I've spent an enjoyable couple of days in my garage detailing the car, and removing a lot of the "off road adventure" gubbins that will be of no real use to me, as I plan to use the car mainly on the road, for B road blasts, for which I think it is perfect (similar but different to the Yaris, in that the Yaris has too much grip, the Nomad not enough ... and not enough is much better in my book!). It came fitted with 15" wheels with MT tyres, which I originally thought I would leave on (in the spirit of low speed sliding fun), but they were a step too far ultimately, being quite vague and just moving around a little too much (even in the dry) for my liking. Luckily the car came with a set of 18" wheels with AT tyres, and these are spot on (and I actually like the way they look on the car, when initially I thought I wouldn't).
The steering wheel you can see in the pictures is an experiment for now by the way - it just so happened that my Mk2 Escort Mexico uses the same quick release as the Nomad, so I thought I'd give it a try. I find the standard wheel a little on the small side, and it blocks the RPM lights. I've ordered a 50mm spacer from Ariel to try with the small wheel, and that might be the sweet spot. I'm 6'5" so finding the perfect seating position can be a challenge, especially as I like to sit relatively close to the wheel.
Anyway, I look forward to being part of this excellent community - I've had great fun reading all the threads several times over, and learnt a huge amount (a lot more to come though I'm sure!).
Have you got a Heat shield yet ? Pretty sure you posted pics on the Nomad Wattsapp group last week ?
Could you do me a favour ? Take a close up of the bracket that fixes the whip to the chassis and also one of the base of the whip where the lamp is located in the bottom.
(I will do those photos for you as soon as I can, not with the car currently.)
Recognise the settings from your GR Yaris photos, I’ve got one with an Atom 4 like Roy and it is a good pairing. I do want a Nomad though….
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