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Paula
December 30, 2017, 10:06pm Report to Moderator

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That didn't occur to me at all!


So bend it down a little. The sender is only a year old and was fitted by the PO to fix the gauge problem (it didn't)


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December 30, 2017, 10:21pm Report to Moderator

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It's easier to sort when the tank is empty.....
I repeatedly removed, bent, refitted until the gauge read E with the float sitting close to the bottom of the tank, then hooked a wire round the float arm and pulled it up to the top of the tank and checked that the gauge read full.
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So bend it down a little. The sender is only a year old and was fitted by the PO to fix the gauge problem (it didn't)


Yes, as it's a new sender my money would be on adjustment curing the problem.
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December 31, 2017, 12:55am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from yorkshire_spam
It's easier to sort when the tank is empty.....
I repeatedly removed, bent, refitted until the gauge read E with the float sitting close to the bottom of the tank, then hooked a wire round the float arm and pulled it up to the top of the tank and checked that the gauge read full.


Brilliant.
Thanks!


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Hi Paula.

That mileage around town I think is about 19 mpg. My 2 Litre Vit does about that, or maybe slightly less, though quite a lot of that mileage is while it's warming up, maybe it's normal, though bit pricey!.
Carbs have rebuilt with all new consumables.
Lot better on a run doing 50/60mph using overdrive, about 32mpg I think.
Are your plugs sooty when using in town do you know?. Mine are, with just a small area of brown. I understand they will run richer with constant stop/start journeys.
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Quoted from daver clasper
Hi Paula.

That mileage around town I think is about 19 mpg. My 2 Litre Vit does about that, or maybe slightly less, though quite a lot of that mileage is while it's warming up, maybe it's normal, though bit pricey!.
Carbs have rebuilt with all new consumables.
Lot better on a run doing 50/60mph using overdrive, about 32mpg I think.
Are your plugs sooty when using in town do you know?. Mine are, with just a small area of brown. I understand they will run richer with constant stop/start journeys.
Dave


I've found my one quite good on petrol.
I wouldn't know the figures but I know i can go to Brighton Nad back on a single tank. That seems ok.
Obviously in traffic it's very different, but it seems normal


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Paula
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It's this threads 1st Birthday!!
Thank you so much for all the help over the year. It's made it possible to own a classic car as my only car and keep it going all year long and even take it down the Santa Pod drag strip!
I've thoroughly enjoyed owning, driving and working on it and i'm looking forward to learning more and more.
I'm sorry if i haven't replied to every comment, but sometimes i don't get the emails telling me you've posted. But i've read every word a few times and understood most of it.
I'm back out tomorrow messing with the fuel sender and the handbrake.
Expect more questions!
Thanks again.
Paula.
Xx



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Quoted from Paula


I've found my one quite good on petrol.
I wouldn't know the figures but I know i can go to Brighton Nad back on a single tank. That seems ok.
Obviously in traffic it's very different, but it seems normal


Paula, definately the most interesting thread on the Forum and I am always happy to see the new posts.
On all my cars ( 5 of them, of which 3 are britisch classics) every time I tank up, I note the recorded km reading and then record the amounts on an Excel sheet. As a result my 13/60 which I got in March has done just under 2000 km till August ( since then it is being worked on ) at average 7,9 litre per 100km. That is not so far away from the Optimum 7,1 achieved by many with good engines, so I am quiter pleased.

Keep up the Posts and sharing your experiences !!

Antonia



Gott hüte mich vorm Sturm und Wind, und Autos ,die aus England sind
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Quoted from Antonnick


Paula, definately the most interesting thread on the Forum and I am always happy to see the new posts.
On all my cars ( 5 of them, of which 3 are britisch classics) every time I tank up, I note the recorded km reading and then record the amounts on an Excel sheet. As a result my 13/60 which I got in March has done just under 2000 km till August ( since then it is being worked on ) at average 7,9 litre per 100km. That is not so far away from the Optimum 7,1 achieved by many with good engines, so I am quiter pleased.

Keep up the Posts and sharing your experiences !!

Antonia



I do the same and the result is:
Over 3000 kms my average has been 7.5l/100 for my 13/60 convertible


Ruby : 1968 13/60 convertible
"I'm not rich enough to buy cheap"

"If it isn't broken don't fix it" - where's the fun in that?
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January 4, 2018, 11:11am Report to Moderator


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One eof the metrication measures that never crossed the channel is fuel consumption.    I need to translate Liters/100km to Miles per Gallon (and I'm a fervent metricator!)
Fortunatley Google is my friend and many sites will do this for me.
And 7.5L/100Km is 37.7mpg!

This is for 6 cylinders?   You guys must drive very, very carefully!   Most Vitesses do mid-20s.
John


Serial Vitesse racer.

Old Blue.  1995-2001
Silverback. 2001-2007
SofS. 2007 - to date.

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January 4, 2018, 11:23am Report to Moderator

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The siphon just arrived so i'm going to pop the sender out and have a wee bend of the float.



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One eof the metrication measures that never crossed the channel is fuel consumption.    I need to translate Liters/100km to Miles per Gallon (and I'm a fervent metricator!)
Fortunatley Google is my friend and many sites will do this for me.
And 7.5L/100Km is 37.7mpg!

This is for 6 cylinders?   You guys must drive very, very carefully!   Most Vitesses do mid-20s.
John


As we both said these for figures are for 13/60 s


Ruby : 1968 13/60 convertible
"I'm not rich enough to buy cheap"

"If it isn't broken don't fix it" - where's the fun in that?
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and when youve syphoned some fuel and the thing becomes redundant
i can see home brewed wine and beer putting it to good use in its afterlife  
the octane will add some novel flavours

Pete


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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Quoted from Pete Lewis
and when youve syphoned some fuel and the thing becomes redundant
i can see home brewed wine and beer putting it to good use in its afterlife  
the octane will add some novel flavours

Pete


Excellent idea


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Pete,
You still celebrating Xmas & New Year?
Your last post lacked your usual coherence!

The "in" thing just now is "artisanal" gin, and that can have a 'Petrol' note to its aroma.
"If petrol were a perfume, it would smell like this. The man of my dreams would splash this on like aftershave."
http://ginandcrumpets.com/gin-tasting-sipsmith-london-dry-gin/

John


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