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    Re: Non-starting problem

    It looks like the bores and pistons are in excellent order.

    According to this Haynes web site
    https://haynes.com/en-gb/tips-tutorials/head-gasket-guide

    “The most common cause of a blown head...
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    Re: Non-starting problem

    That must be a spline. This is what a T55 looks like.
    Paul

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    Re: Non-starting problem

    I removed the head of my Pinto with a standard Torx bit. As I recall the the bolts must be replaced.

    Just checked Haynes and it says

    “Up to early 1984, splined type cylinder head bolts were...
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    Re: If it ain't broke, don't fix it...

    Great job Roman. Can we see a picture of the wedding in the next magazine?
    Paul
  5. Re: New year - is it time to renew my MoC Subscription?

    Hi Bill,
    Happy New Year.

    I stand corrected! I knew that too really. I should have given more thought to my post.
    Paul
  6. Re: New year - is it time to renew my MoC Subscription?

    Hi Patrick - Happy New Year.

    That’s really a question for the treasurer but I have paid by bank transfer early in the past (January not April) and the system was smart enough to extend my...
  7. New year - is it time to renew my MoC Subscription?

    Happy New Year Everyone.

    I daresay your current priority is to discover if you need to renew your subscription. Well, it depends on how and when you paid. You can check it yourself by logging in...
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    Re: Vehicle tax and registration

    According to Haynes the difference between an N9A and the N9C, shown in the list, is that the second one has a catalytic converter. So you certainly should not use those numbers.

    I am sure that...
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    Re: Vehicle tax and registration

    I have a very similar situation. My road tax is £280 August this year. I don’t understand why it is more than yours. My original engine was 2.0L. I assume as they gave me an age related plate the...
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    Re: Vehicle tax and registration

    Hi Chris, as an aside to the core question. What tax do you pay and what does your MOT man use as criteria? My car was Sporting a Pinto at SVA and the emissions and hence tax is based on that. It...
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    Re: Vehicle tax and registration

    Hi Nigel, congratulations on passing the IVA.
    I can't remember needing to know those answers after the SVA. They are now on my car's V5.Do those numbers get passed between the departments directly?...
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    Re: Liquid piston rotary engine

    Yes, I thought the seals looked better. On the model they still move in and out a little but I imagine the shape could be refined.

    I wonder what the performance is like. Subjectively, the power...
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    Liquid piston rotary engine

    Quite impressed by this engine and wanted to share it with you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLtyNtf9_ew

    Paul
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    Re: What is this carburetor, I'm lost!

    Can you give us any more details about the donor engine?
    Pouvez-vous nous donner plus de détails sur le moteur donneur ?

    I would have guessed a Pinto would have come from a Sierra but I think...
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    Re: Garage refurb and back to the car

    Love the lights too but you might want to find a new electrician.
    Paul
  16. Re: Chassis Corrosion Rear Outer Swing Arm Pivot

    Yikes! Any chance of a picture?
    Paul

    Jinx!!
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    Re: Wrong Battery??

    My 2L Zetec uses the old Sierra starter motor. My Battery is Yuasa Silverline 5000 HSB 075 12V 60A 620A. Its physical dimensions are approximately L24 W18 H18cm. It works ok. I think my alternator...
  18. Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza 11 and 12 September

    The Extravaganza will be based along Ryde Esplanade and will be free to attend.

    It’s a must-visit for all petrol heads and history buffs. Celebrating 20 years this year, the two-day charity event...
  19. Re: E10 what to make a fuel tank and rigid pipes out of?

    I found this which looks to be well informed from High Powered Media (HPM) written in 2014. HPM is an American website that purports; “Fact not fiction. Science not speculation. Engineering...
  20. Re: E10 what to make a fuel tank and rigid pipes out of?

    Thanks Geoff, I had not even considered the fuel gauge sender or pump. I look forward to reading the article. Looks like I will be using E5 for quite some time.
    Paul
  21. E10 what to make a fuel tank and rigid pipes out of?

    In another thread an owner is showing off his brand new Aluminium tank. A work of beauty it is too.

    Both my current Cabrio and my under construction Sportster have Aluminium tanks.

    For the...
  22. Thread: Log book

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    Re: Log book

    Chassis numbers are not allowed to end in a letter. Apparently, it is an undocumented law.

    I know because my chassis number was rejected for that reason.

    Paul
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    Re: Stoneleigh 2021

    A surprisingly enjoyable event given the unusual circumstances

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    Exceedingly good cake and bubbly

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    Re: Slow progress

    The thought has occurred but I am in the fortunate position of being able to push it to the sea by hand. Millie has had a towing socket from new. I have never got round to adding the towball. The...
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    Re: Any ideas ?

    There is a lot about steering geometry in this, rather long, thread:
    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?7955-Millie-antiroll-bar

    And a little to scare you!

    The standard...
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