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by Dazzer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3266

Re: Oil dipstick tube position for 2500cc engine (1968) ?

The two different sumps for the 2000 I think will just be the early with no surge plates/gauze etc and the later with
by Dazzer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.
Replies: 18
Views: 4068

Re: Un-Leaded or don't Worry About It.

I had hardened valve seats fitted and I also had the distributor curve retarded more for the cam than the valve seats. The compression is also now in the 10:1 region. Don't use an additive but use 97 octane where available but also runs quite happily on 95 standard which is the only fuel available i...
by Dazzer
Wed May 31, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Brake dust shields
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Brake dust shields

I ditched mine years ago. They serve no purpose apart from occasionaly trapping gravel behind them. Ditch them and save the weight.
by Dazzer
Sat May 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: radiator caps
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: radiator caps

Use the 13lb Ive used both on my MK1 didnt overheat with either just gives you a little higher boiling point with the 13lb and they are more common as well.
by Dazzer
Sat May 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: radiator caps
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: radiator caps

Use the 13lb Ive used both on my MK1 didnt overheat with either just gives you a little higher boiling point with the 13lb and they are more common as well.
by Dazzer
Thu May 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: engine dieing on left hand turn
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: engine dieing on left hand turn

That is weird widget. So does the power cut out completely or is it a hesitation? I'm thinking either; electrical short or fuel starvation. I rally a 2000 and you sometimes get a heat related hesitation but not just on left turns so the electrical short scenario sounds more obvious. Is the battery i...
by Dazzer
Mon May 08, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Idling too quickly
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Idling too quickly

Yes the butterflies need slackening off and allowed to seat before fastening back up and re checking. You'll need to take the carbs off the car to do it properly.
by Dazzer
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Running on!
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Running on!

Strombergs are good and react faster than SUs. The running on can be minimised by slowing down the tickover. Cheers Dazzer
by Dazzer
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Stromberg CDSE fast idle setting
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Stromberg CDSE fast idle setting

There is a measurment for the choke cams, which for the life of me I cant remember. However Ive never used it. As long as there is a small clearance and the choke is off when disengaged it will work fine. In a reasonable state of tune it will only be used momentarily on starting from cold. Once star...
by Dazzer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Stromberg CDSE fast idle setting
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Stromberg CDSE fast idle setting

Sounds as though its running a little lean rather than anything to do with the choke. As an experiment half to three quarter turns on each carb and try it for a while. Easy to return to previous tune if it makes no difference. Cheers Dazzer