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Old 07-06-2017, 02:20 PM   #1
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Took the old girl for a short run, 15 miles, first proper run since I bought it, still got a few things to do. Getting a bit of a problem, get to 30mph and doesn`t want to go further also temp seems a bit high, at the far end of the normal, need to sort that, but anyway here`s the fruits of my labours........
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:33 PM   #2
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:38 PM   #4
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Both of your problems could easily be timing... have you checked?

This is a great write-up
http://www.abarnyard.com/workshop/timing.htm



Just noticed you are a senior member, I'm sure you know what you are doing... sorry

She looks great!
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:52 PM   #5
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Both of your problems could easily be timing... have you checked?

This is a great write-up
http://www.abarnyard.com/workshop/timing.htm



Just noticed you are a senior member, I'm sure you know what you are doing... sorry

She looks great!
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Don't be fooled, the only thing senior is my age your never to old to learn new tricks, no I havn`t checked timing yet, thought I`d take a look tomorrow, sun was over the yardarm, time for refreshment .........
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:07 PM   #6
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Sweet import you got there. Very well dressed and refined.

I wonder how it is after growing up with RH drive all your life then hop into the LH drive A and take her out for a spin? Gota feel funny.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:17 PM   #7
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Sounds like timing issues to me as well. That's where I would start.
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:58 AM   #8
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Sweet import you got there. Very well dressed and refined.

I wonder how it is after growing up with RH drive all your life then hop into the LH drive A and take her out for a spin? Gota feel funny.

Almost as soon as I passed my driving test I had "Yanks" as we called them, `65 Mustang 289, `63 Olds 98, Chevvy Monte Carlo to name some, I also spent time as a Coach driver, all over British Isles and Europe, driving off the ferries on to rhd roads with rhd coaches just seemed to come naturally........
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:26 AM   #9
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Fine looking car! Get the remaining issues resolved and get it out and drive it!
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:30 AM   #10
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:46 AM   #11
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I highly recommend adding a timing tab and marking the belt pulley for TDC. I was having issues related to timing and thought I had it very close until I checked with a timing light. My max advance was only 5 deg BTDC. After I made the pointer and marked the pulley I was able to correctly set max advance to 28 deg BTDC.

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Nice looking coupe! Check timing and keep driving.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:43 AM   #13
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Thanks for the + replies, I know it`s not to everyones liking but.................
Changing the windwing glass to plain, a mistake in etching them, the mirrors are small enough, the etching makes them even smaller, would like larger mirrors.................
Had a look at the timing using the link ( Marco Tahtaras) and I`d like to think I`ve got it right, but, starts on the button, idles nice until you rev it, with the gav open 1/4 turn will only rev to about 1000rpm, open the gav 11/2 turns will rev to about 2000 with lots of popping and banging. Plugs are sooty. Put it to bed for the night, have another go tomorrow.
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Hey Dennis, close the GAV back to about turn. Unscrew the gas line from the carburetor, open the valve and see what kind of flow you have, should be steady stream, if not, crack the gas cap and see if it improves, then pull the filter out of the front of the carburetor, clean and replace, as well as any other filters you have inline.

Also, if you don't have the pencil filter that goes in the top of the tank valve, get one and install it.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:18 PM   #15
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Get stuck in tomorrow, fresh day, I`ll go thru it, thanks.
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Adjusting the GAV, Chief taught me to run at a constant 20 to 25 MPH, in second, & adjust it for the BEST, SMOOTHEST running. Then he said, "Then leave it ALONE & don't DIDDLE with it, you'll WEAR out the THREADS"!!!
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Took the old girl for a short run, 15 miles, first proper run since I bought it, still got a few things to do. Getting a bit of a problem, get to 30mph and doesn`t want to go further also temp seems a bit high, at the far end of the normal, need to sort that, but anyway here`s the fruits of my labours........
Did you adjust the mixture when it wouldn't go further? Do you know the choke rod is also carb mixture?
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:30 PM   #18
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Had a play with the GAV but got interrupted, did see an improvement but couldn`t road test .......................
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as listed above it could be a fuel delivery problem. you may want to check for compression. no matter where your gav is it should drive. maybe a couple pops on an up hill with it lean. the run problem your describing could be result of a stuck valve or two. If you dont have a tester you could use the thumb pop off method.
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Are you sure your carb is getting full throttle travel? The carb's throttle arm may only be traveling 3/4 of the way instead of bottoming out at the stop peg. This is especially a likely scenario if you have changed carbs without bending the accelerator linkage arm to match. I posted about this problem the other day in a thread about Zenith carbs. Did you see it? Here it is: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...33#post1493833
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