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Looking good Mark your at the best stage now , I know what you chaps mean about not damaging the lovely paint , I’m nearly there with mine now ,can’t wait🙂

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1eaedaca1ef539b00f6e75b7f6ab4913.jpg3 days making a complete loom almost there now


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Wiring now complete brakes bled it’s had it’s first drive up and down the yard. Just a few more things to finish off. SGS vehicle inspection is next Tuesday so fingers crossed!! 136196768acb33ca5e1f0b1e307aae57.jpg8a3eed66f86420297ff4e0702d6bd948.jpg42392e0b90149f9051facc5d420a1ad3.jpg587bbd62a6e8720dd9f5a6774da8e52b.jpg


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I went to my fathers yesterday to help with welding up one of his Healey projects and came across some old posters I used to have up in the garage!! Interesting to see some of the prices on the rear also.. and the Asbestos sheets that were for sale from Burtons!!be335af2338a779bf3913c0767b98297.jpgf030626cdd31704089f601be26bbd64c.jpg


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On 18/11/2018 at 10:09, Mark1 said:

I went to my fathers yesterday to help with welding up one of his Healey projects and came across some old posters I used to have up in the garage!! Interesting to see some of the prices on the rear also.. and the Asbestos sheets that were for sale from Burtons!!emoji51.pngbe335af2338a779bf3913c0767b98297.jpgf030626cdd31704089f601be26bbd64c.jpg


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Nice work there can i ask what rear axle your using with the 8j wheels thanks mate.

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Hi mate yes it’s a standard English axle


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13 hours ago, notenoughtime said:

Just read this whole thread, amazing welding skills and looks stunning now! a credit to you 

 

Many thanks just a few things to finish off over winter! And hopefully on the road in March 😁

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So works stalled on the Escort for the moment mainly due to work commitments and the DVLA taking an age to sort out my V5. The windscreen trims were finished along with boot lock and door locks. I have a small leak on the water pump which I can’t cure! So looks like a new one is in order.. £10 a litre I can’t afford to loose to much waterless coolant. I started it up today just to make sure it’s getting a turnover regularly. I’m getting a fair bit of spitting back through the carbs.. anyone else had experience of this? I’m assuming perhaps idling jets? I will have it set up properly when it’s on the road but just wondered if there was a cure that anybody knows? 

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Spitting back through the carb is usually ign timing or inlet valve/s not shutting properly. Tappet gaps.

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Ah I’ll take another look at the timing and see. The engine was completely rebuilt and only started a handful of times it starts fine and ticks over well just with the odd spit back.. 

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Also spray some carb cleaner OR WD40 around inlet manifold to see if it's taking in air. If it is, the rpm will increase as it sucks in the spray. 

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1 hour ago, dt36 said:

Also spray some carb cleaner OR WD40 around inlet manifold to see if it's taking in air. If it is, the rpm will increase as it sucks in the spray. 

👍🏻I’ll give that a go too cheers 

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Don’t get to hung up with the spitting back, if cold normally fine once it’s got some temp into it, and if cammed even more so 

is it when cold or warm? 

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1 minute ago, notenoughtime said:

Don’t get to hung up with the spitting back, if cold normally fine once it’s got some temp into it, and if cammed even more so 

is it when cold or warm? 

Seems to be when hot and cold.. Not too worried as the engine is fairly cammy.. It will be off when it’s road worthy to get set up, just wanted to stop it spitting out onto the inner wing paint whilst in the workshop. 

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