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  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    17th August 2017, 08:11 PM
    I will get it all setup and let you know, will be in a week or two. Will test the 1200 first, then the 1500, need to swap the fly wheel over...
    7 replies | 64 view(s)
  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    15th August 2017, 09:46 AM
    chris trying to turn over engine while on ground and take readings could be frustrating as you will need one pair of hands to operate the starter and another to hold the gauge. remember im only 10 min from you and free most nights thats if you doing this after work or your weekends are now free.
    7 replies | 64 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    15th August 2017, 08:38 AM
    Hi Juggs, cool that was my conclusion, cant do this by hand, unless I am really fast ;) I know this will vary, but what figures should I see with a cold test? I would have thought a cold test will highlight and major issues? I will aim to get it going too, but good to know whether to spend...
    7 replies | 64 view(s)
  • Juggs's Avatar
    15th August 2017, 02:31 AM
    chasing a mk2 Cortina fuel sender locking ring
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  • Juggs's Avatar
    15th August 2017, 02:26 AM
    theres no way you can spin it by hand fast enough would be under 10 rpm cranking speed is 250 rpm
    7 replies | 64 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    14th August 2017, 11:22 PM
    Put the tester on the lawn mower to check the tester and got a reading, so not the tester, both the engines cranking by hand give a reading of 0, I know the 1200 motor went ok, so must need to be turned over at speed??? The other is from Geoff, I know the readings wont be acurate but was a) hoping...
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  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    14th August 2017, 05:25 PM
    I'm doing something wrong each cylinder is giving a reading of 0 hahaha but can feel a breeze when it turns over. I think I'll try get it going on the stand, mount it side ways to get the gear box/starter motor on it...
    7 replies | 64 view(s)
  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    14th August 2017, 02:59 PM
    You'll get a reading, it just won't be super accurate. Compression tests are usually done at operating temperature as everything has expanded and sealed as much as it's going to. Would be OK for checking consistency between cylinders. Could give an idea on 'real' compression depending how...
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  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    14th August 2017, 01:53 PM
    Dumb question... I have a motor out of the car, on an engine stand, with no starter motor attached. I take out all spark plugs, insert compression tester, and crank the motor by hand, should I get a reading?
    7 replies | 64 view(s)
  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    11th August 2017, 02:28 PM
    Dr Danger started a thread Tidy Mk1 in Wanted !
    Got someone looking for a tidy Mk1. Prefer a white car. Either 2 door or 4 door, early or late. Anyone got a good runner that they would part with? Reasonable (I think) budget, but not looking to spend millions. Sydney based but will travel for the right car.
    0 replies | 30 view(s)
  • mick2dr's Avatar
    10th August 2017, 10:50 PM
    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about the blackline lsd diff centres that are now available for quite cheap? Are they cheap for a reason? I'd be interested in hearing other peoples opinions on plate vs geared centres. Or if someone has one that they would sell? ...
    0 replies | 32 view(s)
  • jdyort's Avatar
    9th August 2017, 06:56 AM
    jdyort replied to a thread Dynamat in How to's & tech documents
    No but my build was originally going to be a registered track car so I was all about removing weight. The carpet I have in there has underlay which works to some extent. I wanted to get out of the car and feel alive.
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    7th August 2017, 11:55 AM
    Hahaha, I got locked out of of my own forum for a while. Yeah, good chance of getting this again. Will try and remember to action ASAP.
    2 replies | 1516 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    6th August 2017, 09:59 AM
    Done, got a 4 litre of rust buster too. Put one coat of fish oil inside the doors too
    13 replies | 435 view(s)
  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    5th August 2017, 01:12 PM
    Dulux Metalshield Epoxy Enamel . Colour ( structural steel ) 300g.
    13 replies | 435 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    4th August 2017, 01:02 PM
    Cool see you then
    13 replies | 435 view(s)
  • tedidesign's Avatar
    3rd August 2017, 04:37 PM
    hey AL any chance of finding this PDF again
    2 replies | 1516 view(s)
  • fast2001's Avatar
    3rd August 2017, 11:37 AM
    Jamie Larner called me yesterday to let me know they had finished my engine. They sent me some photos and it looks like a work of art. Unfortunately a little while before the rest of the car will be ready but at least I'll have something pretty to look at in the meantime -...
    6 replies | 414 view(s)
  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    3rd August 2017, 08:22 AM
    the 5th is OK , see you 8.30 dont worry about paint.
    13 replies | 435 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    1st August 2017, 10:28 PM
    Have that much left over from doing roof. The original stuff was falling off... I will do the doors, and maybe just the extent of what was on the floor to start with. Did you put any on the floors?
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Captin Crayford's Avatar
    1st August 2017, 08:11 PM
    Hi All, I have now got a set of bumper Over riders for my GT. Given up looking for the guard mirror. They seem very hard to find and one i have seen for sale, very much over priced in my opinion...lol... Rich.
    3 replies | 242 view(s)
  • jdyort's Avatar
    1st August 2017, 05:19 PM
    jdyort replied to a thread Dynamat in How to's & tech documents
    I used about a 20th of what you have lol. I put some in the doors and behind the rear panels to stop the drumming and that was it.
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    30th July 2017, 11:56 AM
    Oh was also meant to ask what the name of the chalk to fit the opening quarter vents? Al not far off fitting the quarter windows :) found a rubber door wedge that holds the opening wide enough to slot the rail down... will let you know which weekend I attempt that if you keen...
    13 replies | 435 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    30th July 2017, 11:52 AM
    Wiring is all wrapped. What was the paint I need to get to paint the brake lines? will be free again on the 5th :)
    13 replies | 435 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    30th July 2017, 10:00 AM
    How much Dynamat is too much. I have enough to do this, but is it worth it? see below link... https://chrisjmckeown.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/13-july-2017-bits/
    3 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Bertil's Avatar
    29th July 2017, 11:47 PM
    Bertil started a thread Mk2 Lotus Cortina in Cars For Sale
    Up for sale a condition A1 Lotus Cortina mk2 1968, a very nice and perfectly restored car. Located in Sweden, LHD, original shell ofcourse, engine upgraded slightly with cams and bigger bore. All correct original equippment is there including the engine air inlet system, dual brake servos, 220 km/h...
    0 replies | 62 view(s)
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