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by muddy
23rd November 2017 - 9:31am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Thanks 937carrera and broady. Regarding the tracking, I just want to get it in a ball park region so it's driveable, and get it done by my local garage who do our dailys, they have a hunter setup. I'm finding it more difficult to set a line when the fronts are tucked in due to the narrowed beam. I'l...
by muddy
21st November 2017 - 9:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Thanks for the recommendation's on the additives, I'll definitely use the injector cleaner. The injector bloke who rebuilt my injectors recommended Stabil to maintain fuel longevity and quality and stabil to protect against water in fuel. I'm guessing I couldn't use multiple additives at the same ti...
by muddy
21st November 2017 - 1:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Funnily enough I was going to ask the forum what recommendations are there for additives and to combat the ethanol and old fuel issue
by muddy
20th November 2017 - 10:36pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Right guys here's an update. Made some progress. So yesterday we checked the ht leads were in correct places and that they all had a spark. Removed ht leads on cylinders 1 and 2 and there was no change on cylinder 2. Ht lead ok, spark plug ok, which leaves fuel and the injector. Checked injector plu...
by muddy
16th November 2017 - 11:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Brake switch

Thanks guts that clears it up. I have been looking at the Bentley manual, is this predominately for US cars?
by muddy
16th November 2017 - 11:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

Thanks guys, your don't realise who much your helping, the last few weeks have been a struggle and very testing. I'm not going to touch the engine now until Sunday as a mechanic friend is going to help me try and figure out what's wrong, I'll be sure to look over everything you guys have suggested. ...
by muddy
16th November 2017 - 10:10am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Not firing on all cylinders

Ok so now that I’ve sorted the oil cooler leak I fired it up last night after moving distributor to get it started. After a short while I noticed that the passenger side exhaust was hot and the drivers side was cold. The car sounded ok, the engine does need the timing sorted. It’s an injection engin...
by muddy
16th November 2017 - 10:01am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Brake switch

Oh yes both switches are connected and both are 2 wire
by muddy
16th November 2017 - 10:00am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Brake switch

It’s got a CSP uprated master cylinder on now for my 4 disc set up. The original that came off looked old? But could have been replaced after build.

I’m not that bothered but was just wondering as the schematics showed a warning light
by muddy
15th November 2017 - 10:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Brake switch

Sorry guys, I think the questions will be coming quick and fast. Tonight I've started checking the electrics. I have 2 brake switches fitted to the master cylinder. Both are only 2 wire. Brake lights come on when pedal pressed. Nothing happens in the dash when I unplug them. I cannot see any brake l...
by muddy
14th November 2017 - 6:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

937carrera - surprisingly 5ft lbs felt quite tight using a 1/4 drive, although I did only use my fingers from stopping the bolt head spinning whilst tightening. :D I don't really want to remove it now. Maybe I should have thought of Loctite earlier. Time will tell. At least now I know that I should ...
by muddy
13th November 2017 - 9:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Right, not wanting to temp fate or anything but I think I've sorted the leak. Gone back to it tonight having had a break from it yesterday. Cleaned everything up, sat orange seals (10mm-10mm) into the case and carefully placed the oil cooler on top without the spacers in place. After quite a few re-...
by muddy
13th November 2017 - 7:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Peter,

That's a cracking parts catalogue. Thanks.
No I don't have that arrangement, oil pressure switch screws directly into oil cooler.
by muddy
13th November 2017 - 7:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Thanks Peter, thanks Mike.

I'll give it a go tonight or tomorrow. I'll re-use the orange seals (10mm both sides) (far left on picture) without spacers and see how that goes.

I'll keep you updated.
by muddy
12th November 2017 - 8:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 175
Views: 10584

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Looking good. Mine will be finished soon. But it is always good to see others and their projects. The pictures help, especially when you can't remember where something was fitted. Everyone's build is pushing me to get mine finally finished. Keep it up.
by muddy
12th November 2017 - 8:40pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Thanks guys for your help thus far. I've stayed away from the car today, I didn't want it to ruin my whole weekend. I'll tackle it in the evenings this coming week. I'm in no rush, only int he fact that I'd like it all back together so a) I can get my garage back to normal and b) My wife gets her ho...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 11:36pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 561

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

Thanks guys for the help so far. Not sure I'm any wiser tbh. By the sounds of it the 11.5 hole in the case is the odd one out. The engine before strip down was oiled up and I suspected it was from or near the oil cooler then. Today's oil leak, although I'm not 100% is coming from this larger hole. I...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 9:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Absolutely gutted today as we started the engine for the first time and the oil cooler p£££$d oil everywhere. On a positive note, the engine did start. It'll need the timing setting but all good. Managed to strip out the tinware in situ and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. Back to square on...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 9:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

It has taken every night this week to fit the wings. The beading has been a swine. Help again from the wifey and they are all now on, with exception to a couple of bolts. Whilst the lights and bumpers are not fitted yet I've taken the opportunity to machine polish all the wings as I fitted them. I a...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 8:54pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Some good news soon arrived, my Porsche Teledials came back from the painters. Fully dipped and stripped, fully powder coated silver then the centre painted bright red and then finished off with lacquer. Very happy with them. Looking forward to seeing them when the car is on the ground off the axle ...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 8:52pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

A day or 2 after fitting the engine I fitted the battery and turned the ignition key. A fuse popped and I smelt burning. Not good. I then noticed that smoke had started filling the garage, not good. I quickly discounted the battery. I eventually found the condenser and points wiring burnt up. After ...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 8:46pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Another big weekend, engine and gearbox fitting. Went relatively smoothly, went in and bolted up. Gear linkage and gear knob also fitted. Engine harness hooked up to everything. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4566/38284673586_c5991594b7_c.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4518/38309000732_5fae16a98...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 8:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Next fitted steering box and new steering bush thingy. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4574/38284680786_90b39a9f40_c.jpg Then fitted the metal gravity brake lines and new fluid bottle. Disappointed about the fraying blue cotton on the brake pipe. Not sure how I can resolve this. Don't want to take it...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 8:38pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Next was probably the hardest job yet, fitting the floor pan to the body. In all it took 3 nights, about 15 hrs to get it aligned and bolted in. I did it eventually with the help of my wonderful wife. I did fit it without the front beam as I remembered when I took the front beam off (Type 1 4" narro...
by muddy
11th November 2017 - 8:26pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 57
Views: 2379

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Now that all the painting and welding is finally done, the best bit now is to fit everything back. So back to the floor pan where I made up new brake lines and got them fitted. Fitted the handbrake and handbrake cables. And fitted some sound deadening to the floor. The trickiest of them all was to r...