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  1. 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...
  2. Thread: 3D Printers

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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...
  3. 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...
  5. Grand - see you there!

    Grand - see you there!
  6. 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...
  10. 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....
  11. 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...
  15. Hi Tony. I'll suggest a run to Heckfield to...

    Hi Tony.

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

    Hi Graham.

    I will be - see new thread!
  17. 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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    Hi Steve. I have a new, unused Facet 480530K...

    Hi Steve.

    I have a new, unused Facet 480530K fuel pump kit (the same as this one) - I was about to put it up on eBay for around £70. It's the red top Gold-Flo 476459E pump rated at 35 US gals/hr,...
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    Hi James. It was Track Developments in...

    Hi James.

    It was Track Developments in Malmesbury, but unfortunately the company was dissolved just a month ago:

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04717502/filing-history
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    Magnatec 10w40 semi-synthetic in SBC stroker. ...

    Magnatec 10w40 semi-synthetic in SBC stroker.

    I used to use VR1, but I was advised by Mike Huddart that 20w50 is too viscous and doesn't lubricate well enough from cold, and he recommended using a...
  21. Oh dear, the weather seems to have changed for...

    Oh dear, the weather seems to have changed for the worse today, so I suggest we wait until next month.
  22. Deferred Thames Valley Meet - Tomorrow, Sun 22nd

    Hi All.

    Apologies again for missing last Sunday, but I'll be at The Swan tomorrow at around 12:15. Hopefully the weather will stay good, in which case we could take a driver to another hostelry...
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    Let's pencil that in then Graham.

    Let's pencil that in then Graham.
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    LOL. Yes, except in my case the "cowpats" were...

    LOL. Yes, except in my case the "cowpats" were attached to the tiles, with a colourful layer of emulsion paint ..... ;)
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    I'm saying nothing mate! :)

    I'm saying nothing mate! :)
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