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Jeff4155

Member Since 02 Apr 2014
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2015 Simola Speed Festival

18 May 2015 - 09:41 AM

Thought I would share a few pics of this weekends Simola Hill Climb Festival with you held in Knysna, South Africa, just shows you what can be done if money was no option. 
 
Ford Escort
Ford Escort
 
Ford Mustang
Ford Mustang
 
Formula Ford with 1.6 4cylinder ST Eco boost engine sounds more like a v8
Formula Ford Ecoboost
 
Ford B19, last years King of the Hill winner
Chevron Frod B19
 
Chevron Ford B19
 
This years King of the Hill winner GT-R with a 1400HP engine
GTR R32

Replaced Parking And Numberplate Lights With Led's

16 January 2015 - 07:28 AM

As the Topic stated I finally found a place in a town nearby were I could purchase some LED's for the number plate and front parking lights, they only had the 5 led types which are perfect for the interior or number plates, but personally I would prefer some brighter led's for the front parking lights.

I will try and get some brighter once and just use the smaller once for the interior.

I did find a big flaw with the standard lights that are in the number plate holders, the globes got so hot against the plastic that it started turning black as can be seen from the pics, the reason for this is that the plastic fitting is right up against the bulb, definitely something to look out for.

 

Standard bulb against the fitting, notice the burned plastic around the edge

 

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Fitting with bulb removed

 

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Replaced with Led, big change with the white light

 

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Fitted Led's to parking lights as well, matches the HID lights perfectly, I will however change to a 10 or 12 Led type.They do look alot brighter at night time.

 

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Hid Kit Done...

10 December 2014 - 07:34 AM

So my package arrived from the other side of the country, and can highly recommend them if you ever doing the HID kit in SA, they're called violet electronics and they really helped me even by saving me a few bucks. So I took the plunge and bought the 35w H7 (Non-canbus - Fiesta's don't need the canbus) 6000k HID kit from Violet's, everything was as they said just plug and play, the hardest part of the install was removing the overly massive lights and the dredded clip that hold the H7 globe in place, this part has too be modified for it too work on the HID globe, see pic below
 
As can be seen below the only way for the HID globes to work with the old clip is to cut a piece out for the globe with wires to slide in
H7 light bracket
 
The pic below shows the clip with the original H7 globe in place
HID
 
The other small change that was made was cutting a small hole in the rubber seal for the wires to feed through, mine is about a centimeter in diameter and works perfectly once the gromet plug is in place to seal the hole everything should be waterproof.
 
Before
Pre-HID
 
After
HID
 
Left is HID, right is standard, ps. if you can't see the difference have your eyes checked
Left HID

 

Both HID

Both HID

 

Hope this helps a bit, remember the HID kits works best with Projector lights

 

Now too change that damn courtasy light, looks all yellow with the HID and the silver visions

 

 

 

 

 


Nice Day For A Drive

08 December 2014 - 12:09 PM

Thought I'd add a few pics of this mornings job site, not a bad spot for a house
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Spiderman's Prank

01 December 2014 - 12:44 PM

I have a spider problem, one that I can't get rid of, about 3 weeks ago a spider made his new home inside my right mirror, I have tried everything I can think of, even the high pressure hose, but a day later spidermans back with his web covering the mirror, only thing I can think of is taking the mirror apart and searching for the little bugger, any advice before I dismantle my mirror? tried to take some pics, but the phone just wants to focus on my reflection.