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by Alec
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Ballast resistor wire
Replies: 9
Views: 4418

Re: Ballast resistor wire

Hello Tadge,

brown is a permanent live, (as is purple). Check the white out of the ignition switch, that should be live with the ignition on and when cranking. (As should the white comming in to the fuses although the coil feed is not fused.)

Alec
by Alec
Sat May 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cross drilled crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Cross drilled crank

Hello John,

I think that they are quite rare now, so many of these cars have been scrapped, fewer TRs certainly.

Alec
by Alec
Sat May 22, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cross drilled crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: Cross drilled crank

Hello John, The early Mk 1 PI engines had cross drilled cranks, I believe? The flywheel is different to the standard flywheel due to a different crank length (refered to as long back and short back cranks) and is also a bit lighter. You may find that there are people out there who would be happy to ...
by Alec
Thu May 20, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: sports exhaust/extractor manifold
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: sports exhaust/extractor manifold

Hello Valencia,

I don't think just adding an extractor manifold will make a lot of difference, it really needs improvements to the head, a better cam and possibly larger carburetors to get all the benefit.

Alec
by Alec
Mon May 17, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge options
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge options

Hello Llessur,

I think the idea of the dual gauge is best as it will be less trouble, and neater to install. Mechanical oil pressure gauges tend to be more reliable and don't generally seem to leak.

Alec
by Alec
Sun May 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine out question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2594

Re: Engine out question...

Hello Sal, My preferred method is to drop the engine gearbox combined, and it still is awkward as the front suspension is unwieldy to refit, but that is because I work alone, with a helper it is much easier. What I find hard is mating the gearbox to the engine when it is in position in the car using...
by Alec
Thu May 06, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Ignition Timing

Hello Joe, another point regarding this subject; our cars are now pretty old and over the years the distributor may have been changed to a visually similar but with the wrong specifications for the engine. The workshop manual, if you have one gives the correct numbers, this can be found stamped on t...
by Alec
Tue May 04, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Project Update
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Project Update

hello Sal,

did you not consider rebuilding your engine rather than finding another, the condition of which can be quite an unknown?

Alec
by Alec
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rotisserie/Rollover Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

Re: Rotisserie/Rollover Jig

Hello Mike,

mine is on casters and is easily moved around. A bare shell is not that heavy.

Alec
by Alec
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil gallery plug fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Oil gallery plug fitting

Hello LLessur,

yes, the tapered thread just jams tight, not to a specific depth, depending on the tolerance of the tapping and the plug. So some liquid seal and screw in tight.

Alec