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  1. Hi all, I'm hoping for recommendations for a garage in the East Midlands that is good at some old school diagnostics...ideally with Triumph (Spitfire) engines or similar. As per this thread from a few months ago, I have been intermittently plagued with a misfire on cylinder 1...no spark condition (particularly under load, but also at idle). I have worked my way through the ignition components and also tried other bits and bobs like valve clearances but haven't really got anywhere... Spent this week on a 1200 mile road trip around Scotland where at points it was particularly bad...I've now exhausted my knowledge and would like someone else to take a look! A handful of trip pics below...went very well (apart from the above!) with no mechanical issues except from a small coolant leak easily fixed with a new jubilee clip.
  2. 300 miles Tuesday, 140 yesterday, 100 so far today - currently en route to Skye!
  3. Hi chaps, I've got a Mobylette which I'd like to carry around on the back of my 2cv like a proper Frenchy. Any recommendations for bike racks that can fit on a towbar? Dave Cooper racks appear on Google, are they any good?
  4. Could a mod change the title to wanted: MGB or similar?
  5. Sadly he's not too keen on the above - looking for a bit less work, I think something with good bodywork would be ideal, but in need of some mechanical fettling. Specifically he's keen on an MGB or similar - any of those knocking around on here or is it time to brave eBay or the like?
  6. Cheers all, I will pass them on!
  7. Hi shiters, Got a friend who is interested in getting a car project - fancied an MGB but open to suggestions! What have you got?
  8. Yep, give Hagerty a call. They insured me a foreign car on the VIN number with no restrictions on timeframes to register.
  9. Thanks all, I've checked the valve clearances and they all seem good. It's got an electronic ignition, so no points gap to be checked. I've tried a couple of spare dizzy caps, same end result. All engine earth cables are good. My thinking is it must be the grounding of the spark plug (based on the video below attached), as it fires when grounded elsewhere - but what can I do apart from clean the thread (which I've already done), try a different spark plug, check connection between HT lead and plug is good, check plug gap...? Confusion... UPDATE: having written this out and waiting for a file to upload, I cleaned the plug holes again and cleaned the end connections on the leads...now it's all good! Took for a test drive and it quickly relapsed, but another clean and all good again...think I'll be replacing those leads (again)... Thanks all and merry Christmas!
  10. VID_20181224_170853.mp4 Whoops - wrong one before - this is the engine at idle (occasionally fires).
  11. Yep - when the lead is swapped to a different plug, it fires every time. Just doesn't seem to like this plug/cylinder combo.
  12. VID_20181224_171238.mp4 Occasionally firing at idle. VID_20181224_171259.mp4 Fires when given a bit of revs.
  13. I'm using lead additive, but I don't think it's this, I think it's electrical - there's clearly no spark at idle, but there is at higher revs...
  14. Seems alright - the rotor doesn't wobble if that's what you mean?
  15. Yep, done that, swapped with a plug from another cylinder - no luck.
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