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 Post subject: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:56 pm 
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After looking for a dolomite for quite a long time I have finally been able to acquire VVJ a faded orange 1500HL. Looking forward to getting her home and sorting her out :D .Image

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:18 am 
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Photos are a must with a thread such as this.

Let us know how you get on.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
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Photos are optional. If he wants to post photos then he will. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:39 am 
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That looks like it will come up well with a machine polish!

Keep us updated Joe, I'm busy restocking the club spares so if theres anything you need then give the club spares line a call.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:45 am 
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Yes looking forward to picking her up next Saturday. I did put a picture up with the first post but not sure if you can see it ? There's a little bit to be done but she's got an MoT till June so going to give her a good sevice then use and see what needs doing. The only thing I need to hunt out is what type of air filter does it need ? Are they wire mesh ones like on old landrovers or paper replacements ? Thanks Joe

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:08 pm 
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Welcome to Dolomite ownership! You may only think you need one thing, but that's now it starts... :)
The air filters are the paper element type - GFE 1063. They are shared with Midget & Spitfire 1500s. I'm sure you're aware your 1500HL is on twin carbs so will need two.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
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Yer I'm sure there's going to be many bits that fall off and go wrong... same as my old Land Rover. Thanks will order some now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:24 pm 
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She's home ! VVJ has come home after a 5 hour round trip. Only managed two pictures from it but will get some more soon. Insurance tomorrow and then starts the fun driving ! 8)
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:32 am 
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Had VVJ out for first proper run today and come across a little problem. The accelerator pedal seems to be very stiff making it more into a on off button ? Do the carbs need a rebuild or is there another cure ? I've cleaned and lubricated the linkage around the carbs ? Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Check the throttle pedal and pivot inside the car, make sure the carpet isn't fouling, check the cable is free to move within the outer sleeve.
If you need a new cable this one is recommended by Jeroen:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222121116506? ... EBIDX%3AIT

You have checked the whole linkage is free to move and returns OK?


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:34 pm 
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Its a strange one. When the engine is off the throttle is free and moves very easily but when the engine is runnimg it seems to bind up ? Its very confusing.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
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Interesting, check the earth strap, there may be a bad connection. The accelerator cable will then act as the earth strap heating the cable and causing binding.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:15 pm 
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Undo the carbs from the linkage and see if you still get the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
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Checked the earth strap and it all seems ok. I believe there is meant to be a small amount of oil inside the carbs to act as damping? How would I check the leave of this ?

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 1500hl VVJ
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On the top of the carb dashpot, the domed bit, there is a black plastic screw cap, remove it and fill up the chambers with 20/50 oil or dashpot oil if you have it..

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That wouldn't cause the throttle stiffness though, they just lubricate the pistons which go up and down under vacuum controlling the fuelling.


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