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Old 30-11-2015   #1201
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I always said people from Derby were bleeding bonkers.

You'll soon need solid forktruck tyres soon to take the weight.

And you will be a danger to the wildlife, never mind a car coming the otherway.

They will think ET's spaceship is coming down the road or track.

Do you lamp rabbits from space? or just Yorkshire from Derby?

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Lamp them?

The little buggers will be sat there, in their deck chairs and shades on!!
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oh yes they will!

i have managed to fit the light bar and it has great results! i just need to get a few pictures and a video of it on an unlit road somewhere.

for now, this is how Talon stands:





i really need to get a video up of it in action. it does work quite well

with full load (everything turned on) the load on the alternator is only 68.3 amps! i have LOADS more room for lights! really want to get myself a Berlingo roof rack..

other jobs today i have done,

tighten the alternator belt
add air to tyres
checked oil levels in the rear diff, gearbox and engine
checked coolant, brake fluid and gave some of the wiring a looking over to make sure its all in good condition.
also did a bulb check too. i know the indicator light in the dash is.. intermittent. (and not just because indicators are meant to flash!) sometimes it will work and sometimes not.. i am putting this down to a connector on the fuse box however. nothing some pliers and a bit of copper conductive grease cant fix!

all is good.. though i really wish i could change the tyres on the front (they were on the rear but i swapped them around)
they have no grip what so ever.. one is a winter tyre and the other is.. umm.. a tyre of unknown type. both are made out of wood (as far as grip goes).
i may stick with them over winter as i think they are both winter tyres looking at the tread type. they are starting to crack anyway.

oh and i also now have some replacement 4x4 front dampeners thanks to AndyPanda4x4 and Sam on the facebook group (the chap who had the tyre go flat on the 1st National Panday 4x4 - Peak District) and also Panda1408 for passing them on to me.
i am for now holding off doing anything with them, i'm keeping my eye on kolza's sisley thread to see what springs work the best (ill let you do the hard work ). i do already have a set of Felicia Estate rear springs all painted up and ready to go on but as i have been told, they are way too stiff and make it so the strut is always at max length. (however if you were to add a winch and large bull bar with metal bumper.. maybe they would be ideal!)
theres always plenty of Felicia's in the scrap yard here so its not an issue to get some standard springs.

well thats all for now.
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As you're not upgrading to the modified gearbox flange you are limited to max 30mm lift for safety reasons. Therefore estate springs (11.5mm) cut to 10.75 coil is enought if not to much.
Full hatchback springs only (see Henry) with 10mm spacer between strut and top cup ( no need to extend mounting bolts) would give approx. 30mm lift keeping nice ride comfort.
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sadly Talon has shed his alternator belt again.. i really need to get this damn multi V belt thing installed...
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ok so i went down the scrap yard today (yes in a car that has no alternator belt!)
i had a good look around, i was looking for a 90 amp alternator from a Punto but sadly i didnt find one.

i did however find an old fiat Uno 45 FIRE, that i promptly stripped of all goodies (carb, distributor, etc..) including the alternator belt. oh well as a temporary fix i will just stick the another belt on. i got it for free anyhoo.

i did also get a few punto bottom pulleys and matching belts.

and to top it all off i had a cruse around ebay i found a seller selling a 90 amp alternator for 20 with shipping. so i did get that too. (fallout only has a 60 amp alternator)

when i get it, i'll give it a strip, clean, grease and paint. i'll also check the brushes too.

should i paint it Red, Yellow or ??

all i have to do is just swap the bottom pulley over and install the new alternator. (rather than swapping pulleys over)
if only i did it that way from the start.. the original panda alternator belt is no way near up to the stresses of 90 amps of draw.
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Orange. It has to be orange...
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i have swapped the alternator around and bottom pulley with belt!
big result and the dampened pulley makes quite a difference to the "sound" of the alternator

you do need to have a spacer on the upgraded alternator!
on the original 45 amp alternator you will have just the spacer you need. so you have to undo the pulley off the old one to retrieve the spacer and put it on the new uprated punto alternator.

to undo the pulleys from the alternators you need a 8mm allen key and a 24mm ring spanner. it helps to put a bar (like a trolley jack handle) on the allen key to get more leverage as it is done up pretty tight.

sadly you will have to ditch a washer from off the shaft as you wont be able to get the 24mm nut on far enough. i dont think its really needed as mine has never came undone in the year or so of me using this design. and it was still bloody tight on the alternator i just took off talon (as for me i had already put the spacer on the previous alternator)

all is well now and all is working good.
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those of you who have been in Talon, wonder why he is such a quiet panda.. this is why.
its under everything, all the plastics and carpets!
now you know why i dont really want to go in deep water with him.



Fallout is going to be so loud... it has -Nothing- (but a rubber floor from a 750) in it..

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now you know why i dont really want to go in deep water with him.
yup! soaked with water and with all this add-ons like bullbar, fancy electronic gadgets and this lighthouse equipment on the front plus the radar mast on the hook and we have nissan patrol class heavy weight panda champion
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i did however find an old fiat Uno 45 FIRE, that i promptly stripped of all goodies (carb, distributor, etc..) .

John, If that Uno45 is still there, any chances for complete front drive shafts? And while you're there have a sniff around gearbox flange as that might by the one you're looking for.
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ill have a look but it has been take off the website :/
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its been AGES since i have done any video updates on Talon!
so here is an update!

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The light guards anyone know where to get them ??
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The light guards anyone know where to get them ??
@kolza makes them.
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