick out, but they did come up from the bonnet about 1 or 2 mm, however, they werent just sticking up pins they were about the size of half the palm of your hand, as the handles?



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:05 PM

I am one step closer to owning this!

 

I bought a fusion catch release off ebay, unfortunately, the packaging was returned to sender, without the catch! so I started looking around. In the end I gave up and phoned my local Small Fords Centre. They asked what I was after, gave them the details and said they should be able to knock something up!

 

They should be able to supply an internal release catch, cable and the safety cable for about £30! Happy Happy days!

 

Left them my details and just awaiting them calling me back with what I need!



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:05 PM

that's good news James, lets hope it all works out



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:52 PM

haha, its either going to be a miserable mess, or a huge success... I wonder which direction!

 

The guys didnt come back to me yesterday so I will follow it up at some point after the Christmas period, or into the new year!



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:50 PM

OK so just spoke to the parts people again, they are looking at £20 for the catch and release, and I just need to find a way to get the in car release system, I am definitely going for this!



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

c'mon james. i'm surprised you havent sorted this out yet!

 

do it old skool style and have the pull mech down the drives side



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