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by kevin s
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

I haven't had a great deal of time to look at it i've spent the last 4 weeks welding up my range rover, before I can remove the filter I need to order a longer piece of fuel line, the stuff available locally cracked inside a year when I used it on the range rover, it's on the way now. I am confident...
by kevin s
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

It's between the pump snd the carb, it is usually about 1/3 full of air.

I did try it the other side of the pump but it would not suck fuel up.
by kevin s
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

It does have quite a large plastic filter in the line which loses a good half the fuel in it over time as suggested above I may try just removing this.

The route I would have thought the fuel takes is as the level rises it leaks past the jet into the carb and then the manifold, is this feasible?
by kevin s
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

Its been exactly the same with points and now a different electronic distributor coil and leads so I am pretty confident it's not electrical. It does hold the fuel pressure in the fuel line with the ignition off, ( does a su pump do this?) when you pull the pipe off even some time after it has been ...
by kevin s
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

Borrowed a gauge but the scale goes up to 2 bar so not particularly accurate, seemed to be around 2-3 psi. Now I know it's not massively high I will check it with some plastic tube as described a above. I have also bought a filter king regulator, and will use the plastic tube method to set this to a...
by kevin s
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

So after 5 days parked up with the fuel line removed, pulled the choke, turned the key and after a couple of compressions it fired straight up. So it's definitely fuel. Checked the float and float level both were fine. So it looks like the fuel pressure, I'll see if i can find some clear tube and me...
by kevin s
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

The plugs were a fairly reasonable brown colour so when it runs it seems to be running fine, the other thing I have noticed is the plastic in-line fuel filter 3/4 full when I park it up but only 1/4 full when it's been standing for a few days. If it starts fine when I am back plan is to check the fl...
by kevin s
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

Thanks , it is the type with an integral float so difficult to see what the actual fuel level was. As suggested I'll measure the fuel pressure, i'm away for a few days so I have left the fuel line off and I'll see how it starts when I return. When I pulled the line off there was quite a spurt of fue...
by kevin s
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: footman james

Looked at insuring ours for my 17 year old son, fj wanted £1200, adrian flux are adverising they will insure a 17 year old for £1000, in the end we decided to wait until he passes his test, I'm told others have got it even lower with a bit of ringing around.
by kevin s
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

It's not fixed, went to start it this morning, it did start but it was clearly flooded again so it's flooding when parked. Clearly its something in the carb, I'm thinking it might be to do with fuel pressure, it has a non standard aftermarket fuel pump and when I first got it going I had to resort t...
by kevin s
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

Took a look tonight, all 4 plugs were wet with petrol, as nobody else wss home I dried them out on the cooker, the colour looks pretty good. rps20191121_210314.jpg Then I did a compression test between 9.5 and 10 bar in each cylinder, with a fairly flat battery and closed throttle, so nothing wrong ...
by kevin s
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starting
Replies: 39
Views: 1571

Re: starting

After a spell of starting Ok ish it would not start this morning, it's kicking enough to knock the starter out but doesn't pick up. I tried retarding the ignition timing which made no difference, so this evening i will pull the plugs out and see if any are wet with fuel or water It runs really well ...
by kevin s
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heater hoses
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Heater hoses

There is anothet logic which i know applies to my tr7v8 if is plumbed with the the exit at the top, any air in the heater gets purged out with the flow if you plumb it the other way the heater is hopeless.
by kevin s
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 23
Views: 1404

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

I have the photos which I could update mine with but as above can't access it for editing, in fact half the time I can't even open it.
by kevin s
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Insurance

Just tried to get a quote for my 17 year old son who is still a learner from Footman James, £1158 for a 198 saloon and they can't tell me how much extra when he passes. Flux are quoting £1060 once he has passed his test. Given I have a company car he can learn in I don't think we will bother at the ...
by kevin s
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 312
Views: 74234

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

Found one of the parts I had lost, the front number plate plinth, painted it and fitted it today.

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Only part I still can't find is the starting handle.
by kevin s
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: CLUTCH PROBLEM

I'd check all the linkages for wear first, when I took ours appart they were all massively worn.
by kevin s
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: what oils are best

I realy can't see in this day and age why you would use engine oil in a gearbox, its not engineered for the job, 50 years ago it was the only multigrade avalable but oil has moved on massively in that time, Iv'e been using a modern 75 w 90 gl4 in ours which seems to work very well, nice slick shift,...
by kevin s
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Antifreeze

Depends where you are coming from, if you have something like an elan where the head costs £3000 to replace £150 for coolant which eliminates the risk of corrosion and boiling over seems pretty good value.
by kevin s
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Antifreeze

If you want the ultimate corrosion protection there is always waterless coolant.