AK47 “Silver Arrow”

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AK47
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AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by AK47 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:29 pm

Granddaughters (6&9) came to see us yesterday, they liked the look of Grandad’s new toy! They both (individually of course) screamed “Grandad how fast are we going?”, no answer from myself, concentrating on getting round the road! Stepson was also impressed, he didn’t realise he’d been hyperventilating!
Even though I’ve limited myself to 5K revs, while I’m getting used to it and whilst waiting for cambelt replacement (being done next week whilst away on hols) what an amazing machine!!!
Sooooo much torque and power, but without the nervous tail happy Westfield memories.
Done couple of local trips now, really enjoy this little pocket rocket!!
Took a few attempts to get tonneau on correctly, diagrams confused me slightly, but now I’ve got it, really like the lines.
Initial clean of engine bay covers helps the under bonnet look. Thoughts are to keep it as it, as an example of stock machine, from the outside.
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AK47
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Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by AK47 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 pm

Posted update on Oils in TT Arena, just to say that the performance of car after routine service is really sharp now, well impressed! Moving on to service brakes at all corners, couldn’t figure out why N/S/F wheel was difficult to refit. Brake disc securing screw been sheared off!!! Much careful drilling later, temp screw fitted to enable easier wheel refitting. Removed front wheel arch liners cleaned out muck, sprayed with WD40 type spray and refitted liners. Now need to get and fit some spring clips and screws for undertray etc. Removed and opened alarm siren unit, FUBARRED! Got replacement from E-bay, fitted today, leave overnight and see if that performs after charging.
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Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by AK47 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:35 pm

Just used Autoglym soft top cleaner and protector (thrown in when I bought the car). Garaged car after wiping down, so let’s see what it’s like tomorrow. Bought a pack of undertray screws and nuts, rearmost nuts too big for holes in subframe. Too much aggro to try and file to size, will have to visit my local stealer. Undertray is a bit broken, but as 6 screws only fitted, am I surprised. Now fitted 13 out of 14 screws and a couple of tywraps and 4 holes to tie it together a bit better. Drivers door lock was loose, tried to get it sorted, ended up with no better AND now the handle doesn’t sit flush, 1 step forward and 3 back, Murphy’s Law strikes again! Front brakes now been cleaned and checked, improved braking response, looked at rears but no dismantling, due to “funny” bolt that manual says needs replacement if removed. Something else to look into - I’m glad I’ve got the time to do this now, but will have to take a couple of days off now, as the old body is aching after all this rummaging around on the floor. Fitted LED number plate lamps after OEM O/S unit “spring” broke, on removal to investigate rusting in this area. I use the car weekly on a 21 mile trip to my volunteer position with National Trust, I’m still impressed with this little rocket and getting more pleasure from exploring its potential, then I get in an electric boat that has a max speed of 4mph and 0-60 of 24 hours! But I love it, then get back in the TT, hood down, let the FUN begin.
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Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by AK47 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:59 pm

Well pleased with results of Autoglym soft top cleaner and protector. Easy to follow instructions, straight forward to apply. Garaged overnight, and pleased with initial colour which seemed much darker. In shade whilst giving it a quick polish (as instructions said keep product off paint and windows, don’t know why at this point, but this was my knee jerk reaction) top now seems even better. My wife even noticed the difference. Will see how this goes with time.
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Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by AK47 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:04 am

A particular niggle that’s been present since purchased, has at last been fixed. Three of the interior air vents had Up/Down flaps that were not in line! Took them out yesterday and spent a frustrating couple of hours trying to sort them out. BIG sigh of relief, after all sorted and no trauma either, can now attend aitp satisfied! Off to refit vents, so hopefully not being presumptuous!
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Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by YELLOW_TT » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:16 pm

Nice chatting to you at AITP mate
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Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Post by AK47 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Yes, good to chat and pick your brains, have adopted one of your ideas already! Managed to remove all 4 nuts from rear spoiler bolts, applied a marine grade silicone to inside of boot area around the 4 bolts. Refitted all 4 nuts/washers and re-secured them all, having to use long nose pliers to hold the bolts that turned before being fully secured. Removed number plate lamps to assist with diagnosis later. It's now hissing with rain today, so will wait and see what results are awaiting me tomorrow - when it's fine weather, well, that's what the weather man/person says.
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