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  1. Tap test was the only test before rollers came in, some 4x4 cars have to have this test as they would need a set of rolllers front and rear to test. 0.5G for main brake 0.25G for handbrake or like my old thames van handbrake had to lock the rear wheels as empty it had no hope of 0.25G.
  2. It should be that fitting new HC pistons as I understand that the rods are the same. When I rebuilt my engine I had it rebored and got given 2 HC pistons and 2 LC pistons and only noticed when fitting. I got them exchanged but it took time. I have not done the 2.8 piston route but understand that most builders skin the block to get the compression back.
  3. If your V5 still states CO 4.5 & HC0.12 then this is what it should be tested to and a standard exhaust should work provided the carbs are set right. If you want a cat than https://kitspares.co.uk/collections/exhaust/products/exhaust-silencer-repackable-zetec-with-cat is probably a way forward.
  4. Sierra pinto engines did not have electric radiator fans so your instalation is probably unique. They had fan-belt driven viscous coupling fans that in my opinion belong in the scrap bin. I have used https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/adjustable-fan-controller-thermostat To control my electric fan and power it through a switched live so it stops when I switch the ignition off. I have it set to 95C which is above thermostat fully open temperature but below boiling, it normally only operates when stuck in traffic.
  5. Next vital thing is to check condition of brakes before moving. First does hand brake work, chock front wheels and jack back up, handbrake off can you turn each rear wheel? Handbrake on can you still turn each wheel, handbrake back off check if it is stuck on. Similarly check each foot ( service) brake by having each wheel jacked off the floor and with someone to help check rotation with brake applied and released. Verify level of fluid in brake resevoir. Obvious but check tyres for correct inflation etc. Only then think about a MOT.
  6. Just the usual, check fluids oil and water, Gear oil, Diff oil. Take the top off the carbs and clean out any crap from the float chambers. Take plugs out and using a spanner on the crankshaft pulley bolt turn over and check that water pump and alternator turn. If all OK then use the starter to get oil pressure, If Ok then replace spark plugs and try to start. Hope that this helps.
  7. How about a visit to the traction engines? Not as an exhibitor (you are stuck in for the duration) but just as a get together. https://outdoorshows.co.uk/astle-park-traction-engine-rally/
  8. I am going tommorow and will see you there. I am taking camping gear but looking at the forcast for sunday I might not stay.
  9. IanS

    nose grill

  10. The Exmo did not have a build manual as such. It came with 2 or 3 VHS tapes. I understand that the series 3 tapes can be found on utube, the exmo had the same rear end as the series 3 but strut front suspension being the main change. I hope that this helps. Where abouts are you, there might be an owner / builder near you. If you have questions I built my exmo and remember most of what is needed.
  11. Never been as it always collided with family events. I am aiming to have a run over Saturday camp the night and return sunday. I try to avoid motorways and trunk roads so the trip will be a bit longer but more fun.
  12. Just been out to look at my car. Weld looks a lot better done than yours and no sign of a crack.
  13. I am aiming for 10 to 10:30 arrival. See you there
  14. One thing to consider is that the S7 kit came out per SVA/IVA when just getting a MOT and a declaration of where the parts came from was all that was needed to get the car road legal. You say that this is a rolling chassis, does it come with a V5 stating make is robin hood, if so you are in for an easier time. If not then you will have to pass IVA to get on the road. IVA manual here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1065789/individual-vehicle-approval-inspection-manual-passenger-vehicles.pdf Have a good build. Ian
  15. I presume that your kit is sierra based. I believe that there were a few MX5 kits but I know little about them. A couple of pictures might help.
  16. kit was designed for a ford sierra doner. Master cylinder would have come from the doner, I think that all sierras had the same master cylinder.
  17. looking at your picture, the ones covering the entire quarter would be what came with the kit. The cycle wings were not a normal fitment for S7s but putting our own stamp on details is what makes these cars individual.
  18. Next Wednesday (25th) , 6PM onwards, Malt Shovel Pub, Coventry Road, Nr Stonebridge, Coventry, CV7 7HL got me confused but I think 29th works better than 25th
  19. Fingers crossed I can make it.
  20. IanS

    Fuel tank leak

    You could use rivnuts. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proster-Riveter-Riveting-100pcs-Setting/dp/B08G4HB77F/ref=asc_df_B08G4HB77F/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=463094615488&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5465414145904340091&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046452&hvtargid=pla-990128104932&psc=1 And make a gasket https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nitrile-Bonded-Gasket-Material-Various/dp/B09J453KGZ/ref=sr_1_7?adgrpid=104837889118&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrdHQlei--AIVYIBQBh2t2gD4EAAYAyAAEgLslPD_BwE&hvadid=446600911396&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9046452&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=17700559792586579682&hvtargid=kwd-338760600434&hydadcr=20940_1721524&keywords=gasket%2Bsheet%2Bmaterial&qid=1655823891&sr=8-7&th=1 make holes in the gasket to just clear the rivnut insert. A smear of blue hylomar on both sides of the gasket should help seal. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hylomar-Universal-Gasket-Jointing-Compound/dp/B079D8XJSP/ref=asc_df_B079D8XJSP/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=430753776182&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=717522071671627354&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046452&hvtargid=pla-909559816250&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=103698421881&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=430753776182&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=717522071671627354&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046452&hvtargid=pla-909559816250
  21. IanS

    Fuel tank leak

    The tanks that came with the kit were stainless so if you have an alloy one this is non standard.
  22. Does it even have a number plate? If it has check its mot history and if it is correctly registered as a robin hood, if it is then you just need to apply for a V5 in your name supported by the sale invoice.
  23. IanS

    Pinto / Weber help

    Both chokes at once. https://www.classicfordmag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/classic-ford-weber-dgv-rebuild-instructions.pdf As you can see in picture 11 it is a simple 2 outlet jet, one for each choke. Also picture 6 is the power valve working?
  24. IanS

    Pinto / Weber help

    Is the enrichment (accelerator) pump working? Look down the carb barrels and when the throttle is opened you should see a squirt of petrol into both chokes.
  25. Could it actually be something like your propshaft being out of balance? Yes the sierra has rubber dampers in the gear lever but these were noise limiters rather than vibration dampers so I suspect that something is well out of ballance.
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