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DT36

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  1. DT36

    Old skool BMX

    Going to be nice when finished 😁 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275307752320?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=E30hZJr3SQq&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=ImmzStObSNW&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  2. Ah rite. Yes, I remember the thread now 😁 I'm getting old...
  3. DT36

    Old skool BMX

    I had one of them, but with yellow wheels. Loved that bike.
  4. Stunning looking car. That's how I actually bought mine about 10 years ago. Guy that had it stopped using it, as his Dad couldn't get in and out of it, and the money helped towards his house deposit. Only had mine out once so far this year, as we're going out more in the T5 with our granddaughter on weekends. Hope you get what you want for it. Will you get something a bit more modern with seats that suit or not bother with anything?
  5. I'm running 153bhp through an English with ATB and standard RS2000 half shafts. This gets a hard time now and again on a Sunday morning, with no dramas anymore since fitting the ATB. Previous diff shit itself under a bit of the loud pedal.
  6. Looks like there's one on ebay. Description looks correct, but picture is for Mk1. Pic below of mine is correct for the book. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144022599206?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=815C3ZuwTru&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=ImmzStObSNW&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  7. Good result on the pass 👍 Applied for tax on the Escort yesterday and also put an MOT on the T5 van, so we can use it a bit now the weather's getting better for a bit of camping.
  8. Get your missus to take out the main cover and put you on as a partner for any car that you're travelling in. This is what we've got with the AA.
  9. These are a nice shock with a big range of adjustment. Took the Bilstiens off my car and replaced them with these. Got to say I really prefer these over the Bilstiens. Much nicer ride.
  10. Welcome to the forum. Have a look at this video, as it recaps a floor fit from a previous episode :
  11. Silicone hoses with 9mm wide jubilee clips on the carb side, 12mm on manifold side. https://danstengineering.co.uk/index.php?route=product/search&search=Hose
  12. Mk3 Mondeo ST220 going up in value lately. 2.2 ST TDCI also starting to rise. Both cars do require some tlc though, but there's plenty being broken to keep on top of them or replace worn trim. If you tuck one away now, you will see a return on them. I have a Mondeo ST as a chugger for work as the Missus uses our Tiguan as a daily when I'm away from home. In fairness it goes well and is a decent old bus. Does torque steer hard though and gearbox has a limiter on them in 1st and 2nd gear. Outside of the Ford scene, Land rover Defenders doing OK. Very easy project vehicles these, but be prepared for some work on the chassis. My current project is now a VW T5 Caravelle mod for camping and cycling. When this is finished soon, I think my next project is going to be a 70s or early 80s trail bike or enduro, which will hopefully be an investment too.
  13. Not my own words with regards to mirrors... The following applies to vehicles first used after 1/6/1978. Mirror requirements The tables below summarise the number, type and standard of mirror required to be fitted to various types of vehicle. In addition, the following requirements should also be met: i) each mirror must be fixed to the vehicle in such a way that it remains steady under normal driving conditions; ii) each exterior mirror on a vehicle fitted with windows and a windscreen shall be visible to the driver, when in his driving position, through a side window or through the portion of the windscreen which is swept by the windscreen wiper; iii) where the bottom edge of an exterior mirror is less than 2m above the road surface when the vehicle is laden, that mirror shall not project more than 20cm beyond the overall width of the vehicle or, if the vehicle is drawing a trailer which is wider than drawing vehicle, more than 20cm beyond the overall width of the trailer; iv) each interior mirror shall be capable of being adjusted by the driver when in his driving position; v) except in the case of a mirror which, if knocked out of its alignment can be returned to its former position without needing to be adjusted, each exterior mirror on the driver?s side of the vehicle shall be capable of being adjusted by the driver when in his driving position. This requirement does not prevent such a mirror from being locked into position from the outside of the vehicle.
  14. I personally want my own Bang Stick to take home for when the Zombie Apocalypse comes. Bottom line is, my cardio isn't what it used to be...
  15. They sent me a mail, as they've owed me money for about 2 years. Said I can have a ticket for this show or Ford Fair in lieu. Ford Fair track action had almost zero view points last year and this one doesn't have any track events. Therefore, I've basically said I'll have my money back, but still waiting. I think they've shot themselves in the foot with this one and maybe it won't go ahead due to the lack of live action and location. I'd like to see myself proved wrong though.
  16. Yes, sounds like a cold and worn oil. Again, going back to the transmissions on the vehicle I work with, the trans has to be brought up to a given working temp before testing any solenoids or clutch fill pressures. This is the same before driving off, the operator is taught to bring the trans up to temp before driving. If you're going for an oil change, you will also need to consider the filter too.
  17. I've just done a bit more searching and it's a minefield. Phone the Ford Dealer with your chassis number, so I can't be held responsible... 😂
  18. I'm guessing that one of those is your transmission and the other is power steering. I think your best course of action is to actually go into a Ford Dealership with your chassis number, as your car could be built different to a 2.0 UK spec car with a 4 speed auto , which is what I'm using as a comparison. Have a look inside one of your door pillars for the build sticker and take a picture of it. Additionally, can you see a build tag somewhere on your trans, possibly on a bellhousing bolt? Sometimes oil choices can be a nightmare. The transmission oil used in the vehicles that I currently work with has 7 different choices in the manufacturers workshop manual. We then had to give them a sample of oil for them to trial for comparison and warranty purposes.
  19. I think yours is Mercon V. Have you got an Owners Handbook in the glove box?
  20. This was a really good event too. Loads of cars on display and good track action.
  21. I used to be attracted to Bush at night. Getting a bit older now though, but still get drawn in and mesmerised occasionally by the scent 😛
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