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Grim last won the day on August 21 2017

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About Grim

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    South Yorkshire Area Secretary
  • Birthday 02/08/1983

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    Fully stainless / green 2b, standard 2l pinto, self dismantling
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    Andrew Wilkinson

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  1. December's meet is at: Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 5th
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    South Yorkshireish Area Meet November

    i'm aiming to be there a bit early for some food this week
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    South Yorkshireish Area Meet November

    Topic bump because i created it a week too early then hid it in case of confusion (additional to my own)
  4. November's meet is at: Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 7th
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    Pretty Sure Its A Blown Head Gasket

    Steve, maybe i dreamt it, was a while ago now
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    Pretty Sure Its A Blown Head Gasket

    Is it not just engine breathing? The Pintos are fairly heavy breathers but your compression test figures are low, did you do it with the throttle wide open? I got 160-170 when i tested my old engine. Andy
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    Ford Focus Rear Suspension Bush Remover

    I've got access to a press, but that would require removing the whole arm, hub, brakes etc, which is a much longer job. A two leg puller could also be used if i had a bespoke plate, which is what this tool does, but would take time to make
  8. Has anyone got a ford focus rear suspension bush remover i could borrow/buy, as per the link below. Seems like a lot to spend on a single use tool, so thought I'd check here first. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253712686998 Andy
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    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Just a thought - i had a crack in my exhaust in the perforated tube which resonated at certain frequencies, and gave a rattle that sounded like pinking.
  10. Octoiber's meet is at: Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 3rd
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    Nord Lock Washers

    If it's the video I think it is, they've got a test rig that moves two halves of a bolted joint. A properly designed joint won't have movement of the two halves as the clamping force exerted by the bolt would prevent movement. It shows that the nordlock washers work well in badly designed or improperly torqued bolted joints, which is certainly a good thing, but not a game changer for most applications
  12. September's meet is at: Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 5th
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    Best Degreaser

    diesel?
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    Project Valtezza

    be a little careful with your radiator install - with radiators mounted with the fins horizontally like yours, the effective size of the rad is reduced. This is because there's nothing to prevent hot water just going through the top of the radiator, leaving a cold bottom, which doesn't add any cooling. I would be happier with a smaller (thicker if needs be) rad with vertically oriented fins, so that hot water is pumped top to bottom, through the whole area of the radiator. Andy
  15. August's meet is at: Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 1st. I wont be able to make it this time Andy
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