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by robr1006
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot
Replies: 3
Views: 3774

Re: Blue Smoke at Idle and on Overrun when hot

Hi Jeremy, have you solved this problem yet? If so what was the answer?
by robr1006
Thu May 26, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Restoration of my ERA
Replies: 5
Views: 4337

Re: Restoration of my ERA

I have been thinking about your fuel problem - I am not a mechanic so the following comments should be taken as well meaning NOT expert!! Your problem with flooding could still be caused by the float needle valve - the blow through using your lungs would confirm that the valve is stuck open but if i...
by robr1006
Tue May 24, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Restoration of my ERA
Replies: 5
Views: 4337

Re: Restoration of my ERA

Good luck with the restoration - I look forward to seeing it back on the road, What time scale are you working to?
by robr1006
Wed May 11, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ....and now....
Replies: 9
Views: 8909

Re: ....and now....

Nice job on the floor pans - ouch! Lots of money spent! I have been wondering how you have managed to preserve the grey tweed on your car - given the starship mileage! Or perhaps you have figured out what the grey cloth actually is - I reckon it is probably Jaguar but I don't know which of the tweed...
by robr1006
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front exhaust bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 4531

Re: Front exhaust bracket

I asked Maniflow to supply a new one with the new 2" downpipe I purchased from them - suspecting that it might be a different size but it actually looks like the Minispares part here: http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Exhaust_and_manifold/Mountings/GEX7526.aspx? At the bottom of this Minispa...
by robr1006
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Future Meets
Topic: Pride of Longbridge Show
Replies: 2
Views: 4424

Re: Pride of Longbridge Show

I have been to this show a couple of times and it really is worth a visit. A great variety of cars on display and many of the old Leyland/Rover workers come and share their stories. Last year was dry with Sunshine all day - this year turned out to be rain, Sleet and Snow!! As a result the park was c...
by robr1006
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ....and now....
Replies: 9
Views: 8909

Re: ....and now....

I am sorry to read your poor experiences - but as we all know seems to be the norm these days rather than the exception. I am guessing the problem with your wheel bearing was that they did not tighten them correctly the first time - I doubt that repacking with grease would make the difference - but ...
by robr1006
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: eBay lookout etc
Topic: ERA Rear Boot badge NOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2504

Re: ERA Rear Boot badge NOS

I bought one of these - it is a nice item but IT IS NOT original or the right size - so be very careful!
by robr1006
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ....and now....
Replies: 9
Views: 8909

Re: ....and now....

I know you have owned yours since new and as such will have a fair idea who has worked on your car. Most of us will have bought cars that are at least 15 years old and perhaps have been worked on by a number of garages some with mechanics too young to know how a Mini should be jacked up. A couple of...
by robr1006
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Saturn 5 ? No engine 5 as I approach the moon
Replies: 22
Views: 15553

Re: Saturn 5 ? No engine 5 as I approach the moon

I knew we would get you into the clean engine bay club eventually! Not sure about the anti-run on valve since the purpose is only to vent the manifold on switch off to prevent running on - that is why the bolt does such a good job because it is blocked permanently! I notice there are two holes where...