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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 2008 S197 airbag recalls
    I got mine today but is it worth bothering with?? It will be a right pain to take it and then go back to pick it up. I won't use buses now....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    I have that strong HC smell with my car. It has an Edelbrock Performer plus cam which I don't think is too wild but it is a very old grind and I think there is better around now. I've been told to try about 5% methanol with the petrol so I will initially buy some from the local model shop and give it...
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  • Had you previously dipped the oil and found it to be full then after 1200 miles dipped it again to find it had used this oil. It could have been that it was not topped up correctly from new, although it should have been. Top it up correctly now and then check again after say 500 miles. If it is burning...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to ACproblem S550 GT
    Most AC systems have a low gas pressure warning sensor that switches off the AC pump to prevent it being damaged running without gas. I suspect your sensor might be faulty. To test the AC clutch (with the engine off) pull the plug for it and you then just need to take a lead from the positive of the...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    I've always used Hylomar around the waterways but I think any good gasket sealer should work. A bit around each inlet track shouldn't hurt either but don't put it on too thick.While you are doing the gasket fit checks put some blue tac on the ends where the cork seal goes and see how close the manifold...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Sunday drive
    I decided to take the 65 to a clay shoot near Reigate yesterday. The exit I wanted off the M25 was closed so we had an unexpected detour via Leatherhead. The only problem is the greenies complaining about the petrol smell. I think all classic cars do this now with the cr@p modern fuel. I am wondering...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Man down
    Thanks for the update Peter. It sounds like some progress and lets all hope this progress continues as rapidly as possible.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 1966 Heater blower - no power at fuse
    I have a 65 and the fuse block is on the door side of the drivers footwell. These have rather peculiar wiring. There are two power feeds to this block, the black/yellow wire is constant power from the battery side of the starter solenoid. There is also a power feed from the ignition switch when it is...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    David,

    You definitely have a big vacuum leak somewhere and it sounds like you have found it. Please do the gasket fitting checks I mentioned earlier in this thread otherwise you could just waste your time. If the gaskets are not lining up over the ports then you will never get a seal. Another...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Silencers for 331 Stroker
    I've got the 2" version of these on my car and they are a nice compromise between volume, droning and V8 sound.

    http://www.americanmotorfactors.com/...ler_H3017.html
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Man down
    I don't know Chris but I pass on my best wishes for a speedy recovery. That is a horrible thing to happen....
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  • I have a manual choke carb on mine and you don't really need the choke much unless its a really cold day.You should find you can do a couple of pumps on the throttle and then crank the motor. As it fires catch it on the throttle and hold it for about 30 seconds then it will idle but will be a bit lumpy...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    Off idle stumble can also be a symptom of the primary butterfly being too far up the transfer slot. In this situation there is not enough slot left to bring a smooth transition to the main jets flowing. If you get the idle sorted and a bit more vacuum this issue should go away. If it still persists...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Hipo conundrum
    David, I would recommend removing the carb and looking at where the butterfly is relative to the transfer slots. If there is a lot of transfer slot showing then the adjustment screws won't have much effect. A way around this with a 4 barrel carb is to open the secondary throttles a little, say 1/3 -...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Would you have the vaccine?
    If you are not in the high risk group and not going out a lot and taking reasonable precautions like me I think I am going to wait until a good few people have had the vaccine and there are no sudden issue cropping up. I was in the MoD and went to some war zones. I was offered all the vaccines given...
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  • Now is a good time to do the inlet manifold whilst the water is drained. The only pain is that you have to remove the dizzy so make sure the engine is set on its timing marks before you remove it and make a mark on the dizzy case where the rotor arm needs to be. You can then set it back accurately where...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Brake proportioning valve - adjustment
    I read an article about disc brakes on early Mustangs in Car and Driver and there it was mentioned that the pedal effort on the unpowered brake system was quite high. I have ended up with a 9 inch servo on my car which gives a very modern feel to the brakes. It was not difficult to install either. I...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to E10 Fuel Compatability
    I think a lot depends on how someone keeps a classic car. If you want 100% originality you are facing quite a challenge but for me I like to include some modern stuff to improve the driving experience. I binned the mechanical fuel pump back in the 90's when I had a couple of repop ones fail after only...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Brake proportioning valve - adjustment
    Most of the conversion kits come with a proportioning valve. The rear larger master cylinder bowl should feed the front discs and the front bowl the rear. The proportioning valve lowers the hydraulic pressure to the rear drum brakes to stop them locking before the front discs. Despite discs being more...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to more room
    Take it easy John, those rolls of felt are also awkward when on a ladder, they seem to want to swing in every direction but the one you want to go in. It was hard work for me today also, lifting all those full pints of beer at the pub!!...
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