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hillman minx series lllb pulling problems
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1stpop



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: hillman minx series lllb pulling problems Reply with quote

Finally after loads of jobs I've got my series lllb running and on the road.
New: fuel pipes, fuel pump, carb recond, new plugs, leads, electronic ignition, new dynamator and battery + new wiring.
So...... why when I'm driving does it feel as though it isn't pulling very well? Engine sounds great and always starts and runs well (no blue smoke) but it feels as though the cars running behind the engine as though the the car body is being pulled on elastic?

Any suggestions before I finally give up!!!!
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a slipping clutch.

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1stpop



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats what I was thinking
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it worse in top gear?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
If your not sure about clutch slip, does it still have any adjustment left?
Make sure there is the requisite amount of free play, if you do it early enough you might avoid too much wear/glazing of the centre plate.
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1stpop



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its when its in top gear thats its obvious. Runs great through lower gears.
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ukdave2002



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1stpop wrote:
Its when its in top gear thats its obvious. Runs great through lower gears.


Looks as if it just needs either a clutch adjustment, or at worse a clutch..

Dave
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turns out its the distributor thats had it - a real mess when I looked into it and the electronic ignition up-date I used was a bad fit as well!!! Bk to the original set -up when I can source a new unit
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