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by Adoepner
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: Trailer hitch wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Trailer hitch wanted

I'm in the process of making one for my car. I got a used square tube hitch from the junkyard and hacked it up. It will bolt to the rear crash bar on the Miev, which is quite robust. Pics to follow.

Andrew
by Adoepner
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps
Replies: 6
Views: 4586

Re: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps

Hi Don, Tires in the 14” sizes from my previous post are readily available new. I’m not advocating that people go combing a junkyards for 20 year old rubber. If the debate here is used/new - I’m with you. Buy new tires. If the debate here is going to 14” or not, not being able to buy new LRR tires w...
by Adoepner
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps
Replies: 6
Views: 4586

Re: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps

Hi Don, We’ve had this conversation before and I politely disagree. There are actually a lot of 14” options. 165/65R14 are great on the front (Mitsubishi Mirage and Chevy Spark) and 185/65R14s (Kia Rio) are good for the rear to preserve the stock front/rear size ratio as close as possible. Another o...
by Adoepner
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps
Replies: 6
Views: 4586

Re: 4 Steel rims, TPMS, and hubcaps

They are long gone. If the 14” conversion is an option for you, I recommend it. Lots more tire options. And rims are a dime a dozen.

Andrew
by Adoepner
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Espar heater install
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Espar heater install

I agree, from the perspective of circulating fluid, there is no need to remove the OEM pump. Both pumps in series will work just fine. I removed the OEM pump because my Espar unit (and mounting plate) occupies the physical space where the OEM pump used to be. In fact, my Espar mount uses the holes i...
by Adoepner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Espar heater install
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Espar heater install

Also, Dracekvo - your install inspired mine. I copied you a little. Thanks for the idea!

Andrew
by Adoepner
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Espar heater install
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Espar heater install

Yes, that is the tank. I had to carefully crush in one side with a heat gun to have clearance to open the windshield washer fluid bottle. I used aircraft fuel tank sealant to reinforce it (the grey gunk). I also removed and discarded a fan shroud piece behind the rad.

Andrew
by Adoepner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Espar heater install
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Espar heater install

This is the water pump in the heater circuit.

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Andrew
by Adoepner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: 14" Wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 10973

Re: 14" Wheels

Uploaded the images with a hosting service to preserve them. Dropbox links were flaky. https://i.ibb.co/WcbNbxk/9667-CC66-7-E6-D-4-AB0-B5-EF-73762-BA729-CF.jpg https://i.ibb.co/XZSpwRn/20-B08748-C149-42-BC-B427-245-F4-B65-AFE0.jpg https://i.ibb.co/YXwnn5R/6-D3-A0205-0-CA5-4597-8782-0-E5921-C08-A9-E....
by Adoepner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Espar heater install
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Re: Espar heater install

The OEM water pump is easily removed. It is a separate component that is bolted to the cross-car beam that in under the hood behind the rad (the beam on which the 12V battery sits). I’ll work on the photos. I was able to get Dropbox photos to show up in another thread, but I can’t remember how I did...

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