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  1. Come on good people of England. You have won (voted) your freedom. It's more valuable than money or fame, because it contains integrity and cannot by it's nature be subdued for eternity. Or look at it this way: Now the leavers have won, Well, in fact I think everyone in the UK have won. But on the other hand, one might say that during all these many years of being a member of the ec, there have been millions of British people surpressed. And they sucked it up (or what ever the term is), and now it's just the opposite. Nah, I think you all won - the war is over, enjoy the peace untill
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  2. While the hostility remains on both sides we will never come together. Those that feel they won should be a little more tolerant and magnanimous. Those that feel they lost need to be a little more accepting.
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  3. As I posted before, some will benefit from brexit some will lose out. Many will do both at the same time. There are no winners or losers as we are all in this together. We are where we are as a result of a democratic event. It would have been nicer if the result had been more clear cut rather than pretty much 50:50 which is why we have had so much antagonistic bullshit posted here and many other places. Half those who voted are upset and half are happy pretty much. Referring to people as 'remoaners' is deeply insensitive and a pointless cheap shot, one that Boris should be ashamed o
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  4. OK, the Lightning Yellow 2.2 that I owned before my VXR pictured above in this thread
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  6. It will be really satisfying when you get them spot on Fabian, I had problems getting them right but after perseverance and more Carb cleaning with adjustments they do come together. I agree with Steve about the quality of parts as they really vary, the original diaphragms seem more robust. I love reading this blog, in the long run you will be glad you built it again as I’m sure with all this extra knowledge which helps us all your engine will be 1st class smooth and sound perfect. You really must do a road trip to Cortina with the wife making a Harry style video. Dave
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  7. Maybe take a shower a little more often mate
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  8. If you had read my post, I specifically said that there were similarly unhelpful terms used to describe brexiteers. Competing as to who used the worst terms is ludicrous.
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  9. As said before happy to let any forum owner borrow the kit, I have a modified fuel can with valve as well if needed for your supply. Dave
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  10. £6.99 for a 50p piece! Who makes them? Porsche perhaps....
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  11. Hi Paul. All sorted. The lower reading was due to dirt. Its very easy to blast the pump jet channel out with compressed air. Its better to take the carbs off the car to blast the air through. You have to take the top of the carb off and remove the brass cover. Below this is a hexagonal piece of brass with a spring attached and a ball bearing in the orifice. This might be where the problem lies if nothing is squirting out and the jets are clear. If you look in the back into the rear of the carb using a mirror(fuel could go on your face) you should see the fuel squirting from the pump jet.
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  12. My 220 turbo form many years ago
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  13. You’re absolutely right of course. My side lost and I think 90% of us remoaners accept that, but there are still plenty of issues to be decided before the end of this year, so I don’t think anyone can say that the debate ends today. The funny thing for me is that all my family, friends and the vast majority of other people I know voted Remain. It’s only here where I get to interact with the Leave camp! One point to remember about losing a General Election, there’s always another one coming along maximum 5 years later, so you always get another bite of the cherry. Not so with a referendum.
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  14. So readers what Im trying to say is dont always assume specialists are better. You can achieve excellent results with determination and hard work. You can always pay them to do bits if you get into trouble! Half the fun of these projects is the satisfaction you get by overcoming these challenges by yourself. Hopefully this blog is covering all the black hole bits to help you do jobs by yourself.
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  15. Wow, what a start from Wales!
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  16. I had read your post and I actually agreed with a lot of it. The bit I took exception too was your point about the particular term you referenced being deeply insensitive given the terms used against leavers. I struggled to see that point and still do. The main issue for me is that certain people in the Remain camp are just refusing to accept the result and they continue to moan about it. Incessantly. @CHANGES is spot on. It is time for us ALL to respect the decision and move on together in a positive manner to make the best of it. If we do, then we have a good chance of succeeding.
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  17. Hi Guys, Just thought I would share what I found last month. I found a clip of my Ex Chapman car with Colin riding shotgun as Maggie Thatcher was driving him! How cool is that? It was on a Channel 5 documentary about British cars a few years back. Found it on Youtube,-albeit it has Turkish subtitles.... My Esprit (1).mp4 And here is Chassis 970 today!
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  18. Sold the Mclaren ... bitter sweet. However the feeling happy bit is that I have decided to dust the Elise off, change the oil and use the car at it should be. Early morning thrashes, track days and general enjoyment. Loved the Mclaren but its beyond my skill level. Every time I drive the Elise S1 it feels slow until I realise its about braking later, perfect turn in and then pedal to the floor earlier. Looking forward to the spring already.
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  19. Would be more than willing but guys, honestly, in the middle of Winter? Did I not say I’m allergic to salt and wet/cruddy roads? My car’s off the road until March. Yes, when it comes to Winter my car and I hibernate. If you do go have a cracking time.
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  20. Fabian, Your points regarding specialists are well founded, I am very selective in choosing any and generally turn over work that is beyond my scope. It is clear that my obsessive attention to detail will keep me clear of grief that would certainly emerge out of work done by the best of specialists. Case in point, as noted over on Stevens interior thread concerning non-functioning dash vents: in handling my adapted '95 S4S HVAC casing on the bench one of the vacuum control valves moved minutely but enough to fail its function by the actuating cam. It would have quite possibly been overloo
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  21. 52% against 48% is not 50/50 ..... their is a clear victory of 4% In Barry's world of football results , the brexit leave team scored 1,268,831 goals more .... i think that is quite definitive in anybody book... In F1 you can win by fractions of a second , but its still a win.. People may not like losing , but need to suck it up and get on with life ... That's how you become a winner .... not a winger....
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  22. Great game and well done Wales! Short break to walk the dog before Scotland v Ireland and a cold beer or two 🍻🍔
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  23. Yeah right. After all the name calling and bullshit we've had to put up with coming from some amazingly arrogant, intolerent, and down right nasty remainers? Brilliant. Just think where the majority of the hostility has come from and where it is still coming from now? Protests continue. Even childish stunts like defacing 50p coins etc. The hostility will remain until those that lost finally accept the decision and just move on. What utter nonsense. We can have a referendum any time we want. Just look at what is happening in Scotland. Indyref supporters did not win so they moan
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  24. This is so true , but is it not very apparent the losing side are making the biggest noise with none acceptance of democracy . They even said celebrating the event last night was wrong ... Is it wrong to celebrate democracy , If so lets just rejoin the EU and become a puppet state without a flag !!!!!... The Brexit camp i feel have been quite candid in their approach to this in comparison the the re-moan side. But it all must end and start a new ... time to move forward..
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  25. Accepting democracy is the key. when we have an election - we never cry for a rerun - it’s just accepted
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  26. 48 out of every 100 people who voted in 2016 didn’t want this day to happen. It has and we’ll all have to deal with it, but why should we just shut the ... up?
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  27. And maybe that was because they were fed up with the BBC bias who would normally be invited in to do it. Like him or loathe him, Boris in my opinion is playing a blinder right now and many who lent him their vote must be happy with his actions on tax, the north, etc. Time will tell if he can keep it up but right now I wish to remoaning doomsayers would just go and do one and finally shut the ... Up.
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  28. Which just goes to show the enormous political influence and effectiveness this forum has. I think taht 3194 posts is about 0,0000001% of the spoken debate posts the parliament and the ec have had to come to terms. Well done TLF! I am sure we'll come to terms on trading etc, just takes a while. And I hope my own country will straighten it's back and stand up and Dexit too. Kind regards, Jacques a suppressed by the ec member of this forum.
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  29. I Noticed the BBC did not post Boris's Brexit speech on the Morning news.. Only available on You tube .. Is that just not typical of how petty, single minded, and bias the BBC has become ... As a totally impartial broadcaster that gathers its news from all sources , because this was about Brexit positivity they chose to avoid it.. How are we going to come together as a country and move on as an independent sovereign state, if the Tax payer funded international news media have an agenda to sabotage any positive attitude towards it.. ... Not only has its actions over the
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  30. Interesting, I'll check my spare ones later. The manufacturing of that new one looks pretty shoddy, perhaps the tooling is wearing out. I also found that the new gaskets, supplied by Eurocarb, were not as accuately cut as the original 'originals'..
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  31. As far as my engine goes dont take my engine disaster as a reason not to rebuild your own. My engine parts were measured by me and checked by a specialist before I assembled the engine and it still failed. These things happen. It will be rebuilt again better than before. Annoying but not really a problem in the big scheme of things. I'm welll underway with the rebuild. But due to changes at work It will take me longer than I would have liked. It takes how, long it takes to get to the required standard. I'm not really an amature having a history of messing around with cars going back
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  32. Fabian, I've mucked about on engine builds largely successfully yet with an odd instructive failure, I've read exhaustively over decades and associate with a number of professionals and hobbyists. I am not an expert by any means but it seems clear that Dave Lisle is. We are fortunate to have that sort of competence in our community. I had each of my hobby car engines professionally balanced, never thought twice on that. The cost of having it done was quite reasonable in my experience, all those engines ran sweetly and strong by the way. I will choose to continue going this route beca
    2 points
  33. @Dan E To engineers, yes. You'll just be changing fuses.
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  34. I did not want to comment on this Thread anymore , it goes off in all directions with comments on things most owners have no direct experience in, and using assumption as a guide.. But .... Balancing an engine is PRIMARY .... If you don't you will never have a great unit.. It will work and run fine, but like a wheel out of balance it will sap performance and contribute to premature component ware.. Balancing rods and pistons at home as per you tube video is , SO DIY .. Bloody hell , why don't you just do it right for once ... It does not cost a lot ... I just had the lot done fo
    2 points
  35. Classic Cars magazine at Hethel.
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  36. I was going to comment about @Sparkygoing to put his back out as a result, but perhaps we'd better not say anything and leave them to it. @Dan E
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  37. Thought I’d give this thread a little bump, @alias23 has mentioned a run to Caffeine & Machine again. @Mattmahope @extremecapture @GFWilliams @Karls
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  38. Really, well how about Remainers referring to Leavers as: Racists Stupid Bigots Thick Nazi's etc. In the face of all of that shit you think "remoaner" is deeply insensitive. Wow. Really? I do think that people really do need to think back about the bile that has been thrown at leavers by those who wanted to remain.
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  39. Tis indeed my car taken on the car park of the Pondarosa Cafe in December 2008 as Bibs said for a magazine shoot.
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  40. It wasn’t a special edition but I remember Howard’s had a Grey car, same spec, sure there was a third that was sold quite quickly but can’t remember where that one was.
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  41. The decision to refer to YouTube for the speech may have more to do with Boris & Dominic than the BBC. With a break from tradition Downing Street decided to film it themselves for some reason, rather than invite one of the usual broadcasters to come in and then distribute the footage to the others.
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  42. Hi Steve, thanks the more info the better. Jepust need to be sure the originals are 22.1mm. If thats the case the correct size are installed on my car. Which means changes to the design, spring have changed the operting characteristics. Have to thanks Dave Noble. Without his test rig it would be bery very tricky to set these up or identify issues.
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  43. Woke up this morning and I’m now really worried. The sun indeed hasn’t risen - I’m fearing the remainers were right...
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  44. You''ll be doing your cambelt. And I'll be sharing the video.
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  45. Well, that was different...and mildly disturbing! 😱
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  46. Afternoon folks - I commissioned drawings of my two cars awhile ago and have just received the finished artwork and am proper chuffed with the results and thought some of you might like to see! Adam Gompertz is the artist - @revseventandart / historiccarart.net 😁
    1 point

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