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  1. PTFE is a good electrical insulator so you have probably found the problem. The question is why it ever worked, I am guessing that the original PTFE did not fully cover the thread leaving a bit to just about provide an earth.
  2. I am in Warrington so a few miles north of you. We recently had a run out round winter hill near north of Bolton. I expect that we will do more run outs but am looking for a route for the next one. PM me if you want to talk. Ian
  3. I also use firefox and its is there
  4. Could your alternator not be repaired? I have had good repairs from my local auto electrician, MC alternators in warrington, tel 01925 415275. This is an old fashoned 1 man operation so no web site but good service.
  5. Dakar kit car might not be your ideal but appears to be a 4WD kit that is available. Being land rover based might be a bit heavy for you. http://www.dakar4x4.me.uk/
  6. There was a version of the Dax Rush based on the 4wd sierra. Doners are now very few for this.
  7. 2l Zetec water pump needs the aircon compressor for the belt path to work. 1.8 water pump rotates the other way as it does not have a aircon compresssor. It sounds like you are into upgradeitus
  8. I had a good day out, thanks for the pics. ian
  9. IanS

    Filter advice

    The thing to remember about pancake filters is that on thin ones the restriction is the distance from the top of the carb to the top plate of the filter not the area of the foam filters. Top plate on a filter like the one sparepart should be at least 1/3 carb inlet diameter above top lip of carb and idealy 1/2 diameter.
  10. SVA - IVA certificate is not returned after registration it is retained at DVLA. Check MOT history on line <https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history> if it has history as a robin hood then you are good. Get insurance, book an MOT, apply for road tax, drive. Registration number is probably age related to doner rather than actual doner reg.
  11. Remember that when soldering you will need strain relief beyond the end of the solder. If the wire to a soldered joint is allowed to vibrate then there is a stress concentration at the end of the solder leading to early failure. I worked in the aircraft industry and crimping was the prefered way to do connectors but we used calibrated crimp tools. DT plugs are good but need the correct crimp tool, if done correctly then soldering harms rather than helps. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071KFLY43/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B071KFLY43&pd_rd_w=dFwq1&pf_rd_p=a8d38b47-cfdf-4208-95a0-1af779cb6e7d&pd_rd_wg=6LINW&pf_rd_r=94H2BTJQYX4QYP6W4C2H&pd_rd_r=cc34204e-5f06-4ad0-9b35-1c0600516dac&s=automotive&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzSUpRRFNQRkhSRTBZJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjE5OTgwNUxZMk5MVlZMRFlDJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA3NDIzMjIzMUlXUTM5V0tIOUszJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsX3RoZW1hdGljJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== is one reasonable crimp tool.
  12. Just keep driving the year round, problem solved.
  13. It always was bank holiday with Saturday for exhibitors to set up and public attendance Sunday & Monday.
  14. Series 3 did not have a build manual as such instead it came with VHS videos. I understand that these are available on utube, be warned the film director was on his first video production and it shows.
  15. Fantastic news! Now to enjoy driving
  16. If imperial was a possibity I would say 31/64th inch. (worked in aircraft industry where imperial bolts still used with increments of 1/64) 31/64 would be 3rd oversize repair bolt for 7/16 initial bolt. On most builds the rear subframe rubber donut was removed and a new hole drilled to fit a 12mm bolt throught the floor and reinforcing plate as advocated by RS in the build videos.
  17. 83 stalks would switch the headlights directly. later stalks have smaller contacts internally and are designed to switch relays for the headlights. 3 relays required sidelights, dipped headlight & main headlight. Relay coil connected to suppply and switch connects the other end of coil to earth to operate. Headlights only have power with ignition on. Sorry I no longer have further details.
  18. Normally ford has only one flasher that does both the indicators and the hazards.
  19. I went to ebay for a 3 pin LED indicator relay. Down side is that it is silent (does not bleep or click)
  20. Glad someone asked. Waited at the car park untill 11:15 then in a convoy of one went round my idea of the route. I have never seen the sea so far into the land at Southport, not a single sign of sand, sea was trying to get over the wall to the north of Southport. At Crosby the sea was washing right up to the car park with lots of rubble on the tarmac. The heads of another place by Gormley were showing through the surf. You missed a memoriable trip but I know that my weather gear mostly works. My Ozee suit was more than up to the conditions. https://www.ozee.co.uk/ Look forward to meeting everyone in the flesh. We should have gone on Sunday. Ian
  21. Well the forcast could be better but I intend to be at standish 11ish. Look forward to meeting any others. Fingers crossed. Ian
  22. The original option of rear coil over shocks were actually modified mini rear shocks. When used like this the rubber bushes were not up to the job and disintegrated fairly fast. When used as shocks without the springs they should be good.
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