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by Chief
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: How To: Fit a new boot lid rubber.
Replies: 0
Views: 3560

How To: Fit a new boot lid rubber.

First let me say that this wasn't written by me. Long ago I found the information on this forum, however it seems to have dissapeared :o from the forums (couldn't find it through search). Since I'd printed it off with other old threads relating to questions I'd been asking I don't know the original ...
by Chief
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Average costs of garage gutter repair jobs.
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Average costs of garage gutter repair jobs.

Hi, I wondered what the usual average charge (since garages all have different rates) was for a garage to cut away the old guttering, cure the rust along the roof area that meets the doors (the rust sadly spreads past where the standard guttering finishes) and put in the new guttering. Thanks, Chief.
by Chief
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Easy way to remove the radiator?
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

I rang them today, asked them how they managed to take it out. Because the person I spoke to hadn't done the radiator removal part of the job he said he'd ask the other mechanic and if possible get him to come round today (it obviously wasn't possible because he didn't but it might be tomorrow morni...
by Chief
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rubber ring / jet assembly pipe to float chamber leak Q.
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

I didn't mean it quite like that when I said I hoped for luck, I meant that I hope it stays a good tight fit. To be perfectly honest i'm a hypochondriac when it comes to cars, the slightest change in noise (new stainless steel exhaust sure has a different noise to the old steel one), the slightest b...
by Chief
Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Easy way to remove the radiator?
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

Hmm well the one that we found loose at the bottom of radiator (which we think is the same as the nuts at top but it's v. hard to see clearly) are square thick black metal things. I wouldnt have thought that the garage in Q. would have used the wrong bolts, as they usually seem quite knowledgable of...
by Chief
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Easy way to remove the radiator?
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

Actually in our case there's 2 bolts at the top, one down the bottom stuck in at a 45 degree angle, and the other one only the nut there, no bolt :D Maybe we'll end up asking the garage, how did you put it back in...
by Chief
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rubber ring / jet assembly pipe to float chamber leak Q.
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

Hi,
Thanks for the offer, but with any luck it'll hold :)
by Chief
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Easy way to remove the radiator?
Replies: 14
Views: 4574

Easy way to remove the radiator?

Hi, Is there an easy method of removing the radiator. The bolts just turn on the spot, and it's incredibly hard to get any grip on the square nuts /see them to grip them. It ism't helped by the fact there are these odd brackets: ..._ _/ \_ (ignore the dots, the pic went wonky with just spaces used ;...
by Chief
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rubber ring / jet assembly pipe to float chamber leak Q.
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

This was a new jet. So far it's now all okay, no petrol leaks, so fingers crossed, last time though it wasn't leaking then two weeks later it was, so time will tell, though last time we didn't even know there was the black rubber ring in there, so hopefully that was it. Only problem was the thread i...
by Chief
Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rubber ring / jet assembly pipe to float chamber leak Q.
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

rubber ring / jet assembly pipe to float chamber leak Q.

Hi, Just went to set idle speeds etc for engine adjustment, but on turning on the ignition petrol started dripping from the end of the jet assembly pipe connected to the float chamber. We kept tightening the nut but it doesn't seem to have made any difference, the leak persists. One thing we should ...
by Chief
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile phone / bank scam
Replies: 15
Views: 3928

come from banks that I dont even have an account with Ask 'em for the sum total of your account, then say you've decided to close your account and ask 'em to send you a cheque :lol: Out of curiosity, how many of the people who get these messages didn't (or did) opt-out of their providers public tel...
by Chief
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Banner Design - FINAL VERSION
Replies: 61
Views: 12130

:o That's a rather large banner for a website :lol:
by Chief
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

that spring was quite easy to do, compared to the smaller one just before it. Also its a brand new jet and the carb has been thouroughly cleaned out (incl. with petrol). The jet will go down, it just wont return as the cable doesnt move enough to affect the lever, if you use ur hand to control the c...
by Chief
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

we were adjusting the cable most of the afternoon. What happens is pulling the choke out is fine (jet comes out) pushing it back in the cable doesnt cause the lever to move that the cable connects to, so the jet doesnt move back up fully.
by Chief
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Well it had been run already with the new exhaust, didnt see anymore smoke since getting the RPM down to a much lower level. I did read earlier that high RPM on an engine can cause it to start smoking and wondered if that could have been it, my dad reckons it was the anti-rust stuff or grease burnin...
by Chief
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Okay the racing is fixed, turned out the jet nut was at its lowest point, engine sounded alot nicer when it was tightened up. Jet doesnt return fully, comes down okay with choke but doesnt return, seems like there's a kink in the cable, so a replacement choke is probably on our shopping list. There ...
by Chief
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

yes we did, that was probably the easiest part of the entire re-assembly :)
by Chief
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.
Replies: 11
Views: 2921

Engine racing, adjustment not working/ smoke from somewhere.

Hi, Okay, as some of you know we've been cleaning out our carb and air filter, cleaning them up, and in the case of the air filter I removed most of the rust and coated it in hammerite no1 rust beater and black plaint. On putting everything back on the car, we were somewhat relieved to have the engi...
by Chief
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: carburettor pivot Re-assembly, anyone got a big photo of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

Thanks to all those who helped. We *think* finally it's together how it should be. :) It at least returns the jet in and out now.
by Chief
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: carburettor pivot Re-assembly, anyone got a big photo of it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2151

http://www.burlen.co.uk/partDetail.aspx?partID=50823 Now in that picture, the larger coiled spring I've managed to get on how I reckon it should be. But the smaller one shown, just sits lose, one arm of the spring goes into a notch so that it sticks vertically upright, however where does the other a...