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Old 20th June 2019, 12:06
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One of the ads at the bottom of the page was for this -

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Historica...l/113790034480

If it weren't for the shape of that front screen, I'd be very tempted.
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Old 24th June 2019, 06:30
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This appeared overnight. Can't say it does a lot for me: no pictures of the interior or engine. Stardust were Cortina 3/4/5 based so its '0.1' mill is likely one of those huge heavy lumps so many (myself not included) rave about.

I wish him well with the sale.

Regards, Mick
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Old 24th June 2019, 07:17
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Last week I'd again attempted to get my twin CD150s to behave - dream on! Following the instructions to the letter, I got the engine up to temperature and set about fine tuning the mixture, which involves lifting the piston a tiny distance and adjusting the jet screw according to the engine's reaction. Rear carb: engine dies irrespective of any adjustment. Front carb, engine ignores any mixture change made. I replaced the air filter and took her out for a road test. Very poor throttle response, engine dies after about half a mile. Restart, same but after a half the distance. Repeat, dies after ever decreasing distances. Park, walk home in disgust, recruit son, pop along in Micra, tow home, cover over and try to forget .

Saturday's sortie in the S4 Seven was again to Prescott, where another was competing, albeit twin cam powered.



Also competing was this Westfield XI, which I heard one knowledgeable chap advise his chum was "A D-Type Jaguar" .



The event was Porsche themed, but despite the many many more modern models there, this Historic Rallying 912 was my clear favourite



I think I'll give up on those carbs and get another set off a runner from Spitfire Steve, then probably try again to pass on the A352.

Regards, Mick
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Old 24th June 2019, 17:01
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Sounds like there is a fault with either the carbs or the plumbing. If it isn't responding to your adjustments as expected then there must be more to it.

Would it be worth investing a little to have the set up checked over and tuned by a specialist ? You will end up spending a bit on yet another carb anyway then there's the fitting, messing about, etc etc.

Once you are up and running I'm sure there will be second thoughts about selling up ?
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Old 25th June 2019, 05:27
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Mick Sorry to hear you are having problems with your carbs.

My car also suffered fuel starvation the other day, but, luckily, I was able to push it home.
( As Id barely pulled out of my driveway. )

I hope Ive tracked the problem to a blocked fuel line (new parts on their way).

But, for me, this was confirmed by running the engine without any problems from a petrol can.





I know you know a lot more about this sort of thing than I do, but I thought Id mention it just in case.

Good luck, Paul.
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Old 9th July 2019, 07:09
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