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richyb66 last won the day on March 17

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About richyb66

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  • Birthday 05/13/1966

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    2B wishbone 4.6 V8
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    Richard Byrne

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  1. The bigger hinges are normally from GBS. I think you can get very similar from Gold and Wassall. They have a catalogue online.
  2. I don't like it but it's the right decision. There will be other opportunities to camp at other events but only if we are sensible about things now.
  3. Elan Oaks have just cancelled our camping booking.
  4. Basic tools, fuel, a few small bits and bobs like wire and bolts and jump leads. My kit is pretty reliable so no need for the AA card yet.
  5. +1 for the polycarbonate sheet. You can pay a bit more and get it with a scratch resistant coating which is worth paying a bit more for. I get mine from here and collect it but I also got some big sheets delivered and the service was very good. https://www.sheetplastics.co.uk/
  6. The Agm will need to be postponed to a later date. With regard to the current committee, if Dean still wishes to stand down we need to see how we appoint a successor. I'm planning to look at this in more detail this weekend to see what the club constitution allows and I'll post more information later.
  7. In view of current events and in line with the latest guidance there will be no monthly meets at The Malt Shovel until further notice. Hope to see you all sooner rather than later. Richy
  8. Good call in the present circumstances.
  9. I go to most Leicester meets, I cannot recall one I would describe as crowded.
  10. Even if you got all the parts for nothing and everything worked, I still think it would be a lot of work for limited benefit. The best option would be to get a complete efi car as a donor but they're not common (at least in the UK), use what parts you need and try and sell the rest. The 2.0 DOHC engine isn't especially popular for tuning but if you want more power, you could maybe go for bike carbs but you'd need a manifold which could be hard to find and these carbs aren't known for being economical on fuel. What about other options like swapping to a Zetec from something like a Mondeo and running the Ford ecu? Again it's a lot of work but it's a more modern engine and will be much easier to find. Good suggestion from Bob on the cvh, not as common as the Zetec but probably more common than the DOHC.
  11. Assuming your car didn't start out as EFi and has been swapped to a carb, you'd need the inlet manifold, fuel rail, injectors, ECU and wiring off another 2.0 DOHC engine. Then you need a high pressure fuel pump, flow and return lines from the tank, possibly extra electrical sensors on the engine. So in theory, yes it's possible but it could be a lot of work for not that much gain. Why do you particularly not want to have a carb?
  12. We won't hold our breath.
  13. I can almost hear the landlords cheering.
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