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  1. WElcome John! First, do a search here (top right of page) for "Fuel pump noise" (the quotes are needed) to find all the previous posts about this problem. And, tell us what sort of noise you have. JOhn
  2. Eddie Walsh? http://www.megasquirtuk.co.uk/aboutus.html (0.4 seconds of Googlesearch) J.
  3. Well done, Dave and Bailey! Proper handing on of the flame! Hope I can do that with my grandsons, but too young as yet. Working on it, though.
  4. Soldering aluminium is lot harder than steel, or brass. Special flux, special solder and 300C!!!!! John
  5. There's a loooooooooong thread over on the MiGWelding website on what to do to weld up a leaky fuel tank: https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/welding-a-fuel-tank-safely.6056/ J.
  6. I think he's found it - top pics looks like there is a hole in the weld just there. J.
  7. Now you have the problem of finding someone to weld it tight, unless you have aluminium welding skills, in which case you will be as cautious as a pro about welding a fuel tank. If there is the merest sniff of petrol fume from it, no one will want to know. I've succeeded in removing any smell by repeatedly filling the tank with hot water with 'Flash' floor cleaner in it, leaving it to soak in overnight, every night, for a week! The alternative is steam cleaning, and that means LIVE steam, not what you get from a wall paper stripper, or a carpet cleaner. You may be able to find a TRuck cleaning service near you that does this. John
  8. Floschi, Welcome! It may help to trace how the 'oil' gets there. Clean, and lay newspaper on the boot(trunk) floor and under the fuel tank. Inspect later to see where it comes from. Another 'tracer' that can be used is talcum powder! BUt newspaper is easier to clean up. Good luck! JOhn
  9. For such a big job, a bigger capital spend may be justified. The SnapOn tool, the Crud Thug, is fast and efficient at removing underseal - I've seen it working - without scraping off the underlying paint. John
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    Mickey, Cool it, please! I took no offence, none at all, at Roger's post. If you want to point out that someone has not noticed your posts, that's your affair, but I don't need anyone riding shotgun on mine.and I don't think the board benefits, either. John
  11. My apprentice learning precision measurement. On the furniture, not a TRiumph! John
  12. And, no doubt, removal and transport from the original premises. (as well as 3 phase - see Ian's post)
  13. This was the subject of a longbthread on Sideways recently. http://sideways-technologies.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/8106-how-to-measure-a-cam-in-the-hand/&tab=comments#comment-108100. There the added factor was introduced in that it is a convention (not always used, I fear) that the onset of lift, and fall, is measured at 0.05" above the base circle. John
  14. A garage in Stranraer has gone bust. ENORMOUS quantities of spares for moderns, all sorts, consumables, oils, polishing kits, goodness knows what, the auction list is 14 pages long. I wonder if a poorly focussed purchasing policvy contributed to the firm's downfall. Also includes several 4 and 2 post lifts, starting bid £100 See: https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/sanderson-weatherall/catalogue-id-san10307 John
  15. Thanks for linking to that thread, Rob, because I contributed there too. Then, I made two points, which may be worth repeating: 1/ My experiment in installing a rear radiator in my Vitesse, 'Silverback' showed that the vast majority of the under bonnet heat comes from the radiator. The exxhaust provides very little indeed. 2/ The exhaust gas temperature may be 700-1100F (370-600C), comparable to the temperature that the less hot parts of the Space Shuttle would reach on re-entry, 1200C, What might be considered an acceptable heat inside the engine bay is comparable to the temperature that the Space Shuttle aeroframe had to be limited to, else it would begin to lose it's integrity, 176°C (350°F). To protect it, and prevent the castastrophe that overtook Challenger, those less hot parts of the Shuttle were clad in ceramic tiles that were ONE INCH THICK. How, then, does a ceramic coating whose thickness is measured in MICRONS have a significant effect? John
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