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Old 16th February 2010, 09:50 AM
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HA, if you plan to replace the gauges with 'Proper ones' when the engine goes 'Pop' then why bother with any gauges now other than what comes with the stock binacle? If you can't see the failing oil pressure and resulting excessive oil temp then you'll be fitting the 'proper ones' soon enough
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I like your train of thought BV

just me wanting a little bit of warning on the impending doom of the "original" engine , i mean .... i don,t want it letting go mid corner on the track day when i,m stuffing it up the inside of spud at the corners do i ??

more like i,ll have a tow rope attached to the back of his car

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Old 16th February 2010, 10:11 AM
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You will either have advanced warning or no warnign at all....

You just have to pay attention, unlike the Escort Driver at ford fair 2008, who had done three laps with the engine clattering like it was about to explode.

The rest of the pack were not happy when their expensive track session was cut short by an escort created oil and shrapnel slik... Nor were the next two sessions drivers who lost their slots too!!

Just always remember where the clutch pedal is..


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Old 16th February 2010, 11:32 AM
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HA, Am I correct in thinking Spud has a zetec in his now? and you're still with the wheezy CVH If so then your rods are likely to make a bid for freedom anyway when you start chasing Spud and FWIW I've never had time to look at the gauges
I always thought connecting the oil pressure warning to the horn would work better

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Old 16th February 2010, 11:56 AM
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yes , Spud has the 2.0ltr zetec on bike carbs & megajolt, its a fantastic set up car, goes like slippery dog doo doo off a hot shovel

& handles like its on rails ,

not that i have a competitive nature of course (ex bike racer.....its just normal for me ....haha)

at least if i have some gauges it,ll give me something to look at when i,m parked up , lol.

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So the sooner you blow the CVH up then you'll be able to fit the 2.0 Zetec/ megajolt/bike carbs/ lairy cams...........

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at least if i have some gauges it,ll give me something to look at when i,m parked up , lol.

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Old 16th February 2010, 05:25 PM
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It's very pacifying to have the oil pressure gauge in, just to know that all is working well and no impending doom is about to hit the engine. Also on the track i find that your senses are so much sharper and even in your peripheral vision or a quick glance you can keep an eye on the pressure. Makes for nice peace of mind.

Although April 9th i maybe more intent in watching my wing mirrors as Handy and Marks cars disappear into the distance.....Cant wait....7 weeks and 3 days.....
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It's very pacifying to have the oil pressure gauge in, just to know that all is working well and no impending doom is about to hit the engine. Also on the track i find that your senses are so much sharper and even in your peripheral vision or a quick glance you can keep an eye on the pressure. Makes for nice peace of mind.

Although April 9th i maybe more intent in watching my wing mirrors as Handy and Marks cars disappear into the distance.....Cant wait....7 weeks and 3 days.....
You wont need mirrors to see the back of my car as i go past you
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Although April 9th i maybe more intent in watching my wing mirrors as Handy and Marks cars disappear into the distance.....Cant wait....7 weeks and 3 days....
don,t forget i,ll be attaching a tow rope to spuds car

7 weeks and 3 days ....GULP

Tho, gots lots of bits n bobs in the post today...........and yes ........ i got 2 gauges i ordered yesterday that arrived today, great service, an oil pressure AND oil temp gauge
seats arrived today along with nice fuel filters, & a fuel tap too, so lots to get installed.
Hope to have engine running at the weekend, i know i,ve said that before but customer orders come first

It will be a great day at the track day, as hopefully there will be 3 Roadsters all the same colour fighting for the corners

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ps.... i won,t need to fit mirrors lol
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You wont need mirrors to see the back of my car as i go past you
I feel a challenge coming on....

You can guarantee one thing......The orange one will be victorious..........
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