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  1. Our usual venue The Malt Shovel is now open so we can try having our meeting next Wednesday 26th May from 7PM. I'm at the venue now checking out the format and am drinking inside. Basically we can meet inside which is set out for tables of 4 to 6 people up to around 40 people. You must wear a mask when you enter and sign in with Track and Track app or give your details at the front desk. Once seated, masks can come off while you remain seated. It's table service only (we ordered drinks at the desk then sat down). After this you probably need to mask up and attract the barman's attent
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  2. Great weekend was worth the 4 1/2 hour drive up in traffic jams. only my son could fall asleep in Matt’s Zero!!!!!! Great drive out just should have told Andi there was a hole behind his seat..... Thanks for organising this Tractor. Roll on Santa Pod
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  3. I've added the date and location to the thread title so it stands out a bit more.
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  4. Someone will get a bargain, looks like a really good car. Times like this I wish I had more space or an old barn.
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  5. I have found a campsite which should suit all our needs. https://belvoirestateholidays.com/camping/ we are booking on for 13/8/2021 for 3 nights on a grass pitch. There is a nice pub onsite along side the Canal, with views of Belvoir Casle should anyone want to visit. If you follow the link to book a pitch. I will arrange a run-out to either https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/ or https://www.bubblecarmuseum.co.uk/ I checked today and there were a number of pitches available but they could go soon if your interested book your pitch and post on here Cheers Kerry & Sharon
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  6. Yes, the light itself is an LED. I've since properly wired it, and it seems to have improved. I guess that my temporary connection/test wiring wasn't good enough, and now I've done it properly the [problem has evaporated
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  7. Were these the 3 main wires going to the connector for the ignition switch, red, black, black/yellow? If so I had a similar problem when the connector failed, I cut it off connected them up as seemed obvious but discovered it should have been Red to red, black to black/yellow and black/yellow to black/blue!
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  8. It *bleep* it down all day
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  9. Have you put a diode in the circuit ? If not the light could come on slightly if the alternator voltage is more than the voltage feeding the other side of the bulb. Normally they should be the same but depending on where the feed from the light comes from there could be a slight difference.
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  10. Just a thought. Initially you suspected that the starter was not disengaging. You might want to check that it is not re-engaging after the engine has started. Theoretically this is simply to disconnect the feed to the starter solenoid after the engine has started. In practise of course this difficult to do safely, one would probably need to add an extension to the wire that goes to the solenoid so that it can be disconnected easily without hands/spanners etc close to the running engine.
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  11. Hi Neil, A picture of how mine is connected. The pic shows the small lead to the chassis at the R/H side then the large lead from the Battery terminal to the starter motor mounting bolt engine earth.
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  12. Realy does sound like pos earth alternator. not that I know of any, in the 1960s some cars were positive earth for early germanium transistor radios but I think that they were all dynamo. When you read alternator volts what polarity do you get? do you get the same volts on ACvolts as DCvolts? It is a new alternator so most probably duff.
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  13. Assume you have a filament type bulb as a charge light?
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  14. 0k hard to be 100% sure without hearing it but the screeching is prob the alt belt not tight enough and when the alt is under load it’s slipping. That’s why when plugged it it’s drawing current not supplying
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  15. I knew someone would advise using the Mini/BMC type mechanism, it's just so obvious, the problem is with my attitude not to let the bone go, it's a case of "I've started so I'll finish syndrome" ISSIF. I have now extended the arm by 10mm and remounted the motor. The added sweep is not great but welcome. As Bob says I can see that if the slave arms are shortened then this gives a better "bang for the buck", also this has the advantage of choosing a different sweep for each wiper AND only one cut and weld on each arm AND the effect can be trialled by temporarily overlapping the cut arm to set t
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  16. Well I've manage 3 different area meets in just 8 days, Leics, Warks / Worcs / West Mids and Staffs so some things must be returning to normal. Also managed to get to the camping weekend over the Bank Holiday and meet new Wilts / Hants / Dorset Area Secretary Tony Godden who seems to be making good progress getting things moving in that part of the country. A few new members joined us in May and they are listed below, welcome to them and also thanks to the many people who have renewed their memberships for another year. Simon M Heckler Sa
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  17. Many thanks for a great day out Sunday, makes a change to see people out enjoying themselves. So enjoyed the drive out, just about managed to keep up with everyone. Andi have you tried phoning your number and fix that hole in the floor? Regards Martin
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  18. Yes, it was an absolute blast. Couldnt have asked for nicer weather or company. Anyone seen my phone ???
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  19. Thank for organising the camping and thank you to all who attended, great to see you all again. Brilliant drive out in convoy.
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  20. Force/pressure/strain (even a hamd held scenes will,do )etc.. gauge on the clutch pedal, then that's multiplied by the ratio of the clutch pedal, or even straight on to the clutch fork itself. t's so I can design a fixed mount for the slave cylinder, in terms of how thick steel plate I'd need, as the shape and where it mounts to is pretty much fixed. I also need to take into consideration the leverage between where the mounts for the plate and slave cylinder are. As without physically measuring is all a stab in the dark. If I can get the force needed to disengage the clutch if gives me a
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  21. Hi yes standard body. yes adjustable rebound. I will look and confirm if I have the springs on sat. 100% sure I do but want to confirm
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  22. Other issues to consider IMO: 1. What you will be using the car for? If it's track, then yes, 200+bhp is useful but for road use? Nah...I've been on blats with numerous V8-engined monsters and a 600bhp Ultima and I was never far behind, with my 150bhp Zetec. 2. Do you like working on the car or driving it? Fit a Zetec or MX5 engine and it will be relatively reliable, quick to do and you can spend time driving. Fit a fire-breathing turbo/V8 and you'll be working on it until retirement, trying to fit bits in, cooling the damn thing, replacing burnt-out clutches/tyres every year etc, e
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  23. I took the "uninteresting" VIN route, trying to follow the ISO standard as much as I could (as I understood it at the time, anyway!): The first 3 digits give indication of where the vehicle was made; UK vehicles start with "S", so I chose "S". The 3rd digit should be "9" if the manufacturer makes fewer than 500/year, so mines a "9". Digits 4 through to 9 indicate some general details of the vehicle type, so mine is "RH2B" with 2 other digits I chose but can't remember why (possibly something to do with the gearbox) Digits 10 to 17 indicate clear identification of the vehicle,
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  24. You're not understanding the correct usage of alcohol
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  25. That's a great story - well done for doing that
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  26. unfortunately if the weather dosent improve quickly this event may get cancelled due to the field being so water logged i was there this morning not good
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