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About dandan62

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    Wheely good builder!

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    Robin Hood S7 Sierra
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    David Neill

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  1. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Thanks but definitely pinking. It varies with the change of timing.
  2. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Aha..it's got to be something like that. I will check when I can. Good thought. Thank you
  3. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    I may put the old one back but it involves resurrection of the old Sierra wiring which I had done quite a good job of tidying away.It never linked with it but didn't run smoothly. Found worn shaft and mechanical advance jammed. Vacuum advance leaked. Yes it only pinks under load but not only the usual high gear up hill but acceleration at reasonable revs. So.. Cam timing is correct. Checked Mixture good. 2 different makes of distributor and electronic ignition units tried. Runs most sweetly highest revs when at idle at about 9 degs btdc. Pinks badly Pinking better but still there at 3 degs. Don't want to retard more. Not got the power it has at 9 degs. Running super unleaded
  4. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Sadly all of the above done already which is why I'm at a loss. Plugs good colour. Mixture perfect.
  5. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Curious! Swapped out for a powerspark unit. Exactly the same issue. Pinking a bit even at 3 degs btdc. Runs really well at 9 degs as I would expect but the pinking is ridiculous. I'm lost now. Can it be carbon?
  6. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Seems that's the problem then?
  7. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Sadly it's not that one which is programmable but the standard unit which replaces points. I tested the timing at a few rev points. It seems to reach max of about 34 by 1800 revs then stays there. This seems early?
  8. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Been away for a few days so back to this problem. Am I wrong or does the stealth unit just deal with dwell and not the timing? Therefore the problem is with the dizzy advancing too fast? I'll do a rough curve to see what is going on. Actually still pinking at 2.5 degs.
  9. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    Max advance seems to be 35 degs at 3400 so in the right ball park. Thanks for the offer of the modules swap but tricky with the distance.
  10. dandan62

    Timing Problems 1.6 Pinto

    I put a new accuspark dizzy on with the stealth module because the old original dizzy on my 1.6 pinto was worn. I used to have the timing at about 10 degs. It now runs with a huge amount of pinking at that setting. I have it set at about 2.5 degs to not pink. It runs best at idle at about 8. On the road it seems to run ok. It's hard to explain why it has changed? Any thoughts. Also is there any problem running it at 2.5 degs? I obviously want to avoid pinking. I have checked all static timing at tdc which are fine. Anyway I have not altered anything else.
  11. dandan62

    Re: Rear Differential Ratios

    I'm also thinking of changing to a 3.92. Mine has been making noises for a while. When I got the car it was dry of oil! I noticed some on ebay from Poland. Anybody got any experience of buying from him?
  12. dandan62

    Wiring Help..

    All sorted. A corroded connection in the plug to the stalk connection. I love simple solutions. Thanks for all your help
  13. dandan62

    Wiring Help..

    I'll check but since the headlights work and they are in the same stalk I expect the feed to be there. But I think it must be a problem in that area. I not good at electrics!
  14. dandan62

    Wiring Help..

    I have just discovered my front and back side lights, rear fogs and number plate light aren't working. I have checked and there is no voltage to the two fuses, which are fine. The Haynes wiring diagram baffles me. Any ideas where to start? It's Sierra based. The only thing I've done in the last few months is replace the ignition barrel and I don't know if the lights have worked since then as I haven't been out at night. I put the old one back and still no lights. All other lights are fine.
  15. dandan62

    32/36 Dgav Carb

    Shame. Just sourced one off flea Bay. Thanks anyway.