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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to C J Pony Enquiries
    Well I tried the call back option tonight and it didn't work. Every time I've rung up the waiting time is about 90minutes so I've hung up. I am off on hols tomorrow so its a chuffing nuisance that I haven't sorted the issue before going. I've used them many many times and had no problems but I shall...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 68 289 Charging Issues
    Is there a difference in voltage across the battery between idle and at the higher revs? A good alternator should output between 13.5 - 14.5v so yours sounds ok. A fully charged battery should show around 12.6v. It might be that the car just needs a good run as the battery has lost some of its char...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to carb and choke
    Whilst they are called vacuum secondary's on these carbs they don't work off manifold vacuum. They work off the vacuum generated at the throat of the primary choke venturies. So the flow of air has to be very high in the primary chokes for the secondary's to open, you won't see them opening if you just...
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  • Usually when the bearing has gone this bad the drum can end up running on the brake shoes and it all gets rather hot. I am wondering if the flange on the end of the halfshaft has come loose. I would pull the shaft and check.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 66 rebuild
    Arron, It looks nice and I like the GT valance. Only one thing I noticed in the photos is the fit of the rear bumper at the sides. I'm not sure if its fitted a bit twisted.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Rebuilding a 302 Cleveland
    Looks good. Do you measure the volume of these runners to compare with the more performance oriented ali heads? I think you should try and get the inlet and exhaust runners the same volume. (I mean compared to each other so all the inlet are the same volume and al the exhaust the same)
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  • ALLAN R
    started a topic C J Pony Enquiries

    C J Pony Enquiries

    I recently bought some stuff from them but my order was one item short. I went on line and made a claim for the shortage but had no reply. I've tried ringing but I'm always in a 40 minute queue to speak to someone which is hopeless. Has anyone had experiences of dealing with them on these issues.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 1968 289 - Electronic Fuel Pump PSI
    The float needle valves control the flow of fuel to the carb. At idle the fuel flow will be a trickle. In this situation the pump will just maintain the fuel pressure at the carb. As said if it aint broke.
    My car arrived in the UK in 1992 with a duff mechanical fuel pump. I replaced it with a...
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  • First off there is no way that the rear wheels should be able to be rocked on the axle. It sounds as if something is amiss or the halfshaft bearings have broken up. If axle oil is present in the wheel hub then the halfshaft axle seal has failed also. What often happens is that the bearing fails and...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 1968 289 - Electronic Fuel Pump PSI
    You need about 4-7psi for a std carb. Here is a good electric pump that I have on my 65 289 car (http://www.realsteel.co.uk/section6.pdf). Look at the Airtex pump on page S6/15. It is a nice quiet electric pump and mine was fitted back in the 90's and s still going strong - also way cheaper and quieter...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 65 cowl replacement
    Yes I think it will be interesting if you can post some photos. Not a job I would fancy doing to my car as it is quite involved. I would take my time assembling the cowl top to make sure the wings and bonnet all end up level with each other, and also that the windscreen chrome trim will sit nice against...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to carb and choke
    Simon, You asked about the principle of the electric choke. It is very simple. The heart of the choke is in the black cylinder on the side of the carb, it is a bi-metalic coiled strip element which when heated by electric current from the car uncoils and opens the choke. It takes a little while to uncoil...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 66 fuel sender issues
    You do need a good earth, so check that. How much did you fill the tank?. When I installed a new fuel tank and sender unit I had to bend the float to get it near the bottom of the tank. That way at least I know the gauge is more accurate at empty than full. I am not sure if these sender units are generic...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to buying a mustang
    oh well that's that theory out the window. I wonder why there would be two designs if its not for the different engines.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to buying a mustang
    I was led to believe that the 6 pot cars had three rivets holding the ball joint to the UCA. Most have had the rivets drilled out and replacement ball joints bolted on now. No doubt knowing Mustangs there will always be an exception to the rule....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to buying a mustang
    Another spot to look at is the upper control arm ball joint. This should have 4 bolts (or rivets) holding it to the arm. This will show if the whole suspension has been changed rather than just the spindles. It sounds like a pretty good conversion so far, and a disc conversion is a good thing to have....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 66 rebuild
    Hi Arron its looking good. My car could do with a respray now but it will have to wait until next year. I am busy fixing the squeaky front suspension at the moment but I am also giving the underwing area a good coating of Body Schutz using a compressor and gun, not aerosols (they are no good). It will...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Combination brake valve
    It sounds like the handbrake mechanism needs to be adjusted up. The main adjustment for the cables is under the car by the gearbox. Before you get to that though I would check that the rear brake shoes are adjusted up properly and the handbrake mechanism inside the brake drum is all present and correctly...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Rebuilding a 302 Cleveland
    I've got the old iron GT40 heads on my car with larger runners and valves. The old 289 heads are a bit restrictive, especially if you have the smog ones. I'm not sure about the bottom end going all the way up to 7500 unless you strengthen that as well....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Rebuilding a 302 Cleveland
    I have an Edelbrock Performer Plus cam in my engine. Supposed to be good from idle to 5500rpm. On the rolling road it ran out of puff at 4750, way short of the stated spec. Something to bear in mind when considering the US blurb on performance figures. This said whilst the motor is a little short of...
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