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    • I been a bit of a busy boy lately, took the door off and managed to get it painted at work inside and out, got it re fitted tonight, so made a start on the drivers side stripes, rear brakes have new brackets made and the discs have had a bit of a skim more soon 😁
    • Now that really is a joke. Ordering French Nuclear Subs with Diesel engines then cancelling the order cause we changed our minds and wanted nuclear ones? Why not simply ask them to swap the engines over in the plans given they were nukes originally? I keep wondering if it was a case that the French weren't willing to sell us nuclear technology? Given we know very little about what you guys and the yanks are offering instead its hard to say if it was all worth it. But boy the French are pissed! Its the first time they have hated a nation more than the UK since Brexit! If its mainly based on the British Attack Sub Vista shows above then I think it will be a good machine but if its more American where they can pull the plug via software like they did in the Jet Fighters we bought off them then that creates sovereignty issues about how and where we can use them.
    • Yep XC Falcon Coupe Lancia Fulvia, very good that was the hardest one Excellent and correct. I love 850 Spiders. My favourite Fiat!
    • As always 2 sides to every story - did make me wonder why Aus. was ordering Froggie Nuclear boats but having them redesigned into Diesel power at $$$M's when Nuke boats ultimately cheaper - weird! That's a joke if ever I heard one LOL!
    • Very deep discussion topic for a joke thread! LOL Interesting thoughts there however its not quite accurate. Its odd to hear that perspective given the UK pretty much determined our future in that regard. We do in fact have a Nuclear capability and just replaced and enlarged our main reactor at Lucas Heights. Its actually operated for many decades as we produce all our own radioactive medicines and it also serves to make computer chips. We also are one of the few countries that store all our own waste. Being one of the most geological stable continents many other nations have tried to con us for more than half a century into storing theirs as well. The sore point of what you say is that we actually started a program to develop our own nuclear military capability but you guys and the yanks, (the UK and the USA) literally conspired to scupper that by applying diplomatic pressure and denial of technologies to ensure it never went ahead. Both the UK and USA were firmly against a nuclear Australia. That in turn would have helped an expansion into a wider use of civilian reactors for power that would have been required to provided the raw materials needed for a military development. Instead we were guided down the black rock route as we have plenty of it even though we also  have more than half the worlds uranium. So alot of that really blows back onto the UK and USA. (Remembering in those days we would blindly follow you into any war just because you asked let alone stand up to both superpowers at once on the nuclear issue, neither wanted us to rival as another superpower we were better off as mid range lackeys) There is also the fact that the UK tested its bombs here and exposed Australian servicemen to the experiments and refuse to offer adequate compensation when they started popping off with cancer is still a bit of a bit sore point that still makes the news and has often been cited as deterrent to  the population embracing nuclear power as a safe green thing. (its always a fine line with Nuclear Energy to win the hearts and minds of voters and those historical acts are a huge stumbling block) Keeping the green credentials though? Well we have never had them to begin with and are always singled out for that fact whenever a country wants to deflect on their own inaction. We have some of the worst land clearance and species extinctions around for example. Yet China is still allowed to call itself a developing nation like India so are allowed to pollute with impunity yet we have to sacrifice all local manufacturing which they in turn get the benefit because they don't have to meet any environment standards and can make stuff cheaper as a result. Also then to be criticized by the USA one of the top 3 polluters that we arent doing enough although until Biden became President the USA had specifically asked us not to raise our greenhouse targets so they didn't have to raise theirs and not make them look as bad and then overnight with a change in presidency publicly stabbed us in the back for supporting them on that very point. 🤔 Then the UK of late also jumped on that bandwagon with the Americans who they themselves built the foundations of the nation on coal now lecturing us that we must stop doing the same. So its a bit more complicated with a history of the nuclear powers of the 50's/60's forcing our hand telling us to do what the say not as they do (or did). Over the years the manipulating and double standards started falling on deaf ears so we just shrug our shoulders like the kid that has been scolded too much and don't really care what anyone says anymore which empowers successive governments never to really enact any change. There is always an industry lobby out there more important than the people. So for us its sort of like the UK and USA destroyed democracy in Iran to get their hands on cheap oil and installed the nutcase Ayatollahs and now expect the whole world to sort the problem out together. The latest Green harping is similar. We were pretty much pushed into the position we find ourselves today. I totally agree we need to move towards a coal free future but too many hurdles were placed in our way through the past many decades that a nuclear option is long since past. We have some of the largest solar battery stations in the world though with more coming online so hopefully that is a start and more development into green hydrogen industries is also happening. Hopefully it will be enough. I personally am a carbon sink tree planter supporter! Stop the clearing and plant more trees! LOL But we are an insignificant spec in the scheme of things and an easy mark to scapegoat and blame but unless the big 3 stop remaining as stagnant as they are then the planet will never heal. The joke of a new green China are just more lies to come out of a Wuhan lab LOL Maybe an environmentally caring China is meant to be the joke for this thread! Blimey what completely unexpected thing to post on the Joke thread let alone a car forum. Sorry guys my bad! (Post will be deleted in a few days just to give time for a quick read but is too morbid to keep 🙂)
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      Can anyone. Our Mk2 Ford Escort 1600. Broke down and had to be rescued on our return from Hempstead event
      Problem is car started to back fire. Ran rough for a couple of miles then stopped. Recovery man suggested fuel starvation 
      Our normal repair guy has tried to repair by changing to New fuel pump , new carb and checked for vacuum from to carb. Checked spark at points and plug. Checked the timing 
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      Hello All - Update on progress.
      I have found a flywheel from a 2.5 Mondeo (non ST) and it fits a treat. I can now align clutch operating arm by extending the pivot and I have a pilot/spigot bearing adaptor being made in a local machine shop. I am fitting the Jaguar starter ring to the ford flywheel to enable me to keep the original starter and not adjust the gearbox adaptor plate. All is looking good now.
      Whilst this has been going on I have finally finished the fuel tank modifications to take an internal Walboro pump. I have fitted extra baffles to create an internal anti-surge zone for the pump to sit in and closed up the original leaky large drain/access plate, replacing it with a simple drain plug. All of the access holes have been closed up aircraft fuel tank closing style (lots of work, but worth it in the long run). All this is much cheaper, and I believe more in keeping with what I want, than the external surge tank/pumps/piping that was the alternative. Fuel tank/pump installation pic attached.
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