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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:05 pm

will have to research into that as I have no idea how to figure that out yet...


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Post by Coelhomaluco » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:51 pm

Might have a Engine coming this weekend... Anyone has any idea where to get the wiring diagram for the kitten? I think I have part of it missing (ie battery connections). Another question, is there anyone that can cut me a key for the ignition and doors using the barrel to do it? The previous owner couldnt find them...


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by AJL Electronics » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:10 pm

I have a workshop manual. Have a look if you are coming on Sunday.


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Post by Coelhomaluco » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:16 pm

Will be picking up the Engine on Sunday, so yes, will have a look when I drop by on the way back. Thanks.


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Marmaduke » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:43 pm

scimjim wrote:I doubt you'll need a servo with discs and a standard engine - just make sure the master cylinder is the right size.
I can definitely confirm you won't need a servo so long as your standard master cylinder is in good nick - I've driven a tempest with disks and no servo and the braking was very impressive - certainly your able to lock the wheels if you really want to :wink: I've heard that the MOT man was so impressed by the efficiency of the setup that he couldn't believe that the fiesta/polo combo didn't have a servo !
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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Marmaduke » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:47 pm

Coelhomaluco wrote:Might have a Engine coming this weekend... Anyone has any idea where to get the wiring diagram for the kitten? I think I have part of it missing (ie battery connections). Another question, is there anyone that can cut me a key for the ignition and doors using the barrel to do it? The previous owner couldnt find them...
The door locks use the old Union FS type of keys - I think (not sure though) there is a number on the lock barrel that tells you - you could then get a suitable key cut.

The ignition key is a bit more problematic - it may be easier to replace the whole lock - do you have the kind that is attached to the steering column or one of the ones set on a small panel ?


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:58 pm

The kitten wiring diagram would fit on the back of a fag packet :-)


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Poppy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:19 pm

There is a Haynes manual on the Robin and Kitten, including a circuit diagram. They often come up on Ebay.
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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:07 pm

The door locks use the old Union FS type of keys - I think (not sure though) there is a number on the lock barrel that tells you - you could then get a suitable key cut.

The ignition key is a bit more problematic - it may be easier to replace the whole lock - do you have the kind that is attached to the steering column or one of the ones set on a small panel ?
Its the one on the steering column. Looks similar to the one on the Scimitar.


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:08 pm

scimjim wrote:The kitten wiring diagram would fit on the back of a fag packet :-)
Those are the kind I like the best... hehe


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:11 pm

Poppy wrote:There is a Haynes manual on the Robin and Kitten, including a circuit diagram. They often come up on Ebay.
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And they are not too expensive... Will get me one as soon as the other half approves (need to fill the forms and all that) :lol:


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Marmaduke » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:25 pm

Coelhomaluco wrote:
Its the one on the steering column. Looks similar to the one on the Scimitar.
I think they are same as the scimitar kind - but not absolutely sure. I think it may well be easier and cheaper to replace the lock (my spare ignition key cost £10 to get cut) - best to talk to James at chgperformance (I think he's on here using that username) as he should have a few around.


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:29 pm

yeah, will replace the ignition and will try to salvage the door ones as its a simple key to get cut.


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Corky » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:24 am

I had some keys cut for a pair NOS Range Rover Classic door handles I bought on eBay (for a GTC). They came without keys, which meant they were mega cheap. Expecting to have to buy new lock barrels, I took them down to my local lock smith. But he had a tool for reading the tumblers and quickly cut me a pair of keys to fit, for about £15.


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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:07 am

That would be great if I could find somebody here that does the same job.


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