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Mrs Grumpy inspected my handiwork in having washed her car yesterday and, most predictably, informed me that I had "missed a bit."

In reply I invited her to go and tell someone who cares more than I, because I'm still engrossed in reading 'The Three Bears.' Obviously. View attachment 294389
“Wax on, wax off!” Or so said Mr Miyagi 🇯🇵
 

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This very a.m. I was informed that I will be driving to Oxford for the weekend for the purpose of enjoying myself. A likely story because by 14.30 tomorrow, I shall probably be fast asleep in the café in Blackwell's bookshop, as I was on the occasion of my last visit.

"A fortifying lotion, please, Jeeves?"

"One bottle or two, Sir?"
 

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Tbh having owned a BMW I'm inclined to be the same.

Seems to be everyones vehicle must've sh*t itself enmass as trying to get access to a diagnostics computer is murder atm, the Old Man wants to have a poke around in the engine bay tomorrow and given I've just had a bad spasm coming down the stairs, my involvement will be spectating from a comfy chair.
I'm not immediately looking at vaccuum as it's only 1 cylinder it seems to missfire from, however I will still direct the lines to be checked, really though I want to get a look at it on diagnostics computer to look for any visible changes which will tell me where the failure is likely to lurk.
 

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Segata: "I'm not immediately looking at vacuum as it's only 1 cylinder it seems to missfire from."

Not to be disagreeable, and more specifically ...

Frequently overlooked with electronic fuel rejection, a baked and wheezing, or outright failed injector seal will assuredly affect one hole, the idle, and overall drive-ability. It's very common, and worth checking while you're fault hunting. I've replaced hundreds! Mostly labor and minimal cost. Might as well do the whole rack if ya gotta go there.

Good luck in finding and vanquishing what ever gremlin you find!

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Ah yes, a picture of a good chum of mine, Reuben; who had a pair of 7's with barfed head geaskets, er "dead gaskets" as we referred to the condition. He should have folded. One of those two to make one deals in the wayback. Many years prior, he and I dragged one of my finds out of a hay field, a clean red '65 TR4. We go all the way back to 5th grade, drank a few pints, chased some skirt, and crashed his beloved Rustang and old red. I still see him on Mondays, when he comes into town to visit his mom.

At some point in the drama, I had to ask how the repaired 7 ran. He said, "Not very triumphant, about three times worse than old red". I said, "Wanna dump them back in the old hayfield at Phillips Lake? He had to decline, unbeknownst to me, the old field had been developed into housing.

What? About 87 hp, so over twice the cubes as a 40 horse bug, but only half the performance, and zero reliability. I dont know about the Isle, but here in America the were so heavily smog tuned the under hood had more hoses and pumps than Jacques Cousteau and the mighty Calypso.

Yeah, twas the "shape of things to come", and it was an ugly girl, inside and out.

PS. Honestly, I look like that every morning after digesting all the news thats fit to print. After all, Im in 'Merica.

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Won't be me doing the change as I can't lean in the bay, but yeah injector and it's seals is definately one of my suspects, Old Man keeps going back to E10 fuel being a culprit which doesn't make sense as the engine is known to be compliant (no mass complaints for it and it's designed to be a 'world' engine which means markets with ethanol compliance being mandatory), of course fouled fuel can always be an issue however usually after a while it will belch out and is usually smokey (Fired up a Humber Sceptre that had sat 6-7 years un ran and the cloud from that you could've reenacted Stars in their Eyes with).
With an old car it's pretty easy to iron out but modern ones you really need a diagostics set up to properly see thats going on to fault find and it's the one thing I never got around to getting.
 

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so heavily smog tuned the under hood had more hoses and pumps than Jacques Cousteau and the mighty Calypso.
Those "smog" pumps were a wheeze worthy of Smokey Yunick if I understood them properly. In order to reduce the concentration of emissions from the exhaust an air pump was fitted which pumped fresh air into the exhaust gases to dilute them. Brilliant! The actual amount of pollution increases because of the extra work done, but the concentration - which is what was measured - reduces. There was some sort of psuedo carp about how it worked but that was just a smoke screen.

Please feel free to set me straight on this as there was very little written in the Euro press about these things.
 

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Am absolutely exhausted, 2 stepchildren, 3 grandchildren and a fiancee (my youngest stepsons) popped in today. My stepdaughters twins think I'm one of the funniest/best people they know (the trick is to play games, fix toy trains, build bunk beds and order McDonald's for them) which Im happy for them to think. Did (and still do) want to show them the 'car' room but got overruled in case they didn't want to leave it.
I am quite keen to see if they will enjoy racing grandad on his track despite them only being 3.
My stepsons fiancee isn't someone I'm big a fan of and only relax when they leave.

I really enjoyed running my older SCX rally cars and Mercedes trucks before everyone arrived. These cars don't have magnets so you can slide the tail out. I enjoy running magless cars far more then those with super strong magnets to compensate for poor tyres.
 

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So there was a Club meeting this morn held at a Garage a few towns away so we thought we'd try and get the Car there and socialise a bit at the same time, a few miles down the road it;s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang impression got more extreme and not in the helpful flying way.
AA put us on priority recovery and Chap turned up fairly quick, computer showed Misfire Cylinder one so swapped Coils and while it ran awful it wouldn't give a new message, did an escorted drive back and it burped and farted all the way, chap plugged in and went from misfire 1 to multiple cylinders, tried to check the plugs but some d1ck tightened them with an air gun so he left it to avoid stripping the head and advised it needs to go in (realisticly this is probably our best option as Old Mans workig and my health is poor), so tomorrow I will hobble round to the Garage at the back of the house and have a word.
 

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So the Car is now fixed, bad plugs that were incidently stuck from being overtightened and than left by Ford, we let the Garage chage them as I've not got the health nor really the safe space to pull the Cylinder head should a plug snap or strip the thread.
Did get a cheer me up though, Mother did her usual charity shop haunt on her way home and bought back a proper cast metal and glass vintage Gumball machine, I'm somewhat suprised she managed it and that it even was found there in the first place (I'd only seen them at Classic car shows and salvage yards for sale).
Wants a respray from bad fading but being a dime machine it took a 10p without issue and worked fine, now to find gumballs that fit as its about twice the size of those plastic ones you see but also lacks a mech big enough for the Gobstopper size ones.
 

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Interesting reading the latest levelling up plans / vague intentions/pipe dreams /pie in the sky visions.
The biggest laugh is Gove expecting the rest of the country to have as good a public transport access as London.

Couple if years ago ,pre COVID, SWMBO and myself helped eldest son and his GF move flats, from just north of the Rotherhive tunnel to just south of said tunnel.

This was accomplished on a Sunday as we thought, as Staffordshire Moorlands yokels, it'd be quieter.
At three pm on said Sunday, just around the corner from flat no 1 stood an enormous amount of large red nearly new/brand new buses waiting to depart at about 5 minutes headway.

Not like that in this part of the world Mr Gove, the train finished in 1964, the buses that were on a two hour timetable finished five years ago, I think 90% of the PMT fleet is 12 to 16 years old, cast offs from Manchester, Leicester and Coventry.
And these jokers in London want us to stop being private motorists.
 

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They keep trying to force it in here despite a complete and utter lack of reliable time keeping, they are even building a large terminal that supposedly will service more long distance buses insted of just the one stop for them we currently have not realising we may not have the staffing for them in a few years as the Locals are being pushed out by commuter flats.
 

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Got home from shopping today to find the washing machine had stopped, as I expected, but all the control panel lights were off. NOT a normal situation..... :(

Further investigation showed it had died, and with my washing still inside, and the DOOR LOCKED! :mad:

I can't understand it, it's been working just fine since 1983 when I bought it....................
 
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