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  1. Check battery first, could be flat.
  2. I also need a new speedo, i'm thinking this one Linky, its cheaper than the ones your looking at and I prefer it over a digital one.
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    3a radiator

    I have a 3a and last year swapped the radiator. I also used coolex, but got the cortina rad. http://www.coolexperts.co.uk/product/ford-cortina-ohc-lotus-7-aluminium-race-radiator-uk-made/ It was a direct replacement with hose fittings in correct places. I had the fan fitted (engine side) and a temp switch also. However for it to fit in i had to remove the fan bolted onto the front of the engine. I contacted them through ebay for measurements ect, but got a small discount when purchasing by ordering over the phone (no ebay fees for them). Good service and rad works great.
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    Last year when i insured the hood it was £206, i was 22. This year they say 'new rules regarding kit cars' mean i cant find insurance for less than £500, the companies i rang all say it will come down when i reach 25... So atm the car is stopping off the road, and im having to consider selling it as 500quid is far too much money...
  5. Engine starts again! It was a combination of dodgy electrical connections and new sparks plugs needed. Thanks everyone for the advice. I've swapped the distributor and just need to do some test runs then tweak the timing, engine already ticking over much smoother than before.
  6. Plugs are wet after attempted start. I have also taken air filter off and can see fuel whilst it is turning over... As you say it cant be much wrong as it was working fine last time i tried it and have not touched a thing since. Ill give all the electrical connections another going over and try again...
  7. Ok new day, new problem. Car wont start. So i hadent even got round to swapping the distributor as ive been away for a while, but the other day i decided id give the car a run. Its always started easily enough before but now :(. So car sat for roughly 2 month, nothing done to it but it has sat for this long before and always started again. Things ive checked... 1)spark. Cleaned all connections and checked the spark. It has spark. 2)fuel. Drained old fuel and added new. 3)battery. Nearly new battery i left on charge overnight. Fully charged. 4)timing. Lined engine up tdc, nothing changed. Marks still line up. The engine (2l pinto) is just turning over. It makes no attempt to start. Any one any ideas what the problem could be? Am i missing something stupidly simple thats stopping it from starting? Any help appreciated thankyou!
  8. Hi, thanks for replies. Yes it does have a non standard cam in. I believe it to be a fr32 Kent cam. Yes it has electric choke. I assume it to be working, how would it be tested?
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    Vacuum advance

    Hello everyone. Ok so here's my query, The previous owner of my robinhood swapped the carbs from the 2l pinto engine from weber twin dcoe 40s to weber 32/36 dgev. After the swap the vacuum advance was never connected up due to it being broken on the distributor. The engine has never run perfectly since I've owned it, which I believe is down to it not having the vacuum connected. The car does drive and is useable but I'd like to improve engine power, as it gets up to 60-65mph it runs out of pull. Now it's off the road for the winter, I've been wondering about the vacuum port on the carb, will it have been blocked or is it a simple case of fitting a new distributor and connecting the pipe up? Thanks everyone
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