Rusty Custard

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Re: Rusty Custard

#11 Post by Carboy0 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:57 am

Last nights rain has left puddles in both footwell, so the fitter is coming back today to remove the screen and apply more sealer.

Second option is to fit an electric bilge pump, I have a small garden fountain water pump that might do the job.
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Re: Rusty Custard

#12 Post by johnnydog » Fri May 03, 2019 9:32 am

I have seen some cars with the aperture between the rubber and the body completely filled with sealant, and then smoothed over - it looks terrible as well as being unnecessary! From my experience of leaks, the main cause is insufficient sealing of the glass to the rubber especially in the lower corners, rather than the rubber to the body, which is done with the sealant gun after the rubber and screen are in place and before the stainless trim is fitted. Most leaks that drip onto the parcel shelves can be seen seeping from the upper side of the rubber by the glass rather then the lower side by the body (if that makes sense..??)
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Re: Rusty Custard

#13 Post by Carboy0 » Fri May 03, 2019 2:03 pm

Yup, that’s exactly where it was tracked down to. Sealer added between screen and rubber.

The fitter was made to sit inside whilst we squirted a pressure hose all over the screen.
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Re: Rusty Custard

#14 Post by Carboy0 » Mon May 13, 2019 7:23 am

Saturday was engine start day.

I had previously rebuilt the SU carbs off the car using the correct needles and springs for a 2.5 (also added new tags so in the future we’ll know what the specs are). After a lot of experimentation I worked out why the car needed half throttle before the carbs opened up, careful adjustment of the linkages solved that.

Colleague Lee had stripped and rebuilt 2500S distributor that we picked up at Stoneleigh. Static timed the dizzie to 10 degrees btdc. Played with the spaghetti plug leads, until they were in the right order.

I had rebuilt the fuel pump a few months back but have replaced the mangled and crushed steel pump to carb pipe with some 1/4” copper pipe and a new olive.

Set up the tappets as per the manual 10 thou.

Fitted a new alternator bracket to get some reasonable tension on the fan belt.

Radiator in with new clip in nuts, rather than the old collection of random nuts bolts and washers.

Ran the engine with the plugs out until the oil pressure light went out and then popped the plugs in.

Turned her over and brmmm - away we go. Chuffed to bits.

Jobs to do

Readjust the tappets
Fine tune the carbs
Dynamically time the dizzie, and adjust the dwell angle
Fit new water pump
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