Good work Bradman. Like the dual gauge too. I take it you fixed the nasty noises.?
Not yet, Bish
Just after that earlier post, the Sprint engine refused to run, and the oil started to fill up with fuel
After many months of head scratching, compression testing, rechecking fuel delivery, fitting new points and checking for sparks (it seemed to have one, but weak) it turned out I’d fitted a duff condenser (red packaged Lucas too) that had quietly failed, as did a further replacement one that had tested OK on the 1850 previously can you believe?!
Tony (dollyman) kindly spent a day with me on this a few weeks back, and luckily he’d brought another condenser with him (now fitted externally to the distributor for easy access). That cured the starting right away, and after an oil change and quick run up and down the road (after first rebuilding the brakes and clutch which had now seized
), the fuel no longer joins the oil and it pulls noticeable better than my 1850 - it possibly had sticking rings due to lack of use and never running under load?
But... the original noises still exist unfortunately, and I’ve still got to look into that by following the advice given already... I’m told she could be running too rich as well, and that won’t help. I also discovered after searching the net that my HS6s belong on an SD1 - not surprising it’s running rich
I may invest in a colour tune (I,ve seen one with a long adaptor and mirror to suit cars with deep plugs like the Sprint, to see if it can be tuned or the jets need replacing to better suit a 2L ...
On the brakes, I spent a nice sunny day coaxing the seized cylinder out using red grease and a bike pump - it shot out like a bullet in the end