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by Clifford Pope
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: MK1 Wheel Trims on Stag Rims
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: MK1 Wheel Trims on Stag Rims

That's very clever. I've always loved the original wheel trim and chrome nave plates with the enamel badges. (Even nicer when they were real enamel, not just coloured paint) Has anyone else ever noticed that the cut-outs in the inner edge of the trim don't quite match the positions of the bulges in ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Registering/Logging On
Topic: Certificates expired?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Certificates expired?

There is an error message appearing when logging in, saying the certificates have expired.
Is Admin aware of this?
by Clifford Pope
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Overdrive question
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Overdrive question

It's worth doing a proper oil change, and cleaning the filter.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: CV joints
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: CV joints

I remember discussions about prop shaft alignment but forget the details, possibly it was in the Register Technical Notes? Alec There was a long technical discussion a while back, somewhere. The point seemed to be that the inherent rhythmic oscillation from a HS joint could largely be adjusted out ...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: Running issues. Does cold air onto the carbs really make a difference

The HS6s on my engine have spring-loaded pins underneath for lifting the pistons. This can be checked at any time, with no dismantling.
by Clifford Pope
Sun May 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil sump plug wont budge
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Re: Oil sump plug wont budge

Good to know I wont snap it off. Don't be too sure. I had the same problem with a Volvo 240 gearbox drain plug. Nothing moved it, and a stillson wrench simply mangled and deformed the stump. I set to with an angle grinder and cut a new hexagonal head on the remains, and then hammered on an old sock...
by Clifford Pope
Wed May 06, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 60
Views: 7407

Re: Old misfire - again

I've just made the interesting discovery that there are two kinds of ignition points available for the 45D distributor. The kind I hate, with the spring rather feebly sitting in a plastc shoe, and the condenser and feed wire joined by a bit of metal that is just a press-fit in the doubled-over end o...
by Clifford Pope
Fri May 01, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 60
Views: 7407

Re: Old misfire - again

Fingers crossed indeed - I've been at this point before. I wasn't against electronic ignition before this episode - I'd had Luminition in two other cars, a Triumph Mk1 and a Volvo 240, and both lasted for years with no attention. But it's very expensive now, as is 123. That said, I replaced the worn...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 60
Views: 7407

Re: Old misfire - again

If only to vindicate the Acuspark I've refitted the old distributor, but I firstly took it apart and filed and ground the outer side of the condenser slot. It now sits comfortably with about 1mm clearance from the cam lobes. I've also ground down the securing screw so that there is space for it to s...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 60
Views: 7407

Re: Old misfire - again

I've fitted new spark plugs, checked alternator output 13.8 volts, re-set the carburettors, and tried again. Initially all was well - it fired instantly, ran nicely at idle, revved up smoothly - for about 5 seconds. Then it became more burbly and uneven, misfiring became worse, sounding as if it mig...