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by pbar
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 163

Re: Electric fuel pump

The car of mine that has this issue would quite happily drain and flatten battery after battery if I let it That is a definite problem your car has, obviously. It should only take a few seconds of cranking for the fuel to be delivered and the car to spring into action. After you have done a ton of ...
by pbar
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 163

Re: Electric fuel pump

Everytime it happens the carb is bone dry - no petrol what so ever in the carb That's quite normal if the car hasn't been driven for a while, mine's the same, everyone's will be. But, my car can still start first time (with choke flaps closed), albeit a little longer with the cranking as the fuel i...
by pbar
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 163

Re: Electric fuel pump

Just have a read of my post again Wayne if you have time, it isn't a problem, that's what I was saying. And that maybe the cars which won't start have something else which isn't helping the issue?
by pbar
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electric fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 163

Re: Electric fuel pump

Are you guys sure that something else isn't wrong here. I mean, I drive my car frequently all year round, but there can be periods of a few weeks when I haven't, but even then it can start first time (assuming the choke flaps are closed), and yes it can take a little longer to start as the fuel trav...
by pbar
Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper.
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Brake caliper.

Allan mcl wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:34 pm Thanks for the replies, I have ordered a kit which is due on Monday so will try and make a start this weekend.

Good one, just keep asking questions on this thread if you need to, you will soon have it sorted.
by pbar
Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper.
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Brake caliper.

No one has yet pointed out that once one piston has popped out you will need to refit it and clamp it in place to get the other one out. I used that method last time, although previously I have popped one piston out then put my thumb over the hole to pop the other out. Plenty of rags in there to tr...
by pbar
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake caliper.
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Brake caliper.

My front caliper is sticking on slightly,there is a slight noise which goes off after about five miles if I don't touch the brakes. I've had this too. Defintely take the calipers off and pop the pistons out, as Peter suggests, clean them all up and grease them up using the correct grease, makes a w...
by pbar
Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover - Any Model
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Rocker Cover - Any Model

Bug wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:39 pm "Ah, the alternator's knackered". "No worries, we have a spare" says the driver. Back comes the reply, "No, it's got a con-rod through it".

Hehe, now that's definitely worthy of the 'Piston Broke' award Martin!
by pbar
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover - Any Model
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Rocker Cover - Any Model

A thousand thank you's Tom, arrived and all fine and dandy. Very pleased with that, appreciated.
by pbar
Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The Queen RIP
Replies: 43
Views: 713

Re: The Queen RIP

She was so incredibly faultless, throughout all of those long years. The perfect monarch, can't imagine there has ever, or will ever, be another like her.
by pbar
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Seen everything now
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: Seen everything now

I had a small black and white TV in my bedroom Paul Did it put you off a chicken ? I look away when David Attenborough does his programmes now and a animal is killed :lol: It would take more than that to put me off my food Jason :) However, it has stayed with me all this time so I guess there is so...
by pbar
Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Seen everything now
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: Seen everything now

When channel 4 first come out ( can’t remeber date ) but late 80s when they had a over 18 film on you would get a triangle in the top right of the screen . Does anybody remember that ? Yes, I recall the warning triangle Jason. Can't remember the film I watched once, but it had a chicken being slaug...
by pbar
Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Seen everything now
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: Seen everything now

andyd wrote: Tue Sep 06, 2022 6:00 pm 40 + years ago there were better programmes on 4 channels than the 100 + available now :headscratch:

Spot on. And that's why I'm still watching them, frequently/daily. Same goes for music too.
by pbar
Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover - Any Model
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Rocker Cover - Any Model

Thank you Andy. I'm reluctant to put my own pics up these days, but you never know. Apart from 1st place, there are other trophies too. For the overall loser (I've got my eye on that one!), for the 'best dressed', i.e. customised/paint job, and one called the 'Piston Broke' trophy, which is given to...
by pbar
Fri Sep 02, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Check those pipes…
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Check those pipes…

The fuel/ethanol doesn't come into contact with the outside of the hoses, and that's what has perished in the pic. it is something else that's caused that, or/and poor quality of the hoses as mentioned.
by pbar
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Check those pipes…
Replies: 17
Views: 467

Re: Check those pipes…

The chap in my local garage has told me that he's seen very rapid deterioration of rubber pipes due to ethanol. When I see comments like that it tends to get my cynical roll eyes going. Not with you Andrew, but with your garage chap, he can't know that it's down to the ethanol can he, he can't do, ...
by pbar
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: How much
Replies: 44
Views: 2997

Re: How much

Even Andrew can't agree that's reasonable :headscratch: :) :D It's a good job Andrew's such a good sport, with all this talk of gardeners, servants, maids, richness, mansions and high-cost-reasonableness. It's only in jest, I know for sure he's really a normal down to earth working class geezer. (H...
by pbar
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sound levels
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Sound levels

Hehe. That's just it you see, you have to keep reminding yourself as it's become so normalised. I reckon Bernie Ecclestone has the same problem.
by pbar
Wed Aug 31, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Rocker Cover - Any Model
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Rocker Cover - Any Model

That's superb Tom, you're a star. Will send you a PM later. So true about the extra weight! Winner at the last event filled his with batteries. I already have some wheels and custom paint job in mind, and it shall be named Tom (was also my Dad's name) All in good fun, and charity, although some take...
by pbar
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Sound levels
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Sound levels

The loudest thing on earth is the lawnmower belonging to the bloke next door. Especially when he cuts the grass at 9 PM when I've got to get up early the next morning. :banghead: :lol: Andrew. Due to the size of your stately home your next door neighbour must be several miles away! Are you sure tha...