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  1. #341
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadas View Post
    there is a bit of fiddling reassembling the wings as there is a lot of wracking that can occur
    This gives either the sad face when viewed from the front with sagging sides or happy face with pushed up sides.
    I think the key is keep top of wing and side at ninety degrees before tightening the bolts
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    Cheers, just done that bit, wasnít too bad but to be fair in all of the welding and shrinking I had been test fitting the panels a fair bit.

    Hopefully all will be sorted today

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    Rebuilding Sid

    Wings on

    Donít think I could get him much straighter



    Well that was the success, but Iím now having engine trouble. Looking for some suggestions.

    He was running beautifully, but I could see a leak from the main jet, but a big leak around the manifold join, fuel would leak out under acceleration.

    So took the carb out last night, replaced washer on main jet and flattened base and packer, put it all back together but now he will only run on half choke.

    Iíve checked for leaks, nothing, recleaned jets but he just dies on idle.

    Bit stumped!

  4. #344
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    It may be sucking air in somewhere?
    If you can get it to idle and spray starter fluid around the intake manifold/carby area. If itís sucking air the revs will increase when youíre near the leak...
    Marcus

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    Thanks, done that so I know itís leak free, hence the confusion.

    Iím thinking, not checked yet, but I now reckon the float might be stuck down (or the valve)

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    Well if it doesnít run, at least itís looking bloody good!
    Marcus

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy View Post
    Well if it doesnít run, at least itís looking bloody good!
    Thank you!

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    Well I found the problem... Me!!!

    It suddenly hit me that I did something else to the carb last night.... I changed the body gasket.

    It seems the holes in the gasket do have to line up with the ones in the carburettor

    Iíve had a great day.... just been to buy some magnetic fender covers to protect the wings.... got half way home before I remembered.

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    mmm , screw 'em down.

    or glue 'em down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy View Post
    It may be sucking air in somewhere?
    If you can get it to idle and spray starter fluid around the intake manifold/carby area. If itís sucking air the revs will increase when youíre near the leak...
    If you just use a spray bottle of water you will get same result & no chance of a fire.

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