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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Fingers crossed I can make it.
  7. 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
  8. IanS

    Fuel tank leak

    The tanks that came with the kit were stainless so if you have an alloy one this is non standard.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Picture actually says that it is a SubK. 2B chasies with Exmo front suspension. No paperwork whatsoever? Not even a V5? Without reciepts or V5 it will be tricky to get registered as you have to prove that it is not stolen.
  14. It is not robin hoods that are the problem. The problem is unregistered cars of any type, there are a lot of abandomed kit builds (of all makes) out there for many reasons, it is just that robin hood produced more kits per year (approx 600 per year) than almost all other manufactures combined from mid 90s for the next 15 years. So there are more uncompleted robin hoods out there than most other single make. There are probably a higher percentage of the high priced multistage payement kits unfinished out there. Chin up 2Bs were designed to pass IVA. SVA came allong when government realised that this was a profit center and upped prices to suit, little else changed so properly put together it will pass.
  15. All 205 blocks are 2l all 20 blocks are 2l all 18 blocks are 1.8L all 16 blocks are 1.6l all 13 blocks are 1.3l (very rare)
  16. IanS

    Keeps Stoping

    epic revival of a post from 19 years ago
  17. IanS

    Suspension parts

    Those parts are pure sierra. Ebay / motor factors.
  18. https://www.burtonpower.com/water-pump-ford-pinto-sohc-models-with-viscous-fan-qcp2525.html
  19. You can but try for the water pump at a motor factors. Burton power stock just about everything for a pinto but are not the cheapest, and yes they do sell spares. https://www.burtonpower.com/
  20. Pinto like thicker oil 20/50 works better than more modern thinner oils. Air filter is a case of what you have fitted as it will not be what ford fitted. As for oil filter and spark plugs go to your local motor factors and tell them that it is for a 1985 ford sierra. I hope that this helps
  21. Sounds more like choke to me. But the other carb problem could be sticking needle valve in the float chamber allowing the fuel level to get too high.
  22. IanS

    Timing (maybe

    32/36 refere to the choke diamters. The primary is 32mm for good MPG at part throttle The secondary is 36mm for when you unleash the horses. I have this carb on a 2l pinto and recently got 38MPG on a 220 mile round trip on mainly secondary roads.
  23. IanS

    Timing (maybe

    Ford venturi carb was not very good and does not age well. Replace with dgav off a 2l pinto, someone is bound to have one kicking arround after an upgrade.
  24. Mechanical one is simple and normally reliable. I still use a mechanical one.
  25. Reason I ask is that I had a mechanical pump do what you describe. Pumped OK cold and not very well when hot. New pump was an easy fix but it had swarf in it and cleaning this out of the system was a longish job.
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