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by Tinker man
Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues

Hi Pete, good to hear from you. timing set with strobe and vac removed. hear what you are saying on the timing marks. will have a go at cleaning up the dizzy at the weekend. additive, not sure i will use any as i ran my MGB without for years and a fair few miles with no issues :w new carb (complete ...
by Tinker man
Wed May 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues

So true Phil. Thanks for your continued encouragement. After cleaning the jets I should have blown through the carb body too. Anyway, the car runs. And is drivable. I am so relieved. Plus enjoying learning lots about the new acquisition. Some new basic parts replaced is no bad thing also. Next job r...
by Tinker man
Wed May 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues

Well. Hunting you say? Rough as a bag of spanner’s on idle? Impossible to drive? Not anymore. Lesson of the week. When you have an idling issue then check then check then clean and clean again the idle jets. :roll: Runs sweet as a nut. New carb and bits still going to be fitted, but she drives a tre...
by Tinker man
Tue May 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues

Thanks Phil and Philip. Vac advance seems to work ok. So that is hopefully one issue off the list. But the carb surges/hunts on tick over by about 600/700rpm in a nice cycle. From tick over set at about 700 when it behaves to as low as 400 and up to 1000. Like the anti stall is doing its thing. I as...
by Tinker man
Tue May 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance

thanks Phil,

probably about right then. will still give it all a good clean. what could possibly go wrong?

Ian.
by Tinker man
Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance

Hi RA, i removed a plug yesterday and the plug is red! i have seen on the web that this can sometimes be caused bu fuel additives, which the PO was doing. i have tried the changing the mixture screws but to no avail. tonight i will try the start up from cold and see if that improves anything as the ...
by Tinker man
Tue May 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues
Replies: 14
Views: 493

mechanical advance/surge/hunt issues

good morning all, just a quick question if i may (i have had a day off from pestering you). i have a terrible hunting on idle problem and i have been going down a mental list of things to check. part of this process has led me to checking the advance mechanism. i have vacuum and the plate moves, but...
by Tinker man
Sun May 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

Thanks. So blocked jet cloned and float bowl. Now squirting both sides. Cleaned all other jets and blown air line through. Put back together. No air leak now when spray with cleaner. Pig tail is fine. Runs lots better and donee a 5 mike run and it behaved. Will get braver tomorrow and go bit further...
by Tinker man
Sun May 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

Also, if I may ask yet another possibly stupid question... On removal of carb I notice that when I pull the throttle linkage only fuel is spraying into the right hand choke as I look from the front of the car. These carbs are supposed to fuel together aren’t they? Not primary and secondary. So I thi...
by Tinker man
Sun May 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

Some news. Wiring swapped over and she starts ok. But still hesitant when accelerator pressed until she has picked up a few revs. So spray some carb cleaner round base. Engine picks up couple of hundred revs when prolonged spray at the back. Gave nuts a little tweak ( :shock: ) but to no avail. So w...
by Tinker man
Sat May 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

What I like about this forum is the free will of people helping out. What I don’t like is the fact that I make myself look so stupid to so many. Thanks very much guys. I. Will have another go tomorrow. I am sure that’s going to make a difference.... cheers Rebel. And Phil I will check the hoses and ...
by Tinker man
Sat May 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

Thank you Phil. Don’t kno w what I would do without you😀 I will go round those as you suggest. One thing for certain it is getting worse. At least it’s not due to me wiring things up wrong then. Dare not use it now. Hopefully will be something simple. By the way whilst thinking about what this could...
by Tinker man
Sat May 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

Hi gents, Not sure if I should post here on a technical thread, but here goes. Taken car for a run and fine until it’s warmed up. When hot she doesn’t want to tick over, runs lumpy at low revs and doesn’t want to pick up from idle, bearing in mind auto this is an issue and in fact car stalls. I can ...
by Tinker man
Fri May 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

You will never guess.

Twin stainless cherry bomb attached to cologne V6. Attached to standard gearbox.

Goes very nicely...... just don’t rag it and it’s a lot of fun. :D
by Tinker man
Fri May 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6a USM 99T
Replies: 53
Views: 3081

SE6a USM 99T

and its very much appreciated. iPhone certainly improves the paint job...

in reality its filthy and multi coloured!

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