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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
MOCGB Paid Member
Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • I am sure parking sensors and rear view cameras are only needed because of the pathetic design of modern vehicles that have very poor all round visibility. In my 65 coupe I can clearly see every corner and position it within an inch of where I want to be. I have used this ability to scare the poo out...
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  • Hi, Good to see you have been making progress at this difficult time of year. First off looking at the amount of bracing you are planning I really don't think you nee that much, but more is much better than too little. As for the firewall rust and stuff I see there is quite a bit revealing itself but...
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  • Thanks John. I think with that tool from ebay it might be possible to do the job with the arm in situ however, I may well use your superb services. If last time was anything to go by it will take you about 20 seconds to remove the LCA, 20 seconds to change the ball joint and 20 seconds to re-fit the...
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  • Thanks for the info guys. I got the car tracked today and it was way out thanks to the last lot of monkeys that did it. So its through the MoT now and all 100% functional. As for the LCA's I think I will take my time and buy the ball joint press tool and also some Moog replacement ball joints. I don't...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Place to buy parts
    I bought a rear brake caliper for my 2010 Mustang from US Automotive this week. Arrived the next day. Great for MoT type spares....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    Every time a big jet crosses the Atlantic it burns 55 tons of jet fuel which is pretty similar to diesel. In fact the US navy did some experiments running gas turbines on diesel and the trials were a success. So essentially a few cars burning a few kilos of diesel is nothing in the bigger scheme of...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    Ian,
    Nice try but I've got the real answer to EV shortcomings
    ...
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  • It was their can't do attitude that put me off. I don't think that they knew that Mustangs come from the USA. The place I am taking it did the rolling road tests on my 65 Mustang and are very good. Kwikfit did it 2 years ago and clearly got it wrong as its badly scrubbing the inner edges of the tyr...
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  • Thanks for the info guys. I'm getting lazy and getting someone to do the brake caliper.

    Yesterday I booked my car into our local Halfords for tracking at 8am today. Dropped it off and was told to come back in 2 hours. Went for breakfast and a look around the shops but when I returned to...
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  • ALLAN R
    started a topic MoT and front lower control arm ball joints

    MoT and front lower control arm ball joints

    Well its that dreadful time of year again and the car has just failed its MoT. Its scrubbed its front tyres, so that's new tyres and alignment tomorrow. It also has no handbrake on the drivers side rear wheel and I think its the caliper piston not moving out when the cable is pulled, so a new caliper...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Under Ride Traction bar fitting
    I've seen them on one car and, if they are the same as yours, the rear of them bolt to the axle "U" clam bolts. The front welds to the bottom and one side of the rear frame rails and I would think that you can just get away with lifting the rear seat squab and removing any felt type sound...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    Steve, Look up the Detroit Electric vehicle of around 1910. I think it was the origin of Brougham. I believe this had regenerative braking and single lever operation. It also had a 60 mile range, however one achieved 211 miles range. So in over 100 years we have made essentially very little progress...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    Last time I was at the M3 services at Fleet the EV's were queuing to recharge. ok more chargers would be better but you would need 100's of chagers to meet the demand in the holiday season. How many miles does a 30 minute charge give? I've never looked into this....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    I don't think its all about range, I think with an EV its a case of having to manage the "fuel store". I can get in my petrol car to do a long range journey with no fuel in the tank but I can stop at a petrol station and fully charge the vehicle in about 5 minutes. Also if the journey is longer...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    This just substantiates what I was saying. Unless there is a major rebuild of our power grids then not everyone will be able to have an EV. This way we will go back to the beginning of motoring where only the rich will have cars if ICE cars get banned. Can't see it happening myself, we are too reliant...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Mustang SUV - Mach E
    My brother applied to make a drop down kerb to get his car into his garden some years ago. This was refused by the council. He recently reapplied saying it was to allow for charging of his, to be purchased, EV and got permission. Now with a drop down kerb he can park his 911 in his garden???
    I...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Pertronix Ignitor issues
    I finally got the car fixed this morning and it was as simple as a dizzy cap that had gone bad. I've known about this and caps tracking out, but in all my motoring life I have never had a dizzy cap fail. I now have a spare Pertronix unit and have made it so that it is easy to change over, even on a...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Piper Cam's Custom Exhuasts
    I'm not an S550 owner but I have never heard of a reluctance to fit British stuff to the older Mustangs. It sounds as if Piper have the rolling road figures as proof for the exhaust so I think that will be a lot better than some of the figures claimed in the USA. Even on my 289 its a struggle to get...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Pertronix Ignitor issues
    I will do John because I am running out of ideas. The new dizzy cap should be with me tomorrow or Wednesday. If its not that I can change the leads then I am stuck....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Radiator

    This is what I have. Its a 2 core rad but is the same width as the repro 3 core brass rad, so the water tubes are wider. I had it made by Pro Alloy to look a bit retro. Its been absolutely fine even on the hottest summer days in a queue on the M25. They mounted the electric fan for me right against...
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