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Dollywobbler's Invacars - Many test drives


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#1891 ONLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

Just had a thought, Mr Wobbler. Going back to 1998 my Simca suffered HGF, after a short while after reassembly a valve clearance went tight as I put pushrods back in reverse order (ie cylinder 4 had cylinder 1's rods) and had similar symptoms to TWK's chugging idle. Wondering if a bit of build up crud has come off the valve or seat, or something dropped down the manifold, since burnt away, and the clearance has closed up a few thou.

 

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#1892 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:25 PM

Clearances are fine but highly likely that some crud is causing a valve not to fully close.

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#1893 ONLINE   madrat

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:37 PM

You really need to do a wet and dry compression test.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

If it is really cruddy a quick and dirty way of removing stubborn deposits is water injection. A squirt bottle or pressure sprayer in the inlet while running at a fast idle will do it
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

If it is really cruddy a quick and dirty way of removing stubborn deposits is water injection. A squirt bottle or pressure sprayer in the inlet while running at a fast idle will do it

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:13 PM

 

 

That must have been a wind up, surely!


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 02:28 PM


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:51 PM

https://mustangforum...h-this-car.html

Ah I've heard tell of this excellent story but was unable to find it using a Google search. I've finally got to read it.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 08:18 PM

Well done of the fixerating of this here vehicle.

I can remember seeing the odd one about when I was a kid and thought they were total and utter shite.

Nevertheless, I guess some people were mighty pleased to receive one in the days of late 60's mobility.

Seeing the inside of yours confirms the total basicness of the shite, raw glass fibre and basicness.

All a part of motoring history and fair play for taking it on and getting it going, champion of the underdog.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:03 PM

As mentioned earlier... Wobbler TVa6f1024aa5695d07a0c936fa19cc06d4.jpg
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:50 PM

He's blue, da ba dee da ba die, &c.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:04 AM

I'm a-feared...
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:51 AM

He's blue, da ba dee da ba die, &c.

It's cold in that there Wales.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:21 PM

Thanks to Cobblers, who I met at the weekend. He supplied me with a couple of batteries.

 

Here's a battery tray shot for our other Model 70 shiter.

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Utterly failed to take a photo of the battery in place. Can't find the clamp, so it's just bungeed in for now.

 

Went for another test drive. I now have the front lid from the spares car fitted. The locks are seized on both, because they sit flat and fill up with water. I've gone for a pretty bow for now, but will have to engineer a finer solution.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

I'm strongly against the anthropomorphising of motor vehicles, but bloody hell doesn't it just have the most eager little face? Like a puppy keen to please. Lovely stuff. Does that door not work or what?


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#1906 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:28 PM

I seem to be cornering the market for cute little cars. The Lexus is clearly going to have to get swapped for something cuter.

 

The door does work, but they're a bit of faff to open and close at the moment, so I just leave them open, then drive around pretending I'm a delivery driver in the 1970s.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 01:40 PM

Thanks to Cobblers, who I met at the weekend. He supplied me with a couple of batteries.

 

Here's a battery tray shot for our other Model 70 shiter.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWZpySXXcAE5...

 

Utterly failed to take a photo of the battery in place. Can't find the clamp, so it's just bungeed in for now.

 

Went for another test drive. I now have the front lid from the spares car fitted. The locks are seized on both, because they sit flat and fill up with water. I've gone for a pretty bow for now, but will have to engineer a finer solution.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWZjCpPWkAAF...

I had to replace the lock on the Rialto bonnet last year too, same thing. Mine looks like a filing cabinet lock.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:25 PM

Doesn't it have a little flap to keep the worst if the elements out? Squidging it full of either silicone grease or the funny gooey stuff you put in phone jacks* may help.


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#1909 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 03:52 PM

Doesn't it have a little flap to keep the worst if the elements out? Squidging it full of either silicone grease or the funny gooey stuff you put in phone jacks* may help.


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*It's the same stuff those funny gooey stress ball things you could get that would stick to the wall or a window of you throw them

 

It does, but I think they're more designed to stop stuff splashing in than deal with a deluge direct into it. I'm not sure they were really designed for horizontal use.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:01 PM

Cheers for that! Definitely not seen anything like that tray in any of the boxes. Methinks some fabrication may be required...

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Posted Yesterday, 01:07 PM

Not much to report really. Still awaiting a 1/4" whitworth spanner so I can get the doors off without yet more socket abuse. Also, the Honda has taken over the garage temporarily. However, I thought it important to have some instructions to hand, given how tricky the Invacar is to drive.

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I have also refitted both the external and internal engine covers. Much quieter!

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A sensible person would have washed the internal cover first, but I kind-of like the moss, and maybe it'll produce oxygen to offset fumes from the heating system.

 

It's so narrow, I can get away with parking it here. 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

Went mad in another bit to escape my laptop, and stole the rear window from the spares car.

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Managed to fit it inside out, despite carefully laying out the window rubber the right way. I'm an idiot. Still, it'll have to come out again I suspect. The seal isn't great, and I should probably sort out the broken bits of bodywork. Still, Invacar is sitting out for a while, so good to have it vaguely weathertight. Especially as a bird flew into it yesterday and shat on the fuel gauge.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:14 PM

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Posted Yesterday, 05:27 PM

Bird shit on the fuel gauge? Scrap it.




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