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Old 17th July 2019, 08:18
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Tuesday - Part 2:
I was due to meet a mate for a beer, but decided to make the most of the sunshine and picked him up instead.

We then took a lovely drive up to Hampstead Heath and, quite by chance, ended up in …

[Music Hall] The Old Bull and Bush. [/Cockney Knees Up]



But there was no making eyes at me or drinking port wine with me.

I stopped off at the local shop on the way home and it was still light (just) around 9.20pm.



Until next time, take care, Paul.

PS
In other news…

A new bamboo shoot in our garden is doing a great impression of 'Jack and the beanstalk'.



I will see how high it gets before trimming it down to match the rest of the bamboo.

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Got a decent view, but not a decent photo, of the partial lunar eclipse.

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Old 17th July 2019, 11:11
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As a Marlin owner with a Ford sender and a Marina gauge, I had the problem of an empty tank with a gauge showing half full. I cut the Ford sender out and fitted the Marina sender. Like you, I had a fun time bending the float lever to get it right, the Ford sender is at the top of the tank, the Marina, on the side. But now I have Full-scale readings, If it was easy anyone could do it.
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Old 17th July 2019, 14:21
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Nice jaunt, and still a great build. Quick question... are you having any problem with the heat from the tail pipes cooking the paint on the bumper? It looks quite close, so I'm wondering how close I can get away with too.
Thanks.
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Old 17th July 2019, 18:34
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Quote:
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…If it was easy anyone could do it...
I think that nicely sums up the world of kit cars.

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Kon - I had a quick look at my tail pipe exits today.

Due to the angles of the pipes and body shell, the gaps range from just under 1cm to almost 3cms.



As far as I can tell, there is no problem with the paint due to heat.



Note: I had rubbed some of the paint off the rivets and alloy guard panels on purpose.

Although, repeatedly spilling petrol over the paint work does cause a problem.



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Cheers, Paul.
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Old 19th July 2019, 07:25
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Well done in sorting out the fuel sender, I had the same trial and error process of making small bends in the float arm until it read correctly when I replaced mine.

That shot of your car next to the 'baby' of the Range Rover, erm, range says it all about how bloated modern suv's are getting. Everyone's blathering on about saving the environment while driving huge 4x4's to Waitrose. It's much kinder to the planet to take an existing car and rebody it as a lightweight, economical and environmentally friendly runaround...

Kon - I ran my tailpipe out through the side of the body on my Spyder -



I had no problems with heat damaging the paint. There was a little staining around the outlet after driving it, but it would always wash/polish off. I eventually made an aluminium trim to fit round the outlet but that was just to make it look finished rather than to protect the paintwork -

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Thanks for the info guys. Looks like my plans will be ok then, without cooking my rear bumper
I will start my own thread soon, i promise
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