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Re: Mk1 Panda 4x4 long term project

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Quick update: small weld done, interior painted (bit obsessively - welds and new steel taken back to bare metal, primed with Electrox Zinc primer, then topcoated, all covered with a thin layer of Dynax and cavities injected). Added some extra soundproofing (drop in the ocean!). Bit gutted to find paint had spilled on the carpet whilst stored in shed..

Next stage is some minor repairs and painting around windscreen and door seams.
Looks fantastic! Great level of protection done too
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Looking good!
Mine is being used daily at the moment, still working out the niggles but no oil, coolant or other bodily fluid loss so were all good
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Looking good!
Mine is being used daily at the moment, still working out the niggles but no oil, coolant or other bodily fluid loss so were all good
Cheers Sam, good to hear from you. Good news yours is running well. Are you still selling it or have you decided to keep hold? If I wasn't already committed to mine, I'd definitely want to buy yours.
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Good progress David - she'll soon be ready for the Yorkshire weekend!
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Looking good, always great having shiny paint on things
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I've grown fond of this car so feel very protective towards it.
Great progress on welding and interior David - for now I have removed my finger from above the 'over restored' button.
- Partly because of the spilt paint patina addition.

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Good progress David - she'll soon be ready for the Yorkshire weekend!
Andy, I'm glad you weren't specific about which Yorkshire weekend... she won't be ready for this one, but I'm enjoying making slow and steady progress. And painting things. Am treating/painting/protecting underbody one side at a time, and working round suspension and brakes one corner at a time. Has taken a long time and a fair amount of heat/force to get some things off. And isn't it satisfying to start attaching shiny new bits!

Current 'challenge' is around rear seat belts - will do a separate post on that.

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Good job David

Progress is progress no matter how slow it is, Rome wasn't built in a day - and after that they had to design the Panda.
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Project is inching along, slowly.. Just refitting some of the interior (dash, steering wheel etc) before some more significant work.

Question for the Mk1 guys in particular: how does the cable for the hand throttle attach? Cable was missing when I stripped the car and I can't find a route to the carb other than the accelerator pedal itself. Does the hand throttle cable attach to the pedal?....

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Project is inching along, slowly.. Just refitting some of the interior (dash, steering wheel etc) before some more significant work.

Question for the Mk1 guys in particular: how does the cable for the hand throttle attach? Cable was missing when I stripped the car and I can't find a route to the carb other than the accelerator pedal itself. Does the hand throttle cable attach to the pedal?....

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Hi David,

Yes, I can help. The cable for the engine speed adjuster does indeed attach at the pedal in the same place (slot) where the accelerator cable attaches to the pedal.

It is hard to find a route for the cable which doesn't rub on the steering column as you turn the wheel though!

Will try to grab a picture in a mo...if not too dark!
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Et voila:


So you can see the long slit which the cable sits in at the top of the go pedal lever. The cable then follows back up towards the dash and goes through another bracket (where you can see the green sheath of the cable starts - top centre of the picture). That then goes up to the spinny screw adjuster which you turn to change the engine idle speed. It literally just tugs on the throttle pedal (you can see it moves down when you turn it!!)

Hope that helps. Sorry I took a picture of Chichi's one which has a missing throttle cable but QingQing is asleep under her winter coat on the driveway and didn't want to to disturb her
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Brilliant, thanks Si!
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Out of interest is the hand throttle separate to the choke or part of it? I presume it was only for the 4x4 also?
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Out of interest is the hand throttle separate to the choke or part of it? I presume it was only for the 4x4 also?
Without casting my eye back over Si's threads, I seem to remember the Mk1 4x4 had an auto choke as standard so no manual control on the dash anyway.
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exactly so

Although I chose to fit a manual choke to the white 4x4 as the auto choke was proving unreliable again. This adjuster is completely separate idea to a choke. It is the equivalent of pressing the accelerator more. Whereas the choke makes the air fuel ratio more rich in fuel. The purpose of this engine speed adjuster was to be used at high altitude where the air is thinner to avoid stalling and probably also useful while going through water to keep revs up and again avoid stalling from water up the exhaust.
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