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Old 18-11-2018   #481
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Ok, Fallout is pretty good!

new winter tyres are on, huge difference in grip and stopping! so much better.



one issue i do have to try to figure out is the excessive fuel consumption.. i am not sure why but man i am getting down fuel quick. a full tank almost lasted me a month last year got to work and back, now its lasting about 2 to 3 weeks before needing to be refilled.

it also smells like its running really rich and hesitating to accelerate too. wonder if i have some vacuum leaks about.. it was fine on the old pump but i dont think it likes this new one so much.. it pumps such high volume of fuel through the fuel rail i dont think it gets chance to bleed all the excess pressure off.

i may have to do some kind of loop back system on the fuel pump to drop its pressure and volume down a bit. i know the thin return line is also causing a bit of pressure build up.

will have a play and report back.. i want to change the fuel filter anyway... the paper has actually been ripped away inside the filter the flow rate is that high. thankfully i run 2 filters, the other being designed for high flow fuel so any paper bits should have been caught in that.

heres a few pictures i never uploaded when in for MOT. yes i did send it in for an MOT with a smashed side window.. yes the glass was still smashed all inside the car.. yes it STILL is all smashed all inside the car...





I umm.. also added more light bars... they were on offer and i had points that needed to be spent before they ran out..







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on my p75 swap I ran a uno turbo pump, which is inline electric jobbie and the uno also has a little inline pre pump filter i stuck just before it. I did also change all the fuel lines but it was really cheap and easy tbf. There was probably pics in my old thread of what i used but it was all 8mm ID to and from the tank to the front with the pump mounted where the original coil would normally be mounted. It has been running totally fine since. Don't over complicate it lol
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i managed to get some photos uploaded at work (the issue seems to be with my home ISP as every computer at home cant upload any photos to the gallery)

ok for those who have not seen, Fallout has undergone some more mods.

first off.. those winter tyres.. so recommended. 230 for four tyres.. and the difference is unbelievable.

Fallout seems good at the moment the fuel pump loop back idea has been working great for a month or two now.

i installed one of those Chinese clone diesel air heaters to the car, made use of the ammo box on the roof. not currently working at the moment but it will eventually.

when installing the heater i found rust under the battery tray. thankfully it had not gone through but it set its self in good under the paint. managed to wire brush it all back, rust convert it then add some brush on metal paint to keep it away!

also added the side marker lights, and some red ones on the back. works well!

heres the pictures you have all been waiting for!







































(oil sensor faulty.. replacement on order)




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Today i thought i would fix this misfire on start issue. now its not been bothering me that much because A, it adds to the effect of the car (make it look rough and neglected, only just running). B, it does clear up after about 30 seconds. and C, i have no CAT to poison on this car. Now i have never changed the plugs in this engine. i have no idea how old they are. they were in the engine when i got it.

but enough is enough. in the name of better fuel economy i have changed the plugs and HT leads.

heres the old plugs!







interesting! looks like the spark has arced down the insulator rather than jump the short gap to the earth electrode cylinder 4 was the worst, the the next was cylinder 2. obviously more tests need to be ran on these plugs to see what it looks like.. out of an engine. ill be back with a flyback transformer and some tasty high frequency arc action soon!

and also here is a few other pictures of Ratchet..








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Well i guess i should break the news.. i have sold Ratchet.

the chap is not on here but i do know him from the facebook group and advised him to come join us here, and hope to continue this thread.

ratchet is going to undergo some how do we say.. undoing. the crazy paint is going to be removed and its going to be more stock. it sounds like its going to be very looked after, and though i am quite upset that i have sold it, i am happy its gone to someone who will look after it.

now my focus shifts back to Talon and my other projects.

Thank you Ratchet for carrying me, to where i needed to go.
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Ratchet really was one of a kind and its easy to tell how much effort you put into making it look so cool! Glad he's gone to what sounds like a good home, understandable that sometimes you've got to slim down the fleet.
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so some of you know that fallout was involved in a fire while it was undergoing its return back to standard.

sadly this fire proved fatal. i have seen photos of it and i can say theres nothing left of the inside. i could reclaim the engine and i know i could get that to live again if i could get my hands on it. i have all the spares needed to renew the full engine electronics and fuel system.


very sad. ive been hit hard this month with a lot of sadness from all angles this just ads to it.

i only hope that it will be recycled into other useful things.
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..rough news, real shame.
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Saddest thing almost ever....
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