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    Good to see you back Robin. I put the body on...

    Good to see you back Robin.

    I put the body on mine using the front seats mounting holes.
    Using a piece of 50mm x 50mm angle I drilled a hole in the centre as a lift point and then 4 x holes at...
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    As I have my Cob in bits, I checked the bolts I...

    As I have my Cob in bits, I checked the bolts I got from John Gordon quite a few years ago. These are marked T which is I believe 75 ton tensile as opposed to S which is 50 ton tensile, according to...
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    Thanks for the reply and Paint codes Jim. Very...

    Thanks for the reply and Paint codes Jim. Very helpful.
    I saw a rather nice Classic Mini in Tahiti Blue at a show a couple of years ago and waited a couple of hours for the guy to come back to his...
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    Time for Paint

    It's over 20 years since I bought my GD shell so it's about time for paint. Didn't want to rush it.

    It's in dark Blue Gel at the moment and sorry to say, as I'm not very adventurous, it's going...
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    Thanks guys for all the replies and comments,...

    Thanks guys for all the replies and comments, they were very much appreciated. Sorry for the delay in wrapping up this thread.

    After discussion with my Daughter, she contacted a company called UK...
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    Guys Thanks for taking the trouble to reply to...

    Guys

    Thanks for taking the trouble to reply to this annoying little problem. The suggestions are very much appreciated.

    I hadn't come across that place in Rugby Aaron, That sounds like a...
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    Diesel Particulate filter and system

    Hi Guys

    Apologies for mentioning the Diesel word.

    Is it possible I could have a bit of advice please from those with some Diesel experience?

    My Daughter has a 2010 Ford Kuga 55,000 miles. ...
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    The guys are right you need to get a proper...

    The guys are right you need to get a proper thermostat elbow for a start. I got my outlet elbow in stainless from GD. The outlet comes straight out towards the header tank.
    Have you got the...
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    Does nobody read Snake Torque these days? A...

    Does nobody read Snake Torque these days?
    A while back, I wrote a whole article on how the Wiper motor works and how to control it with a simple toggle or other switch.....

    Denis
  10. Thread: Naughty SBC

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    Alan Good to hear from you, I hope you are...

    Alan

    Good to hear from you, I hope you are well.

    I have the same problem when the Dizzy is powered directly from an independent 12V power supply. 12V straight on the Dizzy.
    I don't use the...
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. they are very...

    Thanks for all the replies guys. they are very much appreciated.

    From the last few suggestions:-

    Fuel is OK but did try filling the Float chambers, after reassembling the Carb, through the...
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    Thanks Andy. When it dies the float chambers are...

    Thanks Andy.
    When it dies the float chambers are still full. Because the engine hasn't had time to get warm it needs a prod on the throttle to get some fuel in. It then fires up immediately and...
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    Funny you should suggest trying a separate power...

    Funny you should suggest trying a separate power supply for the Dizzy. I knew the wiring was up to scratch but in desperation I tried that this very afternoon before I put the post up.

    Nooo I...
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    Thanks for the replies. The float chambers are...

    Thanks for the replies.
    The float chambers are full when the engine dies.
    It does have a mechanical fuel pump and there is a fuel filter but there's no problem with fuel flow. That's what makes...
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    Naughty SBC

    Hi Guys.

    It's not often I need help with my GD but I have an engine problem that I/we can't fathom out.

    I'm sure I'm not the only one to have ever had this problem so I'm looking for ideas...
  16. I would advise against grounding to chassis one...

    I would advise against grounding to chassis one side of the Tremec sensor and running a single wire to your Speedo.
    Can I suggest you read this thread which was subsequently printed in Snake Torque....
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    The Solenoids fitted to Mini Hi Torque starters...

    The Solenoids fitted to Mini Hi Torque starters I've come across all potentially draw around 60Amps initially. I won't go into detail here, but it was all explained why, in an article I wrote for...
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    Friday and Saturday for me Denis

    Friday and Saturday for me

    Denis
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    Bence... PM me your Email address and I'll put...

    Bence...
    PM me your Email address and I'll put something together for you .
    Denis
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    Come on Daryn, this is pre school playgroup...

    Come on Daryn, this is pre school playgroup electrics. Ian is right you need a resistor in PARALLEL with the LED to increase the current.

    The Alternator needs a small excitation current to get...
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    Ah well that was a waste of time Happy Jim got...

    Ah well that was a waste of time Happy Jim got his reply in whilst I was typing...
    By the way the article Happy Jim referred to suggests replacing the internals with a 3 terminal regulator a very...
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    There are two types of Smiths Stabilisers that I...

    There are two types of Smiths Stabilisers that I know of used with the Smiths thermal type Fuel and Water/Oil Temperature indicators.

    The first is the early Bi-Metal stabiliser that Myles D-W...
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    Martin The two sensor connections and wiring...

    Martin

    The two sensor connections and wiring from the sensor should be completely isolated from chassis ground and the 12V supply so it should make no difference at all if the ignition is on or...
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    Martin I can't see your pictures on this small...

    Martin

    I can't see your pictures on this small tablet of mine

    If the Reverse light is working using a connector on the TKO600 then it is connected to the RIGHT place.

    The reversing switch is...
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    If your reversing light is working correctly then...

    If your reversing light is working correctly then it must be connected to the right place on the Gearbox.

    An easy way to check the speed sensor and wiring is to disconnect the input wires at the...
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