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  2. Thin metals of what-ever alloy mostly need TIG welding by an expert --- if you wish to avoid pin-holes all around the joint. Been there-- done it -- FAILED
  3. I thought I could weld directly to the tank, however, with a trial piece of SS of the same thickness as the tank I soon found the limits of my MIG welding skills. The tank seams are welded by bringing the edges together as deep seams that are welded at the edge, this removes the problem of blow through and reduces potential warping.
  4. Bought it from eBay. Very good service and a great price.
  5. Have a look at this but you need to identify which system you have. Everything you need to know should be there. https://nw.rhocar.org/Ford ignition systems.htm
  6. Yesterday
  7. I am looking at the wiring loom for the 2b and the new loom seems to make sense. It looks like I need to take some things from the old loom so that the 2.0 pinto (carburettor) ESC module has its own circuit for the engine. I don't fully understand what this module is for other than is seems to do something with the distributor. Does anyone have a list of the stuff it must connect to for the engine to work?
  8. Looking really good, you'll be praying for some decent weather when it's finished. What is the black trim you have on the side panel, been looking for something like that but exhaustive searches have only really produced one option which I don't think will look as nice.
  9. Does anyone have the plans for fitting wet weather gear to an Exmo?
  10. Random

    Fuel tank seal

    Thanks for the information. I was considering making a stainless steel pipe and getting it welded to the tank as opposed to bolting it. Will have to consider the options.
  11. The Exmo that I am rebuilding had the same filler design using original Sierra grommet and filler pipe. It worked well for all the time I had it on the road. Dismantling for the rebuild I saw that the grommet had hardened and would need replacing, so I looked for a new one....... the cost as you have probably found is now north of £30 if you can find one. I resent having to pay lots for something so simple. So I have made and fitted my own filler pipe by making a flanged tube and bolting it to the tank. I copied an idea I saw for sale on the web for ones made in aluminium, but wanted stainless
  12. fry61

    Fuel tank seal

    Was just a single giant grommet back in 2011 -- it was a Ford original part though -- not an after market one. Fit the grommet to the tank & with a little help from some lubrication the filler pipe just pushed in. Not seen or had any reason to doubt it's still doing its job.
  13. I think that 45’s are overkill on a 1.6. A well set up 32/36 or bike carbs would be a better option. 45’s would normally be used on a well breathed on 2 litre. If you’re looking for instant power I’d look at upgrading to a 2.0 pinto first. At least all of the ancillaries will swap right over.
  14. Hi has anyone fitted a 1.6 pinto with Webber 45s successfully? running standard carb at the moment but have been offered some 45s that were on an RS2000 about 30 years ago but there are in great condition? I’ve never worked on a car engines much before. More four and 2 stroke bikes so not that well informed on the subject. what sort of power would you expect if 45s were installed?
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    Fuel tank seal

    Ok. So the part originally came from the donor car? How is this fitted, looks like the main grommet is pushed in, then the o ring is pushed in to the gap to take up the slack, then push the pipe in?
  17. fry61

    Fuel tank seal

    There are several" Sierra fuel filler pipe seals" listed on e-bay --- it's what I used on Florin --- price seems to have gone skywards since though.
  18. You're doing a great job, considering you are working in the drive. Only managed a few hours outside to-day due to low temperature.
  19. I am looking for a way to seal where the filler pipe enters the original 2b fuel tank. The previous owner seems to have destroyed the rubber that was there when trying to install. Anyone know where I can get a replacement or an alternative?
  20. thank for that. We had to alter the water inlet on the manifold, a mate of mine said while he had manifold he could do what you suggested. so thanks again,
  21. I see what you mean about "steamer", very handy. Yes I am planning on fitting the windscreen, just need to sort out wipers, washers and heater. Just been trying to treat the rust. Using a product called Corroseal that also acts as a primer. Might need a few coats though.
  22. Personally I don't think it is worth the money to build a mildly tuned pinto, you are better off putting that money to either a different engine or, a more ambitious pinto build.
  23. Found another @ £24.99 eBay item number: 264171044143
  24. Thanks for the snap of the tie bar, also searching for "Steamer" in the forums gives loads of useful references to EXMO mods of all sorts. I also notice that your Exmo does not have a windscreen, do you plan to fit one ?
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