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Colin Satchell Gearlever Kit - "satchshift"

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#21
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It's called a heated windscreen. :P


That doesn't warm up the rest of the car!

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Heated seat than :D

Ill be ordering one of these soon.

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Heated screens do next to FA when you have a condensated screen sitting on the start line with the lights just about to go out...

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Its a bit late by then

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I have competed in quite a few rallys over the years in all sorts of conditions including ice and snow, i know what screen heater is required!

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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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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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Stripped out cars are never cold LOL..

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Give it a wipe down with a cloth...


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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Where did you pick that up?

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

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

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