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by stevemarl
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

Mc Tool wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:14 pm
after watching "the chaser " and other UK quizz shows ,it would seem a good many of you dont know much about New Zealand
Hamish, I`ve seen contestants who thought the capital of France was Italy so really it`s not just antipodean nescience ;)
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: traction bars.
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: traction bars.

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:17 pm
that's £525 for four brackets and two threaded bars?
When you put it like that...
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Changing valve stem seals is very worth it
Replies: 16
Views: 4159

Re: Changing valve stem seals is very worth it

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393501870389?epid=16017010361&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item5b9e8a0935:g:n0QAAOSwuWxhFS14&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACoPYe5NmHp%252B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSU8qUIAeVPdz29zRlje3Lg72GXEDQ9IXA3J%252FI7yt8HMeVNxzRvVf9h5nUAjMuaT9VTgA1jCPLUEjp%252BfTRAv0PBCpz6TVoMH9oTUiqrVM0D8tp...
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If you think you`ve got problems...
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: If you think you`ve got problems...

Bug wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:56 pm
(Probably only me who sees that, sorry.
Oh no you`re not - could have been cloned!
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: If you think you`ve got problems...
Replies: 2
Views: 97

If you think you`ve got problems...

Spare a thought for the multi-talented Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham reportedly turned to the professionals for help and checked into a wellness clinic after feeling insecure over her diminishing appeal. The former Spice Girls singer used to always come up on headlines, either because of her ma...
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Confusion over wiring for starter motor
Replies: 39
Views: 2390

Re: Confusion over wiring for starter motor

That`s really good :D :D - and thanks for the update, an awful lot of stories never get an ending, happy or otherwise!
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 225

Re: A bit of fun...

You mean the big round `inverted dish` thing in the middle? I think it IS needed as it limits upwards travel for the joint, it will hit the bottom of the rubber. Obviously, most of the time the weight of the `box is pressing downwards but on odd occasions, bumps etc, you dont want it to be jumping u...
by stevemarl
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 225

Re: A bit of fun...

Why not Nick, looks really smart that. I would say `the finishing touch` - but I doubt it will be ;)
by stevemarl
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 225

Re: A bit of fun...

Gearbox mount?
by stevemarl
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT 32PS
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: ESRT 32PS

pbar wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:08 pm
Welcome to the forum Craig.
Oh yeah, sorry - and that too ;)
by stevemarl
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: ESRT 32PS
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: ESRT 32PS

by stevemarl
Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: M16 brake calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: M16 brake calipers

Only because, in theory, the fluid channel between the 2 halves *may* leak after reassembly - although I`m sure I read that it`s not really a problem. It can`t be that hard can it?
by stevemarl
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A proper f***ing rant!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 204

A proper f***ing rant!!!

Absolutely unbelievable. Speechless. The world`s gone f***ing crazy!
https://www.aol.co.uk/entertainment/dea ... 08388.html
by stevemarl
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?

Major_Tom wrote:
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:49 am
weld in 3cm spacer made from a couple of old baked bean tins.
It has to be Heinz though - Tesco`s aren`t the same quality, and it IS safety related after all.
by stevemarl
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: fuel pump

Have you tried taking the petrol cap off and listening for a hiss? It is possible that the tank vent is blocked and creating a partial vacuum to pull the fuel back through. Excellent!!!! I would never have thought of that: see how important it is that people such as yourself Martin, continue contri...
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Fuel issue
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Fuel issue

Mc Tool wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:31 am
I think the max pressure is 3-4.5 psi ,
I think that`s about the same as the mechanical pump, but obviously it will have filled the float by the time you turn the starter, problem solved!. (You don`t want too much pressure for a carb as it could cause flooding if needle valve`s not 100%)
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: fuel pump

They all have to have non return valves, that`s how they work. Diaphragm goes up, sucks in, through inlet valve . Diaphragm goes down, inlet valve closes, 2nd, outlet valve allows fuel out. Repeat. Some, like the genuine Ford AC ones have rubber seals around valve which work better: the Pierburg for...
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?

FYI, I have good used original Laser springs, they are 34cm high. New aftermarket, standard rate and height, are 37cm so to keep your ride height with 145 springs they would need to be shorter than that. (if original were, say 115lb, then the 145s will need 30% more weight to `deflect` or squash by ...
by stevemarl
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Should I be concerned about the difference in Spring Height?

It would be useful if you could measure the heights? If the new springs are both longer AND stiffer then it really must sit higher. They will, of course, compress somewhat - but at 145lbs they will compress LESS than the standard ones. Assuming your old ones ARE standard , not lowered? Measure them....
by stevemarl
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Using Metal Weld On Diff Cover?

if a 10mm socket is a bit loose, do you have any imperial ones, (3/8" is about 9.5mm) that may be a tighter fit?