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About Richardtr3a

  • Birthday 09/19/1943

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  1. Thanks for the advice so far. I now have the carbs balanced better, My trial experiment of running without the adjuster spring failed and the adjusters move too easily on their own without the spring. So the springs are being replaced. The car is running well and the choke only works on the front carb. After a few cold starts there is some leaking from the jet. This is hard to understand because I have changed the cork seals to Teflon and a Buna R main seal. It does seem to be under the jet. It was dry for a bit but I think that the choke must be causing some damage. The sharp edges of th
  2. Speedi sleeve is a good answer on the rear half shafts as well. I have them on most parts where there is wear from seals, bearings etc. Before I found them I was always getting oil on the rear brake shoes. Good luck Richard & B
  3. I have cleaned and adjusted both the carbs. I removed the spring which is located above the adjusting nut on both and I think this allows the jet to sit higher. I adjusted the nut to fully upwards and then down two flats only. After a ten mile run the plugs are showing a grey colour, which is the first time they have not been black for years. I am very please with this result. It starts and runs well and the last 1/2 mile at 3k revs went very well. Once I get the mixture correct I plan to use a tippex pen to mark the adjusting nut so that I can monitor any movement. If the nut does move
  4. I also had trouble in this area. The throttle pedal rod passes through a bush and out of the foot well into the engine bay. It is held by a square plate each side and 4 small screws which are very hard to reach, especially as mine were fitted from the engine side. I was lucky to know a clever workshop, now disappeared , who managed to fit mine in 1/2 hour. It made a big difference to final tick over adjustment by stabilizing the connections and the operating rods. Good luck with fitting it, if it was like mine. Richard & B
  5. I gave up on this tap years ago. I took it on to the workbench and soldered it open. It has never leaked and I had forgotten about it until now. Richard & B
  6. The jets are now dry after a few miles to the post office and back. So I am making great progress. Now I need to get the upper bush higher so that it is nearer to the bridge level, as advised here. How can i manage that ? The plugs are very black with the jet only two flats down from fully wound up. It is running OK but I feel that I must have some wrong part here. Are there any options . Thanks Richard & B
  7. How do I keep the dampness out of the coils. Can I try and make the whole unit more air tight and would that help. It never used to happen in the past. Richard & B
  8. My fuel gauge is away for repair because it flicks to minus empty as you drive along. It also has condensation on the inner glass after a few miles. The repair man says that the condensation is my fault and he is not interested. I should have gone somewhere else but they did overhaul the gauge eight years ago and I was hoping that they would look after a returning customer. I do not want to start bothering other companies with technical phone calls so I am looking for advice here from someone with the same problem if possible. Thanks Richard & B
  9. I did not use any primer and when I cleaned it this morning all the old adhesive came off easily. It is a rounded corner and difficult to reinforce. I have some zinc roof flashing but it is very flexible and may not help much. What is the Gorilla glue on TV ads?
  10. We have an electric sandwich toaster which has a broken corner. I have tried plastic weld and it snapped off again yesterday. Can anyone recommend a powerful adhesive ?? Richard & B
  11. The jets are centralised and the pistons are dropping well but not perfect. There was some sign of dampness under the jet so I stripped it out and was looking at fitting a new large cork gasket. I have had two soaking in oil on the shelf for about two years. I offered it up and there was no way it was going to fit into the cupped washer, So it is back in the oil with his friend. I fitted the jet assemble again and dropped the top copper washer on the ground. It was getting cold and I could not see it anywhere. I had a replacement in the store ( plastic bag ). It is the thicker one of the two c
  12. ORS. Solved all my o/d problems after several other ‘specialists’ had been paid. I drove up to the workshop and stayed two nights in a bnb. Interesting pub in Coventry and a great answer Use ORS. Richard & B
  13. This is much better than his previous TV programmes. He is just right, not too technical and not too superficial. Thanks for the link. Richard & B
  14. Thanks for the advice. I have taken the dashpot domes off the carbs and run the base edge over a very fine and very flat rubbing down paper. The surface now looks bright and even all round but the tabs that take the screws must be a bit higher because they are not quite polished the same. So I reassembled it all and the piston now falls with the metallic click that I have been searching for for years. I tried the same clean-up on the front carb and it is better but not as good as the rear one. I have now been able to tune the two carbs and it is now possible to set a weak mixture whi
  15. I have two x service kits, new and unopened AUE 18A, 2 x new Grose valves and a lot of new spare gaskets. They have been in the garage for at least 3 years and if anyone is interested please send me a pm. I am planning to put them on ebay. Thanks Richard & B
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