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  • Paul Hunt22 May 2015

    Surely the best approach is to adjust both carbs until the air flow is balanced and the mixture correct. If here is an imbalance now you are best off setting them up from scratch

    I don't have it written down anywhere I have been able to find but from the V8 forum:

    "Rover V8? If so LH carb (Passenger side RHD) 1467, RH 2358

    Each carb feeds the end two on its own side, and th...

  • LM Cook22 May 2015

    My gearbox is now a cardboard box full of gears.

    >> Where/what/how do I measure for the four-thousandth "float on the cluster gear on the shaft?"

    >> If I have excess float, where do I buy "thicker bronze thrust washers?"

    I'll probably assemble and disassemble again before I start the final rebuild. This is my first time inside a box, so I'm learning as I go.

  • Trevor Mason22 May 2015

    David, although I didn't say it those are the figures I was referring to and as you say the same applies to hgvs. How often do you see a tatty old lorry? Most have probably had as much or more time spent on them than pristine cars.


  • P Bentley22 May 2015

    I'm sure I remember reading on here before that some chargers won't charge a completely flat battery?
    As for checking the charger Just touch the two clamps together and see if they spark.

    I suspect both batteries are completely without any juice at all. . .I wonder if the shop that sold them to me will have a suitable charger to sort this (both are Yuasa batteries) which I have not had...

  • JR Jack22 May 2015

    Cheers- Is it just me or are all the good original parts gone from EBAY? JR

  • David Smith22 May 2015

    Mark, (gently and politely) - neither the hard factual MOT statistics, nor the gov/VOSA, nor the insurance companies agree with you. Suppress your fears and feelings !

  • MAndrus22 May 2015

    All 3 and reverse are straight cut in my '30 Model A. There are noisy. All of them. All of the time. Yep.


  • William Revit22 May 2015

    Wasps are a real pain in the butt
    A good friend has a small Cessna aeroplane
    He started it up one day and the thing coughed and spluttered
    On checking it out a wasp had got in the float bowl breather on the carby and started making one of those paper-like nests that they make. It was between the top cover of the carby and the gasket, blocking the breather off---could have been nasty

  • MAndrus22 May 2015

    First, congratulations on your find.

    Cars are parked and left for dead for a reason. You'll figger this one's secrets out soon enough.

    I'm pretty sure someone will chime in with the parts you need. Plus, scan ebay regularly.

  • MAndrus22 May 2015

    OK. Big day yesterday....

    New Pertronix igniter, not new ign. system, just replaced points. (Kinda surprised you need to re-wire the coil, but it's all reversible and a snap to jam the old points back in in a motel parking lot if need be.)

    Rock solid timing at 35*. With the points the timing jumped about 3/8" - 1/2" to either side of the mark. With the solid state points, it's stayin...

  • 63 MGB

    1963 roadster registered in 1964 so eligible for just about all events.
    Early, 3 bearing car, which was the subject of a meticulous, nut and bolt rebuild since being imported from California in 1991. No part of this MG was left untouched, with new interior, rebuilt bodyshell, rebuilt, original engine, unleaded conversion, rebuilt and powder coated suspension and cross member. It is Iris Blue 99...

  • FROGEYE 1959

    Austin Healey Sprite 1959

    Due to recent circumstances I have decided to sell my Sprite, it has been rebuilt from a bare shell, mechanically rebuilt, new interior, it has a 999cc half race engine on a Webber 45, front disc brakes, uprated rebuilt shockers, new tyres, etc... less than 50 miles since rebuild. All steel body, areas of the paint preparation could be improved and the previous own...

  • 1949 MG YT 4-SEATER 1 LITRE TOURER, 18,000

    1949 MG YT 4-seater 1 litre tourer in black with beige interior. YT EXR 2583 was exported to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and returned to the UK in the 1980s when it was given the registration number '3598 MG'. In the last eight years the car has been subject to considerable work including a complete engine rebuild, new carburettors and new rear leaf-springs but remains essentially original. It runs well ...

  • MG TF 135 SPRINT

    , Jan 2003 on a 52 plate.MOT 17 May 2016, Trophy Blue with a dark blue soft top. Half leather with Alcantara panels on seats and doors, inside rear light covers, chrome ash tray (never used), chrome door handles front fog lights 16 eleven spoked alloys and 4 pot front brake callipers, ABS brakes, wind deflector, half Tourneau cover, new rear brake discs, service history, has had a replacement hea...

  • MGF 1.8I 2001 BLUE

    Currently off road on SORN
    Used briefly last summer
    Will need some care and a trailer or trade plates
    Condition reasonable for age
    Priced for quick sale - need the space
    Private seller
    500 ono
    Dark blue
    Soft top only, with hood cover
    55,500 miles

  • MGA 1600 MK2 COUPE

    1961 Mga Mk 2 Coupe Iris Blue Original uk car with original rebuilt tuned engine and 5 speed gearbox(original Gbox & propshaft Available) over 30k spent on restoration 7 modifications. New Wire wheels & tyres;123 ign;Boot Rack;Fog & Spots;Believed genuine 69000miles superb condition featured in "my cool classic"Extensive records and History file offers over 20k