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by max-it-out
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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Re: vac

Just watched someone on Utube suck on a vacuum gauge . They reduced the pressure down to 0.1 atmosphere .Not sure how that relates to inches of mercury , but it sounds quite powerfull , and at least as much as you might find at the take-off point for the vac capsule . :salute:
by max-it-out
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adjusting Stromberg idle mixture 4.2, 2 + 2...
Replies: 8
Views: 325
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Re: Adjusting Stromberg idle mixture 4.2, 2 + 2...

Are you sure that is the mixture screw ? Mine has a screw in roughly the same position that is just an adjustable stop for the choke lever .
by max-it-out
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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Re: vac

Thanks . Yes , cheap as chips and should be ok for a while :salute:
by max-it-out
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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Re: vac

Hi Steve , yes the base plate will move freely and overall the dist. looks to be in good condition .Originally it had no vac . ,but had a " compensator " which allowed small adjustments via the screw . I just checked via Google and it seems a person can produce up to 18 " Hg of vacuum by sucking on ...
by max-it-out
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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Re: vac

Hi Peter - Just tried again today , and it is possible to push the spring into the capsule , so there is some movement there , but I had to use a pair of pliers to do it . It suggests that there is a strong spring inside . Sucking on the intake , even with max effort , produced no movement , so I`m ...
by max-it-out
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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Re: vac

The unit looks like a re-manufactured item , not NOS , no markings on it . I would expect the pressure at the take-off point close to the throttle plate to be close to a minimum level at 3000 rpm with no load , so vac advance should be close to maximum . Can`t say I`m confident though - no movement ...
by max-it-out
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: vac
Replies: 18
Views: 747
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vac

Hi , I thought I would try to improve fuel economy by fitting a vac capsule to the distributor , so ordered one from SNGB . Arrived today , looks ok but when I tried to move the spring with the hole in the end that fits over the post on the dist base plate , it`s solid - no movement at all . Isn`t t...
by max-it-out
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1418
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Re: Painted wheels???

Definitely warrants further investigation....were they real , or were you just admiring Silicon Valley :mrgreen:
by max-it-out
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine Rebuild 4.2
Replies: 7
Views: 446
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Re: Engine Rebuild 4.2

Sometimes people talk about " Blueprinting " or polishing the ports on the cylinder head - is it a waste of time/money or a route to better performance ? :scratchheadyellow:
by max-it-out
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 53
Views: 1631
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Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

123 do another unit ( 123/Jag6 - for long stroke jaguars ) which gives a choice of max advance from 24 - 32 degrees . One that might be ok is a max of 30 degrees @ 3000 , 3300 or 3600 rpm.Can`t tell what the rest of the curve looks like though , because they don`t provide any data .
by max-it-out
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?
Replies: 53
Views: 1631
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Re: pre-programmed curves on 123 ignition - help please?

Disappointing that none of the curves match - it makes you wonder if it`s really worth it ( c. £ 400 when you add in the cost of new plugs and leads ). On the other hand , if the car runs well then maybe it`s ok. Just wonder about that max. advance figure - how high can you go before you risk damage ?
by max-it-out
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Eagle Lightweight GT
Replies: 23
Views: 1009
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Re: Eagle Lightweight GT

Looks good - not sure about those white painted wheels though :thumbdown:
If I had that kind of money I think one of the Lindner/Nocker low drag replicas would be better , or , for the same price you could have a Ferrari and a concourse E roadster .
by max-it-out
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Polishing Engine Alloy
Replies: 14
Views: 992
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Re: Polishing Engine Alloy

I`ve just done the steering wheel metal part with silver polish - a lot of hand work , but polishes up to a mirror finish ...3 weeks later and its already starting to go dull again in parts :thumbdown: Something that puzzles me ...the alloy looks bright silver , but when using the polish ( whitish l...
by max-it-out
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colling Fan upgrade #2
Replies: 13
Views: 1006
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Re: Colling Fan upgrade #2

Excellent , looks quite easy- I`ll give it a try . The fans don`t come on when driving , even on a really hot day , but when stopped , then they do . I have the rocker switches on the dash , the last one along the line appears to have no function , so I might try and use that one . Like your engine ...
by max-it-out
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Colling Fan upgrade #2
Replies: 13
Views: 1006
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Re: Colling Fan upgrade #2

On a related topic - is it a good idea to fit a manual switch for the fans so as not to be totally reliant on the " Otter " switch , and how easy is it to do ?
I have a spare switch on the dash which would be ideal .
by max-it-out
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: sparks
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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Re: sparks

Correction to my last post - the figures quoted were distrib. degrees , so they do seem ok for a 4.2 :salute:
by max-it-out
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: sparks
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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Re: sparks

According to the info. provided by Powersparks , the dist. they recommend for the 6 cyl. " E " has an advance - 7 degrees @ 1000 14 degrees @ 3000 I`m not an expert here , but that doesn`t sound quite right .IIRC a recon dist. ( Distrib.doctor ) topped out at 24 degrees advance ( adding 10 for the S...
by max-it-out
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: sparks
Replies: 6
Views: 495
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sparks

No , not the `70s pop group with the guy on keyboards who looked like Hitler :geek: ...But Thinking about fitting a new distributor and possibly using the Powersparks ( Simonbbc ) unit.They offer a high energy version + coil which has 3 x the sparking power .Would this improve engine performance ? I...
by max-it-out
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 2.88 rear end and All Synchro S1/S2 Gearbox differences.
Replies: 5
Views: 268
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Re: 2.88 rear end and All Synchro S1/S2 Gearbox differences.

I remember moving off from rest in my old 3.8 fhc without any throttle - just gently raise the clutch pedal , can`t do it with the present car ...now I know why .

Also , I`m thinking off switching to 2.88 … how do I know if I have the S1 or S2 gearbox ? ( `68 1.5 ) :salute:
by max-it-out
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: New head light kit series 1
Replies: 7
Views: 634
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Re: New head light kit series 1

I think it might be possible to just use pop rivets to fix the inserts from MMW .