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Re: Low mileage 60S

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Many thanks. I'll go have a furtle!
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Hmmm!
the under wing splash panel has no aperture! (the cabtio has...both sides for access to the spots I imagine) I can see that splash panel from under the bonnet and using a mirror on a stick & a lamp & then feeling around...nothing! There is a little (1" x 1.5")clip in panel accessible from under the bonnet (under a mysterious tube & above the tie down loop), but it doesn't want to unclip & will probably disappear if I force it!
I am beginning to feel really dumb now, it can't be so difficult to find the horn surely!
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Hi David , the seats are in a 1998 60 s not sure of the code , I am in Chesterfield , think we have spoke before at Stanford hall show .
This thread is getting busy! Let me have a think & I'll come back...I HAVE to find the B####Y horn first! 98 sounds good!
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Hmmm!
the under wing splash panel has no aperture! (the cabtio has...both sides for access to the spots I imagine) I can see that splash panel from under the bonnet and using a mirror on a stick & a lamp & then feeling around...nothing! There is a little (1" x 1.5")clip in panel accessible from under the bonnet (under a mysterious tube & above the tie down loop), but it doesn't want to unclip & will probably disappear if I force it!
I am beginning to feel really dumb now, it can't be so difficult to find the horn surely!
Found it! Can't get at it, but I know where it is...below the n/s front indicator, but I think there is a panel in the way! I think the splash guard will have to come off, deep joy (not getting it off, but lining it up to get it back.)
Off we go.
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just take the whole inner arch out is prob easiest option... patience though cause you can chip bits of paint off the actual wing if you are not careful
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just take the whole inner arch out is prob easiest option... patience though cause you can chip bits of paint off the actual wing if you are not careful
Managed to get at the horn. It was loose on it's mounting & had badly corroded terminals. Took it off, cleaned them up & the horn tested perfectly connected to the battery. It does not work on the wires though! I will need a glamourous assistant to help for the next stage. I don't think there is power to the horn...is there a relay somewhere, although they rarely fail.
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yeah there is a relay for it, not sure its location though.. I still reckon it will be corrosion inside the wires myself though no harm testing the rest of the circuit before you lop bits of wire off even though if it were me i would just chop a good length off them then check for voltage when the horn is pushed - then you will know the circuit works and some nice new wires is not gonna do no harm even if its not corroded wires.
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yeah there is a relay for it, not sure its location though.. I still reckon it will be corrosion inside the wires myself though no harm testing the rest of the circuit before you lop bits of wire off even though if it were me i would just chop a good length off them then check for voltage when the horn is pushed - then you will know the circuit works and some nice new wires is not gonna do no harm even if its not corroded wires.
Thought it was all going too well! Just filled up (adding a sizeable % to the value of the car) & lo & behold after about15 miles a strong smell of petrol. There is a sizeable leak into the rear wheel arch area NOT all the time, so doesn't seem to be a self draining tank. Could be I overfilled & on swinging left into the drive, it has "Sloshed" over. Thought it might be from a fuel line, but after switching off & the dribble had stopped, on restart up, no sign of fuel leaking Watch this space.
The engine is a bit spluttery, but the revs really sing round the dial (if it had one!), It has a tow bar too! and a pop up sunroof! Handles like a go Kart! Steering really responsive (no PAS!)
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well it shouldn't be able to slosh out as you put it, even if you filled the filler neck right up it should not slosh out.

Could be a few things really, damaged pipe on the filler neck, the actual tank, pipe loose one the tank (maybe the breather pipe), the tank itself could be corroded.

Just gonna require some methodical searching me thinks.
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well it shouldn't be able to slosh out as you put it, even if you filled the filler neck right up it should not slosh out.

Could be a few things really, damaged pipe on the filler neck, the actual tank, pipe loose one the tank (maybe the breather pipe), the tank itself could be corroded.

Just gonna require some methodical searching me thinks.
Thanks!! or even a split in the pipe, it does only leak when running, although it didn't appear to when ticking over.....As you say methodical does it...like the horn. And all easy to get at no doubt!
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Found the leak...loose output pipe at the tank
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good stuff, nice easy one thankfully then.
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good stuff, nice easy one thankfully then.
Yes & no! Turned out to be a (rodent?) damaged pipe which was sorted with modern glues & mastic!. That done & a new set of plugs & it goes really well. Back to basics motoring & none the worse for that, I'll sort the horn next.
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hi David , do you want the rear base seat I have ? I could bring it to the forza show on Sunday if you are going .
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hi David , do you want the rear base seat I have ? I could bring it to the forza show on Sunday if you are going .
That is a great offer, but I'm away in Germany with the 1956 MG Magnette ZA, then to France in a normal car,(the benefit of retirement!), so unless there is someone there reasonably local who could take it I'll have to decline.
Chesterfield is not so far...can we pick up this conversation in a few weeks? If it has gone by then, too bad!
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That is a great offer, but I'm away in Germany with the 1956 MG Magnette ZA, then to France in a normal car,(the benefit of retirement!), so unless there is someone there reasonably local who could take it I'll have to decline.
Chesterfield is not so far...can we pick up this conversation in a few weeks? If it has gone by then, too bad!
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I will be on the drive for a few weeks yet , so we can arrange picking it up then no probs . Sounds like a good trip ... roll on retirement
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