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Saltddirk
September 10, 2017, 3:54pm Report to Moderator

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Not really fell off but needing some repair




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round the bend might be the best place to be.
slightly mad but mostly harmless
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Saltddirk
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main breakdown was our wiper motor that shorted, but beside that we need some more carburettor adjustments, the drivers window needs to be reseated, some more electrical gremlins and the overdrive solenoid needs to be replaced....
If you heard us revving till the redline, now you know why...


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Things to improve: brake master cylinder leaks a little, thermostat needs replacement, middle exhaust box needs renewing (a very annoying rattle inside), passenger side window needs to be reseated, passenger door lock needs adjustment, find out what little thingy is needed to attach the vent lid rod to the knob, attach the windscreen washer tubes.
New narrow v-belt conversion / alternator / electric Revotec fan worked like a charm.  



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Tilburg, Netherlands
63 - TR4, 66 - 2000 od LPG, 73 - Stag  
previous owner of: 69 - Herald 1200 Sal, 71 - 2000 od LPG, 75 - 2500 aut LPG inj
plus a couple of other classics
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September 10, 2017, 10:24pm Report to Moderator

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Will have a proper look at the car tomorrow. But as she behaved very well the list of things that need sorting might be rather short.
Even a problem that persisted for a few years (part of the dashboard illumination not working) solved itself during the run!




1976 TR7 FHC (bought for its wheels in 2013, currently undergoing some TLC ...)
1980 TR7 DHC (a.k.a. Kermette, my first car bought in 1988 )
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined, a.k.a. 't Kreng, bought as a parts donor in 1994, the rest is history as they say)

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Nick B.
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Car behaved very well considering it was MOTed 10 days before start after a rebuild. I clocked a total sum of 4468 KM (2780 miles)

Things that need sorting:
New airfilter (after the dielsel fill up incident. Filter are soaked in oil after there has been shot diesel backwards)
OD solenoid is duff, could not engage OD more than 2-4 times a day
Horn push needs adjusting. Can only toot the horn while turning - which were very practical climbing the passes
Passenger side window needs reseating
Driverside door needs re-adjusting - got shaken out of alignment.
H-support rattled itself lose. Tghe two top-bolts need some loctite or nylocs. Were tightened twice during the run.


Apart from that I will probably pull the engine out over the winter to inspect the shells. I had a suspiciously low oilpressure at tick-over. Fine when driving.
Install a different gearbox - syncro on third is worn.



Cheers

Nick - Team 9


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yorkshire_spam
September 11, 2017, 2:25pm Report to Moderator

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Need to replace the oil pressure warning switch.... the culprit for our oil loss issues.
The diff whine that was annoying me before the 2015 10CR has now reached epic proportions and I think a proper rebuild is now the only option.
The "clonk" from the rear when breaking after reversing - that needs investigation.
The "knock" from the steering when cornering hard - needs investigation.
The way it pulls to the left when you brake really hard - I really should figure that one out!
And it now seems to be running about 1/8th of the gauge hotter than it did a week ago. (It does that to just annoy me)
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Radders
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Change propshaft before Saturday nights rally in Warwickshire as the one on the car was 'chinking' once or twice a day on the run. Adjust the rear brakes, Erm....and that's about it really.

The car performed faultlessly as usual and covered 1,880 miles door to door.  


1968 Mk1 2600 Saloon in Slate Grey.
1969 Mk1 2.5 Pi Saloon in White
1967 Mk1 2000 in Wedgewood

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Essex Winter Rally 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
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Chinese Rally 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
Summer Rally 2012
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Suffolk Winter Rally 2014
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Mops on tour 2013, 2015, 2016 x2 2017
CT Warks Rally 2017
Hughes Rally 2017
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JohnD
September 11, 2017, 3:12pm Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Nick B.
Car behaved very well considering it was MOTed 10 days before start after a rebuild. I clocked a total sum of 4468 KM (2780 miles)
New airfilter (after the dielsel fill up incident. Filter are soaked in oil after there has been shot diesel backwards)
Nick - Team 9


Do tell!

I did this, very early one morning coming back from Classic Le Mans.    About 8L of Diesel, topped up with petrol.
BInman behind in the barge said there were seven colours of smoke coming out, and it misfired all the way through another two tankfuls of good stuff, until I took out the plugs and hand cleaned the oily stuff out of them.
But in the air filters??  How did it go backwrads?

John


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Nick B.
September 11, 2017, 6:26pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from JohnD


Do tell!

I did this, very early one morning coming back from Classic Le Mans.    About 8L of Diesel, topped up with petrol.
BInman behind in the barge said there were seven colours of smoke coming out, and it misfired all the way through another two tankfuls of good stuff, until I took out the plugs and hand cleaned the oily stuff out of them.
But in the air filters??  How did it go backwrads?

John


I am not entirely sure how it fired through the filters, but can only report that there is a massive amount of soot and oil residue on the filters and inside of bonnet. I am running with gareth Thomas' plasma plugs which seemed to cope fine with diesel. I topped up 11 liters of diesel to the tank, so the mixture should be something like 25 liters of shell power and 11 liters of diesel. Car ran like a dog and fumed heavily out of lille in the morning traffic. I managed to burn about 8 liters of fuel on the motorway, and car ran better after a top up. Still could not floor it without engine knocking and get a somewhat agonal breathing

Cheers

Nick


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thescrapman
September 11, 2017, 9:42pm Report to Moderator

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Had a few issues, and then a few more!

Crank pulley came loose, so rad out to fix.

That was spotted whilst changing injectors trying to find out why only 5 would fire.

Metering unit return pipe split.

Kept oiling plugs on over-run descending the passes.

Misfired that got worse limiting usable rev band to 1800 to 2400 rpm.

And the propshaft slidingjoint rattled and banged itself into oblivion.


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2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 CT Navigators Championship winner.

10CR 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 2013 - RBRR 1990, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 - Nachtrit 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 - Chinese rally 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - HCR 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 (3rd place), 2014. 2015, 2017

On the road.
1968 Spitfire Mk3 : 1973 TR6 : 1967 Herald 1200 Estate 1970 : 1968 Mk1 2.5PI 1968
Off the road
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Nick Jones
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The Skip was pretty well behaved again in spite of another royal whipping.  I was forced to open my toolbox on Friday morning when the starter forgot what it was for after a comfort stop in the hills above Bolzano. I gave it a clout with a hammer and fortunately it remembered immediately.  It's never done this before and hasn't done it since...... I'm sure it had nothing to do with being parked by Ellis' car the night before........

Oil pressure at hot idle.....   I think this is due to very high oil temperatures caused by me over-baffling the sump.  The oil started clean and was very black after the first day in the mountains...

The diff.... it's been whining for a while, but now it's more like crying and well on the way to howling.

The back brakes need the dust cleaning out (yet again) and adjusting.  There can't be alot left of the  front pads now either.  They've been on since 2009 and had about 5mm left before this event.  That was before I had an almost clear run down Stelvio.......   which made them smell a bit, but nothing worse. Good stuff these DS2500s

2,386 miles door to door.  Our "modified" route included 11 passes over 2000m and 3 more over 1500. MPG average 34.02.  Best tank 41.6, worst 25.9.  Used maybe half a pint of oil and about the same of water.

Nick


Nick Jones
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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
GT6 Mk3 Roto - project in progress
Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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Our spit had a couple ofminor issues. It used a bit less than 1/2 litre of oil, but the oil is still almost impossible to see on the dipstick, not black at all.
A fuel pipe gave issues, and needed to be cut back and a new hose lip used.
Alternator adjuster arm fractured. Solved by clamping it together with a nut/bolt/washer, but this was an issue I had a couple of years ago with the previous alternator (now has a baby denso 40A type as opposed to a big 100A ford one) I will investigate some options on this....


Clive Senior

Location-Brighton, East Sussex
Foxy is here, 1500od tax exempt Toledo. Now has the decent engine back in Slant 4 engine bolted in, sprint box and axle.Now has fresh MoT. Needs paint though.
Spitfire Zetec project is started work progressing slooooowly on the road!
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CP72
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The Spitfire behaved well during the official run. On the travel to Lille it lost one the balancing weights on the rear, resulting in a bit of shaking when going quicker than 60mph. The tires had been fitted and balanced in August. On the way home from Rolduc the waterpump (fitted in July) packed up, so the last 250km were done on the back of a recovery car...  
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yorkshire_spam
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Quoted from CP72
The Spitfire behaved well during the official run. On the travel to Lille it lost one the balancing weights on the rear, resulting in a bit of shaking when going quicker than 60mph. The tires had been fitted and balanced in August. On the way home from Rolduc the waterpump (fitted in July) packed up, so the last 250km were done on the back of a recovery car...  


If only we'd known/been close by! I had a Spitfire water pump in the boot!
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The red vitesse had a broken rotor arm and has a rumble from the rear. Otherwise went very well. 2 litres of oil about 32 mpg. A great run. Malc.
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