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Problems problems
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:46:56 »
Hi All,
   I'm having a couple of problems and don't know if anyone has seen/ had similar:
1) Now the engine, rad etc are all back in and connected: she won't start. I have fuel in the float chamber & jet, sparks from the plugs, a new battery and it won't go. I've fiddled with the timing but can't see any issues with it...any ideas?

2) With the gearstick in neutral, the rear shaft still turns when i hit the starter (the propshafts are off): that's not normal surely? I thought the oil might be dragging it round but no- i can't hold the handbrake drum still when the engine turns on the starter- anyone seen these sort of problems before?

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Alan

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Re: Problems problems
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 13:11:37 »
Do the static timing from scratch. Ensure that its no.1 piston coming up to TDC on its compression stroke. Your timing might be 180 deg out.
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Re: Problems problems
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 14:02:37 »
Cheers Saffy- i thought i'd sussed the timing but will take another look.

Your landy#s looking very good- what wheels did you go for in the end?

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Re: Problems problems
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 16:26:49 »
S1 is on standard Landrover steel rims, I think they are LWB Series rims. 7.50x16 tyres with inner tubes. Probably the nicest looking combo I have had on the s1 so far.

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Re: Problems problems
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 17:45:28 »
Thanks saffy.

The timing's getting there now, i get it to fire BUT only if i drip fuel directly down the throat of the carb- it wont fire any other way and of course only runs for a couple of seconds like that.

I've tried choke/ throttle combinations, cleaned all the jets, tried topping up the float chamber directly in case the fule pumps foxxed, all to no avail. According to Mr Haynes in order to find out why it won't run I need to run it at idle for 15 minutes...which is a lot of help!

Can anyone help? It's a solex carb...

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Some success!
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 18:20:12 »
Scratch that! Some success!! It now runs from the float chamber, I cleaned out the emulsion tube and that appears to have helped.....fuel pump woes next on the list, so it will run for longer than 10 seconds :)

Incidentally, I'm doing all this with the dash out, so no ingnition switch/ key...so as the engine ran away and filled my garage with fumes (some of it from the front box join- another thing onto the list of jobs) i was left wondering how to turn the thing off...

A great sound though- proper strong raspberry :)

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Re: Problems problems
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 23:02:37 »
sounds promising, glad your getting there.
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Re: Problems problems
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 13:16:48 »
Engine running reasonably reliably now- thanks for all the advice everyone.

Clutch is now working too, so brakes are next and so the brakes are next, all it needs then is the prop bolted in and Big Yellow will turn a wheel under her own power for the first time in at least ten years!