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Molto Verboso
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:14 am quote
Whilst having both the floorboard and toolbox cover (kickplate) off, and I'm waiting for a new ignition coil, is there anything I could do whilst waiting and I've got the chance?? I've already liberally sprayed the area with AC50 anti- corrosion spray, but any of you guys what to do with these idle hands???

Cheers

Graham
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:18 am quote
You should totally plant some foreign object in there so when the next owner pull the boards up in 10 years it confuses the hell out of them.

But what?
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:23 am quote
Change out some of the one-time use factory hose clamps. It's an easy job, just make sure you use good quality Jubilee clips with the same width as the original ones. If you decide to do it, make sure to take the scoot for a ride before putting the floorboards and toolbox cover back to check for any leaks.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:26 am quote
What about a gonk?? Or maybe a message written in Italian, on a scrap of paper saying:

"help, i'm on the production line here in the factory, and I would like a bottle of beer, could anyone down the production line, please get Mario, further back, a bottle
Ta very muchly!"

Graham
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:32 am quote
znomit wrote:
You should totally plant some foreign object in there so when the next owner pull the boards up in 10 years it confuses the hell out of them.

But what?
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:42 am quote
Weatherproofing and something rude...
Howdo,

My suggestion is to liberally coat the inner floorboards and front seam with a permanent weatherproofing like Dinitrol and as for a souvenir for a future owner, how about a plastic sealed photo of your butt with the words "Buon giorno 2020!". I'd appreciate that.
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:42 am quote
Yes, me too. I'd not use ACF50 because is only has a 12 month life cycle, after which it decays and become useless. Use a permanent Dinitrol or Waxoyl compound. It's much better and is a once only application.

Regarding other objects to put under the floorboards. A DVD of your favourite film or music concert along with greetings to whoever (or whatever) opens up the boards next. Kinda like they put on the Voyager space craft! Good luck buddy!
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:51 am quote
Run an extra fused power line from the battery to the front cowling, so you can eventually install a more powerful horn, heated grips, laser cannon, etc.
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Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:03 am quote
Run a fused battery tender cable to the engine compartment so you only have to pull out the pet carrier to plug in the battery tender. I ziptied it off to a stand-off in the engine compartment to keep it from flopping around.

I also agree with running a more powerful horn. See my horn comparison thread.

Miguel
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:34 pm quote
Slip in a 10mm socket.

The next person who opens it up will wonder how the one they cant find, got there.
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:02 pm quote
duane1 wrote:
Slip in a 10mm socket.

The next person who opens it up will wonder how the one they cant find, got there.
Nah, make it a 3/8, so they wonder what you were doing...
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:11 pm quote
duane1 wrote:
Slip in a 10mm socket.

The next person who opens it up will wonder how the one they cant find, got there.
What makes you think he has one? I think they're all gone.
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:34 pm quote
When I brought my new 91' VW Vanagon GL home, I found an Austrian beer bottle cap setting on the engine. I checked the VIN, sure enought, the country of manufacture was Austria.
I bet those guys had a laugh when they tossed it on there.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:12 am quote
Madison Sully wrote:
duane1 wrote:
Slip in a 10mm socket.

The next person who opens it up will wonder how the one they cant find, got there.
Nah, make it a 3/8, so they wonder what you were doing...
This.
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:19 am quote
Miguel wrote:
Run a fused battery tender cable to the engine compartment so you only have to pull out the pet carrier to plug in the battery tender. I ziptied it off to a stand-off in the engine compartment to keep it from flopping around.

I also agree with running a more powerful horn. See my horn comparison thread.

Miguel
Or run it to the top of the engine compartment then down next to and in front of the oil dipstick. That way itís more easily accessible.
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