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Peter Bell

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  1. As ohters have said its been shortend too much, here's a bad picture of my RS2000 sump, this hangs below the gearbox. Another way to add capacity would be to fit a big oil cooler, then probably blank most of it off!

    I wouldn't think the standard pump will make any difference, the flow will be the same its just the pressure valve is set lower than the HP one. 


  2. Tell us more about your sump and pick up pipe, have you fitted a gasket between the pipe and the pump? What breathers do you have on the engine, and you should be using 20-50 oil

    ps.There is a good reason for the max mark on the dipstick!

  3. I don't know if the N W Hoodies site is being kept up to date but I have found it very useful for lots of things including part nos.

    If anyone is interested here are a couple more Ford numbers:-

    Type 9 gearbox nylon saddle PF  1522783

    Prop bolts, diff flange 6118344

  4. My comment about your handbrake was based on the fact you have a wooden chock on the front wheel.

    Yes Brumster you were right, I had to spend a day stripping them down and setting them up to be in with a vague chance of getting through the MOT. I was going to fit MGF calipers but things changed.


  5. Looks like the handbrake is not too good though! I  The Robin Hood had a shorter bonnet and the driver was moved forwards a bit. Although the K3 GTM I had handled very well, the handbrake was awful on that.

  6. Rubber brake hoses are fabric braided to withstand the pressure, it will have about a 4:1 safety factor. As for temperature they are made from the same material as the seals in the calipers and will be good for 150°C, much higher and you will be boiling the fluid anyway.

  7. Brakes coming on on their own as it were, is a sign that the master cylinder is not returning to its fully open position. This is sometimes due to a too long push rod or the brake pedal return restricted. This prevents the fluid being able to flow back into the master cylinder.

    It sounds like there is a problem with the carb could be as simple as the float not shutting off the fuel supply. 

    Hunting indicates an air leak in the inlet system, check all the gaskets and any hoses that are connected to the manifold.

  8. Are you sure it’s a lightweight? All aluminium monocoque. 

    I suspect it could be a fuel supply problem, check any filters in the line. It could be crap in the tank blocking the outlet. Will the engine rev ok when stationary?

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