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    Re: Another quirky electrical question

    Why do you have a buzzer sounding when the indicators work? Do you have a tow bar and socket fitted? If so that buzzer should only sound when you have a trailer plugged in and the reversing lights...
  2. Re: Reattaching the offside front cycle wing...

    Use a nice large chromed bumper bolt. Carefully file two generous flats across the end 6mm of the thread. Forget nyloc nuts and use a shakeproof washer and plain nut. You can then assemble it all...
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    Re: Cabrio heater motor

    Are you sure it’s the motor blowing the fuse? I would first check the switch and wiring / connectors. Also there is a big wire wound resistor under the top cover. A wire could have come adrift from...
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    Re: Rattling headlamp

    There should be a spring holding the light unit into the bowl which would normally eliminate any tendency to rattle? See link below.

    https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/1304
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    Re: LED replacement indicator bulbs

    I think the rule you are referring to concerns headlights?
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    Re: Q219 BAL Red Berlinetta Part 2 the rebuild

    Well sort of good news in that you now know for sure why it won’t start! My next suggestion of how I would proceed may not make good reading but here goes. STOP any work on the head and don’t even...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    You have fuel and you have sparks so I would forget those and revisit cam / crank timing and also recheck your idea that the dizzy was 180 degrees out. Remember that with the Pinto where the camshaft...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    Well that’s significant progress. Check that when no1 cylinder is at firing point that the rotor arm is pointing in line with the HT post in the dizzy cap. Although the caps may “fit” the same...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    That’s interesting. If it backfires sometimes I would focus on incorrect timing. Assuming you are happy with the plug leads being connected to the correct cylinders my first check would be to see if...
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    Re: Q219BAL Red Berlinetta, did you own it ?

    Meantime some suggestions that may help.

    ​Modified or standard an engine to run needs Fuel / air / spark, so I would check through methodically as follows:-


    Is fuel getting to the carbs /...
  11. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    I always use Namrick for bolts and nuts. They also stock the fine series metric bolts and nyloc nuts, used on suspension ball joints etc.
    This is a link:-


    https://www.namrick.co.uk
  12. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    Originally built to remove the gearbox from my old Mk2 Cortina! The base is from a twin tub washing machine! Ideal as it has heavy duty ball bearing castors!:D
  13. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    I hadn’t realised that the diff brackets were the same as the upper front suspension, but it makes sense to standardise on fabrication and Sierra bushes.
    Photo below shows, in red circle, the...
  14. Re: New cabrio hunter wishbone mounting bracket's

    Hi Mike. I would like a set of four. I can collect and save postage as you are local. An excuse for a drive too! . Will send you an email. Peter.
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    Re: Non-starting problem

    If the timing really is very far advanced I wouldn’t drive it anywhere until that’s sorted properly.:( Peter.
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    Re: Non-starting problem

    The starter solenoid is the relay! If you hear a click there is a connection through the starter button / key to energise the solenoid, but there is not enough (heavy) current flowing to spin the...
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    Re: Petrol additive

    I use Castrol Valvemaster Plus in my classic. Personally I would prefer the 20 minute round trip in a Marlin!:D
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    Re: Steering rack angle

    I would suggest that it would be good engineering practice to make the wedges as Ben suggests, but then permanently fix them to the chassis points. That way you are not modifying a standard...
  19. Re: Just joined (Mk1 Herald roadster in Scotland)

    Cool air duct from the front gets my first vote every time. Saw a Westfield on a rolling road a while ago. When the bonnet was opened the BHP reading went up about 5 BHP. Had to be seen to believe...
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    Re: Exeter Trial 2022 Simms Hill

    It’s called a ‘Restart’. Applies to some competitors depending on which ‘class’ their vehicle is in. See link below for more information.
    https://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/rules-regulations/
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    Exeter Trial 2022 Simms Hill

    I missed going to Fingle this year to take Marlin photos, due to a dodgy knee. However this video of Simms cheered me up. Good to see the Marlins out in force doing what they are good at! Peter.

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    Re: Oil Cooler not working

    I would start at source. Get a multimeter and check the battery. Then check the battery Earth is clean and secure, both at the battery and the earthing point. Has the car got an isolator switch that...
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    Re: Oil Cooler not working

    The HT normally goes to earth, just via the spark plug gap, so I can’t see why that would cause the problem. My worry is that one of the loose HT leads has fired HT into a sender wire or similar that...
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    Re: Oil Cooler not working

    Yes that’s exactly what I would do. BTW gas man, if you want to re-install yours this way I have a pair of brand new J connectors for the oil cooler, surplus to requirements, that you can have for...
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    Re: Oil Cooler not working

    I suspect that the thermostat will control a sliding valve that re-directs the oil through the oil cooler circuit when it gets hot enough. By removing the thermostat/ sliding valve, the ends of the...
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