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  1. Re Nelmo's comment above on engine emissions for MOT purposes. You have the advantage of a Q plate which means the emissions test is a visual only. As long a it's not smoking excessively you will be ok.
  2. My mark 3a has inboard front suspension. I kept the original dampers but ditched the springs for 120 lbs one. Transformed the car totally. Better ride and handling. Can't remember where I got them or how much they were but well worth doing. Regards Dave

    No Air Filter

    Without an air filter you run the risk of dirt being sucked into the carb and the engine. If you can fit a filter somehow then you should. A simple foam type would do.
  4. I think my first move would be to get the radiator turned the right way round. If it doesn't fit the right way round then one that does would be a good move. They are designed to work with the elements vertically positioned.
  5. No matter which RH model (or any kit car) you have or prefer, it all depends on how well it's been put together. I have seen good and bad examples of most of the models over the years. Each individual car needs to be judged on its own merits.
  6. My 3a was first registered in 1998 and just missed the introduction of IVA. It also has the advantage of a Q plate which means the emissions are visual only. Its not a problem as all in good order with no visible smoke. It is rather nice to know that no one's going to stick a sniffer tube up your exhaust pipe. It usually takes my guy about 15mins to test with me in the car as he is a little on the plump side.
  7. If think it was Burton power or a similar sort of company. Sorry for being a bit vague but it was a few years ago.
  8. I might pop along, fairly local for me.
  9. I have a 3a with inboard coils. The standard/lit supplied springs are much to strong. I thing they are around 300lbs. I replaced than for 125lbs ones and the difference in ride comfort etc is amazing.
  10. I did engine and gearbox together. 3a like yours. Lots of juggling but no cutting.
  11. I had twin Webber 45s on my 2L pinto. They were quite old and very difficult to get and keep balanced. I swopped them for a set of Yamaha R1 carbs and have never regretted doing so. Obviously you should not have problems with new carbs though.
  12. I have a 2ltr pinto on Yamaha R1 carbs. The vacuum dizzy is connected to the carbs via tube only. 1 to each cylinder and 1 for brake servo. All "T"d into 1 tube to the dizzy. No chamber at all. Pressure regulator set at 1.5psi. everything works fine throughout the rev range. I would think it's a carb problem on the lines of Peter Bells suggestions.
  13. Re the above comment about stainless steel and magnets. Some grades of stainless steel are magnetic. Ferric stainless, as per the body used for the stainless mono robin hoods for example. Pure stainless is non magnetic. Never tested the tank on my 111A to be honest. You can weld stainless but you need someone who knows what they are doing.
  14. Yes, it should say cars and coffee
  15. GBS are holding another Cars and Coffee Day at their premises on Saturday 17th June. 10am till 2pm. I'll be there weather permitting. Dave.
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