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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    My inlet manifold (just below the carb) has an open port which is presumably allowing air into the manifold which may explain the fast running?

    What is supposed to be piped to this port (I don't think it's the vacuum advance as there is a vacuum advanceport on the carb itself).

    In the picture below (stolen from internet) it's the tube sticking out to the left in the centre of the downpipe directly under where the carb is bolted. Could it be for some instrument to be connected to - in which case I assume I should just blank it off?

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    Mine had a 1pence piece brazed over the hole to block it.

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. I blocked off the port and the engine is running much more smoothly now. Following on from Martins discovery I also did some research and apparently one of it's functions is to operate a vacuum controlled switch on some air cleaners? I'm running an aftermarket pancake filter so don't need it all. I managed to get the carb set up reasonably well this evening but think I should go back and check tappets, points, plugs and timing before trying to fine tune the engine.
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    That's good news Phill. Has the smell of fuel after running also disappeared?
    Alistair

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    Still some fumes but a lot better than it was Alistair
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill View Post
    Still some fumes but a lot better than it was Alistair
    Phill,

    I take it you're no longer using your temporary green fuel tank .... which would probably give off fumes.

    If you've got your carb connected to your permanent fuel tank and are still smelling fumes, then it would be worth checking all joints in the fuel system, and as Martin said, it check your float level is correct.

    Cheers, Alistair

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    Glad to hear things are running better.

    During looking at various manifolds there seems to be several types that have more than one vacuum take-off which, as you found, are used for various things, including auto gear box and power brakes...

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    Since my last entry I have managed to adjust the carb and the engine is running sweet now.

    Meanwhile I've been busy working on the interior trim. I made up templates of the shape on the interior using newspaper taped inside then scribed with a pencil to show where I wanted my panels to follow the contours of the body.

    Next these shapes were transferred onto 3mm PVC and cut out using a craft knife

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    The panels were then covered with a satin black vinyl then fitted into the car using nickel silver screwcups and screws to contrast against the dark black panels

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    Next job is to fit some instrumentation and switches
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    Nice update, seats look nice in there

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    That's a neat idea, using PVC to conform to the contours and vinyl wrap for the colour. Looks very tidy
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    Phil, black vinyl covering pvc sheets looks simple and effective

    I had thought about doing something similar on mine (some way off however....), But also placing a thin layer of flexible foam between the pvc and vinyl to give it a 'padded' look.

    Cheers,

    Colin

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