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  1. Delbert

    Dcoe Balancing

    No have not fitted a throttle stop but I will look into what a throttle stop is like and how to fit one
  2. Delbert

    Dcoe Balancing

    just reporting back after having a go yesterday found that by just trying to adjust via the screw as shown and suggested in photos above, that this resulted only by increasing more air in carb 2 as mentioned above in my first question, that was registering 5 on synchrometer, it would not adjust down to carb 1 reading of 4 on synchrometer, so found that the only way to get carbs to run at the same readings 5 in this case was to adjust air bypass screws on carb 1 to register 5 on synchrometer the same as carb 2. so i now have both carbs running at the same readings and ticking over rock steady at 1000 rpm. checked condition of plugs once they were adjusted via mixture screws, and they seem like they are fine by the colour of them, took for a run and all seems well, so hopefully appy days ! !
  3. Delbert

    Dcoe Balancing

    Ok thanks sorry if I seem to be a bit thick but where should the float level be and how do you adjust if nesscesary.
  4. Delbert

    Dcoe Balancing

    Thanks for info colr6 will give that a go and hopefully they will be in balance with each other. Still can't get it in my head why in classic Ford they are saying to adjust the air screw to balance if the above method is all that is needed
  5. Delbert

    Dcoe Balancing

    Hi Guys Been checking over the engine whilst car is off road for winter eg the plugs which were found to be running really rich. Also checked balance of twin 40's and found slight difference carb 1 which feeds cylinders 1&2 is reading 4 on synchrometer and carb 2 which feeds cylinders 3&4 is reading 5 on synchrometer so hence need to read the same as I've never balanced carbs before and reading the latest copy of classic Ford it's says to unlock the air bypass and adjust plus I think the tickover will need readjusting is this correct when both carbs are reading 4 on synchrometer can anyone tell me if this is correct and all that is needed to be done in order to balance carbs. Also when adjusting the mixture screws I assume the tickover adjustment will need adjusting as well. Also thinking about checking ignition timing think I'm running 12 degree btdc but not sure if I alter this would this have an effect on the above hence needing further adjustment again
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    thanks for replies guys, reason for asking is that i had some vinyl stickers made up years and years ago for some reason that i cant remember why now, was told what it was at the time by the printer but i never noted it down, but printer now is long gone out of business, ive tried a couple of other printing places but they said they didnt know, perhaps the one i used years ago was really clueded up or i was just lucky they knew or perhaps i was just quoted a name to make them look good but as i never followed it up im still none the wiser whether it was true or not, just felt it would be handy to know just in case it would be useful for any reason at anytime in the future, if you get my drift.
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    Hi All. Does anyone know what the name of the style/font like the names of eg, Times New Roman, Arial Black, Courier, Style/Fonts or what ever its called of the RS Badge is that is used on our Mk1's as shown here, or is this just another one of closely guarded secrets kept by Ford Motor Company. as i can find no info to name of etc etc of this on the web, RS Badge.pdf
  8. Delbert

    Twin 40 Fuel Feed/delivery

    Good call colr6 have tried a different way to start as you suggested and yes result it started on all 4 cylinders, i must have been much to eager in the past to turn the engine over before letting the fuel fill and pressurise the system, it just goes to show yes cars do have there own quarks.
  9. Delbert

    Twin 40 Fuel Feed/delivery

    Thanks for your responses Guys, yes i was assuming what Hotrodmatt stated as being the case, but it does still seem strange to me why theres no way of keeping the pressure even to both carbs when standing say over night, to eliminate the non running on some of the cylinders for a few seconds, where as if its been running during the day and then left say for a couple of hours, it still strarts as if the engine had only been stopped 5 mins previous, perhaps i could run a test to see how long after running it would give the exact start up symptons as experianced when its cold, maybe its only after when a certain amount of fuel is remaining in the filter/reg that causes this, ( wonder if a smaller fuel bowl on filter/reg would cure )
  10. Since fitting twin 40's to my pinto some years ago, which ive never been bothered with until now, ive noticed that when im starting from cold, it always seems to take quite a few seconds before it runs on all 4 cylinders, once fired up it starts fine as you would expect all day long, but leave over night and you get the same again starting from cold that morning and every morning there after, first of all it looked like it was because of lack of fuel in fuel filter/regulator and to the carbs, as fuel can be seen filling up the filter/reg once ign is turned on and pump starts to run ( possibly running back in the fuel line me thought when left standing ) so i fitted an inline non return valve, just before fuel enters the filter/reg which is mounted right next to carbs, but has made no difference, ( filter/reg still drains back when stands over night ) have checked non return valve and alll seems ok with that, have seen that on most twin carb set ups that fuel line is fed into a Tee Type union into the carb that feeds nos 1 & 2 cylinders then runs to carb feeding nos 3 & 4 cylinders, and some feeds are run the opposite direction 3 & 4 first then ! & 2. mine runs 1 & 2 first, but i dont think this makes any difference as to curing my problem, ( unless someone knows better than me ) was thinking would it make any difference if i were to feed the fuel via a Tee fitting to the fuel line that connects the carbs together, ie fit a right angle fuel union at each carb, instead of the normal Tee and right angle unions that are used in the above set ups, ( reason behind the thinking is that possibly the carbs would both be fed at the same time and rate of flow, rather that one having to fill first and then run to the other ) or is there something else not quite right with my set up or am i missing something. thanks in advance Guys.
  11. Delbert

    Dip stick and tube

    Hi all I'm having to replace the dip stick and tube on my pinto I've just bought the dip stick and tube from Burton's but was wondering if anyone has fitted one of these before and can give advice as to how to fit correctly or are they a pain to fit bearing in mine that the engine is still in the bay, all I can see so far is that it looks like I need to remove the carbs first to give good access, and by looking at the new tube it just looks like it's a push fit, and do you need to use any sealant as well, what tools would be ideal to use to fit the tube thanks in advance
  12. Delbert

    Are you kidding me

    Couldnt make this show but a friend of mine had the same 1hour 10mins to get in and 1hour 45mins to get out, hes said he would never go again and was lucky he never boiled over, not like the yank he had next to him, i also think that £14 50 is a lot to pay to get in and makes one hell of a profit, wouldnt even mind if at least some of it went to charity, but if your looking to go to a show with easy entry and easy exit then look here although some of you may have received flyers on this show at barleylands, where every penny goes to Macmillan Essex Nurses, only £5 per car no matter how many is in car, plus a full programme of entertainment thoughout the day, so come on a register please, also advertised on the events shows page, where all other info can be found.
  13. Yes Your Right its in Deepest Essex not far from Sarfend LOL, yes we have loads of space for any amount of cars for an Old Skool Ford Club Stand if Old Skool Ford Members would like.
  14. Hi All, We are now in our 5th year running, and back again for another show our 2nd year running at The Pegasus Country Club, Last year saw a total of 160 cars on show and hoping for more this year,, plus lots of other attactions for the ladies and children, so a real Family Event, plus a full program of entertainment throughout the day, see our website all proceedes are going to The Macmillan Charity again, after we raised £1055 last year which paid for 39 hours of nursing care, so hoping to do better this year, please see attachment for Flyer and Registration Form and Links to our Website, where all other info can be found not only on this years event but from previous shows we have held, so come on and register and support us on the day thanks. https://www.corringham-classic-car-show.com/ Pegasus Car-Show-Flyer-Application (3).pdf
  15. Delbert

    HT Leads

    Thanks colr6, where would the best place be to buy these NGK Leads for a pinto, as ive looked on the web but cant seem to find any, as it now seems logical to me to fit them as they are surely designed to run with their own plugs, as im already running NGK Plugs,