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Grim

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Grim last won the day on October 19 2020

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About Grim

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    South Yorkshire Area Secretary
  • Birthday 02/08/1983

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    Fully stainless / green 2b, standard 2l pinto, self dismantling
  • Full name
    Andrew Wilkinson

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    Chesterfield

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  1. Grim

    Cooling System

    Alan, How do you know the temperature reading is correct? If the fan does not come on until some time later, and that is controlled by a separate switch, doesn't that tie in with the temperature gauge over reading?
  2. I found a voltage drop on the column switch feed wire from the fusebox, which I've temporarily replaced and it pretty much solved the problem.
  3. I've been doing a bit of work of the car lately, in an attempt to fix some obvious mot fails. One is the rear tail lights flashing with the indicators. Due to a myriad of crappy corroded crimp connectors, corroded wiring etc, I've replaced the light wiring back about 6 feet, replaced the light housings (I had replacements in stock, purchased in 2010!) but still the issue persists. I've fed in a secondary earth from the lights to the chassis and from chassis to battery with no change. Putting a voltmeter on the tail light feed shows the voltage fluctuates as the indicator flashes so there'
  4. does anyone have a pair, or even just a passenger side trailing arm, suitable for disc brakes/lobro joints? I've stripped mine down and they need welding at a minimum, but thought I'd look on here to see if anyone has any in better condition. Andy
  5. I've got around to fitting the alternator - it seemed like an almost direct swap for my old alternator, but I wanted to drop it a bit lower to move it away from the exhaust, so I made some new brackets to utilise the bottom alternator mounting holes on the block rather than the top ones. Pulley was a direct swap from my old alternator. rose jointed bottom bracket bakewell aided design top bracket progress top bracket finished fitted. I've ordered a shorter belt to give a bit more clearance to the steering column
  6. David I'm in chesterfield if that's not too far?
  7. I still have these wheels, free for any member who wants them
  8. Any takers for a September meet at monks bridge farm on Wednesday the 2nd? The weather still looks ok for an outside meet. Andy
  9. I can't really resist at that price, will have to see if i can make it work with the single V pulley and my mounts. I'll have to get some time in the garage to work on the car as i've not touched it in 3 years!
  10. If anyone is planning to go, discuss it here. I'm going on holiday and I'm unlikely to have phone signal so won't check in here again. Andy
  11. Now the pubs are back open (including monk's bridge farm), do we want to resume meets? The august meet would be due on Wednesday the 5th. Unfortunately I'm not able to make this as i'm on holiday that week. Weather permitting, it might be advisable to meet up outside. What are people's thoughts? Andy
  12. Grim

    Tyres

    choice in 14" is limited. I have vredestein sportrac5 which are better than anything else i've run.
  13. Grim

    1st time turn over

    The spark plug fires with the piston on the compression stroke, slightly before top dead centre. This is to account for how long the fuel mixture takes to burn, so that the cylinder pressure increases at TDC in time for the downstroke. If the mixture is ignited too early, cylinder pressure increases on the compression stroke, and the starter has to fight it.
  14. Grim

    1st time turn over

    this is my guess, try retarding the timing a little. Could also be corroded earth strap / starter cable/battery terminals
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