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Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - FoD Open Weekend 15/16 June


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Today's car stuff started with my friend Colin from the Milton Keynes Classic group having a drive of the Morris 1300. Colin has a VP1300 and noticed the occasional and sudden misfire of my Morris so we had a look around including lifting the distributor cap, but could see nothing. A stab in the dark saw us fit a new coil and Colin took it out again. BINGO no more misfire!

The reason Colin had come round was to restart the Opel Manta project by getting the wheels painted ready to fit. Trouble is when you do it properly it takes time and all we manged before he needed to go home was two inners.

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17 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Milton Keyes Classic breakfast meeting today with 10° C and sunshine was a popular event.

@Andyrew came in his VP1300 and Colin was supposed to bring his VP1300 but it would not start so he brought along his Mini van.

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not sure if anyones pointed it out, but I like how you have the VDP Allegro, while Andyrew has the regular Allegro, and you have the Regular ADO16 while Andyrew has the VDP ADO16 :)

I hope we can see all 4 together at some point? :) 

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37 minutes ago, hairnet said:

Today's car stuff started with my friend Colin from the Milton Keynes Classic group having a drive of the Morris 1300. Colin has a VP1300 and noticed it needs a V8

I would fit a turbo V-Tec Honda engine in it, but Mrs6C had pointed out I only have a pea shooter exhaust!

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5 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

Milton Keyes Classic breakfast meeting today with 10° C and sunshine was a popular event.

@Andyrew came in his VP1300 and Colin was supposed to bring his VP1300 but it would not start so he brought along his Mini van.

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Minivan with a sunroof? It looks a tad low.

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I had a few errands to run today, which car?

Range Rover - hard to park

Astra - uses too little diesel

Morris 1300 - heater not working

480 - The desire is there to drive it. Also the heater works well and it is good to check that it starts every time as it has just had a second new starter fitted.

 

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My Morris 1300’s front suspension has been playing the percussion for an orchestra since I had it and today it went to my favourite garage for a health check. As suspected it is the bush in the nearside of the steering rack that is worn and allowing the rack to bang over rough ground.

The car received a general inspection as it is not MOTed and got a good report. The only other thing noted was the o-s drive shaft joint had some deterioration, but did not need immediate replacement.

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13 hours ago, Noel Tidybeard said:

i've been seeing an advert for citroen which features a brown GS- you wouldn't know anything about this would you?🤔

Sorry I don't even remember seeing a brown one for sale recently.

Unless Mrs6C is secretly selling ours!

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16 hours ago, Noel Tidybeard said:

i've been seeing an advert for citroen which features a brown GS- you wouldn't know anything about this would you?🤔

The ad for the new* C4 (I think). I did spot the brown GS too but I don't remember seeing a number plate. 

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Today I have slowly been preparing and painting the front of the first of the Manta wheels, but the paint won't dry at 10 C.

I have fired up the new garage diesel heater (not FoD one) and set up the exhaust and air filter as per the illustration in the manual. Mrs6C commented what are you burning, on investigation the exhaust pipe was cold and the inlet pipe was hot and the plastic air filet melting. Checking the instruction manual again I found I had set it up as per the manual and that was wrong! 

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1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

Ride of Shame!

It won't start. Press the button the dash lights and then goes black again.

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Oh dear. Our neighbour's very shiny,  low mileage 18 plate Discovery FTPd a few days back - everything completely shut down for no apparent reason and it refused to go. JLR now have it and it looks like it could be the main ECU.

Fingers crossed yours is a relatively easy fix in contrast.

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