RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

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RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby tony west » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:20 pm

Just thought I would post a couple of photos to show progress so far !!, the engine has been rebored, rad rebuilt ,new dizzy, s/h oil pump, new valve springs, new clutch and coil....and a very emptied wallet !.
So Ive progressed from a knackered engine that wouldnt run properly to nice new shiny engine ...that wont run properly !!!!!!!!!!, it wont even tick over on all four cylinders let alone rev !, Ive even threatened it with ebay if it doesnt behave!!!!!!!!!.......so much for returning to an old comfort zone , Ive never had this sort of problem with any of my previous vivas and yes all the obvious areas have been checked over and over......anyway if there was a competition for the biggest engine hoist ..............
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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby tony west » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:42 pm

Even photos of this car dont do as they are bid !!
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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby carmad » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:17 am

mate your engines sitting at a funny angle :wink:


looks well
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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby mazzo » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:19 pm

Tony

Have you put new leads on it? I had a problem on the way to Billing last week and even changed the plugs at the side of the road because it was not running on 4 (it did when cold - ish). Once new leads on, it is fine. I still have carb issues, but the ignition is good.

I suppose the other issue with the OHC is that the belt is spot on. You know these engines well, so excuse the "teaching Granny" bit.

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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby tony west » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:23 pm

Hi Maz,
good to see your 1600 coming on well !!, both plugs and leads are new !, infact the only bits not are the starter, carb and fuel pump !!!.
Dont worry about 'sucking eggs ' at this moment all suggestions are very welcome .......anyone got Paul Daniels phone No ????!!!!!!!!...............
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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby hbpeter » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:30 pm

Now thats magic, you'll like this, not a lot.

Sorry you wanted a phone number, not his catchphrases. :nerd:

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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby mazzo » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:20 am

Thanks Tony. It has taken about 4 years to get here so far and it isn't anywhere near finished - but at least it is one colour!

Are you in on Saturday or even Thurs / Fri evening? If the car is at home, can I pop over and have a look/listen? Doubt I have the Paul Daniel's effect, but I'm very curious as to what it is doing - and the latter is going to be hard to describe in an email in any detail!

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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby tony west » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:20 pm

Thanks Maz, sounds good......unlike the car!!. Let me know which eve is best, the car is at work in Thatcham so if you can get over to mine I will use 'er indoors' car.
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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby pbottomley » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:00 pm

Tony did those odd items from the shed of plenty help at all? :goodluck:
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Re: RDG, HB 1600....the saga begins

Postby tony west » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:19 am

Hello mr B !!,
yes thank you those parts certainly did help !!, gutted at not having it ready for Billing ,still next stop is the national !! if only I can get this ungrateful heap of scouse ironmongery to behave !!! :imsmiling: .
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