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  1. Thread: Fuel Tank

    by GDCobra
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    Don't know about capacity as mine is bespoke but...

    Don't know about capacity as mine is bespoke but due to the angled nature of the front if your sender gives a linear reading on the gauge then it will start to increase as the level drops as the...
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    You don’t have any dimensions do you? I’m...

    You don’t have any dimensions do you? I’m keen to make some of these myself over the winter, would be handy to have a starting point.
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    I have interlocking tiles similar to those in...

    I have interlocking tiles similar to those in some of the links above, they are soft, rubbery material so great for working on, particularly if kneeling. One slight issue I have with them is they...
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    Unfortunately the are now too many “a souls”...

    Unfortunately the are now too many “a souls” around!
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    i also thought the similarity to the GD is quite...

    i also thought the similarity to the GD is quite striking
  6. Thread: Radiator caps.

    by GDCobra
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    Either way it's best to have the top seal (better...

    Either way it's best to have the top seal (better to have and not need than need and not have IMO) but really needed where a header is used to allow the low pressure caused by the coolant, er,...
  7. Thread: Radiator caps.

    by GDCobra
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    I suspect the didn't have the upper seal where no...

    I suspect the didn't have the upper seal where no expansion tank was used, not required to seal against low presure to draw coolant back if there's nowhere to draw it from.
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    Needle moved on shaft maybe?

    Needle moved on shaft maybe?
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    :-) And can be similar to not stepping back...

    :-)
    And can be similar to not stepping back quick enough when someone asks for a volunteer!
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    Wouldn't that be difficult and possbly dangerous...

    Wouldn't that be difficult and possbly dangerous to do, even with a long lenght of hose?
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    Is your idle vacuum going to be a problem even if...

    Is your idle vacuum going to be a problem even if it is low?
    The servo should act as a vacuum reservoir and presumably the vacuum will increase when RPM increase (even if the engine stops you...
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    I think Arthur Conan Doyle May have said it first...

    I think Arthur Conan Doyle May have said it first though.
    strange that bad fuel should stop several pumps pumping.
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    Agree with most most of that but in my case I...

    Agree with most most of that but in my case I chose a concentric slave which would give more ore less the same release bearing motion for a given degree of pedal motion, taking into account the...
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    Ah, yes that would have the opposite effect. I...

    Ah, yes that would have the opposite effect.

    I also eventually went to a concentric release bearing which has helped lighten the pedal to some extent without increasing travel (may be even less...
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    The larger master master cylinder should give you...

    The larger master master cylinder should give you a harder (but shorter) pedal not softer/easier
    I fitted a 1” for just that reason.
  16. Got bored quite quickly as it seemed to be an...

    Got bored quite quickly as it seemed to be an exercise in statin* th3 bleeding obvious.

    Dont see the benefit of Hydrogen, takes a lot of energy to separate it from its partners and current...
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    Has anybody heard of or tried removing the...

    Has anybody heard of or tried removing the Ethanol by adding water and then draining it off? Obviously would have to be done in some kind of jerry can and not possible when out and about but may be...
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    That's another good reason for outboard brakes,...

    That's another good reason for outboard brakes, heat messing with handbrake pads not such an issue but melting diff' seals more likely to end in tears.
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    That's a good point, I did have a (single) fuel...

    That's a good point, I did have a (single) fuel pump failure on my car a few years ago, pump was quite old and car had been stored for a while (couple of years) and not used at all, not even spun...
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    But you’d think a quick bench test of the pump...

    But you’d think a quick bench test of the pump would be in order before condemning it wouldn’t you? Particularly when it got to number 4. I’d have been making sure before I replaced the first...
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    Could be but I’d have thought if that were the...

    Could be but I’d have thought if that were the case the pump would not achieve correct pressure on the rail and the engine would run poorly or not at all.
    Of course when a problem has a mystery...
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    Must admit I don’t quite see the logic of...

    Must admit I don’t quite see the logic of swapping the ECU or AFM if the problem lies with the fuel pump.

    Not too familiar with flapper system but would have thought the EFi system only gives a...
  23. Thread: Fuel filling

    by GDCobra
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    Many years ago I was told about an issue where a...

    Many years ago I was told about an issue where a tank breather had become blocked and the fuel pump has still managed to suck out enough fuel to deform the tank under the vacuum.
    Very unlikely it's...
  24. That doesn't sound good Jim?

    That doesn't sound good Jim?
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    So am I, which is why I prefer Titanium over...

    So am I, which is why I prefer Titanium over Carbon these days.






    For the frame at least. Gives a much smoother ride.
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