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Colin Satchell Gearlever Kit - "satchshift"

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Cameron

How many of those have you done with a proper heated windscreen?

 

If you get cold in your rally car then you're driving too slowly.

 

And.. a 205 heater / blower is s*ite at the best of times and takes several minutes to clear a screen with heavy condensation, so I struggle to see anyone sitting on the start line with their de-mister on full whack praying for it to clear! Give it a wipe down with a cloth / sponge and put the screen on - done. I lived with one for a couple of years, including driving in winter, it worked just fine. ;)

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harryskid

It's called a heated windscreen. :P

 

Whats with all this tongue poking out crap? i've askd a sensible question and anyway on a rally in the winter like i do a f*cking screen heater is hardley going to thaw my car out at 7am on a freezing morning when its just come of the trailer is it! Can we get back to the subject this thread was about now please!

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MiniGibbo

Stripped out cars are never cold LOL..

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Baz

Give it a wipe down with a cloth...

 

..will actually help create condensation in the long run.

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Batfink

rain-x inside and out applied before the event...

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tri_longer

I have to say the heated screen on the wifes Mini is really good, fire it up, front and rear screen on whilst you scrape the ice off teh side windows, get in the car flick on the wipers and it's clear. That said, it doesn't help if the inside is damp which often is the case with stripped out cars. In fact the old car I used to share in a summer storm we would often end up with misted front windows and no way of clearing it other than the back of a glove and that didn't really help.

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harryskid

Talk about going round in circles. On my next rally there is a guy who is a mate of my co driver and he has this gear change in his car so i'll take alook at his and save all this effort! ;)

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matt.f

Talk about going round in circles. On my next rally there is a guy who is a mate of my co driver and he has this gear change in his car so i'll take alook at his and save all this effort! ;)

 

When you say going round in circles,do you mean boring racing/track days or are you refering to this thread lol

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Mad Scientist

Heated windscreens don't work that well in a proper rally car. Why do you think the wrc cars still run heaters and ac? Not many water splashes or mud on circuits are there.

 

 

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fordygti

Or i have a small heater like this for my 306, with a length of duct, a y piece, a dash vent for my custom dash and top dash vent for the window.

 

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p1234

Where did you pick that up?

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fordygti

A company called t4 designs. They specialise mainly in car heaters etc

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fordygti

There is a section on there website were you can pick from lists of choices to customise your own heater.

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mollisk

I have fitted one of the gear linkage conversions today and can confirm that there are no clearance problems with the heater.

The kit is very well engineered and fitted the car ( which has a MI16 engine with a tubular exhaust manifold ) with no issues.

 

Mollisk

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welshpug

thanks for the update Mollisk, does it go through where the radio would be? some pictures would be great if you can :)

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SwedishBob

Who will arrange a group buy? :D

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p1234

I think there is one going on the gti6/rallye forum but looks to be very quiet at the moment.

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lynmorgan

would like to fit one of these to my car but unsure if it'll fit as i have a gti6 engine with maniflow manifold... anyone have any ideas?

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stu8v

Who will arrange a group buy? :D

 

+1

 

:)

 

Good savings reqd tho or I'll just have to make my own from the pics I've seen

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harryskid

would like to fit one of these to my car but unsure if it'll fit as i have a gti6 engine with maniflow manifold... anyone have any ideas?

 

We have been over that!

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welshpug

would like to fit one of these to my car but unsure if it'll fit as i have a gti6 engine with maniflow manifold... anyone have any ideas?

 

read back a few posts, someone has an Mi with a 4 branch, they don't differ massively so should be fine I think.

 

Kevin (Mollisk) sent over pictures of his install, not sure if it will clear a headunit, but otherwise looks like it'd fit with most of the trim if modified a little bit.

 

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205freak

Great piece of kit, unfortunately only for track or rally cars. A road version of this would be a killer, not very keen in cutting holes to the trim and shell on a rebuilt car.

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mech205eng

I bought one of these at the beginning of the year from colin personally before they went on sale. He assured me that there would be no clearance issues with a gti6 engine, the yellow car with one fitted has a gti engine in in the pictures. Havn't got round to fitting mine yet as the car isn't ready but after i bought mine, a mate bought one for his 106 rallye which i fitted, took a good few hours but his dash, interior and engine were still in. The 106 version is more difficult to fit because there is a bracket which bolts to the bulkhead and there is very little room to get in with the engine in, but the 205 one there is no mounting to the bulkhead. If your engine is coming out then i would definately recomend fitting this whilst it is out so you can get your holesaw lined up better

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mech205eng

Also the picture of the kit you have from kamracing is of the 106 kit, the 205 kit looks slightly different. After looking on the website it appears they just use the same picture for both

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205freak

Would be great to see the 205 one, just to see the difference?!!

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