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  1. Hello

    I have fitted CBR1100 carbs to my 2.0L Pinto and I am in the process of building an airbox.  On the carbs there are three tubes that I presume are breathers.  I was wondering what other people did with them? Should I put them in the airbox?





  2. Hello

    I'm looking for some help please as I am struggling to wire up my original Sierra rev counter in my 2B now that I have installed a NoDiz electronic ignition system.  I have built the following circuit...


    The negative feeds from the coils go to two 1N4004 diodes which then go to a 1N5355B Zener diode and then onto my Rev counter.  When the engine starts the rev counter initially bursts into life but then quickly stutters and gives up.  Will this circuit work with the original Sierra rev counter and if so how can I go about testing things?

    I have read that an alternative is to use a coil from a relay. I have an old NoDiz that has a 5V tacho and the rev counter did work when I had the original coil and distributor.



  3. Hello

    Is it possible to use the CVH top hat valve stem seals on the OHC head? I have just tried but the seals seem too small. The internal diameter of the seal is 14.5mm but the outside diameter on the seat is about 16.5mm.

    I thought this was used as an upgrade but maybe I got it wrong.



  4. Hello

    Sorry the carb has gone.  The intake manifold, fan, indicator extenders and exhaust are still available.  The filter I used was the Pipercross PX300, you can get different heights and a matching baseplate for the dfth.


  5. Hello

    I am having a clear out prior to moving house and have the following items...


    Weber 30/34 DFTH Carburettor with Pinto intake manifold - £40



    Pinto intake manifold to suit twin choke weber - £20



    Robin Hood Exhaust for Pinto with manifold - £40



    Weld up exhaust kit for Pinto - £40



    Robin Hood Roof - £75 - I have unstitched the front with poppers with a view to fitting a awning rail instead.  It can be easily sewn back on and I have since made a surrey roof



    Pinto fan - free



    Front indicator extensions for IVA - free



    Pinto alternator and bracket (I'm not sure how good the alternator is, it was working when I took it off the car) - free



    Pinto mechanical fuel pump - £10



    I am in Blackpool but I can post out the items out and will check on the cost as and when.





  6. Hello, my Robin Hood made it through the IVA with an aftermarket steering wheel, I made a pad to go over the centre.  It failed the first time on a couple of things including the side repeaters which where on the side of the car behind the wheels so I had to move them onto the wings.  I can have a look at the car if you want and give you some pointers based on what happened to me.

  7. There is an exemption that allows you to drive to the IVA centre and back when you have test.  You don't need a MOT and the insurance is done on the chassis number.  My insurance policy covered the drive to the test centre.  Once you have passed the road tax comes later as part of the registration.

    I got pulled over by the police on the way and everything check out (that was the start to bad day, ha).

  8. Thank you. I have managed to mount the v belt pulley but I have had to move it underneath the steering column because I have fitted a new exhaust. I had to make a new bracket and I am just waiting for a new shorter belt to arrive.


    I managed to get the alternator for about £23 with click and collect directly from Eurocarparts using one of their usual promo codes (MID60).

  9. It looks really good.  I am just making one at the moment for my 2B and I think I will copy your idea of using the aluminium section at the rear.  I have had to put multiple straps on the back to keep the tension.

    How do you manage to attach the press studs to the roof?  I use the tool supplied which you hit with a hammer but sometimes when I remove the roof the popper just rips off and stays attached to the car body.  If I look inside the popper the middle doesn't have that nice rolled look it looks like when Bugs Bunny puts a carrot in Elmer Fudd's shotgun.

  10. Hello. I had a problem with mine being too close to the manifold and it overheated on the way to the IVA test!  I got rid of mine altogether and just mounted the master cylinder to the firewall and replaced the brake rod with one from tiger racing.  I didn't have to make a new mounting plate just drill some new holes.  The only other thing I had to do was remake one of the brake pipes as it was now too short.


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