What I've done to my car this week!

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Hobbawobba
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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Hobbawobba » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:48 am

Getting ready to take on all the Honda's?! :D

I finished my welding yesterday! Finally!! :lol: It's not pretty at the moment as that can be done at a later date. It's all solid and seam welded though :)

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by richrx » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:29 pm

Solid and functional is what I've settled on, some minor welding has kept mine off the road(that and a young family)so had this sorted last week finally


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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by ian65 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:27 pm

this week I've been mostly making gaskets to repair my leaky inlet :)

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by dyeo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:25 am

This week my OEM steering wheel came in the mail... I bought the car with a momo wheel, which is smaller, making the lack of power steering more brutal, and it inconveniently blocks half of the speedo from my viewing angle. I'm going to be doing a re-tune of my carburetor this weekend since it seems to be running a little bit rich. After that I'm going to get a set of aluminium pedals for the car from autovation... they're not oem but they make them in a black anodized aluminium which would look great in the interior.

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Not the exact wheel I purchased, but same design and similar condition.

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by richrx » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:10 am

ian65 wrote:this week I've been mostly making gaskets to repair my leaky inlet :)
That looks good, can you make manifold gaskets too? And did you go for the coolant plug option?


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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by richrx » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:14 am

dyeo wrote:. I'm going to be doing a re-tune of my carburetor this weekend since it seems to be running a little bit rich.
A small write up of that would be perfect, I'm going tontry that at some point but dont have a clue where to start.


I've always wondered how much heaver steering is with a smaller wheel, brutal seems to sum it up well :lol:


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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by codge » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:58 am

From an old post of mine: All for the 12A with standard Nikki.

"From Memory this......Mixture and Idle setting is done as follows:

Get engine warm and set fast tickover @ 1000rpm+

Screw in mixture screw just until it starts 'hunting' up and down.

Back off mixture screw only enough to restore smooth running and then reset idle down to what you want (typically 800 rpm).

I realise this is a load of cobblers if you can't get it running well enough in the first place, but it might be useful info later on.
The idea is that you get it running well at home using this method then set it up really precisely at the MOT next time. In my experience you're better off doing your own setting first as last and then leaving it, because it all comes down to time and a sensitive touch anyway".


The idle screw is on top with the time-honoured backspring to hold it's setting and the mixture screw has an 'anti tamper' cap that you can tamper with. :lol:

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by richrx » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:57 pm

Thanks for that codge... I'll go have a play now.

Oh the car returned with a blow in the backbox i didnt know was there. Looks like a new backbox is my only way to repair the blow, what are the best budget options i have? I'll get a photo up of the section thats gone....


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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Hobbawobba » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:21 pm

Nice repairs Rich. Makes mine look like Frankenstein :lol:

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by richrx » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:25 pm

Hobbawobba wrote:Nice repairs Rich. Makes mine look like Frankenstein :lol:
Nowt wrong with Frankenstein, its his monster you want to avoid :lol:

Anyway i paid a welder to do mine, so it doesnt count!

Ok so the part leaking is the bottom bracket, feels like a few holes blowing....

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