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  1. Add mud flaps to Christmas present list.
  2. I trust your wash board is suitably attenuated !!!
  3. With noise monitoring the sound level will depend on distance of exhaust to meter -- does the equipment also measure this?
  4. Only to be used in very well ventilated areas --- is your bed next to the cabbages?
  5. fry61

    Starter motor feed

    Most likely cause is pitting of the starter solenoid switch contacts, the switch moving contact "floats " on the end of the solenoid & so sometimes will be OK ( a pip of wear/burnt contact will align with a crater of wear ) & sometimes the opposite occurs ( pip of burnt contact to pip on fixed contact ) I have successfully stripped & cleaned several solenoids in the past ( Florin's is several years since strip/refurb ) Not difficult bit needs care & patience, otherwise the solenoid coil needs rewiring!!! ( How do I know that? )
  6. fry61

    Winter Tips

    Keep it taxed, insured & road ready for the bright,dry winter's days ahead when the roads are a lot quieter.
  7. Does this meter need to be connected in series with the coil or does it just take a signal from the coil? If my memory is running to-day the early tachometers were just measuring the current drawn by the coil so in effect the meter is just an ammeter & so only gives an idea of rpm.
  8. fry61

    Exhaust repair

    Should have just altered the timing to get a load of back-fires on over run!!
  9. Do they work in reverse? The size of the bill suggested a major ding!!
  10. It was a shunt at 2 mph so all that was hurt was my pride!!
  11. We are home most of the time now all our holidays for this year are past, shout when & I will give you our address by P.M ; regards Bob.
  12. We took our launch to a wonderful festival on the Loire, Orleans, France. A round trip of just under a 1000 incident free miles, UNTIL entering our home patch when our friend ( 2nd driver ) got the angle wrong between garage & large Cornish Bank. He stopped before the trailer hit & we swapped over to see if I could reverse back up the steep drive & come in at a better angle. I failed -- car slid side-ways trying to push 2 tonne up hill on gravel, result I ripped the plastic front off our Santa Fe. Very bad words were thought --- but help was on the way. Phoned A Plan following morning -- car collected next day & pool car left -- car repaired & cleaned by VOSPERS of Plymton & we collected next day. All is now sweetness & light once again, many thanks to A Plan & Vospers for excellent service, all delivered without fuss. Hopefully we shall not need your services again in the near future. Thanks, Bob & Sylvia Fry.
  13. We are only just up the road from you, give us a shout if you wish to pop over for a coffee & natter, can then show the Ka m/cylinder as fitted to Florin.
  14. fry61

    Less sierra fuel

    Chris's post & pic looks to be exactly what we fitted to Florin when we had fuel delivery/vapour locks in fuel lines due to under bonnet temperature ( & the injection pump being in the engine bay ) Think it was from a Fiesta, but no idea of year. It will be fine on any fuel set up provided there is a fuel return pipe to the tank.
  15. If you are running without a servo --- do you find the pedal rather heavy? If still with servo it can be done away with by replacing m/cylinder with a Ford Ka model --- smaller bore will give a better feel & less pedal force but at the expense of longer pedal travel. What-ever your present set-up the Ka m/cylinder is a good option IMO.
  16. Will give Florin a wipe over with a damp rag, check oil,water & tyres & leave ready for some fine winter's day motoring. She's still burning oil but that's still affordable & I can still see whose following.
  17. Fit a windscreen,wipers,washers & dare I say a heater. Its not difficult to get through IVA test with all the bits & pieces you will undoubtedly need if motoring in GB. We obtained a first time pass with all the above, & probably leads to Florin being used in all weathers. This is us in France a few years ago in rather damp conditions!!!
  18. 2B with stainless chassis & stainless bodywork,front wish-bones; no fantastic plastic on our car. 54,00 miles so far -- all over GB plus France, Spain & Italy ( Germany by mistake ) Our car is for cruising , no great power as have the stock 1800 CVH engine converted to run on injection from an XR3i & used pretty much all we could from the Sierra donor including the heater & sun-visors. Next to no problems in 8 years, sails through MOT every year & minimal maintenance. No bother seen with the stainless chassis, believe its 304 grade but could be wrong. Pictures from France this year.
  19. Will be only too willing to share old memories of past events we organised for the southerly members of RHOCAR.
  20. Wish you all the best for your first run Joe --- a good breakfast can be had at Compton Abbas Airfield ( if that's the same zig-zag we took in on a run a few years ago.)
  21. I trust you all had a dryer time than us --- 60 mm of rain on our patch in sunny Cornwall. ( Friday) We hope for a dry day tomorrow, will be the first trip out in Florin since escaping from England.
  22. Hi Joe, we had an annual BBQ for the club which was held in our Hampshire garden, ran it every year for the past 10/11? We had plenty of room for loads of cars/people & hired a porta-loo with club funds. Runs out & monthly meets were arranged for differing venues/pubs/local attractions. We sometimes joined up with SKCC or Apple County --- had a thrash around Wales with SKCC & Lyme Regis/Bath & West Show with ACKCC. Put a post to one of the management on here,they already know I have moved to the far reaches of the known world; they will tell the knobs & whistles of being an area secretary.
  23. Will be great if you can pick up where I left off as Hants & Dorset Secretary --- this run would be a great start --- we are now living in Cornwall so are a little far away to continue arranging meets & BBQ's etc.
  24. Happy birthday Martin, time to give up the day job & let your younger other half support you both. Regards Bob & Mo.
  25. fry61

    Fooling around

    Yes, a beautiful sunny week-end & then on Monday a week of rain in one storm.
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