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  • #16
    Re: Escort fuel gauge

    Well done. No more ‘Top Gear Rules’ on the Bicester run
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC possibly a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.

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    • #17
      Re: Escort fuel gauge

      Don't forget a filter mesh on the pickup to sieve out any crap from the tank.

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      • #18
        Re: Escort fuel gauge

        Good call, will do.

        Adrian

        Originally posted by jon_wilkinson View Post
        Don't forget a filter mesh on the pickup to sieve out any crap from the tank.

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        • #19
          Re: Escort fuel gauge

          Liberal amounts of JB Weld (that stuff is unbelievable) and a test tomorrow.

          Fingers crossed.

          Adrian

          20221028_152834.jpg


          Originally posted by listerjp2 View Post
          Good call, will do.

          Adrian

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          • #20
            Re: Escort fuel gauge

            As always I have better ideas later and here we are version 2.

            First of all I was never happy with the Ford isolation for the sender as it just used a fibre washer between the connector and earth.

            So I took the one from the Smiths gauge and cut a thread on it pushed it through same hole and affixed with a bolt, much better


            20221026_120219.jpg20221026_120209.jpg20221026_120231.jpg

            Next was the rethink, as you can see from the picture below, I decided to JB Weld the Smiths sender to the original Ford pipe and then cut off the Smiths float arm and solder the original Ford float arm to it. Basically now, it is the Ford unit with the Smiths sender carefully grafted onto it.

            I hope this makes sense, now to test.

            20221101_082315.jpg

            And a close up of the graft

            20221101_084901.jpg
            Last edited by listerjp2; 01-11-22, 08:50 AM.

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            • #21
              Re: Escort fuel gauge

              Well my rudimentary dip stick (a stick with marks on it) says 1/4 full as does the fuel gauge.

              20221101_111521.jpg

              Yippee


              That's that one jobbed jobbed.

              ​Adrian
              Last edited by listerjp2; 01-11-22, 11:24 AM.

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              • #22
                Re: Escort fuel gauge

                Bet you needed your glasses for that job, well done.

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                • #23
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                  Thank god for vary focals



                  Originally posted by dcunn View Post
                  Bet you needed your glasses for that job, well done.

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                  • #24
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                    Agreed !

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                    • #25
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                      It's a thumbs up from me!

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                      • #26
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                        Thankyou, I'm no engineer and just like to workout things.

                        Keeps my 67 year old brain ticking over.

                        Adrian

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                        • #27
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                          I need to get cracking on a few jobs on mine but I’m suffering from post Covid dug at the moment. Well done, what’s next on it?
                          - 9th owner of T693 SSC possibly a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
                          - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
                          - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
                          - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
                          - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.

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                          • #28
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                            Find out why the Hill Assist turns itself off when I switch the lights on, on my Alfa 159

                            Oh, you mean the Marlin, nothing except drive it.

                            Adrian


                            Originally posted by David View Post
                            I need to get cracking on a few jobs on mine but I’m suffering from post Covid dug at the moment. Well done, what’s next on it?

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