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    Saw a very nice looking series 2 yesterday passing my house on Waterloo Road it then turned right onto Cardiff Road. It was a light...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Thanks Harvey will check that next fine day we have. Regards Terry H
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Have you tried it, or will it not fit without major alterations of some sort. Regards Terry H
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Just came back from a short run on the M4 both ways from Newport to Magor as we still have Covid restrictions. Total 20 miles at 65-70...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Not sure about checking that one, haven't had the rocker cover off yet. Regards Terry H
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Yep did that with the rotor and there is resistance. I do have a good timing light though it is getting a little grubby now could do...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    I did check to see if the vacuum advance was working with a vacuum pump on the carb end of the pipe with the connection on the carb...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Timing is set correctly at 6 degrees BTDC points set at 0.016in and plugs set 0.025. New jets fitted in the HS8 carbs and airflow is set...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    Valve clearances is one thing I haven't checked so I guess I should do that, I do have a rocker cover gasket ready. Regards Terry H
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    I suppose part of the problem is that with these Covid restrictions on travel a long run is not possible. I have been trying to use this...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    No blue smoke and I've done a emitions test and it's below the MOT limits, rings are not at fault, has to be valves. Regards Terry H
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    I only bought the car in February and very little history apart from the previous owners ramblings in a ledger. None of it makes a lot...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    "both SC and TC, made after the launch of the TC have valve seats hard enough for unleaded, and all TC exhaust valves are...
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    What do you mean by "Just set the valve clearances up right". Regards Terry H
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    Scimitar1976 replied to the thread 2000 Head replacement.
    "They already have hard seats, you don't have to do anything for unleaded gas." I'm a little confused now. Why do we have to put a lead...
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