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  1. I am after three items for my Pinto rebuild. A vernier pully. A set of new followers A set of springs. They are to match up with aPiper BP285 cam. Has anyone got any kicking around in their garage.
  2. Afterstudying the road tax rates on gov form V149 for the last two hours I thought I would take advice from club members. It seems to vary between co2 rates and when the car was registered. My car is an Exmo with a Pinto 1993c engine. It was built in 1984, so the emmisions rate is for that year, but I have know idea what they are. What rate of road tax are other members with Exmo's that have Pinto engines paying.? Also if you pay the road tax monthly, can you stop it after several months and stop paying, or do you have to sorn the car and clain a refund?
  3. I have passed the IVA test, and after reading the form for requesting the first number plate it appears to state I need to MOT the vehicle. If so, how do you go about this as to get to the MOT station you need to drive to the station, and, therefore you will be driving without tax and insurance. Any advice would be welcome.
  4. thanks for the help as always.
  5. Thanks but can i get away with using the same cam followers or are they different?
  6. I am about to fit a good used piper BP285 cam to my !984, 1993cc Pinto engine. It is the 95 BHP one. Can i use my cam followers and springs or are they different? Also will i have to change the cam timming and the ignition timing? Any advice would be appreciated.
  7. Yes please, photos of roof fittings and hinges would be helpfull. Where is it possible to see the video, is it online?
  8. I need to fit door hinges to my EXMO for the first time. Has anyone got a photo of there's, so I can see how close to the edge to fit them?
  9. Does anyone have the plans for fitting wet weather gear to an Exmo?
  10. NickandNeil


    DOES ANYONE HAVE A SET OF DOOR HINGES, kicking around their garage I can buy, needs to fit an Exmo.
  11. Wanted, a used good fast road cam for a Ford PINTO 2 LITRE can anyone help.
  12. Looking good. I am Neil from the Nick and Neil blog. It's good to see our build thread inspired you. When we bought ours two years ago we thought it would take four months to get back on the road. Now it is copmplete it is well worth it. can't wait until spring to enjoy taking it out on to the open roads. If you need any advice along the way both Nick and I will be glad to help, just message us. Can see a couple of issues that will fail the IVA straight away. The silencer has a sharp edge at the front, and also a sharp edge to the tail pipe. You can ge rounded edged short exhaust stubbs to fit your silencer, but you need to soften the front circular edge, possibly the aluminium u -edging. we got arond it by fitting a heat shield to cover the whole silencer. The front indicator will fail, it is too far back, again se our blog to see how we corrected it. You will need side repeaters. All the best with the rebuild. Neil.
  13. Thank you everyone. I see now I had the door the wrong ay round, but as you see by the next picture the angle still is not right. Looking at the latest comments it seems the angle sould be 65 - 70 degrees. Anyone know were I can get windscreen brakets the correct angle for an Exmo?
  14. your missing the point Nick, the angle is the same either side. Did they have different angles of rake on the different models?
  15. No, I do not have a plate of anysort. It just passed the iva, when I go online it looks like you have to do it the old fashioned way, by post, surely not in these days?
  16. Can you apply on line for a number plate. Been on the goverment web site but it looks like you have to download the forms and post them. Am I missing something?
  17. Have just IVA,d our Exmo. we have come to fit the wet weather doors we purched awhile back. You can see from the to two photos we have a problem with the angle where the door attaches to the frame. The wet weather gear was supposed to be off an Exmo, and he had an Exmo rolling chassis in his garage when we bought them. We also bought the new windsceen supports on line for a Robin hood, so we have gone wrong somwhere. Either the doors or the frame is wrong. if we tilt the frame to match the doors, the base of the frame is not parralel to the base of the car. Any advice would be welcome.
  18. It passed. Finally after two years of reconstrution and twenty four years after the first owner bought it. Looking back over the whole process of getting it ready for the IVA, we couldn't have done it without the help and advice of RHO members. If we were to do this again, I would not worry about getting it through first time. There were lots of mods and improvements we did not need to do, and we could have saved a lot of time and money. They rarely get through first time, and the test guy was very helpful with his advice. He also said it is rare for them to not go through a second time if you take note of what the tester is telling you. They are not the ememy.
  19. I have just IVA_d. An Exmo. It had stood abandoned in a barn for twenty three years. There is a build log on this site under the title Nick and Neil from barn to IVA. You may find it interesting regarding the improvements to bring it up to modern day standards. Any problems I am happy to help.
  20. Checked out the postage at Hermes at parcels for go. They said thirty pounds to deliver. If you want to get quotes off different companies please do so. It is seven kg, and is one metre square and twenty centimetres in depth. Just checked the condition, as I said it had been standing for years, there is slight pitting, and the surface is lightly scratched in places, there is also i dink at the edge. I think it will be difficult to polish these out completely. If you are planning to paint or wrap the bonnet there will be no problem. Let me know your thoughts.
  21. Looking for a good used fast road cam for a pinto circa 1984 two litre. Not sure which one to go for, The engine is unmodified at present but in future, hopefully put two 40s on it. ALSO, does anyone have a manual choke kit kicking around.
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