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General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim Car Club - A New Era
« Last post by istreatf on November 28, 2021, 10:51:33 AM »
Ditto. New ideas from a completely new committee with a different direction and total commitment is what the club needs to jump start.
General Discussion / Re: Pilgrim Car Club - A New Era
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on November 26, 2021, 11:37:42 AM »
That sounds good john, I wanted it to carry on.
General Discussion / Pilgrim Car Club - A New Era
« Last post by John on November 26, 2021, 11:14:49 AM »
Hi All,

Following the news of "winding up" Pilgrim Car Club, we are very pleased to announce that Pilgrim Motorsports will be taking the reins of the club on 1st September 2022. This is hot off the press news but Pilgrim Motorsports confirm that the Club will continue with a fresh and dynamic new look and agenda. Plans for the future are not being released at this early stage but Pilgrim Motorsports will post updates as and when decisions are made.

All current members, including those who were invited to resign at the AGM, will automatically be afforded "FREE" honoury lifetime membership.

Please keep a watch on this space for more information as it unfolds.

Kind regards

Pilgrim Motorsports
General Discussion / Re: E10 vs E5
« Last post by jon3000 on November 24, 2021, 05:20:12 PM »
Thanks for your thougts Ian,
Sorry for the delay in my reply I have not checked back here for some time.

I have E5 in at the moment, but I will drain out as much as I can. I think upgrading the fuel lines is a good idea, and it probably about time to change them in any case.

I don't plan an electric conversion myself but I could see the attraction of doing it on myself, but not on my 3000. Currently I am engaged in significant amounts of work on my old Shogun, which failed its MOT, and has become a project vehicle.

General Discussion / Southern area Xmas Dinner.
« Last post by istreatf on November 09, 2021, 05:25:47 PM »
Please see the members area for details of the SE London and North Kent area Christmas dinner.
General Discussion / Re: E10 vs E5
« Last post by istreatf on October 20, 2021, 11:48:15 AM »
Re-reading my last post in combination with the youtube videos on ethanol extraction process, something doesn’t add up. If they are using water to extract the ethanol, and water makes the petrol acidic, then, unless absolutely every trace of the water/ethanol mix is removed, which was not the case in every video I’ve bothered to watch, then the remaining petrol will still be ’slightly acidic’?
So, go electric, stay with the only 5% ethanol E5, convert to E10, but drain your petrol tanks (presumably disposing of the drained petrol in a responsible manner) and clean thoroughly annually anyway, the choice is yours.
I’m sticking to E5 and will convert to electric when it becomes financially sensible to do so, and if I’m still sane, financially responsible and fit enough to do it.
General Discussion / Re: E10 vs E5
« Last post by istreatf on October 20, 2021, 11:28:31 AM »
Ok I’ve done about as much research as I can stand on this subject now. It suggests that our old engines will be very happy to use E10 petrol - PROVIDED we upgrade the petrol pipes to ones made for E10, check and/or change the fuel pump, again to one E10 safe, and make sure no water gets into the fuel tank. Stay with E5 without changing anything which is planned to be with us for at least the next 5 years which is intended to be available from the major petrol companies. For E10 - SU carbs seem to be ok although mixture may need adjustment, so Weber’s and other fixed jet carbs may need adjustment to jets and strombergs with their rubber diaphragms will be a problem. It appears that water in petrol tanks with both E10 and E5 petrol turn the petrol slightly acidic.
This is just my understanding of the situation so please take more advice before committing to any decision you may make on running your engine on either fuels.
General Discussion / Re: E10 vs E5
« Last post by jon3000 on October 19, 2021, 09:12:14 PM »
Hi Nigel,

Looks pretty impractical for  car, but might be OK for a Lawn mower or a Generator.

This discussion is reminding me I should drain my 3000's fuel tank for the winter. Where I am in Scotland the premium fuel which I used is still 5% ethanol

Regards Jon
General Discussion / Re: E10 vs E5
« Last post by istreatf on October 17, 2021, 10:17:37 AM »
Ye gods! Even more reason to go electric. How much was that ‘A’ series conversion?
General Discussion / Re: E10 vs E5
« Last post by Nigel Haldane on October 17, 2021, 09:20:37 AM »
You could become a chemist in your garage and do this but it’s a bit impractical if you do loads of miles and the garage may stop you taking a large container into the forecourt.
As you have said the fuel replacement is expensive.
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