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by Tinsmith_Skippy
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Over fueling on a pi
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: Over fueling on a pi

I would check your vacuum pipes to see if they are letting air in. A simple check is disconnect the pipe at the air adjustment screw and put your thumb over it, it should stall the car, if not you have leaks either the throttle body butterflies or vacuum system. Most checks on the pi are vacuum and ...
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Waiting for the chrome thought I'd pick up an old slow burning project, there was an old thread on here but the photographs seem to have a glitch so ill just add it here to finish it up. I threw an old metering unit on it I only had half the required new seals so there was a seal leaking. https://dr...
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Gearbox/overdrive question
Replies: 28
Views: 14060

Re: Gearbox/overdrive question

My 71 car has a factory bank job getaway box.

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by Tinsmith_Skippy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

The To Do List is down to an A4 sheet of 15 minute jobs! maybe!

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Thanks for the comments John and thanks and for having a search for the Furflex, hard to believe it shrinks like 3 inches but I've managed to find some new.
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Been burning off the Christmas indulgences with a bit more progress in the engine bay. All tuned up brake and clutch fluids bled it's all done under there. Not much more to do now just fitting the interior and waiting for the chrome to come back from the platers. Thanks for the comments Charles catc...
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine / chassis number
Replies: 4
Views: 2543

Re: Engine / chassis number

Hello Sal From your information your commission plate might be MG not M6 which MG is a Pi From MG 75000 onwards was a decrease in BHP for the Pi 132 bhp to 125 bhp and the linkage was altered and the throttle bodies was changed from one vacuum/ balance pipe rails inlets to two. The DLO at the end is...
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Hello All and Merry Christmas! An update with what we have been up to and it's time to fire up the engine for the first time after forty years idle. Thanks for the comments Dave.


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by Tinsmith_Skippy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Hello 👋 John we went for these, as you say reasonably priced compared to the Michelin XAS FF. Very limited choice for the 13 inch rim. The Maxxis are fitted to dads french blue car with the white wall facing inwards. However gone a little off piste with whitewalls showing on mk1, think It might look...
by Tinsmith_Skippy
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

A cheeky day working on the Pi.

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by Tinsmith_Skippy
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mk1 Pi Restoration
Replies: 55
Views: 48273

Re: Mk1 Pi Restoration

Thanks for the comments Phil. Here is another update as the rear suspension is now installed https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_oqEvqc2foETDbCQqjYnQUTQCmT8yUVz Last couple of evenings we have installed the new clutch and mounted the gearbox to the engine along with a few other odds and ends ready to r...