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Re: backfire

Post by » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:08 pm

I like the idea of the electronic conversion. Mine is a practical used vehicle - it should look and feel 'right' - but it doesn't always have to be original in every way!

I will investigate. New plugs are on order - I forget they simply don't last as long.


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Re: backfire

Post by Fossil » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:47 pm


Sorry that you didn't make it to Peebles, we were looking out for you. It was a good day.


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Re: backfire

Post by » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:24 pm

thought I had sent you an email to let you know the car simply wasn't running well enough to risk driving down. Still backfiring - another suggestion may be to fit a new set of plug leads... anyone do them made up with caps etc?

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Re: backfire

Post by Stan Thomas » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Best and cheapest way is to make up your own leads - as its a very simple job as you can buy copper cored H.T. lead by the metre, and six plug caps of your choice.

The engine will start immediately as you don't have to wait for the electric to go through the new H.T. lead as it comes pre-filled with electric from the manufacturers.

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Re: backfire

Post by mickeytwonames » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:50 pm

Can support anything from Jolley Engineering - Great man and a fine guitarist

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Re: backfire

Post by grahamemmett » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:57 pm

Any progress Tom?
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Northwich, Cheshire
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DB18 1949 LCV522 (Yes that one with the P100s)
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Re: backfire

Post by » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:58 am

some improvement. fitted new plugs, I have changed one of the plug leads which was dodgy and checked the contact gap. I think it improves if I turn the advance retard to the left (just to underline my ignorance since the markings are no longer legible I dont know which that is!) . My next step will be to check the carb - it is probably 40 years since I last did this for myself! Plenty guidance on utube etc no doubt.

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