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    '75 Mk3 Cortina, Volvo 940 turbo

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  1. Looks like someone has uploaded it to youtube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0dDkwSFCO4erDzZrfJFAHt9CLIwEd0dxoPoK_YZ856fVlZvBn-kbfrPFo&v=K8f8PUh-OMk&feature=youtu.be
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    New fuel ?

    At the moment Esso supreme has no ethanol at all (even though it says E5 on the pump), not sure if that will change but that is where I fill up my old cars and bikes. https://www.esso.co.uk/en-gb/fuels/petrol
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    MK3 Restoration

    Well, I've got a bit of motivation back this week so I thought I'd revisit the rear suspension. Long term I'm going to have to get the arches rolled but for now I've added some extra ride height using poly spacers.
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    MK3 Restoration

    Cheers Craig, I've ordered one up.
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    MK3 Restoration

    Hi, I need to get a rear oil seal for my gearbox, is it a type 3? Many thanks.
  6. Hi, cheers for the tips. The calipers were rebuilt during the resto so should be ok and new wheel cylinders were fitted. Everything does point towards the servo but I will check out the vacuum pipe as well. One thing I did notice was that with the engine running and once I'd pressed the brake pedal there was a rattling from behind the instruments and I think I've heard this noise comes from the one way valve but I'm not exactly sure where it is located and if it can be checked / replaced? I got a quote for the servo to be rebuilt today, £228 in labour, parts, VAT and postage but it's a 4 - 5 week turnaround. Thanks again :)
  7. Thanks Craig. Will this car of mine ever be on the road? Has anyone used these companies in the past? http://jlspares.com/brakeparts.htm https://www.powertrackbrakes.co.uk/brakes.html Remanufacturing (pastparts.co.uk)
  8. Great to see what's been going on with the car :)
  9. That might be the only solution, was hoping to avoid more bodywork and paint but it might be the only way around it.
  10. I tried the brake pedal this morning, with the engine off and then started it. With the engine off the pedal was solid with barely any movement, I then started the engine while applying pressure and it didn't move at all (just stayed solid), does this mean my servo has had it? If so, are they available or would I need to send it to be reconditioned? Thanks in advance.
  11. I think you're right but I'm keen to keep these wheels and I wondered if any dampers have adjustment for the compression stroke. If it comes to it I'll get the arches rolled.
  12. That makes sense, I thought that I'd read somewhere that Land Rover versions can cause problems. Once I've tried the tests mentioned I might get the original master cylinder rebuilt, I'm sure it wasn't like this when I drove the car in the 90s as I was flat out everywhere!
  13. Thanks Craig, I'll give that a try today.
  14. Cheers for the comments, I'd missed the replies somehow! The brake pedal seems pretty solid when I press it and almost unassisted, the new master cylinder was not fitted by me and I was told it was a Land rover model? Are there a few simple checks I can make to identify the problem? If I disconnect the hose to the servo should I feel a big difference? (I'll also run through the bleeding procedure all round). Thanks in advance.
  15. Hi all, I fitted a pair of the Burton 157 rear springs today and it was sort of successful. The car now sits level and the new springs are firmer, I took the car for a short drive and all seemed good once they seemed to settle. I went out again this evening with 4 of us in the car (a six year old , my 35kg wife and her twin sister, so pretty lightweight!) and the rubbing is back (albeit much reduced) and I'm not sure which way to go next, would fitting a decent set of dampers (possibly Gaz?) help? I did see mentioned earlier on this thread that different thickness lower spring seats are available for fine tuning. Cheers.
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