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johnhetherington last won the day on August 22 2016

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About johnhetherington

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    Wheely good builder!
  • Birthday 10/21/1948

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    Rainham Kent

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    2B Plus
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    John Hetherington

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  1. johnhetherington

    Zetec Overheating

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Checked but no air lock, was still puzzled as to why it has behaved for the last 1500 miles, then the suggestions to drill a hole in the thermostat made me think. Checked the original thermostat and I had drilled a hole in it but not in the new one which was still fitted. So I took it out drilled a hole and hey presto all working again as before. Many thanks for all your prompt and accurate advice. Happy now Thanks again John
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    Zetec Overheating

    Had my 2B Plus SORN for the winter and beginning of April got it back on the road. First run it overheated, silly me didn't check the coolant level. Topped it up and again it overheated and boiled over. Thought it was the thermostat so put in a new one but still the same problem Also the fan is now not kicking in at 90 C as it was before but nearer 100C. The set up is a 1993 Ford Zetec Silvertop 2.0 l with a raceline water rail, thermostat at 88 C Fan at 90C. It has been running perfectly for the last 1500 miles so it is not as though I have plumbed it wrong. Any suggestions please. Thanks John
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    Floor Strengh

    Regarding the strengthening of the floor, I did that on my 2B which then passed the IVA. I have a web site with pictures which you may find helpful, apologies for the messy web site but the host changed and I lost a lot of content. https://www.johnskitcar.com However if you look on the build tab and scroll down to seat belt mounts you will find pictures which may help. Good luck with the build Cheers John
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    Robinhood 1996 Silver/red

    A small correction there Ken, I was issued with a new registration number the same year suffix as my Doner, i.e. an H registration number. Once all the paperwork was through I then transferred my personal plate to the hood. As this was also an H suffix, H15 KYT it was allowed as it did not make the car appear newer.
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    Bob & Mo's 10Th Bbq Weekend 19-21 August

    Thanks Bob & Mo for a great weekend and thanks to everybody else for making it a fun time. Great hospitality, great food and great people what more could you want, oh yes the weather, but it still couldn't dampen a good time Thanks from John & Liz and yes next year I will bring the hood.
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    Seat Belt Guides

    As Ken explained that was my 2B that failed, see the detail and pics on my web site http://www.johnskitcar.com Hopefully this gives you some ideas
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    Bob & Mo's 10Th Bbq Weekend 19-21 August

    Hi Sylvia & Bob Just paid £20 via Paypal. See you all on the Saturday Thanks John & Liz
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    Bob & Mo's 10Th Bbq Weekend 19-21 August

    Hi Bob Please include Liz and I for the barn meal, we will be arriving Saturday with Liz driving the motorhome and me in the hood. Looking forward to catching up with everyone. See you all soon John & Liz
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    Bucket & Spade Run

    Sorry guys another bummer, away that day. I have sent an email to my son, Tony, he might want to come along in the hood. Catch up soon.
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    Kent Area Lives!

    Sorry guys cant make it, on holiday, bummer first get together since I finished my car, would love to have attended. Have a good meet John
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    Iva Booked

    I agree with Bob about the bonnet vents but mine did fail at Gillingham and one of the failures was the bonnet vents. As it failed on a couple of other minor points I did not bother to argue, instead corrected the failure points and put trim on the vents and a pass. That was August last year. I would suggest that you put the trim on just for the test, better to be safe than sorry. Good luck
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    Weather Gear

    Never taken my 2B out in the wet...... have bought it home in the wet.
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    I wrapped mine and it doesn't look bad, and if I want a change then peel off and re wrap i think the combination of stainless and a colour looks good.
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    New Owner Needs Advice--Any One Local To Me?

    Great club, Ken has helped me out numerous times
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    Bob & Mo's 10Th Bbq Weekend 19-21 August

    Hi Bob & Mo Thanks very much, Liz and I would love to come along, and also meet up and join the Kent convoy. Will be bringing the motor home so one camping spot please and no need for the B&B Thanks again and hope to see you all at Stoneleigh. Cheers John & Liz