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Rancho #2 - The Silver one. - A little progress.


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#61 ONLINE   steveo3002

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 10:54 AM

 

one in the wild -click the vid for rancho goodness


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Posted 16 September 2016 - 12:09 PM

Either that or you'll arrive home with just the two front wishbones clattering along behind you like a tin can tied to a dog's tail, and the rest of the car will be in a variety of locations along the inside lane of the M4.

 third option both are seized  by the law for  the various  issues related to  using an A-frame not for  recovery  purposes  / without   coupled brakes etc 



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 10:50 AM

The stuff they sell in tool station (own brand). TBH I already had it in stock an it seems to work ok from previous experience.

Is it the pinky white stuff that goes black?



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:02 AM

Is it the pinky white stuff that goes black?

 

No, this stuff is charcoal grey. Actually matches the underbonnet colour quite well.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:17 AM

A little update.

 

Rancho now has a battery and most electrical things seem to work.

 

I took the plugs out to clean them up and whilst they were out I bunged some fresh pez in the tank and span the engine over to pump the fresh fuel through. Nice clean petrol gets to the lift pump, but no further. I suspect either the pipe to the carb is blocked or internally collapsed, new pipe and inline filter will be acquired shortly.

 

In other news, I had a good lead locally for someone to do the welding.  A guy that had his own garage for many years, known for quality work at reasonable prices,  now semi retired and working from a unit on a farm. Great, just the man then.

 

Except he doesn't want to do it. " Sorry, I only do work on interesting cars like MGB's these days"   FFS.


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:25 AM

Hoew the hell is an MGB 'interesting' compared to a Rancho?


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#67 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:09 AM

Hoew the hell is an MGB 'interesting' compared to a Rancho?

 

Dunno, but I prefer to be an outsider. (says he who shamelessly jumped on the Rancho bandwagon after skizzer bought one).


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:56 PM

What I suspect the chap means is that he likes working on MGBs as you can get everything new off the shelf
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Posted 22 September 2016 - 01:01 PM

You weld up half a dozen MGBs and all the rest are a doodle.
He probably hasn't even seen a Rancho in 30 years so has no idea what to expect.

I understand him not wanting the job but not "interesting"?!
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Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

What a knobjockey. That's like telling punters, "You're welcome into my establishment, but your fat, ginger friend can fuck off." Is he outright refusing, or is he testing the water? Would it be worth trying a bit of reverse psychology and explaining how it'll be good experience fo him to take on a new type of challenge.
If not, hopefully you'll find another decent welder/fabricator locally.
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Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:44 PM

Deffo thanks but no thanks.

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:51 PM

Also he probably thinks if he welds up a MG shell and the customer doesn't pay up he can sell the shell quite easily.


Where would he find any lunatics to buya bloody Rancho?
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Posted 22 September 2016 - 05:45 PM

I can think of at least two  :-D


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 07:41 PM

Simcat to the beige phone !


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:16 PM

Rancho has been fighting me somewhat. Petrol stubbornly refuses to get to the carb.

 

Petrol as far as the lift pump but beyond that nothing. 

 

So I bought a priming bulb connected it to the end of the pipe on the carb and pumped..... all that happened was that the bulb stayed flat!.

 

OK there's a blockage, try the bulb on the tank side of the lift pump... squish, squish...petrol. All good.

 

The lift pump it seems is completely blocked, more than that seized.

 

So one NOS lift pump from ebay later and I have petrol.

 

Talbot fun currently curtailed due to it pissing down here so probably no start attempt today.

 

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New lift pump in position.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:03 PM

Almost a climax. But not quite. Bugger.

Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:46 PM

I'd pour a bit of petrol down the carbs and see if it'll kick into life
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:05 AM

I'd pour a bit of petrol down the carbs and see if it'll kick into life

 

In fact, when the rain stopped I did exactly that. and whilst it didn't start, it definitely tried.

Sadly the battery went flat shortly after so it was game over for Friday.

 

 

This morning I chucked the freshly charged battery back on, turned the key and it burst into life!

 

It is however running like a pig so there is still work to do.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:44 PM

Talbot update.

 

As I mentioned earlier, I got it to start. After a another clean up of the plugs, It would start and run nicely as seen in the clip Mr 83C posted (sorry I couldn't embed it directly - because I am a fool. If you are more compooter savvy than me feel free).

 

Anyway, I ran it up and got it properly warm however the fan doesn't seem to be cutting in so I'll check that out.

 

As I was feeling cocky I tried moving and it would shunt backwards and forwards on the drive quite happily.

 

For every triumph, there must be a reckoning and mine is that when my wife came home I showed off my now running Rancho, and the begger wouldn't play.

 

Nothing, cranking but not a sign of life. Further check reveals no spark.

 

Bugger.


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:38 AM

Sounds to me like the electronic ignition module situated on the inner wing has taken exception to its sudden burst of electrical activity :-( I had to replace quite a few of these on my own Talbots back in the day.
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Posted 16 October 2016 - 11:09 AM

Sounds to me like the electronic ignition module situated on the inner wing has taken exception to its sudden burst of electrical activity :-( I had to replace quite a few of these on my own Talbots back in the day.

 

Thanks I'll check that out.


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:42 PM

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This is the ignition unit which may be up the creek, anyone know how to diagnose it, or where I could get another?

 

 

 



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:54 AM

Diagnostics is as follows, remove unit, place in bin, go to shop, open wallet and start crying........
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:25 PM

Found an old school motor factors in my travels today. As I'm a masochist I went in and asked the bloke of he had an ignition control module for a rancho. I think I made his day, but all he could do was shake his head and lament what he'd chucked in the skip when he took the shop over.
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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:06 PM

same as alpine, i trust your french is good ;)

 

 

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:14 PM

new module is about 80€

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http://www.onlinecar...eo-7128955.html


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

Of course, if holbeck would like to combine a nice holiday with picking up some spare parts, he could do worse than visit Wolter and Marina at Goldies Boutique who I'm sure would be happy to help him out.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:16 PM

Merci pour votre assistance Monsieur Pshome. C'est manifiquue.




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