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Didn't make the show but...

at least I wont catch fire! Got as far as Navan and stopped for a coffee, the tank was leaking badly from the top. I had brimmed it for the drive to the show, and it was ****ing out. so I didnt fancy a long run with a hot day, petrol vapour, and my son strapped into the passenger seat. Homeward bound and out with the tools.

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All sorted now though, it would appear the rubber gasket for the fuel sender had given up causing the full tank to leak and pool on the top. Missed the show but I had a canny day spannering so it wasnt a dead loss
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last couple... health and safety look away, an old fuel pump, bit of garden hose and a sparky connection was just the ticket for refilling the tank I've had enough mouthfulls of petrol thanks very much
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At least it didn't blow up.... :mygrin1:
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At least it didn't blow up....:mygrin1:
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Oh I agree there the worst kind !


Oh I forgot I'm one of them , but I was really looking after your health , just in case you set Jim alight !
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that is indeed a very odd reaction as you were saying on the phone Jim. Pity you missed the day but sure safety first. I never brimmed the tank so I suppose I would have never known about the gasket
BTW I found the bloody original logbook and nct sheet during the week, typical.
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Champix man, give them a go. Pfijzer make 'em and we all know what made them famous

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Oh I forgot I'm one of them , but I was really looking after your health , just in case you set Jim alight !
Dont worry about me Dermo, I've been burnt plenty of times when it comes to alfas! This 33 is a peach though, and its now my Daily driver as the 156 has developed a clutch/DMF/gearbox problem its of to the garage on tuesday mornin

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that is indeed a very odd reaction as you were saying on the phone Jim. Pity you missed the day but sure safety first. I never brimmed the tank so I suppose I would have never known about the gasket
BTW I found the bloody original logbook and nct sheet during the week, typical.
Tank is going to have to come off again Mark, It now reads half full ALL the time. I think I may have bent the sender float arm and now its catching on the baffles inside the tank. I have it booked for the 16th for NCT in Kells. I might still get that NCT sheet off you at some point just to have it in the folder Oh, I fixed the rear wiper aswell... I took it off and fitted a rubber grommet in the hole
 
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ah was thinking it might have been the motor but was never sure. If you want I can fax that sheet to you if thats easier? Im away on hols until Friday so will be sometime after that. The baffle inside the tank is quite small and tight Jim, there really isnt a lot of room to manoevre with so be careful removing and replacing. Oh and when refitting the tank watch out on the passenger side because there is an exhaust bracket that kept catching the side lip of the tank when I was fiting it and it took me ages to get around it, eventually I copped you can just pull the whole exhaust to one side then just about squeeze the tank up but when you release the exhaust the bracket will hold the tank in place

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Yeah, I got the tank off handy enough but as you said had those problems getting it back home. I think I did the damage pulling the sender out in my usual delicate manner, at least it'll come apart easier the second time!
 
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ah was thinking it might have been the motor but was never sure. If you want I can fax that sheet to you if thats easier? Im away on hols until Friday so will be sometime after that. The baffle inside the tank is quite small and tight Jim, there really isnt a lot of room to manoevre with so be careful removing and replacing. Oh and when refitting the tank watch out on the passenger side because there is an exhaust bracket that kept catching the side lip of the tank when I was fiting it and it took me ages to get around it, eventually I copped you can just pull the whole exhaust to one side then just about squeeze the tank up but when you release the exhaust the bracket will hold the tank in place
You STILL have a FAX machine....
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It's for the zombie apocalypse.
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I'm planning to infect the zombies with my brain so they all turn into a replica of me, and _that_ will be the end of the known universe...
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Sweet, this might come in handy

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Have you read any of Max Brooks' books?
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I haven't Gav, just a random google, are they any good?

I do like the zombie movies, reminds me of my home town
 
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I do like the zombie movies, reminds me of my home town
World War Z is amazing and is being made into a film with Brad Pitt as we speak
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And the Zombie survival guide is supposed to be brlliant according to my better half, at least one of us is prepared!!
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Cool, I heard a whisper they are doing a remake of killer clowns from outer space too, should be good for a giggle!
 
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Since when were you from North Shields, like..?? :mygrin1:
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Here man, shields is posh where I come from
 
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POSH..!! You been there lately..?
Even the rats travel round in pairs, and never after dark.. :mygrin1:
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POSH..!! You been there lately..?
Even the rats travel round in pairs, and never after dark..:mygrin1:
not in about ten years, bloody hell it was dodgy then. I had a young lad pull a bowie knife out on me at a rave one night, great days
 
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