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by Alec
Mon May 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Draining fuel

Hello Llessur,

you need to go under the car, it is a small 90 degree bend at the base of the tank.

Alec
by Alec
Mon May 14, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Draining fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Draining fuel

Hello Llessur,

Remove the fuel take off pipe from below the tank, just be aware it may be tight and the union could easily be damaged, a six point ring or flare spanner would be best.
I wouldn'y worry about the fuel lines, the fresh fuel will soon push that through.

Alec
by Alec
Fri May 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Door adjustment

Hello Llessur,

Yes it did. I think that most shells now have had a lot of welding done and doors having replacements skins or repair sections that the original dimensions are lost a certain amount? Needs must to try and get an acceptable shut line.

Alec
by Alec
Fri May 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Door adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Door adjustment

Hello Llessur,

I have had similar problems in the past and made up shims to adjust the gap.

Alec
by Alec
Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Size of the headlamp wiring...
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Size of the headlamp wiring...

Hello Jim, I use a company called Vehicle Wiring products for all my electrical bits and bobs. http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/ Their website has useful information about relays and also cable sizes and what applications apply to what wire size. With headlights it is worth going up a cable siz...
by Alec
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Valve guide info
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Valve guide info

Hello Mike,

thanks for the correction, my memory, as I said, is a little hazy.

Alec
by Alec
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Valve guide info
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Valve guide info

Hello Mike, I don't think the head I'm thinking of was ever fitted to the MK 2. It's that long since I've owned a 2000 MK 1 my memory is hazy, but I seem to remember that the ignition side had very short studs with the nuts below plug level and used 3/8" diameter studs as opposed to the 7/16" of the...
by Alec
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Green Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Green Clips

Hello Peter,

I've just noticed this. I don't remember how these go but is a small pair of pliers an option?

Alec
by Alec
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Valve guide info
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Valve guide info

Hello Mark, personally I have never botherd heating/cooling them to fit. Bearing in mind the coefficient of thermal expansion is tiny that forty or fity degrees makes little difference. Iron is about 12 x10-6 per degree c so you are only gaining a fraction of a thou. Does no harm of course except th...
by Alec
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Roof lining
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Roof lining

Hello Baller, I'm not sure how far you have progressed but it is a job I have just done and I found it difficult. The original replacement I bought was quite a thin material and the sleeves for the listing bars were thin linen type material and very tight. I found by cleaning up the light corrosion ...