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by RRHANS
Tue Jul 30, 2019 21:34
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Overfuelling issue-maybe not -leak !
Replies: 31
Views: 2882

Re: Overfuelling issue?

I would check sparkplug colour, carb Balance and float height for starters.
If you change float needle valve or have in the past, make sure you have the original viton tipped ones.
Generic ones seem to have the habit of desintegrating.
by RRHANS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 14:31
Forum: General
Topic: Run to France
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Run to France

I will move all my spare-parts to my house in France and open a pop-up Excel garage in July.
:D :D :D
by RRHANS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 21:48
Forum: General
Topic: Run to France
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Run to France

In my Lotus & Triumph, I always pack a basic toolkit, sparkplugs, dissy cap & rotor, coil, fuses and a multimeter. If you run into a problem its mostly electrical. Also check if spare is holding some air! With my Ferrari I am a little more paranoia. I am taking a spare fuel pump since it is still ru...
by RRHANS
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:24
Forum: General
Topic: Sit down before reading.
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: Sit down before reading.

Are you sure that you will be able to resist the temptation?

I have 3 sensible cars and 3 toys….

I have racked up 2600 km in the Excel SE in the last 2 months AND ITS WINTER!!, just can not resist.

Good luck :D
by RRHANS
Mon Jan 28, 2019 17:44
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: The true power of our cars
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

Re: The true power of our cars

Thank you for your map.

It does not seem to work for my engine, its way to much advance.
No pinging but bad torque and top end power.

I had set 32* as max advance but it was to much, now its 28* max.
by RRHANS
Sun Jan 27, 2019 22:25
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: The true power of our cars
Replies: 22
Views: 2510

Re: The true power of our cars

Is it worth while playing with ignition advance or is the standard curve of 10* @1000 rpm, 18* @2000 rpm and 26* @ 3000 rpm the optimal advance curve? I have a standard HC engine with twin 104 cam's. I have an Accuspark programmable blackbox so i can program any curve. 26* @3000 rpm seems a little c...
by RRHANS
Fri Oct 07, 2016 09:29
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Blown head gasket?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Blown head gasket?

First test results in the "boiler room". Pulled the plugs, all looked afternoon tea (with milk). Flashlight test. All piston tops looked sooty except for number 2 which looked fresh aluminium. So number 2 definitely steam cleaned. :cry: Coolant on block cavities under dissy corresponds with number 2...
by RRHANS
Thu Oct 06, 2016 20:30
Forum: General
Topic: It's official - the Excel looks out of this world
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: It's official - the Excel looks out of this world

Excel in Apocalys(o) red. :D
by RRHANS
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:27
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window Frames - COMING SOON!
Replies: 170
Views: 20745

Re: Window Frames - COMING SOON!

Received the frames yesterday. Looks very good quality frames. feels more rigid then my original frames, higher torsional strength of the profile. Paint finishing looks top an matches the OEM matte black. In short A MASTERPIECE. I do not know how you arranged it all Agnus. Your a genius!!! Will fit ...
by RRHANS
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:04
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Blown head gasket?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Blown head gasket?

Great idea's

Will pull the plugs this evening, check colour of plugs and piston heads for "steam cleaning".
Next compression test.

Is there a easy way to connect compressed air to plughole?
by RRHANS
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:27
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Blown head gasket?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Blown head gasket?

There is no oil in the coolant tank. Started her up this morning to investigate. Started immediately without any hick-ups, replaced coolant tank cap with the one of my TR6 (same size). I found some coolant in the cavities under the distributor but did not see any dripping during warm-up. System stil...
by RRHANS
Tue Oct 04, 2016 21:15
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Blown head gasket?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Blown head gasket?

This morning temp shot up. Checked coolant and it was dramatically low. filled her up and 50km on, temp went up again, coolant gone again. I let her cool down completely and filled her up again and let her idle to operating temp. There was no pressure build up in the cooling system during warmup and...
by RRHANS
Wed Sep 21, 2016 13:36
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window Frames - COMING SOON!
Replies: 170
Views: 20745

Re: Window Frames - COMING SOON!

Count me in for a pair.
My Right hand side is degrading very quickly.
by RRHANS
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:11
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window Frames - COMING SOON!
Replies: 170
Views: 20745

Re: Window Frames

I am interrested in a pair.
by RRHANS
Mon Mar 09, 2015 14:58
Forum: General
Topic: Personalised plates
Replies: 23
Views: 2593

Re: Personalised plates

I hope the plate says 'F1'
It would look nice on an Excel.