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07-08-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By JeffR1

A rubber mallet won't work to break things up, it...

A rubber mallet won't work to break things up, it just bounces off what ever you're trying to free, you need a small steel hammer.
Take one of your castle nuts or a spare and thread in back on to...
06-29-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,360
Posted By JeffR1

The retractor pins stay in place, once removed...

The retractor pins stay in place, once removed there is no way to put them back in.
At least I was told to leave them in place where I got mine done.
05-30-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,084
Posted By JeffR1

I can't answer your question, but that's...

I can't answer your question, but that's interesting that it was a factory modification on export models to Canada.
I always thought it was simply done because of the finicky operation of the Otter...
05-23-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,866
Posted By JeffR1

When things are running well, probably down the...

When things are running well, probably down the line a bit when the car is restored, these work well to synchronize the carbs.

...
05-23-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,866
Posted By JeffR1

If you have the choke off and it's still...

If you have the choke off and it's still flooding, then the needled valves and float levels are the next thing to check.
Check the floats themselves for cracks, there should be no fuel in them of...
02-20-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,635
Posted By JeffR1

There ya go, that turned out well !

There ya go, that turned out well !
02-18-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,635
Posted By JeffR1

It doesn't look that bad, remove the switch and...

It doesn't look that bad, remove the switch and the knobs and clean them separately.
I bit of super fine steel wool on the switch will bring up the nickel plating.
The knobs can be cleaned with...
02-09-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By JeffR1

What's wrong with biscuit beige, it's no worse...

What's wrong with biscuit beige, it's no worse then old English white ??? ;)

This is much better !
The only thing missing is the "Mary Kay Cosmetic's" logo on the door. :icon_verzsilly:

...
02-09-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By JeffR1

30 to 35 PSI Anything less then 30 is too soft...

30 to 35 PSI
Anything less then 30 is too soft _ car won't handle and anything more then 35 will be too hard _ harsh ride.
01-30-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By JeffR1

You need to get yourself a buffing wheel.

You need to get yourself a buffing wheel.
01-15-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 44,169
Posted By JeffR1

Platinum or Iridium plugs may be in order ?

Platinum or Iridium plugs may be in order ?
10-10-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,239
Posted By JeffR1

If you can't get he oil pressure gauge to work...

If you can't get he oil pressure gauge to work properly, you can fit a bourbon-tube type from a Mini.
The bezel from the Jaguar will fit.
Very accurate and reliable.

After it runs out of gas,...
08-14-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By JeffR1

I've never actually seen the wires soldered when...

I've never actually seen the wires soldered when using the acorn caps.
There is a special brass (sometimes nickel plated) washer with a tiny hole in it just to get the wire though (it's designed for...
08-10-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By JeffR1

A vacuum bleeder will work, but you have to put...

A vacuum bleeder will work, but you have to put heavy wheel bearing grease on the threads of the bleed nipple, so you can tell when all the air is out.
With out the grease, the bleeder keeps pulling...
07-30-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By JeffR1

Non ballast type, if measured, the new coil...

Non ballast type, if measured, the new coil should be 3 ohm across the negative and positive terminals.
07-24-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By JeffR1

Use a Gunson bleeder. See this thread, when it...

Use a Gunson bleeder.
See this thread, when it comes to the gasket.
I did get mine free of air with a vacuum pump, but it took a very long time to get the air out.
Next time I will use the...
07-22-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By JeffR1

I don't think vacuum bleeding is very efficient,...

I don't think vacuum bleeding is very efficient, I used that method on the clutch system, and it too, took forever _ bubbles never seemed to stop, but I eventually got it.
With that said, if it...
07-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By JeffR1

All the bleed nipples had heavy wheel bearing...

All the bleed nipples had heavy wheel bearing grease on them, so no air was getting past the threads.
It would appear to bleed OK and the bubbles would begin to be less and less, even the peddle...
06-03-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,063
Posted By JeffR1

Undue the three screws in each carb circled in...

Undue the three screws in each carb circled in green and carefully lift the piston chamber straight up.
The piston will just be sitting there after you remove the piston chamber.
Now remove the...
05-01-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffR1

XK's got back to me, they said the filter had a...

XK's got back to me, they said the filter had a defective gasket in it... OK....

I'm betting the new replacement will be wrong too.

Yes Jose, it would be very easy just to eliminate the...
03-30-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By JeffR1

It's an Ontario car and the pan hard rod area...

It's an Ontario car and the pan hard rod area needs work, look for extensive rust in that area as well as the spring pockets.
If you are able, remove the back seat and look for rust bubbles right...
02-17-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By JeffR1

Why not just test them yourself ?

Why not just test them yourself ?
02-13-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 144,524
Posted By JeffR1

Here's what I used. I used an air brush with...

Here's what I used.
I used an air brush with only 5 to 10 psi, (if I remember correctly).
Anything more then that, it was all over the place.
I initially used a spray gun, but there was so much...
02-06-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By JeffR1

Check you UV joints. The weight of the...

Check you UV joints.
The weight of the passengers probably change(s) the angle(s) of the joint(s) and make it (them) quiet.
12-27-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By JeffR1

Removing the carbs is pretty much a given. The...

Removing the carbs is pretty much a given.
The intake manifold can stay on.
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