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kevin the chicken

Member Since 04 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:32 PM

#384846 Sump Gasket Sealants

Posted by kevin the chicken on 13 May 2018 - 02:46 PM

I use wynns black rtv gasket sealant. Comes in quite a big tube so it is not the cheapest but it's good stuff.

#384412 Tie Bar Conversion

Posted by kevin the chicken on 07 May 2018 - 04:34 PM

Richard did mine for me and I was well pleased with the difference it made. I did the shockers and springs at the same time. Not only was the ride better but so was the steering, it seems to turn in much better.

#384370 Help - Squealing Sound

Posted by kevin the chicken on 06 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

I always said if my car couldn't manage a rolling road session I wouldn't be confident using it on the road. Mine has been on the rollers twice without problem. I would rather find out a problem when it was in a shed off the highway than 100 miles from home on a motorway. It ran better afterwards both times and last time gained a big chunk of power that I would never have found. Don't be scared, get it on the rollers.

#383066 Good/bad Review

Posted by kevin the chicken on 16 April 2018 - 08:11 PM

Success. Screen arrived this afternoon as promised, refit and back on the road this weekend.

#382263 Vacuum Hose

Posted by kevin the chicken on 22 March 2018 - 03:05 PM

I've used silicone hose from auto silicone hoses from ebay. In fact I've used it for all my engine hoses water, oil and vacuum with no issues so far. I much prefer it over rubber as it's more supple which means it's easier to get over things which is important when your arm is bent in three angles it's not supposed to. Also available in a selection of colours

#382063 Facet Fuel Pump For Pinto 2.0L

Posted by kevin the chicken on 18 March 2018 - 09:12 AM

As bob said enough flow there but you certainly don't want any more than 3psi or you will have problems with leaks from the carbs. I fitted a pressure regulator and it cured my leaking problems. If you do decide to fit one, install it as close to the carbs as you can to get the correct pressure. I was a bit tucked up for space so I fitted mine away from the carbs but temporarily installed a pressure gauge next to the carbs for set up only.
I often wonder if I should carry a spare pump as they are not that expensive and there seem to be a few problems with them.

#382037 One Week Into Ownership And She Is Already Taking Shape.

Posted by kevin the chicken on 17 March 2018 - 01:32 PM

I'm on your side with the spare, I think it gives the car a more modern look with the back being clear. I don't have one in the right size anyway so I just carry a can of tyre weld. Don't know if it would work or not but if not then I'd have to use the AA. Not only that but it is a lot cheaper to lose weight than gain horsepower. Gives me an excuse to drive around in just a thong anyway!

#381976 Can Anybody Identify This?

Posted by kevin the chicken on 15 March 2018 - 09:31 PM

There must be some numbers or a name on it. Google is your friend there, I did the same with some tractor lights. The name was unfamiliar but a bit of research found the company had been bought out by britax. Looked on their website and bingo.

#381951 Robin Hood Nosecone Badge

Posted by kevin the chicken on 15 March 2018 - 03:01 PM

Think you can still buy the yellow one from gbs or at least you could two or three years ago.

#381567 Series 7 Windscreen Frame

Posted by kevin the chicken on 11 March 2018 - 12:15 PM

So it was just stuck on with the silkaflex and no screws? I suppose it can't go anywhere once fitted. That is the sort of low tech solution I like. Still enjoying the engine bob, haven't pushed anywhere near it's rev limit don't need to its so torquey. I am going to check that pressure relief valve every time I change the oil as I have found any easy way to screw it back in against the spring, I reckon I can do it in a couple of minutes

#381503 Council Tax Rant

Posted by kevin the chicken on 09 March 2018 - 03:28 PM

I think it's the same most places to one degree or another. Ours keeps creeping up year on year. The recycling centre we had went and the money saved went to upgrading the one in the neighbouring towns 7 miles away. The free service we had to empty our garden waste bins is now subscription only, the police station has gone leaving cash machine robbers ten minutes clear time before anybody can get here on blue lights. The council offices have gone, just a few things I can think of.
We have got a couple of very good schools though and not a single traffic light and parking is still free.

#381455 Birthdays

Posted by kevin the chicken on 08 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

Your not the only one who looks. I look because I can't remember when it is.

#380960 Best Waterproofer

Posted by kevin the chicken on 20 February 2018 - 04:50 PM

Was that a dugout canoe bob? I am surprised at how cheap you can pick up an industrial sewing machine, some of them look seriously heavy duty items. I'll let Claire research the best buy and then you can all measure your cars up and I'll get her to run a few off!!

#380832 ****sold Robin Hood 2B For Sale *****

Posted by kevin the chicken on 16 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

Well done. Straight away you have got confidence in your car and now the good weather is to come. Hopefully

#380178 Aldi Sunday

Posted by kevin the chicken on 27 January 2018 - 09:28 AM

Certainly not in stainless!