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    series 1 front bagde mounting

    Makes sense that the tabs are on the outside and are used to align the two halves of the grill. I'll try again
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    series 1 front bagde mounting

    So the bottom set of tanges are suppose to be on the inside of the grill ?
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    series 1 front bagde mounting

    My front badge has always been a bit loose on the grill. Took a look at an original old TC body the other day and it had the badge mounted as per the attached photo. Mine does not seem to want to fit like that. How should the mount?
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    Fitting an in line fuel filter

    Thanks forthe feedback all. I have found a supplier of Fuel compatible nylon hose here in Aus. They supply fittings as well so it looks like I'm in business. Found this reference useful however I'm not sure if it goes down far enough Fitting Size Chart - Aeroflow Performance
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    Fitting an in line fuel filter

    Thinking about installing an in line fuel filter between the reserve tap and the mechanical fuel pump on my SC. Was wondering if anyone knows the male thread on the reserve tap? I'm planning to put a barb on it
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    Strip Speedo failure, where to start?

    I recently noticed a 'whering/spinning' noise that seemed to be coming from behind the dash at low speed /when changing from D2 to N (Series 1 SC Auto) and now, the strip speedo has now stopped working. Am I just best off checking both angle drives and the cable or should I go straight for the...
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    SC Exhaust note

    Hi all, I've finally got down to where the tinkling noise on acceleration was priority. Although it looked fine from the outside, I changed the resonator and its made a huge change to the driving experience. Not only has the tinkling gone but the car is wisper quiete at speed (except for the...
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    Head gaskets where to buy etc

    I've found Mark Gray (MGBD Parts), Wins or Wadhams all know what they are doing and give sound advice. Make sure you specify your engine number as there are two different gaskets (depending on age). How's your passenger side, side plate? If its corroded it might be a good time to consider...
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    Replacing Plastic Fuel Lines with Rubber

    Yesterday's drive was disrupted by fuel issues. TWith over 1/2 tank of fuel the level in the bowl on my mechanical pump was barely covering the screen and dropping low causing the car to splutter and cut out a few times. Would restart straight away but do it a few minutes later. Also seemed...
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    Ignition timing scatter

    I currently have the distributor for my SC Auto away getting checked out and regraphed. It has an accuspark electronic ignition that I installed a little while back that tey say is working fine. Although I have got it back yet (next week) they indicated that the main problems were (in order)...
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    Valve Clearance Criticality

    I guess taking one of the middle bolts out to measure and then reinstalling it (slightly under tensioned) is low risk, in terms of damaging the head and/or gasket
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    Valve Clearance Criticality

    Thanks for all the advice. Does anyone have an old head stud they could measure up (or know the shaft diameter off hand) so I can make up a set of spacers?
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    Valve Clearance Criticality

    Also looks like I'll need to work out how to set the cam timing!!
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    Valve Clearance Criticality

    Thanks Harvey, I think I will do them myself to ensure they are done correctly. I will lean on the shop to make up the spacers and sort out the shims but will do all the work myself. Do you know what the diameter of the head stud is. If I can find this out I can measure the required length/s...
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    Valve Clearance Criticality

    Thanks Demetris, so that would be 0.009" intake and 0.014" exhaust. The manual suggests you can take one cap off at a time and use spacers to keep the head in place. Does this tend to work if done carefully?
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    Valve Clearance Criticality

    My SC Auto has been off the road for 2 years. The engine has been professionally rebuilt by a shop that specialises in older equipment. I've probabably done 2 - 3 hundred miles since she's been back on the road & I've been chasing a problem with rough idle and poor bottom end performance. Not...
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    What Thermostat to run in an SC

    Took the rover to work today and dropped in at a radiator shop on my way home. They kindly ran the thermography gun across the engine and top tank. Showed measurments between 78 and 81 degrees C. Looks like my guage is reading low.
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    What Thermostat to run in an SC

    Thanks j_r. My car is an SC Auto (early radiator with an external oil cooler). Will try a 160 degree unit and see how I go.
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    What Thermostat to run in an SC

    My recently rebuilt SC seems to run very cool (well in the blue). 1. What thermostat did they originally come out in (Australia if that makes a difference), & 2. Would running cool impact the idle?
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    Valve timing fine adjustment

    Checked valve timing as per this thread (made sense of the instructions in the manual). It was spot on. Have noticed pooling of fuel in the carby body when I remove the air cleaner. Will now check the float setting.
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    Valve timing fine adjustment

    Great thread. I've been chasing wwhat I thought might be a vacuum leak in my rebuilt SC Auto as I'm unable to seem to get it to idle smoothly (especially in gear). A few other things, no bottom end power but pulls nicely above 20 MPH. Also has a tinny noise when accelerating. The team that...
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    Oil Pipe Crush Washers

    Was able to purchase 4 copper crush washers from a brake and clutch centre for $3 (whats that about 1 pound 50). They are still common fit on trucks. Alls well.
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    SC Exhaust note

    Hi Team, Thanks for the suggestions, Not stainless, its an ageing mild steal system. I have previously checked the inlet manifold.
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    SC Exhaust note

    My Ser 1 SC has the two muffler arrangement. I replaced the rear muffler and tail pipe when I first got the car. Now I've rebuild the engine it still sounds very 'tinny' when accelerating. No manifold leaks or loose damaged heat sheild. I'm confident its the front half of the exhaust system...
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