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John Mulders

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About John Mulders

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 08/27/1958

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  • Occupation
    Owner of an ICT company


  • Location
    Curaçao (N.A.)
  • Interests
    Sports, sailing, cars
  1. All, with pain in my heart I have decided a while ago that I would sell the P15. I have enjoyed working on her and very much enjoyed this Forum. Main reason is not enough time to actually work on the car (own business is taking a lot of time), when I started with the weather strips I was hoping to get to the next step (interior) but the glue (special 3M glue) did not hold. Very frustrating and the car was just collecting dust and deteriorating in the harsh environment here in Curacao. I have sold the car and today brought her to the new owner who will pick off where I ended, the car will move to the Netherlands where he has more time to work on her and has better tools. He will certainly look at this forum, I already gave him the link so he will probably also join. I would like to that all of you for these years of kind help, the funny remarks and great way how this forum has been able to keep it as friendly as it is. Would be great if the rest of the world could cooperate and defuse any irritation like I have seen here. Again thanks, I will keep visiting the forum and who knows maybe one day I will be having the time again for a classic car. John
  2. Hi Theo, good choice for the Forum, you will get tons of information here. Another Dutchmen , welkom Where in the Netherlands are you from? I am in Curacao so not that close. Car is looking excellent. I am sure people here want to see more pics, (interior, engine bay) John
  3. What an gigantic reset knob for the odometer..... oh no, it's the airfilter Great looking car and nicely detailed engine bay. John
  4. Fixed Got a new line, bent it a bit in shape (was a bit too long). No leaks and normal oil pressure on gauge. Thanks for the help ! John
  5. Hi Niel, not only with the P15, have had the gas issue with boats as well. Actually the length of the hose has not changed, the metal part (pressed) is bigger compared with the original and therefor the flexible part of the hose is shorter. Have the line out, rusted through. So not too bad to have that happen now. John
  6. Thanks Ed, will check with NAPA asap. Starting was a bit of an issue too, found the problem reasonably fast , the electric fuel pump kept pumping. Loosened the fuel line and there was no gas going into the carburetor. So added gas in the tank, let the pump do it's job. Started as a charm en sprayed oil like a oil well..... Should be fine later on today! John
  7. Ok, so I carefully removed the hose, don't think I put much pressure on the lines. It came loose on both ends hardly any power. Then took the hose to a shop who could replace the hose while keeping the ends. Costs 15$ so not bad. Then installed it. But getting the new hose on lines was a bit more difficult as the flexi part of the new hose is shorter and the hose is new. Thought it went well and I started the engine. Hose doesn't leak but oil spurted out of the lower line (into the block). I guess it must have cracked Is this an easy to obtain line (eg brakeline) or am I in a deeper hole now? John
  8. Thanks, that was my thought on the NOS one. Local hydraulic shop is a good idea, I know one here, will check whether he can make something that fits. Car is parked, not driving with this leaking hose. John
  9. Not yet addressed this issue Thought I had one with the parts for the car but that turned out to be a regular brake hose. Quick question: Would the NAPA hose work ? Reason I ask is that there is a NAPA on the island and probably can order it via them. Also , you can't see inside the ends of the NAPA hose, I think it should have a thread but with clip I wonder whether that is the case ? Alternative would be the Ebay hose, orginal. But NOS, would that hose still be ok or also dried out? Thanks ! John
  10. good for you Bob, hope teh rest of the move goes smooth so you can work on the cars soon again! John
  11. Just another definition for two-tone. The inside of the trunk seems red too ! John
  12. Took the Wabi out for a drive. Noticed that the oilhose to the oil pressure gauge is leaking, I believe that I have a spare. Anything special required when on changing ? I assume a straight forward swap. John
  13. Dutch commercial for insurance. Always had great ones. Love the look on their faces when they realize.... John
  14. last time it took a couple of hours of TLC.... Now, with the gas still in the carburetor she will start up after one short burst. I do have an electric gas pump that will run for a couple of seconds. Sparkplugs need to be changed though. I am every ttime impressed how easy these cars can start. It made a huge difference after I cleaned all the wire connections. John
  15. tapping maybe, spanking no.... I guess the logical explanation is that the electric fuel pump needed a lot of time for getting the carburetor filled during the attempts. but that is not as good as thinking she has feelings John PS. No oilbath filter, have converted to paper.
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