I was road testing this morning after setting my timing, 1st all good, 2nd all good, into 3rd, all power gone, coasted to the kerb, bloody throttle cable had snapped!
I had to walk a short distance to my friends petrol station, my intended destination, blagged a screwdriver, wound up the tickover, limped for fuel and then home, which luckily was not far away and was all 30 speed limit driving. (not that I was doing 30!)
My first new cable in the spares box was for a pre 1969, so no good as it didn't have the adjustment threaded section. Spare number 2 was great but it appears the socket was Metric, and I have an Imperial ball end, (Ooooh Matron), a little tickling with a new 5/16" drill, and Roberts your mothers brother, back on the road. What I intended to take me 1/2hr took 4hrs instead. I hate old cars I do.