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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
MOCGB Paid Member
Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    started a topic Intermittent TPMS fault Indications

    Intermittent TPMS fault Indications

    I often get a TPMS "low Tire Pressure" warning or "Tire sensor fault" warning come up. This is normally when cruising at motorway speeds and is very intermittent sometimes going for a month between occurrences. After a short while the warning disappears. When a low pressure warning...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 66 prop shaft
    Not quite sure what you mean. There can be play in the UJ itself. Some have a grease nipple in them so you could give it a squirt of grease. Its best to test UJ's by gripping both sides of the UJ and trying to rotate both sides against each other. Any play and the joint should be changed which is quite...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Perfect socket set ?
    I thought the perfect socket set was one wheeled by a mechanic while I sit in a warm and dry pub sipping beer!!...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 66 rear axle squareness
    Measuring between the front and back wheels give a good indication but I don't think may necessarily be the most accurate way as the front suspension can move over time and with wear. There are a lot of places tolerance can add up. Find the centre point on the engine cross member between the front chassis...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 1966 steering column problem
    I've only messed about a bit with the steering column but I am sure if you release the dash bracket you can slide the outer column relative to the inner column. I did this when the horn stopped working and moved the outer column so the horn contacts made proper contact. I think it is better to put the...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Engine bay and engine refresh
    That powder coating is really good. I painted my engine about 4 years ago now and the paint is peeling quite badly. Modern paint really p1sses me off as I don't trust it. The outside of my house was painted autumn before last so the paint has seen one winter and summer and the paint on the stone window...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Edelbrock Carb on a 289
    If your thinking of building a stroker motor I would get the price of a crate one and then cost up every bit of rebuilding your engine, parts, machining and labour. I've not done this exercise but I it wouldn't surprise me if the rebuild costs exceeded the cost of a crate motor. Also you can sell the...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Engine bay and engine refresh
    Looking good - I should do mine as the paint is getting a bit tatty. I like the manifolds, are these original or repro?
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 68 Harmonic Damper / balancer
    I don't like the bit about using the starter to try and undo the nut. I would put the pulley bolts back in the damper with a bit of metal across these to stop the engine turning. If you are usinf a puller to get the damper off I would remove the radiator so you have a bit more room.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Edelbrock Carb on a 289
    As rider says use a spanner to hold the nut on the pump then another on the fuel pipe nut. Its a normal right hand thread. it might just be on there tight or a bit corroded.
    As for the manifold if you swap to an Edelbrock aluminium one you will save a bit of weight, that is all. I am sure someone...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Engine swop
    I can't say but if you have the original V8 engine it should be possible to swap sumps and oil pick ups if it is different.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Gunson Eezibleed
    Yes the pressure bleed kit works ok if you can get a cap and a good seal. Put a towel or heavy rag over the master cylinder just in case it starts to spring a leak and spray everywhere. Personally I prefer the vacuum bleed system but as said the brakes seem to bleed easily with just pumping the ped...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to New Leaf spring u bolts 1 drop Help
    Here is the kit you need
    https://www.cjponyparts.com/rear-low...966/p/CLK1021/
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to USA Style Plates?
    I've had them on my car since 1992 and never been pulled or failed an MoT. Just stick to UK colours. Mine are black and silver
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to gas tank
    Those tanks are quite thin ans when pressed they get very thin around edges so it could well have been stressed and cracked. I would take it to a specialist who restores tanks. They fill them with steam before welding to prevent explosions.

    I can't help you with the trap door, I have a...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Toe in Angle
    Here is the calculator I used https://www.errolstyres.co.za/odcalculator

    This said the backspace could also affect you if the tyres look close to the wheel arch when straight ahead. A deeper backspace rim would move them inboard but I guess you have some money invested in what you have...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Paint for decorating indoors
    Thanks for the advice Pete. I have noted it for the future. I have managed to get by for now but will use the trade paint in future....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Toe in Angle
    Looking at the overall rolling diameter between my 195 tyre and your 235 tyre there is very little difference, in fact your tyre is 10mm diameter smaller. This said it is 40mm wider and also I don't know the offset of your wheels compared to stock, so the fender rubbing issues could be width and offset...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Roundup 232 arrived today
    Mine arrived today and daughter nabbed it before I got home!! I just pay for it so that doesn't register!!!
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Toe in Angle
    What wheels and tyres do you have on the car? I have lowered the front of mine quite a bit and use 195 - 14 - 70 tyres. Narrower than a lot of people but they do clear under the fenders with +3 deg of caster. This said I got the caster angle because I did the original neg wedge drop (Shelby drop) where...
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