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PostPosted:Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:55 am 
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Aye, fingers crossed it'll be nothing too serious!

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1976 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL "Trevor, the Tenaciously Terrible Triumph" - Rotten as a pear and dissolving into a field in rural Aberdeenshire.
1977 Triumph Dolomite 1300 "Daisy, the Dilapidated Dolomite of Disaster" - Major resto, planned for completion 2021.
1983 Triumph Acclaim L "Angus, the Arguably Adequate Acclaim - On the road as a daily driver.


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PostPosted:Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:23 pm 
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Captain_70 came over and helped me get the car started.
He checked for a spark and one was present. Then he drew petrol from the tank and filled the dashpot.
Running well now.
Thanks Anthony for your help.👍🍺

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PostPosted:Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:47 pm 
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Captain_70 came over and helped me get the car started.
He checked for a spark and one was present. Then he drew petrol from the tank and filled the dashpot.
Running well now.
Thanks Anthony for your help.👍🍺
Good result, well done Anthony :thumbsup:

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PostPosted:Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:54 pm 
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All running sweetly again, was just a case of hand pumping fuel up to the pump to get a reliable flow of petrol. It must have drained back to the tank/evaporated out of the float bowl and the mechanical pumps take an age to drag the fuel up from the tank when they're sucking air. Usually by the time fuel gets to the carb the battery is too weak to start the car!

Happy to help, was good to meet up with another local Dolly owner! Great wee car too, no rot, original paint and a sweet motor.

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1976 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL "Trevor, the Tenaciously Terrible Triumph" - Rotten as a pear and dissolving into a field in rural Aberdeenshire.
1977 Triumph Dolomite 1300 "Daisy, the Dilapidated Dolomite of Disaster" - Major resto, planned for completion 2021.
1983 Triumph Acclaim L "Angus, the Arguably Adequate Acclaim - On the road as a daily driver.


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PostPosted:Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:30 pm 
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All running sweetly again, was just a case of hand pumping fuel up to the pump to get a reliable flow of petrol. It must have drained back to the tank/evaporated out of the float bowl and the mechanical pumps take an age to drag the fuel up from the tank when they're sucking air. Usually by the time fuel gets to the carb the battery is too weak to start the car!

Happy to help, was good to meet up with another local Dolly owner! Great wee car too, no rot, original paint and a sweet motor.
Well done for helping out :D :D

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PostPosted:Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:59 pm 
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Good work Sir! 👍🏻


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Excellent!

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