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by Turnip
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 123 Tune which Coil?
Replies: 47
Views: 1232
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Re: 123 Tune which Coil?

OK , well I have now timed the 123 statically to TDC and will put in the curve on the APP. I am assuming that we start at 500 rpm 10 degree advance and go from there. What I am unsure of is what the vacuum advance should be in inches of Mercury. I should have listened more in Physics :bigrin: The 1...
by Turnip
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Voltmeter variation.
Replies: 9
Views: 357
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Re: Voltmeter variation.

I'm not an expert on this, but I would look at the instrument voltage regulator (on the back of the drop-down dash panel). This drops the voltage supplied to the fuel, water and oil gauges to 10 volts. It is supposed to stop the gauges being affected by any variations in the main loom's voltage - do...
by Turnip
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: rolling road figures
Replies: 59
Views: 2832
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Re: rolling road figures

280 bhp and 340 lb/ft. Rear wheel or crankshaft? My engine has 8:1 pistons, UO needles and an ITG filter. Apart from that it's pretty standard. When setting up the 123 Tune dizzy we got 170hp (RW) between 4000 and 4500. It tapered off after that. 170 RW HP equates to about 205 at the crank. FWIW, t...
by Turnip
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: satin or gloss black
Replies: 3
Views: 427
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Re: satin or gloss black

You can get quite a nice shiney-but-not-glossy effect if you use satin paint and then rub it down with Solvol Autosol. I can't say if it's technically the correct look, but it seems OK on mine.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 35
Views: 1740
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

Yes.
With the plugs out, put a wine cork over the 1 & 6 spark plug holes. When a cylinder is on the compression stroke the cork will fall over.
by Turnip
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Distributor caps & leads
Replies: 7
Views: 365
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Re: Distributor caps & leads

Or you could get a new distributor cap that takes push-in leads. When the Dizzy Doctor did mine I asked for such a cap, and that's what I got.

Simon
by Turnip
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy
Replies: 35
Views: 1740
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Re: Trouble shooting 123 dizzy

I think the ignition fires on both strokes, so it shouldn't matter which stroke you set it on. - Edit, forget that, I was thinking of my motorcycle's ignition. The on-line manual for the 123 -R-V-Pos says it should be set up initially on the timing mark, rather than tdc ("verify that the static timi...
by Turnip
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT
Replies: 4
Views: 425
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Re: MOT

Congratulations on your clean sheet and clean carburation.
I too am of the opinion that it's a really good idea to have someone else check over your car at least once a year.

Simon
by Turnip
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 3119
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Re: Garage / workshop

the blaster is in a cabinet and I have previously fitted an dust extractor Without wishing to hijack this thread, what sort of dust extractor have you rigged up? Does it include a cyclone filter? If so, how well does it work? Looking at various blaster cabinet "upgrade" videos on YouTube, this migh...
by Turnip
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glass dimensions .
Replies: 5
Views: 321
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Re: Glass dimensions .

Ah, sorry, no.
I've not got the car at the moment and haven't got any swapped out pieces.

Simon
by Turnip
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glass dimensions .
Replies: 5
Views: 321
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Re: Glass dimensions .

Assuming you want the maximum dimensions, my old glass is a tad under 15.5" by 24.5".
That's for a S1 FHC.

Simon
by Turnip
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 3119
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Re: Garage / workshop

Richardhealey wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Sounds like 24’ X 12’ is just about practical then...
Yes, just about. Length-wise you'll be fine. The width is probably the minimum comfortable size for working on both sides of the car.
I had the same problem with the garage/garden ratio conundrum.

Simon
by Turnip
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 3119
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Re: Garage / workshop

They're never big enough, but you know that already. I had a garage built for my finished car. It's approx. 19' x 10', which is just about big enough to do minor jobs. Only one door fully opens in that width. The shelving and tool cabinet at the end are 1' deep and that's about the maximum that's pr...
by Turnip
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member in Cambridge
Replies: 18
Views: 1364
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Re: New Member in Cambridge

By the way Craig, you can buy classic old 20:50 at Halfords in gallon cans. My local Halfords doesn't hold mineral oil in stock any more - you have to order it in. Wilco also do a classic car oil, which you also have to order in. But it is £5 a gallon cheaper. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-clas...
by Turnip
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Inner mudguard brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 377
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Re: Inner mudguard brackets

They have a 3/8" or so hole in the other end into which is mounted a 5/16" captive nut in a sort of clip arrangement. Ah, there's a captive nut? I wondered why the hole is so big. New brackets (from SNBG anyway) don't have captive nuts, and the nuts don't seem to be a listed part. I just used a nut...
by Turnip
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type illustrations - colour help
Replies: 24
Views: 2205
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Re: E-type illustrations - colour help

Gfhug wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:03 am
Am I going to have to wait for the S2 version in Light Blue? :wink:

Though I must admit to liking one in ODB

Geoff
The pictures appear to have S2 hubs already, if that helps.
Did FHCs ever have those OTS mirror rod thingies?

The piccies look good though,

Simon
by Turnip
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 7491
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Re: Open Day April 2019

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by Turnip
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 941
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Re: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

Thanks John.
I'd come to the conclusion that 2 washers under the head was the answer. They are quite thin, so maybe stacked two together they're a bit stronger as well.

Simon
by Turnip
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel gauge sender gasket leak
Replies: 11
Views: 941
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Fuel gauge sender gasket leak

There’s a bit of a leakage around the gasket of my fuel tank’s gauge sender (C20429), so I have a little job on. Looking at the parts manual, it lists 12 copper washers for the 6 screws that hold the gauge plate on. Can anyone advise on how those washers are used? It can’t be 2 under the head of eac...
by Turnip
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: High Beam problem
Replies: 3
Views: 466
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Re: High Beam problem

Hi Dale. You're right in that the R/H side dash switch is the high/low beam selector (RHD). As you say that the flasher works (i.e. the full beam flashes) that suggests there's a break somewhere between the high/low switch and fuse No.1 . Possibly the cable has become disconnected from the switch, o...