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  • I got two sets of those retro reproductions side ones, if you need them I have a spare set, which I got 'just in case' (at the time it was 'just in case I ended up with another saloon....but I didn't..)

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    • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
      I got two sets of those retro reproductions side ones, if you need them I have a spare set, which I got 'just in case' (at the time it was 'just in case I ended up with another saloon....but I didn't..)
      Kind of you and will get back to you if I need. I will strip the rear parcel shelf first and find out where my leak is. I've replaced the top and bottom trim but still have a small water leak atm . It's bound to be the metal side trims being rusty though
      Having to sort a few things round the dash first as the Fuel gauge doesn't move even after putting 50 of super unleaded in it, as it's not had very much in it since 2003 I'm assuming the sender is stuck though.
      Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 20th November 2022, 14:08.
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
      2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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      • Checked the fuel gauge display with my fast check and it seems the dash has possibly a fault on the fuel readings, I do have another but that's in pieces so atm I will have to live with it until I can put together my spare. That also had a fault in it so will have to do some thinking
        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st November 2022, 11:20.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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        • This is my spare but looking back through this thread i noticed the fuel level was still at two bars when I had this one plugged in so it must be the sender stuck, as there's 50 of fuel in it I will have use it and carry a petrol can when it runs out before changing the sender
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          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 20th November 2022, 14:44.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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          • Now taxed and being used, I've also set the dash to display everything and the fuel gauge lights up with all segments so I have to believe its the sender.
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
            2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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            • While searching for a water pipe for a friend I found the original dash that I though was the one partially stripped, that was an unexpected result.
              As the mileometer still wasn't working correctly I stripped down again this dash that had developed a fault when I last stripped it down a few years ago now, re-cleaned and checked all connections. Took out what I think is a faulty mileage part on the dash that I put in the car when the original wouldn't work properly and it sprang into life and the mileometer is now working correctly after taking it up the road for 3 miles. This dash has an extra 30k miles on it as mileage is stored in the memory which I had forgotten about but isn't a problem as my MOT says mileage not displayed.
              The dash still says only two or three segments of fuel but it does now go up to the top of the orange segments when turning the ignition on then goes back down so its getting there slowly.
              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 22nd November 2022, 10:03.
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
              2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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              • It seems as though it is pleased to be back on the road! Good job the mileage wasn't shown on mot, it'd play havoc with insurance if you did 30k in a week

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                • Rear quarter trims are cracked and have a small leak on the joint at the top so removed the offside. I don't like doing these jobs as some of the trim is stuck fast but all out. Thanks for the trims John
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                  Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 1st December 2022, 11:51.
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                  • All out and started a clean up ready for new trims going back on. I'm not too sure about the nearside as those are very stuck in so I will leave that side as its not leaking and i don't want to push my luck. Luckily only surface rust on the centre metal part
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                    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 1st December 2022, 12:28.
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                    2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                    • I've got all of this to look forward to still ha ha ha! Looking good though...

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                      • Originally posted by Doctordiesel77 View Post
                        I've got all of this to look forward to still ha ha ha! Looking good though...
                        Good luck with that lol
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                        2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                        • That sorted, don't want to do that again, these are replacements from a company who re-made them but they don't fit as well as the originals
                          After it set I took it up the road and it died on me after 5 miles on the way home. Luckily I managed to push it home with a neighbours help.
                          Fuel issue as it fires up then dies so I have to assume its one of the relays. Will find a replacement in my spares over next week as i'm pissed off with the car atm
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                          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 3rd December 2022, 13:16.
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                          2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                          • Battery was a bit low after pushing it and using the starter to go up hill but the fuel relays found today, fitted and............... nothing, still no fuel so will have to get back under the car friday and check all using my Fast check before anything else after re-charging the battery
                            Buggar and it's cold now
                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 9th December 2022, 12:14.
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                            2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                            • On it today as I don't have any work. Plugged the fast check in and all's as it should be. Tested the main relay and that's clicking, checked the fuel relay and nothing, swopped over the relays and still the same. Removed the covers on the fuel pump and connected to a battery and the pump has seized, buggar so now bought another and will wait for that to arrive, possibly after christmas due to the postal strikes and the time of year. This it the correct pump incase anyone wants in the future https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110489807832
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                              2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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                              • When you can't find your multimeter you have to use other things. When I attached this to the pump connections, power is getting to the pump as the tester lights up when priming and turning over. Even after a tap or two with a hammer the pump is still seized
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                                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser being restored
                                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                                2003 MGZT V8. BRG and new project
                                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                                2004 MGZT V8. Black I love this car

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