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Ford 103E - Bertie`s MoT.
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bertie



Joined: 18 Oct 2009
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Location: Coventry, West Midlands.

PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Ford 103E - Bertie`s MoT. Reply with quote

Good evening all. It was that time again, and typically the old green not-very-mean machine had been playing up Rolling Eyes We broke down four times on the way back from The Butty Run last weekend ( A weird and wonderful meeting where anything goes, old/new/kits/cosha etc). I`ve mentioned before that the fuel evaporation problem in the pump has been an issue with Bertie, and is a well known fault. I fitted an electric pump a while ago and have had no running problems until recently, but discovered that whenever he broke down Embarassed the electric pump was the reason. A good clout got it going again but one cannot keep stopping in front of a long queue of irritated drivers waving cheerfully saying sorry chaps, wont be a mo for ever Laughing ! I talked to the owner of Katie ( a truly lovely `56 pop, lovingly renovated with no expense spared) and he suggested it may be the way i had plumbed the electric pump in,as the diaphragm of the mechanical pump may now be disintegrating. So, on friday evening, the day before the MoT, Judy (Angie baby on this site) and I went over to Bertie, removed the pump and went to see Colin, Katie`s owner. He not only had a spare pump but had put a recent diaphragm in it....so I/we fitted it, primed it and fired Bertie up. He went fine, and am pleased to say has done so ever since Laughing Anyway, The MoT..



P A T, I`ve used this place for as long as I can remember. They are fair, friendly and take fair wear and tear in to consideration as well...and that`s Angie baby in the picture Smile



Typically, we`ve had weeks of dry weather, and saturday was....WET!! Evil or Very Mad



Jeff`s memory, the owner and tester on the day, and expertise goes back many years and used to race Anglia`s in the 60`s, and is well versed with the "oldies", so Bertie`s rod and cable brakes were nothing new to him as were all the typical faults on older cars..



He asked me to sit in and work the "controls", ie lights/indicators/horn/wiper/washer etc with a smile, then up in the air..



the front was raised first, where the trunnions ( slight lift in the nearside), wheel bearings, tyres, chassis, linkages, exhaust condition and mounting were checked..Then the back, wheel bearings, spring mountings and condition, tyres etc all checked....and ok Laughing
The following links are to videos taken by Judy of the MoT, I hope they work.. Wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXlcl9I-pzg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ynPAFHDCwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwZMFwXWpZI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IVbHGdFuQI



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJeeyGouXyg

...and that was it. He had passed with flying colours Razz So after we were presented with his MoT, We drove back to where he`s garaged, and I parked him once more..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccl117kjYrE

Well, the next time we go out in the old beast will be tuesday, where the local Ford sidevalve club meet up at the Queen`s Head in Meriden....and I`ll be buying Katie`s owner Colin a drink Laughing Thanks for staying awake, take care.... Cool Wink


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angiebaby



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a good day with a great result. Bertie generated lots of interest, as usual! Very Happy Smile Razz
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