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johny

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  1. youve got to have all the PPE on for working on your car these days!
  2. when you look down inside I fill only the smallest diameter (damper tube) you can see. As said anymore just drains away...
  3. Pity as these gearboxes can go downhill pretty fast once they start and if not caught early it can be expensive☹️
  4. If you post a picture of the bits someone might be able to diagnose whats happened and whether further action is required....
  5. Dont suppose its an OD gearbox by any chance?
  6. yes typical of fuel restriction is misfiring as the load (and fuel consumption) of the engine goes up but then runs ok again on tickover. Alternatively something can be floating around in the tank and block the outlet so the engine cuts out which then allows the item to drop off and the engine to run ok until the next time...
  7. Ive measured up one from box of bits at 15/16". Definitely 3 rail but wait for a confirmation...
  8. Maybe the holes for the valves are slightly larger on a repro than original because my valves had to be tapped quite firmly into place with a tube of the right diameter and wont be going anywhere. The fit is that good its why I didnt bother with a gasket either...
  9. Ive just replaced the valves in the original AC fuel pump from my Mk1 Vit. Not a bad job and the difference in the pump operation is night and day. I had to file away the 6 stamp marks that lock in each valve (easy as its alloy) and one then came out very easily as there was access to its reverse side. The other however is harder to get out with levering the only way to do it which of course destroys the valve and it youre not careful marks the alloy body.... It eventually shifted and theres even a paper gasket under each valve! I removed these as its overkill because the new valves tap in very snuggly and, for the same reason, I didnt make new punch marks to hold them in either. Job done!
  10. Jeff, can you now still turn the fan while holding the pulley or are they solidly connected?
  11. my dyno fan has a slot in it to locate on the same key as the pulley. As I explained in the other thread the key was destroyed when trying to remove it so I pinned the pulley and was going to just rely on the shaft nut to clamp the fan in place. However I changed my mind when I started to think about the dynamo being accelerating with the fan free to slip under inertia and made up a little bar to sit in the pulley and fan key ways so transmitting the drive...
  12. johny

    Flat EV

    Dont worry Colin, I reckon when it gets bad everybody will be falling over themselves to do their bit! Just glad I wont be here....
  13. johny

    Flat EV

    Im a pessimist and think things are going to get pretty nasty but thats probably the only way to push action and the upside might be we all have to work together🤔
  14. johny

    Flat EV

    looking online thats not right. According to quite a few sources, annually, human emissions far outweigh those from volcanos, which is quite surprising....
  15. johny

    Flat EV

    you could be right and when it does it'll probably show in the environmental date😳
  16. johny

    Flat EV

    yes but I have given up farting to compensate👍
  17. johny

    Flat EV

    Fraid its the best we can do and anyway were talking piffling amounts of energy for human use compared with what the planet is getting from the sun. The important bit is how much of the suns energy is trapped here and how much is radiated back into space (greenhouse gases)...
  18. johny

    Flat EV

    Any heat produced doesnt matter because the energy used to charge the EV battery should have previously been taken from the environment (sun, hydro, wind) so its a closed cycle rather than adding additional energy to the system by using a fossil fuel....
  19. If its two tanks it gets a bit more complicated! But Clives blowing method should work as long as an assistant places a hand over the second filler to seal it....
  20. That and some of the drivers we've got here😆
  21. no, overheating isnt a particular problem now but Im always open to improvements as you cant have too much cooling capacity can you (assuming the thermostat works as it should of course). Ive thought about the water pump and have even filled the back of its casing with metal epoxy to close the the gap between it and the vanes as much as possible. However as the TR6 and 2.5PI use the same unit I assume its not a limiting factor....
  22. The good news is that I can see us going back to some interesting designs in EVs. Well think about it, the 'fuel' is very cheap and green so no need to worry about every last zero of wind resistance for economy/emissions! They'll be able to have all sorts of lumps n bumps (tail fins again anyone?) just for show😍
  23. yes Ive just taken my 3 position main light switch apart because a spring has failed inside and found the contacts are pretty burnt. This damage plus the broken mechanism means Ive had to convert it into a two position switch so the contact that was used just for the instrument lights now does everything. No big loss but to prevent further damage, especially as theres now even more load on the one set of contacts, I need relays...
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