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Rat Rod (mobile timing)

Post by rebel alliance » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:47 pm

Yet another win for points 😀



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Post by adamwilkes » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:59 pm

Points mean prizes :wink:



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Rat Rod (mobile timing)

Post by Gillsfan » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:28 pm

adamwilkes wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:59 pm
Points mean prizes :wink:
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Post by Gillsfan » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:33 pm

Giddy from the ignition success and Richie on a streak of car related good luck, we decided to sort the brakes and clutch. The suspect brake pipe was replaced with a new one and the brakes bled no problem at all. Win one :mrgreen:

Took off the clutch master cylinder and it looked like a refurb was needed, photo below. Stripped and cleaned (bore is perfect), new seals fitted and clutch bled. Looked good from my position underneath the car and felt good from Richies position in the car. Win two :mrgreen:

I've put the vacuum hose in a 'safe place' :oops: I'm going to tidy the garage tomorrow and once I've found the hose I'll try a test drive.......... Fingers crossed.
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Post by rjudcsx » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:39 pm

Your cooking on gas Steve, better go out and buy a Lottery ticket the way things are going :D . Richard .



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Post by Gillsfan » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:22 pm

The good news continues. I took it for a test drive to the petrol station and if you ignore running out of petrol halfway (I knew it didn't have much in but misjudged how little) all is good. The clutch is massively improved, it stops when I push the brake pedal (locks up if I push to hard). Most importantly it started and ran like a dream. I took it the 5 mile trip to Richies for a coffee and back 1/2 later and a 2 mile trip out with the boy to the shop about an hour ago. I'm considering a trip to work in the morning.

I think now that all the cylinders are firing and the timing a staying up he carb could do with setting again, but all in all very happy.
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Post by adamwilkes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:49 pm

Well done you :D


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:42 pm

I'll drink to that :pint


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