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Engine woes. ! !

Sydsmith
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Sydsmith » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:17 pm

Great job on that carb conversion Al, looks very original even if we do know different, can't wait to get my HV4 on my 15 now, but building work has stopped play for a bit.

Great to hear you are on the mend hope, they get it under control for you, despite the moans and groans our NHS is second to none.

BTW we are on page 14 have not counted the entries but must be heading for a record.

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:09 pm

Ha,Ha, Sid, never gave it a thought !
Done about 400 miles in all since the re- built re- build, with the last say 50 odd miles with the new SU fitted, I have to say, it’s a real pleasure to drive , not that it hasn’t always been, but she just feels different altogether, I would recommend this conversion to all LA11 owners , and never thought I’d say that !!
Special thanks must go to my mate Mark, who kindly produced the Inlet Adaptor, it looks and indeed is, very professionally made .
It allowed me to utilise the original Air Silence and this was the bit that I really was concerned about, as fitting one of those Pancake Air Cleaners would have been an easier option, but it just wouldn’t have looked right.

Best wishes, Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by John-B » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:40 pm

Sydsmith wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:17 pm
BTW we are on page 14 have not counted the entries but must be heading for a record.
Maybe for this forum, but on the archive forum monkey (Kevin Monk) had a topic with 24 pages and 349 posts with almost daily photos of his Dart restoration. The red car which is a very early RHD was bought by Paul Chamberlain. Neither are members of this forum.

Also marcmears (Marc Mears) who had a topic with 38 pages and 411 posts for his SP250 restoration including photos. He is a member of this forum (as Marc Mears) but hasn't posted much, presumably he did a good job on his car!

Most of the photos on the archive forum were posted through photobucket which stopped displaying them unless you started paying a sub, but both topics still show them.

I set up the Technical Articles forum expecting long topics describing restorations in detail day by day, but it hasn't happened, apart from adding a huge number of Wilf Stephens' articles.

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Hi Chaps, this may? be the final chapter of my Engine Woes hopefully, so I thought that I would put some photos of it now it’s finished😊😊
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Hope you like it 😊😊😊

Cheers Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by John Hitchins » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:34 pm

Glad you home Al, that engine is a work of art. I hope that temp sensor works this time, well done.

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks John, yes gradually recovering thanks, thought that I would spend some time giving the Engine a bit of a polish, !,


CheersAl 😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by NickDeAth » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:04 pm

Well done All, worth all the effort.
"Nick - do you think you will ever put that old car back together again?"

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:48 pm

Hi , quick update, didn’t like the Plastic Piston Damper so purchased a “Propper “ one with a Brass knurled knob from Burlen Carburettors.
Still experimenting with Fuel mixture , seem’s to need very little choke when starting from cold,, if I weaken the mixture any more by means of the adjusting Nut, then the Engine starts to “Hunt” ,so just contacted Burlens again, and they have suggested fitting a “Weaker” Needle, which I have just ordered, be interesting to see if this works .
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cheers Al 😊😊

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Simon Hyslop » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:58 pm

Truthfully, the black phenolic cap had caught my eye as the only out of place item but it seemed churlish to write about it. Well done for ordering the proper job, another bit of brass to polish!
On the subject of the mixture, I have found that with a separate mixture control and hand throttle, only a short burst of mixture increase is necessary for a decent engine to start and once going, the increase in engine speed by the hand throttle is all that is needed to keep it running. However, it may require a bit of choke momentarily if called upon while still cold to do some real work.
It will be interesting to hear how the weak needle performs, next chapter to add some more pages !

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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:54 pm

Hi, well the “Weaker” Needle arrived today and has duly been fitted, not used the Colour-tune yet, but my nose tells me that the mixture now “ Smells” about right, took the Lanch out for a Ten mile test run and the “Weaker” Needle does not seem to have any detrimental effect on performance .

Cheers Al 😊😊

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