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alf892

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  1. P40 is made for this kind of job.......just make sure you paint or wax the back of all repairs as this is what really slows down the rust. So many people just concentrate on the top while it will rot from behind. Same applies if you weld it........nothing like welding to make a car rot!
  2. Float chamber level looks ok......but was pic taken after it had stalled? I had trouble with Bornite's mini after we put a go faster float valve in.......it had a nice soft rubber tip so should have been great. I dug the old and very worn one out of the bin and it ran a treat. Plugs say rich but reaction to throttle says lean. Therefore condenser! Especially with those point looking bit nasty
  3. My 11th birthday treat was a trip to the Custom Car show with a mate (Ally Pally iirc) and father Alf and with one of his mates. They left us alone all day.........reckon they went off to pub/hooker. Extra birthday pressie was copy of Men Only as a bribe not to mention the disappearance to my mum. Also got access to the workshop tit mag collection.......all classy stuff like Penthouse, Men Only and Club International. 12th birthday pressie was a Ford Pop dragged out of a scrapyard in Biggleswade..........12 year old me had great ideas to build a custom. Standard ingredients at the time was a viva front end and Jag rear. Never got finished and sold it for peanuts when I was 17 to fund purchase of industrial amounts of isopon and duplicolour for my first Mini
  4. Good idea get it good and hot ........and just run through the pipe work slowly even splitting each joint. When you think you've checked things loads sometimes it's easy to miss something.
  5. I really can't remember on the gearbox filler........last xud box I had dealings with was in a 305 van 30 years ago! The main thing was about just putting the measure amount in because I hadn't come across that before........and filled it up. Driver came back next day and it was dripping in oil! Are you sure fuel lines are clear as that looks/sounds like lack of fuel. I would go ripping a pump apart either.......far too many things to go ping
  6. On the gearbox oil you just put the correct measured quantity in. If you fill to the filler plug it will throw it out the breather and the driveshafts with distribute it beautifully. i think the Bosch/CAV type varies fuel delivery by changing the angle of the swash plate. What happens when you give it some throttle?
  7. So come on then.......which one you gonna buy?
  8. Oil leak from front is very often the half moon seal not front crank seal. Easy when engine out but couple of hours work when in car but if swapping the box you'll have to change it anyway.....it is the front seal on gearbox and butts up to the rear of timing case
  9. not exactly a lack of spaces though......why get tweaked about it?
  10. Lovely looking thing the marina coupe..........and I always liked those under bumper reverse lamps too.
  11. Beer and gin covered it! that camera certainly shows the air intake hole under the headlight nicely.............
  12. Looks very nice in that pic..... 1200 miles? About time you gave it an oil change lovely old car though
  13. That Caddy soft top looks cheap.......well in the catalogue anyway
  14. There is a meet on the 28th at Weedon..........great venue and apparently gets good mix of cars. Also on the 29th at Brackley.........I went to this last year and it was good so planning to go again as long as it is not pissing down
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