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22 May 2021 05:43 - 22 May 2021 05:46 #235259 by X8GGY
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"Not much turning circle"?...



Not surprised with the size of them there tyres B) Awesome...!

Ummm, I was thinking "little" 195/80-15 (27.5" x 7.8") Extreme Trekkers on mine... so they'lll fit and turn :woohoo:

Small buggy, small budget, small tyres...

 
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22 May 2021 07:39 - 22 May 2021 07:43 #235260 by Baloo
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hi Dave
         yes a bit large for an offroader but they were for a lawnmower that did a specific task,  i have a wood that ive mowed a buggy track through and as its at the bottom of the field its always wet in there and a normal mower just sinks and leaves ruts

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i dont know off the top of my head how wide a jimny chassis is but i would guess its about 32" so if you chop 12" out of the axle then the chassis will need the same to allow the wheels to turn  then you will end up with a 24" wide chassis  which sounds spot on for a single seater. 
when you starting it lol   
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22 May 2021 07:41 #235261 by Baloo
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Just wondering it sat for a while could a rodent chewed on some wiring

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Hi Old Neil,    that stands more than a chance, ive had all sorts of critters move into my vehicles, will try and get onto it over the weekend

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22 May 2021 07:46 #235262 by Baloo
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anyone know how much second hand chassis change hands for ???     i would like to make a start but not really ready to strip this one yet

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22 May 2021 10:05 #235263 by X8GGY
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hi Dave
         yes a bit large for an offroader but they were for a lawnmower that did a specific task,  i have a wood that ive mowed a buggy track through and as its at the bottom of the field its always wet in there and a normal mower just sinks and leaves ruts

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i dont know off the top of my head how wide a jimny chassis is but i would guess its about 32" so if you chop 12" out of the axle then the chassis will need the same to allow the wheels to turn  then you will end up with a 24" wide chassis  which sounds spot on for a single seater. 
when you starting it lol   

I’m planning on making the chassis for it...

I have kinda started, amassing parts, brains ticking all the time about it*, “saving” for the tyres at the moment...

* I found through the lockdown that self isolating in the garage, and a build occupying my mind during long days in the shop (watching the general public bouncing off each and forgetting their masks, etc) has kept me sane through it all... so I figured build another one!

Great looking track! B)

Our mate James Priestley breaks the odd Jimny, I’ve massaged him to see if he has a chassis ;)

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22 May 2021 10:21 - 22 May 2021 10:23 #235264 by X8GGY
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James has a chassis :woohoo: I’ve PM’d you his number...

Dave ;)
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23 May 2021 16:10 - 23 May 2021 16:10 #235287 by Baloo
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Hi David 
       thanks for that, I've been in touch with James and he's  going to let me know what he's got,  lm also going to to look at a Jimmy pick up with no engine and box which might fit the bill if it comes cheap enough 
Cheers Andy 
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17 Jun 2021 16:14 #235859 by Baloo
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right time to get a move on here,  need to get this one running,  i have no check engine light  but it refuses to start 

ive pulled off a fuel hose on top of the engine  when i turn the ign key on i expected the fuel pump to run for a few seconds to bring the pressure in the line up for the injectors,  no fuel comes out of this hose/pipe    should it ?   i cant hear the fuel pump run     can you normally ?
is there access to the fuel pump under the back seat ?  anyone ?    
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17 Jun 2021 16:51 - 17 Jun 2021 16:52 #235865 by Riccy
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Hi Baloo.

In the picture you have the return line disconnected. Its not letting fuel out because the solenoid before it will be shut. Try putting a vaccum to the little hoop of pipe before the solenoid, otherwise the feed line is down near the starter motor im afraid. The filter is in the tank also.

To access the pump you need to drop the tank out or cut a hole in the floor.

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17 Jun 2021 16:52 #235866 by Lambert
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Usually you can hear the pump prime. Unfortunately there's not an inspection plate you have to lower the tank.

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17 Jun 2021 17:09 #235869 by Baloo
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Hi
     the feed pipe down by the starter looked harder to get at lol,   i will try that pipe next then   if no joy there then its time to cut a hole under the back seat i guess

thank you 

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17 Jun 2021 17:10 #235870 by Baloo
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Usually you can hear the pump prime. Unfortunately there's not an inspection plate you have to lower the tank.

i cant hear a thing but then im deaf lol,    will investigate further
 

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