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nzjrs last won the day on August 23 2021

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  1. Kevin, interesting thanks, I'll try and find a regulator with a filter I guess, mounting that near the carbs might be good to kill two birds with one stone. Maybe it's worth replacing the top cover gasket too as I see it's only $5.
  2. Yay it lives again. Summary after the last couple of weekends. Weekend 1: compression test - aborted. Zetec needs an adapter in order to get the cheaper testers deep in the engine. Note for others, example adapter https://www.lawson-his.co.uk/sealey-vs200-a-long-reach-compression-tester-adaptor-zetec poked around a lot more. sparkplugs were getting wet and some fuel visible in the carbs, less so on 3/4 but still fuel getting there. some garbage in the carb fuel filters, but nothing too much? anyway, cleaned it out Weekend 2: compression test, all looks good. Dry, the 4 cylinders were 124, 125, 124, 124. Didn't bother with a wet test as this was normal AFAICT. took the carbs apart and cleaned out everything I could using carb cleaner spray, and without disassembling anything that would result in me needing to re-tune them. After cleaning and re-assembly I manually put a few tablespoons of fuel in the reservoir in the carbs under the floats - and SHE STARTED decided to therefor look a lot more into the fuel system. worked our how many L/min it should be for my fuel pump (3.5psi), disconnected the carb end and turned it on to see the flow rate. Hmm, about 20% what it should be and kind of irregular. took the fuel pump off, not much to look at (it was a https://www.osiaspart.com/OSIAS-inline-diesel-fuel-pump) but evidently it wasn't working well. Checked the lines were otherwise clear Weekend 3: replaced the fuel pump with a new one of the same pressure (this model but from ebay https://www.racetep.com/manufacturer/carbs-and-injection/weber/electric-fuel-pumps/lower-cost-singe-carb-pump.html), and also replaced the fuel hose for higher quality stuff for the new gas. New fuel pump has a fuel filter (the last setup didnt have one...). Upon starting the new fuel pump I noticed now the fuel union was leaking fuel with the new pump, so much so I didnt want to catch fire, aborted and went home. Weekend 4: Installed the new seals I ordered https://classiccarbs.co.uk/product/weber-dcoedcospdcom-twin-carbs-fuel-union-inner-fibre-seal STARTED FIRST TIME So, TLDR; fuel pump blocked/failed/died and then a lot of tail chasing as I worked out what was going on. Probbably for the best as at least the new everything will handle E gas better.
  3. Exactly yeah. I'm south of Cambridge (Sawston) but am happy to take it anywhere really. Please send me a message if you get hold of him, much appreciated.
  4. Hi, My 2B (Zetec, Weber 45s) has stopped running. Started sounded sick at the end of a run a couple of weekends ago. Was barely idling and coasted home. Would warm start but now can't start. I checked the fuel system and it seems OK. It won't fire up at all. I've reached the limit of my knowledge. Does anyone have any recommendations for Garages or private folks willing to take a look at it. Happy to pay. John
  5. In my travels across the internet I've seen one 7 style car wirh square headlights, and been unable to find them since. It looked really good. Ideally should be road legal-ish with indicators built in, but i'd settle for dual beam. Ive found the occasional chopper style motorcycle headlamp (not dual beam) and truck headlamp, but nothing perfect yet. Does anyone here have any ideas or links they can share?
  6. What's the plan on Friday afternoon actually, I'm still deciding when to drive up. Saturday seems to be the packed day with events etc.
  7. Oops, also done, last minute lol
  8. Nice to meet you all today and thanks for taking a look and a listen to my new machine! Looking forward to the EOSB. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
  9. Any tips for newcomers in terms of when to arrive, how does it work wrt. tickets and parking if one drives their own kit-car down there?
  10. edit - moved question to
  11. I'm also looking forward to attending this one as a newcomer!
  12. Sorry to resurrect this old thread - but I see you are still active here. Did it turn out they simply sent the wrong dash? I ask because I'm looking at replacing my 2B dash using the one from kitspares/gbs you purchased, and it definitely is not rounded on top like the one they sent you - mine is much straighter across the top and sides, like all the other 2B photos posted.
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    New 2B Owner

    Oh nice, small world! Yeah that is the car - I bought it not from your friend, but another owner had it for a short time after. He changed the wing mirrors but yeah, otherwise it is the same beast! When was that photo taken, out of interest?
  14. nzjrs

    New 2B Owner

    Hi All, I'm the new owner of a 2B (/4?) and a new member of the club and forum. It's on a Q plate and the first registration date lists 1991 (which at 1500cc was the first donor car), but it was rebuilt and returned to service with its first/new MOT on the Q plate in 2019 with a Zetec 2.0 silvertop with Weber 45 dcoe, ST170 exhast manifold, civic aluminium radiator + fan thermostat, type 9 gearbox, custom aluminium baffled fuel tank, race obp pedal box, custom exhaust, LSD and new coilovers all around. It's very racey but a bit rough around the edges (interior mainly) Out of interest I was wondering if anyone knows the history or recognises this car? It apparently started life in Wales and the engine swap might have occurred there, but actually completing the rebuild to the Zetec was completed in cornwall/sommerset. I've relocated it back to Cambridge and it ran like a dream the whole way. First project I think is to tidy up the interior with a CF/new dashboard and some minimal internal carpet. I'm also going to install a water temperature gauge and an oil pressure one (and maybe the sender too, not sure if one is already on the zetec). I'm also interested in meeting people in or around Cambridge with similar cars and similar experience with Zetec tuning. I'd love to hear from anyone that meets this description.
  15. Hi, I'm a new member and I'm looking for experienced members near Cambridge. I'd love to have some more experienced eyes and ears take a look and listen at my 2B and get some advice and tips. What is the nearest regular meeting to Cambridge?
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