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by Talking Hoarse
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: car sos.
Replies: 35
Views: 2843

Re: Car SOS

There are a few of the later Car SOS projects on display at BMM Gaydon, including a powder blue MGA, AC Aceca, DB6 and Volvo P1800. From my (casual) lookover of these cars the restoration /makeover work looks very worthy, and I would be overwhelmed if my car was attended in that way. More than one h...
by Talking Hoarse
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Scout /Fox Air Valve /Power Valve /Automatic Air /Power Valve
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Scout /Fox Air Valve /Power Valve /Automatic Air /Power Valve

What do you make of these? I volunteer in a Cotswold motoring museum & toy collection (it might be remiss to advertise the location on this forum.....?). Every time I go there I spot something I haven't noticed before. I have recently been reorganising the counter area of a recreation of the village...
by Talking Hoarse
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?

YIPPEE - SORTED AT LAST!! I did receive the Meat & Doria service kit from Autodoc (took about a week to arrive from Germany). I was reluctant to open up the carb yet again without expertise or plan, so engaged Central Motors Cheltenham to sort. Recommended to them by an retired /veteran local mechan...
by Talking Hoarse
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?

Some time has passed, some work /effort but sadly no progress. I confirmed that the float needle valve is closing off fuel supply, and that the fuel height within the float chamber is maintained when engine is running. This Nikki carb has a small glass spy hole with a dot to indicate the float level...
by Talking Hoarse
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?

Thanks John No further progress, excepting I have located & ordered kits from Japan for washers, seals, gaskets etc. Probably take a week or so to arrive. I am a bit reluctant to strip down the carb and rebuild when the bits come - hoping to find someone (very much) more expert than myself to do thi...
by Talking Hoarse
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Datsun Bluebird 180B - Nikki carb fault?

The old Datsun has been misbehaving. It is a 1983 Bluebird 180B, 910 estate so with L18S engine, and a Nikki twin choke downdraught carb. It was running really well a couple of weeks ago but had started running rough & lumpy after I refilled with fuel, especially between 2000-3000rpm. I have probabl...
by Talking Hoarse
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Battery question

I have just disposed of such a battery that was utterly lifeless when I got the old Datsun - the battery was 5 or 6 years old but the car had been standing untouched for almost all of that time. I budgeted for a new battery, but also tried to resurrect the old one. My 4 amp charger wouldn't add any ...
by Talking Hoarse
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What classic vehicles have you seen?
Replies: 2169
Views: 94280

Re: What classic vehicles have you seen?

I recognise that venue - I presume Rare Breeds day @ Haynes Museum back in September. Had to be elsewhere on the day else I would have been on parade with Doris-the-Datsun. Like the Rapier in the background of the Metro shot. I currently volunteer (ie "dust & dither") at BMM aka Gaydon a couple of d...
by Talking Hoarse
Sun May 22, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: ANyone know where to buy car door deadlocks?
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: ANyone know where to buy car door deadlocks?

Security locks used to be retro fitted to cars in 1970's & 80's. If you have a chance have a look a look at a car that was used to carry TV kit or a DER Escort estate - but admittedly a fat chance of finding those to examine now! I had security locks fitted to my MkI Escort back in 1980's - the driv...
by Talking Hoarse
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National drive it day
Replies: 15
Views: 1048

Re: National drive it day

I was marshalling on the hill at Prescott yesterday so the Datsun was in the car park. Apart from the competitors..... there were some nice old cars parked up in the public car park when I went for a gawp at lunch time, including a special edition Escort Cosworth, an MGA (on steroids with a V8 I thi...