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ALLAN R
ALLAN R
MOCGB Paid Member
Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Joined: 12-09-2014
Location: Dartford Kent
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Project Daily 69
    Glad your back. I thought you were having difficulty posting with the new forum or had gone over to the Facebook dark side. That's a fair quantity of cast iron on the trailer. I am not sure what the collective noun is for a group of engines but no doubt they will come in useful to make a good one or...
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  • ALLAN R
    started a topic Mallory Ignition Unit

    Mallory Ignition Unit

    Check out how my Mallory Ignition unit blew just before my car was due at the LCC. Fortunately with the help of Ade (P-51) we were able to jury rig the car to work for the show. I bought this unit originally in the USA when on business about 10 years ago. This is the third unit I've had in 10 years....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Lego 67 Mustang
    Its very clever but I fear my lego days are over. I think I would rather spend 120 on a good diecast model
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Another Exhaust Question 🤠
    Read this https://www.bumberas.com/blog/2018/6...h-pipe-exhaust. All this said I don't think there is a lot of difference in practice. I would also say that an H or X pipe will quieten a twin exhaust system over having nothing.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 67 289 follower clatter
    Adjustment depends on the head variant. There is one type of head where the rockers are tightened down to a stop, so can't be adjusted. On others it is a simple adjustment called preload and you need to check on the net how to do this. Essentially the lifter to be adjusted is set on the cam base circle...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Fan/generator belt
    I have the same setup and shredded an alternator belt. As you say in bright daylight my ALT light doesn't show up either and you feel nothing. I drove 50 miles home with no problem in daylight. The car even started again to move it into the garage so I recon it could run for several hours depending...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Fan/generator belt
    Do you have a power steering belt for the water pump. If you only have the one belt the first signs of it breaking without an ALT/GEN light will be the temperature climbing.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Steering geometry?
    Which car do you have? If its a classic the manual is likely giving settings for the old cross ply tyres. On the 65 I have I needed to increase the caster angle by a few degrees to get better self centreing. Also the car should have some toe in, not toe out. Try about 1/8th inch toe in....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Best Timing for 351 Windsor
    I would say that the vacuum does affect performance, especially in part throttle cruising when you are just "loafing" along with the throttle barely open. It will provide the advance needed to burn the fuel when cylinder gas pressures and temperatures are low, and hence the burn rate is low....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Indicator relay unit for LED light units
    I think that these original flasher units require some load (provided by the bulbs) to flash properly. Try it but you might find it won't or the flash rate may change. If you have a unit specifically for LEDs than it will take 2 minutes to change. Mine is on the drivers side cold air vent held in place...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to What's on the easel...
    I love the colours of the autumn foliage. That must be difficult to do to get to look right. What is it that's caused the trees to start devouring the car?
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Best Timing for 351 Windsor
    I think with a total of 36 degrees without vacuum connected that you are in the right ball park. I eventually set mine at 33 degrees total. The stock Ford dizzy I have has two settings on the mechanical side marked 13L and 18L this equates to 13 or 18 degrees dizzy advance that equates to 26 and 36...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Head Work
    Edelbrock, American Muscle and others recommend them for the 289. Trick Flow do smaller combustion chambers but the runners are larger than E street. Also I think Trick Flow are more expensive and focused more on performance than pure street....
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to 289 Head Work
    It sounds like the dead cylinder at idle is sucking excess air through the slack exhaust valve guide making it too lean to fire well at idle. Also my car suffered from the tips of the valves collapsing. I am afraid its a sign of age (miles) and you will need new valves. If you are going this route you...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Carburator Conundrum
    To be honest I would go for the new 570 SA carb. At least your starting with a known quantity.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Seti
    Looking at stuff that only travels at light speed won't work, it will still take forever to get anywhere. You've got to look for warp signatures.
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to New Edelbrock Carb for a Ford 289
    Interesting blurb in the advert about off idle flat spots. That was the trouble I had with the Edelbrock. I fiddled for ages trying to get mine to work better. It always had an off idle flat spot. In the end I gave up and fitted a Holley. It was like I bolted on 20 extra horse power. Seems I wasn't...
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  • ALLAN R
    replied to Edelbrock choke cable.
    Its a bit awkward. I used these, available from a good model shop or here on evil bay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12Pcs-M2-...156cd618c4d4a9...
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  • The exception that proves the rule. Nine times out of ten isolating the current will stop the fire and just leave the smell of melting old plastic but I guess if the wires are that far gone then they could be like a tinderbox...
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  • Just as info the dipstick tube on my car is 10 1/2 ins long and the dipstick is 18 1/2 ins long. Don't take this as gospel though because I have never checked if mine is correct to spec. As regards the oil pick up depth I don't know but I do know if it is too close to the bottom of the pan it can cause...
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    Last edited by ALLAN R; 09-02-2019, 08:03 PM.

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