Fun and Games......................

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theoldman
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Fun and Games......................

Post by theoldman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:43 pm

On the way to (and back from!) the post office today, the old girl was farting and popping like a good 'un.

Ah, timing has slipped, thinks I.

5 minute job............................er......................

Vernier control seized solid. Points gap 0.0000001 inch...........................

Out with the dizzy. Clamp seized also and rotor "Dry'z a bone". This had caused wear on the contact heel and hence the narrow (almost non existent) gap.

Anyway, clamp and vernier freed off with Plus Gas, rotor lubricated with semi - liquid grease, points re - set to 15 thou, dizzy reinstalled and re - timed.

Runs like a burglar now. (swift and silent)

5 minute job took an hour and a half......................

So interested with the bodywork I completely ignored the most basic mechanical things! Tomorrow the carburettor and a new set of plugs!!

Neil
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Re: Fun and Games......................

Post by Phillmore » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:14 am

Isn't it always the way with these 'old uns' Neil?! Have you tackled that manifold yet? ;)
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Fun and Games......................

Post by theoldman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:18 am

No, Andy, not brave enough this week!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Fun and Games......................

Post by Phillmore » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:21 am

Get those spanners from Halfords! They make the impossible almost possible :D
Andy

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Re: Fun and Games......................

Post by Geoff Douglas » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:29 pm

Andrew

Do you mean those ratchet spanners with the adjustable angle ring end? Yes, the impossible (almost) possible and the possible easy and even fast. Amazing!

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Re: Fun and Games......................

Post by Phillmore » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:35 pm

Yes Geoff the angled metric ring spanners. I do rate a lot of Halford's tools and they are guaranteed for life. I couldn't see any other way to attach and tighten up the Conquest manifold nuts without them although obviously it has been accomplished before.
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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