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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:50 pm

Good Call.

We will have to see what steps the insurance brokers/providers/companies adopt to cover themselves for claims on non inspected cars, early days yet.


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Post by manny » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:52 pm

Good day

It's with a heavy heart that i have decided to put this for sale...i only have a for sale note in the window ..

So if you know some one after a rolling road project ...drop me a pm

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Post by manny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:54 pm

Good day all,

today i used the GTE to take some rubbish to the tip, spent 15 mins dumping the rubbish and 30 mins talking to strangers\staff about the car and memories they had :) so going to keep it and see it worked on....i think i have a leak from the rear of the engine..probably a core plug no doubt...

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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:48 pm

manny wrote:
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today i used the GTE to take some rubbish to the tip, spent 15 mins dumping the rubbish and 30 mins talking to strangers\staff about the car and memories they had :)
Last year I had to take a lot of stuff to the tip using the Yellow Peril, when I had a change of rented garage, and the same thing happened, I spent far more time talking to people about the car, than actually dumping rubbish :lol:


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Post by manny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:59 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:48 pm
manny wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:54 pm
today i used the GTE to take some rubbish to the tip, spent 15 mins dumping the rubbish and 30 mins talking to strangers\staff about the car and memories they had :)
Last year I had to take a lot of stuff to the tip using the Yellow Peril, when I had a change of rented garage, and the same thing happened, I spent far more time talking to people about the car, than actually dumping rubbish :lol:
Roger...your cars look very nice...mine is at the other end of the spectrum!!....but it still got a ' beautiful car...' comment...its hideous!



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Post by manny » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:17 pm

Good day

after a non starting episode since my last post , i diagnosed it as a failed Lumention module...so when the new once arrived yesterday it was fitted this morning...and it fired up..phew!..
Today i also used a timing light for the very first time..yes really :shock:
The timing mark and indicator have me perplexed, i adjusted the idle-dizzy by ear for the smoothest idle...but as below the mark and indicator are waaay off..??it's very steady where it is ...
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Any attempt to adjust the mark towards the indicator..makes the car unhappy....

Brrrr?

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Post by philhoward » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:39 pm

Do you have a timing light with an adjustment on it? I’ve seen some where you can “dial in” an offset.


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Post by manny » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:46 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Do you have a timing light with an adjustment on it? I’ve seen some where you can “dial in” an offset.
Good day Phil

no..this was second hand fiver special....
I understood the TDC on No1 lead should just indicate where the marker should be seen? looks i need to do some more reading up..

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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:07 pm

That doesn’t look like it’s on no1 lead?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:09 pm

Did you remember to disconnect the vacuum advance and plug the tube, while you were setting the timing?


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Post by manny » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:22 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:07 pm
That doesn’t look like it’s on no1 lead?
i had it in on the front left lead as you face the engine bay..



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Post by manny » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:24 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
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Did you remember to disconnect the vacuum advance and plug the tube, while you were setting the timing?
i did not remember....as i did not know to be honest..would it make that much difference at idle?...still reading up on how to use it.



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Post by Old and Slow » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:23 pm

IIRC Vacuum at idle could add 12 - 15 degrees advance, as there's a fairly high level of vacuum with the throttle closed.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:11 pm

Yes. apologies for the late reply, as Philip says vacuum advance increases with vacuum rather than revs - if you give the engine more throttle (ie revs) the vacuum drops to a low figure, whereas with a closed throttle it will be quite high, so it's more accurate to disconnect the vac adv tube and plug it (so you don't get an air leak) while you're setting the timing.


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