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Davo last won the day on September 23 2017

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About Davo

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    Getting there Builder

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    Robin Hood
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    David Boutcher

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    Bournemouth / Fareham

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  1. Davo

    Mid trim

    Ok so managed to put something together. Not amazing but good enough. Any guesses as to how it’s done?
  2. Just has a quick look. The new electronic distributor has a single connector with two wires. Red which goes to the positive side of the coil and black to the negative side. I don’t they specifically have to go to the coil, it’s just those are nearest 12v and negative earth. there wàs an old wire for the old distributor which is now redundant. have you done any tests? Multimeter on the positive side of the coil to make sure you have 12v? double checked the coil is wired up the right way round? I didn’t! Are the spark plugs firing at all or at just the wrong times? You can check this by removing them from the engine and hold them against an earth to see if they spark. sorry if I’m teaching you to suck eggs. Pretty novice myself
  3. Fitted the same earlier this year also to a pinto. my first attempt I was sure I had it right but got the polarity wrong on the coil and burnt out the circuit on the electronic points. im no expert but doesn’t the ballast wire lower the voltage during start up? My accu spark distributor required 12v. I think I just took that from the positive side of the coil. I’ll check later today for you.
  4. Davo

    Mid trim

    Thank you. I’ve just started playing with an idea. I’ll post back when done! good to finally know the model of the kit. cheers
  5. Davo

    Mid trim

    I was just wondering if anyone had any good photos for ideas for this piece of trim.
  6. Davo

    Mid trim

    Looking through old paper work it looks like both the straight mk1 and the monocoque were quoted for but the price on the receipts seems to align with the mk1.
  7. Davo

    Mid trim

    Interesting you ask actually. I was always told it was a 2b so never doubted it. Having looked through some of the old paper work though it indicates it might be a mk 1. I’ll send some older photos but they might have the old trim in place
  8. Davo

    Mid trim

    Hi all, I’m slowly getting this old car back to a respectable condition. The new dash is in place but it has revealed a bit more of the top of the side panel with bad welding and holes. I was wondering how people generally tidy this piece up with trim. I’ll try to upload some photos to show what I’m trying to finish off the car is a Robin Hood 2b
  9. Davo

    Less sierra fuel

    A stack pipe it seems. Trouble is finding one with combined sender
  10. Davo

    Less sierra fuel

    Well almost one of those. Without the electric fuel pump built in. Mine just has a long tube that goes down into the tank with a filter on the end. The pump is mechanical off the engine. I just don’t know what to search for to describe that.
  11. Davo

    Less sierra fuel

    That is exactly what I’m after. What’s it called to search for?
  12. Davo

    Less sierra fuel

    Worst case scenario... count the miles and carry a can. However, I have seen sender units that are perfectly flat and would fit the current aperture far better than the Sierra twist and lock one I have. My issue would be fuel supply as the current one integrates the sender unit and the fuel line.
  13. Davo

    Less sierra fuel

    I was hoping to actually just do away with the fuel sender unit completely and attach a fuel line a different way.
  14. Davo

    Less sierra fuel

    Yeah I really didn’t fancy pulling the tank out and starting again I was hoping there might have been some kind of hacker or flange that would allow me to drop a pipe inside similar to the one already in place
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