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Last Activity: 09-07-2020, 05:49 PM
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  • Old Fords were always an easy steal,

    I had a couple of Capri's go on tour without me; one never to be seen ever again. The one that was recovered had been barrelled so I needed to change the whole steering lock which meant the key no longer matched the doors. I was out of pocket for the...
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  • The future - keeping the rumble of a V8 with plant juices

    I've mused over a few abstract things during lockdown and one of the most interesting has to be the future without fuel. Well without fossil derivered fuel anyway. With the intorduction of ethanol containing petrol and the move towards an ever increasing level of ethanol those of us with older cars...
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    Last edited by rider; 02-07-2020, 10:26 AM.

  • Total cost was 147.04 which included VAT and 16 for optional insurance cover. Taxes were additional and recovered by FedEx. The shipping was organised using parcelbroker who actually initially rejected the order, as they don't ship oil or oil contaminated parts without having a its been cleaned certificate....
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    Last edited by rider; 01-07-2020, 09:34 AM.

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  • Another pointer is if you can arrange your own shipping you get to fill in the paperwork which is easy enough to do (most shippers or agents will have a form for you to fill out on their web sites or will email you those) and you can then avoid VAT as the part is for a historic car. I put that on my...
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  • Its always worth checking rates for shipping around differnt sellers and with some, you can arrange your own collection.

    You'd usually expect STS Imports to be cheaper on bulkier items with their in shipping container sea freight option but last summer I got FedEx premium 4 day air freight...
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  • NPD prices are OK, very similar to RockAuto and with a wider offering. I had them quote on a small part along with RockAuto. One was $18 shipping and the other was $65 shipping. I went to RockAuto for the part. Have a look at amazon.com as well as they do low ship rates from their warehouse (not third...
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  • rider
    started a topic Treating my wood steering wheel

    Treating my wood steering wheel

    I've had the Mustang for a few years now but finally got bored with looking at the dull steering wheel, so treated it to an oil rub.









    First up gave it a good deep alcohol clean, the cloth did turn black.



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    replied to PPF on a 67
    Think I'd prefer to go for a PDC. That peels off easily whereas a stick on clear plastic coating may well not be as easily removed.

    Oh PDC stands for Plasti Dip Coating.

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    replied to PPF on a 67
    The only PPF I'm aware of is the governments Pension Protection Fund for employees whose employer has run off with the pension fund and spent it unwisely.
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  • rider
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    I'd recommend you do move the distributor around to see if the vacuum can be raised to a more normal 18 - 23 range. If it cannot then you are down to leaks, a faulty reading or a restriction in the exhaust chocking off the engine. The steady cylinder pressure rules out rings or valve seats. So, twiddle...
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    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    The vaccum level is really low, too low. Barring a massive leak it's hard to see how you can get so low on a good condition engine. A flickering needle could indicate valve issue and low power could be your timing is too advanced. I'd start by rotating the distributor to its maximim vacuum. If that...
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