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« Reply #440 on: July 29, 2022, 11:53:57 AM »

Hi Eric

Just bought a couple. Should be with me next week. Wish the tank problem was so simple to fix…

Moving house is never pleasant, a year on and it will be a distant memory.

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« Reply #441 on: August 01, 2022, 10:17:32 PM »

Hi

Received the valves. On taking the old one off it was impossible to blow through it either way so was definitely the culprit. New one installed and works fine. Also now have one for the HPE….

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« Reply #442 on: August 12, 2022, 10:11:43 PM »

One thing which has bugged me since getting it is the rear hood cover. It fits really well around the rear of the hood, and the side poppers fasten in nice and snugly, but the rear hood window is pretty inflexible and hence the when folded curves out over the top of the rear seats and it is all but impossible to fasten the remaining three poppers of the cover, one in the centre and the other two adjacent to outer edge of the rear two seat backs. So I decided to make three extension straps with poppers to allow the cover to be fastened in the remaining three places.

I bought them on Ebay (15mm ones) together with the staking tool and they arrived today. I used a piece of one side of Velcro to try it out as that was the only strong black tape I could find and will give it a go driving as I go out on Sunday to a local car meet. I had tried it without the three fastened and it was pretty obvious the cover was going to depart rearwards when you got up to a decent speed.

One other thing is that I have not had any sediment in the new filter I fitted (yet). I guess the trip to Goodwood will decide how bad the problem is.

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« Reply #443 on: August 13, 2022, 12:56:14 PM »

Hi Peter,
I guess that the window material is a slightly thicker type than original
causing a bulkier fold. Perhaps the hood fabric is also thicker.

Glad to hear your fuelling is cleaner.

I wonder if the filling action stirs up sediment, it probably would to
a degree.

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1984 2.0 Carb HPE [ex Aus] Grigio Finanza.
2007 Mazda 6 2.3 [current daily, highly recommended]
The past:
1980 2.0 HPE White in South Africa [hope it survives!]
1976 1.6 Coupe Lancia Blu [PFG 76R] [probably deceased]
oh,and an Uno Turbo 1997 also in SA [stolen,never recovered]
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« Reply #444 on: August 13, 2022, 02:23:59 PM »

Hi Nigel

The hood material is the mohair type, not the original vinyl so is probably more pliable. The issue is most likely the window material which is less pliable than the original from memory. I have in the past forced the cover on by bending the window material, but there was always the danger of causing creases in it which would not come out and hence look unsightly.

I did actually fill up on the way back from our local get together and I would have thought just driving along would stir up any sediment.

We will see how tomorrow and the trip to Goodwood goes.

Peter
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