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Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:58 am

Peter James for myself and several others I know who also have multicar policies, worth calling them as well, a normal landline is what they use


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:02 pm

cheers Guys I went with RH in the end, commuting increased all the quotes significantly.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:00 pm

well after 12 years off the road HOM passed its mot today with one advisory for a front wheel bearing. Just as I was feeling pleased with my self it promptly coughed and stopped, when it eventually started HOM ran like a bag of spanners. It was a five mile journey the worst I have ever had but we got home ....under our own steam, just but it was coughing and spluttering with no power at all. Not that I think a 1.4 will have much of that when running well :D . Seems one issue is the replacement mechanical fuel pump, it works when it wants so a new one is on order .... I doubt it will be just that though.... have to wait for a few days for it to arrive

the door seal rubber retainers had rotted through so made some stainless ones....
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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:01 pm

Congrats on the MOT :D

Have you had the fuel tank out to check for water?


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:05 pm

scimjim wrote:
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Congrats on the MOT :D

Have you had the fuel tank out to check for water?
thanks... fuel tank was taken out out, coated inside and put back in, new fuel lines, filter mechanical pump, carb was cleaned, fuel tank filled with shell petrol..... mechanical pump works for a short periods then stops .... hope its just the pump. Local motor factors didn't have one as it has three pipe connectors


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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:12 pm

Unusual for those pumps to fail - I think I might have a s/h spare if you can’t find a new one (hadn’t seen the ones with 3 connections until someone mentioned them on here) - presumably you can modify to use the 2 pipe version, with just a tee piece for the return.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:20 pm

thanks Jim I found one on ebay and its on the way, I think it is something more than the pump, but it does not work smoothly when pumped by hand. It is probably full of crud drawn from the rusty tank.
The engine was running in a similar way to an xr3 I had, when its ignition module was failing.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:35 pm

That discounts my next thought then - worn actuating rod or cam lobe.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:45 am

scimjim wrote:
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That discounts my next thought then - worn actuating rod or cam lobe.
still may be that... would be disappointing after only 50,000 miles but I won't discount anything yet.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:55 pm

new pump arrived yesterday ... superb service. I replaced the old one and it runs a lot better haven't had chance to take it for a run yet. Any one know the name of this little rubber part, it was fitted to the clutch arm, it needs replacing if I can find one.
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Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 pm

I have some new ones left.

I call it a widget.

Clutch fork isolator is the official name.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 pm
I have some new ones left.

I call it a widget.

Clutch fork isolator is the official name.
I'd call it RNR / wheeeee, as in wheee over the shoulder (dropped off somewhere) or its not really not required


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Post by reliant-reviver » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Better with than without in my experience.


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:35 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 pm
I have some new ones left.

I call it a widget.

Clutch fork isolator is the official name.
PM inbound :D and do you have a wheel brace for sale?


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:29 pm

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Alan SS1 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 pm
reliant-reviver wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:25 pm
I have some new ones left.

I call it a widget.

Clutch fork isolator is the official name.
I'd call it RNR / wheeeee, as in wheee over the shoulder (dropped off somewhere) or its not really not required
.... :D


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