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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:22:18 AM »
That looks very MGB. Saw one at a show the other day & thought about it, but found the one I was talking about earlier on Ebay & thought I will give it a try, should arrive today or tomorrow. It also has the advantage of the dipping ability.
We'll see how it pans out. I like the look of the one I have in now, but is very small.

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: September 15, 2019, 06:45:38 PM »
I fitted the period one & is surprisingly stable - but very small. A bit too low, not bad with hood down but took some getting used to, works with the hood up but a little too low. I have ordered a chrome suction mirror with 'dipping' facility to mount on the top of the screen, will see how that pans out.
Everything appears to work without the Z3 one except for the central locking.
Managed to dismantle the old one but can't get the wires out with the connection blocks on (too big) hence may have to cut & solder wires.
Mirror comes off very easy, just take off caps & disconnect the plugs, then twist mirror anticlockwise & comes of like a light bulb would.

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: September 15, 2019, 12:48:00 PM »
Some help please guys who have the 250, I have fitted the period mirror on the dash now - but when I removed the Z3 mirror, the door locks won't work with the key fob. I reconnected the wires & they work. I stripped out the old mirror to remove the wiring & board. (Think I will have to cut & resolder the wires to strip them out from the mirror assembly). My question is, where did any of you re-house the board? - Under the top inner windscreen trim???

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2fifty Chat / 250 California interesting snippet
« on: July 05, 2019, 11:55:23 AM »
Here is an interesting link for comparison of LWB & SWB california Spyder - for those who haven't already seen it
https://le-monde-edmond.com/ferrari-250-california-lwb-vs-swb/

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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:47:49 AM »
Thanks Steve, worth thinking about ;)

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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:10:44 PM »
Thank you Steve, A pro photo shoot would do it justice - but expensive

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General Chitchat / Re: Get your car on the front page...
« on: July 03, 2019, 08:02:32 PM »
You asked for pics of our cars, so here  is mine

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:31:41 AM »
Hi mate,
Have sent you a P.M. Hopefully it will get through to you. If not, let me know & I will send it on here

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: June 28, 2019, 03:50:47 PM »
Thanks Jeremy ;)

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: June 28, 2019, 03:49:25 PM »
Hi buddy,
My grille still needs some tweaking but I think I will leave that for the present, maybe a winter project when I have some more time to play with it.
Thanks for the compliment, shame I missed you at Stoneleigh. Always good to chat with fellow 250 owners & get to know them. As you know mine was on the Italian Replica stand rather than the DNAOC stand, only because they have been my club for 23 odd years. I did wander over to the DNA stand a few times & had a chat with the guys.
Just hoping my seats will do the car justice, I have seen John James MGB seats & they look good. That would probably have been a far cheaper option + I could have had removable head rests. The way mine are being done they won't have that facility, but should look right. The original Z3 seats were a complete give-away.
Me & wiring don't get along so I had a mate sort out my electrics, he used some sort of meter to trace wires, so sorry, I'm not much help in that direction. All I can do is send you a diagram I have, hope that helps. Good luck & hope to meet up with you soon

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:31:31 AM »
Taking shape now.
In at the Trimmers at present for about 4 weeks having the seats sorted.
I bought a second set of Z3 seats & removed to tops of the rear frame & welded in a flatter shape to fit the original base, keeping the electric movement still working. Will have it recovered in the original 250 style, will let you know how it turns out. Hope it will be comfortable & look great as it wasn't a cheap job by any means.

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:25:37 AM »
New stainless grille surround fitted supplied by Group Harrington, Vietnam
This was a real pain to fit as it is very slightly too large & needs 'dressing'. If you are fitting before paint work the aperture in the body can easily be reshaped but you can damage your paint  if you are not careful once painted.
All the stainless looks 100% better though

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:21:34 AM »
New headlight trims fitted supplied by Group Harrington, Vietnam

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Build Threads / Re: firefife 250 build
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:19:59 AM »
New stainless Lower screen trim fitted supplied by Group Harrington, Vietnam.
Easier done with an extra pair of hands to ine up properly

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3Sixty Chat / Re: 360 front tyres rubbing on wheel arches
« on: June 07, 2019, 09:55:23 AM »
Dressing  (whacking) with a club hammer is the way to go

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