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by stevemarl
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: MK3 fuel tank breather valve
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: MK3 fuel tank breather valve

The breather valve is just that, it allows air into the tank to replace the fuel leaving it, preventing a partial vacuum. It`s one way so air can get IN but fumes can`t get out; there`s no `non-return` valve sas such in the system (apart from the valves in the pump but they`re not 100%) Seems to be ...
by stevemarl
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E Scooter Rental
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: E Scooter Rental

Andy,
I agree, everyone on the road seems to have lost the `fear`, respect or whatever, it`s just ALL gone downhill.
by stevemarl
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E Scooter Rental
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: E Scooter Rental

The only downside to these is the very low centre of gravity which means you must hold the `handlebar` making it impossible to text, keep hands in pockets etc, whereas on a bike: https://i.postimg.cc/GmYD40mF/lostock-nob.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Qtb1C7hG/nob-urmston-anr.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/gJQs...
by stevemarl
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Accelerator cable and engine paint
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Accelerator cable and engine paint

Your biggest problem will be the exhaust manifold as that gets far, far hotter than any other part, plus the expansion/shrinking, tends to make it tough for any paint to last. Otherwise all the above is good advice.e
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E10 (?!) petrol
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: E10 (?!) petrol

I *believe* part of the problem is that whereas petrol and water are not miscible, ethanol and water are. This enables water to enter the fuel tank (in an ethanol `Trojan Horse`) which can then contaminate the system, causing corrosion where it wouldn`t occur previously. This is A theory which seeme...
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: White Goods
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: White Goods

Same situation as you! I keep promising myself a S1 Elan or something, or some kind of Cobra (replica) would that not fill your needs? I agree there`s absolutely nothing new now that`s of any interesst: as you rightly say, `white goods`, which I find very depressing - I too remember when cars were a...
by stevemarl
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E10 (?!) petrol
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: E10 (?!) petrol

Ethanol might well be the saviour of internal combustion engines. Its NOT a fossil fuel, but to use it as a 1:1 replacement for all petroleum and diesel fuels won't work as you can't grow enough crops to produce sufficient volumes (I might be wrong though, you might be able to digest all sorts of s...
by stevemarl
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New fuel implications for pinto engine and fuel system

There are additives which have been tested & approved by FBHVC to neutralise the corrosive properties (apparently it can destroy plating inside fuel tanks etc) Frost sell one https://www.frost.co.uk/ethomix-corrosion-inhibitor-additive-ethanol-protection/. Other than that, yes, while it`s down repla...
by stevemarl
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Stop the destruction of our passion
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Stop the destruction of our passion

This thing? https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1298234/new-car-scrappage-scheme-government-electric-discount-petrol-diesel-ownerso I wouldn`t worry too much, like last time, It won`t be mandatory and nobody with a cherished vehicle is going to scrap it for £6k: £600k I might think about it, b...
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Accelerator Pedal Play
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Accelerator Pedal Play

Never mind that, when you can get NOS ones on ebay fo a bargain price :roll:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-ESCORT- ... SwROtesaCY

(They`ve actually sold one too.)
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rocker arm modification?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Rocker arm modification?

Are they not usually case hardened? In which case you`d need to do whatever mods (if even possible) and then find somewhere that can `re-harden` the contact surfaces. The problem would be if a tip broke off at high revs :shock: ?
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Sunroof Handle
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: Sunroof Handle

Thanks to both of you for that, that`s pretty much what I thought, it`s just good to have it confirmed.
Cheers,
Steve
by stevemarl
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Sunroof Handle
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: Sunroof Handle

he one on the left is what I had purchased which doesn't have a notch cut out of it, and I was spending ages in the car wondering why it wouldn't fit in. Luckily I had kept the old base and stump of what was left of my handle which has a notch cut out of it so I took the pin out of the handle and s...
by stevemarl
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What is this....
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: What is this....

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:34 pm
Dunno but it looks like something big has run over it
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by stevemarl
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: What is this....
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: What is this....

Number plates???
Could it just be photoshopped?
by stevemarl
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parcel shelf mk3
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Parcel shelf mk3

That`s in good nick overall; just that damaged corner, but a bit of skilfully applied filler and halfords vinyl paint it`ll be as good as new. Interesting to see what it goes for as other than the aforementioned it really does look mint.
by stevemarl
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Insurance Value
Replies: 32
Views: 701

Re: Insurance Value

Bux657 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:29 am
so I only really hear about the hot rod and VW shows
I`m sure they`d let you in? Add a touch of class?
by stevemarl
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Parcel shelf mk3
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Parcel shelf mk3

£67, less if you join: https://www.capriclub.co.uk/Mk_3_Parcel_Shelf_Grey--product--353.html You need to supply your own fittings (rubber lip, front support rod, strings etc) from yours/a donor card, and it comes as a bare GRP moulding without carpets. Or you may find a new OE one on ebay for £900.
by stevemarl
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT's extended for six months
Replies: 56
Views: 3177

Re: MOT's extended for six months

As many people have said for years, should scrap tax and put it on fuel, so the more you drive the more you pay. Never understood why they didn`t do that years ago: impossible to evade and you`ll save all the salaries of all the people involved in operating the road tax system. What`s the downside?...
by stevemarl
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: MOT's extended for six months
Replies: 56
Views: 3177

Re: MOT's extended for six months

Andrew, , maybe I`m being a bit thick, but doesn`t that mean you may as well scrap the car as you`ll never be able to get it back on the road: can`t tax without MOT and you can`t take it for an MOT without tax? Has something changed as it didn`t used to work like that? :? Surely, if they DID prosecu...