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by Carboy0
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Fair enough, I’ll collate my pics and work up a full story and post.
by Carboy0
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Hi Kev

Yes happy to do an article. Is this for the forum or the magazine?
by Carboy0
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol Leak - Siphoning
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Petrol Leak - Siphoning

Hi Chris, I assume you have Strombergs? No, I have twin SU HS6s. Before fitting, the same problem was occurring, with fuel siphoning straight out of the end of the steel fuel pipe. I take your point about the Stroms float chamber valves, that’s the same on the SUs and I will investigate both the ne...
by Carboy0
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol Leak - Siphoning
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Petrol Leak - Siphoning

Rusty is stored in the level, but when we work on the car it’s usually on a 5 ish degree down slope by the nose. I am finding that the fuel is siphoning out through front carb float overflow. Blocking the overflow just moves the leak to the front carb up through the jet and out through the carb mout...
by Carboy0
Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Saturday was engine start day. I had previously rebuilt the SU carbs off the car using the correct needles and springs for a 2.5 (also added new tags so in the future we’ll know what the specs are). After a lot of experimentation I worked out why the car needed half throttle before the carbs opened ...
by Carboy0
Fri May 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Yup, that’s exactly where it was tracked down to. Sealer added between screen and rubber.

The fitter was made to sit inside whilst we squirted a pressure hose all over the screen.
by Carboy0
Fri May 03, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Last nights rain has left puddles in both footwell, so the fitter is coming back today to remove the screen and apply more sealer.

Second option is to fit an electric bilge pump, I have a small garden fountain water pump that might do the job.
by Carboy0
Thu May 02, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Original windscreen, new rubber, now with shiny windscreen surround.
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by Carboy0
Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rusty Custard
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Rusty Custard

Seats in now, really comfortable, with lots of side support.
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