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Postby pbottomley » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:59 pm

in fact here is a good report on the fuel cat:

http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/crapstuff/fuelcat.html
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Postby viva power » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:59 pm

[quote="pbottomley"]Thats a heap of junk thing, take it out throw it away, there is no proof they work so its a waste of time having it... The only way to convert to unleaded is to actually re machine the head... Otherwise its adding a substance to the fuel in liquid form when you fill up.

There are numerous substances such as castrol valve stem fluid availble from Halfords (examples).

i know about having the head machined and the additives. i had no idea what that thing was or what it did as i have never seen another. so if i remove it i should have no ill effects?
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Postby viva power » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:10 pm

pbottomley wrote:in fact here is a good report on the fuel cat:

http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/crapstuff/fuelcat.html


hmmm thats an interesting link i dont like my fuel cat it worries me :(
i think i may put some additave in my tank.
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Postby pbottomley » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:11 pm

you will prob find the last owner stuck it in as part of the sales pitch, "its unleaded", Taking it out will do nothing to the car as it does nothing anyways other than sit there.

Get down Halfords and get some fluids son :D
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Postby viva power » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:16 pm

additave will be purchased swiftley, fuel cat will be removed also. and destroyed. the previous owner had it fitted presumably thinking it would work.
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Postby viva2300 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:23 am

One of the best additives out there is Millers VSP. I have used it for years in my 2300 Viva & it has suffered no valve seat recession at all in 8 years of use.
Cost around a Fiver & 1 bottle treats 40 litres of fuel. Also adds 2 octane points to the fuel used. I would use super unleaded in your car, they run so much better on it, especially Shell V Power or BP Ultimate. More expensive i know, but worth it. I found my 2300 used to pink on normal unleaded even with the additive.
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Postby opelscott22 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:57 am

Ha!! the report on the fuel cat thingy is pretty funny!!!

There must have been hundreds of these scams over the years...the best one Ive seen is a "supercharger" that was a bit of bent tin that looked like a fan an went on the end of your exhaust pipe, looked a bit like a kids toy! :D

I emailed the guy to ask about the increase in volumetric efficiency for a given capacity, never did get a reply though...

good looking car by the way!! makes me wish I kept my vinyl roof!!! :D

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Postby viva power » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:27 pm

its been a long time since i have posted and progress on the "s"
well i have purchased two wings, whole front panel, two sills, two rear wheelarches, two bonnet hinge repair sections, all together about £650.and there getting welded in as we speak
also two new complete indicators center console complete engine gasket set the later plastic wingmirrors (prefer chrome if i can find any) and verious other things along the way including a sportshatch nosecone!.
it will finally be on the road ready for billing come hell or high water.
i need the paint code for the paint tho bright metallic green viva s colour.
i`ll post some pics when i can remember how.
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Postby viva power » Sat May 02, 2009 9:38 pm

finally uploaded some reasonably recent pics, should have some nice ones when it comes back from my mates.

http://photobucket.com/defleppardmad
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Postby viva power » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:53 pm

some pictures i took today the head and starter motor are going for a rebuild tomorrow and the head is getting converted to unleaded also.
i need a new destributor as mine is dead and some radiator hoses. but its looking like the it will actually be ready for billing woohoo!!.

<a href="http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/?action=view&current=DSC00480.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/DSC00480.jpg" border="0" alt="left inner wing."></a>

<a href="http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/?action=view&current=DSC00479.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/DSC00479.jpg" border="0" alt="right inner wing."></a>

<a href="http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/?action=view&current=DSC00477.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/DSC00477.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


<a href="http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/?action=view&current=DSC00478.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/DSC00478.jpg" border="0" alt="new wings and front panel."></a>


<a href="http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/?action=view&current=DSC00476.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/DSC00476.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/?action=view&current=DSC00481.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg54/defleppardmad/DSC00481.jpg" border="0" alt="new rear arch and sill."></a>
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