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    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:
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    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...
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    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...
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    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:-...
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    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...
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    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....
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    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.
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    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....
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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:
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    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:- ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    29-05-2019, 11:34 AM
    They're simply pop riveted in place Jim
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    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...
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    27-05-2019, 06:06 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Dashboard Blues... in Your Cars
    Has you car always had twin blades on a single arm? I'd never noticed this before. Good idea to fit the NRV in the pipeline to the washer - where did...
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    27-05-2019, 06:03 PM
    Phill replied to a thread Peter's Eagle SS in Your Cars
    Don't be jealous - you're the one backing in 25 degree heat
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    26-05-2019, 02:12 PM
    Are these cars ever finished David? I need to sort out a screen demist system of some sort as I'm finding whenver I take it out in cooler weather or...
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    25-05-2019, 04:34 PM
    It has the standard spring plates. But I've worked out how to adjust the height precisely:- After dissasembly, With the spring plate off the step...
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