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Bob Tucker

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Bob Tucker last won the day on November 28 2018

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  • Birthday 03/01/1950

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    2B + 16vXE +wishbone conversion
  • Full name
    Robert (Bob) John Tucker

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    Orpington, Kent, BR6 9AN
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    Drag Racing, Aircraft (full size); Radio Control Aircraft; Sea angling; All other motorsport.

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  1. Weber DCOEs I think. I cant tell the size. As for power, I'd estimate anything from 125 to 135 depending on head work and exhaust system.
  2. I agree with Foz. Did you sell the box with a lever, or has the buyer fitted his own? Cant really help with a whiny 5th gear.
  3. Hard to say without much more info. It looks like you have 2046 cc. The fr33 cam is a second stage fast road/rally cam. Its quite a radical cam, designed to work with other engine mods. What carb/s have you got? What have you done to the cylinder head? We can have a guess at HP with that info. Standard pinto bore is 90.82mm With the standard stroke of 76.95mm you get the following capacities 92mm bore = 2046 cc 93mm bore = 2091 cc 94mm bore = 2136 cc +125 refers to an oversize of + 0.125" = 3.175mm so 93.995mm bore. 94mm is stretching the limits of a standard 2.0 block and once it's worn it's scrap as it can't go out any further.
  4. Have a look at CBS Car Builder Solutions they sell remote kits.
  5. the kits didnt have vin numbers allocated. the dvla gave you one or you made up your own. in the uk it is 17 characters assorted letters and numbers. if you got the uk v5 (log book) with the car the vin no will be in there. then you can stamp that on your chassis.
  6. Just taxed my 2.0 2B IIRC it was £325 pa, Ive done it monthly, almost £31 per month. I also live just inside Khans Kingdom, so Im facing ULEZ at £12.50 per day. I'd move abroad, but the EU wont let me. I'd move outside ULEZ, but the value of my house has now dropped just because of ULEZ. makes you feel like joining the travellers & sticking 2 fingers up at any kind of authority.
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    incorrect toe in or castor probably. What susension, sliding pillar or wishbone?
  8. in some cases in the past the DVLA has asked for an engineers report to confirm the new details. Not always, as usual the DVLA are inconsistent.
  9. Kent Cams instructions follow. Check timing details for FR33, from memory I think Jez is right. But check it anyway. https://www.kentcams.com/files/kent_cams_catalogue_2012_a5.pdf
  10. To check if its ignition, if you have a strobe sensor put it on each spark plug HT lead in turn. You should see a regular pulse/flash. If its irregular, check the nodiz setup in more detail. to check if its fuel ,pull the plugs, they should all have similar colours. You may find one or more is either black & sooty (rich) or light grey (too weak.) Is the exhaust smoky black (too rich)? I cant see anything on the video. Post pictures of the plugs to help us more.
  11. Happy to help. Its always easy to assume the worst and start rebuilding the engine. Start with the easy or cheap fixes first.
  12. Pintos were notorious for bad camshaft wear. Remove the cam cover and check the valve clearances. Try to isolate exactly where the noise is coming from, the "stethoscope" is a useful tool.
  13. The Southern kit car club have links to Snodhurst Service station. Apparently they look after a number of their members kitcars. https://www.southernkitcars.com/suppliers/#
  14. That doesnt sound like big end knock. Its a bit too fast and not deep enough. Hows the oil pressure? check the sump hasnt been bashed upwards. I had a similar knock when I went over a big road hump. It was the big end bolt and the conrod tapping on the sump. try using a long screwdriver as a stethoscope. Put the end at various point of the engine and put the handle end near or in your ear.
  15. My 1993 Mondeo latched the fog light off when you turned off the headlights. That makes more sense than leaving the fog lights activated. But hey, this is the DVLA we're talking about!
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