Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:31 am

a little update, bigger one coming later:

Went out for a drive yesterday and things were going great until the engine started feeling sluggish, like it wanted to stall, so pulled over to see what's going on. Eventually realised I had a coolant leak and realised and I was dangerously low on vital fluids (car not me). So I phoned the wife (read several phone calls involving "I can't see it - oh here it is right in f'ing front of me!" but mustn't complain as she was/is the cavalry). On a side note every person that pasted me and owned a 7 type car stopped and offered help, everything from getting me water to them having a trailer, really good to see and welcomed.

Anyhow limped home and this morning set about to investigate and found a crank in one of the top hoses:


Bugger, I don't have any spare curved hose like this or even know where to get an exact replacement, but then I realised that there was a length of ali joiner and I've got a tig welder. After cutting up a few bits of cardboard to get my head around what I needed to do I ended up with this. Well cuffed! Although I've yet to get the t=car up to temp yet so....
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:10 pm

Log from Saturday and changes on the fuel table. Gotta say there's lots of power, I didn't really get to stretch it's legs so there's no updates to +4200 RPM cells. Also I fitted a breather tank with some mesh in but still getting a lot of smoke at idle and low RPMs.

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:20 pm

And the smoke:
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby Tony T » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:24 am

ChrisL wrote:And the smoke:
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Is it smoke or oil vapour if it's vapour your catch tank isn't big enough the oil isn't condensing properly

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:18 pm

Yes it's oil vapour. Struggling with space now so was going to run a tube inside the catch tank through a sponge or run it to the bottom of the tank so it gets submerged but not sure is this is a sensible approach...
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby Tony T » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:29 pm

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ChrisL wrote:And the smoke:
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The red one is now the ally one worked well couldn't get the filters its been modified to many times

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:35 am

Thanks for the pic's Tony. I'm following your lead, spent last night drilling, tapping an in catch tank connector.

Have you got the crank case going to the catch tank as well and the cam?
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby Tony T » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:11 pm

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ChrisL wrote:Thanks for the pic's Tony. I'm following your lead, spent last night drilling, tapping an in catch tank connector.

Have you got the crank case going to the catch tank as well and the cam?

No not yet I've got two ways to go not show. one way is a pipe in to an air cleaner or as you say in to the sump.at the moment I've got 2 Pipes one big one from the back of the cam cover Wich I fitted and small pipe at the front original and some mod's in the cam cover. I'm thinking in to the air cleaner because it's easy you can see both pipe just in this pic


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