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  • #305339

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Now that’s pretty dang cool! Where’s the tea kettle?

    #305340

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I’ve a tea kettle on a shelf in my basement room. Slightly used.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305341

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    Hmm — I forgot about my 12 volt tea kettle —

    I need to go find it, the English Bone China cups & saucers, sugar tweezers and drive-in tray so I can put them in the back of Manypenny  for my next drive around the block!!

    Happy Jack

    #305342

    royal
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    @royal

    Jack,  “Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!”

    #305344

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    Ok Roy, I will simplify — I’ll get rid of the sugar cubes and the sugar cube tweezers and change the label “Diorama” to something more descriptive  like “Scene depicting  a happy British Motoring Couple having their CUPPA while parked at that special overlook on the Welsh Coast” or maybe even “Time for Tea” or simply leave the scene unnamed and let the observer come up with their own mental description.  (i.e. Wobby saying “WOW, an  ugly, tasteless, tacky tea pot.”)

    “Happy that Ed reminded me of the tea kettle” Jack

    #305349

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Now you’re having fun.

    Tea is apparently indispensable to any British car build process, as we have all learned from watching the Project Binky videos. (You HAVE binge-watched them all, haven’t you?)

    #305351

    royal
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    @royal

    Since and while we’re having so much fun, Jack, they’re not tweezers.  They are tongs.

    #305356

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    OK Roy, so it’s tongs and not tweezers & it’s knackered and not messed up & it’s sorted out and not worked out…

    …and it’s a bonnet and not a hood & it’s packing and not gaskets/”thin rubber thingies.”  I’m starting to get it.

    I guess that means Ed needs to  add some German vocabulary to his daily chats about his fine new Porsche Spyder kit and some Japanese engine verbiage to talk to his German/Japanese/English “Bridget” (er doesn’t the fact that she is named Bridget (ala Bardot) require a little French to be thrown into the mix was well?)

    Well enough fun.  Today is seat back, carpet, door checks and door panel day…

    What Fun!!

    Happy Jack

    #305486

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    To all of you FORD TDr owners out there — (especially our expert in residence — Billnparts — )

    I’m having starting issues with ManyPenny — it starts but only in certain positions of the crankshaft (I think)

     

    Here’s the rest of the story:  When I pull the start knob, the engine may turn over a bit and then come to a halt.  When I release the start knob and try again, it may go a bit further and then stop again — or it may start right up on the 2nd (or 3rd) try.

    Compression ration on the engine is 200 – 200 – 200 – 210.

    Worn, weak starter?  Starter solenoid?  — BTW, the car has a brand new fully charged battery installed.

    Bill, I know you “upsized” your 2.3 L Ford engine — did you have any starting issues?  Do they make a high torque starter for that motor? Did you need one??

    Help/Suggestions please……I am about to try the starter solenoid first (< $20) and then an OEM grade starter (not so cheap).

    Y’all have a great happy and healthy Labor Day!!

    (That’s kinda how we ancient,  pseudo-Southern Yankee transplants talk in New Bern North Carolina when we are not knackered or sorting out things under the bonnet of our Little British Sports Cars on beautiful sunny warm holidays!!  )

     

    #305487

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Jack, you lost me when you “pulled the start knob”. How do you have this thing set up?

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #305490

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    Sorry —

    I have a pull switch instead of the “start” position on the ignition key switch — (too much time around Ed — I had to make it act like a “real” TD or like my Bugeye — just a mechanical 2 contact pull switch that applies 12v to the starter solenoid ….

    My key has just 2 positions on/off for the ignition — overkill?  — yea but…what the hell….I had to knacker it up a bit…….

    #305495

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    Here’s a link to you tube — this is what it sounds like trying to start….sorry about the shaky video but the phone was up against the windshield while I leaned into the car to start it…..

    https://youtu.be/krvN9eH3pr0

    #305496

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    Sorry — broken link — try this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=krvN9eH3pr0

     

    By the way, Roy suggested that the problem may be that the ignition is to far advanced.  He said to 1st pull the center distributor wire going to the coil and try to turn over the engine.  If the hesitation goes away, it is probably timing set too far advanced.  If it still hesitates … ???

    I’ll post the results tomorrow.

    Thanks,

    Happy Jack

     

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  happyjack.
    #305498

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Interesting problem and my money is on a voltage drop at the starter or solenoid switch. Bad ground or some hidden trouble in one of the big red wires.

    Bridget’s been doing something similar: starts up every time in the garage, but if I park her of 20 minutes or a half hour she no turn over. An hour an a half it’s like in the garage: easy go.

    I doubt the ignition timing is the trouble, but at least that’s a real easy fix if so.

     

    Good luck.

    #305501

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Hard to tell from the video, but the timing is easy to play with. Play with that, then start looking at wiring.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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