Recent content by j_radcliffe

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    Ignition timing? Something else?

    you learn after a while about the characters of the airplane motors. You learn to advance the throttle slowly when you line and start down the runway. otherwise you might get a bit of hesitation which is scary for the passengers. At the club where I fly there are two planes with identical...
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    Ignition timing? Something else?

    The last set of Champion plugs that I bought was missing a tip on one of the electrodes. I prefer to run NGKs I was told years ago that the only thing a champion plug is good for is a lawn mower. Then I took up flying and found that the most common plug in light airplanes is Champion! As part...
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    What is a reasonable life expectancy for a car battery?

    I just replaced mine. I had bought it in 2015. It was not holding a charge. Hotter environments tend to lower the lifespan of a battery.
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    Low Brake Fluid level switch.

    I replaced mine in 2006 or 2007. I used a synthetic cork out of a bottle of wine. It still seems to float. Open some wine and then used the cork to make a float. I cut mine a bit shorter. Then you can drink the wine. Do not drink the wine first.
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    Hi from QLD

    Where in South East Queensland are you? I went to a Nat Rover meet back in 2012 in Stanthorpe. It was a great event!
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    Remote coolant resevoir

    Look at the last entry of this thread. This is what I did for an expansion tank. Header /exspansion/ coolant collector tank?
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    Replacement de dion tube?

    I have seen pitting on the tube causing oil to migrate into the rubber boot, which then degrades. The solution is to use grease. The grease filled tubes had felt seals which are no longer available. You can get the oil seals still. I use Castrol rubber grease which will not eat rubber and this...
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    nidgebeaky Hi I am a new member with 2000TC with odd question?

    I have broken two of those. I now carry a spare one with me along with a spigot bush! Since I have a spare one with me it no longer breaks. So now I have added extra spare parts to the car on the basis that the more spares you carry the more reliable your car will be! The only parts you might...
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    Oil filter- just want to buy the right one!

    BT216 Baldwin, P554403 Donaldson, W940/24 Mann, Lube Filter | eBay Also I dissected a Fram filter a while back and posted it on here, plus compared to the Baldwin. I did not cut the Baldwin filter, but when I do an oil change I should and add to the following post. Oil Filter Dissection.
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    P6 2000 camshaft bearings replacement.

    I would make sure you have the camshaft locked in the EP position and follow the order for swapping out the bearing caps. For spacers I use oversized nuts. Take out one head bolt and heat to the hardware store and buy a box that fits over the head bolt. You will need two per head bolt. I have...
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    Borg Warner 35 (Made in Australia)

    I wonder, did the New Zealand assembled cars use Australian manufactured BW35s? It would have been an easy way to get up the Australian content and then get them in without tariffs! By 1975 all the UK assembled 3500’s would have been BW 65’s. However the NZ assembled ones may have been different.
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    De Deon Tube illustrated

    I have done it with wheels on ramps. I supported the elbows with a scissor jack, when the time came to put it back together.
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    2000 Head replacement

    I installed a 5 speed Toyota box in mine. I really like it over the 4 speed box. However it is pricey, hard to justify if your 4 speed box is still good. Mine was not good!
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    Speedo Wobble - Smiths Angle Drive

    It is a Smiths BG2410-00. I think the one you have is missing the screw on plate that has a threaded ring that screw onto the back of the speedo. You can swap those plates over easily between BG2410-xx variations. What it does is align the drive at the correct angle for the speedo cable to go...
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    2000 Head replacement

    Did the motor sit for a while. 20 psi variation is right on the limit. I would drive it and see what happens. Sometimes with some running the rings bed in better I think. I have heard of compressions that were marginal but not horrible improving themselves after some driving. I would check the...