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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
  • Interests
    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

    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
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    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
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    Exhaust Noise

    I put a bigger exhaust on and it didn't seem to make much difference to the noise. Bought some earplugs that sorted it. Wouldn't help with track limits though.
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    Webber On 1800 Ohc

    Me too. Only tiny bit of dirt or gunk out of the fuel and they can stick. Especially if that carb has been sitting around for a while with some fuel in it.
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    Lincolnshire Meet For September

    Just roll up Alan, they have never asked me for my pass. Or you could email them and ask if you could be a late entry
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    Calibrating The Oil Pressure Sensor

    Fit a mechanical one, easy to do and reliable. I couldn't find one that matched the rest of my gauges so I put it in a little housing and stuck it to my transmission tunnel under the dash with double sided gorilla tape until I had a better idea. Still there a year later.
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    Totally O/t. Anyone Into Canoes?

    I have had sit on top kayaks for several years now. I originally bought a two seater that my daughter and I could go fishing with. Then I bought two single seaters for the children to mess about on the river on. Finally as the big one was awkward to load on the roof rack of the car I bought a big single seater which is properly fitted out for fishing but more importantly it had better handles. I took this one to Devon with me and went out and caught a couple of fish off the coast. I don't go out unless it is flat calm with a favourable wind though, I got to 30 by sheer luck, since then I've relied on caution, research and ppe. I'm going away again next week and will take one big one and one small one with me, we just post them in through the front window of the caravan.