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  1. nelmo

    Last Stonleigh

    Are you on a crusade to try kill off the show? Was it you earlier this year suggesting some classic car show (coincidentally down the road from your house) was a better show? I subscribe to CKC (are there any other kir car mags?) and no mention in there of anything.... the show seemed as busy this year as it did the 2 years before, so I'd be surprised if they were going to stop it. Their FB page confirms dates - a week earlier than normal because of the VE day holiday. I hope to God it doesn't stop - if that show goes, the whole industry is in trouble and our hobby.
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    Best choice of engine

    Yeah, I wouldn't swap a Zetec for a Duratec, you wouldn't get enough of a power increase for the cost. Better off putting a turbo on the Zetec...
  3. nelmo

    Best choice of engine

    The Zetec design is 20 years newer than the Pinto and, with all respect to the many owners on here who still have a Pinto, it should be more reliable and has more power out the box, hence why any kits you see for sale will be more expensive with a Zetec. Duratecs are newer and more powerful still. Mazda MX5 engines are increasingly popular, although seem to be a little more complex to setup if you get VVT versions and slightly less power than Zetecs in standard form.
  4. Just a point to help you get more answers - don't put your name in the 'title', put something about your question. So for example, for this post you could have used 'ball joints'. All your posts currently look the same - very difficult for you or anyone else to have an idea what they are about.
  5. Well, you have to have a fog and reverse light, so you could have 2 fogs if you want but where would you put the reverse light? IVA does not insist on 2 fogs, so 1 is fine.
  6. nelmo

    Oil Filter Zetec

    Not sure it's from anything in particular - I just order mine from GBS.
  7. I had my indicator relay blow as well (it rattled when you shook it - I took it apart and a capacitor had broken off). However, I don't have a separate relay for the hazards either, so I don't think that will be the problem. Possible you're just having bad luck with relays? Avoid the 'HiCargo' brand if you can - that was the one that blew for me and I had one of their alternators which died on me as well
  8. Weirdly, Derek, your posts don't have the heart icon to do a 'like'? Others do (or is it just me?).
  9. 781 years! I thought that was a typo! That is amazing...
  10. nelmo

    Engine Dilema

    I'm no expert but a guy in a local club has just spent months getting an ST170 fitted and first trip out, it blew up - not sure exactly how but he has lots of metal chunks spread round the engine. Basically, it never ran well because he couldn't get the VVT working right and he couldn't find any garage prepared to work on it for him - they said they didn't like the VVT. I'm not saying this is in any way normal but is my only experience of the ST
  11. An 'Emxo' hey? Is that like an accident-damaged 'Exmo'? Impressed how that stainless steel has aged - or did someone polish that up for the ad?
  12. You'll really struggle to get it through IVA for £2k, even being in the trade. Engine, gearbox, wiring looms, ECU, dash, seats, radiator, alternator - there's a ton of stuff after a rolling chassis. Much better to buy a registered car, no matter what state, and do it up.
  13. nelmo

    Possible misfiring ?

    I tried a fuel additive when I first got the problem but it didn't help me. I've just changed my fuel lines and, more importantly, added a filter after the HP pump (details in my latest blog post) and, touch wood, my misfire seems to be gone.
  14. nelmo

    Steering column

    I have the standard Ford collapsible steering column and, over the last few weeks, it seems to have moved outwards by about an inch (there is a one inch gap between shroud and dash). It doesn't seem to have moved off the steering rack gear or the triangular end piece where it bolts to the main rod. It feels like it has stretched from the collapsible section - is this a known thing/possible?
  15. See, now I've gone and done it and feel like an arse Pretty impressive to do any work on a car with Parkinsons, if that helps?
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