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by Dick
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 206
Replies: 26
Views: 9817

Re: 206

Quick update chaps, fagash lil doesn't smell quite as bad and i still prefer the clio.....using that to teach no 1 child to drive :D Anyway the gearknob on 206 fell to bits.. i stuck it back together with red insulation tape (customized/tuning) which worked well until it got really hot and wifey com...
by Dick
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3568
Views: 498537

Re: breakdown truck

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by Dick
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 10
Views: 174

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

In the past ive started old diesels with a bit of naked flame.... don't try this with a petrol engine though.. :scared:
by Dick
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3568
Views: 498537

Re: breakdown truck

John, as you're planning on driving along the beach i suggest you get something with tracks....

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by Dick
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 10
Views: 174

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

You could take the rocker cover off to check if the valves are closed.
When I have an engine that won't start i squirt a bit of petrol into the cylinder (via the spark plugs holes) then she usually starts
by Dick
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 10
Views: 174

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

When you clean the timing marks put a bit of tippex on them to highlight them
by Dick
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 10
Views: 174

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

Setup the timing properly with new leads plugs cap points coil.. are you getting on fuel through the carb?
by Dick
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3568
Views: 498537

Re: breakdown truck

John, are you still looking for a mini?

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by Dick
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1011
Views: 334281

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

Have you considered getting a motor from a modern Mercedes, my nephew has started a v6 Mercedes mg engine swap?