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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:44 pm 
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Smart work again Mahesh.
:idea: You have some great ideas at turning standard equipment into a simple modern modification.
Thanks, I'll put some pics upon doing the passenger side.

I have fitted the original Transit motor to the drivers side today, and will test over a few days.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:37 pm 
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Had a new experience about 3 weeks ago, could be a month.

Went up to Steve's in Shropshire, with all the traffic and accidents, the trip took near enough 6 hours, the car performed flawlessly, but then i never got a chance to press the pedal down much.

When Steve took the car out for a test the rev counter would stop dead at 3500 rpm, the immediate conversation was the 123 limiter which Steve could feel cutting in.

Being that the 123 is the bluetooth version I started the app and checked the rpm to the dashboard, car showed max 3500 but the app was showing up around 5000 rpm, which is consistent with the 5800 rpm limit I had set, and I said it must be the rev counter, which I can swap with the spare.

There was limited time in the day for other works, so we left the problem to look into some other time, and I drove back in the evening, again 3500 rpm was the max, fine for keeping within the speed limit on the motorway, all smooth.

Been looking into the problem this last week and noted the car would do 4000 rpm in a standstill position, and the app showing 5500 rpm.

This is not consistent with when the car was on the rolling road or subsequent drives, so the timing gun was brought out, showing 11 btdc, but showing 6000 rpm when the car dash is indicating 4000 rpm and the 123 limiter cutting in ( I did up the limit to 6000 rpm ).
The car engine feels like it is at the upper limits.

I checked the dizzy cap and rotor, all good, fuel lines secure, HT leads firm, throttle linkage fine, rev counter and dash leads confirmed, coil leads checked, earthing good, not much else has been touched.

However, having traced back to things done, only the Iridium spark plugs were changed to normal ones, put a new set in, and all is back to normal with matching rpms across all three displays.

My only regret is not checking with the timing light on all the HT leads for a pinpoint of the problem, binned the plugs.

Also it seems the 123 was showing correct readings at the dizzy and the car dash at the coil, and the timing light on HT 1 :-?

One of the spark plugs had failed, but only at high revs, all I know is
without the limiter i could have caused a lot more damage in testing.

Has anyone experienced/diagnosed similar ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:57 pm 
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Amazing how many layers of paint on the chin spoiler, each one sanded/scraped off revealing another, total = 7

Almost finished, just the last few niggly areas to do, but the question is,
should I primer and paint again, or just leave au naturel ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Personally i would leave as is :D You wont have any trouble with stone chips to touch up 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Au Naturel.
There's enough odd colours on your car as it is! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:10 pm 
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what have you been using to get the old paint off the spoiler

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P.s I'd leave it black myself


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:50 pm 
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what have you been using to get the old paint off the spoiler

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P.s I'd leave it black myself
I did not do my normal research this time, as the flaky spoiler paint was really getting on my nerves.

Have a laugh, i used,

Hand brass wirebrush (lightly)
Sandpaper
Sanding sponge
Contact spray
Foam cleanser
Isopropyl alcohol
White spirit
Methylayed spirit
Freezer spray
Car shampoo
Washing up liquid
Warm vegetable oil
Water
Degreaser
Glass cleaner
Silicone spray
Acetone
Fingernails
Hand steam cleaner
Various types of tissue and j cloths
Microfibre cloths

Basically anything I could lay my hands on,
but the most effective was one of those cheap
Stanley blades, the segmented type you snap,
sold in almost all pound stores.

Main problem was a gooey black layer which was
beneath every two layers of paint, scraping/ angled slicing was the
only way.

Power tools were a no no, as friction heat would
probably have done more harm.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 pm 
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After all that.......It would be a real shame to paint it :wink: What would you do if the paint reacted in some way? I shudder to think :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:32 am 
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After all that I'm surprised there is even a splitter left.

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After all that I'm surprised there is even a splitter left.
They don't make anything like they used to,
Its made of REAL PLASTIC as opposed to the faux pas plastic
you get now :lol:

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After a year and a half of back order my new carbs arrived, :cry:

Burlens say they do not have the shorter dashpots and I should return for a refund,
also these do not seem to have a spring for the throttle butterflies ?


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That's a serious annoyance! But they are lovely and shiny!

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What can one say apart from "OH B****CKS" What a shame :evil: :evil:
No idea for replacements?

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That's a serious annoyance! But they are lovely and shiny!
They are so lovely and shiny I don't want to send them back.

According to Burlens some cars had the longer chimneys, or did they mean 1850's ?

I will ring around tomorrow and see if there is any dashpot stock around.

A couple of well placed bonnet louvres might just do the trick, hmmmm.

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Personally I would ask for a refund, sprints had the shorter dash pot necks, also I would have done away with the waxtat jets and opted for the earlier type jet , if they are to be correct with the waxtats they should have the poppet valves on the butterfly discs.

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