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    That's what happened to my 1999 Focus, took car...

    That's what happened to my 1999 Focus, took car for mot, passed then was presented with cert only to
    be told they couldn't start the engine!
    My thought that I had only about 30 miles in the tank,...
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    For the last year I have been using Esso 99...

    For the last year I have been using Esso 99 octane petrol in conjunction with Castrol valve master for my RV8.
    Seems to be a bit better all round, performance, idle and seem to get a few more miles...
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    They only seem to be open for mot's Mon, Tue and...

    They only seem to be open for mot's Mon, Tue and Wednesday's ?
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    John, The garage I am using is called Central...

    John,

    The garage I am using is called Central Motor Services, unit 2, Foundry Business Park, Hockley .
    If you need further details just let me know.
    It is a fair way out for you, it's next to...
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    Used my local garage that I have previously...

    Used my local garage that I have previously overlooked and got a second successful mot !
    On previous mot's I used to drive a few miles further due to fact the guys new
    what they were doing with...
  6. Thread: Fuel filling

    by Chris1
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    Definitely worth looking into, a similar thing...

    Definitely worth looking into, a similar thing happened with some disused Rusian tanks,
    they had something like fifty odd 1 kilo gold bars stashed in the fuel tanks !
    If found to be something like...
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    I would have thought it wouldn't be to difficult...

    I would have thought it wouldn't be to difficult to carry out a visual inspection
    of the inside of the tank to see what is going on.
    The Southern Roadcraft that I have has a fifteen gallon...
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    I've still sent a picture as I said I would,...

    I've still sent a picture as I said I would, obviously a different type of fixing
    and would add that drammyboy has the answer your looking for.
    Spinners are the same on both types of wheels....
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    39705. See attached photo

    39705. See attached photo
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    Have done a couple of pictures but seem to be...

    Have done a couple of pictures but seem to be having problems sending them,
    bare with me if you can, my wife is on case due to my poor computer skills.
    chris.
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    If I can sort out some pictures I will try and...

    If I can sort out some pictures I will try and send them through .
    The spinners you have shown me seem to look similar to mine with the recess that the
    grub screws would bite onto .
    The wheels...
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    The spinners that I have on my Image 15'' have...

    The spinners that I have on my Image 15'' have three grub screws on each wheel
    that are threaded through the wheel centre .
    Tighten carefully so as not to strip the threads, I use a little bit of...
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    Large well known companies and polititions do...

    Large well known companies and polititions
    do have a habit of manipulating facts to scare
    people .
    I rember back in the late 70's with the nuclear
    threat of Armageddon, some went out and bought...
  14. Thread: Time to Watch

    by Chris1
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    You mentioned 1980's classroom, my classroom in...

    You mentioned 1980's classroom, my classroom in the mid 70's had all of the disused central
    computer system from Chelmford, their was barely enough room for us to fit in the classroom !
    I can't...
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    If it floats your boat get it, that's my take on...

    If it floats your boat get it, that's my take on the subject.
    Life is not a rehearsal, that's what I tell the wife anyway.
    Chris.
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    I took my old fully working 48k Spectrum, yes 48K...

    I took my old fully working 48k Spectrum, yes 48K to the tip about 10 years ago how stupid of me.
    They are a nostalgia thing but if you ever used any of the computers back then, they actually gave ...
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    I don't need a Cleveland block but if you are...

    I don't need a Cleveland block
    but if you are carful you could make a nice coffee table with it
    without damaging any of the components.
    That way it will not be stuck in your garage, it will have...
  18. If not to difficult, remove the flasher unit...

    If not to difficult, remove the flasher unit relay and if you can, remove the plastic cover
    so as to drain of any water especially if the relay is mounted upside down, that's
    normally the way to...
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    Roads around here are not much better that's why...

    Roads around here are not much better that's why I have kept my 15" Image wheels with 60 profile tyres,
    my Focus has 40's on and would not be tempted with anything near rubber band tyres, like what...
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    I've had a similar issue with my old Victory...

    I've had a similar issue with my old Victory Industries slot cars (late 50's early 60's stuff).
    It all started with rebuilding my original V I P set that has a shark nose Ferrari and a B R M
    stove...
  21. I have to agree that is very nice and will say as...

    I have to agree that is very nice and will say as others have mentioned,
    if you can afford it, can you justify it ?
    As we all know that most of us have a replica that has cost a fair bit and in a...
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    Don't know if this will be any help, on the early...

    Don't know if this will be any help, on the early Southern Roadcraft with Jag i r s the rear top bushes were taken
    from the original rear shocks and used in conjunction with the new fronts .
    Chris.
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    Due to paranoia, I bought a new Lucas replacement...

    Due to paranoia, I bought a new Lucas replacement ignition coil .
    There was nothing wrong with the running of my RV8, just that old
    coil that is only about fourty odd years old and giving only 5 k...
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    I fully agree with you and will add that there is...

    I fully agree with you and will add that there is no magic answer to all of this .
    People do not look at the overall picture, in this world you don't get out for now't .
    Chris.
  25. Thread: Coil questions

    by Chris1
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    Hi Kevin, I just had a look at my spec for an...

    Hi Kevin,
    I just had a look at my spec for an early RV8 coil, it won't be much use to you I know,
    what I have discovered is the primary gives me 1 ohm and the secondary is 5 k ohms.
    The coil is...
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