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    Talbot got a reaction from brownnova in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Next FoD set for 4/5 June 2022   
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    Talbot got a reaction from myglaren in Autoshite forum funding   
    KoFi uses paypal as it's payment handler as far as I can tell, so if you're trying to pay by debit card, it still goes through paypal to do so.  Absolutely not a problem!
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    Talbot got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Autoshite forum funding   
    Having left this open for over a week now, a total of £235.20 has been raised, and I want to thank everyone who has donated.  With the previous balance of £(19.93) this leaves the kitty standing at £215.27
    There have been invision forum software costs, which I will check up on and update shortly.  However, I think we will be set for May and June hosting costs, so I won't need to open the fundraiser again for at least a couple of months, if not slightly longer.
    Many thanks again to all.
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    Talbot got a reaction from Vantman in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Next FoD set for 4/5 June 2022   
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    Talbot got a reaction from 108 in Black number plates   
    "hello, police emergency"
    "yes, I've just been victim of a hit-and-run"
    "did you get the registration of the car?"
    "err....."
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    Talbot got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Next FoD set for 4/5 June 2022   
    I'm rather pleased with how that photo came out, especially as it was taken from about 30m away with a remarkably long lens.  The bokeh effect on it has worked rather well.
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    Talbot got a reaction from Six-cylinder in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Next FoD set for 4/5 June 2022   
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    Talbot got a reaction from Mally in Autoshite forum funding   
    It is,  Many thanks!
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    Talbot reacted to wuvvum in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Next FoD set for 4/5 June 2022   
    Love the contrast in this photo.
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    Talbot got a reaction from St.Jude in Autoshite forum funding   
    Having left the fundraiser open for a couple of days, we have now covered the hosting costs for February, and have £138.85 held in the kitty.  This will likely cover March, April and a bit of May, so I will not need to raise funds again until the end of May/beginning of June, 3 months away.  There will likely be forum software costs in a month or so too, but I'll deal with that when it occurs.
    Many thanks to all who have contributed.
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    Talbot got a reaction from Tickman in Cars of Crackers   
    Ho Ho Ho oooooohhh... urgh.
    Series steering.  It is at very best medeocre, and has about a thousand things that can go wrong and make it utterly terrifying.  In order from the steering wheel to the contact patch on the road:
    The steering shaft upper bearing can sometimes come out of the steering column.  if it has, shove a new one in there. The steering box is often quite worn on these and hasn't been lubricated in several millenia.  Change the oil in them.  EP90 is what it should have.  If in doubt, over-fill it. Then comes the for-and-aft drag-link.  A balljoint at either end, both of which can have slop.  Replacements are cheap. Next is the steering relay, which is like an offset bellcrank that goes through the front crossmember.  This will also be as dry as the proverbial and probably have play in it.  They are available to be replaced, but are an absolute swine to get out of the chassis.  Fill it up with oil.  Make sure it doesn't all immediately leak out (which it probably will) Next is drag link number 2.  It goes from the steering relay to the Nearside front wheel.  2 more balljoints to have play in. Then you have the nearside swivel.  Should have a bearing in the base and a railko bush at the top.  Probably all worn out with miles of play.  Strip and rebuild.  There are hundreds of arguments online as to whether you should use EP90 or one-shot grease in the swivels.  Quite frankly, as long as there's some lubrication in there that isn't mud, you're doing well.  They do have a specification for pre-load, but as long as they're smooth in operation and have minimal play, that's always been fine for me. Then comes the third (and final!) drag link, connecting the Nearside hub to the Offside hub.  2 more balljoints to have wear in.  This may also have a steering damper fitted to it, which is usually a good thing.  This is also where the tracking is set, which should be very fractionally toe-in, or pretty much zero. Finally (!) the offiside hub, with all the same issues as the Nearside one. Every single one of those items listed can have play in it, making the steering "wandery" at best, working through "holy fucking shit this is going to kill me", up to "I am dead".  If there is a dry or stiff joint anywhere, you'll be fighting with the vehicle for every single second of travel.  Also, every single item above has adjustment in it, meaning that someone who doesn't know what they are doing can *utterly* screw up all the steering angles, meaning you end up with more lock one way than the other, or over-turn one of the steering swivels and ruin the seals.  They need setting up properly.
    One good thing with the steering system is that the two "ends" of the arrangement are visible at the same time.  If you reach in through the drivers window to waggle the steering wheel back and forth, you can watch the driver's side wheel and see how much movement is needed at the steering wheel to produce movement at the roadwheel.  It should be less than an inch of travel at the steering wheel.  I've seen a half-turn before now.
    To strip and rebuild the steering system (not including the steering box) is a solid day's work.  The difference can be amazing.  I've driven everything from abysmal to near-perfect, but even the best are nowhere near as good as a rack-and-pinion steering system.
    For many years, I had a series IIB forward control.  2.7 tonnes of perkins-powered slightly-odd-looking land-rover.  It had exactly the same steering setup as above, but with 9.00x16 tyres, (and 3" twin-leading-shoe brakes) It required almost herculean effort to steer the fucker.  If you were parked on concrete, it was physically impossible to dry-steer.. any steering effort would just deform the tyres, and as soon as you let go of the steering wheel, it would whip back and remove all your digits.
    Fun?  Yes.  A precision instrument?  Not even slightly.
    I could go on about the brakes, the engines, gearboxes, overdrives, etc...  but I won't.
    @Crackers Bring it to the FoD at some point.  Cruise at 50 and bollocks to everyone else.  Expect 20mpg.
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    Talbot reacted to Skut in The grumpy thread   
    On a walking holiday with a mate on Mull. When I awaken after an unplanned snooze in our hotel I find she's had about 6 lagers in the bar and now very worse for wear. She proceeds to very loudly ask me and rest of the bar about the possibility of a shag later. Interrogates me as to why I don't fancy her. When the fish and chips arrive I'm alarmed to see she can't use a fork. She stabs at the mess with such violence that tartare lands on her nose and forehead.  When we getup to leave there's fish everywhere and her seat is effectively destroyed.  FFS
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    Talbot got a reaction from Tickman in Wibble’s Wittering - Cortina & Senator ramblings   
    Take the cabling from each ABS sensor in turn and wire it in to an amplifier (IE an audio amplifier).  The frequency of the pulses from an abs sensor is very much in the audible range, so if you then drive the car (or just spin the wheel up while the car is jacked up) you should be able to hear the signal from each sensor.
    One will be absent or crackly.  That one is your issue.
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