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fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:03 pm
by rip7
starts and runs on choke ok [ 2500 rpm] coughs splutters and wont idle under 2000 rpm, choke in, new built motor. timing her properly with gun makes it worse. tryin to keep it running and adjusting timing on your own is not easy.

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:40 pm
by Threesevens
Hi Monte,
I had a similar problem. I has a few guys look at it without resolving. I then got an SU carb specialist to look at and he cured it within half an hour. There aren't many SU carb specialists left

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:12 am
by MelloYello
Yeah get someone to have a look at the carb - someone who has had experience.

You have done so much work to get this far, so it can be dis-heartening to be at this stage and still not be "on the road".

I should know as I am in a similar situation at the moment.

Get it reconditioned and then get to a rolling road with a Carb Specialist. It will all be worth it.

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:28 pm
by rip7
thanks both of you for your advice, will take note, kev can you pm the carb guy info to me, and have you got your car back yet, cheers mont

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:38 pm
by Threesevens
Monte, I lost the number when my phone and sim card decided to destroy themselves.
I will get the guys number again as I need a retune of my car.
The only problem is he has been retired for a few years and does the work more as a favour I am not sure he will want to come that far. I will get in touch and ask and let you know.

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:58 pm
by Threesevens
Hi Mont, hope to get that number tomorrow
Will let you know when I have had a chat with him

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:40 pm
by Threesevens
Hi Mont
I have got that guys number. I will drop you a pm

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:22 pm
by rip7
had time to play with the car last week, got her running quite nice .[ been a long time ] runing a bit eratic on tickover [ surging ] think i have a vac leak on inlet manifold. got a new gasket . looks a right git to change [ elford turbo] ? any one done one? [ bolts a pig to get to]

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:51 pm
by ian65
rip7 wrote:had time to play with the car last week, got her running quite nice .[ been a long time ] runing a bit eratic on tickover [ surging ] think i have a vac leak on inlet manifold. got a new gasket . looks a right git to change [ elford turbo] ? any one done one? [ bolts a pig to get to]
it's a big job... turbo needs to come off

Re: fed up trying to get her to run properly, 12a elford

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:11 pm
by Threesevens
Hi Rip,

Are you sure it is the gasket?
My carb guy rebuilt my carb and it runs really sweet now.
Perhaps you could get him to take a look before you take off the turbo

Kev