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by Clifford Pope
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Petrol Leak - Siphoning
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Petrol Leak - Siphoning

- I had fitted new Zenith needle valves from Burlen Fuels to both when I overhauled the carbs. I ended up refitting the old needle valves to both and the problem of excess fuel leaking stopped. It is as if the new valves now available aren't built to the the same high spec as originals. I agree - t...
by Clifford Pope
Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 front brake differences
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: MK1 front brake differences

Here we are - just found it;

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The correct pads have a squarer profile at the bottom.
by Clifford Pope
Fri May 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 front brake differences
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: MK1 front brake differences

I have had great difficulty obtaining the correct pads for the earlier M1. Even the ones I got from CW in the correct NOS Lockheed box were still not quite the correct profile. All the kind I have been able to obtain have too rounded a profile at the inner hub end, so rattle in the slot in the calip...
by Clifford Pope
Tue May 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Boot lid trim fixing clips
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Boot lid trim fixing clips

I didn't know it had clips. Mine's stuck on with Tiger Seal, or something similar, to exclude water.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water pump query
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Water pump query

Then again, they might have made the change to keep the troops happy :? I think that's highly likely. Most of these after-market improvements make little difference. Your reference to a double row of vane chambers - is that actually what the improved pumps have? 6 vanes arranged in two separate sta...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: Old misfire - again

Clifford, I've used Pertronix, which I believe is the same as what you're using, on a number of vehicles. I've always static timed them with a lamp as I would have done with a normal points set up with no difficulty. Tony. Yes, I'd have thought it ought to work. But the fact was the point at which ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: Old misfire - again

I've fitted the Accuspark, and touch wood, that has cured the problem. it appeared that sometime in the past someone had fitted a rogue distributor. It had the correct number on the casing, but on comparison with the new one the contact base plate was clearly slightly too small. The gap around the e...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: Old misfire - again

Chris Witor lists only

RKC1814SH Distributor 2500TC & S = Lucas 41624 45D used. From MM20,001 SUHS6 carbs, 307621 cam, 1975 onward.


for the later 2500TC and S engine. Mine is MM 45,985.

I'm tempted by the complete Accuspark version they list as correct for that range.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 35
Views: 1669

Re: Old misfire - again

Having replaced the ignition switch, just in case, as I'd convinced myself that the voltage at the coil flickered if I wobbled the key, and postponed for the moment replacing the tank connection rubber section as too hard to get at on a freezing cold day, and in any case there's a full tank of petro...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

The thrustwashers serve two purposes. One is to resist the thrust when the clutch is disengaged. The other is to locate the crank and limit its fore and aft drift. The crank can only move as far as the big and little ends allow - it surely is very important that crank movement never exceeds the con-...