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


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On 24/05/2024 at 22:29, Six-cylinder said:

Today Slowsilver did another grass cut of the FoD in preparation for the FoD Open Weekend.

Today I have driven both the V70 and the 940 and prefer the 940 by a small margin mainly because of the more comfortable ride. Anybody also driven both and have a favourite?

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Always 940.740 over FWD.

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This weeks problem is my Rolls Royce stopped charging.

With the help of my friend Duncan from the Triumph Club I finally got the dynamo off and took it for test and repair to an Auto sparks in Aylesbury. They report 2 of the 3 brushes are worn and the other one is homemade and sticks in its holder. I have ordered new Brushes today.

Yesterday we did a compression test on my Mitsubishi Sigma which with a range of 15-80 psi is low. It looks like both banks need new head gaskets. I am now looking for the parts and the mech I have asked to do it is doing his homework on the job, but I think he will find it is straightforward.

Daily driver this week is my Citroen DS.

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On 03/06/2024 at 23:40, AnthonyG said:

I will be able to make this now. Are there any specific plans for stuff to do?  
Apart from collect fish and chips in a Morris 1300, that goes without saying. 

What’s the status on the Saab 95? I remember it starting and running but don’t recall it moving about much - did it need work on the brakes or clutch? 

I believe the  @juular will be here is weld their BX and @MrsJuular to dismantle her spares Ami 8. I think @Talbotwill be here finishing the barn roof.  @beko1987 will be with us to clean up the Mini Mayfair interior, which is out of the car. Beko also says he will pressure clean some of the cars that have got very green over the winter.

I am hoping @juular can weld on the cutter wheel that has broken off the garden tractor back on.

We need to organise a parking space for the black Visa GT which is returning the following week. 3 years ago I agreed with a welding garage  to do all the the welding to make it safe and legal. They started with enthusiasm but soon the project stalled and the car has just sat.

The Royale needs it's carb looking at as when you connect a fuel supply  the float does not shut it off and petrol bubbles up through the carb.

The Morris 1300 has acquired a misfire and needs looking at. It seems worst after a roundabout or bend so I am thinking the carb should be cleaned out and the fuel line check to see it is clear.

Last time we played with the Saab 95 we got it going but the brakes were stuck, the fuel tank leaked and the lights etc needed fitting. The @MrsJuular put the lights and wiring in. @Andyrew arranged for the fuel tank to be reconditioned but it needs refitting. I am sure the brakes will needs unsticking again.

It would be so nice to have a moped working for site transport.

Colin's Mercedes 450SLC might be back from it injectors being cleaned.

The Carlton Estate has an MOT fail list to sort.

Repair immediately (major defects):

  • Offside Front Fuel hose leaking (6.1.3 (b) (i))
  • Nearside Front Direction indicator not working (4.4.1 (a) (ii))
  • Nearside Rear Sub-frame pin or bush excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))
  • Offside Rear Sub-frame pin or bush excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))
  • Offside Front Drag link end ball joint has excessive play (2.1.3 (b) (i))
  • Rear Brake disc significantly and obviously worn (1.1.14 (a) (i))
  • Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault (1.6 (b))
  • Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction (8.2.1.2 (h))
  • Parking brake efficiency below requirements (1.4.2 (a) (i))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

  • Fuel Pipe/s corroded ALL
  • Front Brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (1.1.14 (a) (ii))
  • Alternator warning light on

 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, jonathan_dyane said:

I don't think the engine MIL is actually a fail on a vehicle of this age

Correct, EML is only a fail on cars made 2003 and later.

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Carburettor rebuilds are not really my thing, there are far too many precious little bits to lose…😄

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Happy to bring along the BMC factory manual I have though - covers both the HS2 and HS4 SUs. 

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18 minutes ago, AnthonyG said:

Carburettor rebuilds are not really my thing, there are far too precious little bits to lose…😄

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Happy to bring along the BMC factory manual I have though - covers both the HS2 and HS4 SUs. 

I noticed today the fuel has drained out of the filter by the carburettor. 

 

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2 hours ago, hairnet said:
On 03/06/2024 at 23:40, AnthonyG said:

Apart from collect fish and chips in a Trabant, 

FTF/EFA (puts a new meaning to smoked kipper...)

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This arrived today in a stack purchased on EBay:

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Will bring it along on Saturday. 

They like the Super! Visa. The CX buyers guide, published a mere 5 years after its debut over here, mentions ‘Early cars will be rusting in several places if they have not been looked after’ 😐. Not much better than the GS then. 

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29 minutes ago, AnthonyG said:

This arrived today in a stack purchased on EBay:IMG_0663.jpeg.1418d58233c8f44424dfc4839eaf74c5.jpeg

Will bring it along on Saturday. 

They like the Super! Visa. The CX buyers guide, published a mere 5 years after its debut over here, mentions ‘Early cars will be rusting in several places if they have not been looked after’ 😐. Not much better than the GS then. 

I saw the new Fuego at the Oct 1980 Motor show and liked it so much Jan 1981 I tried to buy one. I wanted a 2.0 TX which did not have a luggage cover so I asked the dealer to throw one in, but they wouldn't so I didn't buy the car, saved me £1000s in depreciation not buying it!  

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1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

 saved me £1000s in depreciation not buying it!  

yeah but in longer than ive been alive (cough) you wouldnt have cared :D

cos hot chick magnet yes?

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On 07/06/2024 at 19:23, Six-cylinder said:

I noticed today the fuel has drained out of the filter by the carburettor. 

 

Can you hear the fuel pump do its thing with the ignition on?  I think I needed to whack it with a rubber mallet and wiggle the wires on a few occasions.

Also, it might be worth topping up the dashpot before stripping the carb.  I never did figure out which of the above actions (temporarily) cured the misfire.  Probably the former.

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7 hours ago, RobT said:

I think I needed to whack it with a rubber mallet and wiggle the wires on a few occasions.

This brings back memories from the 70s. I had to do that to the SU pump in my Morris 1000 several times to get back home from longish journeys before I got around to dismantling  it. The contacts had burned stopping it, and the valves were filthy, stopping them closing properly. Cleaned all components, problems gone ! 

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Just a reminder this coming weekend 15/16 June we are holding an Autoshite open weekend on our small holding (FoD). If you have not been before PM me for map to find us.

Arrive and leave as you please, camp if you wish.

We now have some covered space to keep you dry if we have a shower.

Pets welcome, children, wife's/girlfriends all welcome. 

Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own food and other drinks.

Sit around drink tea, chat. If you are Bored what can you do!

Morris 1300 - has a misfire after a roundabout/bend and needs fixing for the chip run

Saab 95 - refit fuel tank and getting it running again. Unstick brakes.

Help Mrs6C move2 foot gauge railway trucks

Vauxhall Carlton Estate - Left front indicator not working, Change Rear brake discs & check handbrake, Replace leaking fuel hose

13HP Garden Tractor – fit and adjust brake pads

Visa GT - Create a parking space for it in the FoD

Vauxhall Royale – take carb top off and free needle valve as petrol spews out

Moped, any moped – make one work for site transport

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As an additional incentive, there will be some free books and lots of magazines up for grabs! 

Including a box of 1950s/60s Motorsport, a couple of big bags of 1990s Car, a few recent Practical Classics, some 1990s/00s Mercedes ones (the sort MB sent out to MB owners) and a some random motorcycle/cycling/aeroplane ones. 

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Will bring along my pressure washer.  Not needing a power supply and having a 30 metre hose to play with should hopefully make the lives of anyone wanting to do cleaning tasks a bit easier.

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The question is how brave do I feel?  Do I attempt to bring the Rover...

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10 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Will bring along my pressure washer.  Not needing a power supply and having a 30 metre hose to play with should hopefully make the lives of anyone wanting to do cleaning tasks a bit easier.

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The question is how brave do I feel?  Do I attempt to bring the Rover...

That looks fun! I'll have my toy nilfisk mostly because it seems safer for blasting the mini carpet, I have my new short lance to play with (standard quick connect if your one is the same?) and the foam gun. 

But up the top of the paddock to de-green stuff that's going to win 😂👌

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