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kevin the chicken

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About kevin the chicken

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 04/26/1961

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    Chatteris, Cambridgeshire
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    Cars, tractors, fishing, metal detecting, football, home brewing.

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    16v vauxhall series 7, Sylva Leader with Pinto
  • Full name
    kevin john carpenter

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  1. kevin the chicken

    winter body work

    Stunning. When I saw the post title i did think I was going to see a mounted snow plough though. At this time of year it's as much as I can do to service mine. Well done
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    Go Pro or other suitable alternative

    I'd follow the advice of the canny Yorkshire man. The newer go pro camera's do loads of things you will never need, fine if you are making the next star wars epic but not needed on a road car. I think mine is a hero 3 black edition, there should be loads of those available cheaply now as people update and then you can afford some extra batteries and mounts. My children and wife did make a film with mine where the main actors were sticklebacks, following their story from stream to net to bucket and then back again so you can do other things with them if you want. I may put the directors cut on YouTube if I can think of a good title!
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    Cyclewing brackets S3A

    As far as I am concerned Christmas ends at midnight. I'm in the garage tomorrow without fail, with approval from the other members of the family so that they can watch what television they want.
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    Cyclewing brackets S3A

    Gbs still sell them or at least they did a year or so ago. I broke one and bought a pair to replace mine but have never got around to it, I prefer driving to fixing. Mine are just bodged together to allow me to use the car. The old ones have been welded on so that was going to make it a bit of a mission to remove and refit. If these ones are more rigid then I may try them instead especially if there's no welding involved. Simple to fit bob?
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    Project Rhocaravan

    I bought my wife a pfaff industrial machine last year. The clutch control takes a little getting used to with the motor running all the time but it is very quiet. At full speed it is unbelievably fast. I am hoping to get a surrey top made this year so it will come in handy
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    Website feedback thread

    Works well on my tablet, already forgotten what the old site was like. Still struggling on my phone due to lack of time and opportunity to try but good work, looks good and works OK. Not really seen a negative comment so well done
  7. kevin the chicken

    Land Owner Register

    A section 106 agreement is made between a developer and local authorities for a proposed development to help it get through planning applications where it would not normally do so. Such as building on a flood plain, developer says we will give every household a canoe and life jacket. Authority says give me a massive back hander and we have an agreement. Job done
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    The ice warning light came on in the fire engine on the way back from Cambridge in the rain this afternoon. I lit the rayburn yesterday afternoon so at least the house is warm. I want to get out in the garage tomorrow, have to wrap up.
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    Fuel Drain

    I suppose you end up churning the engine over and over until the fuel gets there every time. I have had similar problems on a totally different vehicle and tried new fuel pump seals and non return valves neither of which worked. The conclusion that I came to was that the only sure way to cure the problem was to fit an electric fuel pump either alongside the mechanical ones just to prime the system or to replace the mechanical ones altogether. Just reread your post, do you mean after it has stopped for a while the fuel drains down? I don't know why those non return valves don't seem to work, are you sure there isn't a leak at the carb. Should be enough in the float chamber to fire it up. I run webber 45s and it will run for a minute or so with the fuel pump switched of before it starts to cough.
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    Smell Of Fuel

    Look at all the hoses, they perish and crack sometimes not enough to drip but enough for a smell to develop. I had this happen to me and replaced them all as they were all the same age
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    Rh Suspension Upgrades? Ditching Sierra Rear Arms?

    I've always from the first moment I drove my car felt that the rear end was OK on the sierra setup. It was the front that was too hard and that has been rectified with softer springs, new dampers and a tie bar conversion.
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    History Of A751 Mwd ?

    It's not nerdy at all to be interested in a vehicle history. I have a tractor that has had 3 previous owners and still resides within a mile of where it was sold 62 years later, one that worked for rolls royce aero engines in Derby, one that worked for a company that developed in flight refuelling and probably towed the battle of Britain flights Lancaster and so on. Keep a written record of what you find out with your documents.
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    Under Body Protection

    I am about to take ownership of a three and a half year old truck and as we plan on keeping it for a few years want to apply some underbody protection. My plan was to clean and paint the outside of the chassis with a chassis paint and to treat the inaccessible places such as the inside of the box section with waxoyl. Just thought I would post on here to see if anybody has any better ideas or wants to recommend any products.
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    Zetec Rattle

    They usually come with a sachet of lubricant and fitting instructions.
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    Pistons And Props - Northampton

    Haven't heard anything about it but it is the same weekend as Duxford last big display of the year so that may deplete some of the entries. Shame or I might have tried it but I have managed to blag free tickets for the Sunday at Duxford for the whole family