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Posted by David Miles on November 06, 2000 at 04:47:51:

I recently obtained the Chrome Nozzle kit that Ron Stygar has on his site and got it shipped to the UK, (Thanks Ron and Keith), unfortunately due to the weather I have been unable to find a suitable time to fit them. However on Saturday, I woke up early, saw the skies were clear and it was a beautiful crisp morning, I decided to tackle the task ... below are some photos of the install and the finished effect, I think it looks great - I admit it will not be to everyones taste but if you like Chrome and do not have a problem with dismantling bits of your roadster, then go for it. The install is not hard to do but does require some care and time, from beginning to end including preparation, removal, polishing the area, fitting the new nozzles, refitting the connections, hoses and bonnet pad I had removed, I guess it took me about two hours, but this did include a couple of cigarette and coffee breaks, so I guess you could comfrtably do it in 90 minutes.

Chrome Nozzle Kit as supplied by Ron Stygar - fitted to The Titanium Silver 00 2.0 Roadster of David Miles.

The Chrome Washer Nozzle Kit as It arrives from Ron Stygar - Containing two new nozzles, a replacement hose section, three replacement hose clips and a pair of mix clips.
Bonnet with one of the original nozzles removed.
The original nozzle removed, care must be taken when removing this as the fit is tight and it would not be unfeasible to dent or scar the bonnet whilst attempting the removal
One of the replacement nozzles placed into the openning on the bonnet, take the oportunity whilst you have the nozzle removed to clean the area underneath the nozzle and put some wax on the surface, a quick polish later and you are ready to seat the new nozzle into place properly.
To gain correct access to the nozzle fixing on the underside of the bonnet, you will have to remove the bonnet pad, this is secured by a multitude of screws which you loosen by about 8 turns and then pull out with the fixing(s) attached.
The new chrome nozzles seated into place and secured on the underside with the "mix" clips - care is needed at this point as the nozzles have to be seated right onto the top of the bonnet and secured from the underside with the mix clips, again it would be entirely feasible to mark the top surface of the bonnet whilst doing this.
All that remains is to reattach the hoses, according to Ron, you will need to replace one of the hoses with the part he supplies and use the clips to resecure it, I found this to be unnecessary as there was enough slack to allow the hoses to reconnect quite easily. This done you can then reattach the pad to the underside of the bonnet and view the subtle but distinctive change to the look of the bonnet.
Chrome Nozzle Detail.
Another shot of the nozzles in place
Chrome Nozzle Detail Front View.
Chrome Nozzle Detail Side View.

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