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1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 28th January 2019 - 7:00pm

jake@facewest.co.uk wrote:
26th December 2018 - 11:32pm
Don't know if you've seen this but found this on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcZjfq6hLAs
Ha, that's fantastic :D .

So, so far I've had the daughter of the first owner on this thread and a video of a previous owner :D
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 28th January 2019 - 7:08pm

broady_6 wrote:
22nd January 2019 - 9:16pm
How are you getting on? we haven't heard from you for a long time

So, I've drifted off for a while, needed to stay away from the car. Got very depressed with it.
I shouldn't really as I know I've done some cracking work on it and I've accomplished fantastic things with this car. Apart from the body panels the car is in near immaculate condition now.

So before Christmas, I raised the rear end up by one notch, so hopefully i can get it off my drive.

The engine will still not run (Wish I'd never messed with the timing now). I'm great with everything else, just not engines.
This is the only thing holding me off now from really enjoying it.

If anyone is local to me (Mansfield) and wants to earn a few quid to help me set up the engine, then I'd be over joyed. For the moment it will sit on the garage waiting for the weather to warm up a bit. I might then give it another go.
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 28th January 2019 - 7:14pm

Aaronslimvw wrote:
11th August 2018 - 12:41pm
Awesome work mate!! I’m having similar issues with the car not going low enough too.. going to get some lower shock re-locators and modify them so they are 2-3” lower to get the beam on the floor. What are you doing as far as steering goes? Flipped track rods? Quick steer?
It's got flipped track rods (needs a bump steer adaptor), not used the quick steer adapter, but I have fabricated a steering stop, which stops the wheels from rubbing the inner arch. Think I've documented it on this thread somewhere.
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by broady_6 » 28th January 2019 - 7:47pm

Now then, im localish ( an hour away) depending when in mansfield you are. If you can wait a month then ill be able to get over and lend a hand. Though your running FI and I have no experience with that at all. So Ive dont know if ill be any use.
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 30th January 2019 - 12:29pm

broady_6 wrote:
28th January 2019 - 7:47pm
Now then, im localish ( an hour away) depending when in mansfield you are. If you can wait a month then ill be able to get over and lend a hand. Though your running FI and I have no experience with that at all. So Ive dont know if ill be any use.
Broady

That's very much appreciated. I'm near Kingsmill hospital if that's any use to you. I've been waiting about 10 months another couple more won't make much difference.
Yes, it's running FI, but the problems have only since arisen since messing about with the dizzy and timing. So I think I need someone who knows these engines (Air cooled) who can set them up properly, i/e TDC, points, timing etc etc.
Happy to pay for your time and fuel.
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by broady_6 » 30th January 2019 - 10:05pm

I will be in touch! Couple of big things going on which are all due to be over by the 22nd next month. Ill keep you posted :D
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 31st January 2019 - 5:22pm

broady_6 wrote:
30th January 2019 - 10:05pm
I will be in touch! Couple of big things going on which are all due to be over by the 22nd next month. Ill keep you posted :D
Cheers buddy :thumbsup: :D
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by broady_6 » 25th February 2019 - 7:39am

I wont spoil the news from friday but.............:D :D
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by broady_6 » 16th March 2019 - 8:10pm

Ok so im stealing the glory! Sorted the running issues out. It was the plug on the side of the distributor. The security was iffy and as muddy had previously adjusted the timing it had dislodged the plug. Cleaned and with the terminals bent a little the plug was much more secure and needed a firm push to engage it. And bingo the engine started and ran near perfectly!
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 19th March 2019 - 8:24pm

Broady

Can't thank you enough :D . Haven't started it for a couple of weeks, but hopefully get to work on it a bit more once the all the house bits are cleared out for the house extension.
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