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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    I don't know how, Chris (because you have a few years on me), but you just made me feel very old by describing a Focus as a classic!
    I was involved with them for about three years before they were launched.
    These were a very good replacement for the very poor effort of the
    last two versions of the escort.

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    Fast forward button comes in when your about forty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1 View Post
    Fast forward button comes in when your about forty!
    Ain't THAT the truth!
    Life is driving the Cobra. The rest of the time is just waiting.

    Wessex region caretaker rep.

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    I watch garage squad last night and they were doing a Camaro the fuel injection wiring had melted all the way back to the in tank pump and even the wires inside the tank had melted😫

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1 View Post
    I'm with Alan with regards to fuel hoses,
    mine are just good quality hoses and are supposed to be
    a bit resilient to ethanol .I have recently changed all of my
    hoses on the Cob due to being over twenty years old, no leaks
    but some of the hoses had started to crack.
    On to a slightly different subject, I had a fuel pump problem on my
    old classic Focus 2.0l Ghia of over twenty years.
    As it turned out there was nothing actually wrong with the pump
    other than two connections which go to being loose and had cooked .
    When I saw this it does make you wonder about in-tank pumps,
    they do require a few amps to run these things, unlike a few milli amps
    for the sender units. I've not heard of any issues with these types of set-ups.
    I replaced the pump and connection for less than twenty quid and all good.
    Obviously the plastic fuel pipes to the tank unit had to be removed and would
    discribe these as being as good as new apart from dirt.
    My opinion is that I think the plastic fuel pipes are the better solution.
    Chris.
    My son has a Porsche with an LS in it. He rebuilt the whole car and bought braided fuel hoses on the bay of E. It was laid up for a few months early this year. When he went back to it he turned on the ignition and the garage floor literally flooded with petrol. The rubber under the braids had completely disintegrated. I have never seen anything like it. It was less than 18 months old and there was absolutely nothing left under the braid! Obviously a cheap version of a fuel hose but just goes to show how careful you have to be when buying. Definitely good quality is the way to go. Bay of E not a good choice I would say unless via a reputable supplier.
    Dax with 1964 Dual Quad 427 and Toploader box

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    I second that with buying quality fuel hose. One of the local guys had just finished building his cobra and just after having it sprayed noticed smoke from under the bonnet. Lifted the bonnet and two fire extinguishers could not but out the fire. It was fuel onto the hot exhaust which kept reigniting. It wet up in 10 mins melted the wheels.
    He bought the fuel braided fuel hose at a boot fair!
    He bought the vehicle back off the insurance company for the chassis and engine then rebuilt it in 18 months. A sorry story when you watch your pride and joy go up in flames.
    Dax 351 Cleveland T5 2.88 PL

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    Jon, that’s a bloody awful thing to happen. You would feel like crying! It’s definitely something to watch, there are a lot of unscrupulous suppliers out there although I am sure it’s often sold in good faith at the retail end.
    So easy to have a fire in these hot cars. I was bloody lucky many years ago when an Earl type fitting broke on mine (my fault, too tight a bend on braided hose) Big Holley fuel pump sprayed petrol all over a hot engine. Frightened the crap out of me but miraculously didn’t ignite. It would have been the end of mine for sure.

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    Come in Charlie, aka “Sooty”. What was your fire due to?
    I’ve also had a near miss on first start up in the spring. Fuel pi..ing out a rubber fuel hose to the carb. Denatured over the winter. Luckily the manifold wasn’t hot by then. Taught me to lift the bonnet as part of my “pre flight” checks before I set off anywhere.
    Dek

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
    My son has a Porsche with an LS in it. He rebuilt the whole car and bought braided fuel hoses on the bay of E. It was laid up for a few months early this year. When he went back to it he turned on the ignition and the garage floor literally flooded with petrol. The rubber under the braids had completely disintegrated. I have never seen anything like it. It was less than 18 months old and there was absolutely nothing left under the braid! Obviously a cheap version of a fuel hose but just goes to show how careful you have to be when buying. Definitely good quality is the way to go. Bay of E not a good choice I would say unless via a reputable supplier.
    I'm more interested in the Porsche with the LS in......

    Simon
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    [QUOTE=simon;602299]I'm more interested in the Porsche with the LS in.....
    Ha, yes, it’s impressive! It’s a 944 which he totally rebuilt and upgraded the suspension and put a LSD and updated gearbox in it. He bought a kit from the States which was basically a bell housing and engine mounts to suit the LS plus an adapter to get on to the 944 torque tube. Then a 480hp (on the dyno) LS. To be fair he has done a cracking job. It’s funny with kids, you teach them, then they end up doing stuff better than you! With your tools!
    To start with it ripped the torque tube to pieces so he had Dave Mac make up a new shaft to his specs and upgraded the bearings in the tube. Now it’s good. Really fast, as quick as my cobra and handles really well. 50/50 weight distribution. Nice car

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