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    Odyssey PC2250ST 6tl the bad? best seller?

    I wonder if they actually knew their stuff. You'd have thought they would have at least checked their catalog and made a recommendation. (If this is a "service economy" why is the service so bad?) I'd check with another distributor. Come to think of it, I'd suggest contacting the...
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    Odyssey PC2250ST 6tl the bad? best seller?

    Yes! I had the misfortune of having electrical system trouble where the only place in plausible walking distance was a MallWart and so bought a cheep battery from them. It lasted about two weeks before near total failure. Sadly since I didn't live near a store I didn't get back in time for a...
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    Odyssey PC2250ST 6tl the bad? best seller?

    Sounds like a potential disconnect in information. It's advertised as a deep cycle AND starting battery but specifically rated for marine use so it might just be they didn't bother to pay for testing in freezing environments. It is very likely that this battery will perform in the cold about...
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    Ferret paint and history questions 01CA81

    Nice looking Ferret you have there. You are lucky to have such good service history and an in-service picture. Those of us with Ferrets from other countries aren't usually so lucky. Are you in fact in California and where-about? If so, I'd love details about if/how you have your Ferret road...
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    Ferret 38C5968

    I did try making a teflon sheet one and it wouldn't seal so I went with cork which is doing fine thus far. There was a cut into the back surface right by one of the gasket locating tabs that was low and it leaked there. I suspect if I had set the valve in the mill and faced that surface .020"...
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    Ferret 38C5968

    14.5 miles R/T commute to work and it went fine overall. I can't say it's something I'd want to do with any frequency though and I can't even imagine that big multi-country road trip the Brits did in the pair of Ferrets back in the day! Question for the Ferret owners among you: My fuel tank...
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    New to Me - Ferrett 1715.12.58 - Plugs and Points (No Spark)

    I appreciate your not wanting to show off. :-) Package deal was it? Do you happen to know Robin Craig?
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    New to Me - Ferrett 1715.12.58 - Plugs and Points (No Spark)

    It almost looks like there's another Ferret just off the picture to the right...
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    New to Me - Ferrett 1715.12.58 - Plugs and Points (No Spark)

    I wholeheartedly second the electronic swap unless absolute accuracy (show car) is the goal. What did Frank's set-up cost and does it fit totally inside the distributor? I'm not suggesting it's ideal by any stretch but my Crane setup was about $110 for both the electronic unit and the 24-12V...
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    New to Me - Ferrett 1715.12.58 - Plugs and Points (No Spark)

    Your wings look to be in outstanding condition and the Ferret looks great in that view. It's set up with the turret, does it have the matching power-brake servo? Roy at Southern Carbs set me up with my diaphragms, though he did say they don't usually ship to the US. You might try your luck...
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    New to Me - Ferrett 1715.12.58 - Plugs and Points (No Spark)

    Congratulations on the Ferret! I think you can still get all the manuals and such off Doug's page: http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/dhmg/ Park it or jack it sharply nose-up so the muck can run out the back when you steam-clean anything in the crew area or engine compartment. Also a good idea...
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    Ferret 38C5968

    Turns out a previous owner switched some wires around between the headlight circuits and the turn signals, sorting that out has gotten me working turn signals at long last. In celebration of it being at least somewhat reasonable to drive the vehicle alone, I'm using it as transportation to work...
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    Ferret 54-82589 m.g. mount found

    Congratulations on finding such a rare beast for your Ferret, I saw one for sale a bit ago but the $2k was too rich for my blood at the time. Any chance you plan to come up with drawings so those of us not so fortunate and build copies?
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    Importing from the UK

    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/tips-on-importing-armor-and-other-vehicles-from-overseas.91381/ https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?138852-How-NOT-to-import-armor
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    Ferret 38C5968

    July 1, the longest run yet. Still no video though. After months of sitting it started with little complaint and all systems worked as well as when I parked it. Not the highest bar but reassuring to be sure. Almost exactly 10 miles travelled today. First from my house to the local CHP...
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