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by Mr B
Sun Aug 14, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Just a heads up

Yeah , just short bits , maybe 2" long at either end of the main and return fuel line . I think my main fuel hose is plastic.😁 Spot on Hamish. Now that you mention it, does that plastic fuel line need to be or is it ethanol resistant or does ethanol only attack the rubber parts in the system, ...
by Mr B
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Just a heads up

IIRC that material type fuel line is used in 2 places on a MK2/3 Capri fitted with a carburettor, at the back - it makes the join from the metal fuel sender pipes to the main fuel lines (may only be 1 line if the car doesn't have a fuel return) and at the front where the main lines connect to the me...
by Mr B
Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Just a heads up

Hi Hamish,

Fuel leak fixed lol

Replaced the 'chewed bit' with R9, don't quote me on this but the old fuel line had like a material type braiding around it, perhaps it was this stuff that attracted the little shits..
by Mr B
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just a heads up
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Just a heads up

Hi all, As the title says this is just a heads up. I have a Mk 1 GXL parked in a garage in my back garden, she has been in there a while and all of a sudden my partner and I started to smell petrol emanating from the garage, so went in the garage and could find no evidence of leaks but the garage is...
by Mr B
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: wide tyres for 13" wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: wide tyres for 13" wheels

Major_Tom wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:23 pm It is getting silly trying to find good 13s. It's the only reason I bought 14" wheels.
:agree:

There are a lot more products available for 14's including raised white letter BF Goodrich :heart:
by Mr B
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: wide tyres for 13" wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: wide tyres for 13" wheels

Hi mate,

Try Northants tyres in Aldershot, if they don't have them they might be able to point you in the right direction.

Wayne
by Mr B
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Happy Birthday Jason

Have a good one mate - Birthday or not Pinto engines suck! :xd:
by Mr B
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steel timing gear noise
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Steel timing gear noise

Major_Tom wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:25 am So I guess the takeaway from all this is .. Metal Gear Solid 🙃
Jesus! That is terrible lol
by Mr B
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Electrical Fire

Ok well turns out that wasn't the problem then!?!?! Went to start the car again today and it started hissing pretty quickly Had to rush out to just changed cars at the time, but have just been out again to have a look and have discovered that the clock had stopped, put the key in and turned to posi...
by Mr B
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steel timing gear noise
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Steel timing gear noise

£235 Inc postage. There is one on ebay at £205 but ebay is ebay isn't it. Could be the same one though. Its at home so when I get home this evening I will take a pic and post it up. Very fast delivery, over night really UPS I think that's a good price to be honest mate especially as it could save y...
by Mr B
Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Electrical Fire

Ok well turns out that wasn't the problem then!?!?! Went to start the car again today and it started hissing pretty quickly Had to rush out to just changed cars at the time, but have just been out again to have a look and have discovered that the clock had stopped, put the key in and turned to posi...
by Mr B
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steel timing gear noise
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Steel timing gear noise

Thanks everyone. I have ordered a kit from Ric Wood. He says the kits he sells are dead quiet whilst the steel gears are noisy so it appears these are good and also not breakable. Cheers Mark Dare I ask how much the kit was.... £235 Inc postage. There is one on ebay at £205 but ebay is ebay isn't i...
by Mr B
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake line colour
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Brake line colour

Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass insect cull of the whole route and finally 'wax and polish stations' every 30 miles :lol: Wayne Joking aside I went to a car show a couple of years ago and a car arrived under its own...
by Mr B
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Steel timing gear noise
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Steel timing gear noise

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:00 pm Thanks everyone.

I have ordered a kit from Ric Wood. He says the kits he sells are dead quiet whilst the steel gears are noisy so it appears these are good and also not breakable.

Cheers
Mark
Dare I ask how much the kit was....
by Mr B
Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake line colour
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Brake line colour

You lot seriously need to actually get out and drive the things! :xd: :xd: :xd: Could not agree more, you will be driving to Cologne next to put the correct air in the tyres :xd: Only if the weather is guaranteed to be sunny with zero chance of rain, my chosen route swept to perfection, a mass inse...
by Mr B
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 597

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

There is talk of running thinner oil in winter isnt there, but it doesn't make much sense to me as the engine has this habit of warming up to operating temperature after a few minutes regardless of the season 🤔 I'm with you on this, I bought a 3 litre Capri quite a while back and the owner had been...
by Mr B
Mon Jul 25, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Brake line colour
Replies: 23
Views: 408

Re: Brake line colour

Bug wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:12 pm You lot seriously need to actually get out and drive the things! :xd: :xd: :xd:
I do!! lol

This particular car is special though so I'm going the extra mile with her but have to admit I'm not to keen on this detailing stuff! 😔
by Mr B
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 597

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

Mine has been run on only 20 / 50 through all seasons with high pressure oil pump for 12ish years. Bearings all good thus far👍 It did put a pinhole in the oil spray bar a few years ago though.. but could have just been a crap patterned part. Was still delivering oil though... more than it was suppo...
by Mr B
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Electrical Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Electrical Fire

Major_Tom wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:47 am Blimey, glad it wasnt worse. Can't help with the fault though as electrics to me are an alien world of dark magic.
:agree: Electrics are alien to me as well, should it have not blown a fuse before it got to the stage of fire/burning?

Wayne
by Mr B
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks
Replies: 27
Views: 597

Re: Valvoline VR1 is the dogs bollocks

I have read that too much pressure pushes the oil through the bearings to quickly and in doing so the oil doesn't absorb enough of the heat generated by the bearings before it gets pushed out. I think a lot of people prefer a higher pressure reading on the gauge as its normally associated with an en...