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  1. He only works part time y'know so gets there early..........
  2. It's only a fiver...........but does get booked up fast. always a good mix of cars though.
  3. Nice pics and looks like a good turnout.......I usually go but couldnt this time as too much Stuff to Do
  4. Would be better to take the caliper off and pop the piston and seal out then properly heat it and quench it a couple of times......tap the nipple on the end plenty and then be surprised how easily it comes out with small stillsons. or it'll break off
  5. Light hearted lesson here Mr SiC.......make it go and drive it! Worst that can happen is you get towed home! Also worthy of note that the FTPs on the way to and from test station were caused by new parts......namely a lovely new, super and improved needle valve. Fucked one......not original but spare fucked one........and it runs a treat.
  6. Looked like a well written advert for a car in very average condition
  7. Well......no immobiliser.........nice sharp bend at the end of the road though and it has zero brakes so should end up embedded in the fence. The resultant noise should wake my dog. Sort of sorted
  8. There is somewhere......it's a bit behind on updates though because I never seem to have time
  9. Why not just strip and clean the calipers? The bit that usually makes them stick is corrosion to the piston bore on the outside of the seal.....this corrodes and pinches the piston. Slip the seal out first and clean this bit
  10. No!......More likely inlet stem seals or guides......oils gets sucked in when valve is open.
  11. Easiest way to get the bleed nipple out is to pop the piston and seal out and then just warm the body up a bit - a kettle of water is usually enough. Use a single hex socket and make sure the force is just turning it.......this is harder to do with a spanner
  12. So one motor drives a shaft.....and shaft turns but gear on one side not? Maybe the smoke was caused by overloading the motor when the runner hit an obstruction......which has sheared whatever holds the gear onto the shaft? Presumably the obstruction remains which is why the seat twists when you try to move it back.....but seat moves ok forward? Suggest a careful examination of the runners before buggering about further......maybe take the seat out for a proper look.
  13. Brake pipes are amazingly good........needs a set of wheel cylinders though so care needed to free off the pipe nut from the actual pipe when doing those. All front ball joints also good. Track rod ends buggered and steering rack boots turning to dust. CV boots good at moment....may fail once it gets driven though. I suggested new brake master for reliability really as not expensive.......all flexis are buggered so intention is to fully rebuild the brakes with new linings as well. I like being able to stop.
  14. Good point ! but Mr B had had spent quite some time spinning it over on the starter by the time it ran...…..and the oil is surprisingly clean. In fact it does look like it was well looked after (mechanically anyway)before being laid up. Everywhere is well greased and even the handbrake quadrant are free. In fact all work required is due to being stood really......and rust of course! Its a nice car...……….
  15. alf892

    The 405 News

    It's fucked! Has this got the steel pipe that runs just to front of the engine low down?
  16. Lovely cars.......I just sold mine last week after 2 years and nearly 30,000 miles. Jag rads seem to like to bulge at the bottom with time.....mine was like it (replaced 6 days before selling!) and the x350 that replaced it is the same.
  17. I think Esasy start is misleading..........put enough in and you dont need a spark to ignite it.......compression is enough. If the plugs are dry after spinning over then it has to be fuel........and if you have fuel pressure (enough?) in the rail then you need to find out if the injectors are getting a signal as per Dave Q's post...……...as long as there isn't some aftermarket immobiliser that's kicked in
  18. That mondeo estate you were lusting after?
  19. What with a part worn clutch in it and everything else condition unknown? Yeah that would make a lot of sense...... If you like the car fix it with a clutch kit
  20. do the jobs over a couple of weekends yourself...……….not a lot of parts there. worth keeping if body is good and certainly too good to throw away. other opinions are available but they are wrong!
  21. If I knew someone who wanted a clutch fitting in the current weather I'd be booked up for the next 10 weeks or so to!
  22. alf892

    Wobstang II

    Yes carry on........it's a proper thread and there aren't enough of those. Re carb.......throw it away and just use a bucket with a hole in the bottom
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