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  1. OK, deleted. It's a fair point. Can't delete it from your quote of my post though!
  2. Apparently it just warms up the cat - something to do with emissions - or something like that, anyway, but it's not really used during normal driving.
  3. Thanks for the update - mine is loose on its mounts as well and like you say, easy enough to access by hand but does look like it'd be a pain to get out. I think it'd have to come out from below. I've just been running with it unplugged and the EML on but will have to do something about it come February when the MOT is due. I'm inclined to go down the route of programming it out, the car doesn't seem to work any differently with it disconnected other than no longer sounding like a 747 preparing for takeoff when starting from cold.
  4. I found via the owner's group that it is unique but I've found a chap who sells both cylinders and seal kits. I'm going to try a seal kit first, general consensus is they usually come around OK. It's only £11 so worth a shot and I'd quite like to have a go at rebuilding it.
  5. Even better, turns out you can still get seal kits for them. Problem solved.
  6. The new seal and ring combined with a splodge of hylomar seems to have done the trick, no more drips. This is good, as it means her royal brownness is back on the road. I celebrated by putting £20 of Asda's finest in it and then driving about running a few errands and apart from the alternator belt being a bit noisy, it behaved perfectly. It's running superbly now that the fuel isn't 50% sand. However, it is a Princess so to redress the balance, the clutch master (slave?) cylinder started leaking. Looking at it, I cant understand why. It looks immaculate and totally
  7. Didn't early 75s have black sills? Factory original tide mark!
  8. Cheers, I have ordered a new MGB seal and locking ring for the heady price of £2.99 and a tube of blue Hylomar - hopefully that'll all be here at the weekend and I can get enough decent weather to see if it sorts the issue. Especially given that it has the wrong sender installed, I don't want to seal it in too permanently if I can help it but my main concern is to make it seal. It did before so it can again!
  9. Thanks, that is useful to know. I think you're right, I bent the tabs in but they did seem a bit too flexible. Fingers crossed once it's on and sealed it can stay on!
  10. Love it! More please, I need to live vicariously through this thread seeing as my Marbella - basically a Mk1 Panda - never got to be roadworthy.
  11. I'll have to pull it back out and measure it, typical BL it seems they are different across the ranges. There's plenty listed but none specifically for the Princess, one of them is bound to fit though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MARINA-ITAL-ALLEGRO-FUEL-TANK-SENDER-UNIT-LOCK-RING-SEAL-5E8/26464708179
  12. Thanks, good shout, looks like blue Hylomar would work, that's listed as petrol-resistant. Cheers!
  13. I still can't drive it, the sender unit's leaking where it clamps to the petrol tank. It's one where you hammer it around to engage in some tabs that are supposed to clamp it tight the harder it's pushed round but it doesn't seem to be working, I suspect the rubber seal is too hard to be of much use and besides which I am pretty sure it's not the right sender for the car, it has to be rotated round so the pickup tube is at the bottom of the tank but when you do that, the float is on its side and can't move, as per the photos from when I first took the tank apart a couple of pages back.
  14. He's done good! It's even a decent match given the state of the rest of the car and the likelihood it has already been repainted at least once before.
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