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  • Nick and Cherry Scoop20 June 2021

    Same to you and Lois, Gary. Our very best wishes.

  • William Revit20 June 2021

    Art
    If the idle mixture is too lean, either by adjustment or an air leak, the result will be the hotter it gets the faster it'll idle

    willy

  • Art Pearse20 June 2021

    Thanks for all your comments. I'm trying to fathom the influence of temperature!

  • Steve Gyles20 June 2021

    I had similar a few years ago although not such a high idle rpm. I sorted it by increasing the spring tension on the ends of the throttle butterfly shafts.

    Steve

  • Ray Rowsell20 June 2021

    Nigel and Mike,
    Thanks for your thoughts. The filters are currently on the bench but I have attached a picture as requested. I looked at the Watford ones but they are only 1" thick, whereas mine are 1.5".
    Mike, that's a very kind offer but don't worry. I am sure I can source something locally. Apologies for brevity but I hate using my mobile for browsing.
    Cheers, Ray

  • L B Rose20 June 2021

    Thanks folks. I used the other Les' method and one came out but the other fractured. Half the head is still there so I might get a claw hammer under it. As expected the plate is now even tattier, but at least I can get another one.

    Les

  • G Lazarus20 June 2021

    Hi Nick, great to hear from you and to see an image of Cherry. I'm another convert to Rainex and also their anti fog for the inside of the screen. Like you, I don't tend to comment here so much these days, though do look in fairly often. Best regards to you and Laura.

  • William Revit20 June 2021

    I use the claw part of a builder's claw hammer, just lightly/carefully tap it in under the rivet from the end is usually enough to lift the pin a bit, give it a wriggle about then spin the hammer around 1/2 a turn onto a couple of old icecream sticks placed along either side of the stampings and lever the pin out--works for me--they're not very tight just awkward to get hold of

    willy

  • Mike Howlett20 June 2021

    I, like Greybeard, have never liked RainX. Maybe I don't use it properly. I always replace my wiper blades with Halfords own brand refills. The shortest they sell are 16" but they cut down easily and perform well.
    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/wiper-blades/halfords-r03-wiper-blade-refill---16in-321323.html

  • paulh420 June 2021

    This is what it should look like on the back for a 68 to 72. If the plastic tube for the ignition warning light is missing and you can't jury-rig something you might have to get another tach, for the tube at least.

    However there are 2-wire insulated claw-fitting bulb holders such as 37H5181 (image) that should fit a plain hole like the one for the night-time illumination. But the plasti...

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