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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:56 am 
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James, your posts are more dramatic, gives me a break :)

Got delivery of the new clutch kit from Larkspeed today, looks good,

hopefully it fits well when Steve puts it in, along with the centre prop bearing,
front and rear engine seals, and loads of other bits.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:38 pm 
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I think you might have over-greased that master cylinder.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:15 pm 
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Thanks Mark,

I'll keep it in mind for the tandem cylinder changeover, soonish ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Sorry dude but the servo should be black...
Still not as naff as the blue one Ive got as a stag spare in the loft. That aint going on anytime soon....

Good work but a bit lavish with the red stuff, but it does the job especially on stored cylinders.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Am I the only one surprised the servo ISN'T Yellow?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:47 pm 
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The servo was destined to be Monza red, had both cans in hand and just chose silver for reasons unknown.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Surely it should be chrome like the g.box tunnel.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:04 pm 
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I may put the servo back to black, but only if I get the replacement
tandem master cylinder mirror polished.

On the other hand, I may send the servo off to get mirror polished as well.

The carbs are now settling with minor fettling, (did not mean to rhyme) and
the economy has improved vastly, power is a lot smoother.

So for now, "I" may not do much, as the more I drive the better the car is
responding, like the brake squeal only happens for a second, as opposed
to all the time when braking, idle is predictable, steering not so vague, and
the engine is more stable at idle.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:54 pm 
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I may put the servo back to black, but only if I get the replacement
tandem master cylinder mirror polished.

On the other hand, I may send the servo off to get mirror polished as well.

The carbs are now settling with minor fettling, (did not mean to rhyme) and
the economy has improved vastly, power is a lot smoother.

So for now, "I" may not do much, as the more I drive the better the car is
responding, like the brake squeal only happens for a second, as opposed
to all the time when braking, idle is predictable, steering not so vague, and
the engine is more stable at idle.

Ah, I see you're getting used to the car. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:53 am 
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Ah, I see you're getting used to the car. :lol:


I think after 29 years of ownership, the car is finally getting used to me :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Just a few pics taken at Steve's in Highley (not in order),

Changed the

Rear oil seal, subframe bushes, rear gearbox seal, few other seals, sump gasket,
spigot bush, clutch and cover, engine stabiliser, viscous, some other bits ? (brains gone
somewhere).

The tunnel is still green, and the sump had no shrapnell, good sign ?, shame the new
Rimmers stainless downpipe was not flat at the manifold, but sorted now. (Steve sorted I should say).


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Forgot one,


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You forgot the oil dissolved gearbox mount (now replaced with Volvo one) and the dramas with the propshaft!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:21 pm 
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Also the stubborn exhaust, the beam across the ramp stopping engine and box removal from above or below, the crumbling spigot, the on and off rain, and lest we forget, the badly inserted spire nut on the tunnel, now named mosquito nut for the blood it got from you.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:41 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Blood is part of the overhead in the spannering game!

For all that, it didn't make me swear THAT much! And we did get all that done in 3 days (just!)

Steve

And a big thanks to Alun for bailing us out with a viscous coupling (old one had a ton of play) engine steadybar (old one half worn through at engine end) clutch spigot bush (original worn, scored and crumbled under finger pressure) and last but not least, the loan of a propshaft when my prop man let me down on reconning the original in time!

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