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Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars Yesterday, 10:53 PM
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Posted By dwomby
I am studiously ignoring the brake fluid lamp. I...

I am studiously ignoring the brake fluid lamp.

I epoxied the resistance coil bar in its correct position in the fuel sender and added some spacers to stop it moving too far away from the slider if...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
I rather fancy one of these devices: ...

I rather fancy one of these devices: https://www.revolutionelectronics.com/Products/Fuel_Pump.html
although I hesitate to add points of complication/potential failure.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
David, I'd be interested to know how you plan to...

David, I'd be interested to know how you plan to fit those MGB headrests. I have opted for an easier install that screws into the back of the seat which I believe is wood. There's a pic here...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-01-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
Thanks, Andrew. Supply chain issues have led me...

Thanks, Andrew. Supply chain issues have led me to obtain a Carter P4070 to install this weekend. If it is too noisy or fails, I have a backup on order. I do plan to mount it on rubber 'bobbins'...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 14-01-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
Sorry to hear that , Kevin, especially as a...

Sorry to hear that , Kevin, especially as a Carter is what I just took delivery of and plan to install this weekend! My first two choices were back ordered so I ordered the Carter P4070 as it's...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 11-01-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By dwomby
Roger, thank you, as always, for your helpful...

Roger, thank you, as always, for your helpful response.

Indeed, this morning I did test the sender with the gauge via the car wiring. It worked! However, despite all my efforts, I cannot get the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-01-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By dwomby
Thanks but I found a problem now I have removed...

Thanks but I found a problem now I have removed the sender. The float is fine - empty. The body of the sender in the tank is coated in aluminium/aluminum oxide but otherwise everything seems clean....
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 10-01-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By dwomby
408 Fuel gauge not working diagnosis - opinions, pls?

My gauge has sat unmoving, pointing at E the last few months (prior to that it tended to bounce between E and F). Today I disconnected the two wires on the fuel sender and attached a variable...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-01-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
I agree reverting to the original mechanical pump...

I agree reverting to the original mechanical pump has advantages but to fit one back in my car now would be a big job and I want it on the road. I'll add it to my list of future...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
True but there are a couple of preventative...

True but there are a couple of preventative systems: you can fit an oil pressure switch that cuts power to the pump if there's no oil pressure; and, you can install an inertia cutoff switch that cuts...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 09-01-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
I have the car on stands at the moment, so I will...

I have the car on stands at the moment, so I will take the opportunity to inspect the full length of the fuel supply pipe. Thanks.

I really hope to get this car back on its tyres by the end of the...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 08-01-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
Thanks for your input and you may well be right,...

Thanks for your input and you may well be right, Roger, but I ordered a replacement pump anyway. The one on there should have been putting out 12PSI and 140 USgph. For what it's worth, my carb...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-01-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
LOL - yes, Nick, it WAS upside down. That's the...

LOL - yes, Nick, it WAS upside down. That's the way it was when I got the car and it was noisy, so I re-installed right-side up it after taking that pic. There is an external pressure regulator -...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 06-01-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
I have ordered a Mallory Comp 70 for the car.....

I have ordered a Mallory Comp 70 for the car.. I'll update after I fit it.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
Good point, John. Thanks. Thanks, David. ...

Good point, John. Thanks.



Thanks, David. FWIW attached is a pic of what was in the boot until I took it apart to set it the right way up! It's a Mallory 140 and supposedly very quiet. Since...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
I am away from the 3-4 months of the year. So...

I am away from the 3-4 months of the year. So this may be an issue but I suppose I can just disconnect the coil HT lead and turn the engine over on the starter to fill the carb float chambers then...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
Ah, yes. I hadn't thought of that. David

Ah, yes. I hadn't thought of that.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 05-01-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 263
Posted By dwomby
Mechanical v Electric fuel pump?

My car was fitted with an electric pump many years ago by a previous owner when the engine was replaced with a 1978 Dodge 360. I need to replace it. It had been VERY noisy and now it's failed. ...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 23-12-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By dwomby
Thank you, Roger. I haven't found any others so...

Thank you, Roger. I haven't found any others so far but haven't finished checking as I am working on a fueling issue at the moment (a noisy electric pump and fuel smell).

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-12-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By dwomby
I hope you are right about #4. I'm going to try...

I hope you are right about #4. I'm going to try it in the new year.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 22-12-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By dwomby
Thanks, Sam. Those do look good. I'll ask him...

Thanks, Sam. Those do look good. I'll ask him about cost to ship here.

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By dwomby
Hmmmm. Thanks. I never thought of that! David

Hmmmm. Thanks. I never thought of that!

David
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 20-12-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By dwomby
Next 408 exhaust question - tips

My car's non-original 360 engine has a Mopar performance cam so it sounds a bit like a muscle car at idle and low speed. It has dual 2.25" exhausts attached to stock cast iron manifolds. It had...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 18-12-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By dwomby
Is this all the 408 Mk I grease points?

I have the car off the ground at the moment ( barely! it's on stands but I can safely crawl under there ). So thought I should check the diff level and do a grease job. The manual doesn't seem to...
Forum: 8 & 10 cyl Bristol cars 16-12-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By dwomby
Hi, Thomas. Please pardon me if I echo Peter's...

Hi, Thomas. Please pardon me if I echo Peter's words of caution. It's your car and you must do it the way you like but my car has a 360 with a performance camshaft. It's ok when up to speed but...
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