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richyb66

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  1. We already considered camping in it on the front garden.
  2. Here's mine. A bit tidier than usual as I don't have any major projects on the go at the moment (if you ignore painting the outside of the house) Doesn't look like the caravan will be getting much use in the foreseeable future unless I use it as an isolation unit.
  3. New members for March are as follows. Welcome to everyone. It's looking like it'll be a quiet few months for all of us but if you're managing to get out in the garage to do those jobs you've always been meaning to, why not post some info and picture on the forum and share them with everyone. Craig H Craig heard Bromsgrove Ed B edbond Droitwich Gary H Gary H Kilmarnock Justin L Justin Lilley Sidmouth Richard L RichardLaidlow France Callum W Callum Watson Keighley Mike S mike slater Much Wenlock Stuart D stuart Dodson Great Yarmouth Alan R Alvin Glasgow Mark R Mark Rumble Darlington
  4. richyb66

    Pinto Electrics

    Upper 5 - if there's already a relay there it it worked previously I'd be tempted to leave it it. Upper 6 - No this is permanent live, fed direct from the battery via a big terminal on the starter motor. This is the main power feed for all the electrics so make this wire as big as you can. Upper 10 - this is your accessory feed so you could use this for a radio (if you felt the need to have one) or maybe fag lighter or charging sockets for phone, sat nav etc. Lower 2 is just an ignition feed. As you say, if you don't have an electric fuel pump then one connection can be ignored. The connection of the second one will depend on what ignition system you're running. The silver plate you mention is probably the electronic ignition module. Refer to this page to identify what system you have: https://nw.rhocar.org/Ford ignition systems.htm 2 wires going in to the distributor is inductive ignition where Lower 2 will connect to +side of the coil and the Black wire of the module. or 3 wires going in to distributor will be ESC1 in which case Lower 2 will connect to +side of the coil and terminal 2 of the module. The isolator switch should go in either the battery positive or earth leads, ideally as close to the battery as you can get it. Is there any significance to the second image of the lights / wiper wiring?
  5. The bigger hinges are normally from GBS. I think you can get very similar from Gold and Wassall. They have a catalogue online.
  6. 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.
  7. Elan Oaks have just cancelled our camping booking.
  8. It's like a disease, I just can't seem to stop myself.
  9. 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.
  10. +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/
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Good call in the present circumstances.
  14. I go to most Leicester meets, I cannot recall one I would describe as crowded.
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. We won't hold our breath.
  18. I can almost hear the landlords cheering.
  19. In this instance clearly 5 wasn't enough but as Stuart says, we've tried to strike a balance which is very difficult. The main problem we face is that as a forum, we're operating alongside the many different Facebook groups that people are now more used to using and weren't around when the forum was started. Unlike Facebook groups, we incur costs to host the forum that Facebook don't have and these have to be paid for by membership fees. We tread a fine line between giving members unlimited access but still allow community users enough access to see that the forum has the benefit of not only the current discussions but also a vast amount of historic information that can be searched easily. Glad to hear that you've managed to get a GTM - they're a cracking car and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
  20. It's a very old version of Access, probably easily replaced by Excel and a few macros?
  21. Welcome to the following new members who joined in February. Quite a wide geographic spread which is good to see.Hopefully we'll get to see a few of you at Stoneleigh which is just 9 weeks away. David S DavidGRS Southend on Sea Peter B Bruffy Epsom Paul G Griff1755 Romford Matthew H project-tubey Bristol William McH Billy Newton Stewart Francis Z FranZ Woodbridge
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