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

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

Post by muddy » 5th August 2019 - 8:25am

It's been a while since I've been on the forum and since Broady helped out with the starting issue back in February.

House build, and DIY has kept me really busy since April.

Although Broady, fixed the starting issue 8) , the engine still decided to stall once the engine was hot. It would re-start fine again, but would then stall about 30 seconds later and continue doing that every time.

So 2 weeks ago, I decided to remove every electrical connector in the engine bay and clean it up, and make sure the connector was nice and tight.
Having done this, the engine runs lovely and hasn't stalled :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

So, then I've fitted my new Pertronix Flamethrower 8mm HT Lead set and the engine even better. :D :D :D :D :D

Yesterday, was a special day. Having had issues getting the car off my drive as it was too low (I adjusted the rear ride height 25mm higher in January) we attempted to see if it now clears. It was a success, so after 3 years since I bought the car and done a body off resto, I manged to drive the car up and down my lane a few times. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

It drove faultlessly.

I'm now itching to get out in it for a longer run.

Next - I need to fit the front part of the carpet, hand brake gaitor, and shelf. It's then done.

Proper buzzing :D :D :D :D
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by Aaronslimvw » 6th August 2019 - 7:18pm

Well done!!!

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Post by broady_6 » 10th August 2019 - 6:23pm

Great news! So pleased it was a fairly straight forward fix in the end. Glad I was able to help! Keep us updated on your enjoyment of the car :)
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 18th August 2019 - 8:17pm

So last weekend (whilst it rained) I secured all the speaker cables, fitted the 2 remaining front bits of carpet, and fitted the handbrake gaiter.

Only thing I have left to fit is the bamboo shelf. Which might not get fitted as I think you need to use the wing bolts which are hidden below the new carpet. Doohhhh!

Also have the wide sill trim to fit, but might leave this until I've sorted out my rear quarter torsion holes.
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 18th August 2019 - 8:35pm

Today I took the car out for a longer run (not just up my lane and back). Went to the petrol station and filled her up too.

Did about 10 miles, with exception to one slight hesitation whilst going around a corner (??? not sure what that might have been) the run went great.

Got the car up to 60 mph. Considering I only did the front tracking with a tape measure seems to stay in a straight line quiet well. I will need to get it in a garage for a proper alignment though.

Front suspension is a bit hard, think the front beam might need a good looking at (or replacing).

Pictures I took after I got back.
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Post by broady_6 » 19th August 2019 - 6:46pm

That is looking very well, its nice to see it out on the road at last! I wouldn't focus too much on any little issues, more often than not, a bit of use will help it all settle
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Post by Aaronslimvw » 20th August 2019 - 10:05pm

Looks great!!

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Post by muddy » 16th November 2019 - 8:01pm

It's been a while so thought I'd do a few updates (Seeing that I've had some special work done :D )

So after finally getting the car running I went to 2 car shows late Summer, the Classic Car show at Thoresby Hall and the Drivers Collection with Clique 53 car club.

Some Pics:

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Drivers Collection Show

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 16th November 2019 - 8:22pm

sparkywig wrote:
16th November 2019 - 8:09pm
Love the red teledials.
Wasn't sure at first but they are growing on me.
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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by muddy » 16th November 2019 - 8:38pm

Ok, so another update; so having been to 2 car shows I've got my car showing mojo back. So this winter I've decided to take the car up another notch (Pardon the pun) for next years shows and beyond.

So under some secrecy the car has been at Eva Resto for the last 5 weeks having some serious suspension work carried out. I wasn't happy with the ride height of the front beam as it was not originally designed for air (Static beam) so the range was poor and the ride was harsh.

So I went for one of Eva Resto's custom Type 1/Type 3 conversion beams in Air Ride spec, FreeRoll rods, New track rods to size & Top of the range Airlift Performance damping adjustable air struts.

Max at Eva Resto also put some new front tubs in so that there was the correct clearance all round.

I've then gone for Eva Resto's custom weld on Bag kit and Spax Krypton damping adjustable shocks.

Picked up today, the car is awesome.

I've pretty high standards, and Max has surpassed my expectations with the quality of work. I would highly recommend them.

Here's some pictures:

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Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Post by Aaronslimvw » 16th November 2019 - 8:51pm

👌🏼👌🏼 I have that rear set up on my fasty, works a treat!
Looking forward to seeing it at some shows next year!


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