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  1. Re: Difficult Electrical Problem in 59 BE with Generator

    Thanks, everyone, for your assistance.


    I believe I found the problem - there was a loose screw in the fuse block, one that secured a green wire on which included the fuel gauge. I tightened it...
  2. Difficult Electrical Problem in 59 BE with Generator

    All:


    I experienced the following electrical problem on my 59 BE with a generator:


    When I turn the car on and start the engine everything is fine. When I begin to drive the fuel gauge needle...
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    Old English White Paint Code for early BE

    Does anyone know the paint code for the Old English White used on early Sprite (58-60)?


    Thanks,


    MXP
  4. Re: 948 Cylinder Block Studs - Sequence on Cylinder Block

    Thanks, guys. This was helpful. The head has been installed and torqued down.

    MXP
  5. 948 Cylinder Block Studs - Sequence on Cylinder Block

    All:


    I have new replacement cylinder block studs (4 long and 5 short) for my 948. I need to understand where each sits / is situated on the block (prior to installing the head gasket and head
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    Re: Sump Installation

    Thanks Larry
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    Sump Installation

    All;


    I'm installing the sump on my 948. Do i use blue or black RTV fluid on the gasket?


    Thanks,


    MXP
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    948 Engine Rebuild Question

    All:


    I'm doing a rebuild on a 948. This project has been on-and-off for about three years (no need to elaborate). But here are some details:


    A professional machine shop did the following:
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    Re: Windscreen Wipers Parking

    My error, Keith. i have managed to get them to park correctly after rotating the cap (and adequately secure the motor cover).

    Thanks,

    MXP
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    Re: Windscreen Wipers Parking

    Keith:

    For common reference, lets say the cap is in the 6 o'clock position. I rotated it to the 12 o'clock position, but then the wipers would not respond to the wiper switch at all - when I...
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    Windscreen Wipers Parking

    All:

    Now that I have the wipers working on my 59 BE, they are parking in the "up," not "down" position. When I switch them off they will cycle until they park in that "up" position. Can someone...
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    Re: Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    Bill wins the prize: We re-tested the motor (working) and the tension on the cable moving the wipers (free movement). There were two loose black wires under the dash. I swapped one of those into...
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    Wiper Motor Problem Not Working

    All:

    I’ve had an ongoing problem with getting the wiper motor on my 59 BE. I’ve had issues where the motor ran briefly, smoked, and stood working. I replaced the motor (same issue). We bench...
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    Re: Cooper's Air Filter on H1 Carbs

    Thanks for making the effort. I really appreciate it. I think I have found the solution on my filters. I found that one side can handle a 5/16 fine thread, while the other takes a 9 mm fine thread....
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    Re: Cooper's Air Filter on H1 Carbs

    Thanks for checking.

    I will likely next try the Loctite, but my tools aren't due to arrive here until early January, so I was working with a small adjustable wrench that doesn't permit me to...
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    Cooper's Air Filter on H1 Carbs

    All:

    I have the repro Cooper's Air Filters on my H1 carbs. I've been through a few of these, encountering problems with the bolts holding them to the carb. The key problem is the bolts (5/16 fine...
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    Re: Vacuum Line on a 948

    I'm looking for the thread size. I need a new compression fitting.

    Thanks,

    MXP
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    Vacuum Line on a 948

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    I have a 948 engine with the H1 carbs. There is a hard vacuum advance line that runs from the distributor to the base of the carb. It has a small ferrule fitting at the carb connection. Does...
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    Re: Cut down windshield

    Thanks for the instructions. I think I might try the same thing. Can you tell us what you are thinking when you say you want to modify the uprights to give it a more finished look.
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    Re: Cut down windshield

    Rut:

    I've seen these for sale - pretty pricey. Did you do this yourself? If yes, can you explain how you did it?
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    Re: Potential New Project

    Ray:

    What a wonderful surprise!

    Whitephrog never made it to Europe. I got re-directed to Saudi Arabia to work on Yemen for a few years (and the car went to storage) and I just arrived in...
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    Judson Supercharger On A 1275

    All:

    Can I use a Judson Supercharger on a 1275?

    Thanks,

    MXP
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    Re: Really Original Bugeye on BaT

    The price has moved up considerably, so I will be curious where it ends.

    The engine green is brighter than I've seen before. Is that aftermarket green paint? Also, the trans is blue.
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    Re: Need Some Advice on a BE Emergency Brake

    Wow, a 10 year old post reappeared! This was from my first BE, which is still operational and in the hands of an avid car collector in the Bahamas. Since that posting I moved to Nassau, Guadalajara,...
  25. Anyone Have Experience with Moto Build Ashley or Speedwell Repro Hardtops?

    All:


    Ebay.uk has reproduction Ashley and Speedwell hardtops from Moto-Build. Has anyone have any experience with these products and/or shipment costs to USA?


    Thanks,


    Mike
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