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by Clifford Pope
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

I have one TW at .092 (marked STD) and one TW at .097 (marked .005) Wich gives me a float of .22mm or 0.00866" When you say you "have" these, do you mean those are what are at present in place, resulting in O.00866 end-float, or that those are the new spares you have available? If those are the one...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Just another Thrust Washer
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Just another Thrust Washer

I bought one of those US ones a few years ago but haven't got round to fitting it. My recollection is they do a range of sizes. You only need a special one on the thrust side, and you can pick'n'mix with the thickness of the other washer to get different total clearances. A previous owner of my car ...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: Mk1 Boot Lid seal fitting - advice needed please

These show the corner by the hinge, and the bottom corner at the catch edge. As I said before, the seal presses flat against the sharp projecting lip running round 3 sidesof the opening. You can see the slight depression in the rubber caused by sitting compressed over the years. The indentation is e...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water pump query
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Water pump query

I don't see why, at the same speed. I can see why an absurdly small numer of vanes (2, say) might be inefficient in terms of water flow, or too many (10 say) might be inclined merely to whisk the water, but the rate of transfer of water can only be the volume of the pump chamber divided by the speed...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Water pump query
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Water pump query

I've never understood why the number of vanes makes any difference to the pumping rate. Surely water can only flow round the pump in proportion to the rotational speed? If you had revolving doors turning at a constant speed, could you get more people through it if you doubled the number of compartme...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Old misfire - again

Well, after a trial, the problem hasn't recurred, so on the principle that the last thing changed was the one that did the trick, it appears to have been poor-quality condensers. All the ones I've tried have been badly-made, so that they don't sit properly in the recess in the distributor plate, and...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Old misfire - again

Thanks Dave, I'll try another rotor arm if the problem recurs. But it is new, from Chris Witor, as was its predecessor.
by Clifford Pope
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Old misfire - again

I need to see whether this new condenser, with improved mounting point, cures the problem. I'll keep a replacement coil handy to swap over if not. But I've already fitted new coils (2), condenser (3), points (2), HT leads (2), cap (1) and coil (2), so if any of them have been faulty that means it's ...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Old misfire - again

I tend to agree - this isn't last year's record summer, when the car ran well, this is a half-hour trip at modest speeds in a slightly-warmer than average Welsh February :)
by Clifford Pope
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Old misfire - again

Something like this, if available here:

https://cnclingseal.en.made-in-china.co ... Sheet.html