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  • TW Burchfield21 February 2017

    Thanks gentlemen. Did the tach and speedo have a means of coloring the light. If so where was the colored material placed? I can't see where it might have been inserted. BTW I have the dished faced tach and speedo.

    Regards

    Tim
    TD12524

  • JEFF BECKER21 February 2017

    The clutch has about 4-5 thousand miles on it. It has always been this way since it was rebuilt. The clutch is more likely for a standard set up and not made for the power I am putting out. I talked with a few people and some have mentioned a company called ADP in the states which specializes in high performance parts. I will give a call to see what they have.
    Thanks
    Jeff

  • JEFF BECKER21 February 2017

    The clutch is about 4-5 thousand miles on it. It has always been this way since it was rebuilt. The clutch is more likely for a standard set up and not made for the power I am putting out. I talked with a few people and some have mentioned a company called ADP in the states which specializes in high performance parts. I will give a call to see what they have.
    Thanks
    Jeff

  • P Hehir21 February 2017

    Tim the pic attached shows the green plastic/cellophane material that I used for the ammeter during the work on my dash. Same for all the instruments. I got mine from a local stationery & art supplier. Cheers
    Peter TD 5801

  • Nigel Atkins21 February 2017

    Bob,
    most of us are running on more ethanol than years ago but are not seeing it get too hot under the bonnet.

    I'd be looking at the engine cooling first, water and oil sides, then there's the timing and running of the engine, exhaust partial blockage, brakes binding, etc..

    I'm with Guy, for a road car even with more power than standard I think there'd be any real gains for cost -...

  • D mckellar21 February 2017

    TC gauges had the green strips also

  • small21 February 2017

    Trevor, my OD was acting up in a similar fashion as yours. It turned out to be a faulty OD solenoid. Also, when I took it apart, I discovered that the plunger was extremely rough. I used a flat file to remove the high spots and the OD now operates better than it did when new. RAY

  • R J Marshall21 February 2017

    Gentlemen

    Thank you for your comments.

    1. The trouble is with buying another B is that the same or similar problems could be faced If I could find a recently rebodied example that would be fine
    2. I have no sentimental feelings for this car (unlike some of our other cars which have been family members for over 50 years). Scrapping it causes no problems.
    3. Unfortunately patch...

  • J A Davies21 February 2017

    Declan Many thanks
    Jan I will start to strip out the shocks ASAP Many thanks for the advice
    John

  • W Bretherton21 February 2017

    Nick

    Mine will have a 1275, normal tune, twin SU's. The car came with a 1098CG which was seized solid. I tried everything but one piston wouldn't move - it's still in there despite removing the crank and attacking it within an inch of its life.

    But I wanted a 1275 anyway. I decided that since I didn't have the original 948 I might as well put in what I consider to be the best stock...

  • MARK 2 AH SPRITE - OEW 1961 1275CC

    1961 Mark 2 Austin Healey Sprite in Old English White with a 1275 A series engine. 61,400 miles. An increasingly rare car which has retained much of its originality. Owned by me for the last 13 years during which time it has proved very reliable and great fun to drive. MOT due to expire 28/8/2017. The car was previously owned by Chic Doig (http://www.chicdoig.com/) who sold me the car in...

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