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by tim wood
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Crikey chaps ! Seems like a case of “ light the blue touch paper and stand well back “. Lots of contributions to this thread since I started it . Thanks to all and to some of you who replied off line. Latest situation , I removed the pipe from the inlet to the regulator and let the pump run. Seeming...
by tim wood
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Evening chaps,
I’m going to play a little with this over Easter.
I will probably run a hose into a spare can and see if the pump drops pressure at all. This should eliminate any issues with the carbs. I will then also clamp this hose shut and see what that does.

Ho hum !

Tim
by tim wood
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Steve,
Good thought about the floats.
I’ll check these out


Tim
by tim wood
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
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Re: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Hi Steve,
The pump is old but I’ve recently fitted one of the boards made by Marek which reduces load on the points.
New points at the same time.
by tim wood
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Malpassi fuel pressure regulator
Replies: 44
Views: 612
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Malpassi fuel pressure regulator

Hi all, I have one of these fitted and have set the pressure to approx 2.5 psi. The car runs well. Whilst fiddling today I fitted the gauge and watched whilst the engine was running. Most of the time the gauge hovered around the 2.5 mark but occasionally the reading fell to zero. Is this to be expec...
by tim wood
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 343
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Re: Oil pressure gauge replacement

I would be interested to know where you located a 60psi mechanical gauge. I've been seeking one for a while. I've fitted the commonly available 100psi unit but a 60psi gauge would improve the appearance somewhat.

tim
by tim wood
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Where do those alloy shields go ?
Replies: 11
Views: 387
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Re: Where do those alloy shields go ?

And somewhere on the web is a layout showing which of the alloy brackets fits which shield.
Darned if I can think where it is - maybe the blog by Chris Vine
by tim wood
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: battery trickle charger
Replies: 5
Views: 231
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Re: battery trickle charger

I’ve got a Ring unit. Cheap but not recommended.
by tim wood
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door key
Replies: 4
Views: 226
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Re: Door key

Well I never knew that !
Every day is a school day
by tim wood
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door key
Replies: 4
Views: 226
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Re: Door key

The door key and ignition should be the same. Do you have an ignition key. I believe if these differ then one of the locks has been changed.
What you can’t tell at the moment without dismantling both door locks is if one key will fit both, as it should
by tim wood
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 212
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Re: Cooling Fans

Again on eBay seller ;

Lotsofclassicbits


Tim
by tim wood
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cooling Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 212
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Re: Cooling Fans

Try Steve Hunt , advertises on eBay as Tankard03.

I’m sure I bought some from him a while ago.


If you happen to go to stoneleigh then he usually has a stall - may be a bit far to travel for a set of brushes !
by tim wood
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 519
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Re: Old parts - worth anything?

Having looked up the part numbers it seems the A post seals are sold as suitable for both FHC and OTS.
So if you are able I would be interested in bothe the A post seals and the sill seals.

Thanks

Tim
by tim wood
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old parts - worth anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 519
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Re: Old parts - worth anything?

Hi Trev,
I might be interested in the door sill seals if you are selling as part lots.

tim
by tim wood
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New Member - Looking For Car History
Replies: 3
Views: 389
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Re: New Member - Looking For Car History

Possibly a long shot but maybe some detail on xkedata.com

Always worth a look
by tim wood
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 375
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Re: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?

Yes, many people move the front calipers to the rear.
I think it’s an IRS out job ....... others will confirm

If it’s an IRS out job then you may as well check over the entire unit.
Good luck
by tim wood
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 375
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Re: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?

Yup, series 2 calipers at the rear and 4 pots on the front. Actually I ended up with a near new complete system. Had to replace the servo, the master cylinder and the vacuum valve on the reservoir. I think only the front to rear pipes are original ! Made my own remote bleeders - simple job. Managed ...
by tim wood
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 375
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Re: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?

Good point Steve, I had assumed fronts..........
by tim wood
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?
Replies: 10
Views: 375
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Re: S2 brake calipers for S1.5 car = no fit?

I think you will find that these will not fit because the spacing of the fixing bolts differs. You really have 3 options; Keep as is Buy some purpose made 4 pots from the likes of Coopercraft or Zeus Follow the thread and modify some Volvo 4 pots, although these ar3 getting hard to come buy. I suppo...
by tim wood
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 318
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Re: New member

Hi Sparks,
I have this feeling you are going to be busy !

Great to have you with us.

Tim