Sleepers Zetec Sleeper

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Genious :D


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Very inventive.

Like others bleeding brakes has been a pain be it cars, motor bikes, go karts etc.

I found a vacuum one helped, but hopefully I will remember your method next time I am stuck.

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I have a suction pump (for gearbox oil changes) that can be quite useful to fit over the bleed nipple and push fluid backwards, if there is air trapped high up.



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During the night I had a thought...the brake discs get quite hot at times and as a result will expand...so have decided to increase the sensor air-gap on both front and rear sensors to 2mm.

Tha sensor wiring is now fitted and tested and the engine bay loom tested and fitted..
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next step to connect up behind the dash , test the test box and try and find a slippy track to test the ABS.

John ;-)



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As an aside, was looking at my spare radiator today .. and...it will not fit , it has a wider core than the fitted radiator , taking measurements the fitted radiator core is 16mm deep and the spare has a core thickness of 33mm ( things are a little tight in the engine bay ) , does anyone know if different core thickness were fitted as standard , or , has one of my radiators been re-cored ?

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P.S. got the ABS electrics working after a slight re-shuffle and ready to test... :D

Edit... after looking around , maybe the later radiators , and new radiators have a double core.



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Dear All...

Is anyone thinking of a 2.0 Zetec conversion this Winter?

Now I have a nice 1275 BMC have made the decision to revert back ....

So , this winter I'll have all you need to Zetec your Minor ( except for the Type9 gearbox ).

Will spend this Summer enjoying it :D , then it's up for grabs..

If you're interested let me know...also included is the Megasquirt ECU etc..

Plenty of reading here

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Interesting stuff, I'll be watching with interest. My next project will be a turbo 1275 I think, on a different car though. I'm keeping the Suzuki Traveller as it is.


Morris 1000 Traveller with 1.6 Suzuki Liana engine.

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Well,it's not all good news , on my return from St Helens ( HIF44 purchase for my 1275 sleeper ) , came to an ignominious end causing a rolling roadblock on the M60 , I thought the waterpump had siezed...electrics died also...managed to nearly get off the smart lane to an exit.
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Back in the shed all was revealed...the adjustable idler I had made was not strong enough and had bent slightly...just enough to slip the belt over the idler pulley and jamming the waterpump.
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The spare idler ( top ) was hastily beefed up by welding some 1/8 steel over the offending part and is being fitted.. :D

John ;-)



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Sleeper wrote:Well,it's not all good news , on my return from St Helens ( HIF44 purchase for my 1275 sleeper ) , came to an ignominious end causing a rolling roadblock on the M60 , I thought the waterpump had siezed...electrics died also...managed to nearly get off the smart lane to an exit.
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Back in the shed all was revealed...the adjustable idler I had made was not strong enough and had bent slightly...just enough to slip the belt over the idler pulley and jamming the waterpump.
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The spare idler ( top ) was hastily beefed up by welding some 1/8 steel over the offending part and is being fitted.. :D

John ;-)
Hate smart lanes.

They are a menace.


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Brian

"Jodie". '67 Traveller, 1275, discs, van wheels, vert shocks, arb etc.

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