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Offline Ashley

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #45 on: Apr 07, 2017, 21:36:49 »
I pull it out to start, then once started push it back in @VanneVette

As I've already said it isn't a choke, it's a cold start device.  Set up correctly it should be used as I've said.

It's how my carb guy whose being done big the job since the 60's told me to use it.

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #46 on: Apr 07, 2017, 22:12:12 »
Cheers pal, going to get mine set up proper soon. Sorry to high jack the thread!

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #47 on: Apr 08, 2017, 08:48:33 »
Sorry about duff info - I thought the carb was a Ford Weber type  progressive twin choke which has a choke. Didnt realise it was a racing type Weber parallel twin choke carb. Glad its sorted. - Scotty

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #48 on: Apr 17, 2017, 12:44:38 »
This car is seriously testing my patience! Had it booked in for mot re-test today, couple of wee things to sort. I messed about with the carb float again last night and then I couldn't start it this morning, won't catch. No noise or clicking, battery eliminated as swopped for a good one, same. Starter packed in? Would that possibly be signs of it going when the engine wouldn't fire?

Advice again please guys.

Thinking the starter solenoid is goosed. No noise, clicking when ignition turned on.
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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #49 on: Apr 17, 2017, 16:23:23 »
Hit the starter with a hammer - its stuck!

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #50 on: Apr 17, 2017, 17:32:30 »
Check your earths as well, standard earth strap for the battery is piss poor as i just found out! Stick at it, more errors you have more you learn ins and out of the engine! If you ever breakdown you can instantly know whats wrong?

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #51 on: Apr 17, 2017, 19:45:19 »
Thats one way to look at it! Starter ain't very accessible to hit with a hammer or join terminals. Manual says remove engine mount. Not like the old david brown tractor we had, starter was always sticking.

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #52 on: Apr 25, 2017, 09:55:09 »
Back on the road.  :)

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Re: Mechanic to carry out top end rebuild - Glasgow Area
« Reply #53 on: Apr 25, 2017, 14:15:42 »
Well done - that's been a bit of struggle but a good result. One more saved and driving! - Iain

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