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Motorway speeds

PostPost by: JonB » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:27 pm

Hey, nice inspection pit. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:55 pm

Lying on a cold concrete floor loses its attraction after the first twenty years...

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PostPost by: JonB » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:46 am

Too right! That's why I have a creeper. It's very comfortable.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:51 am

JonB wrote:Hey, nice inspection pit. :mrgreen:

It's o.k. but you need a good pump for when it rains :shock:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:14 pm

I wouldn't have needed a pump if the " builders" had followed my instructions with the visqueen , I later had to dig out a pump sump.....that's when the building inspector nearly closed the road and evacuated the street due to methane build-up.....that's when I had to install a gas scavenging system...

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PostPost by: prezoom » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:23 pm

Just like working on a Lotus. One thing begets another.
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PostPost by: JonB » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:00 pm

So... I think it is definitely wind noise. I opened the window @ 70 MPH and the sound from the opening was exactly the same.
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 pm

An update to an old thread.

This evening I finally took the car out with plastic sheet covering the intakes on the bonnet. There was still some wind noise at motorway speeds, but nothing out of the ordinary. So I have concluded that it is caused by the heater box after all and I should see some improvement when I finally overhaul it.

Of course, there are a whole raft of squeaks and rattles to be addressed, but those are another story.
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