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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I might pop along, fairly local for me.
  4. 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.
  5. I did engine and gearbox together. 3a like yours. Lots of juggling but no cutting.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Yes, it should say cars and coffee
  10. 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.
  11. I have Yamaha R1 carbs on my 2.1 pinto. The distributor is a vacuum type and the set up works fine. As long as the engine is getting fuel delivered to it the dizzy will tell it when to fire. If the engine is running okay with the vacuum dizzy set up, it should be fine with the bike carbs. All you are doing is changing the fuel supply. You will need a pressure regulator in the fuel line as bike carbs only need a low pressure. Dave.
  12. I fitted Yamaha R1 carbs on my 2.1 pinto. You would obviously need the correct inlet manifold, but well worth the effort. They are quite a simple carb and once set up are relatively problem free (famous last words).


    If the seals have gone in either the master or brake cylinders you should see evidence in the form of leaking brake fluid. No resistance in the brake pedal travel and an audible hiss points to the servo as stated by "spare part" above.
  14. You need to say what engine you have!
  15. Car colour is a personal preference thing and everyone has different opinions. Just do it how you like, to please yourself not anybody else. Dave


    Cars and coffee at GBS premises 17th September. Usually a good turnout weather permitting. Dave.
  17. As long as the pressure relief valve and gauge work you should be fine. You are just cutting out the old compressor from the system. Dave
  18. Although I didn't make it this year, I definitely went to BOTH previous events. Dave.
  19. Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it this year after all. Craig came and chatted to me at Stoneleigh and I mentioned how the evening before we had been talking about our previous visits the club had made to his in-laws place. He immediately offered to do the same again this year which again is extremely kind of him and his family. So I hope you all have a good weekend and the weather stay fine. Dave.
  20. I plan to go Friday afternoon and camp for the weekend. Therefore my car and others that belonging to those doing the same will be on the stand by around 8.30ish Saturday and Sunday morning. Anyone new to these shows just need to look for Robinhood cars on the stand and park up there. Simple. Dave.
  21. Hi Darrell If you are just driving down for 1 day I would make it the Saturday as people tend to start to drift off home around lunch time on the last day of a show, Sunday in this case. Newark was always a very good show in the past. Dave.
  22. If you have the long wings like Nelmo describes then that is a definate factor. The aero dynamics of those are all wrong and create lift. Dave.
  23. What tyre pressures are you running with. The Robin hood models are quite light and most owners use 18 to 20 psi. Too high a pressure could be the problem. Dave.
  24. That's an ugly looking weld. It hasn't failed on the original joint line, but as you say, it's failed in the toe of the weld in the heat affected zone. I would be tempted to grind some of the original weld cap down as the difference in thickness of the weld and parent material at the other side of the crack could be a problem due to uneven cooling rates. Also apply some pre heat to the area (if safe to do so) with a blow torch or sometime similar just before welding and control the cool down rate after welding again with the blow torch. A slow cool is better than a fast one. Best of luck. Dave.

    Sad News

    Ivan was a trooper when it came to turning up for events and shows. Always willing to chat. Sadly missed. RIP Ivan. Dave
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