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by Luxobarge
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1071
Views: 350285

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

If you want to explore the option of a solid state regulator, I can strongly recommend this company: https://www.dynamoregulators.com/voltage-regulators.php He's more than happy to discuss requirements over the phone so you make sure you get the right one, I'd be surprised if they couldn't help. The...
by Luxobarge
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1071
Views: 350285

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

gazza82 wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:57 pm
What about looking for a solid-state regulator? We know how you love a bit of tech! ;)
Yes, I've used these before, one on my tractor (12V) and one on my Reliant Regal (6V) - both work brilliantly.
by Luxobarge
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3611
Views: 523806

Re: breakdown truck

Mercedes, but which model I'm not sure.
by Luxobarge
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Ford Anglia 106e (LHD) Estate - Now in the USA!
Replies: 100
Views: 11404

Re: I'm back! Ford Anglia 106e (Estate)

Great stuff, glad your diagnosis was right. Yeah, that water pump doesn't owe you anything does it? I know the feeling of having an old engine spewing out fluids, yesterday I got our old Morris Minor out for the first time this year, and it was squirting petrol out of a faulty pipe near the fuel pum...
by Luxobarge
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more

In terms of the engine. I`d read that when no 4 both closed no 1 would be TDC on the compression stroke on no1 so, with the rotor being there or thereabouts it ought to be roughly right timed, well enough to it to try and start, I would have figured. I'm afraid what you read was wrong. Think about ...
by Luxobarge
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more

I checked the firing order and that the dizzy is roughly around plug1 when the engine should be TDC. Yes, but are both valves closed on that cylinder, i.e. are you sure it's on the compression stroke? If they're open then it's on the exhaust stroke and you're way out on the timing, obviously. I don...
by Luxobarge
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Ford Anglia 106e (LHD) Estate - Now in the USA!
Replies: 100
Views: 11404

Re: I'm back! Ford Anglia 106e (Estate)

With the appalling quality of some aftermarket parts these days, the fact that the coil looks new would count against it in my humble opinion, not for it!
by Luxobarge
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Ford Anglia 106e (LHD) Estate - Now in the USA!
Replies: 100
Views: 11404

Re: I'm back! Ford Anglia 106e (Estate)

Ah, only when hot.... Yeah, I've had coils do that, had one on our Morris Minor that just cut out when hot, leave it to cool down for 15-20 minutes and off we went again. Happened once during an MoT test, which was embarrassing!The difference was that it wouldn't run at all when it failed. Still, at...
by Luxobarge
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Ford Anglia 106e (LHD) Estate - Now in the USA!
Replies: 100
Views: 11404

Re: I'm back! Ford Anglia 106e (Estate)

Yeah, you'd have thought that would do it, but I'm going on the symptoms, which are classic jet blockage or lack of fuel supply. Did you install an in-line fuel filter? If not, I'd highly recommend it, they're cheap and easy, and even if it's not the cause now, a good preventative measure. Let us kn...
by Luxobarge
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Ford Anglia 106e (LHD) Estate - Now in the USA!
Replies: 100
Views: 11404

Re: I'm back! Ford Anglia 106e (Estate)

Great news, thanks for the update - keep them coming!

Poor running sounds like blocked main jet in the carb to me, what carb does this run? This wouldn't be surprising, as a few laps of a bouncy field is likely to disturb some muck.....

Keep up the good work!

Cheers :D