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    2B sliding pillar 2 litre pinto
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    Martin Fields

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  1. I just joined the AA. £69 includes Road side repair and full rescue home or on to destination. I'm covered in any car I travel in including of course the 2b. Martin
  2. Thanks all for info etc....... looking forward to a good show. lets hope for dry weather. Martin
  3. I'm planning to go to Stoneleigh for the first time. I'm going to take my 2b. Could someone give me some exact directions on where the show is in stoneleigh and where I should park etc. I might even buy a tent and camp over? Thanks Martin Ps still haven't located the source of the rubbing sound on the 2b when I take r/h turns. so hope I get to Stoneleigh ok
  4. Thanks for the info. I will certainly have to get the brackets on the cycle wings strenghtened. As for the rubbing sound, I will take a look at what you have suggested and let you know. Thanks Martin
  5. I'll take a look at re-positioning the shocker to see if it helps. Yes I have got wheel spacers on, I think they are the same as you have.
  6. Thanks Just taken a look and the inside of the wheel is clear of any marks. There is just less than one of my fingers clearance between the tyre and the damper spring. Could it be possible that the tyre is fouling the spring? I would't have thought that there should be that much movement, but I'm no expert.....
  7. Hi, can anyone advise me on what might be causing a rubbing sound when taking right hand turns. You can see if you look at the photo (please click on the link) that there has been some damage to the cycle wings in the past. This may have been caused by the suspension pivoting on the bracket. I bought the car like this. I have made a crude temp repair with some cable ties to keep the metal parts away from the wheel on both sides. I have only noticed the rubbing sound when I carry a passenger. I think there is some discolouration on the inside wall of the tyre which is likely to have been caused by the rubbing. To be honest I am not impressed with this sliding pillar arrangement and will need to think about modifying it or changing it completely. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks everyone. Martin. http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy351/s...nt=rh2bsus1.jpg
  8. Hi, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I took a picture, tried to upload it to the site but it was too big. ie 2.32 MB (2,434,321 bytes). I tried compressing the photo to a zipped file and that didn't work either. Any help appreciated. kind regards Martin
  9. Hi, recently joined RHOCAR and wondered if there were any meetings/events around the Milton Keynes area?
  10. Thanks, I'll take a look. I notice you have a 2b with sliding pillars, do you have any problems with part of the mechanism twisting round during driving and touching the tyres? I not sure what to do as this is happening to mine.
  11. Hi, I'm thinking of joining one of the roadside assistance company's. Does anyone know who is the best for roadside assistance/recovery to home currently on the market?
  12. Thanks for all the replies. It has an electronic ignition module marked 83BB and a carburettor. I've tried running a positive supply straight to the coil but it still cuts as soon as the key is released. If you hold the starter motor on with the key it runs fine.
  13. Just bought my first ever kit car. Its a 2b with a 2lt pinto. The car ran great when I viewed it. Bought it home on my trailer and now won't run. It starts on the key but when you release the ignition key it cuts out. It has electronic ignition from the doner sierra (I think). Have tested supply at the ign barrel and thats ok. Not sure how to test at the electronic ignition or the coil? Anyone have any suggestions?
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