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hardhatharry last won the day on July 1 2020

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  1. Disappointed....... had a shiny but old stock fancy rocker cover for the Spit. Dug it out from its hiding place and spent a hour polishing it. Then I noticed it didnt have a breather pipe spigot, hmmmm. Dug out a standard Spit rocker and measured, grrrrr it looks like an A series rocker, it was sold to me as a Spit one but it was quite a while ago now.
  2. Onto the problem of the fuel not arriving at the carbs. Off with the tank and undid the pipe which goes into the tank. The pipe was really hard to get out but after a few taps with a rubber mallet out it came. Gave the pipe a good clean and then cleared with an airline, all seemed well. Next I connected a slave tank to the feed from the tank to the carbs. Car started fine with this setup, so put it all back together and connected up the feed from the tank to the carbs and hey presto, all working. Strange one I'm assuming removing the pipe from the tank must have removed the blockage. VID_20210805_125537.mp4
  3. Hi all anyone got a clue what to do to prep and fit a new rocker cover cork gasket to the Spit? Google has lots of conflicting advice
  4. will these fit a 1500 spitfire? • rim size: 5.5J x 13" • fitment: bolt-on with 4 wheel nuts wheel PCD is 4 x114.3
  5. quite happy to pay to save a great deal of time, messing and mess of trying to fill the carb pots using a tiny funnel and a litre of oil
  6. Well I bet you all had a sleepless night wondering if all the tinkering with the carbs worked. It did!!!! no leaks... I took the filters off to make such there wasn't any leaks on the inlet. VID_20210804_170555.mp4
  7. Its SAE20 for SU, Stromberg and Zenith https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363357898258
  8. Love it when suppliers think about usability when supplying a product and provide a container to make the job easier to use and store. Received today, chucked in and ready to start
  9. Love it when suppliers think about usability when supplying a product and provide a container to make the job easier to use and store.
  10. Anyone know how much oil goes into the carb pots? SU HS4 1 1/2
  11. Ordered parts from swg96 on eBay on Sunday night and arrived today, all original parts, highly recommended so back on the carbs. Instead of fitting the nytrol rubber o ring and washer I am fitting brass olives which are better for E10 fuel, parts supplied by Rob Turner (ignore the washer in the picture). Using some advise from Rob I also dekinked the jet pipes by fitting a rod down the tube pouring boiling water over the pipes still they were soft then pouring cold on it not 100% but much better than before and serviceable. I also reduced the pipes by 3mm which produced a much straighter route on the pipe Started to put them back on the Spit but then remembered I forgot to change the float bowl gasket. And then back on the car The gas arrived today too so more welding coming soon....
  12. eeeekkkkkk!!!!!! I didn't realise I have had them ages.
  13. Just glad to have found the correct bowl that works with the PL700s and the spit
  14. After yesterdays minor disaster time to dig out the grinders and welder and get rid of some rot..... The hinge boxes are rather rotten and after deluding myself they could be repaired I took the plunge and bought a set of new (to me) hinge boxes.. So making sure I marked up the position of the old hinge boxes off they came... The cross member looks like someone set about it with a hammer a some point and has more ripples than the pacific ocean... Welder out and on goes the new set Something that I never thought would happen when I bought my welder many years ago I bought the largest drum of wire that would fit in the welder and I was never in any danger of using it....prior to buying a spitfire.... now I have to buy a new drum its all gone (luckily I had a small 1Kg drum I bought as backup) and I have rang out of gas.......again. Anyway finished but time was running out and I stuck the bonnet back on and put her back in the garage, all day of a job but worth it. Didn't find that carb nut today either.
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