Recent content by mikecoombs

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    suddenly a rough running engine

    Hi peter, not sure where you are up to with the car but I was up at my place at bulahdelah today and I've put what I think is a working late model distributor in my meter box I'f you can get down there to pick it up? let me know and I'll PM you the address Michael
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    Boot prop rod or measurements needed

    have you lost the rod or is that how far you are up to installing the boot kit? the rod itself is simple but there is a plastic wheel at one end that runs in the slot in the inner guard and there is a plastic clip at the other which clips the rod onto the boot lid or the boot inside depending...
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    Any Aussies have this bracket for sale...?

    II'm pretty sure I have one. Have a look here. Linkage Parts - SU Carburetters for making up the linkages. note the uni joint in the standard system and the rubber that the rod rotates in. They are both important to allow for engine movement without throttle movement.
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    Any Aussies have this bracket for sale...?

    yes...where are you located? Rare part to need. Is it auto or Manual car?
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    suddenly a rough running engine

    Have a look along the loom. There is usually at least one extra wire and terminal which is 12v and switched through the ignition. Its for accessories. Yes the two wires that join together are the 12v starter wire and the 7/9 volt wire. The 12v wire only comes in when cranking so you can't use...
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    Find your P6's base unit number:

    There is another number stamped in the same place but toward the centre buried under the paint. From memory they don't match.
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    Power Steering

    Check the bolts that hold the idler damper on as well. they can work loose over time.
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    Engine parts

    the Landy sixes were sold into the early eighties. The late seventies ones had some modern features added like electronic distributor and thermatic fans. er generally bottom end bearings are replaced with undersize ones, as the pins get smaller when they are reground...I have quite few parts for...
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    Suspension Failure

    One more point... There aren't any nuts because there isn't any room to put them on. The holes are too close to the tube. Personally I'd shorten the screws so they end at the hole edge or slightly inside as crud on the thread will cause them to seize on removal and being small they may snap.
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    Suspension Failure

    There should be Two studs, however quite often the stud and nut come out together as if they are a set screw. Hence when you bought the elbow it was missing one. Standard bolt are Grade five high tensile. If you look at the top of the head they should have three raised lines pointing in a star...
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    V8 Fuel starvation

    The main fuel pipe in the tank is an open ended tube about three inches above the bottom. The Reserve feeds from the bottom but has fine screen on it to keep the crap out. So even if you have crud coming back through the return it is unlikely that it'll do more thean swish around the bottom of...
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    V8 Fuel starvation

    If you ran the car dry and didn't push the reserve tap back in after putting 40 litres into her; You would still need to wait some time for the electric pump (I'm assuming its the factory setup) to prime both the fuel bowls before cranking it over. You need to wait till the ticking just about...
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    Decent air compressor manifolds

    or make one up from a bunch of brass fittings. serious hardware and tool shops normally carry a wall of various bends and stuff for just such situations.
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    Woodrim Steering Wheel

    did you use a standard black leather wheel and chrome it or the fake wood one with polished stainless spokes? I seem to recall some have a square steel ring and others are round steel?
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    Ignition timing scatter

    spark scatter is seldom due to springs or weights. most often it is deteriorating leads and/or plugs. some "restorer"s wipe the grease off the cam which will cause the cam to wear and if their is no oil lower down below the points plate, the bearing in between the top and bottom halves of the...