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Engine woes. ! !

Sydsmith
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Sydsmith » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:57 am

Apart from Burlens there seems to be a real problem with HV2 and HV4.

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:35 am

Morning Syd, yes it’s very frustrating, I may have to seek an alternative, but I would much prefer to try and keep somewhere nearer to original if possible .

Cheers Alm :D

Phillmore
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by Phillmore » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:57 am

You say you think it's running rich Al, why not check the plugs after a good run and check the electrode colour?
Andy

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

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:36 am

Hi Syd, funny you should say that, just about to do exactly that. having done a circa 50 mile run yesterday .😊
Will let you know the result later 😀😀

Cheers Al :D

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Hi Syd, well I’m afraid that their all Black , which confirms my suspicions that the Solex Carb Just has to go !!

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Although they are not “Sooty”, they are also not the nice Greyish/ Brown colour that one comes to expect from a well tuned Engine, this only compels me to fit an SU .
I have been offered ( Hopefully ) an SU that was originally fitted to a Lanchester LA 14, but not certain at this time as to whether the mounting Flange is compatible with the LA 11 Inlet Manifold, will just have to wait and see .......

Cheers Al

JT7196
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Re: Engine woes. ! !

Post by JT7196 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:12 pm

Hi Chaps, have just purchased an HS2 SU Carburettor , and am now in the process of making an adaptor, as the Flange on the HS2 is Vertical rather than the HV2 which of course is Horizontal, I came to this decision as the HV2 SU does not seem to be available anywhere ! !
Nice to be able to get the Pillar Drill in operation again, and also good to “Hone” my skills with the Hand Files!
Will place some more pictures on here as the process unfolds 😃😃😃
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Cheers Al 😀

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