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    Re: Evans Waterless Coolant

    Thanks for the replies and some useful advise.
    Looks like I'll be sticking with ethylene glycol antifreeze.
    Been OK for last 30 years, so should be fine for the next 30.
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    Evans Waterless Coolant

    After 30 years of use, I've decided to upgrade the coolant system on my pinto engined Berlinetta.
    I'll be using silicon hoses and probably some stainless pipe (to route under exhaust to heater...
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    Re: Berlinetta Headlights

    Best I've found are stainless steel from Mini Spares Centre
    Stainless Rim - 500929MS
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    Re: Camshaft bearing clerance problem

    Roman
    Sorry I didn't see this post earlier.
    Try the following web site, full of useful info for pinto engine

    http://faq.ford77.ru/pdf/how_to_power_tune_Ford_SOHC.pdf

    DaveH
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    Re: Hazard warning lights

    Can't really understand why your Berlinetta hasn't got hazards. Based on cortina 3,4 or 5 the loom will have had hazard flash curcuit.
    You could check for unused relay blocks and switch connectors....
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    Re: New Marlin owner

    To check wether your head has hardened seats refer to Cabriobobs article posted in 2007. Ford Engines - Unleaded Fuel Info.
    Might be difficult finding these heads in scrapyards, but the info still...
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    Re: Running-Board strip, End-Caps?

    Been up in loft and found the following:
    I bought 12 in 1994 from Beauford Cars (based in Upholland, Lancs)
    Cost £10.58 (see photo)
    They where self adhesive, I have had one come off, used the...
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    Re: Running-Board strip, End-Caps?

    I'm going back many years. I have similar fitted bought from Beauford Cars ( are they still in business? )
    I believe they sourced them from Italian scooter manufacture.
    Perhaps you could research...
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    Re: BRITAX Rear Light Screws

    Have you tried BA?
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    Re: Oops more snow

    Where did you buy it 'ICEKEA'
    Sorry.
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    Re: Pipercross air filter

    I've fitted a PiperCross filter, part number C3003. they also sell a blank base plate you modify to fit your carb profile. The filter does get close to the underside of the bonnet, but as it is only...
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    Re: coil position suggestions please

    Sorry not at home so can't supply photo.
    If I remember correctly in mine the coil sits higher and foreward of the mech. fuel pump.
    I haven't had any problems. Touch wood! I' now check connects when...
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    Re: coil position suggestions please

    Mine is in the position shown in your last photo, never had any problems and easy to access.
    You might just want to ensure the connections have water tight covers.
    Any one who had an old mini will...
  14. Thread: Bonnet stay.

    by daveghunt
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    Re: Bonnet stay.

    I modified the original Cortina bonnet stay, sure you could make one up from suitable steel bar. Fitting the original grommets, still available from Burtons.
    Cable edge clip holds it in place when...
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    Re: New Runcorn Bridge

    For your info, this is how to register on line.
    Enter your reg. no - Do Not Press 'Find Vehicle'
    Manually select: Class 2
    Make - either - Classic Custom
    ...
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    New Runcorn Bridge

    Wanted to visit my relatives who live in Widnes and decided to use the new Runcorn Widnes bridge, bite the bullet and pay the toll. (It use to me free).
    Trouble is there are no toll booths, cameras...
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    Why I'm a Club Member

    Returning home from a trip to Wales, I hit a particularly bad pot hole on the A534 Nantwich road by the Bickerton Poacher, for those that know it. This jolted off the chrome retaining ring and lens...
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    Re: Building a Special in 1958

    Love the way parts where removed? And only 1 spanner kept in pocket.
    Times where much simpler.
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    Error of the Year

    Over the last 20 odd years of running my Berlinetta it's been anoying to have to open one side of the bonnet to check the oil and then the other side to fill it, which is also difficult with the...
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    Re: Warning Light

    I had this fault on my Berlinetta, it was a alternator regulator fault. Cost £35 at my local auto electrician.
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    Bodelwyddan Castle

    Is anybody planning to attend the Bodelwyddan Castle classic car show, near St Asaph North Wales?
    On Sunday 20th July.
    As I will be in that area I will be attending, could be an interesting venue,...
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    Back on the Road Again

    I'm sure there's a song there somewhere?
    MOT passed, Insurance arranged, Road Tax paid, than it started raining!

    After many years Iím back on the road.
    Pity the weather turned, still a try out...
  23. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Update. Spent some time on line, nobody appears to offer summer only cover, you have to cover for 12 months. I've found cover for £104 at Adrian Flux, limiting mileage to 3000 (probably to high).
    A...
  24. Thread: Insurance

    by daveghunt
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    Insurance

    Has anybody tried to get insurance for 6 months, thro summer months?
    My plan is to tax for 6 months say April to September then SORN thro the winter.
    I'm in the process of trying the usual...
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    Re: Interior width measurement

    Paul
    Just measured mine, 420mm from door pad to tunnel carpet at front of seat.
    It is tight, I've had lots of head scratching moments fitting in door pads, handles door cappings and seats.
    It's...
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