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by kinga
30th April 2019 - 12:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mobile mechanic/knowledgable person Birmingham area wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Mobile mechanic/knowledgable person Birmingham area wanted

In my experience, it usually ends up being something simple (and sometimes stupid!). Have you checked the dizzy..could it have been moved..have you checked the timing? Are you running points..if so, could they have closed up a bit? Worth checking the basics. I an Solihull..you are welcome to bring i...
by kinga
13th April 2019 - 9:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mobile mechanic/knowledgable person Birmingham area wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Mobile mechanic/knowledgable person Birmingham area wanted

Certainly change any filters you may have..and would it be worth giving some carb cleaner a go before committing to removing and stripping them?
by kinga
9th April 2019 - 11:08am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

It runs that well, not gonna mess!
Pulls well, spark plugs look good, and it's good on fuel!
by kinga
9th April 2019 - 8:40am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

Looks like both of the flaps were wedged before I messed around with them such that the flap with the weight on was wedged open and the flap that diverts air from either the engine compartment or the rest valance was wedged on the little slot, so air us coming from the rear valance. Hope that makes ...
by kinga
8th April 2019 - 9:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Silly question of the day.
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: Silly question of the day.

Thanks guys - had a look at the weekend, and looks like I must have knocked one of the wires off the back of the alternator when I changed the plugs!!

It's usually something simple!

How embarrassing !!

Least its sorted.
by kinga
8th April 2019 - 9:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

Thanks guys - all sorted now.
by kinga
27th March 2019 - 9:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Silly question of the day.
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: Silly question of the day.

It's charging ok, but the light doesn't come on when I turn the ignition on. Whilst I would like to get the light working, am I right in thinking that the lack of the light is not as important as on a type 1 engine, as the cooling is provided by a fan on the end of the crankshaft, so if the belt fai...
by kinga
27th March 2019 - 8:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Silly question of the day.
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Silly question of the day.

Hi all, Apologies for the really easy question.. I should really know this, but.. The 4 warning lights on my 68 fasty ..looks like 1 us side lights, 2 is main beam & 4 is oil pressure, but what is 3? My 3rd light doesn't come on at all..I assume it's ignition..any idea why it wouldn't work..mine is ...
by kinga
26th March 2019 - 8:47am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

Can I post a picture directly from my smart phone here..had a go last night but couldn't sus it out.
by kinga
26th March 2019 - 8:45am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

The tans o am talking about are on the end of the metal rods that are fixed to the flaps. Probably not explaining myself very well! Before I changed the plugs the tabs were wedged such that both of the flaps were open, and there was clear air flow from the rear valance into the air filter..I have no...
by kinga
25th March 2019 - 6:37pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

Ok..just had a play after work.. All of the pipework looks fine.. But..I now remember that I messed around with the 2 little metal tabs on the rods that actuate the flaps on the tube that comes from the air filter towards the rear of the car. Apologies..hope this is making sense but not really sure ...
by kinga
25th March 2019 - 12:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

Many thanks for the info guys..the car has oem carbs so I will check the pipes and report back.
by kinga
24th March 2019 - 9:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

Yes..it's an afr gauge.
So, maybe worth trying new ht leads.
Where is the balance pipe?
Appreciate the help.
Think it must be something basic as it has always run like a Swiss watch!
by kinga
24th March 2019 - 4:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 147

What's going on after spark plug change?

Hi all. Just replaced the spark plugs on my fastback.. got the scratched knuckles & wrists to prove it! Also changed the oil in my air filter. Used it to work a couple of times and it drives sweet but has been ticking over a bit lumpy. Took it for a drive today and it's backfiring a bit under load. ...
by kinga
10th February 2019 - 6:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: First 68 fastback
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: First 68 fastback

Ryde, Isle of Wight Ok..was just gonna say that I have a 68 fastback too and you would have been welcome to take a look for reference purposes..but I am in the West Midlands.. and you are in Ryde..bit far away! Although will be in Ryde at Easter..but not in the fastback! Good luck with your project.
by kinga
10th February 2019 - 6:05pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!

Danny Lord wrote:
10th February 2019 - 12:07pm
kinga wrote:
10th February 2019 - 9:42am
Wait for Danny to come along & have it for parts....
I do hope this comment is in jest! :(
Of course mate..you are the undisputed type 3 parts man !
by kinga
10th February 2019 - 9:42am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!

Wait for Danny to come along & have it for parts....
by kinga
6th February 2019 - 7:16pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

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by kinga
6th February 2019 - 8:21am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

Many thanks for the help.. I will have another go!
by kinga
5th February 2019 - 7:59pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

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by kinga
5th February 2019 - 7:39pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

photos coming..
by kinga
5th February 2019 - 7:36pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

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by kinga
5th February 2019 - 7:30pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

Some photos here..

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by kinga
5th February 2019 - 7:16pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Mint RHD 68 fasty for sale

Hi all, I have now finally decided that I am ready to part with my beloved Fastback, BillyBob. It's a RHD 1968, automatic fastback in beige - absolutely mint with no issues whatsoever, just get in and enjoy! Some of you may know this as Marko's old car, and he restored it to a fantastic level some y...
by kinga
29th January 2019 - 6:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 20
Views: 1654

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

Its a total gem mate. Sold the wife's car a couple of weeks ago..don't like using the fasty in the winter but had to go to work in it then over to view a new car for her...started up straight away after a couple of months, and drove 130 miles in it at zero degrees without missing a beat. May sell yo...