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Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   10-07-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 861
Posted By malcolm1
I have the Morgan Carb tune, which I used to sync...

I have the Morgan Carb tune, which I used to sync my carbs after having done it by eye looking at the way the throttle plate swept past the progression holes. I have DCOE40 44/45 "emissions carbs",...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   08-27-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By malcolm1
What size engine is it? What size chokes? ...

What size engine is it?
What size chokes?
What code Webers?

Photographically, it may be worth helping the camera/phone to focus on the plug by placing something (e.g. your hand or something with...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   07-29-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By malcolm1
I have the same 123 distributor. My...

I have the same 123 distributor.

My understanding is, as you say, you fit the dizzy with the engine set to your chosen static timing. In your case you mention 13 degrees before TDC. That's it. ...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-25-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By malcolm1
When I got my car, a 1600 Junior, but with a 2L...

When I got my car, a 1600 Junior, but with a 2L engine, it had the 4.55 non-LSD axle. It was fun, but the ratio did seem to short for the motorway and it would go up through the gears like a...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   06-25-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By malcolm1
I had the same experience. My old seal looks...

I had the same experience. My old seal looks original, but is perished at the ends. The bonnet (hood) closes easily. The seal lays pretty flat. The new one from classic alfa sits higher and the...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   05-30-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By malcolm1
At the time (as today), by law, crankcase gases...

At the time (as today), by law, crankcase gases could not be vented to atmosphere, so they are fed in to intake system. Most of the gas go via the main breather pipe in to the air filter housing. At...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   05-16-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By malcolm1
Who's Ralph?

Who's Ralph?
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-25-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,050
Posted By malcolm1
My South African 1975 RHD 1600 GT Junior...

My South African 1975 RHD 1600 GT Junior (AR115050001208) has an under bonnet lamp, no heated rear window. I have never noticed a boot light.

At some point it had a 2 litre fitted. I think a...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-19-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By malcolm1
How do i check for this with a digital...

How do i check for this with a digital distributor?

With a timing light aimed at the front pulley - assuming the timing marks are visible. As you rev the engine the timing should shift towards the...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   04-19-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By malcolm1
Lack of airflow? butterflies not opening fully -...

Lack of airflow? butterflies not opening fully - try removing the air filter and look (or use your phone) to check. Or a big blockage on the intake - try running without the air filter?

Ignition -...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-14-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,646
Posted By malcolm1
What about the 4 (or 5) spring clips that hold...

What about the 4 (or 5) spring clips that hold the top part of the heater box to the middle section. The 2 at the back are up against the bulkhead, getting to those is easier if the whole heater box...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   01-22-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By malcolm1
It depends what you did from the distributor...

It depends what you did from the distributor being fitted correctly and how it is now (assuming it's not correct) - when you removed and refitted the distributor. The drive slot is offset, so it can...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   01-22-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By malcolm1
Possible that you have put you have timed the...

Possible that you have put you have timed the distributor based on the wrong stroke. To check you could swap the HT leads around. Swap #1 and #4, swap #2 and #3. and see if it starts and runs. Good...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   01-17-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By malcolm1
It seems to have disappeared from ebay

It seems to have disappeared from ebay
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   01-17-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By malcolm1
Did running without the filter change the AFR?

Did running without the filter change the AFR?
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-22-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By malcolm1
Do you hear a click when you turn the key to the...

Do you hear a click when you turn the key to the crank position? If yes, then you are getting power to the solenoid on the starter motor.

The starter motor isn't easy to see, but is accessible...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-12-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By malcolm1
On mine, if the car is left standing for sometime...

On mine, if the car is left standing for sometime then it needs a very long crank before there is any sign of life.

My assumption is that much of the fuel in to carburettor bowls has evaporated. ...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-09-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By malcolm1
If it's like mine - weber carbs - you will only...

If it's like mine - weber carbs - you will only have 1 fuel pump, which is a mechanical type - driven by the engine's rotation. It is located on the front, right hand side of the engine, near the...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By malcolm1
2000 GTV Gullwing

I came across a listing for this unique vehicle the other day. Recently sold at auction for 106,000 euros

https://www.aguttes.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=9503157&np=&lng=&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-30-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,220
Posted By malcolm1
Does the rotor arm rotate when you crank the...

Does the rotor arm rotate when you crank the engine? i.e. is the distributor drive OK
Is the body of the distributor fitted tightly - i.e. if you grip the distributor body can you rotate it - this...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-19-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By malcolm1
Would Vredestein Classics suit?...

Would Vredestein Classics suit? https://www.vredestein.co.uk/classic/tyre-finder/tyres/product/3/990-sprint-classic
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   09-06-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,930
Posted By malcolm1
I was quite surprised that the previous owner had...

I was quite surprised that the previous owner had just carried across the carbs without changing the jets or venturis. I figured that updating the carbs with 32mm venturis and 135 mains would ensure...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-03-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By malcolm1
Regarding the switch, I meant that if there is a...

Regarding the switch, I meant that if there is a problem with the contacts, then replacement switches are available from the usual suspects
...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-01-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By malcolm1
Interesting. On my '75 car, the equivalent push...

Interesting. On my '75 car, the equivalent push button switch makes the dash go from dim to even dimmer.
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   09-01-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By malcolm1
My 75 junior was the same when I got it. ...

My 75 junior was the same when I got it.

The main reason was that the contacts on the foot operated washer pump were disconnected as it was a rusty mess, so worth checking if it is connected and...
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