What have you done today.....

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Re: What have you done today.....

Post by DSL » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:33 pm

Just a 10k. Got 2 more 10ks booked (Cardiff Bay in March & Cardiff in Sept). Then the biggie, Cardiff Half Snickers, early Oct. :thumbright: :thumbright:


If only I could think of something useful to type here!! :(

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Re: What have you done today.....

Post by Bodsy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:39 pm

Nice one del, keep it up. :thumbright:


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Re: What have you done today.....

Post by DSL » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:56 am

Will do. :thumbright:


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Re: What have you done today.....

Post by benp » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:27 pm

wow super trim Del :thumbright:


today was meeting after meeting ..... now Jameson assisted typing and XL graphs :cheers:


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Re: What have you done today.....

Post by anglefire » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:25 pm

Not all today, but the last few days - found that the engine was really poor at running on the road - fine on the drive, but was misfiring and spitting back and all sorts - despite lots of carb twiddling and a needle change.

So after a few posts on the Triumph forum one of the guys (Who I got all the needles, filters etc from) offered me his old set (He has gone Efi so doesn't need them anymore) as they worked fine on his Spitfire - and got 40mpg+ on a road trip around Spain! His wife delivered them on Wednesday I think it was and I fitted them that evening - but didn't run the car as it was too bloody cold - but did on thursday after I'd fitted the fuel line from the rear carb to the front carb (Helps that!) - ran up ok, but had a huge fuel leak, that I sorted (Loose clip essentially) but didn't take it out because it was dark and still cold!

Some of the theories as to the poor running was the cam timing was incorrect - but during my attempts to re-check it I removed the dizzy cap and thought I'd just check the points whilst at it - you know, start from scratch - now, I was convinced that I checked them before fitting the dizzy but can't have done as they gap was pretty much bugger all. So put that right. But that altered the timing - so put that right statically but didn't run the engine at this point.

I also changed the oil filter - as the one I fitted (from a reputable dealer!) essentially has no anti-drain valves so the filter was draining overnight. I bought one (Mann) from Germany as I could find none in the UK which has a double anti-drain valve. One of the other guys on the forum did obtain some 5/8BSP to 3/4 adapters to allow more choice of filters - in particular one from a Defender that also has the double anti-drain. And he has ordered some more (They come from the states) - I was expecting them to be several weeks - but I picked one up today!

Yesterday was wet and generally horrible and did some more research on the cam timing - and unless it was wildly out, shouldn't have the effect that was apparent - but anyway drew a timing disc in Autocad with the idea of sticking it on the crank pulley - but this morning the sun was out and I thought I'd just run the engine and take it out for a spin - Well. What a difference! Drives lovely now - idle speed it too high - but that can be sorted - but runs very nicely - sounds good too!

After that, popped to Stoneleigh (In the BMW!) to the MG and Triumph spares day - didn't buy much (Though spent £50 plus getting in!) - I did get a large foam mat for working on the floor - about an inch thick and 500mm wide and 1000mm long - they did all sorts of sizes and thicknesses - but this one I thought enough - I do have some of the interlocking ones from Halfords - but they are a little thin at times.


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