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by cros
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Me Van
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Me Van

To wrap up the petrol float business, I robbed a larger float from the sensor I put in my Freelander's* header tank, and here it is in petrol. IMG_20200123_123826355.jpg Tests were carried out in my scientific laboratory to make sure the tiny magnet in the float would still actuate the microswitch, ...
by cros
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Me Van
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Me Van

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. Gravel and diesel,
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Now block up you bastard.
by cros
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Me Van
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Me Van

Low fuel warning light? That's quite a gadget for the time. Its not original, the fuel gauge was smashed and the sender was rusted away. I've used these stainless fish tank water level switches before, they've always been ok in petrol, but this one only floats in water. The tank looked rust free, b...
by cros
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Peugeot 306. More 306 Tomfoolery
Replies: 33
Views: 1754

Re: Peugeot 306. More 306 Tomfoolery

Its a tribute to these cars that they actually last long enough to be able to rot away.
by cros
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Me Van
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Me Van

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Now I'm in the tank I'll investigate why the low fuel warning light always says low fuel. (Original sender had dissolved)
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The float is only buoyant in water, that would do it.
by cros
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Wobland Spottage
Replies: 285
Views: 18976

Re: Wobland Spottage

I drove one of those Oxford estates recently, it was as rough as a dog's arse but still felt good, steering was so much better than most 50's efforts.
Spare wheel location handy if you've got a load on too, but the one I really like is the previous 2 door Woody version. Alas, too pricey and rare
by cros
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Me Van
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Me Van

IMG_20200121_090613413_1.jpg Took the top off the carb and there's only a dribble of petrol in the float chamber which explains why the van came to a halt. IMG_20200120_163110873.jpg When I pulled the pipe off the carb the electric pump appeared to be working, but not a healthy spurt. I put a conta...
by cros
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Me Van
Replies: 54
Views: 3282

Re: Me Van

I went for a test drive last night and the gearing now feels about right. I took a celebratory picture on the bridge over the peotically-named 40 foot drain when the engine stopped which rather spoiled the moment. IMG_20200119_164445862.jpg Fuel was reaching the carb, but doesn't seem to be getting ...
by cros
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourselves
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Greetings

I happen to greatly like the Marina, I had a pov spec 1.8 coupe and a '73van. They were easy to look after and just got on with the job. Bought second hand in the 70's they were a much better bet than a new one as after a few years the garage or previous owner would have finished assembling the vehi...
by cros
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourselves
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Greetings

Hello mate, welcome; that's a classy old steering wheel. What the fuck were they on at BL?