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    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    Phill replied to a thread Deers Hut Classic Car Show in Events
    Some fabulous cars there. The Opel GT was one of my favourites (the new Mazda MX5 hardtop convertible puts me in mind of it), the VW Porsche is the...
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    17-06-2019, 07:57 PM
    It's great to see your car back on the road, and you must be really pleased to be driving it again? Pity the weather wasn't any better, but as you...
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    16-06-2019, 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?
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    16-06-2019, 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:
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    16-06-2019, 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...
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    16-06-2019, 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...
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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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