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by kanga
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine cuts out some of the time at 5200rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Engine cuts out some of the time at 5200rpm

Thanks, I will check. Everything is earthed, no oil in plug wells.
by kanga
Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine cuts out some of the time at 5200rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Engine cuts out some of the time at 5200rpm

Yesterday when it hit 5200 and cut out there was a loud bang in the exhaust so I am figuring the backfire is ignition. The car runs like a gem until 5200rpm and maybe only 1 out of 3 times cuts out and missfires at 5200rpm. I haven't checked the fuel pressure - any suggestions on what sort of gear I...
by kanga
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine cuts out some of the time at 5200rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Engine cuts out some of the time at 5200rpm

My 1983GTV 6 engine revs out with ease but occasionally cuts out at 5200rpm, as if the rev limiter has been hit, I have replaced, leads, coil, rotor button, distribotor cap, plugs, and checked everything, could it be the ignition module? any ideas appreciated.
by kanga
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: Steering Column
Replies: 22
Views: 8508

Re: Steering Column

Get A 3 arm hub puller. take the horn cover off and put some padding around the steering wheel sections (all 3) and clamp onto the steering wheel and turn the shaft with a socket wrench, it will come off. Make sure the puller is long enough to reach the bolt so the 3 arms of the puller can be fitted.
by kanga
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: Ansa non resonated centre
Replies: 9
Views: 5618

Re: Ansa non resonated centre

The Ansa straight through arrived, they don't fit the non cat spec cars , the pipes are too short. I managed to get it connected but the sound was dreadful, it sounded like an old Bedford truck without an exhaust.
Perhaps with the catalytic cars it sounds great but not with the non cat cars.
by kanga
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Cast iron front calipers?
Replies: 33
Views: 14341

Re: Cast iron front calipers?

I am in Australia and have had parts sent(rear calipers and front and rear pads) from Andy at Performatek, in the USA. He is great to deal with AND THE FREIGHT WAS CHEAP.I would try him for all your braking needs.
by kanga
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: supersprint (made in Italy)
Replies: 7
Views: 5487

Re: supersprint (made in Italy)

No heat shield now as it would need modification, but the headers are further away from the solenoid than the stock headers.
3ltr? You would need to compare their stock headers with the 2.5 stock headers I think the 3ltr and 2.5 may be the same, but not 100% sure.,
No prob at all with motor mounts
by kanga
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: Ansa non resonated centre
Replies: 9
Views: 5618

Re: Ansa non resonated centre

I must be deaf, I have tried to appreciate the intake noise but I can barely hear it, the exhaust noise is another matter, beautiful, my centre pipes are on the way, if they are too noisy I will put the centre resonator back on.
by kanga
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: supersprint (made in Italy)
Replies: 7
Views: 5487

Re: supersprint (made in Italy)

I put a set on my car, they fit perfectly and don't hang down as much as the stock ones. Best of all is the performance increase.The hardest part was connecting them to the downpipes which I think you will need as well.
by kanga
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Exhaust System
Topic: Ansa non resonated centre
Replies: 9
Views: 5618

Ansa non resonated centre

Has anybody tried the straight through Ansa centre section pipes without a resonator in it, I am trying to get hold of one. Is it boomy and droney?
by kanga
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: New gear shift gaiter
Replies: 4
Views: 3959

Re: New gear shift gaiter

I have just purchased a leather gear shift boot and handbrake gaiter from Highwood Alfa the UK, 15 pounds each. Chris is really helpful and you get a near instant response.Postage is really cheap too. They fit perfectly and look great.
by kanga
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Marathon brake overhaul completed
Replies: 8
Views: 5353

Re: Marathon brake overhaul completed

Finally, after a total of 6 litres of brake fluid I now have excellent brakes.I also purchased a new rear brake regulator as well just in case the old one was faulty.
The Porterfield brake pads I purchased from Performatek are fantastic, I highly recommend them. Thanks to all who offered advice.
by kanga
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Marathon brake overhaul completed
Replies: 8
Views: 5353

Re: Marathon brake overhaul completed

Hi Bruce, the brake nipples are new as I put on reconditioned rear calipers but I will check to be sure they are not blocked.
by kanga
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Braking
Topic: Marathon brake overhaul completed
Replies: 8
Views: 5353

Re: Marathon brake overhaul completed

Well after a total of 3 litre's of fluid and the purchase of a vacum bleeder that won't work due to the air leaking through the threads of the brake nipples I am not much better off. The fluid flows really well from the front calipers and I can get a complete stroke when i push the fluid through, th...
by kanga
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Braking
Topic: Marathon brake overhaul completed
Replies: 8
Views: 5353

Re: Marathon brake overhaul completed

I have purchased more brake fluid and hope to get more air out. \ I didn't realise that the flex was a feature of the braking system, there is at least nearly 20% free play before it becomes hard, it is as if there is a lot of slack in the system. I will bleed again tomorrow and see if I can improve...