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    My son bought this last year and now have a little time to work on it. Long time off the road but not in bad condition, didn't pay a lot for the car so wasn't expecting too much. First thing is to get the car running as it hadn't been for many years. The car was overfuelling and causing vapour lock. The petrol tank return was blocked so I used my last spare tank and that we put on the car Saturday. Still not starting and no fuel getting through even after putting 3 gallons in. So today I rerouted the supply, a bodge but it works. Now have fuel coming in. Next thing after checking the timing as the car back fired, the cam was 4 teeth out, never seen that much before. As we were going to change the belt and water pump anyway, I removed them but as always a bolt snapped. Lucky me I managed to remove the broken stud, not often that happens
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    Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 21st January 2020, 09:51.
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

  • #2
    This took a bit of finding but on its way. New original sunroof seal as the one on the car is knackered, cambelt purchased from my local supplier but ebay job for the waterpump
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    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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    • #3
      Managed to locate two more seals so they're on the way aswell. All ready now to carry on working on this in the morning and hopefully getting it running. Will also be searching for any history on the car as it came only with an old logbook.
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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      • #4
        Well that killed it, waterpump was damaged so having to send it back so no progress. On another note, logbook found but the yellow part was missing, checked on dvla website but no history of being scrapped, no MOT history and untaxed since 2006. My son has now applied for the logbook and will see what happens. Could be interesting as a new logbook was issued in 2017 and he only has the older one from 2006. We shall see how this pans out
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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        • #5
          Replacement waterpump arrived as did the lovely new sunroof seal. Just waiting for me to fit
          Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 30th January 2020, 13:49.
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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          • #6
            Log book arrived so not been scrapped so thats another thing done. Should be able to continue next month and hoping the 4 teeth out on the cambelt isn't a big deal, don't really want to remove the head if i can help it
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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            • #7
              More done yesterday, Water pump and new timing belt on, Set up the alternator adjustment bracket, bit rare that. all timed up but fuel pump wouldn't suck a leaf up so useless, I have found a NOS one so will fit that once it gets here. Did wonder if it was any good as its a generic one so not enough power. Noted that the front frame has extra things on it, not seen that before and new exhaust is waiting to go on
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              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 23rd March 2020, 07:22.
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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              • #8
                Could the brackets on the subframe be from a sump gears possibly ex police car.
                Some maestro vans had sump guards but carnt remember what they look like , or how they fitted.
                Would be interesting if you could find the car's history.
                Alan

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by efi 2.0 View Post
                  Could the brackets on the subframe be from a sump gears possibly ex police car.
                  Some maestro vans had sump guards but carnt remember what they look like , or how they fitted.
                  Would be interesting if you could find the car's history.
                  Alan
                  Don't know Alan, the car has been off the road for many years so finding the history would be very hit and miss. Last proper owner bought it in 2003. Nothing comes up on the cars MOT history so it's not been on the road for many years
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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                  • #10
                    They look very like the sump guards, bracket slides into one hole and one bolt holds it I think.. this is one half of the set, looks very like yours https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Ma...4AAOSwYlJW6bqO

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                    • #11
                      There is a listing in the rover accessories catalogue from 97 ,for the maestro
                      van for a sump guard. So a rare item now .
                      Alan

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                      • #12
                        Ahh, that's what they are then. Cheers for that, learn something every day
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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                        • #13
                          On a good note, the proper fuel pump turned up today, only a few days late. Lucas FDB704/Bosch 0580464055 with correct connections so will have to rewire the ends. Hoping that this will sort the rubbish fuel pump this time
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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                          • #14
                            Do love having the proper things
                            Attached Files
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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                            • #15
                              Well that didn't go to plan. Put the new fuel pump on and its finally pumping fuel up but it wasn't getting to the bores. I poured a little petrol down the bores and the car started up so that's a good thing. Having to assume the injectors were at fault so I removed them, unfortunately 2 collapse and the tips fell into the inlet manifold
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                              Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 5th April 2020, 15:34.
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, putting back together
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

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