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  • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
    Sounds like a busy schedule and a mix of good and bad there. Sorry I missed you at NEC, but on the other hand the more time you spend catching up, the less time you have to see the show (the retired Perkins engineer had a massive hole punched in his show schedule when he dropped by ha ha ha!). Looking forward to seeing the next chapter in this story anyway
    No worries John, Seen you and the car before lol and I bet the Perkins engineer thought, god what have I done pmsl
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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    • Ha ha ha...very true!

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      • Project re-started today. Two rear tyres inflated and push out of its garage
        Throttle body now attached, borrowed the battery from my 260 and after a while it started up but as the engine got warm I got the tell take signs of stale petrol. So I drained all 4 gallons out and didn't look at all good and the smell isn't pleasant. Pushing the car back in the garage with brakes that haven't moved for a year was interesting, good job i'm quite fit
        As I hadn't looked at this for a long time I'd forgotten that the new throttle body only has 3 pipes coming off it, only found out when I connected it up, 2 water and 1 breather, there should be 2 so I will remove it again, drill into the body and make one.
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        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 23rd November 2021, 15:45.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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        • All done and waiting for the sealant to go off. Not the best fabrication but it'll work and you don't see it anyway. Luckily there was a guide hole so I drilled a small hole right through to match the other one then used a 7.5mm flat drill to about 5mm. Also undersealed the car so that was a dirty job, will be carrying on tomorrow
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          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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          • Well.......got the throttle back on and my fabrication worked but the breather pipe fell to bits when I tried putting it on, then it split half way down so that to change. Last day on this for a couple of weeks as I don't have the time after tomorrow but at least I've re-started the project. The only things left to do other than that are: changing the boot lock as it's very hard to move again, the rear speakers replacement, HRW tab to stick on, remove the paint on the rear spoiler, bit of paint here and there, put fresh petrol in it and hope it runs ok after that, iron out any problems, big clean up inside and out, polish etc then maybe an MOT in January. After that it's time to go and yep it's the wrong time after xmas so maybe in the spring
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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            • Back on it today, attached throttle housing, put 3 gallons of petrol in it, connect battery aaaaaanndddd started up. Runs really nice and smooth now so I must have done something right, moved it out of the garage and drove it up and down the pathway to free up the rusty brakes etc. Can't believe it's been over a year since this I found this problem. I must get going on this car this year as I want to finish it. Does look good though and will look better after a major clean up. I may get the car detailed so it's spotless when it's getting near mot time
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              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 27th May 2022, 15:49.
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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              • Opened the boot and someones been keeping warm during the winter, right through my headlining buggar Removed the squatters house, sorted the boot lock, dash wasn't lighting up so sorted that, sorted the non working hazzards, fixed all speakers so they're now working. Not sure atm what to do about the hole in the headlining, I may just patch it as its at the back. The only things left to do are fill the brake fluid reservoir, drivers side windscreen washer is blocked, HRW, add more fuel, clean up and MOT
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                Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 26th May 2022, 11:53.
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                • Little more done today, sorted the non working offside windscreen washer, had to dismantle the non return valve it as it was stuck. Simple mechanism, cleaned and put back together and now working fine. Only had a couple of hours as some parts turned up for my consul that i was waiting for so had to work on that afterwards
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                  Last edited by Jeff Turbo; Yesterday, 14:32.
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                  • Also patched the mouse hole headlining, sorted the non working HRW, put the Rover headlight protectors on and started to clean out the interior of the car ready for its first MOT soon. Won't be needing this 2004 car tax either, that's the last time the car was on the road, also found this in the glove box. Everything is now working correctly so I should have time to MOT it next month with a bit of luck
                    Attached Files
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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