Tab Content
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Bargain Nova Project in Your Cars
    Can't wait to see the pictures, and hope you remembered to put film in the camera? Apart from that - how's the golfcart coming along?
    9 replies | 65 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    Great thread Peter and one I hadn't seen before. Thanks for resurrecting it. I wish I had seen this previously. :thumbup:
    21 replies | 5850 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    It's all coming along Nicely Alistair. The transaxle is looking great - amazing what a lick of paint does. You'll soon have a completed rolling...
    426 replies | 33981 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    From what I can recall - you were having problems with the wiring on your car? I would urge you to do a complete re-wire. It's not as difficult as it...
    556 replies | 62954 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    13-06-2019, 07:28 PM
    Those wheels and tyres look gorgeouse...can't wait to see what they look like on my car :wink:
    426 replies | 33981 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    13-06-2019, 01:59 PM
    I doubt it would take too much work to get it on the road. Big plusses are the 1600 TP engine, intact screen, and interesting wheels. Downside is the...
    10 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    13-06-2019, 01:50 PM
    That's looking great Brett. I wasn't sure about the bonnet at first (I like the concave nature of the original especially with the nostrils) but now...
    56 replies | 2865 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    12-06-2019, 11:39 AM
    Seems like a good idea. Which reminds me, I keep meaning to buy a Fire Extinguisher to keep inside the car at all times. UK re-seller here:-...
    5 replies | 154 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    10-06-2019, 08:33 PM
    The tilt mechanism on a sunroof is an ideal means of venting the cabin to create the airflow needed across the screen to stop misting. Unfortuantely...
    21 replies | 734 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 08:20 PM
    I used to like seeing these slot mags with red slots - but that would clash with your paintwork. Not so keen on the black so it's a bare from me....
    426 replies | 33981 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 09:36 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Great news - well done Lauren. Time to post up a few new pictures of the completed car.
    424 replies | 66693 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 08:34 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    So it turns out the Cheap ebay Carb I bought is in fact a 34 pict-3 model which is supposedly the ideal combination to go with the SDVA distributor....
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 02:07 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    This was the advice I received - "Really with a 30 Pict-1 you want a short cap, short base single vacuum only distributor as originally fitted to VWs...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 11:15 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks Bret and Dirk My reply from Machine 7 also indicates that they don't think the 30 pict Carb is really suitable.
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    05-06-2019, 10:09 AM
    An opening (or removable) rear window is a great idea for improving ventilation. I have to take my sunroof out when driving in damp conditions to...
    21 replies | 734 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    04-06-2019, 06:52 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Yes that makes sense Lauren - the engine itself is most likely responsible for the amount of vacuum pulled not the Carb? Reading the description...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    03-06-2019, 09:45 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks Lauren - My thoughts now are to still go for the SVDA distributor as (I think) this is essentaily an 009 but with the adddition of vacuum...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    03-06-2019, 12:56 PM
    My thoughts are to have sliding windows like they had in the original Mini when it first came out. The aperture and sliding section would need to...
    21 replies | 734 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    03-06-2019, 08:20 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks Brett - some interesting facts there. And I notice it states that the SVDA distributor is not suited to the 30 series carbs (which is the type...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    03-06-2019, 08:08 AM
    Nice one - I can see no reason why that shouldn't work and is a practical solution. The only downside I can see is the seals and hinges would cut...
    21 replies | 734 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    02-06-2019, 06:13 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks for the advice Lauren - I will go with your recomendation:thumbup:
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    02-06-2019, 04:53 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    So now that I have established that my distributor is faulty I have been looking at buying a replacement. I have been looking at this one:- ...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    02-06-2019, 09:34 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Yes you were right Brett.:oops2: All along I had been pretty convinced it was an air leak and I had checked everything but overlooked the vacuum...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    01-06-2019, 08:58 PM
    Well done Rick for keeping the legend alive in the US. What are your plans for the company? Parts only or will you be offering full kits? Sad...
    71 replies | 5575 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    01-06-2019, 08:47 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    Thanks for the advice. I think I have found the problem. Tonight I discovered my Vacuum advance system was seized. I managed to free it off but...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    01-06-2019, 05:30 PM
    Phill started a thread Engine Missfire in Engine
    My car has a 1300cc Twinport beetle engine and I have tried everything to cure a missfire. The timing has been checked and there are no air leaks any...
    28 replies | 768 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    31-05-2019, 07:41 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Other Jobs in General Chat
    That must be very satisfying to machine all those parts. Proper engineering that is.
    16 replies | 588 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    30-05-2019, 03:49 PM
    My new Carb arrived from Machine 7 today. I told Alison it was a new distributor (well it does distribute the fuel to the engine) to avoid having to...
    749 replies | 89130 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    29-05-2019, 11:34 AM
    They're simply pop riveted in place Jim
    289 replies | 38149 view(s)
  • Phill's Avatar
    29-05-2019, 09:53 AM
    Spurred on by the warnings, I finally got around to adding two more tongues to my bonnet arrangement. The bonnet is held in place at the back with...
    289 replies | 38149 view(s)
More Activity
About Phill

Basic Information

About Phill
Location:
Livingston (Scotland)
Interests:
Nova's, Old cars, Writing, Music
Occupation:
Signmaker

Signature


"The most beautiful kit car in the world - Motor"

http://stores.lulu.com/rightsigns

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,142
Posts Per Day
0.26
General Information
Last Activity
Today 08:08 AM
Join Date
16-07-2007
Referrals
0
Home Page
http://stores.lulu.com/rightsigns