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by Vonkie
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Fuel tank lined

The "sand" came back again and the fuel delivery problems persisted. The fuel tank was then drained, acid bathed and epoxy lined. Yesterday I did 60 miles. Today I did 173 miles. She drives beautifully and there is no trace of hesitation in delivery, whether accelerating or coasting. A large part of...
by Vonkie
Sat May 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

It seems it's sand! But whence??

The dried up gunk is so fine (not flakes at all), and completely unmagnetic. It certainly does not look like rust. I now have it in my custody, and want to get it analysed. If it is sand/dirt, then there is a (small and weird) possibility that it got dumped there by a fuelstation which had sand in i...
by Vonkie
Sat May 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Will have to give it a skip - only going to pick her up now and must fetch kids later.
by Vonkie
Fri May 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Is that rust?

Thanks Steve

That seem like rust to you? Helluva lot, whatever it is!
by Vonkie
Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

What is this gunk in petrol tank??

Well. The following interesting picture presented itself on clearing out the fuel tank. The stuff looks like mud. Apparently it is not magnetic (but surely rust can lose its magneticism?) I have not seen it myself. This picture was taken 2 days ago, and in the meantime the stuff has dried and I am t...
by Vonkie
Tue May 01, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

little culprits

The little pinprick bits at the bottom of the bowl must be the smaller particles the cousins of which are messing around the carbs. And the brownish sandy residue seems pretty harmless? 40 miles today. Fuel hesitation at top of 3rd and accelerating in 4th returning, albeit very intermittently, a bit...
by Vonkie
Tue May 01, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

carb float bowls or filters

Thanks, will replace the filter, and have the carb filters and float bowls checked, as well as filters at fuel tank and tank itself. Yes, it’s the stock 3 SU carb set. The last time, there was silicone caught in the banjo joint at the filter on the fuel tank side. Issue now is - what is the source o...
by Vonkie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

silicone in fuel line filter

Opened the fuel line filter bowl and checked inside. First, the filter is the paper concertina type, not the gauze disc depicted in the manual. There was just the filter unit and a metal spring. The filter had one piece of what looked like hardened silicone on it, and the end of the spring pressing ...
by Vonkie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

checking filter

Ok, Thanks Dave - will make some time tomorrow to try. Test drove her again today and she was fine except for (a) initial hesitation when engine cold (needing to go back to quarter choke as feeling fuel starved at first uphill); (b) one incident of pronounced "dieseling" on switch off (5 other switc...
by Vonkie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

No I did not go inside the tank or filter

Hi Dave, sorry, I posted my long ramble before I saw your post.

I have done zero breaking and entering of any description! I am unfortunately ill equipped in all respects for such endeavours.

:oops:
by Vonkie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Test drives yielded the odd swallow

Well, I took her out for 2 test drives today, total 20 miles, with my son taking videos of the second one for my guy. I was trying to induce incidents of fuel swallowing. This means when there is a mild break in the smooth acceleration in 3rd or 4th gear (usually uphill), with an almost imperceptibl...
by Vonkie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Thanks guys - did not see the other contributions while I was responding to David's. Most likely seems a combination of ignition timing and possible gungy thingy (or thingies) intermittently clogging filter. This is particularly likely as the very occasional little swallows tend to occur when going ...
by Vonkie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Re: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Thanks David: 1. All I meant by "not a drop of fuel coming through" was that the engine would not fire at all - the starter was spinning merrily. Not that I could ascertain anything meaningful from opening the bonnet other than that I could not detect any visible leaks, not around the carbs nor at t...
by Vonkie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 1390
South Africa

Sudden complete loss of fuel delivery

Dear Boffins This morning I went to fetch a very excited friend to drive 150 miles for breakfast. I was clearly getting too cocky about My Lady's reliability, now that the hot start issue seemed fully and utterly addressed. Anyway, beautiful drive some 80 miles, and then beautiful drive back some 50...
by Vonkie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spam email complaint
Replies: 28
Views: 1480
South Africa

Re: Spam email complaint

No additional spam in any meaningful or rational way attributable to participation on this forum from my side. Assuming the query to be in good faith, which from the replies it appears to have been, it would help to know the contents (subject-matter) of the spam. For spam to be site-related, it woul...
by Vonkie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 1198
South Africa

Sir Lucas resurrected

Got her back today. Went for the sentimental option (for now). Sir Lucas is back in. With both cables replaced, the resistance has been reduced so that the starter circuit now loses 0.2 V instead of 2 V, and the tendency of the drive inside the Lucas starter to push back to make contact with the bac...
by Vonkie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?
Replies: 9
Views: 526
South Africa

Re: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?

Coz it still helps for valves designed for leaded fuel, especially where the best we can get is 95 Octane.
by Vonkie
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?
Replies: 9
Views: 526
South Africa

Re: '65 4.2 vs unleaded?

And tell him to use Castrol Valvemaster additive.
by Vonkie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 1198
South Africa

Some help with my dilemma

Apologies, seems I'm conducting a serial monologue here. Ok. Isolator on battery earth had worked loose, causing too much resistance in starter. Cables being replaced. Now I have a dilemma and am not sure where to go on this. Please bear in mind that I do none of this myself and all is done at dista...
by Vonkie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Restart when engine very hot
Replies: 13
Views: 1198
South Africa

Restart....

Well, after much lovely driving - 1131 miles in a month at exactly 21 miles per gallon (kid you not, although to be fair mainly at 70-80 mph on open roads) - I can now change the topic of this post by removing the qualifying words "when engine very hot". Clearly the starter or the electrics around i...