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    Well now the weather has improved there were a few minor jobs to do and a couple of changes to sort out, first one is I need to get stronger springs ordered as over the winter the existing ones have gone almost flat !!! I'm gonna take them to our local springsmith and get him to make a new main leaf,








    My new 5 point Simpson belts arrived a while ago so i fitted them in place.








    Another thing that bugs me is plug lead numbering so I numbered these both ends with clip on numbers, they were a job to get them over the 10mm leads !!!








    I've been searching for 2" roll cage padding but just couldn't find any so I got some 1 7/8" from Summit and tried it for fit, seems to be ok with zip tys.










    Something which has bugged me ever since I fitted them was the electrical plugs & sockets for the frontend, I usually use Painless as they are just so nice and work very well but when I did the job I had ran out of stock so bought some which looked indentical from Ebay, they are absolute rubbish compared to the Painless jobbies so today cut the old ones off and fitted the Painless ones, now they slot together nice & easy.

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    These are the good Painless ones





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    An update of sorts, I was aiming to take it to Garys picnic but due to various small issues I didn't make it. The weather had drastically improved so my mate Dusty kindly picked up the coupe from my lockup with his low loader for me and dropped it on my drive so I can sort out the minor details , Had a couple of good days on it and since then its not stopped raining

    When I put the car away I had run it up and checked for leaks etc etc but it appears that over the winter the fuel has eaten the O rings on most of the fuel fittings , The Aeromotive stuff uses hi flow O ring port fittings which seal on an O ring, when I flicked the pump on every joint was leaking I've since changed every O ring for a different grade, why this happened I don't know

    To be honest its been a succession of small niggly problems to get over, another was a bad seal on the original gas tank outlet that I had blanked off with the correct part but just wouldn't seal properly which meant I had to drain 8 galls of fuel out of the tank and remove it, fix it and reinstall time spent I didn't have

    Next I had a shifter bracket problem, the bracket that came with the shifter couldn't be used with the deep sump pan I was using and nobody had the correct bracket so I ended up making one Why didn't it tell you this in the instruction book

    Next was a leaking trans dipstick tube, had several goes at trying to seal this but no go so bit the bullet and fitted a Lokar firewall mount jobbie, no more leaks instantly

    I still have a small grp repair to do as while trying to fit the frontend back on the car on my own I dropped it on the rad top which split the front panel , shouldn't take long to fix but its just something else back on the list of jobs to do

    I was hoping for this weekends NSRA Billing show but it looks like the weather has curtailed that also as I was told yesterday when I called to book its flooded

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    its the little things that cause all the problems!!
    I feel for you mate-had the same problem with A-pickup, it seemed to go on and on sorting out bits and pieces that seem insignificant
    but still have to be fixed.
    keep your chin up and keep up the good work.

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    What a series of minor setbacks! I suppose that they will just make it that much sweeter when it's done, but the frustration!
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    That really stinks. Sounds like my kind of luck. Does your gas have a high alcohol content in it like here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    What a series of minor setbacks! I suppose that they will just make it that much sweeter when it's done, but the frustration!
    Yes Roger it is frustrating but thats hotrodding I guess !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    That really stinks. Sounds like my kind of luck. Does your gas have a high alcohol content in it like here?
    I don't think so Ryan but its getting higher all the time, Our octane is definitely higher as out standard unleaded is 95 octane, we also have super unleaded at 99 octane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadster32 View Post
    I don't think so Ryan but its getting higher all the time, Our octane is definitely higher as out standard unleaded is 95 octane, we also have super unleaded at 99 octane.
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    I've learned something today! It appears that the octane calculation method used in the UK differs from the method used in the US. Ours is (R+M)/2, or the average of the Research Octane Number and the Motor Octane Number where I believe your's are simply the RON value. Since MON runs ~8 to 10 points lower than RON our numbers for the same fuel will be listed 4 to 5 octane points lower than yours. That said, this puts your "standard 95 octane" at 90 to 91 octane by the (R+M)/2 method, and our "standard" in most of the country is 87 octane. That's good for high performance engines, but less efficient for the daily "beaters" that don't need the slow burn for anti-knock. Your 95/99 octane fuels would be labeled either 90/94 or perhaps 91/95, depending on how the MON actually measures.
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    Guys i'm getting a fuel smell from my tank vent and wanted to sort it, what are those cannister filters called, I think they are filled with charcoal ? I guess Summit must have them but I need to know what to look for

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    Summit just calls them "Fuel Vapor Canisters", Steve, along with "Fuel Vapor Canister Purge Solenoids" which go hand in hand.
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    Roger already nailed my first suggestion, alternatives are "carbon canister" and "evaporative emissions control/canister".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Summit just calls them "Fuel Vapor Canisters", Steve, along with "Fuel Vapor Canister Purge Solenoids" which go hand in hand.
    Crikey they ain't cheap Roger !!!

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    Steve, once the tank is filled and vapors have dissipated I would not expect that you'd get much in the way of fumes from your tank vent. The only time it might push some fume laden air out is if the ambient temperature rises significantly, or the barometric pressure drops, and even then it won't be much. The bulk of my gasoline smell was from a leaky fuel pressure regulator, and another good source is flexible hose that's not 100% sealed for fuel and might wick just a tiny amount through the pores of the liner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
    Roger already nailed my first suggestion, alternatives are "carbon canister" and "evaporative emissions control/canister".
    Thanks Bob, I will try searching for them instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Steve, once the tank is filled and vapors have dissipated I would not expect that you'd get much in the way of fumes from your tank vent. The only time it might push some fume laden air out is if the ambient temperature rises significantly, or the barometric pressure drops, and even then it won't be much. The bulk of my gasoline smell was from a leaky fuel pressure regulator, and another good source is flexible hose that's not 100% sealed for fuel and might wick just a tiny amount through the pores of the liner.
    I just put in 6 gallon Roger and when under the car is fairly strong, hope its not yet another fuel leak, Eeek !!!

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