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  • Birthday 07/05/1951

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  1. On our fire engines we used to use a shovel, the wheel sits in the dish of the blade then a push down on the handle (lots of leaverage) raises the wheel to the correct height. (simples) cheers, Bill.
  2. Hi Kevin, Didn't see him tune or adjust anything? Think those carbs require properly setting up. For a start the throttle spindle clamps need to be loose.
  3. Stuck Thermosat in closed position? Cheers, Bill.
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    Not a dumb question, any help is welcome, yup spring is present, Thanks, Bill.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, unfortunately for me I have tried all the above previously, Pushrod adjustment is fine, going into 2nd then reverse has no effect (keeping clutch depressed whilst selecting gear). Clutch works perfectly when cold, and for about 20 miles ish, which to me rules out hydraulics or adjustment, have checked clevis pins and holes for elongation, all fine, Start car from cold, straight into reverse no problem. Only when really warmed up after long run it crunches. This brings me back to my first post, when warmed up and due to expansion either the centre plate is binding slightly on the splines of the first motion shaft, it's either sticking slightly to the pressure plate or flywheel, or possibly the spigot bush is binding slightly on the FMS. Any thoughts or previous experience of this welcome. Cheers, Bill.
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    Hi Guys, I'm having problems with the clutch not clearing but only after a good run say half an hour when everything is good and warm, it becomes impossible to select 1st or reverse with engine running (crunching gears), the clutch works perfectly other times (albeit a little heavy). The pushrod is in the middle hole and the clutch is operating smoothly with no juddering. I can select 2nd or any other gear when hot without crunching which means the syncro's are stopping the gears turning. I'm thinking possibly the centre plate binding on the splines of first motion shaft, or the spigot bush in the flywheel binding on the same shaft. I might try a thicker oil as I'm using penrite gearbox oil 30. Any other ideas welcome before I pull the box. Cheers, Bill.
  7. Thanks Hamish, Got it. Cheers, Bill.
  8. Hi Guys, can anyone point me in the direction of the video of Pete cox's gearbox overhaul seminar? Cheers, Bill.
  9. Red car on a red Chassis? looks like a 3B?
  10. RobH, I thought the firing order is 1342?
  11. Inlet valve not closing correctly? That could be tight tappets re check the clearances. slightly bent valve? cheers, Bill.
  12. It Depends what you mean by soft pedal, if you mean spongy then you have either a faulty master cyl, or air in the system, or the hoses are ballooning, if you mean long travel then either the pads are moving away from the disc and/or the rear shoes are too far away from the drums. if as you the pedal pumps up I would go for the latter. Cheers Bill.
  13. Take the fan belt off and try it then, Cheers, Bill.
  14. Hi julie09, I use 30psi front, 34psi rear, seems to work well. Cheers, Bill.
  15. Hi Tom, Can't remember who made them, think the tube was about 1" deep with a small chain attached that held 3 different feeler gauges for Lucas, Delco Remy & one other I can't recall, possibly Ford. Cheers, Bill.
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