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  1. Re: Side window question for early Longbridge BN4

    Check out: www.healeysix.net where you can find all the specific features of the 100-six cars.
  2. Thread: Winter Projects

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    Re: Winter Projects

    I have read in an old tuning book that a cold air box should have an outlet at the back (that could be partially reduced for experimental purposes). The cool air should be allowed to flow freely...
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    Re: Cold start problems

    I agree on all the suggestions above, but I also would like to bring the condition of the ignition points to your attention. A point gap out of adjustment or pitted points does not help starting an...
  4. Re: Brake shoes won't move back after releasing handbrake

    Maybe your rear brake hose needs replacing. They can act as a one way valve when they get older, keeping some pressure on your brake shoes . . . .
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    Re: Oil soaked engine bay

    Once I drove down to a dynoshop about 100 mls from where I live without any problems. Then the car was strapped to the rollers and revved up to 6000 rpm when the oil canister seal gave way and the...
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    Re: What to do...what to do....

    I'd say leave it as is . . . . I personally prefer the looks of a used classic vs a concours restored one. I've restored my BN6 decades ago, it took 7 years and even back than . . . and a lot of...
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    Re: What is this used for?

    That's the Distributor shaft lubricator. Give one full turn every 3000 Miles. Refill every 12000 miles. (according to the owners handbook)
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    Re: Why is the Clutch Slipping?

    I have been using DOT 5 silicone fluid for more than two decades. I've replaced the rubber seals in all cylinders as there was developing a slight leak after 20 years (losing fluid in the reservoir)...
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    Re: stuck rear brake drum

    To determine if the wheel cylinder is leaking simply lift up the dust cap. It must be wet inside.
  10. Re: Pushing the clutch lets idle speed drop until the engine stalls

    Lutz, I would suggest looking into the ignition settings again. An engine fitted with a 290 degree cam needs 18-20 degrees static advance in order to idle reasonable at higher than stock RPM....
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    Re: Very Difficult cold weather starting problems!

    Robert, Pumping the pedal on SU carbs doesn't do enything in terms of pumping patrol into the manifold. What I would suggest is to make sure wheather the jets in the carbs are approx. 1/4" below the...
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    Re: Source for Distributor Fiber Thrust Washer

    One of the distributor specialists should stock them: Google for: Advanced Distributors in the USA, or The Distributor Doctor in the UK.
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    Re: runs better without air cleaners??

    Check the gasket between the airfilter and the carb weather the holes line up. Blocking up the holes that connect the area on top of the piston prevents the piston to rise properly.
  14. Thread: Ruddspeed carbs

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    Re: Ruddspeed carbs

    Yes Dougie, there have been 2 different castings for Ruddspeed manifolds. The ribbed manifolds were for RHD cars. The smooth manifolds are designed to clear the steering column on LHD cars.
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    Re: Adjustment of the Ignition System of my BN6

    For the BN6 the static ignition timing is set at 6 degrees BTDC. First set the contact breaker gap to 0.015"
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    Re: Puzzled - Ignition

    John, I'd suggest to remove the dizzy cap, pull the centre lead from the cap, hold it close to the rotor and crank the engine. When there's a spark your rotor is cracked.
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    Re: Adjustment of the Ignition System of my BN6

    Also check the vacuum advance unit on your distributor. A leaking unit contributes to a higher fuel consumption.
  18. Thread: NICAL hardtop

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    Re: NICAL hardtop

    My BN6 is fitted with a hardtop . . . and I never take it off. They all look so much better with a hardtop.
  19. Re: Ignition timing with Pertronix Ignitor and strobe light

    Lutz, hotter cams need more initial ignition advance. The total advance however should not exeed 36 degrees. Probably even a bit less . . . . If your distributor is still stock the advance will be...
  20. Thread: Stalling

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    Re: Stalling

    I have seen condensers really playing tricks. I'd replace that one first.
  21. Re: Ignition timing with Pertronix Ignitor and strobe light

    Lutz, Is the centrifugal advance mechanism working properly; when you turn the rotor arm counter clockwise, does it snap back?
  22. Re: Ignition timing with Pertronix Ignitor and strobe light

    Can you check the static timing now with the dual contact plate fitted?
  23. Re: Ignition timing with Pertronix Ignitor and strobe light

    Why don't you replace the Petronix with the standard contact breaker set and see if you can get her to 15 degrees at idle?
  24. Thread: Thrust washer

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    Re: Thrust washer

    You should be able to measure the crank end float with a dial indicator on the front pulley of the engine.
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    Re: bleeding the clutch and not running

    A somewhat unusual method is to fill the clutch hydraulics from the slave cylinder towards the master: An easy way of doing this is to connect a piece of bleeder tube from a convenient brake bleeder...
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