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  1. #46
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    Is there any remains of ECU control on the engine at all or simple dizzy / points ?

    Other thing is that often the ignition switch provides full 12v to the coil when cranking but drops back using a ballast resistor in run. Check there is volts on the coil in run position think it is around 8-10 volts of course load will determine actual voltage.

  2. #47
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    Default It lives

    It's been a while since I looked at getting the car to run but it got the better of me today. Out with the distributor for a thorough going over & decided to get a new cap although the one fitted looks OK. Although the coil tests OK with the multi meter I decided to get it tested by an auto electrician but then noticed a small sign that had been covered by the clamp .... "MUST USE A RESISTOR". In the box of tricks that came with the car was a resistor which I fitted.

    Crank it over and the bloody thing ran ... terribly and only at idle revs but it was going. Give it fuel and it dies so there's a carburetor problem. I always had concerns about the bike carbies and a pair of 40 DCOE Webers came up on Ebay today so I bit the bullet & pick them up tomorrow.

    Hopefully the jetting is close as the carbs came off a similar Toyota 1.6 engine so after fitting repair kits I'm hoping that the Webers are the answer. I'll let you know.

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    a pair of 40 DCOE Webers came up on Ebay today so I bit the bullet & pick them up tomorrow.

    You wont look back, they are a bit of work to get set up properly but well worth it.

  4. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapey View Post
    I'm hoping that the Webers are the answer. I'll let you know.
    Hard to beat the classic look of webers. Definitely worth the effort.

  5. #50
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    It's taken forever but this engine is now running beautifully. The Webers were a good starting point as they came off a going 1.6 Toyota motor but the Honda carbs are an unknown. Once knowing that fuel was sorted I needed to look at spark so Ebay came good with an electronic distributor module & non resister type coil. First hit of the starter and it roared in to life.

    Now I know the sparks are OK I'm going to sort those Honda carbs.

  6. #51
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    Default Ozclubbies

    I'm not sure if you picked up a link to this forum, but they were really helpful when I built my clubbie. There are links to state-based groups inside and they all seem to play nicely together, with an annual weekend away whose location changes from year to year (at least it did when I was active).
    www.ozclubbies.com.au
    Enjoy!

  7. #52
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    I did post on the Oz Clubbie site but got nowhere. Lots of suggestions and genuine help from most but there's also the few smart arses.

  8. #53
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    I now have a choice of induction ... 2 x DCOE 40 Webers or 4 x Honda CBR600 carbs. The car goes equally as well which ever lot I use. The suspension at both ends is sorted & I'm looking forward to our first day at the track. The brakes played up on todays test run but I'm hoping a new master cylinder will fix that.

    I needed to clean up the work area so I left the car in my driveway then my neighbour arrived home with his white toy.DSCN0964.jpg

  9. #54
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    If the brakes have been sitting around and not used I would overhaul all cylinders and possibly new flexible lines. What track are you going to run it on? You definitely want good brakes at Wakefield before the corner onto the straight.
    CHRIS

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    I think you're spot on with the flexible lines Chris. The brakes work well but are binding ... especially on full lock. Track? Probably Luddenham until everything's sorted.

  11. #56
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    For the price of a few seal kits I would be overhauling the whole lot, hitting something will be more expensive than the kits. If you need compressed air or help in any way to get the pistons out give me a call and we can do it here because caliper pistons can be damned hard to remove. I used to use a grease gun through a nipple I screwed into the bleeder, they always came out then!
    CHRIS

  12. #57
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    If you get it sorted, spoke to a mate a few weeks back, the Wednesdays at Wakefield apparently are still going despite the black death. He runs a self built 7, 4ag powered.

    Weird, haven't seen many of those Ruf style 911s since they proliferated in the 80s and early 90s. Must be skip loads of those slope noses around, after prices took off for air-cooleds and everyone converted back to classic!

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    The brakes are good Chris it's the binding I need to fix. The front calipers have new seals & pads and the rear drums were machined with new linings and wheel cylinders fitted. The master cylinder is new but not one I like so once I replace the flexible hoses then the master cylinder will go if there's no improvement. Hunch, My neighbour does like his Porsches but also has a soft spot for red. DSCN0920.jpg Wakefield on Wednesdays sounds good.

  14. #59
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    Seeing the clubman is now a track only car I needed something to get it to those tracks so this weeks project was a trailer. The mudguards are yet to be made along with some other small details but I'm happy with progress so far.DSCN0971.jpgDSCN0970.jpg

  15. #60
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    That's a good looking trailer, did you resolve the brake issues?
    CHRIS

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