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Post by manny » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:42 pm

Good day all,

before i slap the tank in -is it worth getting a drain plug added? has anyone bothered with adding one?

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Post by Corky » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:56 pm

Personally I wouldn’t bother. Just an added failure point imho.


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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 pm

Corky wrote:
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Personally I wouldn’t bother. Just an added failure point imho.
Tend to agree, except if the car has an iffy fuel cap and lives out side most of it's life. I'm not conviced that the water doesn't enter via the key slot, through the lock barrel and into the tank, I have a WASO with the small flip over flap as opposed to the sliding shutter which 'might' be better at keeping weather out?

if you do fit a drain put it in a front corner so you can acces it with tank in situ and jack car up to get most out

PS I've not investiagted how much if any water is in the tank after 25+years, probably get a fear if I did?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Alan SS1 wrote:
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PS I've not investiagted how much if any water is in the tank after 25+years, probably get a fear if I did?
Mine had loads - it's over a decade now since I changed it, so I can't remember exactly, but it was between 2 and 4 litres - no wonder I had running issues! :shock:


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Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Alan SS1 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:05 pm
PS I've not investiagted how much if any water is in the tank after 25+years, probably get a fear if I did?
Mine had loads - it's over a decade now since I changed it, so I can't remember exactly, but it was between 2 and 4 litres - no wonder I had running issues! :shock:
only issue I have is pump re-filling the carb if it sits for a week or so, seems to evaporate from bowl (or possibly leak, I'm working on the former as don't see any obvious leak path :wink: )
oh well then another winter project then, :roll:
But I have a feeling that the liquid level is above the sender, usually I manage to get the yellow light to be ON as get to last week's of summer, but rubbish weather in last weeks in September meant SWAMBO wouldn't play . . . .. (bring back the 25year Tax free rule??? and I know it's no happening :( )


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Post by manny » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks all,

none the wiser about the plug...i think better drainage and maybe mod on the cap is better - ...winter draws on ...said the vicar!!

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Post by manny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:30 pm

Good day
...well got the tank back in , took about an hour..used my electric pump to prime the bowl...does it start?? Hell noooo

Will investigate, but looks like lack of spark at the moment!!...here ...we..go again

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Post by manny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 pm

Turns out the non starting was due to the kingpin lead not fully home in the dizzy ..so we are back in action :D :D



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:59 pm

at least it was something simple!


I break stuff...... :w

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Post by manny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Dcrosby13 wrote:
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at least it was something simple!
...like it's owner :D



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:43 pm

:lol:


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Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:16 pm

manny wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Turns out the non starting was due to the kingpin lead not fully home in the dizzy ..so we are back in action :D :D
school boy error ? but to be fair getting the plug leads on is a bit of an art?
I prefer to remove the whole thing!! what with working by touch easy to get it mixed up and makes sure correct lead in correct hole, no sniggering at back


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Post by manny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:32 pm

Alan SS1 wrote:
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manny wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:49 pm
Turns out the non starting was due to the kingpin lead not fully home in the dizzy ..so we are back in action :D :D
school boy error ? but to be fair getting the plug leads on is a bit of an art?
I prefer to remove the whole thing!! what with working by touch easy to get it mixed up and makes sure correct lead in correct hole, no sniggering at back
Well..i had not used the car since it was parked up for tank removal..only bit of work i carried out was the carb clean- so dizzy\coil\amp\leads were not touched...but ( my fault) i ordered a set of leads that had straight connectors at the dizzy end and not 90 degree ones...so getting these on was more of a challenge !!..but was in the right order..



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Post by manny » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:07 am

Good day,

happy to report i have no fuel leaks :D ..
now then ..a school boy question ...i know how to adjust the clutch..how do i actually know when the clutch is properly adjusted....
When i replaced the fork widget thingy my clutch is now back to a low biting point and on\off operation - as it was before my garage adjusted it...
Do i simply adjust it by trial and error on how it feels.. or is there a proven process?

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Post by Alan SS1 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:37 pm

manny wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:07 am
Good day,

happy to report i have no fuel leaks :D ..
now then ..a school boy question ...i know how to adjust the clutch..how do i actually know when the clutch is properly adjusted....
When i replaced the fork widget thingy my clutch is now back to a low biting point and on\off operation - as it was before my garage adjusted it...
Do i simply adjust it by trial and error on how it feels.. or is there a proven process?

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no idea if correct but ours has about three mm of travel when you pull the outer cable AWAY from the bulkhead (ie open the bonnet and make sure there is a wee bit of free play, you don't want it 'wringing' tight ! )
but maybe min ehas had teh spring operation reversed, can't remember , but I do know th eclutch pedal is higher than th ebrake pedal by a fe inches, suits me as I can then tuck the left foot below clutch pedal on long runs. The throttle pedl is few inches lower than brake , but only as I bent it to be further away, again to make more comfort on long runs , still enough travel to get FULL throttle :wink:


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