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by Luxobarge
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old Practical Classics Magazines
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Old Practical Classics Magazines

Yeah, post up in the "for sale" section, I'd recommend making it clear that they are free though, I had many years of magazines and they ended up as pulp....

Cheers!
by Luxobarge
Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1133
Views: 360563

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

Yes, very much enjoying the Anglia thread, and this one too - love a good blog! :D :D
by Luxobarge
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1133
Views: 360563

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

Could I respectfully suggest that we keep discussion of the pandemic away from Zel's car blog thread? At least let's do it on an off-topic thread, or preferably not at all....

Cheers!
by Luxobarge
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1090
Views: 616065

Re: What would you buy & why?

If you ever get to the stage of buying an XK8 that needs the headlining replacing (a common fault) I took mine to an excellent guy near Sandwich in Kent that did a brilliant job for a reasonable price, so let me know and I'll dig out the details. Cheers!
by Luxobarge
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1133
Views: 360563

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...Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1133
Views: 360563

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: 3641
Views: 541352

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: 110
Views: 13144

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: 984

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: 984

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...