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by tony
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from New Zealand.
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Hi from New Zealand.

Quite a few of us on here. I'm in Wairoa, Hawke's Bay.
Tony.
by tony
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Auto oil cooler as engine oil cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Auto oil cooler as engine oil cooler?

Why do you need an engine oil cooler ? Are you going racing ?
Tony.
by tony
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Wheels & tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Wheels & tyres

You're comparatively lucky with the tyre choices that you have available. When I rebuilt the S a few years ago I fitted 195x 70x14's. Can't remember the brand but ran well. We're now stuck with obscure Chinese brands. Just put 2 on the BMW. Triangle Brand. They seem ok but yet to do any distance on ...
by tony
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Old misfire - again
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Old misfire - again

Clifford, I feel you may be barking up the wrong tree. Over here, our normal summer temp is around 30 degrees C. I've never had your experience with misfiring . Could it be vapour lock ? Fuel pipe(s) running too close to manifold ? I have made some heat shields from aluminium ,oversize to cover the ...
by tony
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine miss firing
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Engine miss firing

Yes, it could be electronic ignition. Fitted one to my 'S' a few years ago ,developed the same systems. Swapped dizzy with one in my other TC also electronic, and cured the problem after looking every were else.
Tony.
by tony
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Bottom radiator hose - PAS cars

It does work. Done it a couple of years ago.
Tony.
by tony
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: DRLs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: DRLs

FWIW over here (New Zealand) it's illegal to run DRL's with park lights/headlights on.
Tony.
by tony
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil in coolant - head gasket?
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Oil in coolant - head gasket?

I wouldn't run it without some form of corrosion inhibitor/antifreeze even for a short time. We don't need it over here also but I 've seen some horrible messes in cooling systems that have run on straight water. :oops:
Tony.
by tony
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Setting carbs and timing - what sequence to follow?

You've done the basics right. Now a bit of fine tuning. Wind the idle down till its right.If you can lay your hands on a carb balancer all well and good , if not use the lifting pins . Just a little is necessary , as per the book. Best you can do with timing is drive it down the road in top gear, sl...
by tony
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Drivetrain knocking getting louder on braking
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Drivetrain knocking getting louder on braking

I'm like Johnny Dog. I tighten mine until I feel a "click' in my head and then stop. Never had a problem with mine coming loose. It's all about 'feel'. :shock: :shock:
Tony.