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Mike C

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  1. How do you know what direction the compressed gas mixture is coming from with the piston squish present near TDC?
  2. If I installed a new tank and fuel system I would expect the filter to be blocked early just due to debris in the new components. Easy to change and see if things improve.
  3. Does the missing not occur when the tank is full?
  4. Modern cars have some form of electronic ignition , which generally provides higher sparking voltages than the old coil and points system used in the TR-hence the 0.035 gap in the NGK plugs out of the box. My BUR6ET plug's gaps are whatever they came as in the box as they can't be changed. They operate satisfactorily with a Pertronix Igniter and some form of monster coil a previous owner installed in the 1970's.
  5. Beware shipwright's disease . If the car's running safely, I'd defer any major work until winter, some future winter, not necessarily the next one .
  6. Mike C

    rad cap

    Waldi raised a good point. If you have an overflow bottle fitted you a cap fitted with the springs and seals to feed coolant into the overflow outlet rather than just vent it out of the cap onto the road.
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    rad cap

    Maybe also check the hoses and clamps if you expect the engine to get hot on the way.
  8. I used to used BP6ES but I had fouling problems, switched to BUR6ET and had a huge improvement in starting and hill climbing performance.
  9. Mike C

    Pete Vaughan

    I'd start by making sure all the body earths are connected and clean.
  10. I had my PI system rebuilt with Viton elastomers. Viton seems to work well with modern fuels, I would have had thought PTFE would be too hard for use in PI system components- the original elastomers might have been made of nitrile. Can't help with the sizes unfortunately.
  11. I have a Bosch pump plumbed so the return line from the PRV is at the far side of the tank from the pump suction line. Return fuel has to cross the tank and cool before it can be repumped. This system works well in ambients up to the high 30's - above this I leave the TR in the garage .
  12. In the original gearbox design there is a hole about 1mm diameter located in the front of the selector cover. It's easily blocked and I can see why Roger drilled a larger hole and fitted a split pin. Where does your gearbox leak? Overpressure due to poor venting can cause a leak but often it's something else- generally seals.
  13. If you take the sump off run a straight edge along the mating faces to make sure the gaskets are being compressed properly. I went off finned sumps decades ago after reading an article by the late Phil Irving in a book published by Repco/Brabham around 1970 - the didn't improve oil cooling during engine operation much at all unless the sump also had internal ribs. Can't find the Repco reference but this link has Phil's ideas from his book "Motorcycle Engineering" https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=11&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwikwdbD1e_jAhUGA3IKHe8RB-cQFjAKegQIBBAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.perfvair.com%2Fapp%2Fdownload%2F5712740%2Fperformancecorvairs_Sample.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1XabJ5_BAq-_iEsNFylDjg
  14. Loctite 577 https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/au/en/product/thread-sealants/loctite_577.html#Features and Benefits
  15. Mike C

    Starting issues

    If it starts easily hot but not after being left for a few days it could be the check valves in the lines from the MU to the injectors. In any case if I leave the car for more than a few days I let the pump run for maybe 30 secs to fill up the injection system and start returning fuel to the tank. A Bosch pump changes note when the lines are full due to the increased head. You cannot expect a cold TR to fire as soon the starter turns like a modern car. The oil leak is a red herring with the starting problem but if I were you I'd still have a look at it when I had some spare time.
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