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DoctorDee last won the day on February 15 2019

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About DoctorDee

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 03/09/1950

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    Robin Hood 2B
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    Phil Hughes

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    Halfway between Banbury and Daventry

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  1. Thanks Brumster....
  2. Thanks magh.....will give them a bell
  3. There is always a way.... So I have a KA master cylinder which I will have to use with a remote reservoir in order that the bonnet will close......What did you use for your master cylinder push rod please Dan
  4. Are right, so Mr Logical eventually surfaced,(thanks in no small part to the Brumsters spread sheet and Peters comments), I decided to start at the beginning and work my way to the end. Try a pedal ration of 3.56 to 1 without a servo.....don't see how a 19mm master cylinder is going to compensate for that.
  5. Thanks Peter, I wouldn't burn "Thing". It's currently on axle stands and I built the garage it sits in especially for it. The Garage is worth more than the car. I laid a driveway from the front gates to the bottom, or top, (depending how you look at it) of the garden. Nope, wouldn't burn "Thing"..... It would be a complete admission of total and utter failure. I bought "Thing" as a "just runner", about four or five years ago. This is the history based on the box of paperwork I was given by it's previous owner. It seems to have started life as a bit of a "budget" build, somewhere in the North East of England.. It originally had a pinto engine and a brake servo. Shortly after it got through it's SVA it was sold to someone in the West of Country. The engine was changed for a Zetec 2 litre and the brake servo removed, (no room), instrumentation changed and a multi function motorcycle speedo, rev counter, fuel gauge and all sorts of other stuff. Wires everywhere behind the dash..... Engine management system was programmed by the gent who converted it.. again it seems to have been a bit of a "budget rebuild. It went through a further two owners hands before the "idiot savaunt", (myself) came along and was daft enough to buy it. After purchase I discovered it leaked water everywhere, drained the battery overnight, alternator began screaming like a banshee and had the stopping power of a tea tray on wet grass.... plus a cast of thousands Replumbed it, sorted the alternator, stopped the battery drain. Then my wife fell ill, then I fell ill... Unrelated stuff ...These things happen when you get past sixty..... hey ho Onwards and upwards,,, back in the garage ....we will not be beat Thankyou for your kind reply, will let you know what I end up with....Big thanks once again to brumster for the use of his spread sheet .
  6. Thanks that's very kind of you. Sorry, letting my insecurities show through in my last post.... Onward and upward, stiff upper eyebrow an all that.... I feel a gallon of fuel and a zippo moment coming on.....
  7. Thanks very much Brumster....I have some thinking to do.....The Brakes are rubbish on "thing"....It gets through the MOT ok but I doubt that it would lock any of the wheels in a "brown trouser moment". Changing to st discs etc is the thick end of £250 these days.....I've got a Ford Ka master cylinder in the "bitza" box..... Living with a Robin Hood "build" is not like having a Westfield
  8. I went back and checked the calipers I have removed from "thing". Just in case it was a murphy's.....Definitely 54mm.......Would not have surprised me in the slightest if they had been a wierd non standard size. Be grateful if you could run your spread sheet for me
  9. Thanks Richyb66 will do Brumster.....I believe the originals are 54mm and the Focus st are 57. I cannot claim credit for this info it comes directly from Richyb66's highly informative article. I believe the mondeo's are sliding caliper
  10. Eventually, I am able to get back into the garage.....So, it's out with the wallet and off we go.... Can I first draw upon the vast amount of knowledge found herein. Brake upgrade cos the brake pedal has about as much "feel" as a large rock. Currently the set up appears to be sierra 2.0 litre with out a servo. Master cylinder is cast aluminium with the number 22 on the side and bog standard calliper's on the front and drums at the rear. I would like to retain the master cylinder as is, so I thought I would go down the "RichyB" route and swap out the front discs for Focus st as per his article in Autumn 2017 of magazine My question revolves around caliper brackets.....Do I have to buy a set of mondeo brackets or will the sierra one's I have fit the mondeo caliper's.. Postage prices on the brackets are around £18....aaaaaaaaaaaargh As usual any help will be appreciated
  11. Sorry to jump in on this, my apologies....richyb66 didn't you do a piece in the mag a couple of years ago on the above.....Did you stick with a 22mm master cylinder without servo. How did this work out on your car?....Once again my apologies for breaking into your thread....
  12. Thank you for that ...penny washer box..here I come...
  13. Thanks for that, I'll have a fiddle.....Could I ask other members if they could post piccies of their linkages...Seriously any piccies of carb or throttle body cable arrangements would be triffic..... It may just spark the old brain box into life
  14. Hallo everyone, Bin a couple of years since I've been on here and also a similar amount of time since I did any work on the car. My wife's health has not been great but we now seem to back on an even keel. However, I,m having trouble clearing head space to tackles longstanding "problems". Throttle cable routing has been nagging at me and I don't seem to be able to come up with an alternative for routing and linkage. I'd like to come up with a different linkage which would then sort out the "cack handed" routing I have inherited. As a picture always paints a thousand words.... Whoops here it is
  15. DoctorDee


    If you have the reciept...Take the battery back ....They should give you a new one Had the same thing on one of my trikes...Battery two years old...Three year guarantee.
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