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  • Both my son and i were not working at the weekend so next parts on the car. Saturday was putting the last part on the engine etc for transportation to the garage. Head on, manifolds on, oill return on and (not shown )the head shield for it
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    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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    • More, priming the oil pump and turbo once attached, clutch on
      Attached Files
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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      • Sundays jobs, engine was a little heavy for us to put in Chris's car so picked up my engine hoist, pulled the car out and not moved since the engine bay clean in July last year
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        Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 7th March 2022, 09:50.
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
        1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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        • Then the gearbox attached, up and in the engine bay
          Attached Files
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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          • In it goes
            Attached Files
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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            • Left to do, splash shields, connect the carb etc, coolant pipes , fill with water, and put petrol in the car. Then the usual build up the oil pressure and try to start
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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              • Coolant pipes on, carb on. Turn the engine over for a while to build up pressure and the oil light went out. Connect the coil lead and...........excessive flooding of the carb. Checked the plumbing in the to carb and thats correct. Removed the plenum and fuel pumps out on the carb so possibly too much pressure. Replaced the pressure regulator and the same thing is happening, removed the carb and stripped it down, float is ok but checked the clearance anyway and a tiny adjustment.
                Connected back up and again non starting and too much pressure, removed the return pipe and the car started on the button and ran really well till the fuel ran out. So possibly the tank or return pipe is blocked somewhere, removed the tank in 20 mins, blew down the return pipe from the front and in the tank and both are now clear.
                So I'm not convinced it's the tank return blocked as I can now blow down it so will have to have another look at that on another day, looking like too much pressure so will have to find out why once we've put the tank back on.
                It's a strange one as it also points to the fuel pipes possibly being the wrong way round but I've never done that before and also checked agains't my manual just to be just sure so I'm convinced i've got that right
                The last time this happened there was a blockage in the return on my French turbo at the time, once I replaced the tank it was ok but this time i'm not sure it's the tank, or maybe it was and I've cleared it by removing it and blowing down the return etc
                Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 14th March 2022, 17:23.
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                • Tank back on, 3 gallons of fresh fuel in and starts on the button so maybe it was the tank. I'd cleaned it out anyway so it's now clean inside. Put all back in the engine bay, new breather pipe attached, tightened up the nearside bearing and put splash shield back on. Need to adjust the tickover as its a little high on choke but that's not a problem. Moved under its own steam back into the garage when we had finished for the day. Very good indeed and I've also found two NOS scuttles I sold to a friend years ago who's clearing a few things out. So will be picking them up at the end of the month
                  Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 8th May 2022, 06:15.
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                  1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                  • Getting near to mot time now. Car started easily and moved out of the garage. Hand brake sorted, lowered the tickover, sunroof now working again. Checked all for its mot on Tuesday and all is working. Chris took the car up the road and it runs very well now, bit ticky on two valves so that to look at at a later date as will be a couple of other things after a few months driving. Namely the power steering pump that isn't working properly but will see what happens Tuesday first
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                    1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                    Comment


                    • Mot day
                      Attached Files
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                      1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                      • Looking good Jeff, good luck today.
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                        • Originally posted by Andy View Post
                          Looking good Jeff, good luck today.
                          Thanks, passed and we'll chuffed. Struggled on emissions at the start. Supposed to be 3.5 max and was 10 at one point. But after a little adjustment and letting the car get warm it got much better. Chris will be picking it up later to drive it to sheffield and use it for a bit for a shakedown. Will be changing the oil etc after 500 miles and see what things come up. He's very very excited
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                          1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                          • All insured and agreed value of 10,000 now done
                            Well the snagging list has started, HRW stopped working, power steering I know about, fuel gauge only shows 3/4 when full, speedo is clicking at 50 mph, exhaust need to be moved a bit and a tail pipe added or stainless made up with a tail pipe. Expecting a few things in the next two weeks as it needs a shakedown to iron out various things. Engine pulls well and the turbo is whirring up nicely though and easy gear change. He's getting lots of thumbs up driving to Sheffield so can't be bad. These are cool cars now apparently to the younger generation
                            Last edited by Jeff Turbo; 27th July 2022, 12:55.
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                            1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

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                            • Well apparently the car flies along a 5,000 revs, so much for running it in
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible. I love this car
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. Fab cruiser
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, nearer completion
                              1997 Jaguar Xk8 Convertible. Such a fab car
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. I love this car

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by Jeff Turbo View Post
                                Well apparently the car flies along a 5,000 revs, so much for running it in
                                Running in = not going into the red bits on the gauges

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