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by Hugo
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 5139
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Re: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade

Sounds as though something is wron somewhere. It shouldn't need any effort to close the throttles. I spent some time fiddling with mine to get it right, and the action is a sheer delight. When I had assembled it, I would stand there operating the throttles by hand because it felt so nice ;)
by Hugo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 5139
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Re: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade

I would pop the pedal box out & see what's going on in there - seems an odd place to stick. Or unhook the cables first to make sure? ;)
by Hugo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade
Replies: 22
Views: 5139
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Re: Mangoletsi wire throttle upgrade

One thing I found when I installed a Mangoletsi throttle was that it is an EXTREMELY delicate operation to set all three rose joints the correct distance out where the throttle shaft goes through them. If one is the tiniest bit out, the shaft will bind, and as there is no slop in the aviation-grade ...
by Hugo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5874
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Re: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?

No, it just keeps lots of government pen-pushers gainfully employed ;)
by Hugo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5874
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Re: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?

Last year I imported a Carver One (funny little tilting 3 wheeler in case you didn't know) from Italy, & had to register it in the UK. I had no Certificate of Conformity or any of the other EU BS paperwork with the car. Got the 'pack' and was confronted by all sorts of technical questions I couldn't...
by Hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: After market LED lights. Legal UK?
Replies: 28
Views: 8050
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Re: After market LED lights. Legal UK?

Who's going to know what the wattage is?
by Hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU minutiae
Replies: 18
Views: 1993
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Re: SU minutiae

That is exactly what I said ;)
by Hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU minutiae
Replies: 18
Views: 1993
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Re: SU minutiae

Fair point, the speed of the air may be maintained, but the volume of mixture is reduced, giving a less 'snappy' response.
by Hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU minutiae
Replies: 18
Views: 1993
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Re: SU minutiae

..........you need the free play for proper operation which is what my question was about. I appreciate that it was there for a reason but I still needed to know. Thanks A very interesting question - I too am intrigued. Here's a guess; when you snap open the throttle, the airflow will speed up more...
by Hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bars shields do what exactly?
Replies: 6
Views: 1154
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Re: Torsion bars shields do what exactly?

Bristols have a rubber shield in front of the hole in the chassis where the rear torsion bars pass through - it's to stop stones getting trapped which might rub against the torsion bar.
by Hugo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox input shaft grease?
Replies: 12
Views: 1234
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Re: Gearbox input shaft grease?

It always pays to check that the centre plate will easily fit the splines before ass.y. As you now know. As a double check, I always use a vernier caliper to measure the OUTSIDE of the centre plate from the flywheel to make sure it's dead on. Through the gaps in the pressure plate that is.
by Hugo
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5874
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Re: Importing V55/5 Reg document pic ?

Just put the VIN down. Mine is insured under the VIN.
by Hugo
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Core plug removal method
Replies: 15
Views: 2638
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Re: Core plug removal method

I used stainless plugs on my 4.2. Stuck them in with POR-15. That stuff will stick anything to anything.
by Hugo
Sat May 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice
Replies: 25
Views: 5395
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Re: S1 4.2 Gearbox Advice

Bearing prices are funny - a while ago I rebuilt a Bristol diff.; the 'correct' crown wheel/diff bearings were listed at £2,000 each (yes two thousand!). I bought a pair of bearings 1mm wider for about twenty quid each. Fitted perfectly under the castellated adjuster nuts, and the whole ass.y fitted...
by Hugo
Sat May 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Crank pulley nut: huge breaker bar or impact driver/wrench?
Replies: 15
Views: 2372
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Re: Crank pulley nut: huge breaker bar or impact driver/wrench?

Just removed the crank bolt today, after trying most of yesterday. Long breaker bar plus tube to add more leverage and judicious use of a lump hammer to put some shock loading into the joint, with the pulley anchored with a piece of angle iron drilled to take two of the four pulley bolts, and in co...
by Hugo
Tue May 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX
Replies: 11
Views: 2433
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Re: OT - Vibration and crankshaft damper on Mark IX

That's a good point - I have a similar if very slight vibration on my Chevy Impala in Florida. I replaced everything up front (damper, water pump, fan) & I ran the engine while it was all off. The vibration was, and is, still there. It's not bad, and most people would never notice it, but I am quite...
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal
Replies: 6
Views: 1053
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Re: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal

I should add that it's not entirely guesswork - I spent a bit of time turning the engine over with a socket bar on the end of the crank & it feels ok. I think. I even measured the torque needed to turn the engine over with and without the seal housings tightened. Can't remember what results I got bu...
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal
Replies: 6
Views: 1053
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Re: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal

Well, we'll find out soon enough! If it does go up in smoke I'll probably keep quiet about it though ;)
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal
Replies: 6
Views: 1053
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Re: Oil filter canister is within spitin diameter of a chrchill 17 rear crank rope seal

Surely the oil filter canister is bigger than 3+1/8", isn't it? I fitted my rope seal with a large 3/4" drive socket and a big hammer. It's a bit tight on the crank but I reckon it'll bed in ok (haven't run it yet). One point I noticed is that it is very easy to get strands of the rope seal trapped ...
by Hugo
Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch reservoir empty
Replies: 16
Views: 2094
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Re: Clutch reservoir empty

I reckon you'll find soggy carpets ;)