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by Doc Si
Fri Aug 23, 2013 08:10
Forum: Electrics and Electronics
Topic: Left headlamp doesn't work :-(
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Left headlamp doesn't work :-(

There shold be a big rubber bung in the hole underneath the Headlamp shouldn't there? To keep some of the rubbish out.
by Doc Si
Tue Jul 16, 2013 17:08
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Tracking
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Tracking

I've just had the tracking adjusted. WOW what a difference it has made, she now goes straight stops straight and goes round corners when asked! The guys at ATS were excellent, they pointed out a few probs underneath the car and were very helpful and admiring of the car. They also pointed out that on...
by Doc Si
Fri Jun 14, 2013 18:07
Forum: General
Topic: Excel needed for a few pics at Practical Classics workshop
Replies: 74
Views: 4050

Re: Excel needed for a few pics at Practical Classics worksh

Hear Hear....there speaks the voice of carefully considered wisdom. :wink:
by Doc Si
Thu Jun 06, 2013 18:04
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: Somewhat OT: Yellow Europa
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Somewhat OT: Yellow Europa

There's been a white Europa cruising around south of Norwich recently...Last seen having a photo shoot outside the church or barn in Somerleyton !

Simon
by Doc Si
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:27
Forum: General
Topic: This is just wrong in so many ways....
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: This is just wrong in so many ways....

Someone has too much time on their hands !
by Doc Si
Tue Mar 12, 2013 14:33
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: XCE 11
Replies: 0
Views: 386

XCE 11

Seen him again...BRG on St Peters Street in Lowestoft (someone has to work there!) lunch time today.
I've seen this car around a few times over the years, a visitor to the area perhaps!
Simon
by Doc Si
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:05
Forum: Spotted/New Owners
Topic: New menber and owner
Replies: 69
Views: 10548

Re: New menber and owner

When I had to change the Servo I went through the dash, taking out the instrument binnacle.....You still need all those extensions & wobbly bits and fingers 18 inches long with extra joints.
Simon
by Doc Si
Sun Jan 27, 2013 16:44
Forum: General
Topic: Members map?
Replies: 128
Views: 38622

Re: Members map?

I think I'm on it now.
by Doc Si
Sun Jan 20, 2013 00:09
Forum: General
Topic: Members map?
Replies: 128
Views: 38622

Re: Members map?

The map is a good idea, only needs to give vague idea of the area/town we're in.
Simon
by Doc Si
Tue Nov 20, 2012 23:44
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Charity race experiance 18th Septemberx
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

Re: Charity race experiance 18th Septemberx

It was 18th November, not September! lots of nice cars on view. Gorgeous Astons especially.
Saw a couple of Excels, not mine unfortunately, but no one around them. Esprits & Elans &7's too. Someone had an Austin A35 with 310 BHP apparently, which looked rather scary on the corners.
by Doc Si
Wed Nov 14, 2012 01:54
Forum: General
Topic: Help with timing please
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Help with timing please

Just had the carbs apart, cleaned all the unmentionable grime out, back together & on the car. Too late now to start her up, or at least try to. So I'll try that another day....Fingers crossed.
by Doc Si
Tue Oct 23, 2012 23:35
Forum: General
Topic: Help with timing please
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Re: Help with timing please

Hi guys thanks for the replies. The car starts fine, and will idle reasonably happily, with the timing at 10deg BTDC. Ask it to run a little faster and the ignition retards very quickly, whether vacuum is attached or not, disconnect & block the vacuum & she coughs & stops straightaway, warm or cold....
by Doc Si
Tue Oct 23, 2012 08:34
Forum: General
Topic: Help with timing please
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Help with timing please

I mentioned earlier a problem with the running of my '86 SE. I think I've narrowed it down to an issue with the timing that I do not understand. The car starts easily & idles fine, however the timing RETARDS when the RPM increase. Unhook the vacuum and it gets worse & coughs & backfires & dies. Incr...
by Doc Si
Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:47
Forum: Servicing, Belts, Fuels and Oils
Topic: Valvoline 20-50
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Valvoline 20-50

£22.48 from Euro Car Parts using a discount code inc VAT & free p&p. today.
by Doc Si
Sat Sep 08, 2012 15:10
Forum: General
Topic: Something is wrong
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Something is wrong

Help.... Something has gone wrong. Driving home happily the other day when my '86 SE started to misfire, then it died completely. I had some pops & bangs from underneath then the engine stopped. It seems to restart easily enough but as soon as asked to pull away it dies again. Fuel pump is working h...