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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
MOCGB Paid Member
Last Activity: Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 1967 Mustang Stolen
    Very sorry to here that. It can't be an easy car to pass on or make disappear so don't lose hope yet. I think with these older cars you must have some form of anti theft device as it is so easy to get in them and to hot wire them....
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  • From what you say and the video it is possible that the accelerator pump on your carb is not working quite as it should. If the pump is jamming it may not be delivering a squirt of fuel when you accelerate. This would lead to the engine going lean and hesitating or as you say momentarily cutting out....
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  • Alistair, many thanks for your contributions. We all know how this interweb works. So many things that are half truths, here say or pure rubbish seem to become gospel. I will do absolutely nothing to my car about ethanol. If I hit problems down the line I will solve them as things come up. I use my...
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  • Good answer. Back in the 90's I had some old stationary engines. The oldest of which (1916) was my American Amanco 3hp engine, called a 3 Mule Team. It would run on both petrol and paraffin but had to be started and warmed on petrol, then switched to paraffin. It ran quite happily on modern unleaded...
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  • I reckon if ethanol becomes a problem for older cars then it won't be long before someone will bring out an ethanol conversion kit for the classic Mustangs. Personally I think we have got many years yet. The electric cars have their roles as a local shopping trolley and taking the kids to school but...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Coyote swap in a 65 mmmmmmmm!
    Well if I was in a position to get a Coyote engine and trans significantly under the asking price I would just buy it anyway and then decide if I wanted to build it into a car. If you don't you could always sell it for a profit. The problem is that to do the job properly and build a car that can safely...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to more room
    Looking good John. Shame the weather is not helping
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Over heated fuel
    No modern car I know of has a fixed engine fan yet they don't seem to suffer with fuel vapourisation. All my old cars like Cortina's seemed to overheat as soon as we were stuck in traffic. My last carburetted engine was a 3 litre Granada and it had a recycling fuel system. Perhaps the engine compartment...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Over heated fuel
    I don't have a flow and return on my car but I have an electric pump. Its an Airtex pump sold by Real Steel. They are nice and quiet, especially compared to the Holley pump. It is also regulated to give the correct fuel pressure for the Holley. I've had it on the car for over 10 years and no issues....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Radiator, shroud and fan fitting
    If the shroud mounts nice and firm I would go for a shorter spacer on the fan. As long as the fan fits well in the shroud it will still be efficient at moving the air.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    I am wondering now if it could be down to modern fuel. The slight hesitation in acceleration could be the engine going a tad lean. If possible I would go one jet richer on the primary mains. If your dizzy doesn't have a vacuum advance then you may be fighting the fact that the modern fuel burns faster...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to fire
    That's horrible. I would say that the two most likely causes of fire are either a fuel line or electric. If you have a fire under the bonnet I would crack open the bonnet and stick the fire extinguisher in. It happened years ago to me with my 1600E Cortina where the fuel line split. I stuck the extinguisher...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    I was thinking standard Holley which has a secondary throttle stop screw accessible from under the carb, so you have to take it off. Not very user friendly. If you have to bend the tabs to set the floats there must be some measurement to follow, so you need to google that first. On the Holley a low...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    From what you say I get the impression the engine is a little rich at idle for some reason. If you pull of a vacuum pipe from the manifold at idle, especially a bigger one like the brake vacuum line or the PCV line I would expect the engine to die straight away. Speeding up means that the mixture is...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to what does a sticking valve sound like?
    Not sure what engine you have but a faulty hydraulic valve lifter is more likely than a sticking valve. That would be a ticking sound related to engine speed. Sometimes a bit of cr@p gets stuck in the lifter valve and it loses pressure and starts ticking.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Treating my wood steering wheel
    looks good. There is something really satisfying in getting wood to show its grain and shine. I use Tru Oil on my shotgun wood and I've also used it on a clock case I restored.It builds a nice shine and you just rub it on with your fingers.
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  • https://www.cjponyparts.com/hedman-s...QaAgJHEALw_wcB

    These are what I have on my 65 289. There is no issues with the starter or the exhausts hitting...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Opinions on cheap eBay radiators
    The original rads came in three sizes, two, three and four row cores. I would say a two row rad on a hot summers day in a motorway queue is going to be marginal for the V8 even if in the best of condition. The other problem is that the original channels in the rads were quite small and had a tendency...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Tailpipes for 1965 Mustang ideas
    Here is a picture of mine with brushed stainless pipes. Each to their own but I've never been a fan of the exhausts coming through the valance. You can tuck them up quite close to the valance and align them with the over riders....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to '68 Power to manual steering conversion
    My car with power steering is one finger even when stationary. I don't find it bad to drive and it doesn't wonder over the road. I guess I've got used to it. When these were first built and designed it was for the older narrower less grippy biased (cross) ply tyres. Modern wider radials are going to...
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