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by alawrence10360
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1838

Re: Steering Rack

My solution to getting oil into the rack was eventually to buy a grease nipple and drill it out and fit to an oil can
A bit more agricultural than all the other proper suggestions but it seems to have worked
by alawrence10360
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

An incandescent surface is exactly what you can have on exhaust manifold with the engine on load. In my job as an engine test engineer I have seen this often. I would not agree that brake fluid is more likely to ignite in the same circumstances. In any event the vapour created by petrol on a lower t...
by alawrence10360
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

"Regarding fuel onto the manifold, years ago I was coming back from doing the grocery shopping with mother and the car (Marina) stopped. I found the pipe had perished and broken where it goes into the carb spraying the manifold with fuel, luckily I had a knife to cut the bit off the carb and cut the...
by alawrence10360
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

This worries me also however I placed it there for the photo to show it was not connected to anything.I will ensure it is touted safely Of more concern is I have a electric fuel pump pushing fuel under pressure to a carb inlet which is directly above the exhaust manifold If it leaks or splits in thi...
by alawrence10360
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18854
Views: 815577

Re: Word Association

brake..
by alawrence10360
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

I think there is some history here Im not apart of but in any event thanks for all your help
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack Mounting :Help Required
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Steering Rack Mounting :Help Required

I have slackened everything off and carried out Phils installation method to the letter. Unfortunately I now dont have a helper to operate the steering wheel whilst I'm underneath to check the flexing but I will report soon Earlier in the post I suggested it may be down to the angle / wheels as Phil...
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

👍
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

Correct !
Well done
Im an idiot
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

😣
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 55
Views: 1838

Re: Steering Rack

Cricky
Why didnt Alec think of that
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

Cracked it
Running as before
The clue is in the pictures..🤓
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

So , that plug wasnt like that before
Still not sure about that pipe that goes to atmosphere
I have managed to start but its running as rough as a bears a#@e and wont tick over
To be continued..
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

So the coil is fine
Low tension side is 3 ohms
On cranking there is a nice fat spark
To be continued..
by alawrence10360
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

Yep Agreed Bearing in mind it was running perfectly . I have inadvertently left the ignition on for longer than this before with no ill effect. Im looking for a "simple stupid" solution. Ive done something silly Im sure. Fortunately Im at home with auto elecrics so once Ive exhasted that possibility...
by alawrence10360
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack Mounting :Help Required
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Steering Rack Mounting :Help Required

When looking from underneath the car and when the steering wheel is taken through its full travel I have noticed a slight flexing when the steering wheel changes direction from left to right I see this at the point where the column meets the rack No movement can be seen from inside the car Its slig...
by alawrence10360
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

I hope so
Coil is easy
Ive got an antiquated electronic ignition system which may be difficult to find
by alawrence10360
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Re: Not Starting

Looks like its the float chamber breather which im guessing should go to atmosphere so Its not this thats stopping me
I need to get my multimeter out
by alawrence10360
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Not Starting
Replies: 37
Views: 932

Not Starting

Ive been tinkering about with the steering and inadvertently left the ignition on for 5 mins
Tried to start and its spinning but not firing
I immediatly thought I had buggered the coil but noticed this pipe
its not the feed or the crankcase breather so what is it ? There was some fuel on the floor.
by alawrence10360
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack Mounting :Help Required
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Steering Rack Mounting :Help Required

Thanks Phil