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Fitter kieron

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  1. Personally i would send the injectors off at the same time. From what i remember his prices are very reasonable.
  2. Peter Slater at Scunthorpe was recommended to me on this forum and reconditioned a pair of seized fuel pumps for my spare engine
  3. If you altered the linkage to the pumps that would affect the fuel rack setting / balance and not pump timing. If you take injectors out reconnect them externally, keep well clear and they are delivering fuel when engine spun over i would think Mike is right about bent rod / rods and low compression.
  4. Thanks for vote of confidence Surginess but in all honesty i only have experience with head gaskets and setting bump clearance on my engine, it has been really reliable over the last five years and a good starter. There are i think two members on this forum who have the full workshop manual ( for the HDW ), without that i could not advise on pump timing. Personally if the engine was running when submerged i would at least make a compression test and compare the figures. Like i said before a top end strip down and rebuild to check for damage is not a big job. I think the head gaskets on HDA are copper and can be annealed and reused, I will have bump, valve clearances and head nut torque figures written down somewhere ( again for the HDW ). Merry Xmas btw.
  5. Is not a big job to remove heads and barrels to have a look inside. If HDA rods are the same as the HDW and one or both are bent i will have a pair on a spares engine for reasonable money. you could press / fit your small end bushes into these i would think if yours are ok. Not sure about the viability of transferring big end shells from one con rod to another i've never had to try. Someone else with engine building experience may be able to advise.
  6. Only been to the Jefferson arms a few times after the Ferry boat inn at Thorganby closed, it seems like a nice pub. I used the rickety pontoon next to the Ferry boat and walked through the village. Not sure where all this anti boat thing comes from on the Derwent. I think it goes back to when there was a proposal to build a marina somewhere near Stamford bridge and the case went to court, personally i have never had a problem apart from the fella who owns the lock keepers cottage at Elvington. It is possible to moor fairly close to Ellerton on the river to get to the Boot and shoe if you have stakes and a plank to get off. My home mooring is at the Breighton Ferry and you would have been fine to stop there in Cygnet. The landlord worries about the weight of a narrow boat pulling the floating pontoon scaffold poles out of the bank, the river can run fast past there, If you can stop there it is a nice pub with an open fire and there is a shower / toilet block as well.
  7. Loads of pubs on this list i need to check out. Nice surprise to see the 'Boot and shoe' Ellerton on the list. 'The Grey Horse' at Elvington is a good drinkers pub for anyone with a small boat if the river Derwent is navigable past the Pocklington canal at the time and the 'Breighton Ferry' again for small boats if you're a biker as well as a boater have a lot of camping events in the summer. Sad to see how the 'Kings head' Barmby has stopped food and reduced opening hours.
  8. Deviating a bit. The Jug. Chapel Haddlesey. Selby canal. 10 min walk from West Haddlesey moorings. Really nice small pub. Good home cooked food, friendly service. cask beers. Was there in September. The North Star Marina Club at Goole has been redecorated now & is still a friendly place to spend the evening.
  9. Not sure how this thread has gone downhill like this. Personally i have no problem with the American people i've met and i'm sure if we all met up for a pint everyone would get on fine.
  10. Have just returned from my trip to Sheffield, had a great time and wanted to thank PD1964 for making us welcome, organising our moorings, moving boats around so Mike was able to moor his boat next to an electric point and sorting him out with a card out of hours. All much appreciated by all of us. Weather on the Saturday was fantastic. The whole thing was really well organised and made a memorable few days.
  11. Thanks yes. Have received confirmation. Really looking forward to this event.
  12. I think one of the main responsibilities of the barrage is to maintain the water at a level for the treatment works at Loftsome bridge. The river usually floods really high in the winter. Often i can't get to the floating pontoon my boat is moored on and the camping field at the Breighton ferry can be all under water. From my experience EA aren't really interested in maintaining the river for boating or maybe only as far as the Pocklington canal, It is lucky that Martin goes out of his way to be helpful. John is good as well. Unfortunately Martin is leaving EA next year.
  13. Got an email today from CV marine confirming that we should able to moor somewhere on the 21st. Thanks all for info and booking us in PD1964.
  14. Thanks for the link. Plan is to be there or as near as possible in boat for this.
  15. I have been told that the level of the water on the first section of the canal between the Derwent and Cottingwith lock can be maintained at a better level by the guys working the barrage if they know when you are passing that stretch. Martin there increased the level to free a live aboard boater who got stuck i'm guessing in that area a few years ago. With the possibility of cross contamination of weed from Selby to the Pocklington maybe it would be better to access the Derwent from Goole as an alternative to Selby if equipped with VHF and follow the correct route as marked in the boating association guide.
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