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  1. I have done the same with handlebars on a motorcycle, they look nice until you fit them and you realise they are totally wrong.
  2. Well I fitted the 13" Springalex, nice looking wheel and nice dish but too small, tried to turn the car around in a town centre and ended up being a 6 point turn. Also before this wheel I tried a deep dish springalex copy for a mk1 escort and on an Anglia it looked awful, dish was too deep Then I tried a Lotus steering wheel from an Elan, nice looking wheel but the dish was not deep enough and failed the controls, I carefully bend the controls to allow for this, then realised I could not get my legs under the wheel so have now sold this. I am now on my 5th attempt to get the right steering wheel to fit an Anglia, 15" with a paddy hopkirk wheel indentical to the one below
  3. I too run naked trumpets without issues, what main jets and air jets are you running Rich ? shouldn't really be spitting back through the carbs if it's running correctly, I do keep a small fire extinguisher near me in the car just in case, make sure it's not a powder extinguiser as they can do more damage to your engine bay than the fire itself. Super Help SH2400 Fire Stop Small Fire Extinguisher
  4. I had the same problem , after a lot of head scratching I worked out that it is not the throttle end that is the problem but it is the fitting that fits to the end of the carb spindle, what you need to do is make up a fitting so the arm on the spindle is half the length and bend the throttle pedal slightly higher than the brake. This should give you full throttle.
  5. After a 5 week break from working on the car I have made really good progress, sorted the carb issue, throttle cable and spigot bush problem
  6. After breaking down and the car wouldn't go into gear suspecting the clutch had broken up, turns out to be the first motion shaft had grabbed hold of the spigot bush because it was made out of the wrong material. (don't use statue bronze) As you can imagine had a right job getting the gearbox separated from the engine , fitted new bush, then had an issue with the throttle linkage not getting full throttle and carb issue. Anyway after purchasing another set of twin 18 40's from a Lotus Cortina, I bolted them on and it ran on 2 cylinders at best, removed and cleaned every part of them finding lots of blockages where they had not been used for years, started engine and balanced and runs really nice now, threw throttle linkage kit in the bin and opted for cable so made a throttle, very difficult to achieve full throttle but I got there in the end. here are some pics, last pic is the standard 1200, all I need to do now is run in the engine for 400 miles then change the oil/filter. Kent fast road cam, bored to 1560, pipercross complete system 4-1 manifold, smaller solid crank pully, Milton 10mm engine mount spacers, diaphragm clutch, 3 core rad and heavy duty big end shells and bolts.
  7. Does anyone have an Anglia throttle pedal that has been modified to take a cable that fits the original pedal box ?
  8. Well the clutch and bush is good now and I don't have rust issues so should be thankful for that, I have got a Weber LP1000 top mount throttle kit to fit but need to modify the pedal to take a cable which is going to be the part that holds me up, unfortunately the original throttle bar hasn't worked out connecting to the carbs.
  9. Time is a great healer but cars don't like sitting around for long periods of time, you end up doing added work to it later, I thought I would get some use out of it this year but spending more time working on it instead of driving it, done 14 miles total with 5 miles on a recovery truck I understand this is part of owning a classic car but have other priorities at the moment and could really do with things going right first time
  10. I bought one of those last week but what I didn't like was when I placed it over the gearbox shaft and held the outer race I could turn the gearbox shaft without turning the centre of the bearing so I opted for the bronze self lubricating original style. Didn't fancy hardened steel rotating on hardened steel.
  11. I recently sold a really nice 1500gt carb, manifold and air box, I was going to fit all the parts on the Anglia but with the heater unit still in place I would have had to cut a triangle shape out of the airbox to miss it because i'm not a fan of the K and N filter look, sold the airbox for £130 on it's own
  12. Trouble free, I doubt it, I have discovered this morning that due to play in the shaft of one of my DCOE 40's it is making the idle erratic, that's what happens when you buy second hand from stebay ,trying to save a bit money and fixing it will probably cost me as much as buying a new set in the first place especially when a spindle is £46 on it's own. As for selling it, it's only a whisker away...
  13. Replaced 1200 engine for a 1500gt in the Anglia, well spent 4 hours trying to mate it with the gearbox to discover that the spigot bush was 2 mm smaller than the gearbox shaft, then removed the bush from the old engine damaging it. with the engine crane on hire I could not just leave it and had a bronze bush made for the crank by an engineer (a legend on a Saturday evening) mated engine with gearbox, went to put the car in gear and would not go in because the wrong clutch cover had been supplied with flat fingers which should be a curly finger so was making it about 6mm out from disengaging the clutch even with the 10mm spacer fitted behind the release bearing. engine crane has gone back and now needed to removed gearbox as a separate job, all on the floor of course, clutch cover was replaced free of charge, no names because this thread is not to point fingers because everyone involved has been very helpful indeed and put it down to bad luck. Anyway gearbox out again to fit the correct assembly and took it for a drive, got 4 miles down the road and pulled over to do some carb adjustments, jumped it the car and depressed the clutch and bang ! then would not go into gear. Recovery vehicle to get home and assumed the clutch plate or assembly had broken up because I had good hydraulics, gearbox out yet again which was really difficult to separate from the engine and the reason was the spigot bush had grabbed hold of the gearbox shaft so be warned that statue bronze is NOT the same as self lubricating spigot bush bronze. So replaced the spigot bush for a new item and thought I would get this done this week so I could get to the Anglia's at the ace next weekend and now the throttle linkage has gone tits up and temporary held together with welding wire to get me home, need to fit a cable kit which means making a throttle pedal. Running out of patience as per title
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