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The Mighty Dacia - 1310 estate - Cat's tales

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#421 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

Indeed. I think the vacuum advance is not working because the carburettor is so knackered that it's creating an iffy vacuum. Let's hope the rebuild kit makes a difference. If it ever actually arrives...

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 10:53 AM

There's always hope. Perhaps his cousin twice removed will deliver it after picking it up from grandfather and delivering it in his ruined Yugo.


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#423 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

Parts should land in London this weekend, and I may even be able to scoop them up as I'll be down that way. 

 

In other significant news, I've just completed the owner transfer. This is now Cats' Dacia. To be honest, that's mostly for simplicity. Splitting the costs is an utter, utter pain in the arse and leaves neither of us entirely sure what we owe the other. I think we're near-enough even, which is fine by me. A lot easier with one person at the helm. My interest in the car certainly hasn't evaporated though. I'll be watching with interest, and hope I can get over for tinkering sessions if time permits (it really hasn't lately, for either of us!). All the best Mr Cats!


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:11 AM

RE: rear seatbelts, this is the setup in a 1978 Australian example.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:37 AM

Cats should have the logbook now. Hope to still be involved with making the Dacia healthy again going forward.

 

In other news, I got a warning letter from askMID today, threatening me with fines. This is because the DVLA initially allocated the wrong reg number - an H instead of G. They told me this and said the correct logbook would come through, which it did, but clearly some numpty failed to delete the 'wrong' ID. So I got a warning letter about a car which doesn't exist! They're looking into it...


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#426 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:00 AM

Hibernation interrupted.

 

Good times.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:05 PM

I've been fitting a Weber to this today. It fitted pretty well dropping more or less straight into place. I've got a bit of setting up work still to do but it did run so I'm a happy chappy.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:15 PM

Nice work! It looked a right mare to start in a number of online appearances!



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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:57 PM

That's brill, the replacement Weber that I fitted to my Scirocco dropped into place far more easily then the Pierburg that it replaced.


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#430 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:32 PM

Oh come on Mr Cats. It's Weber!

Quite excited about this.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:27 AM

In about 5 hours most of the video files will arrive at Hubnut central. Sorry about the spelling.

I really need to sort out a starter switch.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:17 AM

Even a quick under-bonnet hotwire to the starter might be useful for testing purposes. Is the idle better now? Did you plug the vacuum line? Sorry. Hundreds of questions!
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:21 PM

Fitting a webber as in a BBQ in the boot for summer picnics?
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:40 PM

The 405 already has a hotwire starter after many FTPs for at least 4 shitters.

 

I didn't plug in the pipe to the dizzy and I'm not sure what the idle will be like when its properly warm.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:17 PM

You did plug the pipe though? It will just suck loads of air otherwise and run leaner.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:28 PM

I'd been deliberately not blocking it before as it was otherwise running far too rich,  it did notice that it was wanting a lot of choke so I'll try that when I next get spare daylight.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:40 PM

I've had a bit of tinkering time over the weekend to play with the Dacia so the air box now fits and most of the holes are blocked up with spare bolts and PTFE tape.

As it still wouldn't start I switched my attention to a ignition bypass or hotwire.

First attempt was to copy my 405 technique of a wire connected to the starter solenoid that could be struck on the cigarette lighter.

This proved trickier than I expected as wires poked through the bulkhead didn't appear behind the dash. The other problem being that the starter solenoid is buried under the inlet fannymold and I couldn't find the correct wire to join and couldn't see the terminals.

It was obviously* going to be simpler to hotwire it the traditional way by connecting dash wires together. First it seemed sensible to check the wires with a multimeter so off came the steering column cowling and on went the meter.
After a bit of fannying round I established that there wasn't much wrong with the switch so the problem must be elsewhere.

I'm still trying to get video footage over to Ian if anyone has any good suggestions that will cope with my crappy internet.

I also found this on Google Play while looking for something else. I want to download it but I'm not giving it all the permissions that it wants on a proper phone. Might wipe an old phone and pop it on for a play



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:45 PM

Good stuff. Another culprit is fuel pump. Does priming make any difference now it's on a decent carb? Is that vacuum pipe now blocked?

 

If you're on feeble broadband, I can see that WeTransfer might be an issue. It was taking me several hours to upload videos to YouTube, because even though we had 2.5mbps download, the upload was restricted to 252kb or something like that.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:31 PM

I didn't try priming it today,  will give it a go later in the week with a fresh battery

 

I just tested it and it claimed 0.82Mbps upload and 17.6 Mbps download but I think the main issue is that it drops out regularly and WT needs me to pop back on each time to wake it back up.

 

I've just remembered that we've got a shared album on Google photos,  drop in there and see if you can find it.


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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:40 PM

That seemed to work. I think. Will see what I can drag down tomorrow.
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