how far do i have to go

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how far do i have to go

Postby andrew.searston » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:34 pm

hi everyone :D
heres a pic of my engine.
how far off concourse would this be, considering the car lives out side???
and also what coulour would the original ht leads be??
is their anything else to improve on originality??
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby DanRodd » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:39 pm

only things that stick out to me are the halfords battery and the ht leads,they would have had seperate caps.


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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby andrew.searston » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:42 pm

thanks for the reply
could you explain what you mean by seperate caps?? and would they be fabric covered (what coulor)??
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby DanRodd » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:28 pm

they wouldnt be fabric covered,but would have bakelite caps like these:
http://www.gsparkplug.com/products/cap/

but i couldnt say which type myself.


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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby aupickup » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:19 am

the rad fan blade hub would have been black

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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby andrew.searston » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:14 pm

i thought they where either yellow or red. is it the hub or the blade that needs to be black???
so other than the engine steady bar being upside down and the ht leads, is everything as it would have been when it left the factory??? :D
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby aupickup » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:19 pm

the hub was black

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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby aupickup » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:20 pm

was also a stencelled sign on the radiator cowl
simialr to turn cap slowley to avoid scalding

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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby andrew.searston » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:21 pm

ok thanks and the blade either yellow or red, im guessing red for a 1957
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby andrew.searston » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:24 pm

forgot to add does the dizzy vac pipe go round the front of the engine and a clip on the thermostate housing or round the back as ive got it now and clip on to the manifold??
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby aupickup » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:27 pm

prob yellow fan blades
dynamo was painted green

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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby stevey » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:31 pm

should it be a side exit dizzy cap for 1957?


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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby PSL184 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:32 pm

stevey wrote:should it be a side exit dizzy cap for 1957?
Yes it should be - and that Halfords battery will never do, tut, tut, tut :wink: :lol:
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby aupickup » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:45 pm

i have a side entry dizzy cap and leads for sale £6.00
the leads are held in with a screw and the coil leadis a screw fit[frame]Image[/frame]

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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby andrew.searston » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:58 pm

tut tut tut richard your moggys not shiny enough :D :D
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby PSL184 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:36 pm

andrew.searston wrote:tut tut tut richard your moggys not shiny enough :D :D
After you've finished on your engine you can come round and polish mine up then mate :wink: :lol:
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby mmjosh » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:43 pm

After you've finished on your engine you can come round and polish mine up then mate :wink: :lol:
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby Matt Tomkins » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:09 pm

fancy doing mine 'n' all? :P


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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:26 pm

The dynamo AND the starter should be green. And - it's not the right shade of green anyway.............The battery would be rubber topped with individual cell caps (and your terminals are dangerously close to the clamp bar - best turn the battery round!) - and the blue electrical connectors down near the dizzy will never do.......... :roll:
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Re: how far do i have to go

Postby Kevin » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:13 pm

Front dampers also need a clean up especially the bolt retainers.
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