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I love Fords.

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:17 pm

..got mine running today with the aid of a friend whacking the starter motor whilst I cranked it. After a couple of mins, I though, gosh, sounds more tappety than I remember. So went to have a look and the oil pressure gauge fitting had decided to rupture catastrophically. Lost all the oil from the sump by the time I shut it off. Hopefully top end is ok :|

My mate temporarily blanked it off with a .177 ball bearing.

This is the 10th time something unusual has burst or broken, but thoughfully, my car almost always does it at home with the bonnet up, which I think is quite considerate of it.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:31 pm

I tend to classify these situations as the joys of motoring ! :)
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Post by stevemarl » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 pm

I`ve often thought that a warning light (or buzzer) would be a good idea as a back up to the pressure gauge. By tthe fitting, do you mean the threaded adaptor into the block or the pipe itself (just so I know what to keep an eye on.)?

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Post by Mc Tool » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:34 am

Mine must have blown the pipe off behind the dash ......oil everywhere ,keeps the dust down I guess๐Ÿ˜‰
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Post by stevemarl » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 am

Mc Tool wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:34 am
Mine must have blown the pipe off behind the dash ......oil everywhere ,keeps the dust down I guess๐Ÿ˜‰
Something to look forward to. :cry:

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Post by Major_Tom » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:46 am

stevemarl wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 pm
I`ve often thought that a warning light (or buzzer) would be a good idea as a back up to the pressure gauge. By tthe fitting, do you mean the threaded adaptor into the block or the pipe itself (just so I know what to keep an eye on.)?
The threaded adapter :?
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Post by stevemarl » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am

Cheers!

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Post by Mc Tool » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm

Just been thinkin , isn't that threaded adaptor fairly close to the starter motor ....the one your friend was "whacking".....
Im thinkin stevemari , that unless you try to yank the dash out without disconnecting the tube ,or like to whack your starter (with a non specified implement ) you might not have much to worry about ๐Ÿ˜†
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Post by Major_Tom » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:31 pm

Mc Tool wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Just been thinkin , isn't that threaded adaptor fairly close to the starter motor ....the one your friend was "whacking".....
Im thinkin stevemari , that unless you try to yank the dash out without disconnecting the tube ,or like to whack your starter (with a non specified implement ) you might not have much to worry about ๐Ÿ˜†
...........hang on.. you might be on to something there.. :cigar: its certainly in the area of operations.
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Post by Mc Tool » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:19 am

Major_Tom wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:31 pm
Mc Tool wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Just been thinkin , isn't that threaded adaptor fairly close to the starter motor ....the one your friend was "whacking".....
Im thinkin stevemari , that unless you try to yank the dash out without disconnecting the tube ,or like to whack your starter (with a non specified implement ) you might not have much to worry about ๐Ÿ˜†


...........hang on.. you might be on to something there.. :cigar: its certainly in the area of operations.
Oh yeah ,I know all about penis fingered mates ,I have several , they keep me in beer , Haagen strong 500ml at the mo , on about my 4th .....which is a hoot on one leg ๐Ÿ˜†
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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