Progress Thread 74 Mustang II - Build as semi-daily driver

extra_stout

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Car is back on the ground. 5mm lower in the front than back. It seems somebody measured before doing this... :jester:
It's raining and raining here. Complete :poo:ty weather since weeks. Because of my small garage I need to drive the car outside to get many points off the todo list... so lets hope for a dry saturday
 
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extra_stout

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Aug 27, 2018
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Finally I did many small things on the car in the last two weeks.
Car started after 6 months immediately.
Everything of the electric system is working as it should (lights, thermal switch for the e-fan, 14V charging voltage etc). Creeping current is 30-40 µA, which is so low that I doubt it, but perhaps it is that good (?!).
I had contact with the registration office about licence plate size. Because of the small space for the rear licence plate, it is very likely that they will allow me to use a smaller license plate (255x130mm) for light motorcycles/scooters in the back. In the front I need to use the standard license plate size of 520x110mm which fits just fine in between the bumper overriders. I just need to think about a bracket.
I want to look trough the carburetor and ignition setup again, just to be sure. And than it seems I need to face TÜV... the final enemy.
 
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IICrew

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The bracket bolts to the underside of the bumper. Sorry this is the only pic I have that shows them still on.

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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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But isn't extra_stout in Germany? Their license plates are about a yard/meter long.
Yeah, they are but like he mentioned there is a shorter version for trailers dand motorbikes maybe he can get approved.
 
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extra_stout

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I always figured those license plate on the front were screwed to the bumper cover, no bracket
I made a license plate from cardboard in 520x110mm (not a meter, but half a meter!) for the front and 255x130mm for the back. The 520 mm fits just fine between the bumper bars, so they will never give me the approval on the front. Hence I will screw it directly to the bumper cover/plastic that it sits flush to the top of the bumper. This looks best to me.
The 255x130mm looks also very nice in the back. I think I will get an approval for that. If not I need to put 520x110mm also onto the bumper, but that looks :poo:ty with the empty "license plate pan"...
But do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
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