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    "A newbie writes..."

    {thread necro} I know how much folks (me included) hate zombie threads, but I hope an exception can be made here because I equally hate it when a query/story has no proper conclusion/ending. Almost one year to the day, I still don't have my car road legal, but I've learned a ton of stuff, with...
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    Washer system mounting

    It's mandatory in EU (European Union) countries to comply with the vehicle safety laws. Where I live (Malta) it's called the VRT (Vehicle Roadworthiness Test) and it's based (like so many things) on the British MoT (Ministry of Transport*) test. No VRT = no issue of license for the vehicle...
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    Washer system mounting

    Guys, I *knew* I could count on this great collection of people to help me out! Budz, that's awesome -- you really went the extra mile on that reply, especially with the assembly diagrams; filled in so many blanks for me! My car came without nozzles at all, so I sourced some OER-made parts from...
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    Which Z28 is this in the photo below? Everything looks correct except for the missing split nose bumper and the SS style headlights.

    Heh, I get that and no disrespect was intended, but from the standpoint of the purchaser, especially if they're unable to check it out in person, armed with the info shared by the exceedingly knowledgable folks here, they may be in a better position to engage the services of a qualified...
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    Which Z28 is this in the photo below? Everything looks correct except for the missing split nose bumper and the SS style headlights.

    Just my $0.02 as I happened across this same car in a Google search I was doing for something on my '71 Mulsanne Blue car (clone-a-like). I came away thinking it was probably not an original '70, but that it was a good effort. No doubt it's nice, but as many others have indicated, I'd get it...
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    Washer system mounting

    Howdy, font of all knowledge! Does anyone have pics of the washer jet mounting on the underside of the hood, please? What fasteners are used? Same goes for the washer bottle; how's it mounted and with what? This is a base model '71. Many thanks in advance.
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    Hinky Sway Bar - '70RS

    Apologies for a possible thread hijack, but does this mean I need to reconsider going with the full RideTech package? If so I'll just stick with the springs/shocks combo from DSE... Rik.
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    A newbie writes... Again -- poor idling, running rich

    Thanks guys for all the tips and advice thus far! Had another brief opportunity to experiment this afternoon and the attached vid link further down shows that, yes, we do have vacuum, now we've got the gauge on the correct port :doh I then disconnected and plugged the vacuum advance and was...
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    A newbie writes... Again -- poor idling, running rich

    Cool, thanks Mark! <snip> Yeah, found the chart on Edelbrock's site -- bought the car as is, so none of the manuals, etc. Also, having trouble finding a calibration/tuning kit this side of the pond save for the highly dubious Chinese knock-offs on Amazon.de :/ Useful video though, thanks...
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    A newbie writes... Again -- poor idling, running rich

    When I stuck the light on it this afternoon it was ~20deg (assuming the primary mark on the balancer is the correct one; there's a secondary mark that someone's painted on about 5degrees behind it; using the latter would make it only 15deg). However, it occurred to me I should disconnect the...
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    A newbie writes... Again -- poor idling, running rich

    Cheers, Mark. It does stall if I wind the idle mixture screws all the way in, but the timing would seem to be a way off. Rik.
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    A newbie writes... Again -- poor idling, running rich

    Hey there again, folks! Been a while, but I've been putting this off for some time whilst attending to stuff I can do, e.g. bits of interior trim, etc. Some of you may recall I bought my '71 back in March and it arrived here in the Med at the beginning of May. It was tricky to start and was...
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    By way of an introduction... My 71

    Hey there folks! Did this kind of bass-ackwards as I already posted in another sub-forum and got some excellent advice from the font-of-all-knowledge, but some prompting there made me think I ought to do this properly :) Firstly, I'm a Brit, but no longer living in the UK. Don't hate me! :D...
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    "A newbie writes..."

    Thanks for the welcome! Yeah, it does seem to have probably an inch and a half of free movement... However, having been away a few days and come back to it with fresh eyes, I actually suspect part of the problem is actually nothing to do with the clutch and that the brakes (drums in back) are...
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    "A newbie writes..."

    I'll find an appropriate section to post in ;) Rik.




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