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Postby JOCK » 21 Nov 2004, 22:19

Sorry if I sounded like a fat head Neilyman but that chris (not)obviously didnt know how to get at the back of the clocks. I've had the steering wheel off so many times on so many Chevettes and Mantas that even I can now avoid smacking myself in the mouth!
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Postby chris(not) » 21 Nov 2004, 23:03

You're quite right... tried following the Haynes method for removing the instruments and gave up. I think eventually I took out some of the centre dash (round the radio???) and got at the cable with the instruments still in place.

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Postby JOCK » 21 Nov 2004, 23:06

You did well mate, at least you know next time theres an easier way than dislocating your arm, eh!
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Postby shawnexley » 25 Nov 2004, 10:00

BUY A BLOCK HEATER THAT SHOULD HELP WITH THE COLD STARTS IM NOT SURE BUT I THINK A LOCAL PARTS STOR SHOULD HAVE ONE :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Neilyman » 25 Nov 2004, 10:17

Neilyman wrote:We don`t use block heaters in the UK, It`s only `really` cold for about 4 weeks in a year anyway, well where I live it is!


Please turn your CAPS lock off :wink:
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Postby shuvit-tim » 25 Nov 2004, 14:32

100+ full with people off a 1256? how big was the hill you were goping down when you popped into neutral :wink:
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Postby Doive » 25 Nov 2004, 17:39

I've just fitted a rev counter from a spitfire to the shove-it, very nice it is too. However, at 50mph the needle registered 3000rpm (which I believe to be accurate), meaning that your 100mph chevette would have been registering well towards 6000rpm! Think top in a chevette is around 25mph/1000rpm. How on earth did all the con-rods not snap? Lizards' gizzards.
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Postby Neilyman » 25 Nov 2004, 17:46

You`re correct there Doive, I`ve done a Ton in mine, on my own though! & the rev counter was showing around 6k, max revs for a standard Chevette is only around 6.5k !!
Oh for an extra 5th gear :lol:
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Postby shawnexley » 25 Nov 2004, 18:15

sorry about the caps lock i had welders flash and took a couple of pain pills :oops: any way what about putting a hotter thermostat in it or a remote start . i used to live in pa it gets [email protected] cold up there :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby shawnexley » 25 Nov 2004, 18:19

as far as a 5ed gear you should be able to adapt a chevy s-10 trans to it :twisted: :twisted:
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