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Welcome aboard! / Re: I'm going to be a problem
« Last post by Bill on Dec 11, 2017, 18:49:01 »

If you sign up for full membership , only 5 a year, then you can scour the many years of history on the full forum here.  There are plenty of blogs with details and pictures of many maintenance stuff covering all elements of chevette and modifications too.

To be honest the chevette is a big mechano set as a lot of bits bolt on. an imperial spanner and socket set for the engine is very useful to own and some metric ones for the bodywork side too .

The haynes manual is very useful to pick up a lot of useful info too.



General Discussion / Re: Chevette master cylinder relocation
« Last post by scotty on Dec 08, 2017, 14:10:09 »
You could probably use a remote servo system like Rootes did in Sunbeam Alpines.  Some bracket fabrication and Hydraulic replumbing would be needed. You can get kits to do this but you will need to get a simple master cylinder to attach the pedal to as well.  If you work it out I would be interested to see it as I have similar clearance issues. -Scotty
It is negative earth - The battery negative terminal is connected to the body of the car.  There haven't been positive earth cars made since 1960s as far as I know.
Howd'y comrades,

How do I find out if my Chevette is negatively earthed?  Is their a test or obvious indicator about how it is earthed?  Really not an auto-electrics specialist...
General Discussion / Chevette master cylinder relocation
« Last post by Steve E on Dec 08, 2017, 09:56:25 »
Apologies if this has already been covered but I'm pulling what hair I have left out. I've fitted a 45 weber on a mangoletsi inlet onto my chevette. The air filter fouls the master cylinder reservoir. I don't want to run without a filter but I don't want to use a bias pedal box either.
Does anyone know of a conversion to remote reservoir's, other master cylinders that fit or magic spells that will help with my clearance issue?
Again apologies if this is an old subject but I've searched google to death to no avail.
Cheers guys
Welcome aboard! / Re: New to the group , like to say high
« Last post by Mad Max A.K.A. Mal on Dec 05, 2017, 12:26:50 »
Hi Mad max it's a complete ground up build by myself.

Some serious skills there my friend!  :Worship:
General Discussion / Re: Bosch Electronic Ignition?
« Last post by ChevetteShenanigans on Dec 05, 2017, 00:11:10 »
OK Cheers, out of curiosity; why shell out for the more expensive one? would the one i linked fit (in theory)? :thanks:
General Discussion / Re: Bosch Electronic Ignition?
« Last post by Ashley on Dec 04, 2017, 12:35:45 »
Lumenition optronic would be my advice, but it is pricier than the more common market magnetic type (as per your link)
General Discussion / Bosch Electronic Ignition?
« Last post by ChevetteShenanigans on Dec 04, 2017, 11:32:41 »
Hey people just a quick one:
having some trouble trying to find an electronic ignition replacement for the bosch type distributor, accuspark don't seem to make one, however i found this one on ebay: not sure if it'd fit.
any advice is welcome. cheers! :driving:
Welcome aboard! / Re: I'm going to be a problem
« Last post by Early Doors on Dec 03, 2017, 03:37:40 »
Many thanks for the replies.  I'm not a regular social media or email type of person and have been genuinely surprised people responded.  My Chevette has had major work to the engine... a new aluminium radiator and fan fitted (which took a while to source, fit and then get a temperature gauge fitted) then had an MOT which took longer than one would expect... body work... so while it has been off road all this time, I have not really checked this site. 

The advice was appreciated.  I have two Haynes manuals (one for home and one for the car).  The electric fan came with the new radiator and electronic ignition is coming as a Christmas present. 

I have ventured out and done a few jobs myself but I am very aware that the only things I've done are just one up from playing around with a Mechano set.  I'm looking to pay a local car enthusiast or mechanic to teach me some of the basics and work up from there.

I've read many of the posts on this website and found it very encouraging.  I had thought my basic level enquiries might be deemed too mundane for serious enthusiasts so thanks again with the responses.  I'm going to become a fully paid up member of the group and really would welcome any advice back. 

Thanks again,
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