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  1. Graham, +1 for the pressure regulator...

    Graham,

    +1 for the pressure regulator recommendation.

    I had been planning to replace my mechanical pump with an electric one until I read about your Euro trip experience. I'd already fabricated...
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    The yellow one is our very own Tony Goff's "Lemon...

    The yellow one is our very own Tony Goff's "Lemon Drizzle" Crendon!
  3. Thread: 3D Printers

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    An update for the "3D Printer Nerd" community! ;)...

    An update for the "3D Printer Nerd" community! ;)

    I managed to grab another bargain a couple of months ago, when I saw an ad on Gumtree for an E3D BigBox printer. These were launched four years...
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    Graham, I've also been having a clearout, and...

    Graham,

    I've also been having a clearout, and have a large collection of ST mags. So if you want to collect them from Didcot drop me a PM or give me a call (phone numbers in Thames Valley section...
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    Tony. I was so sorry to hear this - Steve was...

    Tony.

    I was so sorry to hear this - Steve was a really nice guy who would do anything for anyone. My thoughts and condolences go to Chris at this very sad time.

    Alan
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    Hi Tristan. The 100k pot approach is cheap but...

    Hi Tristan.

    The 100k pot approach is cheap but primitive, and they are prone to give erratic results due mainly to temperature variations. The Corsa B ECU outputs three levels of assistance, based...
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    I'll be very interested to hear how you get on...

    I'll be very interested to hear how you get on with that Tristan.
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    Hi Rocco! This thread has reminded me that I...

    Hi Rocco!

    This thread has reminded me that I have been meaning for some time to give John Kox a call about the upper ball joints. Since I fitted the Corsa EPAS column I have very little...
  9. Thread: Fan fuse

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    The current draw by a 16" fan on start-up is...

    The current draw by a 16" fan on start-up is large. I had one fail, and even with the fuse there was a lot of molten plastic in the motor housing before the fuse blew. A 30A fuse is essential, and...
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    Yep, not one, but two - the most useful gadgets...

    Yep, not one, but two - the most useful gadgets I've ever bought!

    I bought a Geeetech i3 Pro B (Prusa clone) as a kit just over a year ago so I could learn the basics by building it myself. I then...
  11. Lee, Russ is a CRC committee member, so you'll...

    Lee,

    Russ is a CRC committee member, so you'll find his contact details in Snake Torque (P4 in the case of the December issue)
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    Although I'm usually comfortable with wiring...

    Although I'm usually comfortable with wiring diagrams, I have to say that the one for the Vauxhall Corsa steering column switches takes the term unintelligible to new heights! I decided to use the...
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    Grand - see you there!

    Grand - see you there!
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    Thames Valley Meet Tomorrow - Sunday 15th Dec

    Hi All.

    It would be great to meet you all at The Swan for a pre-Christmas drink or two.

    Any takers?
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    Bigly!!!!!

    Bigly!!!!!
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    I'm reliably informed that they changed the title...

    I'm reliably informed that they changed the title to Ford vs Ferrari for the American release because if it were called Le Mans 66 all the Trump supporters would give it a miss as they hadn't seen...
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    It's a bit of a misnomer James - rather than...

    It's a bit of a misnomer James - rather than overrunning (i.e. a smaller pulley running the alternator faster) it's a pulley with an internal damper mechanism to smooth out any vibrations/speed...
  18. No problem Andy. If you were nearer to me I have...

    No problem Andy. If you were nearer to me I have a couple of spare air filter bases of different "drop" depths in the loft that you could use to check if a standard Holley/Edelbrock filter will fit....
  19. The problem with foam filters is the risk of fire...

    The problem with foam filters is the risk of fire in the event of a spitback through the carb. They can also perish over time and drop bits of foam into the carb. Personally I'd recommend ditching...
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    Join the club Graham - the spring breaking up is...

    Join the club Graham - the spring breaking up is a common problem with these slave cylinders. If you're lucky, as you were, the broken spring just damages the seal. If you're unucky, as I was when it...
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    Good advice Russell, but it might not be...

    Good advice Russell, but it might not be applicable in this case. If the oil pan concerned is indeed a Champ pan, then often the original SBC dipstick is removed and the hole plugged, and a dipstick...
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    Mike Huddart's recommended high capacity oil pan...

    Mike Huddart's recommended high capacity oil pan was this one from Champ Pans - in which case the capacity is 8 US quarts.

    Regarding oil, the view Mike expressed to me was that 20w50 was too...
  23. Hi Tony. I'll suggest a run to Heckfield to...

    Hi Tony.

    I'll suggest a run to Heckfield to the guys!
  24. Hi Graham. I will be - see new thread!

    Hi Graham.

    I will be - see new thread!
  25. Thames Valley Meet Tomorrow - Sun 20th October

    Hi all.

    Hopefully today's sunny weather will stick around for another day, in which case I'll be giving my Dax it's final run for 2019 to The Swan at Three Mile Cross (RG7 1AT) - from around...
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