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#8521 Ben_O

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:44 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.

Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D

That's so good to hear.

 

Ill tell Bill next week when I see him, he will be delighted too!



#8522 Algordo1100

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

MOT passed. No advisories.

Nice to here comments from mr tester like "clean underneath" and "nowt wrong with that at all"

Looks like all that refurbing during lockdown was worth it.

Smug mode.

#8523 ads7

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:03 PM

Now the engine is run in, I took the GT for a blast along some 70 MPH roads and suprised myself and a few other cars as I blasted past them, the engine is so smooth and pulls so well.
Also got lots of compliments and smiles along the way, but the biggest smile was on my face :D


Great isn't it? I experienced exactly the same thing myself today - so many smiles from everyone at a time when people really need cheering up.

Amazing fun to be had from these little cars, mines a lot slower being an 850 but my solution was just foot to the floor on the faster stretches! Challenging and engaging trying to maintain the legal limit but she whizzed along so smoothly once up in the higher rev range!

#8524 cal844

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 10:43 AM

Yesterday I got a chip in the windscreen repaired and fired it up after 7 weeks of rest. First try and ran sweet, just need to work out my carb settings again as it idles slightly too low whilst on Choke and she's stuttering if I go quickly on the gas when cruising. I Might turn the idle up then change to a slightly richer needle.

Engine is a 998 A+ on a DAM5626 box, stage 1 kit with RC40, AAU Needle currently fitted, I have been advised on the forum to try an AAM needle. CO is set to 0.76 (tried richening 1 turn but hasn't made a difference)

Do I need to try another richer needle or is it a setting issue?

#8525 Tones61

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 07:42 PM

Sprayed the fibreglass boot lid green on my road/race mini 🤘

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#8526 84sprite

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Posted 26 October 2020 - 03:53 PM

Put the coppers on the front subframe

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#8527 Ol timer

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Posted Yesterday, 08:28 AM

Cleaned the starter motor as it was gunked up and not engaging .

#8528 Algordo1100

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Posted Today, 06:27 AM

I've been trying for ages to track down this annoying, tinkling, gentle sort of rattle my Spi has at certain revs. Suspects included everything from a loose grill to the alternator.

Well I found the culprit last night on my way home.
It's the aftermarket rev counter. The springs inside it rattling away to themselves 🙄

#8529 Shep76S

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Posted Today, 08:06 AM

Realised I’ve only done 102 miles in the last year........



#8530 cooperd70

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Posted Today, 10:26 AM

Realised I’ve only done 102 miles in the last year........


I've done less...just miles to MOT centre and back. The insurance company must be rubbing their hands together this year!




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